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China law says family members should visit elderly relatives

China has passed a new law stipulating that family members should pay regular visits to their elderly relatives, according to the government's official website.

China law says family members should visit elderly relatives
Ex-Beatle's widow lauds Ravi Shankar at US memorial
Ex-Beatle's widow lauds Ravi Shankar at US memorial

Former Beatle George Harrison's widow Olivia joined hundreds of fans and family of Ravi Shankar on Thursday at an open-air memorial to the Indian sitar legend near his California home.

Ex-Beatle's widow lauds Ravi Shankar at US memorial
US goes gaga over Britain's royal baby-to-be
US goes gaga over Britain's royal baby-to-be

News that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, aka Prince William and wife Kate, are having a baby lifted Americans' fascination with the British royal family to new heights on Tuesday.

US goes gaga over Britain's royal baby-to-be
500 rabbis call for release of US man jailed in Cuba
500 rabbis call for release of US man jailed in Cuba

The wife jailed US contractor Alan Gross took part in a Florida protest Sunday seeking her husband's release from a Cuba prison, as some 500 rabbis from around the world appealed to Havana on his behalf.

500 rabbis call for release of US man jailed in Cuba
North Korean leader's wife re-appears
North Korean leader's wife re-appears

The wife of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un has re-appeared after dropping out of the public eye for 50 days amid fevered rumours that she was either pregnant or had fallen out of favour.

North Korean leader's wife re-appears
N. Korean leader's nephew labels him a 'dictator'
N. Korean leader's nephew labels him a 'dictator'

Kim Jong-Il's teenage grandson has labelled his uncle, North Korea's new leader Kim Jong-Un, a "dictator" in an interview that offers a rare glimpse into the world's most secretive ruling dynasty.

N. Korean leader's nephew labels him a 'dictator'
Arnie hopes to save marriage despite 'stupid' affairs
Arnie hopes to save marriage despite 'stupid' affairs

Arnold Schwarzenegger says he still hopes to salvage his marriage despite admitting multiple affairs, including one in which fathered a child with the family housekeeper.

Arnie hopes to save marriage despite 'stupid' affairs
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Motherhood makes actress Alba in tech entrepreneur

Film star Jessica Alba swapped Hollywood for Silicon Valley on Monday, introducing fellow technology entrepreneurs to her new Internet firm, inspired by motherhood.

Motherhood makes actress Alba in tech entrepreneur
All eyes on France after Alps massacre: British press
All eyes on France after Alps massacre: British press

The horrific massacre of a British-Iraqi family in the French Alps dominated the front pages of Britain's newspapers on Friday with the performance of French investigators coming under the microscope.

All eyes on France after Alps massacre: British press
Family members of victims of the Century 16 movie theater shootings. ©REUTERS/Rick Wilking
Angry families demand funds over US shooting

Families of victims of the Colorado movie theater shooting voiced anger Tuesday over the distribution of funds intended for them, saying they had so far received only a tiny slice.

Angry families demand funds over US shooting
N. Korean leader's wife 'charming', says sushi chef
N. Korean leader's wife 'charming', says sushi chef

A Japanese sushi chef who served the late Kim Jong-Il and his family for 13 years said he recently met the new N. Korean leader Kim Jong-Un and his wife, whom he described as "pretty and charming".

N. Korean leader's wife 'charming', says sushi chef
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China's 'unwanted' single women feel the pressure

Xu, a pretty woman in her 30s, warily walked into a Beijing singles club in a bid to shed her status as one of China's "Unwanted".

China's 'unwanted' single women feel the pressure
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10,000 teen girls have children every year in Kazakhstan

According to Kazakhstan's Association of Sexual and Reproductive Health, more than ten thousand teen girls have children every year in Kazakhstan.

10,000 teen girls have children every year in Kazakhstan
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American deserter resurfaces in Sweden, 28 years later

An American fugitive who has been missing and "wanted" since he deserted the US Air Force in 1984 has turned up in Sweden where he has been living under a under a new identity for nearly three decades.

American deserter resurfaces in Sweden, 28 years later
Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron speaks at the London Summit on Family Planning. ©REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett
Developing nations to get $2.6 bln for family planning

Rich nations and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation said they had pledged more than 2.6 billion dollars towards family planning in developing countries at a summit in London.

Developing nations to get $2.6 bln for family planning
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Garcia Marquez foundation refutes dementia claim

The head of a foundation created by Colombian Nobel literature laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez on Monday refuted claims from the author's brother that he is suffering from dementia.

Garcia Marquez foundation refutes dementia claim
Cruise, Holmes agree split, vow to 'respect beliefs'
Cruise, Holmes agree split, vow to 'respect beliefs'

Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes have reached a "private" settlement less than two weeks after she announced their bombshell divorce -- and vowed Monday to honor each other's beliefs over their daughter.

Cruise, Holmes agree split, vow to 'respect beliefs'
Almaty citizens wish to be gender equal more than other Kazakhstan residents
Almaty citizens wish to be gender equal more than other Kazakhstan residents

Almaty citizens wish to be gender equal more than other Kazakhstan residents.

Almaty citizens wish to be gender equal more than other Kazakhstan residents
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Account opened for transfer of money to families of policemen killed in Taraz

Zhambyl oblast branch of a public association has opened a special account for collection of money for families of policemen killed in Taraz.

Account opened for transfer of money to families of policemen killed in Taraz
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Kazakhstan senators against same-sex unions

Kazakhstan Commission on Social-Cultural Development discussed and submitted draft Marriage and Family Code for the second reading on October 6.

Kazakhstan senators against same-sex unions