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“I am a monk who has taken a vow of chastity, poverty and obedience,” says Emmanuel Rousseau, one of 56 “professed knights” of the Order of Malta.Founded during the Crusades as a military organisation that also ran hospitals, the world’s oldest chivalr…

Translators play a vital role in saving the world’s languages, their work allowing 6,000 to 7,000 spoken tongues to exist, and 3,000 rare dialects to survive.”Without translation, there is no history of mankind,” says linguist Astrid Guillaume, of the …

Nicotine addicts in Bosnia are warned three times on their cigarette packets that “Pusenje ubija” (“Smoking kills”) — but this isn’t an attempt to hammer home the health message.The warning is printed in each of Bosnia’s three official languages, Bosn…

Celebrated Polish sculptor Magdalena Abakanowicz, whose striking headless figures have been showcased around the world, has died at the age of 86, the culture ministry said Friday.”She died overnight Thursday to Friday,” the ministry’s press office tol…

The president of war-torn Afghanistan is creating a tourism ministry in a bid to attract visitors to the country endowed with stunning landscapes and archaeological sites, but wracked by nearly four decades of conflict.Ashraf Ghani issued a presidentia…

It’s springtime in the bamboo-forested hills surrounding eastern China’s Lin’an city, and that means busy mornings of harvesting, packing and selling tonnes of the edible bamboo shoots that the region is famous for.Lin’an is in an area of eastern Zheji…