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Soaring dollar puts the world on sale for Americans

Americans have long complained that the dollar doesn't buy much anymore. Suddenly, the dollar's problem may be that it buys too much — a change that has huge implications across the global economy for consumers, businesses, investors and governments.<p>The U.S. currency's value has surged over the …

How to piss off someone from China

Say Japan is better than China<p>For your personal safety, it’s best you stay out of any discussions about China’s rivalry with Japan. Many of us are …

Indian woman, 20, killed by her family for eloping with man from 'wrong caste'

A young Indian woman was beaten to death and her boyfriend beheaded in an "honour killing" by relatives after they eloped in defiance of local caste rules.<p>The couple was attacked and killed in front of neighbours in their home village after they were persuaded to return with promises that they …

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In Macho Mexico's Lucha Libre, The 'Lady' Is Often The Champ

Professional wrestling, known as <i>lucha libre</i> — literally, freestyle wrestling — is a big deal in Mexico. It's a sport that's generally associated with machismo: buff fighters with names like Nemesis and Aguila Imperial (Imperial Eagle) strut around in a rope-bound ring, wearing shiny spandex outfits …

Mexico police seek killer vigilante 'Diana: the hunter of bus drivers'

Mexican prosecutors are investigating claims that a female vigilante killer is behind the murder of two bus drivers last week in the northern border city of Ciudad Juárez, apparently seeking revenge for the sexual abuse of female passengers.<p>An email from the self-styled "bus driver hunter" claiming …

Mexican forces seize drug kingpin Alberto Carrillo Fuentes, alias 'Ugly Betty'

Mexican security forces say they have arrested the drug lord known as "Ugly Betty", the alleged leader of the notorious Juarez Cartel which has for years been fighting a bloody turf war along the country's border with the United States.<p>Wanted for drug trafficking, murder and organised crime, …

China zoo faces uproar after 'African lion' revealed to be a dog

Barking bad<p>A zoo in China is facing an uproar of criticism this week, after it was revealed that its African lion is in fact a dog. The zoo, located in the People's Park of Luohe in the province of Henan, reportedly tried to disguise a Tibetan mastiff as a big cat, putting it on display in a cage …

Nice Bite: Snacking on Socca

“You have to eat <i>socca</i> to understand it,” says Caterina Prochilo, cradling a piping hot slice fresh from Theresa’s copper pan. Socca is a cross between a crepe and a pancake, a thin disc made with chickpea flour, and it’s a specialty of Nice, the unofficial capital of France’s Cote d’Azur.<p>Prochilo, …

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Edward Snowden never crossed border into Russia, says foreign minister

Russia's foreign minister has said the surveillance whistleblower Edward Snowden never crossed the border into the country, deepening the mystery …

US scrambles to find Edward Snowden and urges Russia to co-operate

The attempt by Edward Snowden to escape the clutches of US authorities descended into farce when the 30-year-old surveillance whistleblower outpaced …

Russia Has Arrested a U.S. Diplomat It Swears Is a CIA Spy, Disguises and All

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Russian security forces have arrested an employee at the American embassy in Moscow, accusing him of …