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Explosive art: How a firework is made

Contributors Nanlin Fang, CNN For centuries, fireworks have been used to mark major events around the world: the births of nations, weddings, birthdays, funerals and New Year’s celebrations. In China, the tradition of lighting fireworks to ward off evil spirits has been passed down through the generations. In the US, …

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BBC pay: The 2017-18 list of star salaries in full

Image copyright PA / Getty Image caption Trevor Nelson, Fiona Bruce and Nick Grimshaw The BBC has published the latest list of its highest-paid stars later as part of its annual report. Some stars have had pay increases, while others have dropped down the list – although in many cases, …

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Robert Mapplethorpe: From suburbia to subversive gay icon

Image copyright Mapplethorpe Foundation Image caption Robert Mapplethorpe, seen here in a self-portrait, became a controversial star of the art world Thirty years ago the controversial American photographer Robert Mapplethorpe had a major exhibition at the Whitney Museum in Manhattan. It contained several of his trademark explicit shots of nudes …

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