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Hero's welcome for S Africa's first Miss World in 40 years

South Africa on Saturday welcomed home Miss World winner Rolene Strauss with wild cheers and ululation.

New York Fashion Week booted out of Lincoln Center

New York's glitzy, multi‑million‑dollar Fashion Week will be booted out of Lincoln Center for causing disruption to an a

Gift Guide: Strong photo, video gear options

What to buy an experienced photographer or video shooter? There is some strong gear on the market from Nikon, GoPro and Domke.

Churchill paintings sold off in rare auction

A collection of paintings by Britain's wartime leader Winston Churchill was auctioned off on Wednesday in the biggest ev

Menus will sport new calorie labels for alcohol

Don't want to be confronted with the number of calories in that margarita or craft beer? Then avoid

Former Guatemala gum growers live off sustainable jungle

Waving his hands as if conducting an invisible orchestra, Juan Trujillo sings an old song known to Carmelita settlers living deep in northern...

Bold booty or sheer reveal: 2014 was big on flesh

NEW YORK (AP) — Skin was definitely in, but was 2014 all about the big, bold booty or a sheer reveal up top? On runways, Marc Jacobs sent...

Parents flock to eBay for a royal sweater

LONDON (AP) — Parents looking to dress their toddlers like Prince George for Christmas may be too late. The royal toddler was seen wearing a blue...

Thai sea gypsies embrace modern life after tsunami

As he gently lowers a fishing net into an azure lagoon, Saponkit Klatalay concedes he no longer roams the waters for days and nights like generations of...

China's mountain hermits seek a highway to heaven

His unheated hut is half way up a mountain with no electricity, and his diet consists mostly of cabbage. But Master Hou says he has found a recipe for joy....