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North, South Korea hold talks on family reunions
North, South Korea hold talks on family reunions

North and South Korea held talks Friday on resuming reunions for families separated for decades by the 1950-53 Korean War as they seek to build on a recent easing of cross-border tensions.

North, South Korea hold talks on family reunions
JFK's sole survivor named ambassador to Japan
JFK's sole survivor named ambassador to Japan

President Barack Obama on Wednesday nominated Caroline Kennedy to become US ambassador to Japan, in the biggest foray into public service for John F. Kennedy's sole surviving child.

JFK's sole survivor named ambassador to Japan
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'Cousin marriage' doubles gene risk for babies: study

First cousins who marry run twice the risk of having a child with genetic abnormalities, according to the findings of a study in the English city of Bradford, published Friday in The Lancet.

'Cousin marriage' doubles gene risk for babies: study
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Australian police probe surrogate boy abused by dads

Australian police Wednesday described as "depraved" the case of a six-year-old boy obtained by his gay male parents via a surrogate and then sexually abused by them and others.

Australian police probe surrogate boy abused by dads
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Chavez relatives rise in power, keeping myth alive

Relatives of Hugo Chavez have taken powerful posts since he died three months ago, helping keep the late Venezuelan leader's mythical image alive.

Chavez relatives rise in power, keeping myth alive
Children 'left behind' in China's rush to the cities
Children 'left behind' in China's rush to the cities

Six-year-old Keke looks silently from a bare living room at her closest companion: a grandmother who resents having to raise her.

Children 'left behind' in China's rush to the cities
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Nazarbayev's youngest grandson getting married

Kazakhstan President’s youngest grandson Aisultan is getting ready for the wedding ceremony.

Nazarbayev's youngest grandson getting married
Afghan father guns down daughter over 'affair'
Afghan father guns down daughter over 'affair'

In front of 300 villagers, Halima's father shot her in the head, stomach and waist -- a public execution overseen by local religious leaders in Afghanistan to punish her for an alleged affair.

Afghan father guns down daughter over 'affair'
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Jackson death doctor had huge debts, trial hears

Michael Jackson's doctor Conrad Murray was in dire financial straits when he was hired to care for the US superstar.

Jackson death doctor had huge debts, trial hears
French family arrive home after hostage ordeal
French family arrive home after hostage ordeal

Tired but smiling, a French family of seven arrived in Paris early on Saturday, welcomed by relatives and French President Francois Hollande.

French family arrive home after hostage ordeal
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China performed 330 mn abortions since 1971: data

Nearly 330 million abortions have been performed in China in the 40 years since it first implemented measures to limit population growth in the world's most populous nation.

China performed 330 mn abortions since 1971: data
Chavez laid to rest after final farewell in Caracas
Chavez laid to rest after final farewell in Caracas

Late Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez was laid to rest at a military museum on Friday after an emotional final journey through the streets of Caracas watched by hundreds of thousands.

Chavez laid to rest after final farewell in Caracas
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Billionaire Rinehart 'offered daughter $300 mln to end feud'

Australian billionaire Gina Rinehart offered her estranged daughter Hope Aus$300 million (US$306 million) in a bid to end a sordid feud over the family fortune.

Billionaire Rinehart 'offered daughter $300 mln to end feud'
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Gabon citizen stabs British husband in Atyrau

A 27-y.o. citizen of Gabon stabbed her husband, a 53-y.o. citizen of Great Britain during a family dispute in Atyrau in western Kazakhstan.

Gabon citizen stabs British husband in Atyrau
French kidnap victims likely separated as search pushes on
French kidnap victims likely separated as search pushes on

A kidnapped French family of seven has likely been separated into two groups by their abductors, France said Thursday, as Nigerian security forces combed restive border areas to find them.

French kidnap victims likely separated as search pushes on
French hostages taken from Cameroon to Nigeria: official
French hostages taken from Cameroon to Nigeria: official

Kidnappers who seized seven members of a French family, including four young children, in Cameroon, have taken them across the border into Nigeria.

French hostages taken from Cameroon to Nigeria: official
Frenchman ends 4-day crane protest for custody of son
Frenchman ends 4-day crane protest for custody of son

A French father denied access to his son came back down to earth Monday after a four-day protest perched on a giant crane that sparked reactions from the prime minister and his justice minister.

Frenchman ends 4-day crane protest for custody of son
Samsung Electronics chairman Lee Kun-Hee (L) and his wife Hong Ra-Hee (R). ©REUTERS
Samsung chairman wins $4 bn family court case

Samsung Electronics chairman Lee Kun-Hee won a court ruling Friday against demands from his siblings to hand over billions of dollars in shares in various Samsung Group companies.

Samsung chairman wins $4 bn family court case
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US boy guilty of killing Neo-Nazi father

An abused 12-year-old boy who shot his Neo-Nazi father dead while he was sleeping at their California home was found guilty Monday of second degree murder.

US boy guilty of killing Neo-Nazi father
India gang-rape victim's family want killers executed
India gang-rape victim's family want killers executed

The family of a murdered Indian gang-rape victim will not rest until her killers are hanged, her brother said in an interview published on Monday.

India gang-rape victim's family want killers executed