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Harry Potter at US theme park

UniversaL Orlando is to open a Harry Potter section. The popular theme park announced that the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, based on the fictional hero created by JK Rowling, would be installed on a 20-acre site.

Though the park has been in development for more than five years, details, including the opening date, have been tightly held since the project was announced in 2007.

Little Mermaid heading East

Denmark's famed Little Mermaid statue has left her perch in the Copenhagen harbour for the first time in nearly 100 years, and started a journey to the World Expo in Shanghai, where she will be the centrepiece of the Danish pavilion.

The 5ft (1.5-metre) landmark, which honours the memory of Danish fairytale writer Hans Christian Andersen, was lifted by a crane and lowered on to the back of a truck at a ceremony in the Danish capital yesterday.