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British filmmaker opens Moscow show under Ukraine shadow

It was meant to be a highlight of a year-long British-Russian cultural exchange, but a huge multi-media exhibition by British filmmaker Peter Greenaway has failed to escape tensions over the...

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Rave on: Londoners re-live dancing days with kids in tow

The bass is pumping, the lights are low and the dance floor of the club is heaving. It's the weekend and the young man is enjoying himself – until someone steals his balloon. Dressed in a...

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Brutish and short? DNA ‘switch’ sheds light on Neanderthals

How can creatures as different in body and mind as present-day humans and their extinct Neanderthal cousins be 99.84% identical genetically? Four years after scientists discovered that the two...

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US orange production hit by disease, juice prices soar

A citrus disease spread by a tiny insect has devastated Florida's orange crop, which is expected to be the worst in nearly 30 years, and sent juice prices soaring on New York markets. The...

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A fetish for full body suits in Japan

By day, she is a mild-mannered office clerk, whose modest make-up and conservative hairstyle make her blend in to any crowd. By night, she dresses in a skin-tight, all-in-one Spandex body suit...

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Study shows young women see sexual assault as ‘normal’

Many girls who are sexually assaulted may not see themselves as victims and most do not report acts of sexual violence as they regard them as "normal", Press Trust of India (PTI) reports citing a...

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Fur flies as US gets to grips with stray cats

It's Friday night in Eckington, a quiet residential corner of Washington, and the back alley is crawling with stray cats – rich pickings for seasoned cat-trapper Marty King. "Here, kitty kitty...

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Study shows casual pot use causes brain abnormalities in the young

Young, casual marijuana smokers experience potentially harmful changes to their brains, with the drug altering regions of the mind related to motivation and emotion, researchers found. The...

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Study suggests laziness could be hereditary

Could genes be to blame for a lack of motivation to hit the gym? A recent study conducted at the University of Missouri suggests this could be the case. By studying a population of rats over...

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Chinese herb beats drug at rheumatoid arthritis, shows study

A Chinese herb called thunder god vine works better than a widely-prescribed pharmaceutical drug at easing rheumatoid arthritis, a study published earlier this week said. The herb has long been...

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More TV, less sleep for children

Children who watch more TV or have TVs in their bedrooms get less sleep, a US study said yesterday. Researchers from MassGeneral Hospital for Children and Harvard School of Public Health found...

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Gaza cops trade bullets for laser-tech in training

Security forces in the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip are using technology to practice shooting on laser simulators, saving money spent on ammunition in the cash-strapped Palestinian territory. In a...

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For Mexico’s hottest drug balladeer, music has a cost

"El Komander" struts on stage, pours expensive whisky into a fan's mouth and sings about grenade launchers – just another wild night for a Mexican singer who has faced bans for eulogizing drug...

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The beauty of the beauty industry

It could be the gorgeous young woman with flawless skin promoting the "magic" anti-ageing cream on billboards, or the leggy supermodel cat walking on a high heeled designer shoes for a magazine...

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Gold rush threatens west Africa’s cocoa future

A month ago, Bouafu Kouassi dug a neat circular hole in the middle of his one-hectare cocoa plantation in western Ivory Coast, and, sifting through the gravel on his shovel, found the...

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Bats find shelter at Nazi German defence line in Poland

An awe-inspiring Nazi defence line in western Poland has taken on a new role in peacetime as home to tens of thousands of bats in what is Europe's largest artificial roost. The 37,000 winged...

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Flaws found in Thailand’s human-trafficking crackdown

After a two-hour trek through swamp and jungle, Police Major General Thatchai Pitaneelaboot halts in a trash-strewn clearing near Thailand's remote border with Malaysia. "This is it," he says,...

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Homelessness in Malaysia – popularly misunderstood

Homelessness affects thousands of persons across Malaysia – people from all ethnicities, age groups, education levels, and geographic regions. The Social Welfare Department confirmed this in a...

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Where it all started: Sarajevo and World War I

Sarajevo is no stranger to conflict, but while the wounds of the Bosnian war's siege are still raw, the city is seeking to cash in on its historical claim as the place where World War I was...

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John XXIII: A tradition-breaking pope like Francis

Pope John XXIII, who will be made a saint with John Paul II on April 27, surprised many by leading the Catholic Church to more open relations with the world. When "Good Pope John" became head...

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