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Russian pagans revive ancient solstice celebration

Russia - A young girl with a garland of flowers in her hair sings to the setting sun before a group of women join in nearby. "We give our thanks to you, oh sun," they chant.

Divers seek bodies as boatmen recount deadly Colombia wreck

Estanzuela - Divers combed the murky depths of a Colombian reservoir Monday for the bodies of a dozen missing passengers from a pleasure boat that sank, killing seven people.

Iceland, an open-air Hollywood studio

Reykjav - Crystal clear ice caves, glacial lakes, spewing volcanoes and crashing waterfalls framed by dark lava columns: Iceland's breathtaking landscapes have become a magnet for Hollywood moviemakers looking to conjure up otherworldly scenery.

High emotion as Queen Mary 2, four trimarans race to New York

Saint-nazaire - Four high-tech trimarans, made purely for racing speed, and the Queen Mary 2, built soley for luxury, set off for New York on Sunday, the centrepiece of celebrations marking the 100th anniversary of the arrival of US troops in Europe to fight in World ...

Thousands in Cuzco celebrate Incan festival of the sun

Cusco - At the highest point of the Coricancha temple in Cuzco at dawn, an indigenous actor interpreting a ceremony of the ancient Inca raises his hands to receive the sun's first rays.

Hundreds celebrate 'mud people' festival in the Philippines

Aliaga - Filipino devotees muddied their faces and covered themselves with dried banana leaves on Saturday to celebrate a religious festival which also has roots in Japan's occupation of the country during World War II.

Stonehenge revellers celebrate summer solstice

Lark Hill - Around 13,000 people gathered at Stonehenge on Wednesday to witness the summer solstice sunrise at Britain's most famous prehistoric monument.

Op-Ed: Two Canadian airports ban ads by Flight Claim

The Quebec Company Flight Claim, based in Montreal, in April signed a contract for $73,000 that would allow them to run ads on baggage screens at Montreal's Pierre Elliot Trudeau airport.

Near 120 degree temperatures ground some flights in Arizona

Phoenix - Quite a number of regional flights out of Phoenix on Tuesday were grounded, as extreme heat, which is expected to last into the weekend, kept some planes on the runway.

Pamela Anderson invites Macron to 'sexy' French restaurant

Nice - Pamela Anderson long ago swapped "Baywatch" for animal rights activism -- but the actress has now added another string to her bow by opening a French restaurant, with President Emmanuel Macron receiving an open invite.

Hawaiian canoe comes home after epic round-the-world odyssey

Los Angeles - A traditional double-hulled canoe has returned to Hawaii after concluding a three-year epic journey around the globe, the first trip of its kind by such a boat.

Luxury on the rails in train-mad Japan

Toukyo - Japan's latest super-deluxe train left the station Saturday with a select group of passengers who paid thousands of dollars for a leisurely trip harking back to an era of Art Deco opulence and a slower pace of life.

Man struck on head by flying beverage cart sues American Airlines

White Plains - A passenger launched a lawsuit against American Airlines for injuries suffered after his head was struck by an unsecured beverage cart. Rather than make an emergency landing to treat his injuries, the flight continued to its destination.

Philippines fires top ad firm in 'plagiarism' row

Manila - The Philippines has fired one of the world's top advertising firms in a row over alleged plagiarism, adding more misery to its tourism industry already reeling from a war with Islamist militants and a deadly crackdown on drugs.

Americans flock to Cuba in post-rapprochement tourism boom

Havana - Some 300,000 Americans flocked to Cuba in the first five months of 2017, nearly the same number as for all of last year, officials in Havana said on Wednesday.

Trump to roll back some of Obama's Cuban outreach

Washington - US President Donald Trump has vowed to revisit all of his predecessor's diplomatic successes and failures, but is he ready to slam the door on Cuba?

Op-Ed: Rail service suspended to Churchill in northern Manitoba

Churchill - The northern Manitoba town of Churchill has lost its only rail service into the town as OmniTrax the Denver-based company that owns the rail line into the community from the south announced that the rail bed was washed away in 19 locations.

China Eastern plane makes emergency landing in Australia

Sydney - A China Eastern passenger plane has made an emergency landing in Sydney after a huge hole appeared in one of its engine casings and forced it to turn back just after taking off.

Ukrainians cheer on first day of visa-free EU travel

Kiev - Ukrainians were on Sunday celebrating the first day of visa-free access to the European Union, with thousands crossing the border as President Petro Poroshenko proclaimed a dramatic "exit" from Moscow's grip.
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