Beset by visions, artist Yayoi Kusama has no intention of slowing down

TOKYO, Sept 26 — Japanese avant-garde artist Yayoi Kusama, whose work commands some of the highest prices of any living female artist, said on Tuesday that at age 88, she still fills her days...

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China’s ‘office chef’ a hit with online foodies (VIDEO)

HONG KONG, Sept 26 — China’s latest online star uses everyday office equipment to cook pancakes, hot pot and even flame-grilled fish at her desk. The 23-year-old, who goes by the name of...

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Boris Charmatz, the man who wants to make you dance

PARIS, Sept 26 — Boris Charmatz is out to make the world dance.  Only weeks after getting 20,000 people to dance over 10 hours on the tarmac of Berlin’s old Tempelhof airport, the French...

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Mexico teaches quake volunteers not to make things worse

MEXICO, Sept 26 — As thousands of volunteers gather to dig out victims of Mexico’s devastating earthquake, rescuers have started organizing crash courses to stop well-meaning but inept...

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Make-up and music: Displaced Syrians plan Raqa return

AIN ISSA, Sept 26 — Nariman Abdullah has plans for her return to her Syrian home town Raqqa: She’s going to walk through the streets in full make-up, something the Islamic State group...

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