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Thursday, Apr 26

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Britain's Prince William will be brother Harry's best man at wedding

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Prince Harry has asked his elder brother Prince William to be best man at his wedding to U.S. actress Meghan Markle next month, his office said.

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Turkey's Eastern Express puts romance back on track

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24-hour train ride from Ankara to Armenian border becomes venue for fun, adventure, socializing and new experiences, thanks to social media. Rough cut (no reporter narration)

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Beloved princes: Boys become Buddhist novices in Thailand

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MAE HONG SON, Thailand (Reuters) - Golden umbrellas draped in beads and flowers provide shade for boys as young as seven riding on their fathers' shoulders in a procession through the mountain town of Mae Hong Son on Thailand's northern…

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Giant sloth vs. ancient man: fossil footprints track prehistoric hunt

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BOURNEMOUTH, England (Reuters) - Scientists have uncovered evidence of ancient humans engaged in a deadly face-off with a giant sloth, showing for the first time how our ancestors might have tackled such a formidable prey.

Florida man's Princess Di collection celebrates her legacy, fills house

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MIAMI (Reuters) - John Hoatson's home is a shrine to Princess Diana, with everything from a wedding day portrait to a plush doll and miniature replicas of her wedding shoes.

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Factbox: Commoners who have married into royal families

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LONDON (Reuters) - In just over three weeks, U.S. actress Meghan Markle will join a select group of "commoners" to marry into a royal family when she weds Britain's Prince Harry at Windsor Castle.

Wednesday, Apr 25

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Modigliani's largest nude to go under hammer, seen at $150 million

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HONG KONG (Reuters) - A painting of a reclining nude by Italian artist Amedeo Modigliani is set to go under the hammer in New York on May 14 with a record sale estimate of $150 million, auction house Sotheby's announced on Tuesday.

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China's Lisu aim to save crossbow culture

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LUSHUI, China (Reuters) - Deep inside mountains along the China-Myanmar border, a 26-year-old ethnic Lisu villager, surnamed Zhang, sharpens his crossbow arrows to prepare for a hunt.

Tuesday, Apr 24

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Gospel choir to sing at wedding of UK Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

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LONDON (Reuters) - A Christian gospel choir and a teenage cellist will provide some of the music at the wedding of Britain's Prince Harry and his American fiancee Meghan Markle next month, Kensington...

Monday, Apr 23

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It's a boy: 'Very excited' Prince William takes Kate home after birth of prince

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LONDON (Reuters) - Kate, wife of Prince William, smiled and waved as she left hospital on Monday after giving birth to a boy who is now fifth in line to the British throne.

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It's a boy: Kate to leave hospital after giving birth to a prince

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LONDON (Reuters) - Kate, wife of Britain's Prince William, will leave hospital in London on Monday after giving birth to a healthy baby boy.

It's a boy: Kate to leave hospital after giving birth to a prince

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LONDON (Reuters) - Kate, wife of Britain's Prince William, will leave hospital in London on Monday after giving birth to a healthy baby boy.

All dolled up for Britain's royal wedding

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Like many Americans, Shirley Lee fell in love with Meghan Markle and Britain's Prince Harry the day they announced their engagement last November.

Sunday, Apr 22

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Iraqi shrine tablets offer blessings, cures and a living

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KERBALA, Iraq (Reuters) - For pilgrims, the clay tablets from Iraq's Shi'ite Muslim Kerbala shrine are a blessing, an aid to prayer, even a cure for sickness. For local families, the are all that, and also a business.

Saturday, Apr 21

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Shadow-boxing tough guy should protect home-alone Japanese women

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TOKYO (Reuters) - Behind the apartment's curtain, a tough guy is boxing, throwing left and right hooks and jabs, and lunging forward, enough to make any passing criminal think twice before breaking in.

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Igor the Siberian tiger gets stem-cell hip treatment in Hungary

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SZEGED, Hungary (Reuters) - Igor, a Siberian tiger in a Hungarian zoo, received stem-cell joint treatment on Wednesday which doctors hoped would help heal its hip and allow it to live happily, on less medicine.

Friday, Apr 20

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Fashion and the environment, an uncomfortable fit for McCartney

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LONDON (Reuters) - The booming fashion industry is medieval in its approach to manufacturing and needs to modernize in order to radically cut the damage it is doing to the environment, British designer Stella McCartney has said.

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Horses throw toads to win quirky British pub championship

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LONDON (Reuters) - With the final brass "toad" nestled at the bottom of the hole, team members from the Black Horse club jumped in the air to chest bump after becoming world champions at one of Britain's more obscure pub games.

Thursday, Apr 19

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Flatpack fear no more? Robot assembles IKEA chair frame

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Robots in Singapore have completed a task many humans dread - assembling flat-packed IKEA furniture. Sifting through pages of instructions and a jumble of screws and bolts to build the low-cost Swedish furniture may soon be a thing of the…

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Makeup courses for blind Brazilian women boost self-image

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SAO PAULO (Reuters) - No mirrors needed by these women when they apply eye-liner, mascara and blush brushes. They can't see their faces.

UK pottery produces 'well suited' Harry and Meghan wedding mugs

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LONDON (Reuters) - A British pottery is producing royal wedding mugs emblazoned with the description of Prince Harry and U.S. actress Meghan Markle as "game changers, free spirits, big hearts and well-suited".

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Saudi cinema launch ends decades-old ban, public screenings start Friday

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RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia launched its first commercial movie theater on Wednesday, ending a nearly 40-year ban on cinemas under a push by the crown prince to modernize the deeply conservative Muslim kingdom.

Saudi cinema launch ends decades-old ban, public screenings start Friday

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RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia launched its first commercial movie theater on Wednesday, ending a nearly 40-year ban on cinemas under a push by the crown prince to modernize the deeply conservative Muslim kingdom.

Wednesday, Apr 18

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Saudi Arabia to launch first new cinema at private VIP event

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RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia is launching its first commercial movie theatre on Wednesday as it ends a nearly 40-year ban on cinemas under a push by the crown prince to open up the deeply conservative Muslim kingdom.

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Last of UK Queen Elizabeth's beloved corgi dogs has died: Daily Mail

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LONDON (Reuters) - The last of Queen Elizabeth's corgi dogs, who appeared with the British monarch for a film segment during the 2012 London Olympic Games opening ceremony, has died at the age of 14,...

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Marx birthplace cashes in on 0 euro notes for anniversary

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BERLIN (Reuters) - The German city of Trier is struggling to keep up with demand for 0-euro notes, bearing the face of its most famous son and communism's creator Karl Marx, and sold for 3 euros each as part of celebrations for his 200th…

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Warner Bros' $1 billion theme park in Abu Dhabi to open in July

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ABU DHABI (Reuters) - Abu Dhabi hopes the opening of a $1 billion Warner Bros theme park in July will help it in its bid to nearly double the number of tourists visiting the emirate over the next few years.

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How healthy is too healthy? EU warns about green tea supplements

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BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Taking high doses of supplements containing green tea extracts may be associated with liver damage, according to new research from the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).

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Back hygge for happiness: Danes seek UNESCO recognition

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COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Denmark will ask the United Nations cultural agency UNESCO to recognise officially the concept of 'hygge' - a reason, Danes argue, why their country is among the happiest in the world.

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Famed UK royal biographer says Diana would approve of Meghan

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LONDON (Reuters) - Princess Diana would approve of her son Prince Harry's marriage to U.S. actress Meghan Markle, according to author Andrew Morton whose famous biography of the late royal caused uproar in Britain some 25 years ago.