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Off the beaten path

[2013-12-24 08:02]

Laresce Browne, 16, showing how strong she is by lifting muscle man, Chis Hedge, 33. Pound-for-pound petit 16-year-old Laresce Browne from Eccles in Manchester is now the UK's strongest female teenager with six British and World Champion powerlifting records under her belt, and has a UK record for deadlifting over TWICE her own bodyweight by lifting 105 kilogrammes from a bent over position.

AK-47 inventor Kalashnikov dies

[2013-12-24 01:14]

Russia's Mikhail Kalashnikov, the designer of the AK-47 assault rifle, died on Monday at 94.

A return to motherhood at 60

[2013-12-24 01:12]

A hospital that helped a 60-year-old woman become a mother again said it has seen a steady stream of women who want to become pregnant after the death of their only child.

Oil spill from Qingdao blast kills sea life

[2013-12-23 16:43]

A pipeline blast in Qingdao's Jiaozhou Bay causes oil to spread, killing crabs, Dec 21, 2013. The deadly blast in Qingdao, capital of East China's Shandong province, on Nov 22 killed 62 people and spilled oil on 3,000 square meters of Jiaozhou Bay area, killing sea creatures such as crabs, clams and shrimp.

Ice storm hits Toronto

[2013-12-23 09:21]

People walk past fallen ice-covered tree limbs along a road following an ice storm in Toronto, Dec 22, 2013.

A man and a child jump off Manhattan building

[2013-12-23 09:17]

The New York Police Department says a man and a child have died after plummeting from the midtown Manhattan building, local media reported.

Male nurses in demand as caregivers for elderly

[2013-12-22 23:56]

Care services for the elderly are suffering a severe shortage of male nurses, industry insiders revealed.

Moving beyond language skills

[2013-12-22 23:50]

Foreign language schools are shifting their mission from cultivating language expertise to preparing well-rounded students, versed in foreign languages and culture.

Khodorkovsky says he will not enter Russian politics

[2013-12-22 22:15]

Mikhail Khodorkovsky, a former oil tycoon and one of Russia's most famous prisoners, said here on Sunday that he will not engage in Russian politics or fund the country's political opposition.

Debris of Bolivian satellite falls on E China

[2013-12-22 21:04]

The satellite faring of Bolivia's first telecommunications satellite fell on Zhangxi village and Quxi village, Jian city, East China's Jiangxi province on Dec 21,2013. Nothing was hit by falling debris and no one was injured.

Migrating cranes at Israel's Hula Lake

[2013-12-22 10:43]

A flock of migrating cranes is seen at the Hula Lake Ornithology and Nature Park in northern Israel December 20, 2013.

Smiles give way to dials

[2013-12-22 00:24]

What would it be like to go without a cellphone for just one day? Most of us would feel uneasy and anxious.

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