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Australian teen pregnancy program had a reverse effect: Study

An Australian program of giving away lifelike baby dolls that imitate a real baby to teach teen girls about the harsh realities of motherhood backfires as it found girls who took part were twice as likely to get pregnant than those who did not.

Op-Ed: Little transparency as to what is happening next in Libya

Tobruk - After the UN-backed Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA) lost a vote of confidence in the Tobruk-based House of Representatives (HoR), the Presidency Council agreed to present a new list of ministers within ten days.

Rocket attack on Turkish tanks in Syria kills soldier: state media

Istanbul - One Turkish soldier was killed and three more wounded on Saturday in a rocket attack by Kurdish militia on two tanks taking part in Turkey's military offensive in northern Syria, state media said.

Canelo Alvarez suffers backlash for picking easy fight

Less than three weeks before his ring date with IBF light middleweight titlist Liam Smith, Mexican boxing star Canelo Alvarez continues to suffer backlash from boxing fans about his decision to pick Smith over Gennady Golovkin for his next fight.

Turkish soldier killed in Syria attack, Kurdish militia blamed

Barak - Turkey on Saturday said the military suffered its first fatality in an unprecedented four day campaign inside Syria, blaming Kurdish militia in an increasingly combustible contest for control in the border region.

Review: Barbra Streisand exceptional on new 'Encore' duets album Special

Barbra Streisand is back with her newest studio album, "Encore: Movie Partners Sing Broadway," and it is quite exceptional.

Syria army moves into siege town after fighters evacuated

Birut - Government forces moved into the town of Daraya near the Syrian capital on Saturday after rebels and civilians were evacuated following a four-year siege by regime forces, a military source said.

Most hated word in the English language revealed

Oxford - Oxford University Press have undertaken a survey, based on a poll of people in the U.S., U.K. and Canada, to find out what the least favorite word in the English language is.

Venezuela sends opposition leader back to jail, expels Ecuadoran lawmakers

Caracas - Venezuela sent an opposition leader who was under house arrest back to jail Saturday and expelled a delegation of Ecuadoran lawmakers, amid rising political tension over a campaign to recall leftist President Nicolas Maduro.

Aussie rockers Shadowqueen back with introspective new single

The hard-hitting, yet melodic, three-piece put out their debut, self-titled album in 2012. Now they're back with a brand new single, "Waiting on You," ahead of a second LP due out next year.

Kenyan police raid Olympic headquarters over corruption scam

Nairobi - Kenyan police raided the country's Olympic headquarters Saturday probing a corruption scam that saw some of the nation's athletes deprived of team uniforms at the Rio Games.

Indonesian fires send smoke and haze across Southeast Asia

Air quality in Singapore rose to unhealthy levels on Friday as the acrid smoke from Borneo and Sumatra's slash and burn fires drifted across the Island.

Review: Kenneth Branagh shines in The Entertainer Special

London - The first season of the Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company at the Garrick Theatre is closing with John Osborneā€™s modern classic 'The Entertainer.' It is a powerful piece of theatre.

Hurricane Lester, Tropical Storm Madeline strengthen in Pacific

Washington - Hurricane Lester and Tropical Storm Madeline both picked up strength in the Pacific on Saturday, the US National Hurricane Center said, with both possibly heading towards Hawaii.

Op-Ed: Why Kell Brook won't survive Gennady Golovkin's punching power

IBF welterweight champion Kell Brook is moving up two weight classes to land a lucrative fight against knockout artist Gennady Golovkin on Sept. 10 at The O2 Arena in London, England.

Keeping elephants at bay with chili powder and condoms

The ultimate elephant repellent has been found to be chili powder inside condoms, with the condoms placed at key locations. There's a reason for this, and it's to do with protecting elephants from poachers.

Turkey allows policewomen to wear Islamic headscarf

Istanbul - Turkey has for the first time allowed policewomen to wear the Islamic headscarf as part of their uniform, according to a ruling published in the official gazette Saturday.

Relative of Charlie Hebdo killer held on terror-linked charges

Paris - The brother-in-law of one of the jihadists who attacked French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo last year faced terrorism charges on Saturday for allegedly trying to join Islamic State fighters in Syria, a judicial source said.

Ex-Guantanamo prisoner goes on hunger strike in Venezuela: lawyer

Caracas - A former Guantanamo prisoner now held by Venezuela's intelligence agency has gone on hunger strike, his lawyer said Saturday.

Footbridge collapses on British motorway, one injured

London - A footbridge collapsed Saturday onto the motorway linking London and Britain's closest ports to continental Europe on one of the busiest days of the year, though remarkably only one person was injured.
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