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039 Motorcycle Helmet Laws: An Attack on One’s Freedom of Choice or a Necessary Safety Requirement?

All motorcycle riders in the state of Maine may soon be required by law to wear motorcycle helmets while operating ...
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038 Medical tourism: A global stampede for affordable care

As health costs skyrocket, Western travellers are getting comfortable with "foreign doctors" and much cheaper proce...
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037 French school excludes Muslim girl for wearing headband

A French family is set to sue a school for separating their daughter from her classmates for wearing a five-centime...
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036 Oklahoma Dentist’s Patients Begin HIV Tests

Up to 7,000 people begin tests for hepatitis and HIV after being treated at dental clinics accused of re-using need...
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035 Chewing gum could make you FAT because the minty taste makes sugary food more tempting

It may well give you minty-fresh breath, but chewing gum could also cause weight gain, new research suggests. Scien...
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034 Barack Obama criticised for commenting on California attorney general’s looks

President Barack Obama rankled some of his own female supporters on Thursday after he described California's Kamala...
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033 Attacking ‘goths, emos, punks and metallers’ now a hate crime in Manchester

LONDON - If you punch a punk in Manchester, it could be a hate crime. Police in the English city announced Wedne...
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032 Nigeria: Floating School Built In Slum Makoko

A three-storey floating school will soon be used in Makoko, a poverty stricken community on the flooded coastline o...
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031 Mini ‘Blood Labs’ Can Predict A Heart Attack

A blood testing laboratory that is so small it can be implanted under the skin has been invented by Swiss scientist...
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030 Mass migration: Who benefits and why?

It has often been called the brain drain - highly skilled workers in developing countries leaving their homeland to...
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029 Kit Kat Bars Recalled After Plastic Found

Nestle has recalled four varieties of Kit Kat Chunky bars after pieces of plastic were found by seven people. Th...
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028 Homeless man who returned diamond ring reunited with long lost family

A homeless man whose life has been turned around after he returned a diamond ring that was dropped into his collect...
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027 Dog eats boys finger, dad shoots dog and then retrieves finger while ambulance arrives

An 11-year-old boy in Bradenton, Florida is recovering in hospital after his pinky finger was bitten off by the fam...
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026 Countries with highest suicide rates

India: With the growing number of farmer suicides, India has one of the world's highest suicide rates with an avera...
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025 Cold, hard — and dirty – cash

March 28, 2013 (CHICAGO) (WLS) -- You may want to wash your hands every time you pay with cash. A team of scientist...
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024 Berlin Wall: Parts Torn Down By Developers

Campaigners have hit out at the developer who removed sections of the wall "in a sneaky manner" before dawn. Par...
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023 Beer good for your heart and bones, study shows

March 25, 2013 -- Beer may not seem like a healthy drink, but drinking it in moderation can protect your bones, red...
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022 Vandals Remove an Umbrella from a Statue

Marija Juric Zagorka was a Croatian journalist and writer who worked in the first part of the 20th century. A st...
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021 Polka-dot dresses the rage in N. Korea

Polka-dot dresses and manual threshing machines were among the hottest consumer products in North Korea last year, ...
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020 Milkman uses milk to put out fire

In a daring moo-ve, a quick-thinking milkman has averted an udder disaster in inner Brisbane, dousing a fire with m...
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019 Fists Fly In Ukrainian Parliamentary Punch-Up

The Ukrainian parliament had to be suspended after fighting broke out between politicians. The brawl was between...
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018 Elementary students rushed to hospital after eating marijuana-laced brownies

COSTA MESA, Calif. - Seven elementary school students are recovering in Costa Mesa after they took a bite of a mari...
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017 Eat well, sleep better and weigh less

It's bad enough that a poor night's sleep can leave you groggy and cranky. Did you know lack of sleep over time can...
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016 A Man Falls Asleep After Breaking Into a Pub

A man in southeast Hungary picked the wrong time to take a nap. According to a report in the Hungarian Media, th...
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015 Woman paints animals on trees

In one of northern China's most notoriously polluted cities a young student's been painting on trees turning them i...
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014 Six of the world’s seven billion people have mobile phones… but only 4.5billion have a toilet says UN report

Six of the world's seven billion people have mobile phones - but only 4.5 billion have a toilet, according to a U.N...
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013 At the age of 14, she is a mother

On her wedding day, Krishna was just 11 and her husband Gopal Kishan, 13. Today, at the age of 14, she's mother of ...
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012 Philippine high court delays contraception law

The Philippines' top court has delayed implementation of a controversial law providing free access to contraception...
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011 Lorry drivers who drink coffee ‘cut their crash risk’

Long-distance lorry drivers who drink coffee have fewer road traffic accidents, research suggests. Australian inves...
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010 UK tourist jumps from Agra balcony ‘after massage offer’

A British woman has been injured after jumping from a hotel balcony to escape from alleged harassment in Agra, Indi...
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009 Hillary Clinton gives support to gay marriage

Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, a potential 2016 presidential candidate, said today she backs marri...
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008 Which working parent feels more guilty? You’d be surprised

Working fathers feel more guilty than working mothers about the amount of time they spend with their children, with...
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007 Avoiding fears makes kids more anxious later in life, study finds

When a child is scared of dogs, strangers or grandma's creepy basement, it's natural for a parent to shield him or ...
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006 Does the pandas’ visit represent a diplomatic bear hug between Beijing and Ottawa?

Fifty kilograms of apples, 200 kilograms of bamboo, three human handlers and two adorable but lazy bears that are s...
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005 Rabid organ transplant kills Maryland man

A man in the US state of Maryland has died of rabies, which he contracted from an infected kidney transplant more th...
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004 Police beat a woman in India

A woman was returning from a wedding in India when she was sexually harassed by a group of taxi drivers. She says th...
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003 Deepest Ocean ‘teems with microbes’

The deepest place in the ocean is teeming with microscopic life, a study suggests. An international team of scien...
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002 Ghost Stories from Japan

Two years ago the tsunami killed nearly 20,000 people in Japan. Many people report stories about ghosts in the area....
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001 Meteor fell down in Russia

People could see a unique view of a meteor coming to Earth and a bright yellow light in the sky as the meteor explod...
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