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Ode to Saint-Exupéry at Cape Juby airport in Tarfaya, Morocco.
Ode to Saint-Exupéry at Cape Juby airport in Tarfaya, Morocco.

PARIS — No matter where you live or what language you speak, at some point in your childhood you probably came across Le Petit Prince (The Little Prince). The 1943 poetic and illustrated novella by French adventurer Antoine de Saint-Exupéry is among the best-selling books ever published.

Now, reports Paris-based daily Le Figaro, the work has been translated in its 300th language: Hassanya, a North African dialect deriving from Arabic. Though the totals are widely debated, the Saint-Exupéry foundation said the latest translation makes The Little Prince the world's second most translated book, just after the Bible. The Italian children's tale Pinocchio is often cited among the most translated works, as well.

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Lisa Berdet, Lila Paulou and Bertrand Hauger.

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Welcome to Friday, where Russia intensifies shelling in eastern Ukraine, Biden lands in South Korea, and a Mercedes becomes the most expensive car ever sold. Meanwhile, for German daily die Welt, Cosima Lutz explores the sizzling question of the skyrocketing price of cooking oils.

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