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Gallery: 99 bottles of beer on the wall… You collect what? Images of odd collections, including stuffed pandas, Superman memorabilia and, yes, liquor bottles.
Obama shops for family, sweats over sweaters: President Obama visited a New York City Gap, where he praised the retailers’ move to raise wages.
No snow, no dough: A decidedly unwinter-like winter hurts Lebanon’s ski and wine industries.
Freedom, after three decades on death row: A Louisiana man is exonerated in a murder case after spending 30 years behind bars.
That elephant knows you’re talking s!#& about him: Turns out dumbo was no dummy – our long-trunked friends can sense a threat in the human voice.
An 88-pound bundle of joy (video): A baby hippo is born at a Mexico City zoo. Now it just needs a name.
Sam Twiston-Davies on The New One jumps the final fence of the Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy at the Cheltenham Festival horse racing meet in Gloucestershire, western England March 11, 2014. REUTERS/Eddie Keogh
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In a Holi tradition unique to Nandgaon and Barsana villages, men sing provocative songs to gain the attention of women, who then “beat” them with bamboo sticks called “lathis”. Holi, also known as the Festival of Colours, heralds the beginning of spring and is celebrated all over India.
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Protests and talks widen rifts in Venezuela opposition
As violent protests in Venezuela alienate moderates in the opposition and show no signs of toppling President Nicolas Maduro, the socialist leader’s call for talks is deepening divisions between his rivals.
The country’s worst civil unrest in a decade has killed at least 20 people, including supporters of both sides and members of the security forces, since early last month.
Day after day, thousands of opposition supporters march peacefully in cities around the nation, demanding political change and an end to high inflation, shortages of basic foods in stores, and one of the highest murder rates in the world.
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It’s ruff competition at Crufts, the world’s largest dog show in Birmingham, England.
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A team of Chilean and French researchers says they found a series of underwater caves that could hold scientific clues. Sarah Toms reports.