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Selfies and the Self: What They Say about Us and Society

The selfie craze speaks volumes about the era in which we live: how images race around the globe and can dominate public discourse, eliciting strong emotions and even blurring the lines of reality.

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Iranians Mock Trump for Mistaking Leader with Dead Founder

U.S. President Donald Trump was mocked by Iranians on Tuesday after mixing up the country's current supreme leader with his predecessor who died 30 years ago.

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Bangladesh 'Tree Man' Wants Hands Amputated to Relieve Pain

A Bangladeshi known as the "Tree Man" because of bark-like growths on his body said Monday he wanted his hands amputated to relieve him of unbearable pain.

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'Attack Squirrel' Found High on Meth in U.S. Police Raid

Police in the U.S. state of Alabama made an unusual seizure this week during a drug raid: a squirrel high on methamphetamine.

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Paris Rediscovers Appetite for Its World-Beating 'Bouillons'

Every weekend a queue snakes down the street not far from the Moulin Rouge in Paris. 

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South Korean Court Tells Cheating Husband He Must Stay Married

A cheating husband cannot divorce his wife despite having a years-long affair, a South Korean court ruled Friday, insisting only the injured party in a marriage could initiate a legal separation.

Movie director Hong Sang-soo, 58, a Cannes film festival regular, filed for divorce in 2016, shortly after his relationship with actress Kim Min-hee became public.

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'Tachtouch' Returns to Lebanon after Monkeying Around in Israel

A Lebanese monkey who breached the border with Israel was returned to its owner Friday by United Nations peacekeepers after cavorting for more than a week in enemy territory.

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Ramadan in Mideast is for Fasting and Facebook, Data Shows

The Muslim holy month of Ramadan, with its long days of fasting and prayer meant to draw worshippers closer to God and away from worldly distractions, is being reshaped by technology.

People in the Middle East spend close to 58 million more hours on Facebook during Ramadan and watch more YouTube videos — everything from beauty tips and recipes to sports and TV dramas — than any other time of the year, making the holy month not only the most important one for Muslims, but also the prime time of the year for advertisers.

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Star's Gems Worth $4 Million 'Forgotten' on Cannes Flight

A woman left jewellery worth more than 3.5 million euros ($4 million) she was bringing for pop singer Rita Ora to wear at Cannes film festival on a plane, police told AFP Thursday.

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Hero Dog Saves Buried Baby in Northeastern Thailand

An attentive dog in northeastern Thailand is being hailed as a hero after finding and saving an infant allegedly buried in a field by his teenage mother, police said Saturday.

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