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    $1.25B 'Jewel': World's best airport opens

    $1.25B 'Jewel': World's best airport opens


    Following four years of construction and nonstop media coverage, Singapore's long-awaited Jewel Changi Airport is officially...

    Following four years of construction and nonstop media coverage, Singapore's long-awaited Jewel Changi Airport is officially open.
    How bitcoin could change the art world

    How bitcoin could change the art world


    British artist David Hockney smashed records last year when his "Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures)" sold at auction in New York for $90...

    British artist David Hockney smashed records last year when his "Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures)" sold at auction in New York for $90 million.
    Alibaba faces a new challenger in online groceries

    Alibaba faces a new challenger in online groceries


    Online grocery startup Honestbee is betting a brick-and-mortar store will help it compete against tech giant...

    Online grocery startup Honestbee is betting a brick-and-mortar store will help it compete against tech giant Alibaba.
    Japan's samurai swordsmiths cling to a centuries-old craft

    Japan's samurai swordsmiths cling to a centuries-old craft


    At Fusahiro Shimojima's workshop, in the industrial city of Saitama, fires rage in small pits and an earthen floor absorbs the din of hammering. The 44-year-old Japanese swordsmith pounds the nascent blade of his newest creation, sending molten sparks...

    At Fusahiro Shimojima's workshop, in the industrial city of Saitama, fires rage in small pits and an earthen floor absorbs the din of hammering. The 44-year-old Japanese swordsmith pounds the nascent blade of his newest creation, sending molten sparks flying majestically into air.
    Classic paintings with tiny manga characters

    Classic paintings with tiny manga characters


    Leonardo da Vinci's "Mona Lisa" is one of the world's most reproduced and reinterpreted paintings -- but no one has done it quite like Japanese artist Keita...

    Leonardo da Vinci's "Mona Lisa" is one of the world's most reproduced and reinterpreted paintings -- but no one has done it quite like Japanese artist Keita Sagaki.
    Hidden emotions of Japanese Noh masks

    Hidden emotions of Japanese Noh masks


    Their almond-shaped eyes stare blankly into space. The ambivalent corners of their mouths leave their moods utterly...

    Their almond-shaped eyes stare blankly into space. The ambivalent corners of their mouths leave their moods utterly indiscernible.
    World's largest underwater restaurant nears completion

    World's largest underwater restaurant nears completion


    Five meters below the surface of the North Sea, near the southernmost tip of Norway, Europe's first underwater restaurant is nearing completion. The 110-foot long structure, an oblique concrete slab that looks like a sunken periscope, was submerged in...

    Five meters below the surface of the North Sea, near the southernmost tip of Norway, Europe's first underwater restaurant is nearing completion. The 110-foot long structure, an oblique concrete slab that looks like a sunken periscope, was submerged in July 2018 and work is now underway to complete the interiors, in anticipation of the public opening in spring 2019.
    Tiananmen Square Fast Facts

    Tiananmen Square Fast Facts


    View CNN's Tiananmen Square Fast Facts for more information about the events in Beijing's Tiananmen Square on June 3-4,...

    View CNN's Tiananmen Square Fast Facts for more information about the events in Beijing's Tiananmen Square on June 3-4, 1989.
    India's election has left the country more divided than ever

    India's election has left the country more divided than ever


    The wait has begun. Polling in India's marathon elections concluded at the weekend, with the results due on May...

    The wait has begun. Polling in India's marathon elections concluded at the weekend, with the results due on May 23.
    Taiwan furious after China attempts to take credit for LGBT marriage win

    Taiwan furious after China attempts to take credit for LGBT marriage win


    Taiwan has lashed out at China's state media for attempting to take credit for the island's historic decision to legalize same-sex...

    Taiwan has lashed out at China's state media for attempting to take credit for the island's historic decision to legalize same-sex marriage.
    The North Korean restaurant accused by a think tank of using software sales to bypass sanctions

    The North Korean restaurant accused by a think tank of using software sales to bypass sanctions


    With its bold red paintwork, bright signage and blue Korean unification flag on prominent display, the Koryo restaurant in the northern Vietnamese city of Hanoi does little to hide its North Korean...

    With its bold red paintwork, bright signage and blue Korean unification flag on prominent display, the Koryo restaurant in the northern Vietnamese city of Hanoi does little to hide its North Korean ties.
    Taiwan legalizes same-sex marriage in historic first for Asia

    Taiwan legalizes same-sex marriage in historic first for Asia


    Taiwan's lawmakers have passed a same-sex marriage bill, making it the first place in Asia to bring in gay...

    Taiwan's lawmakers have passed a same-sex marriage bill, making it the first place in Asia to bring in gay marriage.
    414 million pieces of plastic found on remote Australian islands: Study

    414 million pieces of plastic found on remote Australian islands: Study


    Almost 1 million shoes and over 370,000 toothbrushes -- they're among the 414 million pieces of plastic found washed ashore on the remote Cocos (Keeling) Islands, according to new...

    Almost 1 million shoes and over 370,000 toothbrushes -- they're among the 414 million pieces of plastic found washed ashore on the remote Cocos (Keeling) Islands, according to new research.


    Lawmakers in Taiwan have approved a bill legalizing same-sex marriage, a landmark decision that makes the self-ruled island the first place in Asia to pass gay marriage...

    Lawmakers in Taiwan have approved a bill legalizing same-sex marriage, a landmark decision that makes the self-ruled island the first place in Asia to pass gay marriage legislation.
    Bob Hawke, former Australian prime minister, dead at 89

    Bob Hawke, former Australian prime minister, dead at 89


    Bob Hawke, one of Australia's longest-serving Prime Ministers and a champion of the trade union movement, has died peacefully at the age of...

    Bob Hawke, one of Australia's longest-serving Prime Ministers and a champion of the trade union movement, has died peacefully at the age of 89.
    Philippines recalls ambassador to Canada over trash row

    Philippines recalls ambassador to Canada over trash row


    The Philippines has recalled its ambassador to Canada in an escalating row after Ottawa missed a deadline and failed to reclaim garbage shipped to Manila about six years ago, the country's presidential spokesperson...

    The Philippines has recalled its ambassador to Canada in an escalating row after Ottawa missed a deadline and failed to reclaim garbage shipped to Manila about six years ago, the country's presidential spokesperson said.
    China formally arrests two Canadians on national security grounds

    China formally arrests two Canadians on national security grounds


    Chinese authorities have formally arrested two Canadians who have been held in detention for five months on suspicion of espionage, in a move likely to increase tension between Ottawa and...

    Chinese authorities have formally arrested two Canadians who have been held in detention for five months on suspicion of espionage, in a move likely to increase tension between Ottawa and Beijing.
    No civilization is superior, says China's Xi

    No civilization is superior, says China's Xi


    Chinese President Xi Jinping has urged countries not to "close their doors and hide behind them" in his first major public speech since US President Donald Trump raised tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese goods amid an escalating trade...

    Chinese President Xi Jinping has urged countries not to "close their doors and hide behind them" in his first major public speech since US President Donald Trump raised tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese goods amid an escalating trade war.