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Rome plagued by starlings

When in Rome, do as the Romans do – these days, that means hide under an umbrella. Millions of starlings have converged on the Italian capital, and their droppings are not only a nuisance, they’re a health hazard.

Deutsche Welle

Christmas in German families 1945-2015

No matter what Germans may think of the Christian origins of Christmas, they cannot imagine the event without their beloved Christmas tree. But over time, that tree has undergone quite a bit of change.

Deutsche Welle

Deana Shaaban and Fairmont Nile City redefine Christmas with fashion

Earlier this month, one extraordinary designer and visionary manager and a relentless team spent seven consecutive nights planning and executing what could be categorised as a major first in Egypt. From the endless hours of sewing to numerous ladder climbs, they continued to push their vision closer to reality. Fashion designer Deana Shaaban joined hands …

Nayera Yasser

How to make the perfect Christmas roast

Preparing the big holiday meal doesn’t leave much room for mistakes. You can either rely on technology to get the perfect roast, or have somebody else do the cooking. And not cooking properly can have real consequences.

Deutsche Welle

A Christmas star without a tail

An asteroid is going to pass by Earth for Christmas. However, it has no shining tail like the star of Betlehem. And it may be difficult to spot – even for hobby astronomers, because the asteroid won’t get that close.

Deutsche Welle

5 ideas for a greener Christmas

If you think a merry Christmas can’t be environmentally friendly too, think again. Here are a few simple things you can do to make your holiday season a little greener. Happy holidays!

Deutsche Welle

Merry Christmas

Concerts of carols and classic Christmas songs are staged side by side with extravagant parties with fake snow and reindeer in all the usual night spots.

Daily News Egypt