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Time out: Dangers of disrupting your body clock

Messing with your body's clock is dangerous business, in fact it could make you sick -- or worse.


Skipping breakfast may double risk of hard arteries

People who skip breakfast or eat poorly to start the day are twice as likely to develop hardened arteries, which can lead to deadly heart disease, researchers said Monday.


The making of Hong Kong's famous 'fire dragon'

Thousands of festival-goers packed a historic neighbourhood of Hong Kong to watch a "fire dragon" lit with incense sticks dance through the streets in a century-old ritual.


Vietnamese brides say 'I do' to South Korea

When baby-faced Huynh Thi Thai Muoi left her home in rural Vietnam to begin a life in South Korea with a man she barely knew, she feared it was a gamble.


Iran's blooming art scene: a bubble of hope

A gallery opening in northern Tehran, and a typical scene: silk scarves barely clinging to the backs of women's heads, young hipsters, gentlemen in that most unrevolutionary of items -- the tie.


North Korean rockettes serve up Coca-Cola in Dubai

On any night of the week, residents of cosmopolitan Dubai can get a taste of reclusive North Korea's culture at Okryu-gwan, a satellite of Pyongyang's massive national canteen.


Need a kindergarten spot in Mongolia? Play the lottery

Mongolia's baby boom is pushing its schools to breaking point, with desperate parents facing the stark choice of relying on a lottery system or paying for pricey private classes in capital Ulaanbaatar.


Underground air-raid shelter feeding London restaurants

Under an anonymous back street in south London lies a vast underground air-raid shelter that has been turned into a pioneering urban farm supplying supermarkets and restaurants in the capital.


Picture-perfect

More than 300 million years old, the rainforest here is a pristine habitat for an incredible range of tropical flora and fauna.


Bulgarian village goes Chinese in yoghurt craze

The Bulgarian villagers hunker over their books, struggling with their Mandarin words and characters. But they are not going to China -- the Middle Kingdom is coming to them. Because of yoghurt.


 

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