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Camels left pouting as Saudis ban botox at beauty pageant

- Huddled together on a dusty racetrack, Saudi judges scrutinise pouty lips and shapely humps in a high-stakes camel beauty pageant mired in scandal after botox and cosmetic fillers were detected.

Feds to ban four new cigarette brands including Camel Crush Bold

Washington - U.S. health regulators halted the sale of four cigarette brands Tuesday after finding that R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co had made changes to the products without adequate safety review.

Bats identified as the source of MERS

Seoul - MERS is currently causing renewed health concerns around the world, with cases up in South Korea and China. Scientists remained puzzled over how MEMR first came to infect people. A popular theory is via bats.

Yukon fossil bones provide DNA, shakeup camel family tree

Ice age camel bones, discovered in the Yukon, are rearranging the camel family tree. Until their extinction around 13,000, western camels were quite common in western North America.

Google 'hires' camel for Street View images of Liwa Desert

Abu Dhabi - Although Google typically captures its Street View images by mounting its Trekker on top of a car, Google soon realized they needed to "hire" a camel if they wanted to capture photos of a remote desert area.

Ali the camel on the lam (again) from Norway circus (Video)

This is apparently the second time in two days that Ali the camel has escaped from the traveling Circus Arnardo. He was discovered by locals, grazing peacefully next to a public highway in Stjørdal.

MERS-camel link is not so clear cut

A widely reported connection between a man who died from MERS and a camel that he owned might not be so. There is a possibility that laboratory contamination occurred.

Another MERS-camel link

Researchers in Saudi Arabia have detected, isolated, and sequenced Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) from a camel that matched the virus derived from the animal’s owner.

New MERS-Camel link

Scientists have affirmed that MERS-CoV is common in camels living near areas where most of the documented human infections have occurred.

Rare baby camel makes his debut at a zoo in Hungary

Budapest - A baby camel of the endangered wild Bactrian or Camelus bactrianus ferus species made a first appearance at Budapest Zoo on Tuesday, following its birth last week.

Four amazing facts to know about camels

While closely related to the four South American camelids (llamas, alpacas, guanaco, and vicuña) true camels have amazing and odd adaptations helping them survive the worlds harshest environments.

Camel who predicted football results dies weeks before Super Bowl

A psychic camel that could predict the results of NFL matches has died aged 26 after her arthritis made it too difficult for her to stand.

Massive prehistoric camel roamed Arctic

Ancient, mummified camel bones were dug up from the tundra, and it is confirmed that animals developed in subfreezing forests that is now Canada's High Arctic.

Explorer to cross hottest place in the world - Danakil Desert Special

Explorer Jeremy Curl will this summer attempt to cross the Danakil Desert in Ethiopia by foot. If he succeeds he would be the first man alive to do so.

Camels travel Scottish streets for nativity procession

Carstairs - Three camels joined a donkey and some people in a Scottish community on Saturday to take part in a nativity procession along the street.

Nativity camel falls into audience at church

West Palm Beach - A camel became a YouTube star and drew attention to an animal-rental business after falling into the audience during a rehearsal for a nativity pageant in Florida.

Firefighters rescue camel from sinkhole

Oregon City - Firefighters came to the rescue when Moses, a 1,500-pound (107 stone) camel, needed to be rescued from a sinkhole in Oregon.

'Camel' dinosaur unearthed in Spain

A team of paleontologists working in Cuenca, Spain were thrilled with the discovery of a finely preserved, nearly complete skeleton dating back to 130 million years ago.

Camel's milk with your tea, sir

Camel's milk could soon hit Britain's supermarket shelves as Middle East producers seek to exploit the UK market, it emerged this week.

Two arrested in camel, tiger thefts

Montreal - Two Quebec men are being held by police in connection with the theft of three exotic zoo animals in Ontario last month.

Grandmother saves grandson from being crushed by camel

Thyez - When a child's life is thought to be in danger some people don't think twice about trying to protect them, no matter what the consequences might be.

Australian Government Considering Mass Killing of Camels

The Australian Government is considering killing tens of thousands of camels due to over-population, and feeling the ire of animal rights groups in the process.

Australian government proposes mass killings of camels

In Australia, authorities have considered the mass killing of thousands of camels wandering the remote areas of the region.

Boy Deported from United Arab Emirates for Shocking Camel

A 17-year-old boy will be deported from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) after serving a six-week prison term for shocking a racing camel in an attempt to boost it's performance.

Dubai produces first cloned camel

DUBAI – Scientists from the United Arab Emirates have announced on Tuesday that they have cloned the first camel ever.

Dutch restaurant offers camel on the menu

Restaurant De Hofnar (the Jester) in Rotterdam has started putting camel on the menu. According to the restaurant’s owner, Herman Hell, this makes the eatery unique in the Netherlands.

Camel beauty pageant in Abu Dhabi

Thousands of camels will be fluttering their long eyelashes and swaying their giant humps in the Al Dhafrah Festival to celebrate Bedouin culture. As much as $40 million (AED) and 143 trucks will be given away.

What has 2 humps, is dead and can be found in Sweden?

A camel of course. What is a dead camel doing on the side of a highway in Sweden? Police thought it was a joke when they received reports early Monday that the carcass of a camel was spotted next to the E22 highway near Karlskrona, in southeastern Sweden.

A New Camel Brand Is Dressed to the Nines

R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. introduces Camel No. 9 to attract female cigarette smokers.

Payouts for Child Camel Jockeys in UAE

United Arab Emirates (UAE) agrees to set aside 9 Million Dollars for the education of Children Jockeys employed for Camel Racing.
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A camel escaped from a circus in Norway.
A camel escaped from a circus in Norway.
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SEPARATION: A Camel-sponsored Isolation booth for smokers is seen at Munich Airport in 2009.
SEPARATION: A Camel-sponsored Isolation booth for smokers is seen at Munich Airport in 2009.
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A camel used for a popular camel ride at a zoo.  Is he happy walking in circles all day?
A camel used for a popular camel ride at a zoo. Is he happy walking in circles all day?
A camel pack animal transporting nomadic materials in Eyl  Puntland  Somalia
A camel pack animal transporting nomadic materials in Eyl, Puntland, Somalia
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A camel escaped from a circus in Norway.
A camel escaped from a circus in Norway.
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Gobi Desert  Mongolia
Gobi Desert, Mongolia
Photo courtesy of Ripley Davenport
Human abdominal fat is thought to accumulate similar to the fat of a camel s hump.
Human abdominal fat is thought to accumulate similar to the fat of a camel's hump.
Digital Journal s photo contest runs from Aug. 1 to Sept. 16  2013
Digital Journal's photo contest runs from Aug. 1 to Sept. 16, 2013
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A camel in Mongolia
A camel in Mongolia
Photo courtesy of Ripley Davenport
Princess the Psychic camel died just weeks before New Jersey held its first Super Bowl
Princess the Psychic camel died just weeks before New Jersey held its first Super Bowl
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Pic taken by me  a Camel at a desert in Dubai.
Pic taken by me, a Camel at a desert in Dubai.
Camel carrying a Google Trekker to map the Liwa Desert.
Camel carrying a Google Trekker to map the Liwa Desert.
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Raffia the camel is equipped with a Google Trekker on his back
Raffia the camel is equipped with a Google Trekker on his back
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Camel trainers scatter after releasing their racing camels at a track in Abu Dhabi.
Camel trainers scatter after releasing their racing camels at a track in Abu Dhabi.
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