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William and Kate star in Kiwi April Fools’ gags

Britain's Prince William stands next to his wife Kate, Duchess of Cambridge. AP FILE PHOTO

The impending royal visit by Prince William, his wife Kate and their baby son George provided ample fodder for April Fool’s Day pranksters in New Zealand and Australia on Tuesday.

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

Japan zoo gives pandas privacy as mating season starts

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A Tokyo zoo is to shutter its panda display in an effort to encourage the famously lethargic creatures to concentrate on mating without the distraction of spectators, a spokeswoman said Wednesday.

Posted: March 5th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Jamie Oliver’s Cantonese draws giggles in Hong Kong

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Hong Kong fans of British celebrity chef Jamie Oliver fell about laughing on Wednesday after he announced a new Italian restaurant for the city in Cantonese — with a few slip-ups.

Posted: March 5th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

South Korean lovers say it with matching socks

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In a country where public displays of affection are still frowned on, young South Korean couples often advertise their relationship by wearing matching outfits, whether socks, shirts, jackets or, more privately, underwear.

Posted: February 13th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Japan town fuming over Murakami fiction portrayal

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A small Japanese town was fuming at best-selling novelist Haruki Murakami on Wednesday after a new story appeared to suggest its residents habitually throw lit cigarettes from car windows.

Posted: February 5th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Japanese bra only unhooks for true love, say makers

This handout picture released by Japan's lingerie maker Ravijour on January 23, 2014 shows a high-tech bra "True Love Tester" equipped with a special mechanical hook on its center in Tokyo. The "True Love Tester" uses sensors and a special gadget linked to a mobile device to analyse the pattern and speed of the user's heart beat in the heat of the moment. If the app determines the woman's feelings are for real, the clasp at the front pops open to allow matters between lovers to take their course. AFP/RAVIJOUR

In a long-awaited fusion between hot-blooded hormones and cold-headed engineering, a Japanese lingerie company has produced a bra they claim will only unlock when the wearer is really in love.

Posted: January 28th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Hong Kong tycoon doubles bounty to marry off gay daughter

Gigi Chao, right, daughter of the Hong Kong property tycoon Cecil Chao, poses with her partner Sean Eav at an event in Hong Kong. AP FILE PHOTO

A Hong Kong tycoon may double a “marriage bounty” to find a male suitor for his gay daughter to US$130 million, despite his initial offer attracting 20,000 candidates, a report said.

Posted: January 23rd, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Mary will wear helmet in British Christmas parade

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A British girl playing Mary in a re-enactment of the Christmas story will have to wear a helmet when she parades through her town on a donkey, the organizer said on Monday.

Posted: December 10th, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Spanish Catholics angered by ‘defecating’ Virgin figurines

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Spanish Roman Catholics have condemned as “grotesque” figurines of a revered Virgin Mary depicted in the act of defecating.

Posted: November 30th, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

World’s tallest man gets married in Turkey

The world's tallest man Sultan Kosen (L) and his wife pose on October 27, 2013, in Mardin during their wedding ceremony. Sultan Kosen is eight foot three (2.51 meters) high. AFP

Turkey’s Sultan Kosen, at 2.51 meters (eight foot three) the world’s tallest man, has wed a Syrian woman he called the “love of my life”, though he towers over his 1.75-meter bride.

Posted: October 28th, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Britons ‘ate frog legs millennia before the French’

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Frogs’ legs are considered a French delicacy, but new archaeological evidence suggests Britons were the first to discover their culinary qualities — up to 8,000 years ago.

Posted: October 16th, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

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