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Hi-tech illusions bring Queen Victoria’s palace to life in UK Summer exhibition

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Hi-tech illusions bring Queen Victoria’s palace to life in UK Summer exhibition

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth visited an exhibition dedicated to her great-great-grandmother Victoria on Wednesday, which uses cutting-edge technology to recreate Buckingham Palace as it was during the…

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Neil Armstrong’s Apollo 11 spacesuit unveiled at Smithsonian

The spacesuit astronaut Neil Armstrong wore during his mission to the moon went on public display for the first time in 13 years on Tuesday, at the Smithsonian’s Air and Space Museum exactly 50 years…

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Egypt opens museum commemorating Nobel laureate Naguib Mahfouz

A museum commemorating the life and works of Egyptian novelist Naguib Mahfouz has opened in Cairo, nearly 13 years after the Nobel laureate’s death.

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European leaders join Macron for Bastille Day parade

European leaders including German Chancellor Angela Merkel joined French President Emmanuel Macron on Sunday for the traditional Bastille Day military parade in Paris, which this year honoured…

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Egypt opens Sneferu’s ‘Bent’ Pyramid in Dahshur to public

Egypt opened to visitors on Saturday the “Bent” Pyramid built for pharaoh Sneferu, a 101-meter structure just south of Cairo that marks a key step in the evolution of pyramid construction.

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Customers over the moon with messages on Hong Kong cakes

A Hong Kong bakery is doing a roaring trade in mooncakes stamped with messages asking residents to keep up pro-democracy protests.

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Back on the map: Lebanon hopes for best tourist season in years

Ibrahim Zeeb is visiting Lebanon for the first time in years and says it’s the food he has missed most.

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Remains of one of Napoleon’s 1812 generals believed found in Russia

More than 200 years after he died of his battlefield wounds in Russia, archaeologists believe they have found the remains of one of Napoleon Bonaparte’s favorite generals buried in a park beneath the…

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Three people gored on first day of Spanish bull-running festival

Three people were gored and a further two people suffered head trauma during the first day of Spain’s best-known bull-running festival in the northern town of Pamplona on Sunday, the Red Cross said.

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Lithuanian couple defends world wife-carrying championship title

A Lithuanian couple won the World Wife-Carrying Championship for a second time in a row in the Finnish town of Sonkajarvi on Saturday, triumphing in a contest where men complete an obstacle course…

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