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'What's that shot?' ask disturbing videos going viral in Brazil

Rio De Janeiro - In the middle of the street or a crowded mall, Brazilians hurl themselves to the ground as if struck by lightning, in scenes that are filmed and posted on the internet, where they are taking the crime-plagued country by storm."What's that shot?

Despite reforms, Saudi women still silenced: rights groups

Paris - Despite enjoying some newfound freedoms such as the right to attend a football match, Saudi women, particularly rights activists, continue to be silenced, two rights groups said Wednesday.

Pretty dresses are no longer just for women

Paris - Why should women get to wear all the pretty dresses? Why can't men also flounce about in the feathers, lace or fine embroidery if they fancy?

Russians cut back on drinking, smoking as fitness trend grows

Moscow - Russians are drinking less than at any point since the fall of the Soviet Union, figures show, as a raft of government measures bear fruit and healthy living becomes ever more fashionable.

Peter Marks opens up about radio career, technology and bitcoin Special

Peter Marks, acclaimed astrologer, numerologist, radio host and intuitive, chatted with Digital Journal about his career, and he also opened up about the digital transformation of the tech industry.

13th Annual James D. McNaughton benefit hosted at Mulcahy's

Wantagh - On January 27, 2018, the 13th Annual James D. McNaughton Fund will take place at Mulcahy's Pub and Concert Hall, in honor of an American hero.

Self-service features come to libraries Special

London - Library-as-a-service is a self-service initiative, taking advantage of new technology, to automate lending and to access services. Digital Journal visited Chipping Barnet library to see the service in action.

Deneuve feminist row sparks soul-searching in France

Paris - Catherine Deneuve's bashing of the "Me Too" movement rippled around the world and has unleashed soul-searching at home over a culture that has long accepted flirting, welcome or not, with a Gallic shrug.

Italy's Berlusconi backs Deneuve's views on harassment

Rome - Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi backed French actress Catherine Deneuve on Thursday for saying that men should be "free to hit on" women.

'Big family' but divided: North and South Koreans in China

Shenyang - While North and South Korean officials hold rare talks this week, in a bustling Korea town in northeast China the rival communities have little to say to each other.

Jerusalemites show a leg for worldwide 'No Pants' ride

Jerusalem - Tram passengers in Jerusalem stripped down to their underwear Sunday for the worldwide annual "No Pants Subway Ride", drawing embarrassed smiles and dumbfounded stares from fellow travellers.

Britain's May, in U-turn, won't push for end to fox hunting ban

London - British Prime Minister Theresa May said Sunday she will ditch an election pledge for a vote on reversing the fox-hunting ban following a public backlash.

Striding Temer says 'fully recovered' after latest op

Bras - Brazil's President Michel Temer appeared keen to demonstrate Thursday he had recovered from his latest bout of ill health, inviting the press to photograph him during a brisk walk in a Brasilia park.

Legal marijuana off to blazing start in California

Desert Hot Springs - It's the first day that marijuana can be bought and sold legally in California, and store owner Nicole Salisbury's stock of pot edibles is already running low.

Japan emperor greets New Year well-wishers as prepares to abdicate

Toukyo - Japan's Emperor Akihito on Tuesday delivered his traditional New Year address with tens of thousands of well-wishers flocking to the Imperial Palace for one of the last such occasions before he abdicates next year.

Interview with Professor Marina Angel of Temple University Special

Professor Emerita of Law Marina Angel chatted with Digital Journal about being recognized by the Greek-American community for her work to improve social justice for women and minorities.

'Blessing of the Waters' to take place at Argyle Park in Babylon

Babylon - On January 7, the "Blessing of the Waters" will take place in Babylon on Long Island, which is hosted by the St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church.

January 1 marks mass birthday in Afghanistan

Kabul - January 1 is Samad Alawi's birthday. It's also the birthday of his wife, his two sons, 32 of his friends and thousands of other Afghans -- a date chosen for convenience by a generation who do not know when they were born.

Trump's vacation: golf, tweets and phone calls

Washington - President Donald Trump is spending his winter vacation at his exclusive Mar-a-Lago Club in Florida but he is not taking a break from two of his favorite things -- golf and Twitter.

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