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Prince Charles, Camilla start African tour in Gambia

Banjul, Gambia | AFP | Britain’s Prince Charles and his wife Camilla landed Wednesday in The Gambia for the first leg of a week-long African tour aimed at strengthening ties with Commonwealth nations. The Prince of Wales, heir to the throne, took over as head of the 53-member Commonwealth of …

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Barclays profit surges in third quarter

London, United Kingdom | AFP |  British bank Barclays on Wednesday reported a 72-percent surge in quarterly net profits as strong performances by its retail and credit card divisions offset weakness at its investment unit. Profit after tax jumped to £1.0 billion ($1.3 billion, 1.1 billion euros) in the three …

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Prince Harry goes solo on royal tour as pregnant Meghan rests

Fraser Island, Australia | AFP | Prince Harry greeted an Aboriginal community on the stunning World Heritage-listed Fraser Island Monday as his pregnant wife Meghan took a break from official duties during the royal couple’s Australian tour. The pair have already travelled to Sydney, Melbourne and the regional town of …

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Royals Harry and Meghan go barefoot on Bondi

Sydney, Australia | AFP | British royals Harry and Meghan kicked off their shoes and donned tropical garlands Friday as they hit Sydney’s famed Bondi beach for the latest stop on their Australian tour. Expectant Meghan put on a summer dress and set aside her high heels, while Harry ditched …

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You look familiar: humans recognise 5,000 faces, study says

Paris, France | AFP | From family and friends to strangers on the subway and public figures on 24-hour news cycles, humans recognise an astonishing 5,000 faces, scientists said Wednesday in the first study of its kind. Through most of history humans lived in small groups of a hundred or …

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YouTube driving global consumption of music

London, United Kingdom | AFP | If you are listening to music, chances are you’re on YouTube. A music consumer report by the industry’s global body IFPI published on Tuesday found that 86 percent of us listen to music through on-demand streaming. And nearly half that time, 47 percent is …

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