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  • Finding fakes: Mobile phones help detect counterfeit seeds in Kenya

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    Finding fakes: Mobile phones help detect counterfeit seeds in Kenya

    NTULELE (Kenya), Nov 19 — Besides more unpredictable weather and changing crop diseases, Kenyan farmers face another worry: Counterfeit seed. Seed sold as something other than...

  • Purple hair don't care: The stars that transitioned to violet in 2018

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    Purple hair don't care: The stars that transitioned to violet in 2018

    NEW YORK, Nov 19 ― “Ultra Violet” was the Pantone colour of the year, so it's no surprise that the stars looked to the beautiful shade for inspiration when considering their...

  • Egyptian enthusiasts get American wrestling off the ground

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    Egyptian enthusiasts get American wrestling off the ground

  • Giant Damien Hirst uterus sculptures catch eye at Qatar hospital

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    Giant Damien Hirst uterus sculptures catch eye at Qatar hospital

  • Egyptians celebrate falconry heritage

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    Egyptians celebrate falconry heritage

  • India’s first elephant hospital cheers animal activists, draws tourists

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    India’s first elephant hospital cheers animal activists, draws tourists

  • But is it art? Pranksters plant missing 'Picasso' in Romania

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    But is it art? Pranksters plant missing 'Picasso' in Romania

  • Looters plunder Albania’s sunken treasures

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    Looters plunder Albania’s sunken treasures

  • Missing St Mark mosaic finally returns to Cyprus

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    Missing St Mark mosaic finally returns to Cyprus

  • From crabs and mermaids to Santa riding a seahorse, deck the halls in aquatic style this holiday

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    From crabs and mermaids to Santa riding a seahorse, deck the halls in aquatic style this holiday

  • Beauty stocking stuffers for the holiday season

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    Beauty stocking stuffers for the holiday season

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  • Female pet dogs can lower your child’s risk of asthma?

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    Female pet dogs can lower your child’s risk of asthma?

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    World's sexiest hotel rooms around the world

  • Study: Meditation helps conflict veterans with PTSD

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    Study: Meditation helps conflict veterans with PTSD

  • Stolen Picasso resurfaces in Romania

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    Stolen Picasso resurfaces in Romania

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  • Sustainable Christmas gifts for eco-friendly skiers

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    Sustainable Christmas gifts for eco-friendly skiers

    NEW YORK, Nov 19 ― As we become more aware of our environmental impact, many sportswear brands are leading the way towards a more sustainable lifestyle by using a variety of...

  • Greenland seeks tourists, investors with new airports

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    Greenland seeks tourists, investors with new airports

    NUUK, Nov 19 — Greenland’s parliament has adopted a plan to upgrade or build airports to serve the massive North Atlantic island, keen to attract more tourists to its pristine...

  • On the waterfront: Bryggen by day and by night

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    On the waterfront: Bryggen by day and by night

    BERGEN (Norway), Nov 18 — Is there a city more idyllic than Bergen? Cradled in between the peak of Mount Fløyen and the pristine blue waters of the Byfjorden, the most...

  • Growing up Peranakan: Stories of one Malaccan family

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    Growing up Peranakan: Stories of one Malaccan family

    MELAKA, Nov 18 — How often do we hear our parents or grandparents tell us the stories of yesteryear? Too often such tales, especially those of our own families, are lost to...

  • Massachusetts to start selling recreational marijuana

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    Massachusetts to start selling recreational marijuana

    MASSACHUSETTS, Nov 18 ― Massachusetts is joining the growing list of US states where Americans can walk into a shop and legally buy recreational marijuana, with two stores due...

  • Sustainable Christmas gifts ideas for eco-conscious runners

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    Sustainable Christmas gifts ideas for eco-conscious runners

    NEW YORK, Nov 18 ― As we become more aware of our environmental impact, many sportswear brands are leading the way towards a more sustainable lifestyle by using a variety of...

  • New coffee table book features ‘the world's sexiest’ hotel bedrooms around the world

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    New coffee table book features ‘the world's sexiest’ hotel bedrooms around the world

    LONDON, Nov 18 ― Boutique hotel site Mr and Mrs Smith have released a new book for design aficionados and globetrotters that curates what they're calling “the world's sexiest...

  • Growing up with a female dog may reduce a child’s risk of asthma

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    Growing up with a female dog may reduce a child’s risk of asthma

    STOCKHOLM, Nov 17 — New Swedish research has found that growing up with a dog is linked to a lower risk of asthma in children, especially if the dog is female. Carried out by...

  • Taking omega-3 fatty acids during pregnancy can reduce the risk of premature birth

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    Taking omega-3 fatty acids during pregnancy can reduce the risk of premature birth

    LONDON, Nov 17 — A new review has found that taking omega-3 supplements during pregnancy could reduce the risk of premature births. Published on Thursday, the new Cochrane...

  • Tea or coffee? The answer might be genetic

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    Tea or coffee? The answer might be genetic

    NEW YORK, Nov 17 — In new research studying how genetic factors determine taste, scientists now believe they know why some humans prefer coffee while others opt for tea. A paper...

  • Top hotel chains in China apologise after dirty cleaning expose

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    Top hotel chains in China apologise after dirty cleaning expose

    BEIJING, Nov 17 — The Ritz-Cartlon and other five-star hotels in China apologised after a video exposing unhygienic cleaning practises went viral online this week in the latest...

  • Stolen Picasso resurfaces in Romania six years later

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    Stolen Picasso resurfaces in Romania six years later

    BUCHAREST, Nov 18 — 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...

  • American travel to Europe this holiday season up 23pc

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    American travel to Europe this holiday season up 23pc

    LISBON, Nov 17 ― Lisbon, Portugal is enjoying explosive growth among American travellers, registering more than 100 per cent growth in travel for this holiday season. ...

  • Cultural renaissance sweeps Latvia for centenary

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    Cultural renaissance sweeps Latvia for centenary

    RIGA, Nov 17 ― With homegrown books and films topping sales in Latvia after decades of foreign cultural domination, the small Baltic state is in the throes of a cultural...

  • Meditation helps conflict veterans with PTSD, study shows

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    Meditation helps conflict veterans with PTSD, study shows

    LOS ANGELES, Nov 17 — Transcendental meditation — the practice of effortless thinking — may be as effective at treating PTSD in conflict veterans as traditional therapy, US...

  • ‘Be visible and loud’ to drive #MeToo forwards, say women

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    ‘Be visible and loud’ to drive #MeToo forwards, say women

    LONDON, Nov 16 ― Women have to be “visible and loud” in their fight for equality to build on the gains of the #MeToo movement, activists said as they push for legal reform,...

  • Lack of school toilets puts 620 million children in danger, report reveals

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    Lack of school toilets puts 620 million children in danger, report reveals

    LONDON, Nov 16 ― A lack of proper school toilets threatens the health, education and safety of at least 620 million children around the world, the charity WaterAid said in a new...

  • ‘Angel’, 80, drives to aid of poor St Petersburg pensioners

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    ‘Angel’, 80, drives to aid of poor St Petersburg pensioners

    SAINT PETERSBURG (Russia), Nov 16 ― Long retired from her job as a Saint Petersburg trolley driver, 80-year-old Galina Yakovleva still spends her days behind the wheel, but now...

  • South Africa coding clubs plug township youth into future

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    South Africa coding clubs plug township youth into future

    MIDRAND (South Africa), Nov 16 ― It's Wednesday, 2.00pm sharp in the densely-populated South African township of Ivory Park on the outskirts of Midrand ― time for about 60...