'This will become a trend' - Chennai studio introduces faceprint masks

'This will become a trend' - Chennai studio introduces faceprint masks

A photo studio in Chennai's Pallavaram locality found an innovative way of turning the face mask into an original and personalised product. Anto Amalraj, an owner of STM studio, makes masks with a print or photograph of the person wearing it, from...
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Chinese artist creates wall paintings using burning charcoal

Chinese artist creates wall paintings using burning charcoal

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Fancy doing a degree in ninja studies?

Fancy doing a degree in ninja studies?

Genichi Mitsuhashi is the first person to hold a degree in ninja studies. In mountain-shrouded, he immerses himself in ninja life.
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Miners risk their lives in the search for gold in Sudan

Miners risk their lives in the search for gold in Sudan

Miners in Sudan are risking their lives searching for gold. There are estimated to be 40,000 gold mining sites in Sudan, but often workers find themselves working with little safety precautions. While the gold industry is booming, the miners say t...
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Plague wine windows revived in Italy amid COVID-19 pandemic

Plague wine windows revived in Italy amid COVID-19 pandemic

‘Wine windows’ that were used to protect people from the plague in the 17th century, are being revived in Florence amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Ever used nunchucks to light matches?

Ever used nunchucks to light matches?

A martial arts master in Shanghai can do all kinds of things with nunchucks. He lights matches, held by another person in their mouth, using the weapon. He extinguishes candles. Recently Xie Desheng was even added to the Guinness Records Hall of F...
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Two-year-old in India plays with a real elephant like you would with a pet

Two-year-old in India plays with a real elephant like you would with a pet

A two-year-old girl in India is playing with a 35-year-old chained elephant as if it was a pet. Her parents have been criticised for it, but insist that the wild animal and their daughter are friends.
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Egyptian restaurant hires adorable robot waiter to ease social distancing

Egyptian restaurant hires adorable robot waiter to ease social distancing

A restaurant in Cairo has hired a robot to assist in serving customers sitting indoors, as a substitute for traditional waiters.
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Fast and fearless! Six-year-old US boy is already a motocross giant

Fast and fearless! Six-year-old US boy is already a motocross giant

Gavin Sayers might be only six years old but he has won races in his home state and already performs motocross shows with his dad. The racing prodigy can jump ramps and ride a dirt bike on motocross tracks like a pro.
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8 y/o gymnast born without legs scores a perfect 10 in overcoming obstacles

8 y/o gymnast born without legs scores a perfect 10 in overcoming obstacles

8-year-old Paige Calendine was born without legs but has never seen it as a disability or an obstacle to her true passion of gymnastics.
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Bit by bit, coastal village adopts cryptocurrency, following six-figure sum donation in Bitcoin

Bit by bit, coastal village adopts cryptocurrency, following six-figure sum donation in Bitcoin

A remote village in El Salvador is using Bitcoin for financial transactions, after an anonymous donor gave a six-figure sum to them, on the condition the villagers would adopt the digital currency.
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 Watch this Florida sport stacking champion arrange cups in record time

Watch this Florida sport stacking champion arrange cups in record time

Jordan Neuman, a teenager from Plantation, Florida, has become an online sensation showing his skills at sport stacking.
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Modern tricks, ancient pitch! Sudanese freestyler shows his skills at Nubian Pyramids

Modern tricks, ancient pitch! Sudanese freestyler shows his skills at Nubian Pyramids

It might not be your regular football pitch, but the Pyramids of Meroe in the Sudanese region of Nubia is a setting that matches the jaw-dropping skills showed by professional freestyler Abdullah Emad.
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Brewery transforms heat waste to warm hundreds of flats

Brewery transforms heat waste to warm hundreds of flats

An Austrian brewery is supplying homes in Vienna with hot water and heating, by using the waste heat produced during the brewing process.
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Buenos Aires to pay COVID-19 patients to isolate

Buenos Aires to pay COVID-19 patients to isolate

Buenos Aires is planning on paying money to people, infected with coronavirus, to enable them to isolate. Opinions about this program vary, with some residents taking a critical stance, while others welcome the support.
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Ancient Chinese city seals gate amid worst flooding in decades

Ancient Chinese city seals gate amid worst flooding in decades

Shouxian, an ancient city in China, is under threat from flooding. China has been beset by torrential rainfall for weeks, causing destruction across the country. A barricade has been put up at Shouxian’s thousand-year-old gate, in a bid to protect...
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Lucky winners get free flight to Paris after staying awake for 45 hours in plane seats

Lucky winners get free flight to Paris after staying awake for 45 hours in plane seats

A Lithuanian airline gave away free flights to Paris to people who stayed in a plane seat for 45 hours.
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Jaffa streets on fire as hundreds clash with police over Muslim burial ground

Jaffa streets on fire as hundreds clash with police over Muslim burial ground

Protesters clash with police during renewed demonstrations against Tel Aviv's municipality's plan to build a homeless shelter over an old Muslim cemetery in Jaffa.
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Indian inventor creates 'Smart Defence Goggles' to remotely fire weapons up to 1.5km away

Indian inventor creates 'Smart Defence Goggles' to remotely fire weapons up to 1.5km away

Inventor Shyam Chaurasia has developed 'Smart Defence Goggles' that can operate and fire weapons up to 1.5 km away and demonstrated the technology at the Ashok Institute of Technology and Management in the northern Indian city of Varanasi.
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Watch the ancient town of Hasankeyf disappear in dam reservoir

Watch the ancient town of Hasankeyf disappear in dam reservoir

The historic settlement of Hasankeyf, in south-eastern Turkey, which was flooded by the construction of the Ilisu dam in recent years, is almost completely submerged.
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A diamond-studded COVID-19 anyone anyone?

A diamond-studded COVID-19 anyone anyone?

As wearing masks in public spaces has become the norm in many countries, fancy versions are beginning to pop up. The masks often cost several thousand USD, come with diamonds or are made of pearls.
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The streams by Russia’s Ural Mountains have turned orange

The streams by Russia’s Ural Mountains have turned orange

Russia may be facing an environmental crisis, as a copper mine has turned the streams by the Ural Mountains orange. A water neutralisation station was built next to the disused Lyovikha mine, but it reportedly overflows during heavy rains.
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Supercomputer in Japan rated as world’s fastest

Supercomputer in Japan rated as world’s fastest

A super-computer in Japan has been crowned the world’s fastest. ‘Fugaku’ consists of 432 units and is over 1,000 times faster than a general computer.
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Guatemalan teacher uses tricycle classroom to teach students during COVID lockdown

Guatemalan teacher uses tricycle classroom to teach students during COVID lockdown

Gerardo Ixcoy is a teacher from Santa Cruz del Quiche in Guatemala, approximately 160 kilometres (99 miles) from Guatemala City, the country's capital. Gerardo travels many kilometres every day through the hills on his mobile tricycle classroom, w...
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Armed civilians patrol streets to enforce COVID-19 measures in Guatemala

Armed civilians patrol streets to enforce COVID-19 measures in Guatemala

Armed civilians are patrolling the streets of a Guatemalan town. They say they want to ensure residents adhere the COVID-19 to curb the spread of the virus.
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