Weird but cute: Japan’s capsule toys play big in internet age

TOKYO, Dec 13 ― A tiny replica of an ancient Egyptian sarcophagus and a plastic cat squatting on sushi: just two of the weird-and-wonderful capsule toys that have become a...

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‘Blade runner’ legs give maimed Thai dog new lease on life

PHUKET, Dec 13 — Just over a year after he was maimed for gnawing on someone’s shoes, Cola is romping across a beach on new sleek paws: curved “blade runner” prosthetics modelled on...

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Warming Arctic is ‘new normal,’ will affect us all, report warns

MIAMI, Dec 13 — A rapidly warming Arctic, where temperatures are rising twice as fast as the rest of the planet, is the “new normal,” and the melting ice is triggering environmental...

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‘Feminism’ is US dictionary ‘Word of the Year’

NEW YORK, Dec 13 ­ — In the year that Donald Trump’s inauguration triggered nationwide women’s protests and powerful men were toppled by a firestorm of sexual misconduct allegations,...

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New research suggests ‘Man Flu’ may be real

TORONTO, Dec 13 — Contrary to popular belief, and the opinions of many women, men really do suffer from ‘man flu,’ at least according to a Canadian researcher and his most recent...

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