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A bare 0.004 percent of the world's adult population controls nearly US$30 trillion in assets, 13 percent of the world's total wealth, according to a new study released Thursday. And perhaps unsurprisingly, the study by the Swiss bank UBS...
An Egyptian court acquitted a male doctor Thursday of carrying out a female circumcision that killed a teenager, in the first case brought since the procedure was banned in 2008. The court also acquitted the 14-year-old's father who took her to...
No trumpet sounded to mark the historic event -- instead, it was a hollow, springy plop which heralded last week's landing by the comet probe Philae. Scientists at the German space agency DLR on Thursday said they had recorded vibrations from...
Israel's government has blamed president Mahmud Abbas for anti-Jewish violence in Jerusalem, but the Palestinian leader wields neither the political influence nor the security capacity to rein it in, experts say. Abbas, who aims to pursue...
Her elder half-sister Kim Kardashian may have tried to "break the Internet" with a provocative nude photo shoot last week, but Kendall Jenner is taking a more conventional route to fame and fortune. The slender 19-year-old model has until...
Gulf oil producers led by Saudi Arabia will likely reject output cuts at an OPEC meeting next week unless they are guaranteed their market share in a highly competitive market, analysts say. The stance of Kuwait, Qatar, United Arab Emirates and...
Women in authority appear to be more vulnerable to depression than their male counterparts, a study by sociologists in the United States said. Researchers looked into 1,500 middle-aged women from Wisconsin and compared their workplace experiences...
 Movie-goers worldwide will flock to see the new "Hunger Games" film this week, likely making it another blockbuster mega-hit -- even if critics are divided on Katniss Everdeen's latest adventure. "Hunger Games: Mockingjay -...
Scientific discovery mingles with stimulation in Britain's first exhibition about the study of sex, with pioneering sex aids, ancient phallic charms and even a chair credited with inducing orgasms. Historic attitudes towards sex are explored...
The United Nations urged political leaders from around the world on Wednesday to up their game in the fight to wipe out malnutrition, a global scourge afflicting poor and rich alike. "Part of our out-of-balance world still starves to death....