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In ancient throne ritual, Japanese emperor vows to fulfill duty  19h28 22 octobre
Japanese Emperor Naruhito formally proclaimed his ascendancy to the throne on Tuesday in a centuries-old ceremony attended by dignitaries from more than 180 countries, pledging to fulfill his duty as...
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German WW2 U-boat base in France reboots as data center  17h05 22 octobre
The thick concrete walls of a long-abandoned World War Two German submarine base in Marseille, southern France, are set to find a new purpose: keeping banks of computer servers safe and cool.
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Unbearable pain’ cuts short Philippine leader’s Japan tri  08h22 22 octobre
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte was forced to cut short his attendance of the enthronement of Japan’s emperor on Tuesday, due to what his office said was unbearable pain in his lower back...
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Australia’s Chris the sheep, the world’s woolliest, dies  07h20 22 octobre
An Australian sheep who made headlines in 2015 for the record-breaking weight of his fleece has died, according to the carers of the Merino named Chris.
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Some Japanese welcome emperor’s proclamation, others shrug  05h29 22 octobre
Japanese Emperor Naruhito, 59, the nation’s first monarch born after World War Two, officially proclaimed his enthronement to the world on Tuesday in a centuries-old ceremony attended by hundreds of...
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Japanese Emperor Naruhito pledges to fulfill duty at enthronement ceremony  04h34 22 octobre
Japanese Emperor Naruhito pledged to fulfill his duty as a symbol of the state as he officially announced his enthronement on Tuesday in a centuries-old ceremony attended by heads of state and other...
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One-wheeled juggling: Lagos children learn new skills at unicycle academy  17h01 21 octobre
In a driveway of a suburban Lagos house, 14-year-old Kehinde Oguntokun juggles colorful circus clubs as he swings around on a unicycle.
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Sculptor transforms Rome’s dead trees into art  12h18 21 octobre
Andrea Gandini, a 22-year-old Roman sculptor, is making a growing name for himself by turning the Eternal City’s dead tree stumps into much-admired pieces of art.
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Egypt unveils biggest ancient coffin find in over a century  20h56 19 octobre
Egypt on Saturday unveiled the details of 30 ancient wooden coffins with mummies inside discovered in the southern city of Luxor in the biggest find of its kind in more than a century.
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Bye Bye, Bei Bei: National Zoo panda leaves for China next month  19h24 18 octobre
Washington’s National Zoo will soon have an empty-nester exhibit on display when Bei Bei, the 4-year-old male offspring of the zoo’s giant panda couple, sets out for China next month to help breed...
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Hundreds of dignitaries to attend as Japan’s emperor declares enthronement  10h45 18 octobre
Japanese Emperor Naruhito is set to proclaim his enthronement next week in a centuries-old ceremony attended by some 2,000 people, including heads of state and other dignitaries from more than 170...
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Hungarian village’s last bell ringer toils on as youth flee to cities  14h53 17 octobre
Ilona Petras’ family has been in charge of ringing the bells of the 600-year-old Catholic church in the small village of Tereny in the northeast of Hungary for over a hundred years.
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Kimono runway show lights up Tokyo fashion week  07h00 15 octobre
Rock met kimonos as Tokyo kicked off its fashion week with a dazzling runway show that put a modern twist on the traditional Japanese garment.
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Thailand unveils puppies with royal pedigree  12h48 14 octobre
Thailand has unveiled eight puppies related to the pet dog of late King Bhumibol Adulyadej, as the country observed the third anniversary of the monarch’s death.
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Afghan museum restores Buddhist history, one broken piece at a time  09h56 14 octobre
Restoring Afghanistan’s Buddhist artifacts that were destroyed by the Taliban 18 years ago is like working on a 1,500-year-old jigsaw puzzle, say conservators working on the latest restoration...