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US heavily armed, but many ambivalent about it: survey

Washington - A country armed with nearly one pistol, rifle or shotgun for every citizen, the United States has a worldwide reputation for being gun-crazy.

Tesla eyes manufacturing in China

New York - Tesla said Thursday it was considering the possibility of manufacturing in China as it ramps up for expansion of its line of electric-powered cars.

Embattled Uber CEO Kalanick steps down

San Francisco - Uber said Wednesday that its embattled chief executive Travis Kalanick had agreed to step down from his job, as the company tries to clean up a corporate culture that has sparked charges of harassment and discrimination.

Uber says embattled CEO Kalanick stepping down

San Francisco - Uber said Wednesday its embattled chief executive Travis Kalanick has agreed to step down from his job.Kalanick had already been on a leave of absence aimed at restoring confidence in the scandal-plagued ridesharing giant.

Embattled Uber CEO Kalanick steps down: NYT

New York - Uber chief executive Travis Kalanick has stepped down from his job after a shareholder revolt made it untenable for him to stay, the New York Times reported on Wednesday.

Yoga connecting world, says Modi as millions stretch and bend

Lucknow - Yoga has connected the world with India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Wednesday, as he rolled out his mat along with millions of others across the globe to celebrate the ancient practice.

Vice Media to push global expansion with new funds

New York - Vice Media's latest capital infusion of $450 million will help accelerate its global expansion to some 80 markets by next year for the youth-focused media group.

Avoid meat, eggs and lust, pregnant Indians told

New Delhi - Pregnant women in India are being advised to stay away from meat, eggs and lust -- drawing derision from health experts who slammed the tips Tuesday as completely unscientific.

Temples transformed: superheroes bolster Buddha's ranks

Nonthaburi - Superheroes are coming to the rescue of Thailand's temples, where monks have commissioned giant statues of comic book icons and toy robots to entertain children while parents donate to their coffers.

Rich Venezuelans eat sushi, guzzle cocktails amid chaos

Caracas - While most Venezuelans struggle to buy food and make ends meet, a small group still manages to eat sushi and sip cocktails in exclusive discos and country clubs.

In China, universities teach how to go viral online

Shanghai - A 21-year-old student walked around her campus in China using invaluable skills she learned in class: Holding a selfie stick aloft, she livestreamed her random thoughts and blew kisses at her phone.

Best foot forward: Hong Kong's military-style youth groups

Hong Kong - Gruelling foot drills and camouflage uniforms are part of life for some Hong Kongers as military-style youth groups become increasingly popular, despite the fact there is no army to join.

Political turmoil finds artistic outlet at Basel fair

Basel - Hundreds of glass bottles suspended in nets or hanging from chains hauntingly illustrate the horrors of the slave trade, while 40,000 golden bullets are poised menacingly above an egg-covered surface.

Yoga with goats craze takes off in US

Los Angeles - Adonna Ebrahimi is stretched out on her yoga mat, struggling to maintain a cobra pose -- and her composure -- as a couple of baby goats do a balancing act on her back.

Art market eyes rebound as Basel fair kicks off

Basel - The global art market appeared to collectively sigh with relief as deep-pocketed collectors descended on Art Basel this week after two years of dwindling sales.

After driving Uber to heights, Kalanick downshifts

Washington - Travis Kalanick has been the driving force behind Uber, taking a spur-of-moment idea and turning it into the world's most valuable venture-funded tech startup.

French croissants at risk from spiralling butter prices

Paris - Could the very existence of croissants in France be in danger?Bakers warned Tuesday that a vertiginous rise in the price of butter was slashing their profit margins and threatening an entire industry.

Embattled Uber CEO Kalanick to take leave of absence

San Francisco - Uber said Tuesday its chief executive Travis Kalanick would take an indefinite leave of absence as it unveiled steps aimed at restoring confidence in the scandal-plagued ridesharing giant.

Embattled Uber CEO Kalanick to take leave of absence

San Francisco - Uber chief executive Travis Kalanick announced Tuesday he would take an indefinite leave of absence as the embattled ridesharing giant unveiled steps to reform a corporate culture marred by a series of embarrassing revelations.

Punk icon Vivienne Westwood hails 'wonderful' Corbyn

London - Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn's success in last week's general election is a signal of hope for Britain, rebel fashion designer Vivienne Westwood told AFP on Monday at the launch of her latest collection.

Uber weighs shake-up as inquiry report looms

San Francisco - Uber on Monday was mulling a shake-up of top management, including a possible leave of absence for its chief executive, as the ridesharing giant prepares to release results of an independent inquiry into misconduct and ethical practices, reports said.

Marissa Mayer fades out as Yahoo ends its run

San Francisco - Marissa Mayer was hailed as Yahoo's savior when she took charge of the pioneering internet firm five years ago.

Unpacking a legend: NY spotlights Frank Lloyd Wright

New York - From a skyscraper twice the height of today's tallest building to self-sufficient farms designed to offset the Great Depression, a New York exhibition is spotlighting the hidden projects and dreams of Frank Lloyd Wright.

Myanmar bars Rakhine documentary from film festival

Yangon - Myanmar's censors have barred a documentary on festering religious tensions between Buddhists and Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine state, a film festival organiser said Thursday, highlighting deep sensitivity over a conflict that has bedevilled Myanmar's ne...

Myanmar bars Rakhine documentary from film festival

Yangon - Myanmar's censors have barred a documentary on festering religious tensions between Buddhists and Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine state, a film festival organiser said Thursday, highlighting deep sensitivity over a conflict that has bedevilled Myanmar's ne...

Myanmar bars Rakhine documentary from film festival

Yangon - Myanmar's censors have barred a documentary on festering religious tensions between Buddhists and Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine state, a film festival organiser said Thursday, highlighting deep sensitivity over a conflict that has bedevilled Myanmar's ne...

Hooray for... Kumawood! Ghana's fastest filmmakers

Kumasi - India has its Bollywood and Nigeria, Nollywood. Even New Zealand has a Wellywood. In Ghana, films made in Kumasi and the surrounding region go by a similar shorthand -- Kumawood.

Hooray for... Kumawood! Ghana's fastest filmmakers

Kumasi - India has its Bollywood and Nigeria, Nollywood. Even New Zealand has a Wellywood. In Ghana, films made in Kumasi and the surrounding region go by a similar shorthand -- Kumawood.

Hooray for... Kumawood! Ghana's fastest filmmakers

Kumasi - India has its Bollywood and Nigeria, Nollywood. Even New Zealand has a Wellywood. In Ghana, films made in Kumasi and the surrounding region go by a similar shorthand -- Kumawood.

Hooray for... Kumawood! Ghana's fastest filmmakers

Kumasi - India has its Bollywood and Nigeria, Nollywood. Even New Zealand has a Wellywood. In Ghana, films made in Kumasi and the surrounding region go by a similar shorthand -- Kumawood.
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