Sherlock Holmes: Man of mystery, or not?

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Ballet survives in war-torn Iraq Ann Khalid did not feel well. But she insisted on dancing a brief scene from Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake with her classmates. The 12-year-old is determined to one day have a career dancing and teaching ballet. That's no easy path in Iraq, a country for years torn by conflict. "M... - Posted on November 24, 2014
Would you pay to put your music on the moon? It's the moon mission for the masses. A project to fund a private lunar exploration mission has begun. It offers the public the chance to take part. For as little as $15, Lunar Mission One gives the public a chance to buy space on memory discs. The discs will be buri... - Posted on November 24, 2014
What is that thing? It's a popular pet in Cuba Some people keep guinea pigs or hamsters as pets. But in Cuba, where a larger, more exotic rodent runs wild, Ana Pedraza and her husband prefer the hutia. With a rope-like tail and long front teeth, the hutia looks like a giant rat. Only it's cuter, some would say. Th... - Posted on November 24, 2014
Humble leader offered $1 million for his old Beetle President Jose Mujica of the South American country of Uruguay says he has received a million-dollar offer to buy his blue 1987 Volkswagen Beetle. The car has become a symbol of his modest lifestyle. The man once nicknamed "the poorest president in the world" told the Urugua... - Posted on November 11, 2014
100-day-old panda cubs weigh 11 pounds each The world's only giant panda triplets were doing well. They turned 100 days old Wednesday. Each weighs more than 11 pounds, up from just over 100 grams at birth. They started teething at around 80 days old and have two small teeth each. The cubs were born on July 29 w... - Posted on November 11, 2014
Everyone needs a haircut sometime – even donkeys Mohamed Mustafa teaches his 5-year-old son the Egyptian family's trade, one shear at a time. Mohamed is one of Cairo's donkey barbers, an expert in trimming and styling horses, camels, mules, sheep, goats, dogs and donkeys. He is a third-generation qassasseen. That is the Eg... - Posted on November 7, 2014
Spain's biggest city overrun by sheep Shepherds guided a flock of 2,000 sheep through Madrid's streets on Sunday. It was a demonstration in defense of ancient grazing, droving and migration rights increasingly threatened by urban sprawl and modern agricultural practices. Tourists and city-dwellers were surprised... - Posted on November 5, 2014
Meet the young wrestlers of Cuba In a wrestling suit the colors of the U.S. flag, 8-year-old Yodimiler Arias grapples with a classmate in the scorching heat of a Havana afternoon. About 20 children are learning to wrestle in a park in Old Havana. When asked why they chose wrestling in baseball-loving Cuba, ... - Posted on October 26, 2014
Greeks ring monument with a bread “bagel” Greek bakers in the northern city of Thessaloniki have made a giant "koulouri." It's a ring bread similar to a bagel, and was built around the city's most visible monument, the medieval White Tower. The bread, 540 feet in diameter, weighed 1.35 tons before baking. It is alre... - Posted on October 24, 2014
Sherlock Holmes: Man of mystery, or not? Sherlock Holmes is among the most famous Londoners of all time. Many tourists still see the bustling city through his adventures, and seek out his address, 221B Baker Street. It seems a logical deduction that the fictional detective's creator, Arthur Conan Doyle, must have k... - Posted on October 22, 2014