• Japan to arm remote western island, risking more China tension

    By Nobuhiro Kubo TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan is sending 100 soldiers and radar to its westernmost outpost, a tropical island off Taiwan, in a deployment that risks angering China with ties between Asia's biggest economies already hurt by a dispute over nearby islands they both claim. Japanese Defence…

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    • Gaga's un-retouched images cause uproar

      Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott are said to be upset that un-retouched images they took of Lady Gaga for her Versace campaign were leaked.

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      • Centipede Bursts from Snake's Stomach

        A group of researchers stumbled upon a grisly scene during a field study in Macedonia last year: a dead nose-horned viper with a centipede's head sticking out of its ruptured abdomen. "All of us were astonished, as nobody has ever seen something like this," Ljiljana Tomovi?, a herpetologist at the…

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        • Replacement Asian Games hosts needed fast, not Singapore - Ng

          By Patrick Johnston SINGAPORE (Reuters) - The Olympic Council of Asia must move fast to find a replacement city to host the 2019 Asian Games, International Olympic Committee Vice President Ng Ser Miang told Reuters on Friday, but ruled out his suitable Singapore homeland as an option. Vietnam's…

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          • Study: sleeping positions reflect quality of relationships

            Whether a couple sleeps face to face or back to back, with or without physical contact, is a good indicator of relationship health, according to a study presented at the Edinburgh International Science Festival, which is taking place in the Scottish city through April 20. Couples who sleep closer…

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            • Are Tom Cruise & Laura Prepon Dating?

              Is Tom Cruise secretly dating Laura Prepon?

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              • That Nap Could Be Leading You to an Early Death

                We all know how important it is to get enough sleep—but a new study suggests that daytime napping may actually increase your risk of an early death. Researchers looked at more than 16,000 British adults over a 13-year period, and found that those who sle

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                • The sleeping giant awakes

                  Napoleon Bonaparte was said to have warned of the “Sleeping Giant,” China, which now is fully awake and appears to be wrecking havoc among its neighbors in Southeast Asia. What he meant is that China, which had lain dormant for many years, is a potential world power and because of many domestic…

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                  • Heartbreaking texts from students on sinking S. Korea ferry

                    Heart-wrenching messages of fear, love and despair, sent by high school students from a sinking South Korean ferry, added extra emotional weight Thursday to a tragedy that has stunned the nation. Nearly 300 people -- most of them students on a high school trip to a holiday island -- are still…

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                    • S.Korea investigates capsized ferry crew, stowage as rescue hampered

                      By Jungmin Jang and Ju-min Park MOKPO/JINDO South Korea (Reuters) - A junior officer was steering a South Korean ferry when it capsized two days ago, investigators said on Friday, as rescuers battled strong tides and murky waters to search for hundreds of missing, many of them school children,…

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                      • Maggie Gyllenhaal: Sex scene was cool

                        Maggie Gyllenhaal insists she is nowhere near as "wild" in real life as she is on screen.

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                        • 10 Natural Cough Remedies

                          The next time you have an annoying cough, take your grandmother's advice and try one of these natural remedies.

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                          • Aiko's story of faith and forgiveness

                            After forgiving the doctor who wreaked havoc on her face and the former assistant she accused of stealing money from her, Aiko Melendez's life has never been so good.

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                            • 4 Tricks to Fall Asleep Faster

                              Tossing and turning when all you want is to snooze? Here's how to shut off your mind fast.

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                              • Iranian woman forgives son's killer at the gallows

                                The execution of an Iranian convicted of murder was halted at the very last minute in a dramatic scene this week when the mother of his victim forgave him as he stood on the gallows with the noose around his neck, according to Iranian media.

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                                • Chinese relatives pray over lost Malaysian plane

                                  PERTH, Australia (AP) — Six weeks into the extensive search for the lost Malaysia Airlines plane without so much as a piece of debris yet found, several Chinese relatives met Friday to pray for spouses who never came home, while begging for answers that could end their misery of not knowing.

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                                  • This origami-like lightbulb may be the world’s most energy efficient

                                    How many engineers does it take to change a light bulb? Three, it turns out.

                                    Tech in Asia
                                    • Pacquiao picks 17 as his PBA jersey number

                                      Los Angeles — If everything falls into place, Manny Pacquiao might end up becoming not only as one of the shortest players to ever play hoops in the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) but also as the oldest rookie. Pacquiao, 35, had told The Bulletin a few days before he faced Tim Bradley in…

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                                      • Woman's Ear Reattached with Help of Leeches

                                        A 19-year-old woman who lost her ear to a dog attack got it back with the help of a few leeches. While plastic surgeons are trained to reattach severed organs, these reattachments are simplest when the cut is clean and sharp — as from a kitchen knife, Dr. Stephen Sullivan, a plastic surgeon at…

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                                        • Mermaid wars

                                          As subject of folly and fiction, mermaids are by no means any laughing matter for the country’s top TV networks. ABS-CBN and GMA-7 have made a big production splurge on stories about these mythical creatures that has captured the imagination … Continue reading →

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