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Dethroned Myanmar beauty queen blasts pageant boss

May Myat Noe, Myanmar's first international beauty queen, winner of 2014 Miss Asia Pacific World sites in the background of the her $ 100,000 worth crown that she allegedly ran away with, during a press conference in Yangon, Myanmar Tuesday, Sept 2, 2014. Dethroned beauty queen from Myanmar says she won't return her $100,000 crown until the pageant's organizers apologize for calling her a liar and a thief.(AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)

A dethroned beauty queen from Myanmar says she won’t return her $100,000 crown until the pageant’s organizers apologize for calling her a liar and a thief.

Posted: September 2nd, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

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.

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

Study claims cave art made by Neanderthals

Europe Neanderthal Art

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 »

Not just Hello Kitty: Japan’s cute character craze

In this Aug. 23, 2013 file photo, Doraemon, one of the most popular animation characters in Japan, participates in a kick-off ceremony of the Tokyo's bid to host the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo when Tokyo is bidding against Istanbul and Madrid to host the 2020 Olympics. Characters are not just for kids in Japan, but a part of business and social life. Some see Japan’s cute-craze, known as “kawaii,” as a sign of immaturity, but others say it’s rooted in a harmony-centered way of life that goes back to ancient animist traditions. Hello Kitty and Doraemon now face hordes of newcomers, many launched by municipal governments to promote tourism and local products. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara, File)

Hello Kitty, whom many learned last week is a girl and not a cat, may be the queen of Japan’s cute characters, but she’s hardly the only one.

Posted: September 1st, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Slice of Princess Diana’s wedding cake auctioned

This photo provided by Nate D. Sanders Auctions shows a slice of Prince Charles and Princess Diana's wedding cake and the original box from July 29, 1981.The 33-year-old slice of cake has sold at auction for $1,375. The cake, still in its original white and silver presentation box, was sold online Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, by Nate D. Sanders Auctions of Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Nate D. Sanders Auctions)

A 33-year-old slice of cake from Prince Charles and Princess Diana’s 1981 wedding has sold at auction for $1,375.

Posted: August 30th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

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