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How to Make Homemade Peanut Butter Cups

I am what you might call a recovering junk food addict—and one that had an especially strong penchant for candy.<p>And while I’ve managed to get my sweet tooth under control in recent years, I still have quite a weakness for homemade versions of classic treats.<p>Being able to create them without …

Japanese PM eats seafood caught off Fukushima

Japanese leader attempts to dispel fears over Fukushima fallout by sampling local seafood<p>Shinzo Abe, the Japanese prime minister, has tucked into a slice of octopus caught close to the Fukushima nuclear plant and declared local seafood to be "good and safe."<p>Mr Abe visited the town of Soma, 26 miles …

Nuclear cleanup for towns surrounding Fukushima is years behind schedule

Japanese officials can’t say when residents of contaminated communities will be able to return home<p>It has been years since some of the 160,000 people living in the towns surrounding Japan's crippled nuclear facility were first evacuated from their homes. And it will be years more, Japanese …

Why have young people in Japan stopped having sex?

Ai Aoyama is a sex and relationship counsellor who works out of her narrow three-storey home on a Tokyo back street. Her first name means "love" in Japanese, and is a keepsake from her earlier days as a professional dominatrix. Back then, about 15 years ago, she was Queen Ai, or Queen Love, and she …

Italy's Silvio Berlusconi gets two-year office ban

<b>A court in Milan has banned Silvio Berlusconi, Italy's former prime minister, from holding public office for two years, following his conviction for tax fraud.</b><p>However, the ban must be approved by parliament before taking effect.<p>Earlier this month, a cross-party panel of the Italian Senate …

World Cup 2014: Brazilians' rage against the state will disrupt the celebration

The night of 30 June was one of intense drama in Rio de Janeiro. Inside the newly refurbished Maracanã stadium, still slick with plaster dust, a gladiatorial atmosphere turned to celebration as Neymar scored Brazil's second goal in a 3-0 victory over Spain in the Confederations Cup final, on the …

Egypt's Crackdown On Islamists Spreads To Mosques, Charities

Mohammed is a teacher, and for the past 17 years, he has also worked with an Islamic charity in Cairo. But a little more than two weeks ago that charity was shut down.<p>Security forces raided its office, took everything and began searching for the head of the board of directors because he's connected …

Malaysia: downsizing the civil service would risk upsetting voters

Malaysia: PM won't risk downsizing bloated civil service<p>Although Malaysia faces a possible credit rating downgrade prime minister Najib Razak will take care not to upset the country's majority ethnic group – Malays – by downsizing the civil service when he presents the annual budget this …

Egypt unrest: Bomb hits Ismailiya intelligence HQ

<b>A car bomb has exploded outside a military intelligence building in the Egyptian city of Ismailiya, north-east of Cairo.</b><p>The Egyptian army said six soldiers were injured in the blast, which destroyed part of the building's wall and set fire to several cars.<p>A second car bomb was found in the area, …

French teenagers barricade schools in protest over expulsion of Roma girl

After a Roma girl in France was removed from a school bus by immigration officials threatening to deport her, students have taken to the streets in protest<p>Hundreds of French teenagers erected barricades outside their schools and marched through Paris to protest the police expulsions of immigrant …

Beijing to restrict private car use to tackle pollution

<b>China's capital, Beijing, has announced measures to combat worsening air pollution, state-run media report.</b><p>They include taking half of the city's four million private cars off the roads on days when there are serious levels of pollution.<p>The system will be based on a vehicle's licence plate - odd …

Turkey denies exposing Israeli spies to Iran

Turkey denied on Thursday a US newspaper report claiming it had revealed an Israeli spy ring working with Iranians on its soil to the authorities in Tehran, a sign of the souring ties between the once-close allies.<p>Turkey is a regional power and there are power centres which are uncomfortable with …

WHO agency: Air pollution causes cancer

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