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  1. News - Asia - ABORTION

    Sky-high abortions in Vietnam as family planning excludes youth

    Posted Nov 25th 2014, 12:02pm by AFP

    ... Vietnamese has radically transformed in the last few decades-- they have sex earlier and marry later-- but the state’s old-fashioned family planning services offer little advice or suitable ... pregnancies are a fact of life. “I’ve done this three times,” said Hoa, a fashionable looking 20-year-old, speaking to AFP after her third abortion at a private clinic in Hanoi. “I was a bit scared ...

  2. Sport - Golf

    Stenson defends DP World Tour Championship title

    Posted Nov 23rd 2014, 10:51pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Dubai Henrik Stenson successfully defended his title at the US$8 million DP World Tour Championship in dramatic fashion, making two birdies on the final two holes to win by two shots on Sunday. A final-round two-under par 70 gave world No 4 Stenson a final tally of 16-under par 272, two better than his three Ryder Cup teammates – world No 1 Rory McIlroy ...

  3. Sport - Soccer - ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE

    Arsenal will bounce back at Swansea, says Arsene Wenger

    Posted Nov 08th 2014, 11:14pm by AFP

    ... side squandered a three-goal lead as they crumbled in spectacular fashion in the final 29 minutes against Belgians Anderlecht on Tuesday. The woeful collapse once again exposed the soft centre ...

  4. News - World - FASHION

    The Nairobi workshops proving ethics is back in fashion

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 09:40pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Nairobi Poor workers linked to top designers in project based on 'mutual benefit' Workshops show ethics back in fashion The muddy streets of Kenya's crowded Korogocho slum are a far cry from the fashion boutiques of Paris, Milan, New York or London. But beneath a tin roof, workers from some of the country's poorest communities sew buttons ...

  5. News - Asia - CORRUPTION

    New graft chief John Sevilla in front line against corruption at Philippines customs

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 09:58pm by AFP

    ... of Sevilla's strategy is old-fashioned internal law enforcement. He has placed 65 staff under investigation for irregular transactions, and another was banished to a far-flung port over persistent ...

  6. News - World - UNITED STATES

    President Obama's choice of a tan suit creates stir in Washington

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 09:35pm by AFP

    ... was a sharp-looking, seasonal get-up- Obama inadvertently gave birth to #suitgate. The snide comments from America's aspiring fashion critics exploded on Twitter. "I'm sorry but you can't ...

  7. Sport - SOCCER

    Manchester giants gorge on humble pie as Burnley manage goalless draw and Stoke stun champions

    Posted Aug 31st 2014, 12:31am by AFP

    ... clear at the top of the standings by beating West Bromwich Albion 3-0. Neil Warnock's second stint as Crystal Palace manager began in thrilling fashion after Wilfried Zaha marked his return ...

  8. Lifestyle - Fashion & Watches

    Naomi Campbell's campaign against racism in fashion inspired by Mandela

    Posted Aug 04th 2014, 10:29am by AFP

    ... to counter racism in fashion was inspired by Nelson Mandela. Campbell says the global rights icon, who once dubbed her his "honorary granddaughter", remains a huge influence in her efforts ... that calls out high-profile designers who either did not use models of colour at all in their autumn fashion week shows, or only sent one down their catwalk. Formed by former model agent Bethann ...

  9. News - World - SCIENCE

    Scientists create fabric that mimics octopus camouflage

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 09:19pm by AFP

    ... interior designers, fashion houses and the military all have their eyes on its eventual capability to provide a first-of-its-kind man-made camouflaging material. "If you illuminate ...

  10. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    California drought spells the end of the American dream household lawn

    Posted Aug 04th 2014, 03:48am by AFP

    ... letter asking her to remove her old-fashioned garden. "But then, as I was starting to do it, a neighbour saw me and told me to 'stop! This is my favourite garden ...




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