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For a decade, a poor fisherman in a western Philippine city did not know that what he was hiding under his bed could be the world’s largest natural pearl worth at least $100 million.

Belarus leader forces Hollywood's Seagal to eat his carrot

Green-fingered Belarusian strongman Alexander Lukashenko forced US action star Steven Seagal to eat one of his homegrown carrots in an awkward encounter that prompted much mockery on Thursday in the ex-Soviet state.

Americans nearing retirement see their average wealth shrinking

While the US stock market has recovered long ago from the 2008 financial crisis those Americans 50-64 nearing retirement have yet to see their situation improve.

Summer spells cold showers for Russians as hot water cut

For Russians it is a sure sign that summer has really come -- the annual, rolling switch-off of municipal hot water that hits homes across the vast country.

Concrete beach lures Chinese to world's largest building

Claiming to be the world's largest building by floor space, the 1,760,000 square metres of the New Century Global Center are a monument to growing Chinese consumer power, packed with shoppers -- and beach bathers a thousand kilometres from the coast.

Italian bishop launches crusade against Pokemon Go

An Italian bishop has threatened legal action against Pokemon Go, saying the "diabolical" game has turned its army of smartphone-wielding players into "walking dead", reports said Thursday.

Indian 'oldest man ever' says yoga, celibacy key to age

Looking remarkably unlined for his claimed 120 years, an Indian monk who says he is the oldest man to have ever lived puts his longevity down to no sex or spices, and daily yoga.

Vietnamese furnish ancestors with jets, rollers and mansions

With an average annual income of around $2,000 most Vietnamese would not consider themselves especially wealthy. But in the afterlife you can be a billionaire thanks to paper offerings made by your scions.

David Elaine Alt blends classical music with jazz Special

The shift in socio-economic demographics that has occurred in the City over the past decade has not stopped composer-musician David Elaine Alt from pursuing his creative and artistic endeavors.

Uproar over French resort burqini ban

Anti-racism organisations and human rights groups vowed Friday to overturn a "deeply worrying" ban on the wearing of burqinis -- full-body swimsuits -- on the beaches of Cannes, the French Riviera resort famous for its annual film festival.

Location-tracking tourist SIM cards planned in Thailand

Authorities in Thailand are planning to issue location-tracking SIM cards to foreign tourists as part of the plan to boost national security amid fears the proposal could violate human rights.

Marseille 'Burqini pool party' nixed in secular France

A Marseille waterpark has cancelled plans to host a private event for Muslim women wearing burqinis -- full-body swimsuits -- after they sparked outrage in secular France, authorities and the park said Tuesday.

Singapore PM wife sparks dino purse frenzy after White House visit

A dinosaur print purse designed by an autistic teenage boy has completely sold out after photographs of the Singaporean prime minister's wife carrying it at the White House went viral.

Brits lead 'dream life' in EU's poorest country

Every year, hordes of Britons move to Spain's Costa del Sol or southern France in search of a sunnier, more relaxed lifestyle.

Op-Ed: Bees need water too. Here is a simple way to provide water Special

As summer continues with intensely sunny days and warm moonlit nights, a thoughtful custom that many people in some towns (like Sonoma) do is to provide water set out for pets, along merchant corridors.

Palestinian designer for rich and famous pops up in W.Bank

Rami Kashou's designs are worn by Hollywood stars and royalty but for the past few days he has been back home in the occupied West Bank rather than London, Paris or New York.

South Korea bans some wheat from U.S. over safety issues

South Korea has stopped the importation of some genetically modified wheat from the United States, especially from Washington state, over safety issues.

Uproar after picture shows Prince George feeding dog ice cream

Animal rights groups, the RSPCA, veterinarians and others on social media weighed in after a picture was released showing three-year-old Prince George offering ice cream to the family dog.

Community center south of San Francisco destroyed by fire

Officials in suburban Millbrae, 15 miles south of San Francisco, scrambled to find alternatives Thursday after the city's community center was destroyed by fire.

Japanese 'rent men' who are paid just to listen

From lonely pensioners to Japanese schoolgirls with shattered dreams, Takanobu Nishimoto and his crew of middle-aged men will lend an ear to clients who would never dream of spilling their guts to a therapist or worse, their families.

Japan starts safety campaign ahead of Pokemon Go launch

Reports of traffic accidents, crimes and other mishaps overseas have prompted the Japanese government to warn Pokemon Go gamers of the dangers they could face.

Lindsay Ellingson discusses new make-up line, Victoria's Secret Special

Supermodel Lindsay Ellingson chatted with Digital Journal about being a Victoria's Secret model, as well as her make-up line and Fruit of the Loom experience.

Mexico's Olympians get condoms over Zika fears

Mexican athletes received on Monday an anti-Zika kit for the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, including Mosquito repellent, antibacterial hand gel and condoms.

Chicago hospital adopts virtual reality to train residents

Beginning this summer, obstetrics and gynecology residents at the Rush University Medical Center in Chicago will practice surgeries through a virtual reality technology.

Op-Ed: Artists have been ousted but Point Alameda awaits to fill a need Special

As the cast and crew of "The Soiled Dove" make preparations for this weekend's two-day extravaganza event, they are one among many who have displaced by the dramatic redevelopment of San Francisco's Mission District.

Hollande's hairdresser 'paid 10,000 euros a month'

Short on the sides and thinning on top, French President Francois Hollande's hair is kept perfectly groomed at a cost of 9,895 euros ($10,900) a month, the Canard Enchaine weekly reported Wednesday.

Op-Ed: Book says Secret Service consider Hilary Clinton 'a punishment' Special

While it may seem as a rehashing of his book, "In The President's Secret Service" investigative reporter Ronald Kessler's 2014 book "The First Family Detail" describes former First Lady Hilary Clinton as "a punishment" to work with for the Secret Service.

Op-Ed: Court forces Google and Microsoft to ban pre-birth gender tests

The highest court in India has taken drastic action to stop big tech companies from allowing adverts for pre-birth gender tests to be shown to Indian Internet users.

Sandra Lee talks 'Stand Up to Cancer,' philanthropy, success Special

Acclaimed cookbook author and television chef Sandra Lee sat down and chatted with Digital Journal about "Stand Up To Cancer." She also offered advice for aspiring chefs.

Pamplona bull-running festival kicks off with wine battle

Thousands of revellers wearing red and white sprayed each other with red wine in Pamplona's main square on Wednesday for the start of Spain's famed San Fermin bull-running festival.

Korean selfie tourist dies in Peru plunge

The body of a 28-year-old South Korean tourist who died after he fell from one of the world’s highest waterfalls while taking a selfie has been recovered.

Bingeing Kim Jong-Un piling on the pounds: Seoul spies

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un has piled on around 40 kilograms (90 pounds) since he took power four years ago, bingeing on food and drink, South Korea's spy agency said Friday.

Op-Ed: Washington Post reporter's book tells of the Secret Service Special

With so much focus on the presidential election lately, this reporter stumbled across a book entitled "In The President's Secret Service - a Behind-The-Scenes view..." by investigative reporter Ronald Kessler.

Uber teams up with Pandora

For free and without advertisements, Uber drivers in the United States, Australia and New Zealand can now tune in to Pandora stations while driving.

'Regretting motherhood' debate rages in Germany

Is it possible to regret becoming a mother? The question first posed by an Israeli researcher has stirred a debate in Germany like in no other country, shattering a long-held taboo."In Israel, it was settled in a week.
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