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Elephant dung filters botanical mix for South African gin maker

Reading Time: 2 minutes In picture above: Les Ansley, owner of Indlovu Gin, holds a white cloth bag filled with botanicals extracted from dried elephant dung, used to make Indlovu gin, in Paarl, near Cape Town, South Africa, January 28, 2022. REUTERS/Sumaya Hisham One of the joys of artisanal gin-making is sniffing the fragrant botanicals, fruits and seeds used Read More…

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“You caught me!” Pope congratulates reporter who saw him at record shop

Reading Time: 2 minutes Pope Francis has congratulated the reporter who caught him visiting old friends who run a Rome record shop this week, joking that it was his “bad luck” that the news got out. The visit on Tuesday night was to have remained secret but Javier Martinez-Brocal of the Rome Reports television news agency was in the Read More…