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Memorial Day is set aside to remember and honor the men and women who gave their lives to ensure America's freedom. It is also the unofficial start of summer, and many Americans will celebrate with cookouts, picnics and other food-related activities.

China jails 'Fast & Furious' Lamborghini, Ferrari drivers

Two unemployed men who crashed a Lamborghini and Ferrari as they reportedly staged a "real-life Fast and Furious" race through Beijing were sentenced to jail Thursday for dangerous driving, the court said.

Bolivian soldiers kneading dough at army barracks

The Bolivian Army will produce 70,000 loaves of bread daily to alleviate the shortage caused by the bakers strike that began Monday in La Paz and El Alto. The bakers’ unions reject the withdrawal of state subsidies to wheat flour in effect since 2011.

University short skirt ban sparks leg selfie protest in Algeria

Hundreds of Leg selfies are flooding social media in Algeria after a student was banned from her exam for wearing a skirt which came above her knees.

Op-Ed: Vancouver — ‘Lotus land’ where the mountains meet the sea Special

Vancouver, a metropolis or gorgeous scenery, is not only one of the world’s most livable cities, it is also a favourite destination for visitors from all over the world, and a magnet for international meetings and conventions.

Not all sunscreens are suitable for the hot weather

Two leading brands of sunscreen lotions do not offer the same level of sun protection as the labels claim, according to a new survey.

5-yr-old begs mom to buy homeless man dinner, says grace with him

A kind-hearted five-year-old Alabama boy, Josiah Duncan, begged his mother to buy dinner for a homeless man he saw outside a Waffle House restaurant; and he brought diners at the restaurant close to tears when he said a "blessing" with him.

Flavonoids could help with healthy ageing in women

Higher intake of flavonoids during midlife is associated with greater likelihood of health and well-being in people surviving to older ages, according to a new study.

Watch scary plane landings under high winds at Madeira Airport

The video shows extreme landing tactics skilled pilots were forced to adopt over the weekend at the Madeira Airport due to threatening heavy crosswinds.

Addicted to your smartphone? 20 question quiz helps to find out

Researchers have discovered something many of you already know - feeling anxiety without your smartphone is a prevalent condition in our culture. Can't handle leaving it at home? Hate it when your battery runs out? Welcome to the club.

Half of chickens sold contain problem viruses

Scientists have discovered that over 50 percent of chickens sold in Austria as meat products contain viruses that can transfer antibiotic resistant genes between bacteria.

Flu-related deaths in Alberta for 2014-15 season a record 103

The 2014-15 flu season took a terrible toll in Alberta as the number of deaths reached over 100 for the first time in the province's history. Overall Canada had more flu deaths than it has had in several flu seasons.

5 reasons to buy life insurance if you're under 30

If you're a Millennial in your 20s to young 30s, death is likely the last thing on your mind. And, to some extent, this is as it should be.

Sikh abandons religious rule, removes turban to save boy's life

A Sikh student from India studying in New Zealand is being hailed around the world as a hero after he ignored religious rule and strict tradition to help a little boy hit by a car. He removed his turban and used it to support the boy's bleeding head.

Yellowstone bison gores teenage girl posing for photo

A Taiwanese exchange student visiting Yellowstone National Park with her host family was gored by one of the park's bison on Friday afternoon. Her injuries, while serious, were not life-threatening.

Call for fund to develop new antibiotics

A British economist is calling on the world's leading pharmaceutical companies to set up a $2 billion fund to enable research into new antibiotics.

Blanchett denies gay past as lesbian movie wows Cannes

Hollywood star Cate Blanchett -- in Cannes for the red-carpet world premiere of her latest movie about a lesbian romance -- on Sunday scotched media speculation that she had a real-life gay past.

Saudi woman gets revenge on husband with $100,000 traffic fines

A Saudi Arabian woman angered by her husband’s decision to take a second wife has exacted her revenge by raking up $100,000 in deliberate fines on his wedding night.

Spring at West Lake, China Special

West Lake in Hangzhou, China has been the setting of history, poetry, and romance for 2,000 years. Walk with me through garden paths, over stone bridges, islands, pagodas, and tiled courtyards to celebrate spring.

Amtrak train engineer worked on Bay Area commuter railroad

The engineer operating a speeding Amtrak train that derailed Tuesday, killing eight passengers in Philadelphia, was a driver for a busy San Francisco Bay Area commuter line a few years ago.

FDA issues warning on new class of Type-2 diabetes medications

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday warned that a new class of drugs used to treat type-2 diabetes may cause severe episodes of ketoacidosis, a serious condition where the body produces too much blood acids, called ketones.

FDA insists that mechanically tenderized beef is marked-up

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has put in place measures where mechanically tenderized beef sold in the U.S. must be clearly labeled.

Most milk in India fails quality standards

A report from the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India indicates that over 68 percent of milk sold to consumers is substandard. In some cases milk has been adulterated with sugar, glucose powder and edible oil.

Prozac treatment improves dogs mood and behavior

There's a growing concern that people are becoming too reliant on mood-changing drugs, such as Prozac, and soon we might have to worry about dogs too. Researchers have discovered that the dog equivalent of Prozac and that it makes dogs more optimistic.

Dairy Queen to nix pop from kid's menu

Fast food giant Dairy Queen will cease prominently displaying soda pop as part of its available kid's menu options, in a move announced earlier this week.

Honda joins list of automaker recalls with Takata airbags

A third automaker has issued a recall of a line of vehicles equipped with a specific manufacturer's components following an internal review of the cars' airbags.

Scientists on verge of lifelong total flu vaccine

Scientists could have finally found a universal cure for all types of influenza. Instead of the often, ineffective annual jabs, they may soon be able to produce a one-off, lifelong injection against all strains of this distressing and often fatal disease.

Poultry recalled because of unapproved chemical in processing

AA Poultry Processing LLC of Ridgeland, Wisconsin is recalling approximately 2,191 pounds of chicken products and 21 pounds of turkey products because of the use of an unapproved chemical in the production process.

New campaign to end antibiotic use in farm animals

Social campaign group Avaaz is seeking to reduce the amount of antibiotics administered to farm animals. The group points out that the use of these drugs has fallen in Europe, with the exception of some territories like the U.K.

Op-Ed: VW safety experiment aims at reducing drivers' speeds

Volkswagen New Zealand has launched a revolutionary new campaign to reduce speed related auto fatalities by reminding drivers how much they have to live for.

New video advises on how to deal with bug bites

Many insects bites are harmless. However, some can be harmful, especially with people who suffer from allergies. A new video from the American Academy of Dermatology provides some handy advice ready for the summer.

Football player takes friend with Down syndrome to prom

At age 10 Ben Moser made a promise that he would take his friend Mary Lapkowicz who has Down syndrome to prom. Seven years later, Ben kept his promise, accompanying Mary to the Susquehanna High School prom in Pennsylvania.

Op-Ed: The new plague — Baby name ‘branding’ and other abuses

Imagine calling a baby “@” - From new baby to internet slang in a mere symbol. How about “Anus” or “Orgasm”? One kid was blessed with “No. 16 Bus Shelter”.

Op-Ed: Psychiatric drugs kill patients, do more damage than good?

Peter Gøtzsche, professor and director of the Nordic Cochrane Centre in Denmark, says that most psychiatric drugs are harmful or of little benefit. His views are opposed by many other experts.

Dengue fever fans public anger over Brazil's health care system

With the number of Dengue fever cases hitting 750,000 people this year, Brazilians are angry, and fanning that anger is the wretched state of the country's health care system.

Color red sends out aggressive signals

A new study warns that wearing red can send out the wrong signals. Fine if you want to appear confident and perhaps aggressive, but for many situations red is a "big no."

Campylobacter in UK — FSA launches 'Chicken Challenge 2015'

Campylobacter is the most common cause of food poisoning in the U.K. The Food Standards Agency, in a new study estimates that 280,000 people fell ill with Campylobacter food poisoning in 2014.

Woman sues doctor claiming he gave her the Herpes II Virus

An Illinois appeals court has ordered a doctor to undergo a physical examination after a woman identified as "Jane Doe" in court papers alleged the man gave her the Herpes II virus during a date the two had in 2011.

Scientists figured out why you rarely get sick in the summer

Ever wonder where colds get their name? Or why we're all coughs and sniffles during the winter but are rarely sick in the summer?

Alzheimer's study finds link between diabetes and dementia

A study from the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has found a link between diabetes and Alzheimer's Disease. A high-level of blood sugar glucose increases levels of a protein called amyloid, a cause of Alzheimer's, researchers found.

Canadian startup Carmigo could simplify the car buying experience Special

Recently launched automotive service Carmigo seeks to simplify the car shopping experience by allowing buyers to speak anonymously with multiple dealers to get the best possible deal.