More than 2.2 billion people 'poor or near-poor': UN report More than 2.2 billion people are "poor or near-poor", with financial crises, natural disasters, soaring food prices and violent conflicts threatening to exacerbate the problem, a United Nations report said.
24 июля 2014
Prince George, 'style icon', to celebrate first birthday Britain's Prince George celebrates his first birthday on Tuesday, capping a year in which the globetrotting infant became the trend-setting face of the modern royal family.
21 июля 2014
Philippine sect opens 'world's largest indoor arena' Philippine President Benigno Aquino presided over the opening on Monday of what is billed as the world's largest indoor stadium, erected by a politically-influential religious sect.
21 июля 2014
Ancient town under water as downpours hit central China One of China's renowned ancient towns was under water Wednesday as heavy rain hit the centre of the country, with tens of thousands of people evacuated from the area.
17 июля 2014
How do fake legs address Almaty's pothole problem? Almaty activists have invented an unusual way to draw attention of the authorities to the problem of potholes in the city.
16 июля 2014
Bizarre glow over Kyzylorda explained A very unusual phenomenon has been witnessed by residents of Kyzylorda on the evening of July 8.
16 июля 2014
Clashes in Paris as thousands march against Israel offensive Clashes erupted in Paris on Sunday as thousands of people protested against Israel and in support of residents in the Gaza Strip, where a six-day conflict has left 168 Palestinians dead.
14 июля 2014
New York creates ID card for all, even illegal immigrants New York Mayor Bill de Blasio signed a new law creating an ID card for anyone who wants it, including illegal immigrants, amid a wider debate about immigrant rights.
12 июля 2014
News flush: Japanese toilet exhibition making a splash In a country known for its high-tech 'smart loos', a Japanese exhibition dedicated to what gets flushed down them and featuring a giant toilet slide is making a splash in Tokyo.
11 июля 2014
One million strike in Britain over pay and cuts: unions More than one million public sector workers went on strike in Britain Thursday over pay and spending cuts by the government imposed as part of its austerity programme, trade unions said.
10 июля 2014
Asylum-seeker mothers 'attempt suicide' to get kids to Australia A dozen mothers in an asylum-seeker camp have reportedly attempted suicide so their children can be settled in Australia, piling pressure on Prime Minister Tony Abbott who said Wednesday he would not be morally blackmailed.
09 июля 2014
US eaters weigh in for New York dog chowing contest American world-record holders and pretenders to the crown of hot-dog chomper of the year weighed in for the hugely popular annual July 4 Coney Island competition set to draw thousands.
04 июля 2014
A dying business: family graves in Japan Every once in a while, Kumiko Kano meets a group of people with whom she has decided to spend eternity, one of a growing number in Japan who are shunning the expense and commitment of a traditional family grave.
04 июля 2014
Power cuts in Greece amid anti-privatisation strike Greece faced nationwide power cuts on Thursday as a rolling strike began against government plans to break up the country's main electricity provider.
04 июля 2014
Indian minister calls for Goa beach bikini ban A minister in India's resort state of Goa has drawn ridicule by saying women in bikinis should be banned from beaches and girls in short dresses should not visit pubs.
03 июля 2014
China workers strike over Japanese boss' war denial Around 1,000 Chinese workers went on strike after their Japanese boss denied Tokyo had invaded China and said its 1930s actions were to "help" the country escape colonial rule, state-run media reported.
02 июля 2014
Sri Lanka delays digging up suspected Muslim mass grave A magistrate has postponed Tuesday's scheduled start of an operation to exhume a suspected mass war grave on Sri Lanka's east coast after police said they needed more preparation time, an official said.
01 июля 2014
Tens of thousands turn out for Istanbul Gay Pride parade Tens of thousands of people took to the streets of Istanbul for the city's Gay Pride parade, an event that has taken on added political significance a year on from massive anti-government protests.
01 июля 2014
NY homeless angry at China tycoon's 'publicity stunt' A three-course lunch hosted by an eccentric Chinese millionaire for 250 homeless New Yorkers in a posh restaurant degenerated into fury Wednesday when guests were denied $300 cash handouts.
30 июня 2014
Temporary blackout hits Venezuela, including parts of capital A power outage hit a wide area of eastern Caracas and several cities in the interior of Venezuela for at least two hours Friday.
28 июня 2014

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