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  • Zaha Hadid suing NY Review of Books over Qatar criticism
    Zaha_hadid-diaalnews.com 2014-08-25 04:47:49 UTC
    Leading British Iraqi architect Zaha Hadid is suing the New York Review of Books over an article she claims accuses her of "showing no concern" for the deaths of hundreds of migrant construction workers in Qatar, where she has designed a football ...
  • 'Face-Kini': A novel way of protecting the skin from the sun
    Facekini-diaalnews.com 2014-08-18 04:30:27 UTC
    Perhaps drawing inspiration from Spiderman, beachgoers in China's eastern city of Qingdao have come up with a novel way of protecting their skin from the sun. They call it the "face-kini". It was first sported by middle-aged women as a practica...
  • Finland: a family break on the Åland islands
    Finland-_a_family_break_on_the_%c3%85land_islands-diaalnews.com 2014-08-09 07:12:21 UTC
    Travel - At midnight there is a long orange streak of sunset across the horizon and the colour of the sky is just past dusk. As we wait for the last ferry back to Helsinki, there are tantalising strains of nightclub music and the raucous, drunken,...
  • Man Utd beat Liverpool in International Champions Cup final
    Man_utd_liverpool_international_champions_cup_final 2014-08-05 08:08:56 UTC
    <strong>Manchester United ended their US pre-season tour unbeaten with a 3-1 win over Premier League rivals Liverpool.</strong> A Steven Gerrard penalty gave Liverpool the lead, but Wayne Rooney, Juan Mata and Jesse Lingard replied for United. ...
  • Why is all the news bad?
    Bad-news-diaalnews.com 2014-07-29 16:13:50 UTC
    <strong>Why are newspapers and TV broadcasts filled with disaster, corruption and incompetence? It may be because we’re drawn to depressing stories without realising, says psychologist Tom Stafford.</strong> When you read the news, sometimes it...
  • Germany's super-shy super-rich
    Karl_albrecht_and_the_shop_that_began_the_aldi_empire-diaalnews.com 2014-07-29 16:21:22 UTC
    Nobody could accuse the richest people in Germany of flaunting their wealth, quite the opposite. With the death of Karl Albrecht, there was no announcement for nearly a week, and not until the small, private funeral was over. He and his brother...
  • India doctors remove 232 teeth from boy's mouth
    15657_india_doctors_remove_232_teeth_from_boy's_mouth-diaalnews.com 2014-07-24 20:40:01 UTC
    Doctors in India have extracted 232 teeth from the mouth of a 17-year-old boy in a seven-hour operation. Ashik Gavai was brought in with a swelling in his right jaw, Dr Sunanda Dhiware, head of Mumbai's JJ Hospital's dental department, told the...
  • Just be happy: Old Man Throws Down Crutches to dance
    Old_man_throws_down_crutches_to_dance-diaalnews.com 2014-07-22 06:18:32 UTC
    If you think all the fun ends once you get to a certain age, you're wrong. An old man with crutches has proven through an awesome video (seriously, it's amazing) that age is nothing but a number, and if you want to express yourself with a dance b...
  • JK Rowling: Crime thriller will run longer than Harry Potter
    Jk_rowling_crime_thriller 2014-07-22 06:19:26 UTC
    JK Rowling has said she plans to pen many more crime thrillers, and to create a series that will run for even longer than her seven hugely successful Harry Potter books, which over a decade have proved to be one of the bestselling book series in h...
  • Why is Rumi the best-selling poet in the US?
    Rumi-diaalnews.com 2014-07-19 16:29:37 UTC
    <strong>This 807-year-old Persian mystic and dervish has a massive following in the US and around the world. Jane Ciabattari explains his enduring influence.</strong> The ecstatic poems of Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi, a Persian poet and Sufi mas...
  • Qatari Soccer move to Europe
    Qatari_soccer_move_to_europe-diaalnews.com 2014-07-15 17:08:34 UTC
    EUPEN, Belgium — In the southeast corner of Belgium, there is a town of about 20,000 that is known, to the extent it is known at all, as a key battleground during the Battle of the Bulge and, more recently, as the center of the tiny slice of this ...
  • Tips are not optional, they are how waiters get paid in America
    Applebees_receipt_460 2014-07-09 06:34:25 UTC
    I was a waitress at Applebee's restaurant in Saint Louis. I was fired Wednesday for posting a picture on Reddit.com of a note a customer left on a bill. I posted it on the web as a light-hearted joke. This didn't even happen at my table. The no...
  • Puerto Rico: Tropical Tax Haven for America's Super-Rich
    Puerto_rico_old_san_juan-diaalnews.com 2014-06-27 18:57:51 UTC
    It’s 2 a.m. at the La Factoria bar in Puerto Rico’s Old San Juan, a hipster joint with a sagging couch, tile floors, and Christmas lights that wouldn’t be out of place in Brooklyn’s Williamsburg. While Get Lucky plays, tipsy couples slink out the ...
  • Michael Schumacher's 'medical records' offered for sale
    Url 2014-06-24 06:22:21 UTC
    Medical notes purported to be those of retired Formula One world champion Michael Schumacher have been stolen and are being offered for sale, according to his management. It issued a statement warning against the purchase and publication of the...
  • Bacteria in our guts can influence the working of the mind
    The_bacteria 2014-06-18 06:20:59 UTC
    The bacteria in our guts can influence the working of the mind, says Frank Swain. So could they be upgraded to enhance brainpower? I have some startling news: you are not human. At least, by some counts. While you are indeed made up of billions...
  • We should follow a diet like cavepeople
    Cavepeople-diaalnews.com 2014-06-18 06:14:35 UTC
    We know modern convenience food can be unhealthy for us, but is reverting to a prehistoric diet the answer? Claudia Hammond examines the evidence. They didn’t eat pizzas or curry. Not a single slice of cake would have passed their lips. They hu...
  • World's oldest cat dies aged 24
    World's_oldest_cat_poppy_dies_aged_24_in_bournemouth 2014-06-11 17:21:17 UTC
    Poppy the cat, who was officially recognised as the world's oldest after making it to the age of 24, has died. The tortoiseshell was born in February 1990 and was officially recognised by Guinness World Records in May. Poppy, who has lived t...
  • Hillary Clinton's new book: A foundations for a potential presidential run
    Clinton-diaalnews.com 2014-06-10 21:39:48 UTC
    Hillary Clinton launched her memoir, Hard Choices, on Tuesday, laying the foundations for a potential presidential run with a carefully crafted self-portrait of a battle-hardened politician who has bounced back from her bruising defeat in 2008 arm...
  • Young Iranians arrested for being 'Happy'
    Iranians_arrested_for_being_'happy'-diaalnews.com 2014-05-31 18:50:03 UTC
    It is not the first time the question of Iran's social mores has hit the headlines. Six young Tehranis got into trouble after their contribution to an internet phenomenon – a lip-synched dance to an innocent pop song, Happy – went viral on YouTube...
  • Ageing: The girls who never grow older
    Diaalnews.com-ageing-_the_girls_who_never_grow_older 2014-07-28 07:12:56 UTC
    A handful of girls seem to defy one of the biggest certainties in life: ageing. Virginia Hughes reports on the families wrestling with a condition they can’t explain, and the scientist who believes that these children could hold the key to immorta...
  • Man catches baby falling from building
    Man_catches_baby_falling_from_building 2014-05-23 16:46:02 UTC
    A dramatic video shows the moment a man caught a one-year-old baby who fell from a second-storey window in a southern Chinese city. The baby, apparently looking for his mother during a heavy thunderstorm, climbed out on to the ledge, said a ven...
  • Cat saves boy from dog attack in California
    Cat_saves_boy_from_dog_attack_in_california-diaalnews.com 2014-05-17 21:08:56 UTC
    A young boy had a lucky escape when a neighbour's dog attacked him while playing on his bike. The family cat pounced on the dog and chased him off. Katy Hastings reports.
  • Call To Action: 'Arrogance' of ignoring need for sleep
    Ignoring_the_importance_of_sleep-diaalnews.com 2014-05-16 20:26:48 UTC
    Scientists from Oxford, Cambridge, Harvard, Manchester and Surrey universities warn cutting sleep is leading to "serious health problems". They say people and governments need to take the problem seriously. Cancer, heart disease, type-2 diab...
  • Monica Lewinsky returns to 'burn the beret and bury the blue dress'
    Monica_lewinsky-diaalnews.com 2014-05-07 02:54:56 UTC
    Nearly two decades after her name became synonymous with scandal, impeachment and one infamous blue dress, Monica Lewinsky is writing publicly about her affair with President Bill Clinton for the first time. “It’s time to burn the beret and bur...
  • Fashion designers Dolce & Gabbana sentenced to 18 months prison for tax fraud
    Fashion_designers_dolce___gabbana_sentenced_to_18_months_prison_for_tax_fraud 2014-05-04 07:57:42 UTC
    AN Italian appeals court on Wednesday upheld a tax fraud conviction for Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana, the founders of the world-famous fashion label Dolce & Gabbana, sentencing them to a suspended 18-month jail term. The designers stood acc...