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Hong Kong’s needy kids wait for homes

Life could have turned out very differently for Mary, who like many other 12-year-old girls in Hong Kong enjoys shopping, music and going out with friends, while she dreams of one day traveling the



‘Baghdad Night’ keeps alive folk tales of the dead

As Iraq rebuilds after decades of brutality, one Baghdad resident is bent on reviving an ancient folk tale that, like much of the country’s history, risks being lost in time.



A feat on feet: From Karachi to Kingdom ... with banner of peace

Kharlzada Kasrat, a Pakistani man who entered the Kingdom on foot from Pakistan, embarked on a walk for peace from Karachi to Makkah on June 7 and arrived in the Kingdom through



KACST’s robotic fire extinguisher

Saudi researchers in King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology have successfully designed a robotic cart to extinguish fires at heights and in spaces that cannot be reached by fire-fighters.



China says 400 million can’t speak national language

More than 400 million Chinese are unable to speak the national language Mandarin, and large numbers in the rest of the country speak it badly, state media said on Thursday as the government launched a



Smoking warning works just on front of cigarette pack

Big anti-smoking messages on the front of cigarette packets may help deter youngsters tempted by tobacco but have little effect when they are on the back of the pack, research has found.



New York fashion week frenzy kicks off

The fashion world takes over New York from Thursday, as industry heavyweights and several newcomers unveil their lines for next spring, and one designer stages the first show for plus-sized women.<



UAE has the world’s ‘vainest’ skyscrapers

LONDON: The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has the “vainest” skyscrapers in the world, a report measuring the extent of spires and other height-boosting additions to the top of buildings said on Thursday.



Assange leads offbeat race to Australian elections

SYDNEY: From WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange to a larger-than-life billionaire who is rebuilding the Titanic, the Australian election boasts a cast of unlikely candidates who are shaking up the political sc



New NASA spacecraft to investigate moon mystery

CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida: More than 40 years after the last Apollo astronauts left the moon, NASA is preparing to launch a small robotic spacecraft to investigate one of their most bizarre discoveries.

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