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Bao Bao the panda departs to new home in China from National Zoo

Bao Bao, the 3-year-old giant panda who rose to fame while growing up on live video at the Smithsonian's National Zoo in Washington, left for her new home in China on Tuesday under a long-standing breeding and research program. | Video

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Saudi gamers get together at kingdom's first-ever Comic Con Feb 19 2017

JEDDAH In a country where the use of magic is a crime punishable by beheading, it's not every day that young Saudis wander down the street dressed as the Hulk or Doctor Doom.

Lincoln, Washington and Roosevelt ranked top three U.S. presidents Feb 18 2017

Abraham Lincoln, George Washington and Franklin D. Roosevelt were ranked as the top three U.S. presidents in history respectively while Barack Obama entered the rankings in the 12th spot, based on a survey of historians released on Friday.

Elephants on parade in Laos as numbers dwindle Feb 18 2017

SAYABOURY, Laos Dozens of elephants, adorned in bright colors and with garlands of flowers, paraded through a Laotian town on Saturday in a celebration of a species that has become increasingly scarce in the Southeast Asian country.

After New York, London kicks off fashion week with eyes on creativity Feb 17 2017

LONDON Chunky knits and frilly dresses took over the London catwalk on Friday as the British capital kicked off its leg of the autumn/winter womenswear fashion week calendar. | Video

Syrian 'White Helmets' makers get visas for Oscar travel Feb 17 2017

LOS ANGELES Two Syrian rescue workers said on Friday they plan to travel to next week's Oscar ceremony, where their documentary "White Helmets" is nominated for an award, after weeks of uncertainty caused by U.S. President Donald Trump's travel ban.

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