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Canadian judge tells woman to remove hijab or leave courtroom

The CBC in Canada has obtained a recording of a judge in a Quebec courtroom telling a Muslim woman to remove her hijab if she wants her case heard. The woman was appealing to the court to get her impounded car back.

Hong Kong woman jailed for six years for maid abuse

Hong Kong - A Hong Kong woman was jailed for six years on Friday for beating and starving her Indonesian maid and keeping her prisoner, as the judge called for action over laws which leave domestic workers exposed to abuse.

Baby born with no heartbeat, dead 8 minutes, now alive and well

The Daily Mail in the U.K. had a heartwarming story this week about a now-healthy five-month-old baby boy, who came into this world without a heartbeat. He was for all intents and purposes dead for the first eight minutes of his life.

Hong Kong woman faces up to seven years' prison for maid abuse

Hong Kong - The lawyer for a Hong Kong woman found guilty of beating and starving her Indonesian maid and keeping her prisoner said she was "not a monster" Friday, as a court prepared to sentence her to up to seven years in prison.

Op-Ed: Micro Apartments — Your personal space is shrinking

New York - The new horizon for humanity is about 3 metres away, or 5 metres away, depending on where you look. A combination of lack of space and exploitable markets has created the new micro apartments.

Dramatic footage as sinkhole swallows up South Korean couple

A truly awful, experience for a couple in South Korea this week — there's no other way of putting it but to say the Earth swallowed them up, collapsing and taking them away. But they survived.

Protests blamed as Hong Kong misses growth targets

Hong Kong - Hong Kong's leadership Wednesday blamed months of pro-democracy protests as the economy fell well short of predicted growth in 2014, and said "prolonged political bickering" could do more damage to investor confidence.The growth rate was just 2.

Manny Pacquiao training, Floyd Mayweather going to NBA games

While both Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather are renowned for being extremely hard trainers, to date it looks as if Pacquiao has the jump on his rival when it comes to training for their May 2 fight. It's early but the Pacman's already working hard.

Mayweather: Pacquiao fight signed for May 2 on Showtime and HBO

What is certain to be the richest fight in boxing history was announced Friday on social media by one of the two combatants. On the social media site 'Shots' Floyd Mayweather said he and Manny Pacquiao are ready to rumble on May 2 in Las Vegas.

Ready to rumble: Both Mayweather - Pacquiao have signed contract

The longtime boxing writer Mark 'Scoop' Malinowski may have managed the biggest scoop of his career. Malinowski said a trusted source told him the Mayweather vs. Pacquiao fight contract is signed and will be announced by Mayweather in a day or two.

Yoga teacher performs for 40 hours non-stop, sets world record

Hong Kong - A 29-year-old yoga teacher performed yoga non-stop over 40 hours in his Hong Kong studio to set a new Guinness World Record.

Year of the Sheep won't be baaa-d, fortune tellers say

Hong Kong - The Year of the Horse brought catastrophic international air accidents, brutal terror attacks, global political upheaval, a resurgent Ebola virus and war -- and, in Hong Kong, large-scale civil unrest.

ISIS vows to take down Rome

In the most recent propaganda video released by the militant group ISIS, the terroristic group vows to conquer Rome. Some say it is a blatant attack on Christians.

Ghost super moon on February 18th will not be visible

The first "Super" moon of 2015 will rise on Feb. 18th. As the moon rises it will be a rare "Super New Moon" which means the moon will not be visible.

Hong Kong captain jailed for 8 years over ferry tragedy

Hong Kong - A Hong Kong boat captain was on Monday sentenced to eight years in prison for the manslaughter of 39 people in a 2012 ferry collision, the city's worst maritime disaster in nearly four decades.

Op-Ed: Mayweather fight coming, but Pacquiao keeps playing games

A fight between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao will happen. This time it is a done deal. Throughout all of this Pacquiao and his camp have played games, making themselves out to be the ones that want it and Mayweather out to be reluctant.

Some women's infertility may be due to celiac disease

A recent study from India doesn't prove Celiac disease causes infertility, but it shows a strong correlation between the two. Strong enough that infertile women should investigate it, researchers say.

Gunfire at Copenhagen free speech talk, 1 dead, 3 police wounded

Shots were fired through windows of a Copenhagen cafe hosting an event on free speech on Saturday, killing a civilian and wounding three police officers. Speakers included cartoonist Lars Vilks, who has offended Islamist with cartoons in the past.

Hong Kong captain 'guilty' of manslaughter over 2012 ferry crash

Hong Kong - A Hong Kong boat captain was on Saturday found guilty of the manslaughter of 39 people in a 2012 ferry collision, the city's worst maritime disaster in nearly four decades.

Study: Every year 13 million tonnes of plastic dumped in ocean Special

A study published in the Feb. 13 issue of the journal Science has some grim news for the world's oceans. Up to 13 million tonnes of plastic debris are being dumped in the oceans each year, the study said. And that number will grow.
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