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Malaysian mother arrested for prostituting her 14-year-old daughter - 10/09/2017

Kuala Lumpur - A 30-year-old woman in Malaysia was arrested for allegedly forcing her teenage daughter into prostitution, local media reported Monday.   The mother in Sarawak state was "trying...

April the giraffe gives birth to calf in New York zoo - 04/16/2017

NEW YORK, UNITED STATES- April, a 15-year-old giraffe kept in a US zoo, gave birth to a calf on a live feed to an internet audience of over a million people on Saturday. The event was an Easter...

'Sesame Street' to tackle autism with new muppet - 03/20/2017

WASHINGTON, UNITED STATES- "Sesame Street" has often experimented with new ways of teaching children about social issues as well as their ABCs since its launch nearly 50 years ago. Now it's taking on...

Disney bans selfie sticks over safety fears - 06/26/2015

MIAMI, UNITED STATES- Disney on Friday became the latest major tourism operator to ban selfie sticks as part of a growing backlash against the extendable devices. The ban covers Disney theme parks in...

New cafe caters to fatigued Finns - 04/23/2009

HELSINKI - Fatigued Finns in the western city of Turku can now escape pressures at home or stress at work at a cafe catering to those who like to catnap. The brainchild of Turku's new 'nap' cafe...

Tokyo Disneyland launches Monsters, Inc. ride - 04/16/2009

TOKYO - Tokyo Disneyland Wednesday started up a new 100-million-dollar ride based on Walt Disney Pictures' computer animation blockbuster Monsters, Inc. produced by Pixar Animation Studios....

Madonna appeals rejection of Malawi adoption bid - 04/04/2009

LILONGWE, Felix Mponda - Madonna on Friday filed a notice to appeal a failed bid to adopt a second child from Malawi, after the High Court warned that the case could open the door to trafficking in...

Canadian woman mistakes labor pains for kidney stone - 01/09/2009

OTTAWA (AFP) - A Canadian woman rushed to hospital on New Year's Eve for what she believed was a kidney stone gave birth to a baby boy instead, local media said Thursday. "This is some kidney...

Two German children, six and seven, elope for Africa - 01/06/2009

BERLIN (AFP) - Two childhood sweethearts, aged six and seven, eloped from Hanover in northern Germany on New Year's Eve, determined to tie the knot under the African sun, police said Monday. The...

French minister Dati gives birth to baby girl - 01/02/2009

PARIS (AFP) - France's justice minister Rachida Dati gave birth to a baby girl in Paris late Friday, a government source said. The child, named Zohra and born two weeks premature, according to the...