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British tulle artist Benjamin Shine launches New York exhibit

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Artist Benjamin Shine hopes the launch of a new installation featuring his signature tulle fabrics in a New York department store window display at Bergdorf Goodman will inspire…

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Wagner-loving Merkel has night at opera with husband

BAYREUTH, Germany (Reuters) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel walked the red carpet before the country’s press on Tuesday as she attended the annual Bayreuth Wagner opera festival with her husband.

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British princes regret rushed final conversation with mother Diana

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s Prince William and Harry have spoken of their regret over the last conversation they had with their mother Princess Diana before she died, saying the telephone call was …

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What are the Predictions for the 2017 Hurricane Season?

The 1st of June marked the beginning of the Atlantic hurricane season for 2017. This means that there is a high chance of encountering bad weather for those who will be on the east coast, gulf coast or Caribbean coast. The hurricane season can bring three types of storms including storms, hurricane and major hurricane. A major hurricane is a dangerous hurricane that can produce up to category 3 wind. Category 3 wind is considered a powerful wind that can travel at a speed of up to 100 miles per hour. Many weather forecast entities have shared their predictions on the upcoming hurricane season to get the people prepared.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) predicts that there will be about 11 – 17 named storms going to take place in the upcoming hurricane season. This number is higher than the average number of storms that occur every 30 years. According to NOAA, there will be at least 5 – 7 of the named storms will turn into hurricanes. They also predicted that there will be at least 2 – 4 of the named storms is expected to turn into a major hurricane.

The predictions that NOAA made is based on a number of factors and one of the factors is that NOAA has detected a higher temperature on the North Atlantic sea surface
. The second factor that leads NOAA into making such predictions is that they forecast El Nino will not take place. Strong El Nino can push back the wind and prevent cyclones from being formed in the tropical Atlantic Ocean. So, the prediction of the non existence of El Nino means that there will be more activities in the upcoming season. Another factor that lead NOAA to made these predictions is the lower than average vertical wind shear on the Atlantic sea.

The Weather Company has also made a prediction on the upcoming hurricane season. In their latest update, they forecast that there will be 14 named storms, and 6 hurricanes and 3 major hurricanes. The Weather Company’s first prediction in April has lower forecast number compared to the last update. They claim that the hurricane can be less serious if El Nino develops half way through the hurricane season. At this moment, they don’t know the extent of the seriousness for any potential upcoming hurricanes, but many experts agree property owners need to be proactive with having the right insurance and safeguarding their homes against potential storms.

The hurricane season for the Atlantic sea will take place from 1 June to Nov. 30. Experts have stated that formation of the storm can take place outside of these months for example tropical storm Arlene. No one knows for sure whether one or more hurricane will strike the USA. Even if the tropical storm is weak, it is also possible that it can hit the USA.

Sons remember Princess Diana in film 20 years after her death

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s Prince William and his brother Harry recall memories from their childhood 20 years after the sudden death of their mother, Princess Diana, in a new television documentary…

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Thousands dance through Berlin to promote gay and lesbian rights

BERLIN (Reuters) – Thousands of revelers danced through the streets of Berlin on Saturday, many of them waving rainbow-colored flags, as they promoted lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights in…

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Hijab cosplay takes off as Muslim women embrace fan culture

JAKARTA (Reuters) – After donning a blue Cinderella dress, Sind Yanti carefully arranges her pale yellow “hijab”, or traditional headscarf, into folds that resemble hair.

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Egypt’s ‘Cool Runnings’ Special Olympians train for snowshoeing – on sand

ALEXANDRIA, Egypt (Reuters) – For Egypt’s Special Olympics athletes, a lack of snow in their homeland did not stop them winning medals at this year’s Winter Games. They trained on a surface that…

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China blogger highlights generational tensions over marriage

BEIJING (Reuters) – A Chinese female blogger who posed as a man’s Lunar New Year girlfriend says her experience illustrates the generational tensions over finding a marriage partner in China.

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Tourists eye Cambodia’s new world heritage site

PHNOM PENH (Reuters) – Tourists flocked to Cambodia’s newest world heritage site on the weekend, the 16th and 17th century forest temple of Sambor Prei Kuk after it was recently added to the U.N….

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