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The week ahead for January 13-19: Fencing in Virginia, Thai protests, Chinese travel

The week ahead for January 13-19: Fencing in Virginia, Thai protests, Chinese travel

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A look at what’s coming up on the East Coast and around the world. This week, that includes a new creamery, a new panda, and a continuation of a diplomatic spat with India.

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Offbeat news: Sushi mosaic in Hong Kong, conjoined whale twins off Mexico coast, dead tiger found in SUV in China

Offbeat news: Sushi mosaic in Hong Kong, conjoined whale twins off Mexico coast, dead tiger found in SUV in China

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Today’s strange news from around the world: Fishermen found two conjoined gray whale calves in a northwestern Mexican lagoon, a discovery that a government marine biologist described as “exceptionally rare,” participants broke the Guiness World Records by creating the largest sushi mosaic using a total of 20,647 pieces during the 10th anniversary of a sushi chain store in Hong Kong, and police in China detained a former chef over the death of a rare Siberian tiger discovered in the back of an SUV.

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Ice and snow festival in China brings winter wonderland to life

Ice and snow festival in China brings winter wonderland to life

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While much of the U.S. prepares for potentially record-breaking cold temperatures this week, the Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival has visitors flocking to northeast China to, uh, chill out. The event kicked off Sunday with an ice swimming competition, but the festival really heats up (we know, we know) at night when guests stroll past giant ice sculptures illuminated in a winter village.

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The 50th anniversary edition Ford Mustang

The 50th anniversary edition Ford Mustang

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Today Ford unveiled their 50th anniversary edition of the Mustang. The release took place simultaneously in Dearborn, Michigan, in Manhattan on the Today Show and in Shanghai, China. It’s the 6th generation of the muscle car. “We wanted to make sure that, at first glance, you know it is a Mustang — but at the same time you know it is the next Mustang,” said Mark Fields, the automaker’s chief operating officer.

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