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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

Wellington - 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

Los Angeles - 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

Sydney - 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

Montreal - 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

Cleveland - 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

London - 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

Lansing - 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

Portland - 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

Elmont - 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

San Francisco - 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.

UAE convicts 28 over 'sex and alcohol' boat party

Dubai - Twenty-eight men and women have been fined or jailed for attending an alcohol-fuelled sex party on a yacht in Dubai, reports said on Monday.

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