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Airbnb raises a $555m to grow globally

Home sharing giant Airbnb just raised $555 million and is seeking even more in a funding round that values the company at $30 billion, a source close to the company told AFP.


Sitting too long could be responsible for 4% global deaths

After an increasing amount of research has already outlined the negative effects of sitting for long periods of time, a new study has now found that long periods of inactivity are to blame for nearly 4 percent of all deaths worldwide.


New museum highlights African-American experience

What does it mean to be black in America? Exploring that charged question is a core mandate of Washington's newest museum, a bronze-clad building tasked with both recording a painful history and celebrating a rich heritage.


Report envisions self-driving adoption over decades

Self-driving cars have featured prominently in this week's news as the US government has officially laid down its first guidelines regarding autonomous car testing and development -- something that will be seen as a turning point in automotive history in years to come.


Chinese outrage over 'ugly' restoration of Great Wall

Chinese social media users were in an uproar Friday over restoration of a 700-year-old section of the Great Wall that has been covered in concrete, turning it into a smooth, flat-topped path.


New international study reveals which country's children are the fittest

New international research has shown just how fit our kids are across the world, and for some countries the news is not good.


Out with hunks: fashion breaks codes for male models

Muscular, classically chiseled male models are a dying breed as men are ever more chosen for thinness, even androgyny, in a fashion world playing with the notion of gender.


In Tibet, religious freedom with Chinese characteristics

The sun has yet to rise over Lhasa, but dozens of colourfully dressed pilgrims are already gathered and reciting prayers at the entrance to Jokhang, the most sacred temple in Tibetan Buddhism.


Developers zero-in on Bangkok's historic Chinatown

For nearly a century Thanuan has watched history sweep through the bustling maze of alleyways that make up Bangkok's Chinatown, one of the city's few districts yet to be devoured by malls and high-rise condos.


Harvest

Workers picking grapes at a vineyard in Hautvillers in northeastern France.


 

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