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For Hong Kong youngsters, protests bring taste of freedom

A month on the streets has given young Hong Kong democracy protesters a taste of life outside the city's cramped shoebox apartments -- and away from the prying eyes of overprotective parents.


Gourmets get taste for 'raw' chocolate

"Want to taste? Come on! It's a bit like the sushi of chocolate," calls out raw chocolate maker Frederic Marr, beckoning the curious to his stall at Paris's annual chocolate extravaganza, the Salon du Chocolat.


'Empire of the dead': Paris' Catacombs still entice visitors

A place of fear, legend, inspiration and exploration, Paris's skull and bone-lined Catacombs still draw thousands of visitors each year, many of whom queue for hours to explore the ghoulish burial site.


At Halloween, pumpkin spice is everything nice

Trick or treat! While youngsters dress up as ghosts and goblins and go door to door for Halloween, grown-ups across the United States are indulging in all things pumpkin spice.


'Little Berlin' village remembers how its own Wall fell

Germany, 1989: Snow falls as an excited crowd breaks through the Wall and people tearfully embrace loved ones after decades of living apart.


Funeral museum rises again in death-fixated Vienna

Just in time for Halloween on Friday and a weekend devoted to the dead, Vienna's unashamedly morbid Funeral Museum is now closer to the action: the Austrian capital's huge Central Cemetery.


Burning passion: Chinese rich pay sky-high meteorite prices

One small cheque to a businessman, one giant leap for a meteorite: after journeys of millions of kilometres, rocks formed from the primordial soup of the solar system have landed on the walls of a Chinese showroom.


Hello Kitty at 40, giving adults a 'licence to play'

As a Japanese schoolgirl in the 1970s, Kazumi Kaminaga had never seen something as cute as Hello Kitty when she first laid eyes on the moon-faced, mouthless character in a shop.


Life returns to London's iconic Battersea Power Station

After 30 years of languishing by the River Thames and countless attempts to revive it, London's iconic Battersea Power Station is finally coming to life as part of one of the biggest regeneration projects in the world.


Prudent financial management from young

Many parents remain indifferent to the fact that their children have to learn to manage their money wisely from young as they feel their children are too young to know the value of money.