Author: AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE

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Hong Kong playground goes digital

November 7, 2009 – Asia’s first digital playground is trying to excite Hong Kong’s children about the “language of learning” with its operators starting a new public push in the city to get kids...

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Gucci joins drive to protect rainforests

November 5, 2009 – The Rainforest Action Network announced on November 3 that the Gucci Group–which includes fashion houses Yves Saint Laurent, Alexander McQueen, Stella McCartney, and Balenciaga–has joined a growing list of major...

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Senegalese woman scoops top book prize

PARIS, November 2, 2009 – French-Senegalese writer Marie NDiaye on Monday won France’s top literary prize for a haunting novel on family, betrayal and the hellish ordeal of illegal migration from Africa. NDiaye, 42,...

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Did India invent the nose job?

NEW DELHI, October 29, 2009 – An Indian doctor working in 600 B.C. might have been the world’s first plastic surgeon, according to a new exhibition that challenges Western domination of the history of...

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Black was 'briefly' the new black

NEW YORK, October 28, 2009 – The election of America’s first black president was trumpeted by the world of fashion and media, but a year on, as the euphoria dims, white faces still dominate...