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Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities President Prince Sultan bin Salman recently addressed the leaders of the tourism program at Harvard University wherein he exuded hope that Saudi students...
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Twitter, Facebook used to push Americans to the polls

WASHINGTON: Nani Teruya does not vote because she believes the United States is illegally occupying her home state of Hawaii, but people are trying to convince her to go



Scenic reserve a haven for study of Brazil’s Atlantic rainforest

BRAZIL’S Salto Morato Nature Preserve is a haven for scientists studying the dwindling Atlantic rainforest, an area less renowned than the Amazon forest but just as biologically diverse and equally th



Final trek for space shuttle Atlantis

CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida: Accompanied by a fleet of astronauts spanning NASA’s entire existence, Atlantis made a slow, solemn journey to retirement Friday, the last



Man with ‘bionic’ leg to climb Chicago skyscraper

CHICAGO: Zac Vawter lost his right leg in a motorcycle accident.



’First’ Pakistan astronaut wants to make peace in space

ISLAMABAD: Once you’ve been to both poles, skydived over Mount Everest and set up your country’s first consulate in Monaco, the question is: What next?



Saudi Red Crescent introduces advanced first-aid for pilgrims

JEDDAH: Prince Faisal bin Abdullah, president of Saudi Red Crescent Authority, launched yesterday a new first-aid device designed by the authority and manufactured in Europe to serve pilgrims durin



Soyuz with astronauts docks with space station

ALMATY, Kazakhstan: A Russian spacecraft carrying three astronauts and a consignment of fish has successfully docked with the International Space Station after a two-day voyage.



Google cameras map popular Grand Canyon floor and trails

GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Arizona: Google and its street-view cameras already have taken users to narrow cobblestone alleys in Spain using a tricycle, inside the Smithsonian with a push cart and up



Beautiful Microsoft tablet let down by software gaps — reviewers

Tech bloggers and other reviewers praised Microsoft Corp’s new Surface RT tablet for beautiful design but said a shortage of applications and a slow operating system meant the result was heartbreak fo



Let’s go and watch turtles nesting!

From June to October, the beaches around Ras Al-Had in Oman attract an increasing number of tourists.

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