Meghan Markle dons apron on return to co...

Meghan Markle dons apron on return to community kitchen set up after London fire


Meghan Markle, the wife of Prince Harry, chopped vegetables and packed food into boxes on Wednesday as she returned to a London community kitchen project formed after the Grenfell Tower fire last...

Mali singer Salif Keita highlights plight of African albinos

Like many people, Malian musician Salif Keita first became aware he was different when he started school. His skin was white; all the other kids were black.

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Egypt celebrates antiquities museum before new institution takes the limelight

Bright lights illuminated the Egyptian Museum in Cairo's Tahrir Square on Monday during a celebration that could mark the last time the two-storey museum is feted as one of Egypt's main tourist...

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Sotheby's holds its first auction for watches in the Middle East

Sotheby's held its first auction for watches in Dubai on Monday, fetching a total of $2.6 million with 121 lots.

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'Missing Picasso' found in Romania may be hoax - media

A painting that Romanian prosecutors said on Sunday might be a work by Pablo Picasso stolen in 2012 is more likely a forgery created as a publicity stunt, Dutch media reported.

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Egyptians celebrate Prophet Mohammad's birth but miss sugar dolls

Nostalgic Egyptians are reminiscing over the ceremonial sugar dolls that were once the highlight of festivities to celebrate the Prophet Mohammad's birthday, as traditional practices slowly die out.

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Nobel literature body rejigs committee after sex scandal

The body that picks the winner of the annual Nobel Prize in Literature is setting up a new selection committee in a bid to draw a line under a sex scandal that forced it to cancel this year's prize.

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Nigerian millennials fuel domestic tourism

Deola Akeju stood under the gushing waterfalls of Ikogosi in western Nigeria, laughing with her friends and other travelers as they explored the forest's pools and streams.

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Stolen Picasso resurfaces in Romania six years later

A painting believed to be "Tête d’Arlequin" by Pablo Picasso stolen in 2012 from Rotterdam’s Kunsthal museum has turned up in Romania, prosecutors said on Sunday.

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Oh boy - vintage Mickey Mouse posters to fetch thousands at auction

Seven rare vintage posters of Mickey Mouse are expected to fetch thousands of dollars at an auction that coincides with the 90th anniversary of the cartoon character's first film appearance.

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Therapy through song: Choir helps Hungarian lung patients breathe more easily

A Hungarian doctor has prescribed her lung disease patients a new form of physical and spiritual therapy - singing in public as part of a choir.

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Easter Island delegation heads to British Museum to lobby for statue return

A delegation from Easter Island will arrive in London next week to seek the return from the British Museum of one of the native Polynesians' emblematic statues.

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Taiwan's "notebook boy" commits his memories in writing

Nine years ago, Chen seriously damaged his hippocampus, a part of the brain associated with forming memories, in a traffic accident.

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Archaeologists discover 15th century indigenous tombs in Bolivia

A team of archaeologists in Bolivia said they have discovered tombs containing over a hundred bundles of artifacts and human remains dating more than 500 years old that belonged to an indigenous...

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Marie-Antoinette jewels soar at 'once in a lifetime' sale: Sotheby's

A royal treasure trove including jewels that belonged to French Queen Marie-Antoinette fetched 53.5 million Swiss francs ($53.2 million) on Wednesday, as collectors snapped up rare historic gems...

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Grappling with taboos, Iraqi women join wrestling squad

The toughest fight that Iraqi freestyle wrestler Alia Hussein ever faced was convincing her family that women should be allowed to grapple.

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Phallic-shaped owl statue in Serbia's north sparks protests

Thousands of keen bird-watchers flock to Serbia's northern town of Kikinda every winter to see one of the world's largest roosting populations of long-eared owls.

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Pubic hair and eight-pack abs - it's got to be Michelangelo

A team of researchers led by Fitzwilliam Museum at Cambridge University has collected what they say is clear evidence to confirm a claim that two bronze sculptures of muscular men riding panthers...

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Bourbon Parma jewels fetch record $53.2 million including Marie Antoinette gems

One hundred Bourbon Parma family jewels, including 10 pieces that belonged to French Queen Marie Antoinette, fetched 53.5 million Swiss francs ($53.2 million), setting a world record for a royal...

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British queen pays tribute to son Prince Charles as he turns 70

Britain's Queen Elizabeth paid tribute to her "duchy original" son Prince Charles as he celebrated his 70th birthday on Wednesday at a party at Buckingham Palace.

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