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  • Japan's gay parade returns after 3 years in bid for acceptance

    2010-08-13 09:14

    Japan's gay community is set to put on the glitz as the Tokyo Pride parade returns this weekend after a three year absence with the aim of winning acceptance among the country's conservative society.

  • N.Y. flight attendant Steven Slater's angry exit wins fans

    2010-08-13 09:03

    JetBlue flight attendant Steven Slater, who stormed off his job this week with some profanities and a dramatic exit down an inflated emergency chute, has struck a chord with nearly everyone who has dreamed of quitting a job in anger.

  • Highest immigrant populations

    2010-08-12 11:00

    The 10 countries with the largest immigrant populations.

  • Traffickers hide cocaine under rare python

    2010-08-12 08:53

    Italian police seized a rare albino python in Rome Wednesday in a raid on a group of drug traffickers who used the snake to guard cocaine and intimidate customers who owed them money.

  • My heart goes out to poor misunderstood Xidan busker

    2010-08-12 09:40

    I can't help but feel sorry for the "false poor man" who drew the scorn of netizens recently after he performed in the Xidan commercial area.

  • Head underground if you want to see real Beijing

    2010-08-12 09:39

    Getting around in a city of 20 million people can be daunting, if not seemingly impossible. It can be even harder if you don't have a car and you're a foreigner, such as myself.

  • Signs of the times

    2010-08-12 09:33

    Sign language should be more widely promoted to provide a better bridge between the hearing-impaired community and the rest of society, suggests a small-scale survey by the students' Red Cross society of the University of Science and Technology Beijing.

  • A real zeal for aesthetic appeal

    2010-08-12 09:22

    Dutch aesthete Jos de Mul believes one must appreciate beauty to be happy.

  • Shooting from the hip

    2010-08-12 09:21

    There are few surprises with images shot on digital cameras, what you see is what you get, but there are a growing number of enthusiasts who are putting the unexpected back into photography.

  • World's biggest clock begins ticking in Mecca

    2010-08-12 09:07

    A giant clock on a skyscraper in Islam's holiest city Mecca began ticking on Wednesday at the start of the fasting month of Ramadan, amid hopes by Saudi Arabia it will become the Muslim world's official timekeeper.

  • Austrian churchgoers quit in record numbers: report

    2010-08-12 09:07

    A record 100,000 Austrians are expected to leave the Roman Catholic Church this year after abuse scandals which have badly damaged its image, a newspaper reported on Tuesday.

  • Butchered bones give proof of earlier meat eating

    2010-08-12 09:07

    Evidence from ancient bones found in Ethiopia suggest human ancestors were using stone tools to carve meat a million years earlier than previously thought, an international team of researchers said on Wednesday.

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