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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