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French and Belgian comics sell for 1.89 million euros

Figurines of Tintin, the hero of late Belgian cartoonist Georges Remi aka Herge, are displayed, on May 30, 2011 in Paris, ahead head of their sale on auction this weekend. The main piece of the auction, called "The Worlds of Tintin's Creator" is the rare edition of the Belgium comic book hero's adventures in addition to pictures, toys and postcards. AFP PHOTO/JOEL SAGET

A rare 1939 comic drawing from the adventures of boy hero Tintin sold for 539,880 euros ($673,468) during auctions staged simultaneously in Brussels and Paris on Sunday.

Posted: December 15th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

South African Rolene Strauss crowned Miss World 2014

Miss South Africa Rolene Strauss, centre, celebrates after being crowned Miss World 2014, during the finale of the competition at the ExCel centre in London, Sunday, Dec. 14 2014. Miss Hungary Edina Kulcsar, left, came second with Miss United States, Elizabeth Safrit, right, finishing third. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

Miss South Africa, 22-year-old Rolene Strauss, was crowned Miss World 2014 at the pageant’s final in London on Sunday, with an estimated billion viewers watching on television around the globe.

Posted: December 15th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Miss World showdown in London in shadow of murder

Reigning Miss World Megan Young of the Philippines. INQUIRER PHOTO / GRIG C. MONTEGRANDE

Beauty queens from across the globe have descended on London for Sunday’s Miss World 2014 final, a competition rocked by the murder of Miss Honduras.

Posted: December 12th, 2014 in Latest Stories | Read More »

Che’s son offers ‘Motorcycle Diaries’ Cuba tour

Men who look like the late American writer Ernest Hemingway pose for photos as they walk past a mural of Cuban revolutionary hero Ernesto "Che" Guevara after visiting a rum museum in Havana, Cuba, Saturday, June 22, 2013. AP

The youngest son of Cuban revolutionary Che Guevara has opened an agency offering two-wheel tours of the Caribbean island nation on Harley-Davidsons, in a nod to his father’s passion for motorcycles.

Posted: December 11th, 2014 in Latest Stories | Read More »

Victoria’s Secret ‘Angels’ strut in London for first time

Victoria's Secret fashion show

Top models wearing gold wings and diamond-encrusted bras strutted the London catwalk on Tuesday in the first Victoria’s Secret annual lingerie show to be held in the British capital.

Posted: December 3rd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »