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Iron Lady is auction gold: Thatcher possessions fetch high prices in London

LONDON The Iron Lady is auction gold.

Speeches, books and outfits belonging to late British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher — including her wedding dress — have soared above their estimated prices at a London auction.

Christie’s is selling 150 lots Tuesday, and a further 200 in an online auction that ends Wednesday.

The cost of power: Presidents, prime ministers may age quicker and die sooner, new study says

LONDON Leading a country comes with extraordinary privileges but also, apparently, a price: new research suggests that heads of state age faster than normal and that the stress of the job may shave almost three years off their life expectancy.

Pope in Kenya says Christian-Muslim dialogue ‘essential’ to prevent extremism, promote peace

NAIROBI, Kenya Pope Francis told Christian and Muslim leaders in Kenya on Thursday that they have little choice but to engage in dialogue to guard against the “barbarous” Islamic extremist attacks that have struck Kenya recently, saying religious leaders must be “prophets of peace” in a world sown by hatred.

Canoe crew on round-the-world voyage stops in South Africa to teach about Hawaiian culture

HONOLULU The Polynesian voyaging canoe that is guided solely by nature as it circles the globe has reached South Africa, the halfway point on its three-year journey and the most dangerous leg partly because of complicated ocean conditions.

Man makes more than a pretty penny - $5,136.14, to be exact - cashing in his jugs of the coins

RUSTON, La. After more than 45 years of saving pennies, a Louisiana man decided it was time to cash them in.

The News-Star reports that 73-year-old Otha Anders, of Ruston, took 15 five-gallon plastic water jugs full of the coins to the bank on Tuesday. His grand total: A deposit of $5,136.14 into his account. He says it will go toward a recent dental bill.