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Dengue fever strikes models in Japan

In this Aug. 28, 2014 photo, a worker sprays insecticide to get rid of mosquitos to prevent dengue fever at Yoyogi Park in Tokyo. Japan is urging local authorities to be on the lookout for further outbreaks of dengue fever, after confirming another 19 cases that were contracted at a popular local park in downtown Tokyo. (AP Photo/Kyodo News, File) JAPAN OUT, MANDATORY CREDIT

A worsening outbreak of dengue fever in Japan has claimed its first celebrities — two young models sent on assignment to the Tokyo park believed to be its source.

Posted: September 2nd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Sharks off the menu and on the tourist trail in Palau

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In many places swimmers might prefer to avoid sharks, but wetsuit-clad tourists in Palau clamor to dive among the predators thanks to a pioneering conservation initiative that has made them one of the country’s main visitor attractions.

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‘Noli’ the musical gets standing ovation, raves in Los Angeles

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A mostly Filipino-American crowd gave a standing ovation and rave reviews to “Noli Me Tangere, the Musical” at its opening performance August 23 at the Aratani Theater.

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Acid victims’ photo shoot draws attention in India

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A fashion photo shoot featuring five victims of acid attacks is drawing wide attention in India. While the country keeps no official statistics on acid attacks, there are regular reports in the media of attackers targeting victims to disfigure or blind them, often because of spurned sexual advances.

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Study claims cave art made by Neanderthals

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A series of lines scratched into rock in a cave near the southwestern tip of Europe could be proof that Neanderthals were more intelligent and creative than previously thought.

Posted: September 2nd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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