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Japan woman dies in Pokemon Go car accident

Toukyo - A driver who was allegedly playing Pokemon Go when he hit and killed a woman in Japan has been arrested, police said Wednesday.Media said that Tuesday's incident marked Japan's first fatal vehicle accident involving the popular gaming app.

US judge sides with artist forced to prove painting is not his

Chicago - In a court case with repercussions for the art world and millions of dollars at stake, a US judge ruled Tuesday in favor of an artist who was sued for denying a painting was his.

Canada, Australia privacy watchdogs find Ashley Madison lacked security

Ottawa - The website for cheaters, Ashley Madison, that was hit by a massive hack that exposed millions last year has agreed to bolster its data security after Australian and Canadian investigations found it to be "insufficient or absent," officials said Tuesda...

Shiny new buses challenge chaotic old ways in Tanzania

Dar Es Salaam - Sweaty passengers crammed into battered buses and stuck in traffic jams look on enviously as Tanzania's shiny new commuter buses fly by on the pristine asphalt of dedicated highway lanes.

Summer spells cold showers for Russians as hot water cut

Sanktpeterburg - For Russians it is a sure sign that summer has really come -- the annual, rolling switch-off of municipal hot water that hits homes across the vast country.

Milk tea or 'lai cha': the fuel for Hong Kong's engine

Hong Kong - Some cities are fuelled by coffee. In Hong Kong, it's milk tea that keeps things running - a potent nostalgia-infused caffeine hit, with fierce competition to brew the best in town.

Statues of Donald Trump taken down in S.F., other cities

San Francisco - A giant, naked statue of Donald Trump that was surreptitiously installed in a San Francisco plaza has been taken down, but not before attracting a lot of attention here and in four other cities around the country.

China opens world's longest glass-bottomed bridge

- The world's highest and longest glass-bottomed bridge opened in China's spectacular Zhangjiajie mountains -- the inspiration for American blockbuster Avatar.

China opens world's longest glass-bottomed bridge

- The world's highest and longest glass-bottomed bridge opened in China's spectacular Zhangjiajie mountains -- the inspiration for American blockbuster Avatar.

China opens world's longest glass-bottomed bridge

- The world's highest and longest glass-bottomed bridge opened in China's spectacular Zhangjiajie mountains -- the inspiration for American blockbuster Avatar.

Facebook aims for video-loving teenagers with new app

San Francisco - Facebook took direct aim at video-loving adolescents, and Snapchat, with the release of a new iPhone app that allows teens to watch clips about the lives of their classmates.

'Burkini' about inclusion not division in Australia

Sydney - Part bikini, part all-covering burqa, the burkini swimsuit has sparked huge controversy in France, but in Australia where beach culture is a national obsession, it's seen as a symbol of inclusion, says its designer Aheda Zanetti.

'Burkini' about inclusion not division in Australia

Sydney - Part bikini, part all-covering burqa, the burkini swimsuit has sparked huge controversy in France, but in Australia where beach culture is a national obsession, it's seen as a symbol of inclusion, says its designer Aheda Zanetti.

'Burkini' about inclusion not division in Australia

Sydney - Part bikini, part all-covering burqa, the burkini swimsuit has sparked huge controversy in France, but in Australia where beach culture is a national obsession, it's seen as a symbol of inclusion, says its designer Aheda Zanetti.

Streets with no names: Navigating the maze of African cities

Yaound - Maps, road signs, sat navs, Google maps -- it all makes travelling so easy. But how do you get around in a city with few street names, where buildings have no numbers?

Italian bishop launches crusade against Pokemon Go

Rome - An Italian bishop has threatened legal action against Pokemon Go, saying the "diabolical" game has turned its army of smartphone-wielding players into "walking dead", reports said Thursday.

Indian 'oldest man ever' says yoga, celibacy key to age

Kolkata - Looking remarkably unlined for his claimed 120 years, an Indian monk who says he is the oldest man to have ever lived puts his longevity down to no sex or spices, and daily yoga.

Italy's tourist jewel feels strain of fame

Manarola - Hiking the coastal path that links the medieval fishing villages of Italy's Cinque Terre on its northwest coast is a stop-start affair these days.

Pokemon No: Can a place declare the game off-limits?

Paris - The global Pokemon Go craze has prompted a slew of complaints, from memorial sites arguing it's disrespectful to play there to whole countries imposing a ban on the smartphone game.

US boy, 10, dies on world's tallest water slide

Chicago - Authorities in the US state of Kansas were investigating the death of a 10-year-old boy on what is billed as the world's tallest water slide.

San Francisco nudists pose for videos before parade through city

San Francisco - Nudist activists displayed, well, just about everything Sunday to a throng of cellphone camera-toting onlookers before the start of a "Naked Parade" from the Castro to the Haight-Ashbury neighborhoods in San Francisco.

Traditions endure for Tibetan nomads, but urbanisation looms

Bejing - Under a twinkling starlit sky, the glow of an electric light is the only sign that a Tibetan nomad's way of life has changed in hundreds of years.

Acapulco's surfers seek to escape crime wave

Acapulco - Luis Rey Hernandez feels safe and happy when he's on his surfboard, riding waves off the shores of Acapulco.

Iranians hunt Pokemon despite ban

Tehran - Iran was quick to ban global gaming craze Pokemon Go, but as with many of the Islamic republic's internet controls, tech-savvy youths have carried on regardless.

Bitcoin not money, US judge rules in victory for backers

New York - Bitcoin, a Florida judge says, is not real money. Ironically, that could provide a boost to use of the crypto-currency which has remained in the shadows of the financial system.

Investigators: Giant Big Sur blaze caused by illegal campfire

Carmel Valley - California fire investigators say an intense wildfire that has already burned more than 50,000 acres near scenic Big Sur was started by an illegal campfire.

Brits lead 'dream life' in EU's poorest country

Bulgaria - Every year, hordes of Britons move to Spain's Costa del Sol or southern France in search of a sunnier, more relaxed lifestyle.

Moscow's $2 billion makeover leaves some residents cold

Moscow - An ambitious project to make central Moscow more pedestrian friendly has drawn mixed reactions from the city's residents: some love the upgrade, others worry the soul is being ripped out of historic neighbourhoods.

The last bastion of 'sworn virgins': Albania

Shkodra - At the age of 16, living in a remote village in northern Albania, Shkurta Hasanpapaj faced being forced into marriage. There was just one way out, and the young woman grasped it: she took the ancient, gender-bending oath to become a "sworn virgin".

Palestinian designer for rich and famous pops up in W.Bank

Ramallah - Rami Kashou's designs are worn by Hollywood stars and royalty but for the past few days he has been back home in the occupied West Bank rather than London, Paris or New York.
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