2,000 swimmers cross Hong Kong harbour in gruelling race

Posted by on Oct 6, 2013 in Domestic

Participants celebrate after swimming across Victoria Harbour in Hong Kong on October 6, 2013
Participants celebrate after swimming across Victoria Harbour in Hong Kong on October 6, 2013
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Two thousand swimmers took to one of the world’s busiest waterways in Hong Kong on Sunday to compete in a gruelling cross-harbour contest that traces its roots back more than a century.

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Mini-skirt ban prompts underwear protest at Hungarian college

Posted by on Oct 3, 2013 in Domestic

Local university students lay on a sun bed on a bank of the Danube River in Budapest on June 29, 2012
Local university students lay on a sun bed on a bank of the Danube River in Budapest on June 29, 2012
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Students at a Hungarian university attended class wearing only their underwear Thursday to protest against a dress code ordered by the college head.

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Tourists face shutdown deadline to leave US parks

Posted by on Oct 2, 2013 in Domestic

A visitor takes a picture of a sign announcing the closure of the Fort Point National Historic Site due to the partial government shutdown on October 1, 2013 in San Francisco, California
A visitor takes a picture of a sign announcing the closure of the Fort Point National Historic Site due to the partial government shutdown on October 1, 2013 in San Francisco, California
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Hundreds of tourists staying in landmark US national parks like Yosemite and the Grand Canyon face a deadline Thursday to leave due to the government shutdown.

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In Mexico, yoga soothes teen criminals

Posted by on Oct 2, 2013 in Domestic

A yoga class at a young offenders' institution in Mexico City, on August 30, 2013
A yoga class at a young offenders' institution in Mexico City, on August 30, 2013
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Sixteen Mexican boys stretch their bodies sideways with one hand to the ground, the other pointing to the ceiling, listening to their yoga instructor in the bare room of a youth detention center.

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Designer Marc Jacobs to leave Louis Vuitton: report

Posted by on Oct 2, 2013 in Domestic

US fashion designer Marc Jacobs gestures prior to the Louis Vuitton Autumn-Winter 2012/2013 ready-to-wear men's fashion collection show on January 19, 2012 in Paris
US fashion designer Marc Jacobs gestures prior to the Louis Vuitton Autumn-Winter 2012/2013 ready-to-wear men's fashion collection show on January 19, 2012 in Paris
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Designer Marc Jacobs is to leave Louis Vuitton to concentrate on his own brand and a future stock exchange flotation, a report said on Wednesday.

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Big tobacco pushes into e-cigarettes

Posted by on Oct 2, 2013 in Domestic

Cigarettes are displayed on a table on July 17, 2013 in Lille, France
Cigarettes are displayed on a table on July 17, 2013 in Lille, France
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The former Playboy centerfold strikes a sultry pose in a bar, the sleek black cigarette in her hand and a handsome dude at her side.

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