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A New Sport Grows By Leaps

Parkour teaches people to overcome obstacles, whether physical or psychological.

Get a Few Bad Habits

Bar Vrednykh Privychek, or the Bad Habits Bar, describes itself as not a bar for those leading a healthy lifestyle.

Chef's Secrets: Cacciuco

Bocconcino's head chef Kirill Karmalov shares a recipe for a traditional Italian soup.

Caper Sees $160Mln Art Stolen

The Associated Press
Three armed men in ski masks stole paintings by Cezanne, Degas, van Gogh and Monet worth 180 million Swiss francs ($163.2 million) from a Zurich museum, police said Monday, calling it a ""spectacular art robbery.""

Iran Defiant in Anniversary Speech

Iran intends to send a satellite into space within months and will not retreat in a nuclear row with the West, its president said Monday in a defiant speech on the anniversary of the country's 1979 Islamic revolution.

East Timor Leader Hurt in Shooting

The Associated Press
Rebel soldiers shot and critically wounded East Timor's president and opened fire on the prime minister Monday in a failed coup attempt in the recently independent nation. A top rebel leader was killed during one of the attacks.

Police Find Arsonist Suspected of Torching Ancient Landmark

The Associated Press
Police arrested a suspect Monday in a fire that destroyed a 610-year-old wooden structure atop a gate considered South Korea's top national treasure, Yonhap news agency reported Tuesday.

Armenia's Western Evolution

The atmosphere in this frigid city is not as dynamic as in Baku or as vibrant as in Tbilisi, but talk around Republic Square is filled with unguarded enthusiasm theses days.

Medvedev's Rule of Law

An old friend of mine, who is one of the most law-abiding people I know, said to me recently, ""I hereby announce a personal boycott of all licensed video products. From now on, I will buy only pirated DVDs."" So what prompted my friend to go after the copyright holders?

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