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From 'Dracula' fish to snub-nosed monkeys: New species found in Himalayas

(CNN) — Most people hate rainy weather. It can put a damper on plans and keep you cooped up indoors.

But spare a thought for the Burmese snub-nosed monkey. 487 more words


Sierra Leone: Guinean envoy denies any plans to rig elections

The Guinean ambassador to Sierra Leone on Thursday refuted claims of a plot to rig this weekend’s presidential elections in Guinea.
Ambassador Foday Camara was speaking after the delivery of ballot materials from Conakry. 194 more words


Film portrays costs of South Korean craze for top schools

BUSAN, South Korea (AP) — A documentary film about the social and personal costs of South Koreans’ craze for being admitted to the nation’s top three universities depicts a system that is a far cry from President Barack Obama’s praise of the Asian country as a model for U.S. 913 more words

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South Korea's Ha Na Jang leads LPGA Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — South Korea’s Ha Na Jang used a late three-hole birdie run to take a one-stroke lead Friday in the LPGA Malaysia. 636 more words

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Thai beauty queen to dress like a tuk-tuk at Miss Universe

BANGKOK (AP) — The smoke-belching, ear-splitting, undisciplined rickshaws known as tuk-tuks are part of the chaos on Bangkok’s clogged streets.

Soon however, the tuk-tuk will stroll down a more refined runway, when Miss Thailand pays homage to her country at the Miss Universe 2015 pageant dressed as the iconic motorized rickshaw. 325 more words

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New face of Asian cinema shows Indian film outside Bollywood

BUSAN, South Korea (AP) — A film from outside Bollywood reflecting generational gaps in India and an image-driven Iranian movie about a grieving old man were among the works showing new trends of Asian cinema at this year’s Busan International Film Festival. 702 more words

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Studies say 1/3 of young men in China to die from smoking

BEIJING (AP) — Research published in the medical journal The Lancet says one in three of all the young men in China are likely to die from tobacco, but that the number can fall if the men quit smoking. 576 more words

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