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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.

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.

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.

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.

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”.

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."

Micro-apartments: A new concept in New York

New York, a city of exorbitant rents with more and more single residents, is about to get a brand new type of apartment: micro-units, for decades prohibited under zoning regulations.

Op-Ed: caféMac provides support to Apple lovers of Sonoma Special

As our society and everyday world becomes more dependent upon computer and mobile technology the need for reliable and trusted technicians reaches from major cities to small towns like Sonoma.

Hispanic BBQ restaurant owner defends 'White Appreciation Day'

Following an alleged bomb threat and backlash on social media, the Hispanic owner of a Colorado barbecue has defended the decision to observe "White Appreciation Day," saying it was not meant to be racist, but to celebrate the U.S. as a "melting pot."

Dubai to put 'robocops' on the streets in two years

Science fiction and Hollywood fantasy films seem to be turning into reality at a dazzling speed. As we enter the "robotic era" of drones and self-driving cars, our well-being could soon be protected by armies of police androids, as we're seeing in Dubai.

Stephen Colbert gives over $500K to schools in South Carolina

Late night host and comedian Stephen Colbert announced that he would fund every classroom project request made by public schools in South Carolina.

Mankind has celebrated Mother's Day for a long time

Mother's Day will fall on May 10 this year in the U.S. But around the world, mothers are celebrated, maybe not on May 10, but sometime in the spring. Regardless of where in the calendar the day might fall, Mother's Day is a day of love and remembrance.

You shouldn't recycle pizza boxes

There are many people who often think that pizza boxes are recyclable, but it turns out that people shouldn't toss them into the recycling bin.

The many types of play explored at the latest Walrus Talks event Special

Walrus Talks events are unilaterally wide-ranging and enlightening, and its latest event, based around "play," was less heavy on statistics and more about the personal.

Want to go on a real treasure hunt? Follow clues to box of jewels

Somewhere deep in the middle of the Rocky Mountains lies a hidden treasure. Many have searched for the golden treasure chest but no one has found it. Could you be the one?

Norway ranks as world's best place to be a mother

Norway ranks as the world's best place to be a mother, well ahead of the United States which dropped to the 33rd spot in the annual scorecard released by Save the Children on Monday.

Utah's answer to chronic homelessness? Give them a place to live

In what many people are saying was a herculean task, the state of Utah has been able to darned near wipe out chronic homelessness in the state, and it has only taken 10 years. How was this possible?

This guy filmed his own brain surgery

Steven Keating, an MIT doctoral student, was diagnosed with brain cancer last year, so he decided to film his own brain surgery.

Review: Inspiring story of overcoming injury with the power of the mind Special

Mish Mockovic Martin suffered from a paralyzing back injury. To help herself overcome the physical and mental trauma, Martin turned to her yoga teachings and discovered that yoga has a higher purpose beyond physical fitness.

Top ten subjects studied in U.K. universities

The Universities and Colleges Admissions Service has revealed the most popular subjects studied at U.K. universities. With nursing at the top, how has the list changed over the past few years?

William and Kate: Royal parents with a modern image

The imminent birth of Prince William and his wife Kate's second baby will cap a momentous four years for Britain's golden couple, completing their journey from student sweethearts to regal domesticity.

Scotland to have country's first official Nudist Camp this summer

The first official nudist camp in Scotland is set to lay bare convention in the country and let it all hang out in August. The two-day event is being hosted by Scottish branch of a group called British Naturism (BN) and is taking place in a forest.

Tampa family finds severed hand, 'pirate treasure' in attic [Vid]

A family in Tampa was cleaning out the attic when they found an old box containing items collected by their great-grandfather thought to have belonged to the legendary eighteenth-nineteenth century buccaneer José Gaspar.

Baltimore mother smacks rioting son, on camera

A mother in Baltimore is being praised after she spotted her son taking part in rioting in the city's street and took action.

Things to know before you make that final move to Miami

Before you pack your bags and hurry on over to Miami, you should sit down and learn a bit about what it's really like living there.

In run-up to Yoga Day, EU parliamentarians have yoga session

A group of parliamentarians from the European Union conducted a curtain-raiser session as a preview to International Yoga Day on June 21.

Bill requiring cop canine training passes in Texas

In Texas, House Bill 593 may help prevent police shootings involving pets, and the bill is progressing through the Texas legislature.

Kiwi PM's hair-tug victim says public needed to know

A waitress who shamed New Zealand Prime Minister John Key for repeatedly pulling her ponytail said Thursday she spoke out because of a "moral" obligation to tell the public about his bad behaviour.

California beach town seeks to allow topless sunbathers

A notoriously bohemian Californian beach resort is seeking to allow topless sunbathing, citing European cultural ties to justify a loosening of sometimes prudish American norms.

Op-Ed: Fashion trend: Warming up with red this summer

As winter gave way to spring, and spring will quickly give way to summer, fashion trends are also thawing out with both new and timeless trends returning for warmer months, in the form of the color red.

Aussie PM downs beer in a few seconds, sparking debate

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott was caught on video downing a beer in a few seconds at a Sydney pub, prompting comparisons to another drink-chugging former leader and sparking a debate on social media.

Student loan debts mean home buying challenges for millennials

The millennial generation is a dynamic group that’s afforded lots of new luxuries, but is also faced with many challenges earlier generations didn’t have.

Canadian journalists win top architecture awards Special

The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada had announced this year’s awards for media in architecture and the winner is the Montreal daily newspaper La Presse and two of its journalists.

Three-year-old picks up gun and shoots one-year-old in Ohio home

A peaceful day in Cleveland's east side was shattered on Sunday afternoon when a three-year-old child picked up an unattended gun and shoot a one-year-old boy, killing the younger child.

Toddler Prince George prepares to share the spotlight

After 21 blissful months of one-on-one care, world media attention and carefree splashing in the Buckingham Palace pool, Prince George is facing a spot of upheaval in his gilded life -- a sibling.

UM will show 'American Sniper' despite Muslim students' petition

The University of Michigan authorities cancelled a screening of the Iraq war movie "American Sniper" scheduled for Friday, April 10 after Muslim students signed a petition against it, but later reversed the decision in response to a counter-petition.

Japan's cuddly mascots face extermination

One word can't describe the cuddly mascots that permeate every sector of the economy of Japan. Prefectures, companies, products and sports teams, to name just a few, all have a mascot. The mascot industry is worth billions a year, and that's the problem.

Review: Calamity Jane in myth far exceeded her real life, says professor Special

As movie star, Doris Day celebrates her 91st birthday this month, one of her most memorable roles was that of the rambunctious portrayal of Calamity Jane.

Nigerian immigrant Harold Ekeh accepted to all Ivy League schools

Nigerian immigrant and high school senior Harold Ekeh, 17, has a difficult choice to make in the next few weeks between all eight U.S. Ivy League schools that accepted him.

Mummified body of woman dead 'for years' found in hoarder's house

A mummified body was found Saturday inside a house in San Francisco's Inner Richmond neighborhood. The home was so full of trash and garbage that firefighters trying to retrieve the remains had to wear oxygen masks.