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China meat scandal hits Starbucks, Burger King

A suspect meat scandal in China engulfed Starbucks and Burger King on Tuesday and spread to Japan where McDonald’s said the Chinese supplier accused of selling expired beef and chicken had provided 20 percent of the meat in its chicken nuggets.

Posted: July 22nd, 2014 in Latest Stories,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Big milestone for Britain’s little prince

In this photo taken on Wednesday July 2, 2014  to mark his first birthday, Britain's Prince George walks, during a visit to the Sensational Butterflies exhibition, at the Natural History Museum, London. The prince turns 1 on July 22.  AP

The palace is releasing special pictures, the Royal Mint is striking a commemorative coin and newspapers are publishing glowing tributes.

Posted: July 22nd, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Nobel laureate, writer Nadine Gordimer dies

This is a Sunday, Nov. 26, 2006 file photo of Nobel Prize-winning author Nadine Gordimer, of South Africa, as she listens to a question during a news conference on the Guadalajara International Book Fair at Guadalajara's Expo in Mexico. Gordimer died in her sleep in Johannesburg, Sunday July 13, 2014, aged 90. AP

Nadine Gordimer was first a writer of fiction and a defender of creativity and expression. But as a white South African who hated apartheid’s dehumanization of blacks, she was also a determined political activist in the struggle to end white minority rule in her country.

Posted: July 15th, 2014 in Latest Stories,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Spoonfuls can lead to medicine errors, study finds

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A study says using spoons as measurements for medicine can lead to potentially dangerous dosing mistakes.

Posted: July 14th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Singapore bans story of male penguins, other gay-themed books

Gay activists dressed as female construction workers or Samsui Women and laborers from the colonial period, pose in mock salute on   June 28  in Singapore. AP

A children’s book inspired by a real-life story of two male penguins raising a baby chick in New York’s zoo has been deemed inappropriate by state-run Singapore libraries, and the conservative city-state’s information minister said he supports the decision to destroy all copies alongside two other titles.

Posted: July 12th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Stories,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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