Provocative Mexican artist Jose Luis Cuevas dies aged 83

By Alexandra Alper
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State-run love motels, once a rousing success, coming back to Cuba

HAVANA Cuba is reviving a network of state-run “love motels” in Havana where couples can rent rooms by the hour as the communist government seeks to “diversify options for love,” the official trade union weekly Trabajadores said on Mond...
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The Scream on cream: Korean barista wows fans with latte art

SEOUL South Korean barista Lee Kang-bin is taking coffee art to the next level, creating miniature imitations of famous paintings on foamy cups of java at his central Seoul cafe. With meticulous strokes of tiny brushes and spoons, Lee, 26,...
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Hundreds of thousands march for LGBT rights in Madrid

MADRID Hundreds of thousands of people marched for LGBT rights in the WorldPride parade in Madrid on Saturday. A convoy of more than 50 floats snaked through central Madrid amid a carnival atmosphere as part of celebrations marking the WorldPride...
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Thousands march for same-sex marriage in Northern Ireland

By Ian Graham | BELFAST BELFAST Thousands of people marched in Belfast on Saturday to demand Northern Ireland join the rest of the United Kingdom in legalizing same-sex marriage, a step blocked by the region’s largest party, a key ally...
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Singapore gay pride rally draws thousands amid new curbs

By Fathin Ungku | SINGAPORE SINGAPORE Singapore’s annual Pink Dot gay pride rally drew thousands of people on Saturday, despite new restrictions aimed at keeping foreigners out of domestic politics and barricades put up around the rally site. The rally.....
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British princes William and Harry re-dedicate grave of mother Princess Diana

LONDON British Princes William and Harry will attend a private service on Saturday to re-dedicate the grave of their mother Princess Diana on what would have been her 56th birthday. The service will be at Diana’s resting place on the...
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Thailand: Home to some of world’s biggest crocodile farms

By Athit Perawongmetha | BANGKOK BANGKOK Thailand is home to some of the world’s biggest crocodile farms, where tourists can see the giant reptiles lounging in the hot sun, chomping on chicken, or swarming in emerald green pools. Some 1.2...
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Beirut’s racetrack hopes for winning streak again

By Angus McDowall and Jamal Saidi | BEIRUT BEIRUT Beirut’s racecourse, which hosted monarchs and movie stars in its chic heyday and survived Lebanon’s civil war, is struggling to secure its future after years of slow decline. The Hippodrome marked....
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What happens in Vegas: Nevada puts pot on the menu for fun-seekers

By Alex Dobuzinskis
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