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Reagan hologram unveiled at museum dedicated to late US president

SIMI VALLEY: The Ronald Reagan museum in California has brought the late president back to virtual life with a state of the art hologram. It features his voice, facial expressions and even hand movements in a project that cost a million dollars and took four years to complete. It was unveiled Wednesday at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum in Simi Valley, near Los Angeles. "It's amazing. It really is. It's a little jarring to be honest with you," said Joanne Drake, who worked in the White House…

Saudi Arabia’s ‘date city’ hosts annual festival dedicated to delicacy

BURAIDAH, Saudi Arabia: Amid rows of pick-up trucks loaded with crates and boxes, vendors cry out prices at Saudi Arabia’s Buraidah Dates Festival, a huge seasonal market dedicated to the sweet golden-brown fruit. Farmers, traders and consumers descend on the town, known locally as “the city of dates”, in the central Qassim region, one of the most conservative parts of the country, for the 45-day event, which organizers say is the largest of its kind in the world. Saudi Arabia, the world’s top oil exporter, is also a…