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A night behind bars in Slovenian prison-turned-hostel

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Ljubljana (AFP) -- Fancy spending the night in a former military prison that is now a youth hostel with an artistic twist? In Slovenia you can, and with a clear conscience about your ecological footprint. Copyright (AFP RELAXNEWS/ AFPTV), 2016.


First ‘rooftop vineyard' opens in New York City

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New York (AFP) -- Millennial US winemakers have established what they call the first commercially viable rooftop vineyard in New York, hoping to create their first vintage next year. Copyright (AFP RELAXNEWS/ AFPTV), 2016.


Rare 'corpse flower' blooms again in New York after 80 years

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(United States, New York-AFP) -- Visitors flood into New York Botanical Garden to see a blooming "corpse flower", a rare, gigantic plant famous for its stench. The last bloom occurred in the city in 1939, the phenomenon being so rare that witnessing it is "a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity", according to botanist. Copyright (AFP RELAXNEWS/ AFPTV), 2016.


A taste for Hungary's mangalitsa pork fuels breeding revival

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Budapest (AFP) -- First bred in Hungary in the 19th century, the slow-maturing mangalitsa pig breed almost died out. But in recent years local farmers have spearheaded a revival exporting their pricey, distinctive pork across the world. Copyright (AFP RELAXNEWS/ AFPTV), 2016.


Solar plane completes historic round-the-world trip

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Abu Dhabi (AFP) -- Solar Impulse 2 lands in the UAE, completing its epic journey to become the first sun-powered airplane to circle the globe without a drop of fuel to promote renewable energy. Copyright (AFP RELAXNEWS/ AFPTV), 2016.


Rio de Janeiro showcases 'Olympic Boulevard'

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(Brazil, Rio de Janeiro-AFP) -- Rio de Janeiro's 3km 'Olympic Boulevard' will host big screens, cultural events and concerts during the 2016 Olympic Games. Copyright (AFP RELAXNEWS/ AFPTV), 2016.


Hundreds break Guinness record for Mexican ceremonial dance

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(Mexico, TEOTIHUACAN-AFP) -- 260 Mexicans in Mexicali and Aztec dress break the Guinness World Record for the world's largest gathering for ceremonial Mexican dance at the pre-Hispanic archeological site of Teotihuacan. Copyright (AFP RELAXNEWS/ AFPTV), 2016.


French beach uses drone to help swimmers in distress

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This summer, lifeguards on the French beach of Biscarosse will be able to count on an unexpected reinforcement: a drone called "Helper", designed to help swimmers in distress. Copyright (AFP RELAXNEWS/ AFPTV), 2016.


‘Manhattanhenge' sunset lights up New York

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(United States, New York-AFP) -- The biannual phenomenon that has become known as 'Manhattanhenge', where the sun sets in line with New York's street grid, attracts photographers. Copyright (AFP RELAXNEWS/ AFPTV), 2016.


In Paris, a shop to celebrate 70 years of "The Little Prince"

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It's one of the most-read and most-translated books in the world and this year "The Little Prince" by Antoine de Saint-Exupery is 70 years old. For the occasion, the author's great grand nephew has opened a shop entirely dedicated to the beloved philosophical fairy tale. Copyright (AFP RELAXNEWS/ AFPTV), 2016.


 

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