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Harris Faulkner said the company's portrayal of her as a plastic hamster "was demeaning and insulting". She filed a legal case saying the toy resembled her traditional professional appearance, including complexion, eye shape and eye make-up design...
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As a result of high birth rates kindergartens and primary schools in Brussels have been coming under increasing pressure. Dutch-medium schools are popular and here the situation is getting out of hand. Registrations occur via a website nowadays.
When Peter Molan, a now-retired scientist and academic in New Zealand, began researching the properties of honey more than 30 years ago, there was little demand for a type made by bees that pollinated the flowers of the native manuka bush.
Masa, which is not his real name, had an understanding mother who did not force him to go to school. Otherwise, he wrote for a newspaper for children who refuse to attend school, "I would have chosen to kill myself on 1 September when the new semester started"...
The woman had gone to use the toilet ahead of the opening of the Newlyn Fish Festival in Cornwall. Harbour master Rob Parsons said she must have "thought she had teleported" when she came out of the toilet in a new location...
Pope Francis has said Catholic priests will be allowed to forgive women who have had abortions, and doctors who carry out the procedure. However, the measure is just a temporary one for the coming Jubilee Year, which runs from 8 December - 26 November 2016.
Just nine men are registered as donors a year after the opening of Britain's national sperm bank in Birmingham. It is now planning a recruitment drive, with chief executive Laura Witjens saying that appealing to male pride may be an effective way to boost donations...
Google has unveiled a new logo for its core search services. The change smoothes out some of the features in the letters that make up the well-known colourful logo spelling out its name.
Spanish police found the pair late on Sunday during a customs check at El Tarajal, near the Moroccan border. The two men from Guinea got first aid, having suffered from a lack of oxygen, Spain's Guardia Civil police said...
Cambridge University scientists say they have seen four-stranded DNA at work in human cells for the first time. The famous "molecule of life", which carries our genetic code, is more familiar to us as a double helix...
Kate Middleton's family has had a coat of arms designed, which will feature on a souvenir royal wedding programme. Her father Michael commissioned the heraldic design to mark his daughter's marriage to Prince William on 29 April...
Jesus Aceves was born with a rare condition that means he has thick hair all over his face. About 30 members of his family also have hypertrichosis making them almost certainly the hairiest family in human history.
The White House says President Barack Obama is considering "a wide array" of options for closing the controversial US military prison at Guantanamo Bay. Spokesman Josh Earnest said winning Congress approval to close the jail would be the best option...
About 90% of seabirds have eaten plastic and are likely to retain some in their gut, a new analysis estimates. The study concludes that matters will only get worse until something is done to stem the flow of waste to oceans.
There had been earlier reports of an explosion at the Temple of Bel in Palmyra, which is held by militants from Islamic State (IS). Syria's antiquities chief had earlier said the basic structure of the 2,000-year-old site was intact...
An Australian spear fisherman has captured a bizarre battle between what appears to be one of the world's most venomous fish and a deadly snake. Rick Trippe spotted the elegant sea snake latching onto an apparent stonefish off Darwin last Thursday...
An Egyptian muezzin is facing disciplinary action for altering the words of the call to dawn prayer. The country's ministry of religious affairs is taking legal action against Mahmoud al-Moghazi, the cleric of the Nile Delta town of Kafr al-Dawar...
This initial contract calls for delivery of some 17,000 vehicles between 2018 and 2022, but it could ultimately be worth some $30b to the company, as the JLTV gradually replaces the US military's ageing fleet of 280,000 Hummers...
Lidiane Leite, 25, lived a life of luxury in the capital of Maranhao state, prosecutors said. They say her only contact with her town, Bom Jardim, was through daily WhatsApp messages to her cabinet.

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