The town of Atami, formerly an abandoned seaside resort, has partnered with Konami's Love Plus to turn itself into a destination for Love Plus users looking to take their virtual "girlfriends" on a romantic holiday in the real world.
The thought of sitting in a 200 degree Celsius (about 400 degrees Fahrenheit) clay kiln may seem like some form of torture to some. But to South Koreans, these clay kilns used to produced charcoal at night, are doubling as luxury spas by day.
Historian William Dalrymple contributes an opinion piece, "The Muslims in the Middle," to the Op-Ed page of the New York Times, detailing the rise of Sufism, a deeply rooted resistance movement against violent Islamic radicalism.
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