How long do they forget. One day you are a renowned, albeit somewhat problematic, part of your cultural background, and then barely 1,300 years later people doubt you ever really existed. Of course, all of that can change when a geological anomaly opens up a huge crack in the Earth’s surface, and suddenly, not only …

With Hong Kong quiet for much of 2021 due to the pandemic, we’ve all had a little extra time to stay home and read. There have been a ton of awesome new releases this year – here are a few of our favorites. Police are investigating the disappearance of Joy Delaney, a retired tennis teacher. …

Editor’s Note – Sign up for Unlocking the World, CNN Travel’s weekly newsletter. Receive news about opening and closing destinations, inspiration for future adventures, as well as the latest in aviation, food and drink, where to stay and other travel developments. (CNN) – Surprisingly perhaps, less than 10% of the 6,852 islands that make up …

It’s more than scary for anyone, but to hear it happen to an 11 year old little girl is really scary. The horrible situation unfolded just hours after the young girl celebrated Christmas. Now there is a person of interest that law enforcement wants to talk to and asks the public to help find her. …

“Inspiring Walt Disney: French Decorative Arts Animation”, Which opened this month at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, is a classic holiday exhibit: family-friendly, frothy, not asking for much weight. And like the holiday season itself, its promise is a bit overrated. The exhibition traces, often in granular detail, the disparate elements of European aesthetic movements …

South Korea: K-pop group BTS enjoys a huge number of loyal fans. Their fans (also known as ARMY members) don’t just spread love to their favorite singers, but often partner up with several philanthropic activities. Also on Christmas time, fans of BTS member Jungkook made sure to reach out to those in need and support …

Something fishy is going on at the Japanese Friendship Garden in Kelley Park in San Jose. Namely, it is not easy to be a baby koi in the beautiful surroundings these days. The garden has several koi ponds, but the massive Coyote Creek flooding that devastated the park in 2017 resulted in all of the …

The Fidget the Tangle toy was invented in 1980 here in the city, and 250 million units sold later will be anthropomorphized into the star of an upcoming children’s animated television show. A curvy toy called a Tangle was invented here in San Francisco in 1980 and has since spawned several different versions. In 1996, …

“Dune” by Frank Herbert. Courtesy of the publisher Isaac Frankel of Peregrine Book Company in Prescott, Arizona, has fond memories of choosing his father’s copy of Frank Herbert’s science fiction novel “Dune” and reading it for the first time. Now, he says he’s seen tremendous interest in the “Dune” series since the new film version …

The highly anticipated Radhe Shyam pre-release event took place in Hyderabad on Thursday evening. The trailer for the film was debuted by Prabhas fans at the event. Besides actors Prabhas and Pooja Hegde, director Radha Krishna Kumar and the film’s producers, directors Om Raut (Adipurush), Nag Ashwin (Project K), Sandeep Reddy Vanga (Spirit), producer Dil …