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LONDON - A former aide to Prince Philip, husband of Britain's Queen Elizabeth, has been charged with sex offences against a girl in the 1970s, a period he was working for the royal family, prosecutors said on Thursday.

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CARACAS - A genie appears from a lamp in the hands of an astonished Venezuelan boy to declare: "You can ask for anything - except toilet paper!"

U.S. online jeweler Blue Nile experiments with brick and mortar 30 Jul 2014

- Diamond rings on display at Nordstrom's flagship Seattle store are not for sale. Shoppers can try them on, inspect the gems' quality up close, but to buy them requires a visit to Blue Nile's website.

Malaysia tries to parlay appeal to Muslim visitors into medical tourism push 29 Jul 2014

KUALA LUMPUR - Muslim tourists have long chosen Malaysia, its beaches and its malls as a holiday destination thanks to cultural affinity.

American opinion of Arabs, Muslims is getting worse: poll 29 Jul 2014

- How Americans view Arabs and Muslims has gotten worse in recent years, with negative feelings strongest among Republicans and senior citizens, according to a poll released on Tuesday.

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Black iron ore mines in Mauritania attract people from all over the country looking for work. The employees proudly call their mining firm the lung of their nation's economy.

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