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From Prague to Mongolia, wild horses return to the steppes

GREAT GOBI B, Mongolia (Reuters) – A quarter-century-old project to repopulate the steppes of Mongolia with wild horses was kept alive as four animals made the long trip back to their ancestral home…

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British model Moss immortalized as mannequin-style sculpture

LONDON (Reuters) – British supermodel Kate Moss has been stripped down and immortalized as a naked, armless mannequin in an advant-garde sculpture titled ‘MILF’, which has gone on display in London.

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At women-only salon in Brooklyn, Muslim-Americans prepare for Eid

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Nevien Shehadeh, 19, was one of many Muslim women who chose Le’Jemalik Salon and Boutique in New York’s borough of Brooklyn on Friday to prepare for the Eid al-Fitr holiday.

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Indian toilet charity renames village after Trump

MARORA, India (Reuters) – A toilet charity has renamed an Indian village after U.S. President Donald Trump as part of a promotional push to raise cash and support for better sanitation.

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Harry Potter still casts spell for fans 20 years on

LONDON (Reuters) – Dressed in a long black gown and holding a wand, George Massingham is keen for everyone to know he is a Harry Potter super fan.

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Melania’s birth country Slovenia hopes to boost tourism revenues

LJUBLJANA (Reuters) – Slovenia, the country where U.S. First Lady Melania Trump was born, hopes to strongly increase tourism revenues in the coming years, the government said in a statement on…

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Camels caught up in Qatar feud reunited with their owners

ABU SAMRA, QATAR-SAUDI ARABIA BORDER (Reuters) – Thousands of camels crossed Saudi Arabia’s desert border into Qatar on Tuesday and were reunited with their owners after being stranded for days at a…

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Thames waters stirred at Henley as women’s regatta marks 30 years

HENLEY-ON-THAMES, England (Reuters) – The river running through the Oxfordshire town of Henley-on-Thames was heaving with boats, oars and athletes this past weekend, but it was not, as might be…

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China’s Great Wall repaired with simple tools, bricks of old

BEIJING (Reuters) – At one of the most treacherous and least restored stretches of China’s Great Wall, a line of pack mules halted upon emerging from the gloom of a dense forest draped in mist and…

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As art flies off the walls at Basel, buyers beware, experts warn

BASEL, Switzerland (Reuters) – “When did so many people start caring about contemporary art?” wondered Marc Glimcher, head of the Pace gallery empire, as he busily made deals at Art Basel’s VIP…

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