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Starting from November 25, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, to December 10, International Human Rights Day, activists around the world will be taking action, raising their voices against gender-based violence. They will use the colour orange visibly and creatively to make it impossible for anyone to ignore the issue anymore. Righto ! So what happens after December 10?

Someday, our cars will play with our kids, navigate our schedules, buy our groceries and give us guided tours while we sit back, relax and enjoy the ride. That's the vision of the not-too-distant future being planned by car designers, mobile developers and computer companies. Cars, they say, will someday be the next smartphones: connected, interactive and indispensible for all our daily tasks.
Toyota said Tuesday it would start selling the world's first mass market fuel-cell car in Japan next month and elsewhere in 2015, in what its top executive called an industry milestone. The four-door Mirai sedan, powered by hydrogen and emitting nothing but water vapour from its tailpipe, will launch with a price tag of 6.7 million yen ($57,500) in Japan, where Toyota expects to sell 400 units next year. The car - whose name means "future" in Japanese - will hit the US and some European countries, including the United Kingdom, Germany and Denmark, in 2015, it said.
Inspired by a majestic animal of ancient times, Anjum Ayaz carved new dimensions of Indus Bull creating modern impression of an ancient theme. Titled "Indus Bull" his recent works on Hub stone, Sand stone and drawings in steel were on display at Momart Gallery, Karachi. His works are a tribute to the majestic Indus Bull.
Her clothes are made from fur, hemp and nettle and for decoration she sports ivory and bone beads. She has dark hair worn in dreadlocks, tattoos and a penetrating stare. Dubbed "the woman from the Pataud shelter", little is known about this figure from prehistory - except how she might have looked. Although the dreadlocks and tattoos are pure conjecture, modern scientific techniques mean the facial features of a long-dead person can now be accurately reconstructed.
ImageThe ancient Persians considered pearls the tears of the gods: just one of the many myths and stories surrounding pearls. For the ancient Greeks, pearls were formed from dew-drops that had fallen in the night of a full moon. The Polynesians thought pearls where a gift of the god of peace, Oro, who would descend to earth on a rainbow.
Young George W. Bush once had a blind date with the daughter of President Richard Nixon. It didn't go so well. Bush recalls the incident in an anecdote-filled book being released last week about his father, former President George H. W. Bush, called "41 - A Portrait of My Father."


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