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Artist turns abandoned LA motel into giant white sculpture

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French artist Vincent Lamouroux took over an old motel on Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles and painted it -- and the surrounding palm trees -- white. Security guards will monitor the property for the next two weeks to preserve its immaculate look... before letting street artists do what they want with it. Copyright (AFP RELAXNEWS/ AFPTV), 2015.


Apple Watch goes on sale -- quietly -- in Asia

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(Japan, Tokyo-AFP) - The Apple Watch debuts in Japan, one of several Asian markets, but with sales limited to those who have pre-ordered online, it was a low-key start with none of the fanfare and fuss usually seen for a launch by the tech titan. Copyright (AFP RELAXNEWS/ AFPTV), 2015.


Queen Latifah-produced 'Brotherly Love' hits US cinemas

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Produced by Queen Latifah, the film "Brotherly Love" tells the story of a young high school basketball star who grapples with his new stardom in his rough neighborhood of Philadelphia. In theaters in the US Friday. Copyright (AFP RELAXNEWS/ AFPTV), 2015.


Swiss hotel schools eye another century as 'world best'

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(Switzerland, Geneva-AFP) - It may look like a luxury hotel restaurant, but all the waiters, the guests and the kitchen staff are in fact students at Glion, one of Switzerland's famous hotel management schools. Copyright (AFP RELAXNEWS/ AFPTV), 2015.


'Art and Colour' as Missoni fashion exhibition opens in Italy

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(Italy, Gallarate-AFP) - An exhibition dedicated to the work of Italian fashion designers Ottavio and Rosita Missoni, "Missoni, l'Arte, il Colore" (The Art, The Colour), will open on Sunday in Gallarate. Copyright (AFP RELAXNEWS/ AFPTV), 2015.


Comoros' ylang ylang - the flower that revolutionised perfume

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(Federal Islamic Republic of the Comoros, Moroni-AFP) - What does the impoverished Indian Ocean archipelago of the Comoros have in common with Chanel n°5, one of the world's most popular perfumes? The answer is ylang ylang -- a tropical yellow-flowered tree, sought after for essential oil. Copyright (AFP RELAXNEWS/ AFPTV), 2015.


Uphill race for China's winter sports campaign

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(Beijing-AFP) -- China is making efforts to lift its winter sports pedigree as it seeks to host the 2022 Winter Olympics. Copyright (AFP RELAXNEWS/ AFPTV), 2015.


Copa America counts down 100 days to kick-off

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(Chile, Santiago-AFP) - The Latin world gears up for a titanic clash for the Copa America, a tournament that will pit the world's top football players against each other in Chile. Copyright (AFP RELAXNEWS/ AFPTV), 2015.


Crimean oysters aim for Russian palates

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(Simeiz-AFP) - Sergei Kulik is Crimea's only producer of oysters and the annexation of the peninsula by Russia has opened new trading markets. Copyright (AFP RELAXNEWS/ AFPTV), 2015.


Jalan Sultan -A glimpse into the past

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