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armenpress.am01/14th/2019, 5:36

Charles Aznavour’s car to be auctioned in France

World famous late French-Armenian chansonnier Charles Aznavour’s car (La Vanden Plas Princess) will be auctioned in France, ARMENPRESS reports French Le Figaro informs. The auction will take place on February 7. Aznavour exploited the car produced in 1996 very little. Aznavour passed away on October 1, 2018. Edited and translat...

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armenpress.am01/14th/2019, 8:30

Nobel Prize-winning DNA pioneer stripped of honors over 'reprehensible' race comments

American Nobel Prize-winning scientist James Watson, who co-discovered DNA, has been stripped of his honorary titles at the laboratory he once led after repeating racist comments in a documentary, CNN reports. Watson discovered the double-helix structure of DNA alongside Francis Crick in the 1950s based on the work of British ch...

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armenpress.am12/26th/2018, 12:24

Indian sand artist creates huge Santa Claus using 10000 plastic bottles to raise awareness on pollution

Indian sand artist Sudarsan Patnaik has created a giant Santa Claus out of sand and around 10,000 plastic bottles on Puri beach. The artist is sending a green message and raising awareness on the ill-affects plastic has on environment. “I have used plastic bottles to create the sand Santa but I want to urge the people to beat pl...

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armenpress.am12/25th/2018, 9:24

Trump asks 7-year-old 'Are you still a believer in Santa?'

In a Christmas Eve call with a young child Monday night, U.S. President Donald Trump asked a 7-year-old named Coleman whether he or she still believes in Santa Claus, saying that was a "marginal" age for knowing the truth, CNN reported. "Are you still a believer in Santa? Because at seven, it's marginal, right?" Trump asked the ...

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armenpress.am12/25th/2018, 6:36

U.S. National Christmas Tree site re-opened amid partial federal government shutdown

The U.S. National Christmas Tree near the White House reopened on Monday despite the funding lapse caused by the government shutdown, NBC News reported. The site was re-opened as a result of donations. The Christmas tree was closed after the U.S. federal government partially shut down. “The National Park Foundation and hundreds ...

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armenpress.am12/19th/2018, 8:18

FT names George Soros Person of the Year

Financial Times has named George Soros Person of the Year for 2018 for “being a standard bearer of liberal democracy and open society”. Usually the FT Person of the Year award acknowledges achievements, but this year’s choice is also about the “values that the person represents”. “For more than three decades, Mr Soros has used p...

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armenpress.am12/19th/2018, 7:36

Damascus shines bright in New Year decorations

Damascus has been decorated with New Year lights ahead of holidays, and after long-lasting bloodshed Syrians are walking around the city normally, and visiting Christmas markets. A video by Sputnik News shows the illuminated city. The Christian district of the Syrian capital is also holding church masses ahead of Christmas. Acco...

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armenpress.am12/18th/2018, 7:36

American judge orders poacher to watch Bambi once a month during 1-year prison term

A Missouri judge is turning to Walt Disney to make sure the poacher David Berry Jr. never illegally hunts again. Lawrence County Judge Robert George sentenced Berry to a year in jail for illegally killing deer, taking only their heads and antlers and leaving the rest of their bodies to rot, CNN reports. And while he's in jail, h...

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armenpress.am12/17th/2018, 1:24

Diner at US restaurant finds pea-sized pearl in his lunch

Rick Antosh, an ordinary visitor, found a pea-sized pearl in his lunch at New York’s Grand Central Oyster Bar, New York Post reports. He visited the restaurant on December 5 and ordered his usual $14.75 pan roast. Suddenly, while eating the dish, he felt a tiny object rolling around his mouth. Executive chef Sandy Ingber said th...

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armenpress.am12/17th/2018, 6:00

Catriona Gray from Philippines named Miss Universe 2018

Catriona Gray from the Philippines has won the Miss Universe title for 2018 on Monday, beating contestants from 93 other countries, CNN reports. The 24-year-old Filipina-Australian pipped South African Demi Leigh Nel-Peters for the top spot, becoming the fourth Filipina to bring home the coveted title. Miss Venezuela, Sthefany G...

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