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# afp - Sunday 2 August, 2015

'Why are you building muscles? You're a girl. Why are you ruining your body?'
# Female Bodybuilders
# Female Bodybuilders

'Why are you building muscles? You're a girl. Why are you ruining your body?'

Aug 2nd 2015, 11:15 AM 35,397 Views 49 Comments

Faced with limited competing options at home, the Arab world’s top female bodybuilders look abroad for recognition.

# afp - Sunday 17 May, 2015

Blanchett denies gay past as lesbian movie wows Cannes
# Speculation
# Speculation

Blanchett denies gay past as lesbian movie wows Cannes

May 17th 2015, 4:15 PM 25,441 Views 28 Comments

‘Carol’, a film set in 1950s New York, is already generating Oscar buzz.

# afp - Tuesday 12 May, 2015

Tourists accused of baring backsides at world's largest religious monument
# Bit Cheeky
# Bit Cheeky

Tourists accused of baring backsides at world's largest religious monument

May 12th 2015, 6:10 AM 25,613 Views 34 Comments

The Dutch, Italian and Argentinian tourists were arrested in a temple at the Angkor Wat complex.

# afp - Monday 23 February, 2015

A glass-covered chocolate growing factory in London is feeding global demand
# Grow Your Own
# Grow Your Own

A glass-covered chocolate growing factory in London is feeding global demand

Feb 23rd 2015, 3:30 PM 12,203 Views 6 Comments

Well cocoa, not chocolate. But still, yum.

# afp - Friday 20 February, 2015

Can Michael Noonan help save the eurozone from economic disaster?
# Grexit
# Grexit

Can Michael Noonan help save the eurozone from economic disaster?

Feb 20th 2015, 10:49 AM 17,132 Views 114 Comments

The Finance Minister is back in Brussels today for the deadline of Greece’s bailout.

# afp - Tuesday 6 January, 2015

Lebanese-born porn star stirs debate back home
# Mia Khalifa
# Mia Khalifa

Lebanese-born porn star stirs debate back home

Jan 6th 2015, 9:00 PM 47,529 Views 49 Comments

Mia Khalifa has garnered a mixed response in Lebanon.

# afp - Monday 29 December, 2014

Israeli army kill stone-throwing Palestinian teen in the West Bank
# Conflict
# Conflict

Israeli army kill stone-throwing Palestinian teen in the West Bank

Dec 29th 2014, 3:56 PM 10,810 Views 172 Comments

Around 20 Palestinians have been killed in the West Bank since June.

# afp - Wednesday 24 December, 2014

Man accused of plotting terrorist attack in Australia appeared on ISIS TV debate
# Islamic State
# Islamic State

Man accused of plotting terrorist attack in Australia appeared on ISIS TV debate

Dec 24th 2014, 7:35 AM 9,825 Views 77 Comments

Sulayman Khalid gained media attention for a TV appearance earlier this year.

# afp - Friday 5 December, 2014

"I can’t breathe": New York protesters shout Eric Garner's final words
# Eric Garner
# Eric Garner

"I can’t breathe": New York protesters shout Eric Garner's final words

Dec 5th 2014, 7:59 AM 11,533 Views 85 Comments

Father of six Eric Garner died after being placed in a chokehold by a white police officer.

# afp - Wednesday 24 September, 2014

The flow of Europeans joining Islamic State 'isn't drying up'
# Counter-terriorism
# Counter-terriorism

The flow of Europeans joining Islamic State 'isn't drying up'

Sep 24th 2014, 6:00 AM 5,779 Views 41 Comments

The EU counter-terrorism chief has said the number has swelled from 2,000 to 3,000 in just months.

# afp - Tuesday 5 August, 2014

Fritz farce finally sparks French union into action over concussion problem
# Head Injuries
From The42
# Head Injuries

Fritz farce finally sparks French union into action over concussion problem

Aug 5th 2014, 11:16 AM 4,936 Views 0 Comments

However, Toulouse will not be punished for allowing the centre to return to play after a head injury last May.

# afp - Thursday 20 February, 2014

Barack Obama is looking good on this packet of fake Viagra
# Need A Stiffener
From The Daily Edge
# Need A Stiffener

Barack Obama is looking good on this packet of fake Viagra

Feb 20th 2014, 11:23 AM 2,027 Views 1 Comment

He’s big in Pakistan.

# afp - Friday 10 January, 2014

French magazine alleges Francois Hollande affair with actress
# France
# France

French magazine alleges Francois Hollande affair with actress

Jan 10th 2014, 7:26 PM 16,133 Views 33 Comments

Hollande has reacted furiously to the allegation but did not deny it.

# afp - Wednesday 8 January, 2014

Irishman McGee's Australian Open bid falls at first hurdle
# Beaten
From The42
# Beaten

Irishman McGee's Australian Open bid falls at first hurdle

Jan 8th 2014, 8:42 AM 2,278 Views 4 Comments

The 26-year-old was defeated in straight sets by Taipei’s James Wang in Melbourne.

# afp - Thursday 7 November, 2013

"Our adversaries are rubbing their hands with glee. Al-Qaeda is lapping it up." - MI6
# Spying
# Spying

"Our adversaries are rubbing their hands with glee. Al-Qaeda is lapping it up." - MI6

Nov 7th 2013, 7:13 PM 10,097 Views 45 Comments

British spy chiefs said today that intelligence leaks by Edward Snowden were being used by enemies to change the way they operate.

# afp - Wednesday 6 November, 2013

Former Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat was poisoned by radioactive polonium
# Poisoned
# Poisoned

Former Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat was poisoned by radioactive polonium

Nov 6th 2013, 5:04 PM 13,023 Views 139 Comments

Tests revealed at least 18 times the normal levels of radioactive polonium in his remains according to new station Al-Jazeera.

# afp - Saturday 26 October, 2013

German spy chiefs will travel to US to demand explanations
# Spygate
# Spygate

German spy chiefs will travel to US to demand explanations

Oct 26th 2013, 11:55 AM 4,868 Views 38 Comments

Allegations of US spying has caused “a moment of tension” with some allies, admitted the US.

# afp - Sunday 13 October, 2013

Stampede on bridge at Hindu temple in India kills at least 60 people
# India
# India

Stampede on bridge at Hindu temple in India kills at least 60 people

Oct 13th 2013, 2:41 PM 5,520 Views 26 Comments

Police sources said that some 20,000 people were on the bridge over the River Sindh when the stampede broke out.

# afp - Friday 2 August, 2013

Preacher defends giving away a baby on prime-time television
# Pakistan
# Pakistan

Preacher defends giving away a baby on prime-time television

Aug 2nd 2013, 9:19 AM 13,138 Views 34 Comments

Aamir Liaqat Hussain is one of Pakistan’s biggest stars, but has been criticised for giving a baby away on a Ramadan broadcast.

# afp - Monday 8 July, 2013

Over a dozen killed as hotel wall collapses in India
# India
# India

Over a dozen killed as hotel wall collapses in India

Jul 8th 2013, 1:45 PM 3,400 Views 2 Comments

Staff buried under debris as “very old” building with cracks in walls gives way in Secunderabad.

# afp - Friday 24 May, 2013

Court hearing postponed for Boston bomb suspect
# Boston Bombing
# Boston Bombing

Court hearing postponed for Boston bomb suspect

May 24th 2013, 7:41 PM 6,929 Views 14 Comments

Both defence and prosecution attorneys have petitioned the court to postpone the hearing so that that they could have more time to prepare.

# afp - Friday 17 May, 2013

Police deploy in French schools after mass killing threat
# France
# France

Police deploy in French schools after mass killing threat

May 17th 2013, 12:13 PM 8,071 Views 14 Comments

The move comes after a man said he would stage mass killings and shoot himself.

# afp - Tuesday 23 April, 2013

Why tax-free shopping on the internet could be facing end in US
# Online Shopping
# Online Shopping

Why tax-free shopping on the internet could be facing end in US

Apr 23rd 2013, 8:59 AM 7,288 Views 15 Comments

The bill, which was being debated in the US Senate yesterday, could lead to the recouping of $11 billion in lost annual sales taxes.

# afp - Wednesday 3 April, 2013

Pistorius wants to resume training: manager
# Request
From The42
# Request

Pistorius wants to resume training: manager

Apr 3rd 2013, 8:00 PM 8,003 Views 4 Comments

The South African Paralympian has already been allowed to travel overseas.

# afp - Tuesday 26 February, 2013

Chinese 'Dubai' turns into deserted island
# China
# China

Chinese 'Dubai' turns into deserted island

Feb 26th 2013, 6:15 AM 22,562 Views 19 Comments

Phoenix Island was the epitomy of a property boom – now it stands quiet and desolate and unlucky owners are ‘desperate’ to sell.

# afp - Wednesday 26 December, 2012

Sterling pledges his future to England
# Committed
From The42
# Committed

Sterling pledges his future to England

Dec 26th 2012, 11:33 AM 992 Views 0 Comments

The 18-year-old Liverpool winger is also eligible to play for Jamaica.

# afp - Saturday 8 December, 2012

Baku to host inaugural European Games
# Preparations
From The42
# Preparations

Baku to host inaugural European Games

Dec 8th 2012, 6:35 PM 939 Views 0 Comments

EOC president Pat Hickey told AFP that the new event was not intended to rival the Olympic Games.

# afp - Sunday 24 June, 2012

Samir Nasri launches foul mouthed tirade at journalist
# Temper Temper
From The42
# Temper Temper

Samir Nasri launches foul mouthed tirade at journalist

Jun 24th 2012, 9:50 AM 1,657 Views 0 Comments

The incident marked the end of a poor tournament for the Manchester City midfielder, who caused upset with his celebration after scoring against England.

# afp - Wednesday 31 August, 2011

EU investigates French funding for news agency AFP
# AFP
# AFP

EU investigates French funding for news agency AFP

Aug 31st 2011, 8:15 PM 659 Views 2 Comments

Competition regulators are checking if state funding providing to Agence France-Presse constitutes illegal state aid.