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In Romania, distrust of vaccines kills

BOLDESTI-SCAIENI, Roumanie (AFP) - Measles still claims young lives in Romania, where nearly 40 children have died in an outbreak that many blame on...

Axe marks the sport as wood-chopping booms in Australia

MAJORS CREEK, Australia (AFP) - A flash of metal glinted in the Sydney sunshine as Curtis Bennett took one last swing of his axe...

Queen Elizabeth 2 ship now a hotel

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - Britain's famed Queen Elizabeth 2 cruise ship will finally open as a floating luxury hotel moored off Dubai,...

Saudi women embrace sports abayas

JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia (AFP) - Colourful and oozing defiance, a sports-friendly version of the abaya gown was once considered a symbol of cultural rebellion...

For Pakistani dockworkers in Dubai, kushti is a way of life

|    Alison Tahmizian Meuse     | DUBAI (AFP) - Every Friday evening in Dubai’s bustling Deira district, a sandy lot is transformed into the ring of...

Hotel district in Chiba town brings Edo period to life

NARITA, Japan (The Japan News/ANN) - Visitors to Katori, Chiba Prefecture, can experience the ambiance of the Edo period (1603-1867) amid traditional Japanese-style buildings...

Syrian refugee spreading hope through music

|    Takeshi Kuroiwa    | TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - A Palestinian-Syrian pianist who performed in the war-torn streets of a Damascus suburb held a concert...

In age of #MeToo, can there be forgiveness, second chances?

IF A man abuses his co-workers and apologises, should he be forgiven? What about a man who sexually assaults a stranger asleep in bed? Is...

Street side: Indonesia slum kids eye youth ‘World Cup’

|     Bagus Saragih     | JAKARTA, Indonesia (AFP) - Somad rarely ventures beyond his impoverished Jakarta neighbourhood, but the 14-year-old is now gearing for a trip...

Former U2 stage to be centrepiece of Utah aquarium expansion

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - It toured the world for two years with rock behemoths U2, towering above the band through 30 countries and...

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