One former war correspondent compared it to the "American military bases in Iraq and Afghanistan."
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Ben Jenkin jumps, tumbles and climbs his way through Miami Marine Stadium.
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Retailers in the Welsh capital have asked local police to enforce an 1824 law that bans sleeping or begging on public streets.
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Ranking the economies of Europe and some of America's biggest cities.
An architect designs a modern art museum that's a giant mass of granite lit from within by the orange glow of primordial fire.
Rules for protecting the resources we love.
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A new website enables residents to identify problems in Beijing's pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure.