Many countries have utilised food as a soft-power instrument for boosting their public image. Over the past two decades, there has been an increasing amount of dialogue on the role of food in not only establishing relations between cultures and nations but as part of the foundation of cultures and national identity
As Turkey’s national sport, oil wrestling can be traced all the way back to Greco-Roman times. Those who wrestle are highly regarded in the community, and training is mostly done through more wrestling instead of going to the gym. Participants all wear the same leather trousers, and oil themselves prior to the match
The importance of gardening and growing plants to help tackle some of the biggest issues facing us today will be key themes at this year’s Royal Horticultural Society Chelsea Flower Show (22nd May – Saturday 26th May)
A giant inflatable duck that blew into the Indian Ocean has been found a week after going missing. The duck was last seen during the early hours of March at Coogee Beach in Perth, Australia, hours before she was set to be used as a turning point during a local swimming competition.
Public notices are set to go up at Hawk Cliff in Dalkey in County Dublin but there has been a mixed reaction to the news. Some of the concerns include the suitability for children and that it may attract anti-social behaviour.
Barbra Streisand (75) singer and actress had her beloved 14- yearold Coton de Tulear dog Samantha cloned after her death in 2017, and now has two new pups. Streisand told Hollywood trade publication Variety in an interview that cells were taken from the mouth and stomach of Samantha.
While many single men and women in China tried to escape the blind dates their relatives set up during Spring Festival, the young people of a remote village in southwest China’s Yunnan Province attended a local mass-dating event, following a tradition that dates back about 1,350 years.
A family has adopted nine children from foster care to make sure that all the siblings can stay together. Peggy Smith and her husband Jacob from Tampa, Florida had no children until they came across a plea to help the kids on Facebook.