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Teahouse tellers stage China comeback
Harassed by emperors and hounded by communists, China’s traditional teahouse storytellers are now trying to find favour with the new force ruling the country ' the marketplace....  | Read.. 
 
Pearl prises Raphael secret
The tiny pearl brooch seems an innocuous detail in Raphael’s enigmatic Fornarina portrait, but for one group of ...  | Read.. 
 
Live longer with friends
Having a network of good friends is more important than close family contacts for helping the elderly live longer, scientist ...  | Read.. 
 
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Look before you fly
For some travellers last week, a flight from Mumbai to Delhi would have cost less than their taxi rides home. Passengers now have the option to choose between discounted fares...  | Read.. 
 
Check-out: When you are on a razor-edge
A recent order of the apex consumer court should send out a warning to all those doctors and hospitals that resort to unnecessary surgical procedures, thereby putting the life...  | Read.. 
 
Tom Cruise waves to fans in Berlin at the European premiere of War of the Worlds. (AFP)