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  • Cher in Pakistan to help 'world's loneliest elephant'

    ISLAMABAD - Iconic singer and actress Cher is in Pakistan to celebrate the departure of Kaavan, dubbed the “world’s loneliest elephant,” who will soon leave a Pakistani zoo for better conditions after years of lobbying by animal rights groups and activists.
  • Korean girl group's panda stunt prompts anger in China

    BEIJING - A publicity stunt involving South Korean girl group Blackpink and a cuddly baby panda has prompted outraged comments and calls for an apology from some in China.
  • Review: 'Pikmin 3 Deluxe' sprouts new life for Nintendo's plant-based protagonists

    TORONTO - While the Nintendo Switch has seen its share of new games starring Mario, Link and other video game stars, it's also been a platform for overlooked older titles to find a new audience.
  • Countries agree to limit sales of elephants to zoos

    GENEVA - Countries have agreed to limit the controversial sale of wild elephants caught in Zimbabwe and Botswana, to the delight of conservationists but the dismay of some of the African countries involved.
  • Singer Chris Brown released in Paris after rape complaint

    PARIS - U.S. singer Chris Brown and two other people were released Tuesday from police custody after a woman filed a rape complaint against them, the Paris prosecutor's office said.
  • Singer Chris Brown arrested on Florida felony battery charge

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - Singer Chris Brown walked off stage after his concert in Florida and into the hands of waiting deputies, who arrested him on a felony battery charge involving a nightclub photographer last year.
  • 'Wonderlandscape' tells story of Yellowstone National Park

    "Wonderlandscape: Yellowstone National Park and the Evolution of an American Cultural Icon" (Pegasus Books), by John Clayton
  • Remember 'Avatar'? Disney sure hopes you do

    NEW YORK - You may not have thought much about the 2009 movie "Avatar" over the past eight years, but Disney sure has. The Magic Kingdom is wagering a reported half-billion dollars that you and zillions of other people will line up for new theme park attractions based on the movie's bioluminescent world of Pandora.
  • Christo abandons Over the River project in Colorado

    DENVER - The artist Christo said Wednesday he has abandoned his plan to drape translucent fabric above portions of Colorado's scenic Arkansas River, a proposal that generated fierce opposition and a long court battle.

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