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Want to be happy, tolerant, young? UAE has a ministry for that


DUBAI It sounds a bit New Age, but the United Arab Emirates has just appointed state ministers for happiness, tolerance and youth.

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Haitians put aside political woes to celebrate Carnival

PORT-AU-PRINCE - Haitians put aside their political concerns and took to the streets  to dance and celebrate Carnival in the impoverished Caribbean nation. | Video

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Catholics in Philippines mark start of Lent on Ash Wednesday

MANILA - Catholics wait in line at the Baclaran Church in  Manila to have their foreheads marked with ashes in the sign of a cross and attend Mass on Ash Wednesday, which marks the beginning of season of Lent. | Video

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In Kenya's Rift Valley, blood and bulls mark gateway to manhood


BARINGO COUNTY, Kenya In an isolated region in Kenya’s Rift Valley, young men spear a bull in a ceremony that marks a gateway to adulthood.

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Hunting houbara: royal kidnap casts spotlight on Gulf 'sport of kings'


DOHA Every year the houbara bustard, a rare desert bird whose meat is prized by Arab sheikhs as an aphrodisiac, migrates from Central Asia to the far reaches of Iraq and Pakistan in search of a mild climate and a place to breed.

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Rapidly aging Thailand tells businesses to hire more elderly


BANGKOK Pornsak Bowornsrisuk pulls an umbrella towards him to shield his head of thick gray hair from the blazing sunshine at the Bangkok bus terminal he manages.

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Putin may benefit from meeting of pope and patriarch


VATICAN CITY/MOSCOW A meeting between Pope Francis and Russia's Orthodox Patriarch Kirill on Friday could not happen without a green light from President Vladimir Putin, diplomats and analysts say, and he may be one the beneficiaries.

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Tue, Feb 9 2016

Millennials are shifting car ownership model; ask Toyota


TOKYO When Toyota Motor looked to the future at the turn of the millennium and aimed its new, edgy Scion small-car brand at twenty-somethings, it could not have guessed that the model would be dead after just 12 years.

09 Feb 2016

Fashionistas prepare for New York shows

NEW YORK - The seasonal catwalk calendar kicks off in New York this week, with the first of the fashion capitals presenting designers' autumn/winter 2016 womenswear. | Video

09 Feb 2016

Scandalous painting inspires new London ballet 'Strapless'

LONDON When acclaimed choreographer Christopher Wheeldon first saw "Portrait of Madame X", he was captivated by the painting that caused a social uproar in 19th century Paris. | Video

09 Feb 2016