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Cock-plucking riders vie to become dance kings in Sorbian harvest fest

Dissen-Striesow (East Germany), Aug 21 (efe-epa).- Riding at a thunderous gallop, young men in a small east German village attempted to snatch the head of a...

Kazakhstan rekindles equestrian sport of Central Asian nomads

Astana, Aug 21 (efe-epa).- The first kokpar world championship, an extremely popular equestrian competition in Central Asia and similar to polo, began on...

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Spanish library-school on wheels set to tour Latin America

By Cris Terceiro

Big Ben's bongs fall silent for up to four years.

London, Aug 21 (efe-epa).- British lawmakers, members of the public and tourists on Monday gathered near the London's Houses of Parliament to hear Big Ben...

A modern Scheherazade, Angeles Mastretta dreams of telling a story per day

Mexico City, Aug 20 (efe-epa).- After two decades among the leading lights in Latin American literature, Mexican novelist Angeles Mastretta seems to go...

Monkey-faced piglet born in western Cuba

Havana, Aug 20 (efe-epa).- A dark-skinned piglet with a face similar to that of a monkey was born last week in a town in western Cuba, state media reported.

Trump to avoid Kennedy Center awards ceremony

Washington, Aug 19 (efe-epa).- US President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump will not attend this year's honors for the arts ceremony at Kennedy...

Encapuchados queman 18 camiones con alimentos en el sur de Chile

Quito, Aug 19 (efe-epa).- Quito, with its age-old bullfighting tradition, now loses between $87 million and $125 million a year in revenues from the...

Mexican band lectures on the ways Latinos live and love

Los Angeles, United States, Aug 18 (efe-epa).- Banda Los Recoditos published Friday its new disc, "Los Gustos que Me Doy" (The Pleasures I Give Myself),...

Cable connection with US makes Uruguay an international Internet provider

Punta del Este, Uruguay, Aug 18 (efe-epa).- The first undersea fiber-optic cable connecting the United States with Uruguay, which reached the Uruguayan city...

Social media are nobody's allies, Mexican reporter says

Mexico City, Aug 18 (efe-epa).- Mexico's television networks no longer enjoy the dominant role they had in 2012, when backing from giant Televisa was...

Why Venezuelan general's widow doesn't dare return to her country

Gran Tarajal, Spain, Aug 18 (efe-epa).- Marina Boscan arrived in the Canary Islands from Venezuela a year ago looking for peace from being persecuted for...

LA gallery hosts exhibition on O.J. Simpson

Los Angeles, USA, Aug 17 (efe-epa).- A Los Angeles gallery will Friday open a pop-up exhibition on former American football star O.J. Simpson, the defendant...

Restoration of earthquake-damaged church in Ecuador's capital completed

Quito, Aug 17 (efe-epa).- The SeƱor de los Milagros Church in the historic Quito neighborhood of La Loma, a structure built in the 17th century and damaged...

Human beings yearn to believe, says psychic Alan Chamo

Miami, Aug 17 (efe-epa).- A psychic is a magician with mental problems, Alan Chamo says jokingly, although his gifts as a "hacker" of minds is a serious...

Soldiers drafted in to help with cull after Philippines bird flu outbreak

San Luis, Philippines, Aug 17 (efe-epa).- Hundreds of Philippines Army soldiers have been called up Thursday to help with a bird cull in the main northern...

Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama to open her own museum in Tokyo in October

Tokyo, Aug 17 (efe-epa).- Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama, known worldwide for her works which are full of colorful dots and patterns, will open her own museum...

Cuba's Floridita, birthplace of the daiquiri and Hemingway hangout, turns 200

Havana, Aug 16 (efe-epa).- Sugar, lemon juice, rum, shaved ice and some drops of maraschino liqueur are the ingredients found in the classic daiquiri, a...

Tom Cruise breaks ankle in movie stunt, filming halted

Los Angeles, Aug 16 (efe-epa).- Actor Tom Cruise broke his ankle in an acrobatic stunt scene for "Mission Impossible 6" and filming in London has been...

Mexican marine biologist works to save great white sharks

Mexico City, Aug 16 (efe-epa).- Mexican marine biologist Edgar Mauricio Hoyos is using his new book to spread the message for protection of great white...

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