Kerry due in Ukraine as talk of arming Kiev grows

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February 05, 2015 01:45 pm

Kiev (AFP): US Secretary of State John Kerry was due in Kiev Thursday for talks focussing on the possibility of arming Ukrainian forces, a day after four civilians were killed ...

‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ arouses sex toy boom

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February 05, 2015 12:57 pm

NEW YORK (AFP) - The erotic bestselling novel "Fifty Shades of Grey" was devoured across the world by millions, from British housewives to Guantanamo Bay inmates. Now manufacturer...

Japan's women wrestlers take on sumo's big boys

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February 05, 2015 12:52 pm

TOKYO (AFP) - Nineteen-year-old Sayaka Matsuo lies on the tatami mat as a personal masseur works on her neck and shoulders to squeeze out the knots.  But this is no pamper packag...

Mummified monk in Mongolia 'not dead', say Buddhists

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February 05, 2015 12:18 pm

A mummified monk found preserved in Mongolia last week has been baffling and astounding those who uncovered him, the BBC reported.   Senior Buddhists say the monk, found...

Taiwan pilot hailed as a hero as wreckage scoured

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February 05, 2015 11:58 am

AFP - Taiwan rescuers scoured a river for 12 people still missing from a TransAsia plane crash Thursday as the pilot was hailed as a hero for apparently battling to avoid hitting b...

Three tons of live cats destined to be eaten have been seized in Vietnam

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January 30, 2015 01:32 pm

Hanoi (AFP) - Thousands of live cats destined "for consumption" have been seized in Hanoi after being smuggled from China, police said Thursday, but their fate still hangs in the b...

Malaysia declares MH370 an 'accident'

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January 29, 2015 05:24 pm

KUALA LUMPUR (REUTERS) : Malaysia has declared the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 an "accident", its Department of Civil Aviation (DCA) said Thursday. The Boeing ...

Pro-Russia rebels cement hold on disputed Ukraine airport

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January 23, 2015 03:27 pm

Donetsk (Ukraine) (AFP) - Pro-Russian rebels cemented their hold Friday on a long-disputed airport ceded by Ukrainian troops during an upsurge in clashes that killed nearly 50 peop...

A mother pleads as Japan hostage deadline passes

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January 23, 2015 03:13 pm

TOKYO (AFP): The deadline set by Islamic State (IS) militants threatening to kill two Japanese men unless they were given US$200 million passed on Friday (Jan 23), after one ca...

India cleans up for Obama Taj Mahal trip

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January 23, 2015 02:55 pm

(AFP) Agra - As he scrubs the road to India's Taj Mahal on his knees for less than five dollars a day, Ramjeet beams with pride at the thought of US President Barack Obama admiring...

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