Potato-based edible bags and cutlery made by Swede
A Swedish product designer says his prototype range of throw-away knives, forks, and spoons made from potato starch could help the fast-food industry cope with a European ban on single-use plastics. Jim Drury reports.

Recycling machine has 'cracking' solution to plastic pollution
British firm Recycling Technologies has built a machine that transforms hard-to-recycle waste plastic into a novel raw material, called Plaxx, through a process called 'thermal cracking'. Matthew Stock reports.

Blinds harness the sun's energy to double as solar panels
Ukrainian firm makes solar panel window blinds that give millions of people living in apartments access to solar power. Roselle Chen reports.

Facebook hits 20-month low on regulation jitters
Shares of Facebook tumbled further into bear market territory Friday as investors grew more concerned about the increasing prospect of profit-eating regulations out of Washington.

Face off: Realistic masks made in Japan find demand from tech, car companies
Super-realistic face masks made by a Japanese company are in demand from the domestic tech and entertainment industries and could be used to improve facial recognition software. Francesca Lynagh reports

Hugh Jackman honored with Kirk Douglas Award in Santa Barbara
Hugh Jackman has been honored with Kirk Douglas Award at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival. Simon Thompson reports.

Netflix star Millie Bobby Brown named youngest-ever UNICEF envoy
The star pledges to speak out for millions of children and young people whose voices had been silenced. Rough cut (no reporter narration)

Leonardo Dicaprio and Robert De Niro pay tribute to Martin Scorsese
The famed director is honored at the Museum of Modern Art Film Benefit. Rough cut (no reporter narration)

Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan guests of honour at Royal Variety show
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex greeted performers at the Royal Variety Performance in London. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

Frank and Barbara Sinatra's rare personal items go up for auction
Rare items from the personal collection of Barbara and Frank Sinatra are up for auction for the first time. Rough Cut. No Reporter Narration.

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Airline etiquette: Tips from an expert
I was sitting in an aisle seat on a flight earlier this year when a fellow traveler approached and politely said he thought I may be sitting in his seat.

India's first woman with a Michelin star
Chef Garima Arora just became the first Indian woman to win a Michelin star.

New Zealand asks travelers to pledge a 'Tiaki Promise'
New Zealand is known for its strict environmental rules and regulations.

Eat your way through Mexico City's largest market
Mexico City's love affair with food is all-encompassing, and no trip is complete without a thorough food tour of Mercado de la Merced, the city's largest market and one of its oldest.

Go glamping with Hello Kitty in Japan
Hello Kitty is one of Japan's most popular -- and definitely most adorable -- exports.

Baby giraffe runs into public's hearts at Berlin zoo
Born at Tierpark zoo two weeks ago, Ella the giraffe is a vital addition to the species being bred in Germany in an attempt to create a reserve population against shrinking numbers in the wild. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

Meet the turkeys Trump will pardon
"Peas and "Carrot", two lucky turkeys to be spared from the Thanksgiving table by President Trump on Tuesday, were introduced to the public on Monday by Willard hotel General Manager Markus Platzer and National Turkey Federation Chairman Jeff Sveen. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

Welcome to China's gravity-defying quarry hotel
It looks like something out of a James Bond movie - but questions have been asked about the safety of this unusual hotel.

Archaeologists discover 15th century indigenous tombs in Bolivia
The tombs contain more than 100 bundles of artifacts and human remains that date back more than 500 years. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

Marie-Antoinette jewels sell for record sum
A royal treasure trove including jewels that belonged to French Queen Marie-Antoinette fetched 53.5 million Swiss francs ($53.2 million) on Wednesday (November 14), setting a world record for a royal collection, Sotheby's said.