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'Inventive' early Neanderthals built complex structures: study

'Inventive' early Neanderthals built complex structures: study

Long thought of as thick-skulled brutes, Neanderthals were already building complex underground structures by firelight, possibly for rituals, 176,500 years ago, said a study Wednesday that adds to a new, smarter image of our extinct cousins.

Rare Shakespeare first edition sold for nearly £2 million

Rare Shakespeare first edition sold for nearly £2 million

A rare first edition of British playwright William Shakespeare's works from 1623 sold for £1.87 million (2.46 million euros, $2.75 million) at Christie's on Wednesday, the auction house said.

Fashion & Beauty Habits to follow

Fashion & Beauty Habits to follow

Aristotle once said, “Good habits formed in youth make all the difference.” Here are some good habits I follow that make all the difference in my beauty and fashion game.

In Turkey, History comes to life

In Turkey, History comes to life

“Shabaab, shabaab, shabaab”, shouts a vendor selling roasted chestnuts. “Tafadalu, tafadalu, tafadalu”, he continues. A tourist and taxi driver haggle over the price: “Ashura, khamsatash”. 

Twitter relaxes 140-character limit for tweets

Twitter relaxes 140-character limit for tweets

Twitter said Tuesday it was easing its 140-character limit for tweets, allowing users to add links, attachments and some other features within the short messages.

Google ads take aim at people on the move

Google ads take aim at people on the move

Google on Tuesday unveiled redesigned ad products aimed at catching eyes on mobile devices and enticing people with nearby offerings at just the right moments.

No work, no trade on empty Silk Road in northern Afghanistan

No work, no trade on empty Silk Road in northern Afghanistan

Some days there is no train at all crossing the bridge to Uzbekistan, yawns a customs officer in Hairatan, formerly a teeming Silk Road border town whose decline is a barometer of economic depression in Afghanistan's north.

Oil riches help keep alive bedouin poetry

Oil riches help keep alive bedouin poetry

The Middle East's poetry equivalent of "Pop Idol" is helping to keep alive an age-old tradition using bedouin dialect, which is barely understood outside the Arabian Gulf.