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Deadly diet: Thai doctors battle cancer-causing fish dish

Amphoe Hankha - It wasn't until he got to medical school that Narong Khuntikeo finally discovered what caused the liver cancer that took both of his parents' lives: their lunch.

Pacquiao says there could be a KO if Horn engages him in a brawl

Manny Pacquiao isn't in the habit of predicting knockout win against his opponents in the past but less than four days before his title fight against Jeff Horn, the 39-year-old fighting senator said a KO is possible the moment Horn engages him in a brawl.

Tiny bay makes waves in Slovenia-Croatia border row

Piran - Tourists tucking into their cuttlefish risotto have little idea that the local seafood delicacy was caught in waters subject to one of the EU's longest-standing border feuds opposing Slovenia and Croatia.

UN refugee cash card scheme boosts Lebanese grocers

Birut - In three years, Lebanese grocer Ali Khiami hired six staff, invested in property and funded his children's university education. Business is booming -- thanks to Syrian refugees using UN debit cards.

Darwin's 'strangest animal ever' finds a family

Paris - Charles Darwin, Mr. Evolution himself, didn't know what to make of the fossils he saw in Patagonia so he sent them to his friend, the renowned paleontologist Richard Owen. Owen was stumped too. Little wonder.

NBA News and Rumors: Anthony Dais to Boston Celtics?

Boston - It was a terrific year for the Boston Celtics and their fans, but to win an NBA title over the likes of Golden State and Cleveland, changes to the current roster are necessary and social media is buzzing with potential moves this franchise could make.

Race is on to turn flying car into reality

Le Bourget - Aeronautics giants are treating the idea of a flying car with caution, as such a project raises more questions than it answers, experts say -- it's a child's dream, a millionaire's toy.But is it really the next big thing in transport?

Utah's Brian Head Fire is largest active wildfire in the country

Brian Head - The Brian Head Fire in Southern Utah has forced over 1,500 people from their homes in and around the popular ski resort and fishing lake. The wildfire has now grown to cover 49,000 acres, fed by gusting winds and low humidity.

US House Committee unveils $696.5 billion military spending bill

Washington - The House Armed Services Committee has unveiled a new military spending bill of $696.5 billion just a few days after chair Marc Thornberry announced that there was to be a bill of $640 billion.

German parliament paves way for gay marriage vote Friday

Berlin - Germany's parliament is set to vote on a bill to legalise same-sex marriage Friday after the lower house legislative committee put it on the agenda, its chairwoman said.

Hong Kong's allure fading in mainland China

Bejing - When Naomi Wu was a teenager, she and her friends would ride the train from mainland China to Hong Kong several times a year to shop for clothes and designer handbags.

2017 NFL Power Rankings: Patriots set for another big year?

NFL training camps are close to starting and after media and fans got a good look at teams in OTA's earlier this month, early season predictions are making headlines on social media.

Cosmetics sold in the U.S. receive very little FDA regulation

Anyone in the United States can come up with a homemade cosmetic, whip it up in the kitchen, package and sell it — and it's perfectly legal. No testing, paperwork or registration is required. And this has become a big health problem.

Qatar slams Saudi refusal to negotiate

Doha - Qatar on Wednesday condemned Saudi Arabia's refusal to negotiate the demands of the kingdom and its allies for ending a crippling embargo on the emirate.

Britain's brand-new aircraft carrier 'runs Windows XP'

HMS Queen Elizabeth, the UK's new £3.5 billion aircraft carrier, reportedly uses Windows XP as its computer operating system. The flagship vessel left the dockyard for the first time this week. It quickly sailed into fears of a potential cyberattack risk

Mexico used 'tools of tyranny' to spy on journalists, says top reporter

Mexico - Forty minutes into an interview, noted Mexican journalist Carmen Aristegui picks up her phone and jokingly greets the government agents she alleges have been spying on her."Hello? Interior ministry?... Thanks for listening!

Renewable energy gaining more traction and investors in U.S.

Renewable energy has taken off across the globe, and while renewables were considered a risky investment at first, bold advancements in technology have resulted in the generation of clean power into homes and businesses, and investors are taking notice.

Microplastics risk from washing machines flagged

Geneva - Plastic pollution of the oceans has been highlighted as a significant ecological concern, with billions of pieces of plastic floating in the oceans. A new concern are the ‘microfibers’ released from clothing when washed in domestic washing machines.

J.K. Rowling made Companion of Honour by Queen Elizabeth II

"Harry Potter" author J.K. Rowling has a major reason to celebrate. She was just made a Companion of Honour (CH) by Queen Elizabeth II on her Birthday Honours list.

Op-Ed: US warns that Assad may be planning a chemical attack in Syria

Washington - The US White House said on Monday that US intelligence had observed potential preparations for a similar attack similar to those observed prior to an attack on the opposition-held town of Khan Sheikhhoun last April blamed on Assad.
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