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Sistine Chapel ignites new lights

ART: The Sistine Chapel has recently installed a new LED lighting system, along with state...

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Windowless planes the future of air travel?

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A week of Papal surprises

It's been quite a week for the Holy See. First came surprising revelations that Pope Francis had agreed to rent out the Sistine Chapel to a group of high-paying tourists for a classical concert and 'gala dinner', for those who are lucky enough to know...

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    November in the Cayman Islands means one thing and one thing only, Pirate Week Festival! Despite its name, the festival actually lasts 11 days and is literally bursting at the seams with fancy dress,...

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