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Japanese hotel offer ‘crying rooms’ for women

A Japanese hotel is offering women a chance to cry in comfort and privacy in their specially-equipped ‘crying rooms’.

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World in pictures: Visiting the vet

No one enjoys a trip to the doctor, even in the animal kingdom. We take a look in pictures at all creatures, great and small, going through healthcare.

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Fancy a game of pong? Invention allows strangers at crossings to play game

Ever get bored waiting for the lights to change so you can cross safely? A team of design students have […]

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Could Mona Lisa have been Chinese?

An italian historian claims Leonardo da Vinci’s famous portrait was the artist’s Chinese mother.

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What’s in a name? Trending and Endangered names

What’s in a name? We take a look at the names that will be heard at playgrounds of the future and the ones that won’t.

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World beard & Moustache Championships

Both fancy and wild, gentlemen from around the world gathered to compete for recognition of their glorious facial hair.

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Starbucks tests new beer flavour – are you game to try it?

A select few Starbucks stores in America have today started trialling a new exotic flavour of coffee to start the season: beer.

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Italian Alps mountain hut free for anyone who makes it to the top

Fancy waking up in this hut with panoramic view of the Alps? It’s all yours if you’re willing to climb 8,300 ft to get there.

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Brits throw black pudding to re-enact old rivalry

A battle is in full swing at an English village. The weapon of choice? A local delicacy, black pudding!

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Life-saving surgery for pet goldfish named George

A pet goldfish suffering from a head tumour will live to swim another day thanks to life-saving surgery.

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Berlin’s giant World Cup living room

While others cram into crowded bars, Berliners can follow the World Cup from the comfort of their own sofas in a stadium-sized living room on a 700-inch screen.

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Rare ‘Zonkey’ born at Mexican zoo

What do you get when your cross a donkey with a zebra? An adorable looking zonkey!

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New York woman gives cuddles for cash

Meet the Big Apple’s first professional cuddler. For a mere $80 an hour, Ali C. will spoon and snuggle with you in her studio apartment.

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Penguins take on Santa at South Korean zoo

Decked out in Santa suits, penguins bring Christmas cheer to visitors at a South Korean zoo, treating them to a daily parade until Christmas.

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Our world in pictures: August

We take a look in pictures at the extraordinary events and moments from around the world this week.

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Sky’s the limit: New York apartment

The sky’s the limit in this four-storey New York apartment. Take a look inside.

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Military-style preschool toughens up its students

A Taiwanese kindergarten uses marine drills to strengthen children’s minds and bodies from a young age.

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Meet the world’s ugliest dog of 2013

Meet Walle, a Beagle, Basset, Boxer mix and the winner of the World’s Ugliest Dog Contest for 2013.

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Double trouble

A small northern Indian village has put itself on the map thank’s to its large population of twins. Interestingly, the twin phenomena affects both humans and animals alike…

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Overloaded transport

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GALLERY: Weird World Records

We take a look at the odd, sometimes bizzare, often confronting lengths people will go to for a Guinness World Record. From the world’s longest mohawk, fingernails and lego towers to the largest omelette, sandwich and rubber band ball.

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Beach trend alert: the facekini

Hitting the beaches of China’s Shandong province is the “facekini” craze that protects its wearer from much disdained UV radiation

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New Yorkers sample cheese made from human breast milk

A New York gallery offered adventurous eaters on Sunday the opportunity to sample cheese made from human breast milk, getting mixed reviews and some puzzled looks. MiNDFOOD reports.

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Bottle Shock film dilutes the truth

The wine-themed film “Bottle Shock” skimps on the facts, but delivers on the cast, on MiNDFOOD.

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