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Khan and Goldsmith, London mayoral candidates from different sides of the track

London - The favourites to become London's new mayor on Thursday are two completely contrasting candidates: Zac Goldsmith, the son of a tycoon financier, and Sadiq Khan, the son of a bus driver from Pakistan.

Baby boy for Princess Sofia of Sweden

Stockholm - Princess Sofia of Sweden, married to fourth-in-line to the throne Carl Philip, gave birth to a baby boy on Tuesday, the palace announced.

Spanish bullfighters lock horns in paternity suit

Cordova - Legendary Spanish bullfighter Manuel Benitez, "El Cordobes", is locked in a legal battle with another popular matador who openly uses the same nickname and has for years claimed to be his son.The scandal broke in February when Manuel Diaz told "Hola!

Study of Neanderthal Y chromosome hints at fertility problems

Washington - The first examination of a long-extinct Neanderthal's Y chromosome suggests that fertility problems may have prevented Neanderthal men from successfully mating with modern human females, researchers said.

Mandela's ex-wife Winnie loses court bid to claim his home

Johanesburg - Nelson Mandela's former wife Winnie Madikizela-Mandela on Thursday lost a court bid to claim ownership of his rural home, in a ruling welcomed by his family after a bitter legal dispute.

Meet the Fujimoris: Peru power family with dark past

- Father is in jail for crimes against humanity. Uncles and aunts have fled corruption charges. And daughter? She is in position to follow in dad's footsteps by becoming president of Peru.

'#WeLoveErdogan': supporters rally around Turkey leader in Twitter campaign

Istanbul - A bid by supporters of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to create Twitter buzz around the Turkish leader as he makes a sensitive trip to the United States descended into acrimony Wednesday amid accusations of censorship.

Israel rejects 'delusional' claim Elton John asked to declare loyalty

Jerusalem - Israel has rejected as "delusional" a claim that superstar Elton John was asked to declare loyalty to the Jewish state before an upcoming concert.

Rolling Stones to rock Cuba in historic concert

Havana - Hundreds of thousands of Cubans were expected Friday at the Rolling Stones' first gig on the communist island, with fans once banned from listening to rock 'n roll heralding a dream come true.

Elderly pope Benedict XVI 'slowly fading': Personal secretary

Rome - Pope emeritus Benedict XVI is "slowly, serenely fading" but remains "very lucid", his personal secretary said in an interview published Thursday.Joseph Ratzinger is "an old man, of course, but very lucid.

Former Toronto mayor Rob Ford dead of cancer at 46

Montr - Former Toronto mayor Rob Ford, who made international headlines when he was caught using crack cocaine while in office in Canada's largest city, died Tuesday at age 46 after a battle with cancer.

In Florida, calls to keep 'saving the manatees'

Crystal River - When Brandy Pounds swam in central Florida's Crystal River earlier this month, she came so close to an endangered manatee that she could feel the sea cow's breath tickling her toes.

French 'Spiderman' scales Paris skyscraper

Paris - Security services looked on helplessly on Monday as France's "Spiderman" Alain Robert, who holds a world record for urban climbing, scaled the Total skyscraper in Paris's La Defense business district.

After lifejacket art and piano recital, Ai Weiwei gets migrant haircut

Gevgelija - Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei on Thursday sat for a haircut and trim from a migrant barber at the Greek border camp of Idomeni to once again draw attention to the plight of thousands trapped there in squalor."I needed a haircut ...

Study: Tattoos may toughen people up

The idea behind the tattooing practices done by military personal, get it to prove you're tough enough, has been looked at closely by researchers at the University of Alabama. They are confirming that idea.

Obama praises Nancy Reagan's Alzheimer's work

Washington - US President Barack Obama on Saturday praised Nancy Reagan's efforts to raise awareness about Alzheimer's and stem cell research, one day after the former first lady was buried in California next to her husband.

Stars past and present bid farewell to Nancy Reagan

Simi Valley - Hollywood stars and political powerbrokers past and present gathered to hear glowing tributes to former first lady Nancy Reagan before her burial beside her husband at the Reagan presidential library Friday.

Rapper Mos Def in S.African court over 'world passport'

Cape Town - American rapper Mos Def appeared briefly in a South African court Tuesday on charges of presenting a "world passport" when trying to fly out of the country.

Which country allows the greatest movement of people?

Of all the nations in the world, Germans have the greatest free movement in terms of needing fewer visas to travel to other countries.

Sore, but no taller, astronaut Scott Kelly adjusts to Earth

Miami - US astronaut Scott Kelly said Friday he is battling fatigue and super-sensitive skin, but is back to his normal height after nearly a year in space.

Rupert Murdoch marries Jerry Hall in London

London - Rupert Murdoch married model Jerry Hall in London Friday less than two months after they got engaged, prompting the media mogul to describe himself as the "luckiest" man in the world.

Spanish princess' husband tells trial palace knew of his business deals

Palma De Mallorca - Princess Cristina's husband told a Spanish court Thursday that palace officials were aware of his business dealings at the Noos Institute, an organisation he once headed which is at the centre of major fraud trial.

True grip: Ukrainian pulls five tramcars with his teeth

- All it took was a steel cable and a set of very strong front teeth.A Ukrainian children's doctor pulled five tramcars over a stretch of 14 metres (46 feet) Friday in a stunt in Lviv aimed at drawing attention to Russia's annexation of Crimea in 2014.

Lord Lucan declared dead, four decades after murder mystery

London - A British judge declared the infamous Lord Lucan officially dead on Wednesday, four decades after he disappeared following the murder of the family's nanny in a lurid tale that has gripped Britain.

British judge to rule if Lord Lucan is dead

London - The infamous British aristocrat Lord Lucan could be declared dead on Wednesday, more than 40 years after he disappeared following the death of the family's nanny in a lurid tale that has gripped Britain.

Mercury in seafood not harmful to aging brain

Miami - Eating seafood may lead to higher levels of mercury in the brain, but a study out Tuesday found that increased mercury does not appear to raise the risk of dementia.

Bikram yoga founder told to pay $6.5 mn for harassment

Los Angeles - The founder of Bikram yoga, the heated exercise and breathing routine that enjoys worldwide popularity, was ordered in the United States to pay more than $6 million in damages for harassment.

Serbian hermit inherits fortune, gives it away: Report

Belgrade - An elderly hermit living in a mud hut in the Serbian mountains inherited a fortune from her estranged husband in Australia -- but swiftly gave it all away to live off her meagre pension, local media reported.

Rapper Mos Def to stand trial in S. Africa over 'world passport'

Johanesburg - American rapper Mos Def will be tried in a South African court in March after being arrested for presenting a "world passport" when trying to fly out of the country, officials said Wednesday.

Peres recovering after heart scare: Doctor

Jerusalem - Former Israeli president and Nobel Peace Prize winner Shimon Peres was making an "excellent" recovery on Friday after treatment for a heart problem, his surgeon said.
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