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Bhutan celebrates birthday of 'Dragon King' The tiny Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan on Friday celebrated the birthday of its revered "Dragon King" in a swirl of colourful dances and traditional music.
21 февраля 2014
Asia rings in Year of the Horse with fireworks, festivities Fireworks illuminated the skies across Asia and millions of families gathered together to usher in the Year of the Horse.
31 января 2014
Photo courtesy of time.kz When traditions violate human rights: bride kidnapping in Kazakhstan Members of the Lower Chamber of the Kazakhstan Parliament are considering toughening of the punishment for bride kidnapping in Kazakhstan.
24 января 2014
Ethiopia's Timkat draws crowds to ancient royal baths The sun has not yet come up, but hundreds of people -- cloaked in white shrouds and chanting biblical hymns -- are already gathered at the holy baths in northern Ethiopia to celebrate Timkat.
21 января 2014
©Reuters/China Daily Chinese New Year travels to top 3.6 billion: official A total of 3.6 billion trips are expected to be made during the Chinese New Year holiday, officials said Tuesday, as workers head home in the world's largest human migration.
14 января 2014
©Yaroslav Radlovsky Kazaksha Kures may become part of 2014 Asian Games Kazakh national combat sport Kazaksha Kures (Kazakh wrestling) may be included into the program of the Asian Games 2014.
13 января 2014
Spaniards bet on slimmed-down 'Fat One' Christmas jackpot Spaniards are digging into their pockets to gamble on their beloved "Fat One" Christmas lottery with the world's richest total payout, but winners will get slimmed-down prizes this year as a new austerity tax takes a bite.
20 декабря 2013
Photo ©  Asel Satayeva When traditions meet innovations: Kazakhstan to show falconry at EXPO 2017 Visitors to the 2017 EXPO will be shown falconry, traditional hunting with trained Golden Eagles.
02 декабря 2013
Austrians go lederhosen-loopy in rural revival "When I was 15 I didn't wear lederhosen, it just wasn't cool," says Markus, 26, resplendent in his traditional Alpine leather shorts.
14 августа 2013
Cambodia's Khmer healers get schooled in ancient art A lizard dipped in wine may not seem like an obvious asthma remedy, but as Cambodian traditional healers strive to turn their ancient wisdom into a professional industry.
10 июля 2013
©REUTERS/Vincent West Spain's Pamplona bull run festival set to kick off Spain's best-known fiesta, San Fermin, a nine-day mix of round-the-clock drinking, religious processions and running ahead of a pack of sharp-horned charging bulls, kicks off.
06 июля 2013
More modern monarchs choose not to rule until death Retirement is not traditionally on the cards for queens, kings or popes, but in recent months many are choosing to step aside instead of labouring on until death.
05 июля 2013
©REUTERS/David Gray Pesticides tainting traditional China herbs: Greenpeace Traditional Chinese herbs are being contaminated with a toxic cocktail of pesticides that poses a threat to consumer health and the environment.
25 июня 2013
©REUTERS/Jorge Silva Venezuela candidates torched in Easter effigy Venezuela's two presidential candidates were burnt in effigy Sunday in an Easter tradition that replaces the biblical Judas Iscariot with disliked public figures.
01 апреля 2013
Chairman of Kazakhstan Agency for Religious Affairs Kairat Lama Sharif. ©pm.kz Kazakhstan's spiritual landscape can change drastically: Lama Sharif Kairat Lama Sharif spoke about the threats that could arise from mass transition of Kazakhstan young people to non-traditional religions.
19 марта 2013
The steamy art of Latvia's ritual saunas Lying face down in deep snow, naked, in bone chilling sub-zero weather is enough to make anyone think twice.
24 февраля 2013
Tens of thousands kick off Venice Carnival Some 70,000 revellers, many wearing elaborate costumes and masks, thronged Venice's St Mark's Square on Sunday to watch the traditional "flight of the angel," a highlight of the annual Carnival.
04 февраля 2013
Australia to go to the polls on September 14: PM Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard on Wednesday broke with tradition and announced the nation would go to the polls on September 14, saying she wanted to give "shape and order" to the year.
31 января 2013
After tobacco, Turkey bans hookah in public places After banning smoking in public places, the Turkish government has gone one step further by clamping down on an ancient tradition -- the hookah, or water pipe.
28 января 2013
Lets's get small! Bolivians stage miniature festival Bolivia is throwing a little party. Literally. It's a yearly festival in which street vendors hawk everything miniature -- from houses to clothes to passports -- for small bills of fake money.
26 января 2013

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