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Former Czech PM Stanislav Gross dies at 45

Prague - Former leftwing Czech prime minister Stanislav Gross, one of the youngest premiers ever in the EU until his resignation over a financing scandal, died Thursday at the age of 45 after battling illness, local media reported.

Finished days before death, Charlie Hebdo director's book unveiled

Paris - "One day, for a laugh, I will have to publish all the threats I received at Charlie Hebdo," French cartoonist Charb wrote in a book he finished just two days before being mowed down by jihadist gunmen.

Marion Marechal-Le Pen: The poster girl of French far-right

Paris - Marion Marechal-Le Pen was just two when she made her political debut, pictured in the arms of her grandfather Jean-Marie in an election poster for his far-right National Front (FN) party.

Spain court rejects 'frivolous' paternity suit against ex-king

Madrid - Spanish judges rejected as "false and frivolous" a paternity suit against Spain's ex-king Juan Carlos by a woman claiming to be his daughter, court documents revealed Thursday.

70% of people taking antidepressants aren't suffering depression

A new study shows that 69% of people taking antidepressants don't fit the criteria for clinical depression or major depressive disorder (MDD). Research suggests that, instead, they're suffering normal sadness and hardships, which are just part of life.

Helicopter death of Chinese billionaire ruled pilot error

Bordeaux - French justice officials have concluded that pilot error caused a helicopter crash near Bordeaux in December that killed a Chinese billionaire and his son as they flew over his newly-purchased wine estate.

Anne Frank died earlier than thought, new study says

Den Haag - Jewish teenager Anne Frank died in a Nazi concentration camp at least a month earlier than her official date of death, a new study said on Tuesday."New research...

Death threats made to BBC chief after Clarkson axe

London - British police were on Sunday investigating death threats against BBC director-general Tony Hall following his decision to drop popular "Top Gear" presenter Jeremy Clarkson.

BBC drops 'Top Gear' host Clarkson over producer attack

London - The BBC announced Wednesday that it was dropping one of its most popular presenters, "Top Gear" host Jeremy Clarkson, for physically attacking a producer.

Angelina Jolie has ovaries removed over cancer fears

Washington - Hollywood megastar Angelina Jolie announced Tuesday that she has had her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed over fears of a hereditary form of cancer, following her double mastectomy two years ago.

Singapore's founding leader Lee 'weakens further': govt

Singapore - The health condition of Singapore's founding leader Lee Kuan Yew weakened further on Sunday as he battles severe pneumonia in hospital, the government said.

Singapore on edge as Lee Kuan Yew's condition worsens

Singapore - The health of independent Singapore's founding father Lee Kuan Yew has worsened, the government said Saturday as one of the foremost figures of 20th century Asia struggled with severe pneumonia.

Petition for 'Top Gear' presenter Clarkson hits 1 million

London - An online petition to reinstate Jeremy Clarkson at the hit BBC programme "Top Gear" reached a million signatures as the controversial presenter hinted that he may be sacked by the corporation.

Photo Essay: Alberta Rocky Mountains Special

Alberta’s Rocky Mountains are located in the West of the province; it is a land of wilderness and nature with many rivers and trails, the Rocky Mountains draw many tourists each year.

Singapore ex-PM Lee Kuan Yew's health worsens

Singapore - The health of Singapore's founding leader Lee Kuan Yew has worsened due to an infection after nearly six weeks in hospital, the government said Tuesday.

Why do we like smelling each other?

Tel Aviv - Researchers have questioned why people tend to sniff their fingers after shaking hands with someone of the same sex. The scientists suggest that the traditional greeting may transmit chemosensory signals.

Gandhi statue to be unveiled near Churchill's in London

London - A statue of Indian independence leader Mahatma Gandhi is to be unveiled on Saturday at the heart of the British establishment which once loathed him for his campaign against imperial rule.

Painful wait for French stars, crew stranded in Argentina

Villa Castelli - The surviving cast and crew of the ill-fated reality show "Dropped" wander aimlessly around their hotel, waiting to testify on the accident that killed their friends and colleagues, then return home to France.

Spanish court dismisses paternity suit against ex-king

Madrid - The Spanish Supreme Court on Wednesday dismissed a paternity suit against the former king of Spain, Juan Carlos, by a Belgian woman claiming to be his daughter, a judicial source said.

'Top Gear' presenter Clarkson jokes about suspension

London - Jeremy Clarkson, the controversial presenter of hit BBC programme "Top Gear", joked about his suspension as an online petition for him to be reinstated gathered more than half a million signatures.

Top Gear presenter Clarkson suspended over 'fracas'

London - The BBC said it has suspended Jeremy Clarkson, the controversial host of popular motoring programme "Top Gear", after he was involved in a "fracas" with a producer.

Op-Ed: The end of freedom and individualism

We are increasingly being told by our governments that the best way to stop those who would take our freedom away is to eliminate our freedom. The protection of life being the main concern, the ideals of liberty are left tarnished and forgotten.

Latvian MEP says barred from entering Russia for Nemtsov funeral

Riga - Latvian MEP Sandra Kalniete who planned to attend the funeral of slain Russian opposition activist Boris Nemtsov said Monday she had been refused entry into Russia at Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport.

Polish, Latvian officials barred from entering Russia for Nemtsov funeral

Warsaw - Senior Polish and Latvian officials who sought to attend the Moscow funeral of slain Russian opposition activist Boris Nemtsov said Monday they had been denied entry into Russia on the eve of the ceremony.

Nemtsov murder witness says blocked from leaving Moscow

Moscow - The Ukrainian model girlfriend of slain Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov complained Monday she was being blocked from leaving Moscow, as authorities vowed to solve the most shocking political assassination of Vladimir Putin's rule.

Singapore founding PM Lee Kuan Yew in ICU but 'stable'

Singapore - Singapore's founding leader Lee Kuan Yew, credited with transforming the city-state to one of Asia's wealthiest economies, is in hospital breathing with the help of a machine but in stable condition, the government said Saturday.

Argentine president to tackle Navratilova, Farrow over 'smears'

Buenos Aires - Argentine President Cristina Kirchner plans to write actress Mia Farrow and retired tennis star Martina Navratilova to rebut their recent criticism and explain that the scandal engulfing her is a smear campaign, officials said Thursday.

Microsoft's Outlook email app nears top of iOS charts

Yesterday Microsoft released a new version of Outlook for iOS and Android phones that seems to be going down well with consumers, now sitting in the "Best New Apps" list and climbing rapidly.

Lawyers for Prince Andrew accuser request sworn interview

Miami - Lawyers for a woman who says an American billionaire forced her into sexual relations with Britain's Prince Andrew when she was 17 want the royal to respond under oath to the allegations.

Cancer-stricken Iranian teacher's pupils shave heads

Tehran - It is a disease that strikes tens of thousands of Iranians each year, but for 300 pupils news that their teacher had cancer prompted an unusual response -- they shaved their heads in sympathy.
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