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Finnish capital loses out on chance to host music awards show, because there aren't enough swanky hotels for stars.
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Pro-Kremlin news channel turns to astrologer to give an optimistic rouble rate forecast.
Belarusian online opposition group launches campaign to make a wizard president.
A city government in China has been using security guards to pose as police officers.
Islam's holiest site, in the Saudi city of Mecca, will have giant canopies installed to protect pilgrims from the sun.
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