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Princess Diana letter about troublesome son Harry sold at auction

LONDON, Jan 6: A collection of handwritten notes by the late Princess Diana, one of which reveals that her younger son Prince Harry was constantly in trouble at school, went under the hammer on Thursday, selling for well above target prices. The six notes, sold at Cheffins auction house in Cambridge, were written to Cyril Dickman who served as chief ...Full Article

105-year-old Frenchman pedals into history books

SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES, France, Jan 5: A 105-year-old Frenchman set a new one-hour cycling record for his age on Wednesday (Jan 4) – although Robert Marchand was already in a class ...Full Article

Penguin chicks and tiger cubs: London Zoo begins annual residents count

LONDON, Jan 4: Keepers at ZSL London zoo began the mammoth task of counting the park’s more than 700 species on Tuesday, using treats to entice some animals out ...Full Article

Cuba’s Santeria priests forecast prosperity in New Year’s prophesy

HAVANA, Jan 4: Priests from Cuba’s Afro-Cuban religion forecast a prosperous 2017 in their New Year’s prophecy and told Cubans to be hopeful despite the economic and diplomatic headwinds ...Full Article

Tyrus Wong, pioneer Bambi artist, dies at 106

LOS ANGELES, Jan 3: (Variety.com): Tyrus Wong, whose paintings served as visual inspiration for Disney’s animated classic Bambi, died Friday, Dec. 30. He was 106. Wong’s death was announced on ...Full Article

Harry Potter anniversary among Britain’s tourism highlights in 2017

LONDON, Dec 30: A British official tourism body on Thursday listed several anniversaries and celebrations as the country’s tourism highlights in 2017, including the anniversary of the first Harry Potter ...Full Article

Britain cracks down on illegal nail-salon workers in fight against modern slavery

LONDON, Dec 30: British immigration officers have raided nearly 300 nail salons and arrested 97 people, mostly from Vietnam, for suspected immigration offences as part of a drive to ...Full Article

‘Zero Trash year’ mission aims for a greener Earth

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 29: Embarking on a Zero Trash Year mission may leave skeptics wondering on the logic behind the whole idea, what more when one should not generate ...Full Article

China plans ‘toilet revolution’ to boost tourism

BEIJING, Dec 29: China said it will boost investment in tourism, with plans to develop rustbelt regions and upgrade public toilets high on its to-do list as it looks ...Full Article

‘Brexit – We’re making a mess of it’: mashup artists lampoon Britain’s leaders

LONDON, Dec 29: In a satire of the 2016 Brexit vote, mashup artists lampoon Britain’s leaders in a video which re-edits their words to say the European Union referendum ...Full Article
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