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How to buy a great watch 
  Mon, 31 Mar 2014 13:40:44 EDT 
    In recent days the good and the great of the watch and jewelry industry have descended on Basel, Switzerland for Baselworld 2014—the biggest and most ballyhooed event on the industry calendar. Running until April 3, the fair is expected to attract more than 150,000 visitors, who will ogle at the latest gadgets and admire glittering new designs.


Enter into Congo's cult of elegance 
  Sat, 22 Feb 2014 05:43:59 EST 
    Known as "Sapeurs," these dapper dressers are part of a Congolese subculture devoted to the cult of style.


Karl Lagerfeld on trends 
  Fri, 21 Feb 2014 16:56:38 EST 
    Myleene Klass talks with fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld about his latest fashion style.


A one of a kind friendship 
  Fri, 21 Feb 2014 08:18:08 EST 
    A two-legged chihuahua and a fluffy chicken have become best friends.


$1,000 tip for this pup 
  Thu, 24 Apr 2014 05:46:53 EDT 
    Good people, not to mention good tippers, do exist. Christina Summitt knows that for sure now after what happened Saturday night.


Stunning 'blood moon' eclipse 
  Tue, 15 Apr 2014 11:52:00 EDT 
    Stargazers glimpsed a rare treat as a "blood moon" crossed the Earth's shadow Tuesday.


Extreme surf photography 
  Tue, 22 Apr 2014 03:55:11 EDT 
    Kenji Croman has broken bones, dislocated his shoulder and elbow, endured concussions and nearly drowned several times.


Rwanda wasn't what I thought 
  Wed, 09 Apr 2014 08:38:54 EDT 
    When I first arrived in Rwanda's capital in 2012, I deliberately did not visit the Kigali Genocide Memorial. I wasn't sure what to expect, but I did not want that experience to influence how I approached the country and its people.


China celebrates 20 years of Internet 
  Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:00:04 EDT 
    "Across the Great Wall we can reach every corner of the world," read the header of the first email sent from China back in 1987.


Memories of Tiananmen protests 
  Tue, 22 Apr 2014 23:10:12 EDT 
    It was 2 a.m. on Sunday April 18, 1989 when the phone rang, jolting me out of bed. I recognized the distinctive voice of the caller Jiang Liren, a student at Peking University, also known in Chinese as Beida.


China's mobile revolution 
  Tue, 22 Apr 2014 23:04:21 EDT 
    With over 700 million active smartphone users, China's mobile market is insane in scale. But sheer numbers aside, what makes it really impressive?


10 things Hong Kong does best 
  Tue, 22 Apr 2014 23:06:57 EDT 
    How can you not love Hong Kong?


Hot cars at Beijing Auto Show 
  Tue, 22 Apr 2014 23:07:54 EDT 
    Despite the Chinese leadership's austerity measures and recent reports of weak profits from Chinese car makers, the country's biggest car show opened today to much buzz.


Tiananmen still censored 
  Tue, 22 Apr 2014 23:09:05 EDT 
    Twenty-five years ago, Chinese college students in Beijing, Shanghai, and Xi'an began gathering to publicly mourn the death of a purged high-level official, Hu Yaobang.
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