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Thailand's first halal hotel hopes to help boost Muslim arrivals

BANGKOK Predominately Buddhist Thailand has opened its first halal hotel as hopes to attract more Muslim visitors and boost one of the few bright spots in its economy.

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Pasta all'Amatriciana served with 'lots of love' for Italy's quake victims 29 Aug 2016

Residents of the Umbrian town of Perugia gathered on Sunday (August 28) evening in the main square to eat pasta all'Amatriciana in support of the earthquake victims from neighboring communities. | Video

Freak lightning storm kills 323 reindeer in Norway 29 Aug 2016

OSLO A freak lightning storm has killed 323 reindeer in a remote mountainous area of Norway, officials said on Monday. | Video

Taiwan artist draws pleasure from miniature pencil carvings 12:38am IST

TAIPEI Taiwan artist Lee Chien-chu stands in front of Xilou Bridge proudly holding up a miniature carving of the landmark, the latest offering in his pencil sculpture series. | Video

Hollywood stars pose for 2017 Pirelli Calendar 28 Aug 2016

LONDON Nicole Kidman, Penelope Cruz and Lupita Nyong'o have posed for the 2017 Pirelli Calendar, which features a host of Hollywood's biggest names. | Video

Eating while petting a bunny in Hong Kong 26 Aug 2016

Hong Kong's first rabbit cafe opened in a small upstairs space over the busy commercial district of Causeway Bay. | Video

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Protect your brain against Alzheimer’s disease

Once stigmatized, Alzheimer’s has moved into the mainstream. Over 5 million Americans have Alzheimer’s disease and almost everyone knows someone affected. But experts say that prevention is possible, and that there are things we can do now to reduce our risk of developing the disease later.

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Mother Teresa of Calcutta, a nun who dedicated her life to helping the poor, will be made a saint of the Roman Catholic Church.