Native American girl in adoption case gets home

The adoptive parents of Veronica, a 4-year-old Native American child who was handed over to them on Monday night after a cross-cultural custody battle fought all the way to the US Supreme Court, will

Colombian ‘futbol’ soap opera is a smash hit

With Colombia’s national football team close to qualifying for the 2014 World Cup, viewers are tuning in by the millions to a telenovela about their dream team of the 1990s.

Sands of time running out for rare Canadian desert

As desertification creeps into parts of the world, a rare stretch of sand in Canada’s vast western plains is oddly doing the reverse — slowly sprouting with vegetation.

Guinea sits on vast fortune while its people struggle

Emilia Camara rests in the porch of her threadbare, ramshackle home in capital of Guinea, musing that she really ought to be a lot better off as she watches a sliver of paint peeling away and floating

Jackson’s death trial nears climax

LOS ANGELES: The promoters of Michael Jackson’s doomed last tour should pay hundreds of millions of dollars in damages to the late pop icon’s family over his 2009 death, a lawyer said in closing argum

Flawless $60-mn pink diamond up for auction in Geneva

GENEVA, Switzerland: A flawless 59.60-carat pink diamond known as the “Pink Star” is up for grabs at a Sotheby’s auction in November with an asking price of $60 million (49 millio

Japan poll: 1 in 3 desperate to be housewife

TOKYO: One in three young Japanese women wants to get married and be a full-time housewife, a government survey has showed, despite growing calls for increased female participation in the workforce.

Australian experts unveil ‘attention-powered’ car

SYDNEY: Australian road safety researchers on Wednesday unveiled a pioneering “attention-powered car” which uses a headset to monitor brain activity and slow acceleration during periods of distraction

YouTube revamps comments feed

SAN FRANCISCO: YouTube, the Google-owned video sharing website, said Tuesday it was revamping its comments feed which some Web users claimed had turned into a magnet for crude and vulgar postings.

Pakistan quake island unlikely to last — scientists

GWADAR, Pakistan: A small island of mud and rock created by the huge earthquake that hit southwest Pakistan has fascinated locals but experts — who found methane gas rising from it — say it is unlikel

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