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Vatican’s culture minister tweets Lou Reed song

VATICAN CITY: Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi, the Vatican’s 71-year-old culture minister, paid his own tribute on Monday to the late rocker Lou Reed, tweeting one of his best-known songs before clarifying



Mt. Everest woman honored in Riyadh

Raha Moharrak, the first Saudi woman to climb Mount Everest, was honored at a ceremony held by the General Presidency for Youth Welfare in Riyadh on Saturday.



Hobbit fans to get a sneak peek

WELLINGTON: Hobbit fans will get a sneak peek at the second film of the trilogy — “The Desolation of Smaug” — after director Peter Jackson announced a global live presentation next month.



Jackson’s doctor released from jail

LOS ANGELES: The doctor convicted of killing Michael Jackson was released from jail Monday after serving nearly two years of a four-year sentence for his role in the pop star’s death.



Fears of ‘brat-ocracy’ in child-centered Sweden

STOCKHOLM, Oct: Sweden had a head start in the good parenting debate as the first country to outlaw smacking but some argue that its child-centerd approach has gone too far and children now rule th



Texan survives being hit by lightning twice

SAINT JO, Texas: An off-road racing enthusiast has survived being struck by lightning twice during the same storm in North Texas.



World’s tallest man gets married in Turkey

ANKARA: Turkey’s Sultan Kosen, at 2.51 meters (eight foot three) the world’s tallest man, has wed a Syrian woman he called the “love of my life,” though he towers over his 1.75-meter bride.



MBC launches Bollywood channel

The first live episode of the Arab world’s number one talent show, Arabs Got Talent, kicked off its third season on the same night as the official launch of the new MBC Bollywood Channel.



90-year-old widower remarries

A 90-year-old Saudi man remarried recently in Taif to "honor his dying wife's wish," a newspaper reported.



Jakarta says no to monkey business

Indonesia’s capital is saying no to monkey business. Literally.

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