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Ferguson shooting: Protests spread across US

Wednesday, 26 November 2014 13:15

Crowds have gathered across the US to protest against Monday's decision not to charge a policeman over the killing of black teen Michael Brown.

Magical watch baseplate rain

Tuesday, 25 November 2014 17:41

Japanese architect Tsuyoshi Tane, together with Japanese watchmaker CITIZEN, has created an amazing piece of installation art that breathes magic and life into an otherwise mundane object.

Japanese cities riled by smelly nuts

Tuesday, 25 November 2014 11:56

The annual spectacle of Japanese gingko trees in autumn is being soured by the foul smell of fallen nuts, it's been reported.

Lose weight and win gold

Monday, 24 November 2014 17:42

A weight loss contest held in Dubai this summer promised to pay all its participants two grams of gold for every kilogram of body weight lost. The initiative was dubbed ‘Your Child in Gold’ and followed last year’s ‘Your Weight in Gold’ contest organized by the Dubai Municipality. Over 7,500 winners were declared this year, which will collectively be awarded 40kg of gold worth Dh6 million (over $1.6 million).

Putin says he won't be Russia's president for life

Monday, 24 November 2014 14:30
Vladimir Putin has said that he does not intend to remain Russia's President "for life" and will step down no later than 2024 in line with the constitution, a report said.

Woman opens professional cuddling shop

Sunday, 23 November 2014 12:55

This Oregon woman is paying her bills by cuddling with people all day. It might not sound like much of a career choice, but believe it or not, Samantha Hess is making a decent living out of hugging. Within a week of opening her store – ‘Cuddle Up To Me’ – she has already gotten requests from a whopping 10,000 customers!

ISS astronauts to get their first zero-g coffee maker

Saturday, 22 November 2014 12:56

This weekend, Italian astronaut Samantha Cristoferetti will travel to the International Space Station with precious cargo in tow -- a specially designed espresso machine that will produce the authentic Italian brew in zero gravity. In addition to being Italy's first female astronaut to go into space, she'll be the first astronaut in history to sip real espresso while orbiting the Earth.

One kiss 'shares 80 million bugs'

Friday, 21 November 2014 14:42

A single 10-second kiss can transfer as many as 80 million bacteria, according to Dutch scientists.

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