039 Motorcycle Helmet Laws: An Attack on One’s Freedom of Choice or a Necessary Safety Requirement?

039 Motorcycle Helmet Laws: An Attack on One’s Freedom of Choice or a Necessary Safety Requirement?

All motorcycle riders in the state of Maine may soon be required by law to wear motorcycle helmets while operating or riding their bikes. The new law proposal has sparked a fierce debate between ...

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038 Medical tourism: A global stampede for affordable care

038 Medical tourism: A global stampede for affordable care

As health costs skyrocket, Western travellers are getting comfortable with "foreign doctors" and much cheaper procedures If you're considering surgery and a vacation this year, you may want to co...

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037 French school excludes Muslim girl for wearing headband

037 French school excludes Muslim girl for wearing headband

A French family is set to sue a school for separating their daughter from her classmates for wearing a five-centimetre-wide headband and a long skirt that was deemed too religious. France has str...

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036 Oklahoma Dentist’s Patients Begin HIV Tests

036 Oklahoma Dentist’s Patients Begin HIV Tests

Up to 7,000 people begin tests for hepatitis and HIV after being treated at dental clinics accused of re-using needles. Hundreds of patients of a dentist accused of poor hygiene at his clinics ha...

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035 Chewing gum could make you FAT because the minty taste makes sugary food more tempting

035 Chewing gum could make you FAT because the minty taste makes sugary food more tempting

It may well give you minty-fresh breath, but chewing gum could also cause weight gain, new research suggests. Scientists have discovered that people who chew gum eat more high calorie sweet foods...

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034 Barack Obama criticised for commenting on California attorney general’s looks

034 Barack Obama criticised for commenting on California attorney general’s looks

President Barack Obama rankled some of his own female supporters on Thursday after he described California's Kamala Harris as the "best-looking attorney general in the country". Mr Obama complime...

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033 Attacking ‘goths, emos, punks and metallers’ now a hate crime in Manchester

033 Attacking ‘goths, emos, punks and metallers’ now a hate crime in Manchester

LONDON - If you punch a punk in Manchester, it could be a hate crime. Police in the English city announced Wednesday that they will begin recording offenses against members of alternative subc...

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032 Nigeria: Floating School Built In Slum Makoko

032 Nigeria: Floating School Built In Slum Makoko

A three-storey floating school will soon be used in Makoko, a poverty stricken community on the flooded coastline of Nigeria's capital. The new primary school in the Lagos slum is built on a f...

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031 Mini ‘Blood Labs’ Can Predict A Heart Attack

031 Mini ‘Blood Labs’ Can Predict A Heart Attack

A blood testing laboratory that is so small it can be implanted under the skin has been invented by Swiss scientists. The device, which is just 1.4cm (0.5in) long, can check up to five differe...

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030 Mass migration: Who benefits and why?

030 Mass migration: Who benefits and why?

It has often been called the brain drain - highly skilled workers in developing countries leaving their homeland to work in one of the rich nations. It is perhaps best known in relation to hea...

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029 Kit Kat Bars Recalled After Plastic Found

029 Kit Kat Bars Recalled After Plastic Found

Nestle has recalled four varieties of Kit Kat Chunky bars after pieces of plastic were found by seven people. The company said the 48g peanut butter, hazelnut, choc fudge and caramel flavour c...

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028 Homeless man who returned diamond ring reunited with long lost family

028 Homeless man who returned diamond ring reunited with long lost family

A homeless man whose life has been turned around after he returned a diamond ring that was dropped into his collection cup has been reunited with siblings he has not seen for 16 years. Billy Ray ...

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027 Dog eats boys finger, dad shoots dog and then retrieves finger while ambulance arrives

027 Dog eats boys finger, dad shoots dog and then retrieves finger while ambulance arrives

An 11-year-old boy in Bradenton, Florida is recovering in hospital after his pinky finger was bitten off by the family's pet dog. According to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office, the boy reached...

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026 Countries with highest suicide rates

026 Countries with highest suicide rates

India: With the growing number of farmer suicides, India has one of the world's highest suicide rates with an average of 10.4 suicides per 100,000 people, according to a World Health Organization...

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025 Cold, hard — and dirty – cash

025 Cold, hard — and dirty – cash

March 28, 2013 (CHICAGO) (WLS) -- You may want to wash your hands every time you pay with cash. A team of scientists at Oxford University found an average banknote contains 26,000 bacteria. Th...

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024 Berlin Wall: Parts Torn Down By Developers

024 Berlin Wall: Parts Torn Down By Developers

Campaigners have hit out at the developer who removed sections of the wall "in a sneaky manner" before dawn. Parts of the longest remaining stretch of the Berlin Wall have been torn down in a ...

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023 Beer good for your heart and bones, study shows

023 Beer good for your heart and bones, study shows

March 25, 2013 -- Beer may not seem like a healthy drink, but drinking it in moderation can protect your bones, reduce your heart disease risk and more. Brew Master Eric says his mixtures migh...

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022 Vandals Remove an Umbrella from a Statue

022 Vandals Remove an Umbrella from a Statue

Marija Juric Zagorka was a Croatian journalist and writer who worked in the first part of the 20th century. A statue was dedicated to her in Zagreb, the capital city of Croatia. Last week, ...

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021 Polka-dot dresses the rage in N. Korea

021 Polka-dot dresses the rage in N. Korea

Polka-dot dresses and manual threshing machines were among the hottest consumer products in North Korea last year, according to an annual list compiled by a research analyst in South Korea. Th...

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020 Milkman uses milk to put out fire

020 Milkman uses milk to put out fire

In a daring moo-ve, a quick-thinking milkman has averted an udder disaster in inner Brisbane, dousing a fire with milk. Shane Fuller was delivering milk about 4.40am (AEST) on Wednesday at Spr...

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019 Fists Fly In Ukrainian Parliamentary Punch-Up

019 Fists Fly In Ukrainian Parliamentary Punch-Up

The Ukrainian parliament had to be suspended after fighting broke out between politicians. The brawl was between members of the president's party and a far-right opposition faction. It star...

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018 Elementary students rushed to hospital after eating marijuana-laced brownies

018 Elementary students rushed to hospital after eating marijuana-laced brownies

COSTA MESA, Calif. - Seven elementary school students are recovering in Costa Mesa after they took a bite of a marijuana brownie that a boy brought to school. The kids are all aged 10 to 12. N...

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017 Eat well, sleep better and weigh less

017 Eat well, sleep better and weigh less

It's bad enough that a poor night's sleep can leave you groggy and cranky. Did you know lack of sleep over time can lead to weight gain, too? Without adequate sleep the body will crave food fo...

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016 A Man Falls Asleep After Breaking Into a Pub

016 A Man Falls Asleep After Breaking Into a Pub

A man in southeast Hungary picked the wrong time to take a nap. According to a report in the Hungarian Media, the man broke into a local pub and helped himself to a glass of vodka and a bottle...

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015 Woman paints animals on trees

015 Woman paints animals on trees

In one of northern China's most notoriously polluted cities a young student's been painting on trees turning them into colorful works of art. Wang Yue says she was inspired when out on a walk wit...

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014 Six of the world’s seven billion people have mobile phones… but only 4.5billion have a toilet says UN report

014 Six of the world’s seven billion people have mobile phones… but only 4.5billion have a toilet says UN report

Six of the world's seven billion people have mobile phones - but only 4.5 billion have a toilet, according to a U.N. report. The shocking statistic has prompted the international organisation to ...

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013 At the age of 14, she is a mother

013 At the age of 14, she is a mother

On her wedding day, Krishna was just 11 and her husband Gopal Kishan, 13. Today, at the age of 14, she's mother of a four months old boy. Krishna nearly died in childbirth and had to be hospitali...

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012 Philippine high court delays contraception law

012 Philippine high court delays contraception law

The Philippines' top court has delayed implementation of a controversial law providing free access to contraception and family planning. The Supreme Court's decision stops implementation of the r...

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011 Lorry drivers who drink coffee ‘cut their crash risk’

011 Lorry drivers who drink coffee ‘cut their crash risk’

Long-distance lorry drivers who drink coffee have fewer road traffic accidents, research suggests. Australian investigators say they found the link while comparing 530 heavy goods vehicle drivers...

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010 UK tourist jumps from Agra balcony ‘after massage offer’

010 UK tourist jumps from Agra balcony ‘after massage offer’

A British woman has been injured after jumping from a hotel balcony to escape from alleged harassment in Agra, India, local police say. The woman, in her 30s, told police she asked for a wake-up ...

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009 Hillary Clinton gives support to gay marriage

009 Hillary Clinton gives support to gay marriage

Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, a potential 2016 presidential candidate, said today she backs marriage rights for gay Americans. In a video for the gay rights advocacy group Human...

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008 Which working parent feels more guilty? You’d be surprised

008 Which working parent feels more guilty? You’d be surprised

Working fathers feel more guilty than working mothers about the amount of time they spend with their children, with fewer dads viewing themselves as good parents, according to Pew Research Center...

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007 Avoiding fears makes kids more anxious later in life, study finds

007 Avoiding fears makes kids more anxious later in life, study finds

When a child is scared of dogs, strangers or grandma's creepy basement, it's natural for a parent to shield him or her from the object of that fear. But that instinct is misguided, according t...

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006 Does the pandas’ visit represent a diplomatic bear hug between Beijing and Ottawa?

006 Does the pandas’ visit represent a diplomatic bear hug between Beijing and Ottawa?

Fifty kilograms of apples, 200 kilograms of bamboo, three human handlers and two adorable but lazy bears that are supposed to symbolize a maturing friendship between Canada and the People's Repub...

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005 Rabid organ transplant kills Maryland man

005 Rabid organ transplant kills Maryland man

A man in the US state of Maryland has died of rabies, which he contracted from an infected kidney transplant more than a year ago, health officials say. The early March death has led officials to ...

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004 Police beat a woman in India

004 Police beat a woman in India

A woman was returning from a wedding in India when she was sexually harassed by a group of taxi drivers. She says that her father and her brother went to the taxi drivers but they attacked them wi...

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003 Deepest Ocean ‘teems with microbes’

003 Deepest Ocean ‘teems with microbes’

The deepest place in the ocean is teeming with microscopic life, a study suggests. An international team of scientists found that the very bottom of the Mariana Trench, which lies almost 11km (...

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002 Ghost Stories from Japan

002 Ghost Stories from Japan

Two years ago the tsunami killed nearly 20,000 people in Japan. Many people report stories about ghosts in the area. One man says that he felt something cold around his body and sometimes when he ...

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001 Meteor fell down in Russia

001 Meteor fell down in Russia

People could see a unique view of a meteor coming to Earth and a bright yellow light in the sky as the meteor exploded over Russia. People say they saw a bright yellow object falling and heard a p...

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