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Ronda Rousey dominates as first female on Australian Men's Fitness cover

Ronda Rousey breaks a lot of things. Records, bones, and potentially Justin Bieber's ribcage in the near future. Now she's breaking the mould by …

Take A Peek At The World’s Coolest Cabins

The popular Cabin Porn Tumblr is now a gorgeous coffee table book.<p>City-dwellers have been idealizing remote cabin life since well before Thoreau penned <i>Walden</i>, but our current hyper-connected, productivity-obsessed lifestyles have made the quest for calm feel especially pertinent. It’s the …

Homeless woman sits dead for hours undetected at 24-hour McDonald's outlet in Hong Kong

HONG KONG (AFP) - A homeless woman lay dead at a Hong Kong McDonald's restaurant for hours surrounded by diners who failed to notice her, sparking …

Hong Kong

The Surreal Reasons Girls Are Disappearing In El Salvador: #15Girls

<i>In many countries, the decisions teens make at 15 can determine the rest of their lives. But, often, girls don't have much say — parents, culture and tradition decide for them. In a new series, #15Girls, NPR explores the lives of 15-year-old girls who are seeking to take control and change their</i> …

El Salvador

Japan PM Abe pushes for female empowerment at women-focused conference

TOKYO: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Friday (Aug 28) kicked off an international conference to discuss women’s issues in Tokyo.<p>The “World …

Singapore's 1940s teenage weightlifting beauty queen

<b>To be both a beauty queen and a champion weightlifter is not unheard of nowadays, but in 1940s Singapore it was a very unusual path for a young girl.</b><p>Ho Lye Toh was a teenager who could lift weights of up to 100kg (220lb). Now 92, she might be Singapore's most famous nonagenarian after her …

The Week in Review: Attention on Women in Sports

A string of achievements by women in sports has increased attention on their individual successes and the larger role they play in the world of athletics.<p>American mixed martial artist Ronda Rousey defeated Bethe Correia on Saturday to capture the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s Women’s …

Ronda Rousey

Kobe Bryant Welcomed Like a Demigod in China Once Again

Kobe Bryant is on his annual Nike #branding tour in China this week, making public appearances and drawing the usual One Direction-ish crush of fans along the way.<p>Like clockwork, when Bryant stopped by Shanghai and Guangzhou this weekend, the cities' streets were choked with people hoping for a …

Heartwarming Embrace Between Little Girl without Arms and Her Role Model Goes Viral

Mother-to-be Karlyn Pranke was given some unexpected news during the 20th week of her pregnancy. She was told that her daughter RE (short for Ruth Evelyne) would be born without arms. Not knowing what to do with this sudden announcement, Pranke turned to Google for answers. That's when she …

15-year-old schoolboy develops test for Alzheimer's disease

Krtin Nithiyanandam has developed a test which could not only pick up the early signs of Alzheimer's disease but potentially stops it spreading further<p>A 15-year-old British boy has developed a potential test for Alzheimer’s disease which could allow the condition to be diagnosed 10 years before the …

7 Cheese Recipes That Are Better Than a Significant Other

Let's be real -- cheese is the best food ever. Yes, even better than bacon. Grilled cheese sandwiches and instant mac & cheese got you through childhood and college, and it'll get you through the rest of life because you just can't go wrong with cheese. Here are a few recipes that every cheese …

grilled cheese

British backpacker murder trial in Thailand stalls over key DNA evidence

A Thai court hearing the case of two Burmese men accused of murdering two British backpackers stalled on the second day of a three-month trial after a police officer failed to present what the defence says is key DNA evidence.<p>The head judge on a panel of three in a court on the tropical …

Firms with weak S’porean core to face more scrutiny

North Korea unveils gleaming new airport for Pyongyang

<b>Pictures of the shopping and amenities at North Korea's new airport terminal have been published in state media.</b><p>Several pages of the daily newspaper Rodong Sinmun showed images of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and his wife inspecting the restaurants and shops.<p>North Korea has unveiled several …

North Korea

Ex-minister Zaid Ibrahim says he ‘can’t wait’ for M’sian Malays to be like S’porean Malays

Why We Speak

An evolutionary biologist argues that humans started talking because they needed to negotiate.<p>Sometime around 120,000 years ago in the desert near Oued Djebbana, in what is modern-day northern Algeria, a human acquired some small seashells. The shells were from a species known as <i>Nassarius</i> …

Hunter Gatherers

Malays could suffer fate of ‘Singapore Malays’ if Najib stays on: Dr M

Thailand may set up camps for Rohingya migrants

Thailand may set up temporary camps for boat people, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha told journalists yesterday, even as a decrepit boat with some …

Asia

Prosthetic electrodes will return amputees' sense of touch

For all the functionality and freedom that modern prosthetics provide, they still cannot give their users a sense of what they're touching. That may soon change thanks to an innovative electrode capable of connecting a prosthetic arm's robotic sense of touch to the human nervous system that it's …

Lily is the World’s First Throw-and-Shoot Camera

Lily is a new robotic camera drone that aims to shake up not only the drone industry, but the camera industry as a whole. It’s the world’s first …

British Auschwitz survivor testifies at trial of Oskar Gröning

Ivor Perl, who arrived at Auschwitz aged 12, gives evidence in the trial of former SS guard known as the "bookkeeper of Auschwitz"<p>A British Holocaust survivor addressed one of his former oppressors on Tuesday, as he gave evidence in the trial of a former SS guard known as the <b>"bookkeeper of</b> …