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  • Slaves to religion: Brazil raids expose dark side of cults

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    Slaves to religion: Brazil raids expose dark side of cults

    RIO DE JANEIRO, Feb 21 — After four years of silence, Ronaldo Soares received a startling text message from his estranged daughter one day last December. “Help me get out of...

  • ‘Paradise on Earth’: Ghost of North Korea propaganda still haunts

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    ‘Paradise on Earth’: Ghost of North Korea propaganda still haunts

    NIIGATA (Japan), Feb 21 — Harunori Kojima still remembers the hot tears of joy that warmed his face against the sleet as two Soviet ships set sail in December 1959 from...

  • Family ties thwart Cambodia’s efforts to tackle bride trafficking to China

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    Family ties thwart Cambodia’s efforts to tackle bride trafficking to China

  • Czechs clean thousands of human bones in ossuary renovation

    8 hours ago

    Czechs clean thousands of human bones in ossuary renovation

  • Study ties eating nuts to lower heart disease risk for diabetics

    8 hours ago

    Study ties eating nuts to lower heart disease risk for diabetics

  • Report: Consumers’ use of toilet paper wiping out habitat, heating planet

    9 hours ago

    Report: Consumers’ use of toilet paper wiping out habitat, heating planet

  • Indonesians clean up the beach one sandal at a time

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    Indonesians clean up the beach one sandal at a time

  • Swedish teen leaves adults trailing with global school strikes for climate

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    Swedish teen leaves adults trailing with global school strikes for climate

  • Colombia’s ex-rebels turn tourist guides, but peace remains fragile

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    Colombia’s ex-rebels turn tourist guides, but peace remains fragile

  • Pageant-mad Philippines welcomes home Miss Universe

    10 hours ago

    Pageant-mad Philippines welcomes home Miss Universe

  • Singapore Airlines denies snooping with seatback cameras

    12 hours ago

    Singapore Airlines denies snooping with seatback cameras

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  • Britons divided over jihadi bride’s wish to return

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    Britons divided over jihadi bride’s wish to return

  • Lagerfeld’s creations shone on the red carpet

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    Lagerfeld’s creations shone on the red carpet

  • Statue of US sailor kissing nurse vandalised with ‘#MeToo’

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    Statue of US sailor kissing nurse vandalised with ‘#MeToo’

  • Benetton’s new French flair colours debut in Milan

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    Benetton’s new French flair colours debut in Milan

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  • The ‘jihadi bride’ behind UK’s moral dilemma

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    The ‘jihadi bride’ behind UK’s moral dilemma

    LONDON, Feb 21 — Shamima Begum was a normal London schoolgirl who watched Keeping Up with the Kardashians before becoming a jihadi bride in Syria and creating a moral dilemma in...

  • Shopee kicks off ‘Lowest Price Guaranteed’ sale for men from today. Here are the best deals!

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    Shopee kicks off ‘Lowest Price Guaranteed’ sale for men from today. Here are the best deals!

    KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 21 – Attention all you online shopping freaks: It’s time to get your shopping “A” game on because e-commerce platform Shopee is all set to take men’s...

  • Why do zebras have stripes? They make bad landing strips for flies

    12 hours ago

    Why do zebras have stripes? They make bad landing strips for flies

    WASHINGTON, Feb 21 — Scientists are providing new evidence to answer the longstanding question about why zebras have stripes. It appears stripes make terrible landing strips,...

  • Look out Beyoncé, National Geographic reaches 100 million Instagram followers

    13 hours ago

    Look out Beyoncé, National Geographic reaches 100 million Instagram followers

    NEW YORK, Feb 21 — National Geographic has joined an exclusive list made up of celebrities like Beyoncé and Kim Kardashian to break the 100-million mark on Instagram, becoming...

  • What does it mean to be a Muslim woman? New book presents 18 views

    14 hours ago

    What does it mean to be a Muslim woman? New book presents 18 views

    BEIRUT, Feb 21 — Fed up with Western stereotypes pegging Muslim women as “submissive” and judging them by their religious clothing, a feminist author collected essays from...

  • Vanuatu to give disposable diapers the flush

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    Vanuatu to give disposable diapers the flush

    WELLINGTON, Feb 21 — The Pacific nation of Vanuatu has announced plans to ban disposable diapers in a move it says will significantly reduce pollution. Foreign Minister Ralph...

  • Three fall/winter 2019 trends from the London catwalks

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    Three fall/winter 2019 trends from the London catwalks

    LONDON, Feb 21 — London Fashion Week — which kicked off February 14 in the UK capital — brought its share of trends for the fall/winter 2019-2020 season. More diverse than...

  • Chanel’s style circus to roll on despite loss of Lagerfeld

    16 hours ago

    Chanel’s style circus to roll on despite loss of Lagerfeld

    PARIS, Feb 21 — The death of legendary designer Karl Lagerfeld leaves a huge hole at the head of Chanel, but the fashion juggernaut is in such rude health it is likely to power...

  • Indonesia caps Lunar New Year with bloody tongues, lion dances

    17 hours ago

    Indonesia caps Lunar New Year with bloody tongues, lion dances

    JAKARTA, Feb 21 — Eyes rolled back in his head, a heavily tattooed Indonesian man sliced his tongue with a dagger in a bid to communicate with other-worldly spirits. The gory...

  • Germany launches push to halve food waste by 2030

    18 hours ago

    Germany launches push to halve food waste by 2030

    BERLIN, Feb 21 — Germany launched a drive yesterday to halve food waste by 2030 as research shows every consumer on average throws away 55 kilogrammes of edibles a year. The new...

  • Why long periods of sitting may increase risk of cardiovascular disease in older women

    19 hours ago

    Why long periods of sitting may increase risk of cardiovascular disease in older women

    SAN DIEGO, Feb 21 — New US research has found that older women who spend most of their day sitting down may be at a higher risk for cardiovascular diseases such as heart disease...

  • Virgin opens new San Francisco hotel

    19 hours ago

    Virgin opens new San Francisco hotel

    SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 21 — Virgin has opened its newest hotel in San Francisco, giving the city a new rooftop bar, coffeehouse and dining destinations. After Chicago, the sophomore...

  • Genting Highlands’ Crockfords joins Forbes exclusive five-star club

    20 hours ago

    Genting Highlands’ Crockfords joins Forbes exclusive five-star club

    LONDON, Feb 21 — London has unseated Macau as the city with the most five-starred hotels in the latest Forbes Travel Guide, while countries like Malaysia, South Korea and...

  • Spending time with a wide group of people linked to higher activity levels as we age

    21 hours ago

    Spending time with a wide group of people linked to higher activity levels as we age

    AUSTIN, Feb 21 — New US research has found that if you want to give your health a boost, interacting with a diverse group of people might help, linking it to increased physical...

  • Zendaya heads back to the ‘70s for Tommy Hilfiger

    21 hours ago

    Zendaya heads back to the ‘70s for Tommy Hilfiger

    AMSTERDAM, Feb 21 — Tommy Hilfiger has offered up a sneak peek at his imminent fashion collaboration with Zendaya. The US designer and the multitalented actress and singer have...

  • Designer Karl Lagerfeld to be cremated without ceremony

    1 day ago

    Designer Karl Lagerfeld to be cremated without ceremony

    PARIS, Feb 20 — Karl Lagerfeld will be cremated without ceremony and his ashes are likely to be scattered with those of his mother and lover, his label said today. “His wishes...

  • Ruthless meth networks get ill-prepared Myanmar hooked

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    Ruthless meth networks get ill-prepared Myanmar hooked

    KUTKAI (Myanmar), Feb 20 — Mobs of stick-wielding church-goers in Myanmar’s northeast used to descend on dealers and addicts in a desperate effort to save their communities...

  • ‘Roma’ casts spotlight on Latin America’s domestic workers

    1 day ago

    ‘Roma’ casts spotlight on Latin America’s domestic workers

    MONTEVIDEO, Feb 20 — She scrubs plates, mops floors and washes clothes with vigour. She works when others relax. And she plays games with children who are not hers, even though...

  • Bernie Sanders: From gadfly to serious White House contender

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    Bernie Sanders: From gadfly to serious White House contender

    NEW YORK, Feb 20 — Once dismissed by many as a fringe candidate with wacky socialist ideas, Bernie Sanders campaigned to the brink of the Democratic presidential nomination in...