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Egyptians throw parties to save in 'money pools'

Cairo - As belly dancers sway to the music of an Egyptian band playing at a young girl's birthday party, the guests count their cash to add to the pot.

A person is shot by a toddler each week in U.S.

Toddlers have shot, on average, on person each week during the course of 2015 and 2016, according to newly reported statistics.

Op-Ed: Earthquake preparedness is ever-present, especially for SF Bay Special

San Francisco - As the little ghost town of Bodie was rattled this past December, those who prepare for Earthquakes see the trembler as yet another opportunity to remind people that seismic activity is always present.

Many Canadians believe their provinces will fare badly in 2017

A new Angus Reid poll shows that for most Canadians 2016 was a bad year. The survey of 5,128 Canadians found that those surveyed from Newfoundland and Labrador were most pessimistic with 57 percent predicting more bad than good in the province in 2017.

London says goodbye to Dippy after 100 years

London - For over one hundred years a skeletal reconstruction of a life-size Diplodocus has stood in the entrance of London’s Natural History Museum. Dubbed ‘Dippy’, the model is now going on a national tour.

Ghosts haunt our palace, says Swedish queen

Stockholm - Queen Silvia of Sweden says the royal palace where she resides is haunted, according to a documentary to be aired on public television on Thursday. "There are small friends... ghosts.

Op-Ed: A car 'Climbing to the stars' existed before Tony Bennett song Special

San Francisco - The famous song "I Left My Heart in San Francisco" has a verse that says, "to be where little cable cars climb halfway to the stars." Decades before Tony Bennett sang that song,

Anna Wintour made Dame Commander of British Empire

Anna Wintour, the Editor-in-Chief of Vogue Magazine, has been made a Dame Commander of the British Empire in the Queen's New Year's Honours list.

Strange food fads set for 2017

Each year produces new buzz foods or activities; some of these last while others disappear. With food, some of the odder foods that might make it big in 2017 include seaweed spaghetti, cactus water and smorging.

Why New Year's resolutions might be bad for your relationship

Come early January and many people continue with the custom of making New Year's resolutions...and then promptly break them. Resolutions might seem like harmless fun, but they can also damage relationships.

For poor Algerians, mass weddings a chance to celebrate

In Salah - Gathered in a tent in the Algerian desert, 30 young women are preparing for a big day many thought they could never afford -- a wedding.

Santa denial gets Italian conductor the sack

Rome - Maybe, facing the combined power of Disney and Christmas, orchestra conductor Giacomo Loprieno should have just let it go.

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