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Young Women Find Dogs Sexier than Smartphones

The bad news for geeks was released Thursday in a study aimed at finding out whether gadgets make people more attractive as love interests.

While about half of men surveyed in the "Gadgetology" study thought seeing someone using a hip Smartphone was attractive, only 36 percent of women shared that sentiment.

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Belgium Decides to Boycott Sex, Shaving Till Government Formation

No sex here please! As Belgium hits eight months without a government this week, a boycott on sex is being suggested as a way out of the nation's longest political impasse.

"When a situation's dire and nothing's moving, either you become a cynic or you react with humor," said Marleen Temmerman, the Belgian senator and gynecologist who threw up the notion.

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Taiwan Teen Probed for Throwing Baby From Window

Taiwanese police said Thursday they have questioned a 15-year-old girl suspected of murdering her newborn baby by throwing her out of the window of a second-floor apartment.

Police launched an investigation after the baby, with the umbilical cord still attached, was found lying in the street earlier this week in New Taipei city and died after being taken to hospital.

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New Images Show Ancient Snakes Had Limbs

Ultra-sharp 3-D X-ray imaging of a 95-million-year-old fossil found in Lebanon has shed light on the evolution of snakes from limbed lizards, French scientists said on Wednesday.

The 50-centimetre (20-inch) fossil of Eupodophis desouensi shows a small hind leg attached to the animal's pelvis. It had been buried beneath its body, and was only visible thanks to the new technique.

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US Shop's Valentine's Offer: Swap Guns for Sex Toys!

A shop in the U.S. state of Alabama on Tuesday launched a Valentine's Day offer it hopes will trigger a large response in a limp economy: customers can swap their guns for sex toys.

"In today's economy, this is a way of helping people who may feel they can't afford something for Valentine's Day," said Sherri Williams, the owner of the "Pleasures" sex toy shop, where assorted erotica during the next week can be obtained in exchange for cast-off firearms.

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British Woman Dies After Buttocks Injection at US Hotel

U.S. police are investigating the death of a 20-year-old British student who got a silicone injection into her buttocks at a hotel near the Philadelphia airport, a report said.

Claudia Adusei died at a Delaware hospital early in the morning Tuesday just hours after getting the "enhancement" injections at a Hampton Inn near the international airport, NBC said.

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German Love Stunt Ends in Tragedy

A romantic gesture went tragically wrong in Germany Monday when a man trying to affix a sign on a motorway bridge to mark the 10th anniversary of his relationship fell to his death, police said.

"According to preliminary investigations ... the 29-year-old was somehow trying to attach a banner with his name, a woman's name and the phrase '10 years' to the bridge," said police in the western city of Cologne.

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Berlin Magic Mushroom Museum Show a Major Hit

An unusual Berlin museum exhibition combining reindeer, canaries, mice, magic mushrooms and a dash of Hindu mysticism drew nearly 100,000 visitors during its three-month run, organizers said Monday.

The "Soma" show by Belgian-born artist Carsten Hoeller which wrapped up Sunday was a runaway hit for the Hamburger Bahnhof museum of contemporary art, a spokeswoman for the state-run museums in the German capital said.

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Egypt Demonstrators Entertain to Keep Morale High

Two rows of men greet demonstrators at the main entrance to Tahrir Square, clapping as people enter, and chanting in the rhythms of a traditional Egyptian wedding procession.

"We are becoming bigger!" they shout. "God is Great!"

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Foreigners Now Majority of Bahrain's Population

The number of foreigners living in the tiny Gulf kingdom of Bahrain in 2010 overtook the number of local nationals for the first time, the statistics office announced on Monday.

The office's website said a census carried out in April 2010 indicated that out of Bahrain's 1.234 million inhabitants, about 54 percent or 666,172 were foreigners, while 568,399, or 46 percent, were nationals.

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