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When clowns celebrate a clown

Clowns and entertainers in the pews at All Saints Church in London, gathered to remember Grimaldi. Photos: Reuters
 
 
 
11 Feb 2017
Dressed in bright colours and wearing shiny red noses, dozens of clowns gathered in London on Feb 5 to celebrate the life of the art form’s founding father.   Bold makeup, bowler hats and oversized bow ties were on show at All...
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Four Seasons Paris first hotel to boast Michelin stars for all restaurants

Four Seasons in Paris becomes first hotel in Europe to boast Michelin stars for all restaurants
L'Orangerie, chef David Bizet
 
11 Feb 2017
The Four Seasons Hotel George V in Paris has become the first hotel in Europe to score Michelin stars for all three of its restaurants.    Le George and L’Orangerie each unlocked their first Michelin star in the latest...
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Population Council aims to eliminate FGM by 2030

08 Feb 2017
Egyptian society has responded to efforts made by national institutions to confront the phenomenon of female genital mutilation, according to the National Population Council’s FGM Abandonment and Family Empowerment Program....
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CNN recommends Egypt among best 20 destinations not to be missed

These world-wandering experts have seen the world and here they share their favorite destinations, and why they think they are 'not to be missed'. CNN
07 Feb 2017
From pilots to travel photographers, train aficionados to tour guides, these world-wandering experts have seen the world.  Here they share their favorite destinations, and why they think they shouldn't be missed. Visit Egypt...
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Trump doll offered for 2017 Girls Day


Japanese dolls depicting US President Donald Trump (L) and Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike, as part of a traditional set of Japanese ornamental hina dolls used in Japan to celebrate Girls' Day. Pictured at the doll-maker's (Kyugetsu Co Ltd) main shop in Tokyo, Japan, January 26, 2017 (Toru Hanai / Reuters). 

 
06 Feb 2017
A traditional Japanese doll modeled after US President Donald Trump has raised eyebrows among some Tokyo shoppers ahead of "Girls Day", a holiday meant to celebrate the health and happiness of girls. The Trump doll, clad in a...
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A look at some of the world's different types of pancakes

France's classic Crepe Suzette (Photo courtesy: AFP Relaxnews/ Wiktory / Istock)
 
04 Feb 2017
With Mardi Gras, Pancake Day and Candlemass just around the corner, pancakes will be on the menu this February in various parts of the world. From France's crêpe Suzette to Britain's crumpets, countries across the globe have their...
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Where dreams come true: staying in Rome's secret palaces

Venice, Rome
04 Feb 2017
Times have changed for Roman nobles who have long shied away from mingling with the masses.   Now they're opening the doors wide to their secret Palazzos -- all for a fee. Guided tours, complete with anecdotes and munchies, now...
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Falcons on a plane: first class treatment for birds of prey

Ahmet Yasar posted this viral photograph of tens of falcons and says they were traveling to Jeddah in Saudi Arabia.



 



 
03 Feb 2017
Have you ever boarded a flight dreading who might be your neighbor for the next few hours? Maybe they'll snore, or encroach on your personal space, or perhaps it'll be a screaming baby.   Passengers flying on Qatar, Emirates,...
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Would you try sushi chocolate bars?

Sushi KitKat bars
03 Feb 2017
KitKat has just released images of its wild new "sushi" sets and we can't decide whether to be relieved or upset about the fact they're only available for a limited time. The bars come in three flavors, which fortunately...
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Belgian entrepreneur invites you to scuba dive to dinner

Belgians Florence Lutje Spelberg and Nicolas Mouchart drink champagne while sitting inside 'The Pearl', a spheric dining room placed 5 metres underwater in the NEMO33 diving center, one of the world's deepest pools (33 metre/36 yards) built to train professional divers, before enjoying a meal inside, in Brussels, Belgium January 30, 2017. Picture taken January 30, 2017 REUTERS/Yves Herman
01 Feb 2017
Pulling on their scuba gear and flippers at a swimming pool in Brussels, Nicolas Mouchart and his wife Florence are not just going diving - they're going out for dinner. Lowering themselves to the floor of the pool, an especially deep...
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