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Barry Gibb brings Bee Gee`s disco fever to Glasto`s legends slot

Barry Gibb brings Bee Gee`s disco fever to Glasto`s legends slot

Published 25/06/2017

Barry Gibb performs on the Pyramid Stage at Worthy Farm in Somerset during the Glastonbury Festival in Glastonbury, Britain June 25, 2017. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

Barry Gibb brought some Sunday afternoon fever to the legends slot at Glastonbury Festival when he entertained a huge crowd with Bee Gees hits "Stayin' Alive", "How Deep is Your Love", "Night Fever" and "Tragedy".

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Labour`s Corbyn puts politics center stage at Glastonbury Festival

Labour`s Corbyn puts politics center stage at Glastonbury Festival

Published 25/06/2017

Britain's opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn addresses revellers from the Pyramid Stage at Worthy Farm in Somerset during the Glastonbury Festival in Britain, June 24, 2017. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

British opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn got a rock star reception at Glastonbury Festival on Saturday, telling a headliner-sized crowd that millions of young people who voted for him would not be silenced or sidelined.

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Radiohead take aim at `strong and stable` May at Glastonbury

Radiohead take aim at `strong and stable` May at Glastonbury

Published 24/06/2017

Radiohead performs on the Pyramid Stage at Worthy Farm in Somerset during the Glastonbury Festival in Britain, June 23, 2017. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

Britain's Radiohead returned to Glastonbury's Pyramid Stage on Friday, 20 years after a legendary performance at the festival, with a set that mocked Prime Minister Theresa May's election campaign and pulled songs from nearly all of their albums.

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Sand sculpture festival brings super-heroes to Belgian beach

Sand sculpture festival brings super-heroes to Belgian beach

Published 22/06/2017

Sand carver Sergey Zaplatin from Russia. REUTERS/Yves Herman

A beach in Belgium has been transformed into a giant sandy gallery, featuring larger-than-life super heroes, cartoon characters and Cinderella's castle, for one of the world's biggest sand-sculpture festivals.

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German teen suspected of shooting toy gun at Thai king

German teen suspected of shooting toy gun at Thai king

Published 22/06/2017

German prosecutors said on Wednesday they were investigating a 14-year-old boy suspected of shooting plastic bullets from a toy gun at the King of Thailand who was cycling near Munich this month. The king was not hurt.

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U.S. total solar eclipse sparks spectator excitement

U.S. total solar eclipse sparks spectator excitement

Published 21/06/2017

FILE PHOTO - A combination photograph shows the beginning (top L) to the end (top L to bottom R) of a total solar eclipse as seen from the beach of Ternate island, Indonesia, March 9, 2016. REUTERS/Beawiharta

The first total solar eclipse across the continental United States in a century is expected to spark watching parties and traffic jams as it darkens skies from Oregon to South Carolina, authorities said on Wednesday.

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By Jiminy: Belgian start-up puts crickets on the menu

By Jiminy: Belgian start-up puts crickets on the menu

Published 20/06/2017

A worker shows crickets at a farm belonging to company 'Little Food,' which prepares and promotes food products made from crickets, in Brussels, Belgium June 9, 2017. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

A Brussels start-up is hoping to stir a culinary revolution in Belgium by pushing crunchy crickets as a protein alternative to meat.

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Italian court says lobsters must not catch cold before cooking

Italian court says lobsters must not catch cold before cooking

Published 16/06/2017

Italy's highest court ruled on Friday that lobsters must not be kept on ice in restaurant kitchens because it causes them unjustifiable suffering before they head for death by fine dining.

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New Mexican-U.S. beer mocks Trump as frowning mariachi

New Mexican-U.S. beer mocks Trump as frowning mariachi

Published 15/06/2017

A bottle of beer named 'Amigous,' with an image of U.S. President Donald Trump, is pictured at the Cru Cru brewery in Mexico City, Mexico, June 14, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Jasso

Mexican and U.S. brewers have reinvented U.S. President Donald Trump as a gun-slinging mariachi folk musician to promote a new beer celebrating cross-border cooperation.

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Pakistan arrests man for driving pet lion through Karachi streets

Pakistan arrests man for driving pet lion through Karachi streets

Published 15/06/2017

Police in Pakistan have arrested a man who took his pet lion for a night-time drive through the streets of the bustling southern port city of Karachi after video of the incident went viral on social media, police said on Thursday.

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