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Reuters: Ivorian Christians celebrate Christmas in giant basilica

Thousands of people gathered for Christmas mass at the giant Basilica of Our Lady of Peace in Yamoussoukro late on Thursday to...

CNN: Biggest circular tomb in the ancient world to open in Rome

He was the first Roman emperor, who took over from Julius Caesar and built an empire that would eventually stretch from the...

Reuters: Happy Fishmas – Thai aquarium gets surprise Santa visit

Visitors to an aquarium in Thailand got a big surprise this week when Santa Claus swam by, carrying a sack full of...

Reuters: China ‘mines’ ice from river to build frozen castles, pagoda

For more than 300 “ice miners” in Harbin, work begins in the numbing cold before dawn every day on the frozen Songhua,...

AP: Travel guide with 2021 twist: Writers laud American places

Sixteen notable writers have created a combined list of places that they believe helped shape and define America, from coastal Oregon and...

BBC: Macau gambles on tech for its Covid-19 recovery

Macau is betting that technology will help the gambling hub recover from its Covid-19 induced economic slump.Macau is betting that technology will...

Reuters: ‘Glimmer of hope’: Beirut seeks Christmas cheer after devastating year

Near the wreckage of Beirut’s port, a charity is bringing Christmas cheer to a city hammered by a devastating explosion, rising coronavirus...

BBC: Tarab: Syria’s key to finding happiness

For hundreds of years, a haunting style of folk music said to leave listeners in an ecstatic, trance-like state has flourished in...

BBC: The tiny forests designed by feng shui

Nestled within a narrow valley of the Meihuashan Nature Reserve in China’s south-eastern Fujian province, the ancient Hakka village of Guizhuping is...

BBC: The last speakers of ancient Sparta

As you enter the mountainous village of Pera Melana in Greece’s southern Peloponnese peninsula, you’re likely to hear the roar of scooters...

CNN: ‘Salon under the sea’ submarine dives to 1,000 meters

Stepping off a yacht and diving to the depths of the ocean in a transparent submarine might sound like an elaborate scene...

CN: SS United States: The mighty ship that broke all the records — then was left to rust

At the age of 10, David Macaulay immigrated to America from England in 1957 with his mother, brother, and sister aboard the...

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[Urbana] Winter is Here – Fun Ways to Celebrate the Season With Your Dog

What do you do when there is snow outside and your dog needs exercise? Canine15.com offers some suggestions. There are lots of...

[Champaign] PSA: COVID-19 Vaccination Guide

Stay up-to-date with information on COVID-19 vaccinations in Champaign County. Visit the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District to learn about how the vaccine...

[Champaign] Restaurant Week 2021

Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, our local restaurants need your support more than ever. In order to safely support our restaurants this winter,...

[Illinois] KRANNERT CENTER PRESENTES SCOTT SILVEN’S THE JOURNEY

Tu-Sa Feb 2-6 at 6:30pm and 8pm Su Feb 7 at 2pm and 4pm $25 /...