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S. Korea presses North to take action on family reunions

South Korea Thursday called on North Korea to honour its promise to hold a reunion of families from the two countries who have separated for decades, after days of silence by Pyongyang.

S. Korea presses North to take action on family reunions
Gigi Chao, the daughter of Hong Kong property tycoon Cecil Chao Sze-tsung. ©Reuters/Bobby Yip
Gay daughter of HK tycoon makes heartfelt plea to dad

The lesbian daughter of a Hong Kong tycoon, who offered more than $100 million to find her a male suitor, has issued a heartfelt open letter urging him to accept her sexuality.

Gay daughter of HK tycoon makes heartfelt plea to dad
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Wallenberg family to appeal directly to Putin

The family of Holocaust hero Raoul Wallenberg hopes to appeal directly to Russian President Vladimir Putin this week for help in throwing light on the Swedish diplomat's mysterious fate.

Wallenberg family to appeal directly to Putin
Nigel Dawes and his wife Cassandra
Hockey: Wives of Barys hockey players

Vesti.kz sports website has put together an image gallery of Kazakhstan club Barys hockey players and their wives.

Hockey: Wives of Barys hockey players
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Is life better with kids? Not always, says study

Are people with kids happier than people without? In the United States, those with and without kids rate their lives about the same, but globally children tend to diminish well-being.

Is life better with kids? Not always, says study
Park proposes new family reunions with N. Korea
Park proposes new family reunions with N. Korea

South Korean President Park Geun-Hye on Monday proposed fresh reunions of families separated by the Korean War after a previous bid was cancelled by Pyongyang, and promised increased humanitarian aid to the impoverished North.

Park proposes new family reunions with N. Korea
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Japan's 'Tree Town' sculptors make living art

With a deft clip here and a gentle tug there, Makoto Ishibashi sculpts trees with the skill of an artisan whose work is far more than just a job.

Japan's 'Tree Town' sculptors make living art
Mothers' caravan finds 12 kin in search for missing migrants
Mothers' caravan finds 12 kin in search for missing migrants

Mothers from across Central America whose children went missing in Mexico while trying to reach the United States found 12 family members after a 16-day search, officials said Wednesday.

Mothers' caravan finds 12 kin in search for missing migrants
Winnie Mandela blasts family feud reports
Winnie Mandela blasts family feud reports

Nelson Mandela's ex-wife Winnie denied Wednesday there was a dynastic battle within his extensive family, amid reports of a renewed feud shortly after the peace icon's death.

Winnie Mandela blasts family feud reports
Row grows after US Marshals strip-search Indian diplomat
Row grows after US Marshals strip-search Indian diplomat

US officials admitted Tuesday that they strip-searched a female Indian diplomat after she was arrested in New York in a new twist to a growing row that has seen India hit back with reprisals such as removing security barriers around the US embassy.

Row grows after US Marshals strip-search Indian diplomat
Gay parents the 'new normal' on small screen
Gay parents the 'new normal' on small screen

Married with two kids? How boringly 20th-century. Blended families and same-sex parents are increasingly vying for space with the nuclear family on the small screen in line with shifts in Western society.

Gay parents the 'new normal' on small screen
Onyango Obama, the uncle of U.S. President Barack Obama.©Reuters/Brian Snyder
Obama's uncle given US green card: lawyer

A 69-year-old uncle of President Barack Obama was on Tuesday granted the right to remain in the United States permanently after a federal court ruling, his lawyer revealed.

Obama's uncle given US green card: lawyer
Alma Shalabayeva with her daughter. Photo courtesy of uralskweek.kz
Ablyazov’s wife asks to leave Kazakhstan, but is waved off

Ablyazov’s wife Alma Shalabayeva has applied to the Kazakhstan authorities asking for a permission to travel abroad, but was waved off for not providing a substantiation for the request.

Ablyazov’s wife asks to leave Kazakhstan, but is waved off
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After a year, no news of US reporter missing in Syria

The family of US journalist James Foley, who on Friday will mark the first anniversary of his disappearance in war-torn Syria, say they have not given up hope of welcoming him home.

After a year, no news of US reporter missing in Syria
Syria refugees in Lebanon drowning in poverty, says Oxfam
Syria refugees in Lebanon drowning in poverty, says Oxfam

Desperate Syrian refugee families in Lebanon are slipping further into debt and poverty, affecting their children's education and their dignity, an international aid agency said Thursday.

Syria refugees in Lebanon drowning in poverty, says Oxfam
Philippine typhoon survivors turn cave-dwellers
Philippine typhoon survivors turn cave-dwellers

Victims who survived the Philippines' super typhoon by huddling in a cave as a tsunami-like wave obliterated their community have now made it their home -- reduced to Stone Age conditions with nowhere else to go.

Philippine typhoon survivors turn cave-dwellers
A forensic technician cordons off a crime scene in Ciudad Juarez. ©Reuters/Jose Luis Gonzalez
Eight family members killed in Mexico massacre

Mexican police found Sunday a family of eight, including three children, stabbed to death and tied down in their home in the northern city of Ciudad Juarez.

Eight family members killed in Mexico massacre
Future of British monarchy captured in official christening shots
Future of British monarchy captured in official christening shots

The first photographs in 120 years showing four generations of present and future British monarchs were released on Thursday, the day after the christening of Prince George, the newest member of the dynasty.

Future of British monarchy captured in official christening shots
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S. Korea urges N. Korea to resume family reunions

South Korea on Monday urged North Korea to review its decision to postpone a reunion for families separated by the Korean War, saying it had "deeply wounded" those chosen to participate.

S. Korea urges N. Korea to resume family reunions
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Kazakhstan to observe Family Day first time on September 8

On September 8 Kazakhstan will observe the Family Day for the first time.

Kazakhstan to observe Family Day first time on September 8