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'If Only' Mary Poppins Had Been Trump's Nanny

If Mary Poppins had been U.S. President Donald Trump's nanny, she would have "shaped him up pretty quickly," says Julie Andrews, the actress who immortalized the singing governess with magical powers on the big screen. 

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At Saudi's 'Davos in Desert', Foreign Women Avoid Abayas

Many foreign women at Saudi Arabia's Davos-style investment conference have donned an array of colorful tunics, happily avoiding the austere black "abaya", a garment until recently obligatory in the ultra-conservative country.

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World's Oldest Pearl Found in Abu Dhabi

An 8,000-year-old pearl that archaeologists say is the world's oldest will be displayed in Abu Dhabi, according to authorities who said Sunday it is proof the objects have been traded since Neolithic times.

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Top Writer Sinks TV Doctors Myth: 'They're Too Busy to Care'

Television medical dramas do not show how cynical and jaded doctors are in real life, doctor-turned-scriptwriting star Jed Mercurio said Wednesday. 

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Pope Warns Overeating is 'Avenue of Personal Destruction'

The pope on Wednesday contrasted the world's 820 million hungry people with those who turn food into "an avenue of personal destruction" through overeating, in comments to mark World Food Day.

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Economists Who Study Poverty win Nobel Prize

The 2019 Nobel Prize in economics was awarded Monday to Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer for pioneering new ways to alleviate global poverty.

Banerjee and Duflo are at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, while Kremer is at Harvard University. The three have often worked together.

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Kerpow! Must Girl Superheroes Fight Like the Boys?

Meet the new girl cartoon superhero: someone who takes no nonsense from anyone and revels in a good fight as much as the boys.

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15 Women Out of 116 Nobel Literature Prize Laureates

Women make up half of mankind, but only 15 of the 116 Nobel Literature Prize laureates.

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Tense Turkey Femicide Trial Opens after Viral Video

An emotional trial opened in Turkey on Wednesday over the murder of a woman stabbed to death by her ex-husband, with claims she sought police protection in vain.

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U.S. Supreme Court Takes on Workplace Gay and Transgender Rights

The top U.S. court on Tuesday began hearing arguments on whether employers have the right to sack workers because they are gay or transgender, an issue which has caused deep divisions in US society.

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