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(CNN) — It looks like something straight out of a James Bond movie, but this concept might just signal that the future of superyachts is sub-aquatic. Dreamed up by Italian-based naval architect Elena Nappi, the hybrid vessel can travel on both the surface of the sea and underwater. Known as the “Carapace,” it submerges to
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(CNN) — Twelve-year-old Mohammad is the first to spot the tracks. Jumping from the SUV driven by his father, Ali, he races a few yards over the desert sands and follows them toward a small, scrubby bush. “Rabbit,” he says with a grin, pointing to the animal camouflaged against the grayish-yellow sand. And then with
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Copenhagen (CNN) — In Copenhagen, traffic is usually caused by the two-wheel variety of transportation: the bicycle. Ever since bicycles were imported into Denmark from France in 1869, they have become the main form of transportation in the Scandinavian city. In the 1920s, it wasn’t unusual to see both the working class as well as
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Jingdezhen, Jiangxi Province (CNN) — More than 200 years ago, porcelain — or “white gold” — was one of the world’s most coveted products. Kilns burned day and night in Jingdezhen, a city in Jiangxi province of southeastern China, to feed insatiable demand from around the globe. Today, though demand has long since faded, artisans
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(CNN) — The scene: A random airport on a random day. It’s the end of a long flight as the Boeing 777 approaches the airport, a destination known for strong crosswinds on blustery days like this. Reaching for the runway, the huge plane flares, floats a little, then touches down with a wiggle. But instead
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(CNN) — Step inside the New York Café, and you may find yourself wondering if you’ve accidentally entered the Hungarian equivalent to the Sistine Chapel. Built in Italian Renaissance-style, with sparkling chandeliers dangling from high ceilings and walls adorned by spectacular frescoes, it’s one of the oldest cafes in the city, dating back 125 years.
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(CNN) — There are a number of destinations around the world famed for the longevity of their residents. In Japan, Okinawa’s sprightly centenarians have earned it the nickname “Land of the Immortals.” Campodimele, Italy’s “Village of Eternity,” is testament to the Mediterranean diet. In the sunny Californian town of Loma Linda, a community of Seventh-Day
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The move is part of a series of measures to loosen strict social rules as part of a drive to modernize the ultra-conservative, oil-rich kingdom. Before Sunday’s announcement by the ministry of municipalities and rural affairs, it was mandatory for restaurants and other dining establishments to have segregated entrances for women and families, and for
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But more brazen guests are managing to steal bulkier items — including mattresses, coffee machines and even a stuffed animal, hotel and spa reviewer Wellness Heaven found in a survey of 1,157 four- and five-star hoteliers. An astonishing 49 hotels reported that mattresses had been stolen from their premises since January 2018, CEO of Wellness
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Fukushima (CNN) — It’s a brisk autumn morning, and the Mishima overlook in Fukushima prefecture is crowded with photographers, mostly from Taiwan, eager to capture the scenic Tadami Line railway as it crosses the arched Dai-ichi Tadamigawa Bridge. Among them is local photographer Ken Hoshi, who has photographed the region more than anyone else and
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Suburban New Jersey, thanks to North America’s first indoor ski and snowboard park. The winter sports center, Big Snow American Dream, opened its doors on Thursday to four Olympic gold medalists and a skier dressed as Santa Claus. The park claims to create “real snow” by dripping water from the ceiling and freezing it “through
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(CNN) — In response to urging by a civil rights advocacy group, Pinterest and The Knot Worldwide, which owns prominent wedding platforms WeddingWire and the Knot, recently announced they were changing the way they feature wedding venues that romanticize former slave plantations. Within days of the news, two other major wedding sites, Zola and Brides.com,
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