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  • Stressed-out Hong Kongers seek better life in Taiwan

    Squeezed by soaring rents, cramped living conditions, and unease over their city's political future, increasing numbers of Hong Kongers are leaving to seek a better life in neighbouring Taiwan. The island, which lies a 90-minute flight away, offers lower costs and an abundance of space -- a rarity…

    AFP
  • White House renames Mount McKinley as Denali on eve of trip

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration will change the name of North America's tallest mountain peak from Mount McKinley to Denali, the White House said Sunday, a major symbolic gesture to Alaska Natives on the eve of President Barack Obama's historic visit to Alaska.

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  • Daughter Deep In Debt Needs Counseling, Not More Money

    DEAR ABBY: Three years ago I gave my adult daughter, married with a child, more than $16,000 to help pay off her debts because she couldn't pay her bills. She and her husband maintain separate accounts, which I find odd. He pays certain expenses; she pays others. Now I find she's deep in debt again…

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  • Texas teen dies of rare brain-eating amoeba infection

    (Reuters) - A Texas teenager who contracted a rare brain-eating disease after swimming in a lake about 70 miles (110 km) north of Houston has died, according to his family and local media. The 14-year-old Michael Riley Jr., a junior Olympian and honor student, seemed to have contracted the disease…

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    Photos of the day - August 30, 2015 (24 photos)

    An Indian sadhu or holy man looks on as he seats near the banks of the Godavari River during the Kumbh Mela festival in Nasik, India, refugees from the Middle East are silhouetted against the setting sun as they walk on railway tracks from Serbia, in Roszke, Hungary and New York Yankees' Alex…

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  • He took them by surprise: 3 dead, 2 hurt in shooting spree

    A gunman killed three relatives in a surprise attack witnessed by several children in a home in eastern Tennessee, authorities said.

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  • See the Whales Swimming in an Ocean of 70,000 Plastic Water Bottles

    With funding from Arts Council England and in collaboration with Artists Project Earth, Cod Steaks created “The Bristol Whales,” a life-size environmental art installation in Bristol’s city center. It depicts two of the massive mammals emerging out of an “ocean” of plastic.

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  • 'A Sinner in Mecca' documents gay Muslim pilgrimage

    A new film made by a gay Muslim pilgrim offers a English-speaking Western audience a warts-and-all view of the annual pilgrimage to Mecca in a documentary that has attracted death threats and an online hate campaign. It is a rebuke of Saudi Arabia and its strict Wahhabi form of Islam, but it is…

    AFP
  • Two dead, massive outages after windstorm slams Washington state

    (Reuters) - A powerful windstorm toppled trees, killing two people in Washington state as work crews scrambled on Sunday to restore power to 450,000 customers, a TV report showed. A father driving with his three-year-old daughter in Gig Harbor, just west of Tacoma, was killed on Saturday when a…

    Reuters
  • Trump's deportation idea similar to 1930s' mass removals

    ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's call for the mass deportation of millions of immigrants living in the U.S. illegally as well as their American-born children bears similarities to a large-scale removal that many Mexican-American families faced 85 years…

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  • Texas secessionists launch petition drive for vote to break away

    By Jim Forsyth SAN ANTONIO, Texas (Reuters) - A group called the Texas Nationalist Movement fanned out to 31 cities across Texas this weekend trying to gather the 75,000 signatures they say they need to get the question of the state's secession from the United States on the primary ballot next…

    Reuters
  • MTV VMA memorable moments from Kanye to Miley

    The MTV Video Music Awards are as much about the performances as the memorable moments. A few of the top moments in the 2015 VMAs:

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  • Woman arrested after police say she drowned twin boys in tub

    AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — A 22-year-mother has been arrested on charges that she drowned her 2-year-old twin sons in a bathtub on Sunday, police said.

    Associated Press
  • 8 Marriage Secrets Every Mother Must Tell Her Daughter

    Mothers must teach their daughters that true love is about affection, selflessness and gratitude, and letting go. If those qualities are not a part of a relationship, then it time to reconsider your steps! The fear of being alone or societal pressures are not the reasons to stay with someone.…

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  • Ex-Philippine president Estrada to attend China WWII parade

    Former Philippine president Joseph Estrada will attend China's huge military parade this week marking Japan's defeat in World War II despite the territorial tensions between Manila and Beijing, his spokesman said on Monday. Manila is the sister city of Beijing and he is going as mayor of Manila,"…

    AFP
  • Putin pumps iron to show Russians his healthy, wholesome side

    The Kremlin has released pictures of Russian President Vladimir Putin working out at the gym with Prime Minister Dmitrty Medvedev, images apparently aimed at shoring up Putin's rugged, masculine image as his popularity dips. Wearing a white T-shirt, track suit trousers and running shoes, Putin is…

    Reuters
  • Obama changing name of Alaska's Mount McKinley to Denali

    President Barack Obama on Monday will officially restore Denali as the name of North America's tallest mountain, siding with the state of Alaska in ending a 40-year battle over what to call a peak that has been known as Mount McKinley. The historic change, coming at the beginning of a three-day…

    Reuters