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Entries by Curtis M. Wong from 06/2011

Shortage Of Russian Men Inspires Women To Become Better Lovers

Posted 06.01.2011 | World

MOSCOW -- Yulia Varra says that when a 50-year-old Russian man looks for a girlfriend, he never considers women close to his age. "He wants somebod...

Conflicting Reports Over Death Of Katya Koren, 19-Year-Old Beauty Queen, Emerge

Posted 06.01.2011 | World

Ukrainian officials have slammed media claims that a teenage beauty queen was stoned to death by three Muslim suspects who alleged the 19-year-old vio...

Wen Jiabao, Chinese Prime Minister, Plays Basketball With Students In Honor Of International Children's Day (VIDEO)

Posted 06.01.2011 | World

Following promises he would attend a physical education class with students, Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao showed off some surprising prowess on the bask...

Libya Weapons Could End Up With Al Qaeda, U.S. Fears

Posted 06.01.2011 | World

ALGIERS (Reuters) – The United States has real concerns about weapons from Libya ending up in the hands of al Qaeda, the commander of the U.S. m...

China Responds To Inner Mongolia Unrest By Deploying Force And Barring Protesters From Gathering

Posted 06.01.2011 | World

BEIJING -- China has responded to more than a week of surprising protests in Inner Mongolia with its well-honed strategy: deploy overwhelming force, k...

What Pakistan Intelligence Doesn't Want The World To Know About Osama Bin Laden's Couriers

Posted 06.01.2011 | World

Osama bin Laden's couriers, Arshad and Tariq Khan -- who were killed alongside him during the raid on his compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan -- were bor...

Hosni Mubarak And Sons To Stand Trial August 3

Posted 06.01.2011 | World

CAIRO -- Former President Hosni Mubarak, who held absolute power in Egypt for nearly 30 years, goes on trial Aug. 3 charged with corruption and intent...

Osama Bin Laden Compound Children Recalled By Pediatrician

Posted 06.01.2011 | World

ABBOTTABAD, Pakistan -- For pediatrician Mehar Dil Wazir, they were a normal bunch of kids, like the dozens of others he treats daily for tummy upsets...

Chilean Night Sky Revealed In Time-Lapse Astronomy Video

Posted 06.01.2011 | World

Shot by two astronomers, a new time-lapse video reveals the star-studded glory of the Chilean night sky. The European Southern Observatory, which ...

UN Gets More Approval Than Disapproval Worldwide (PHOTOS)

Posted 06.01.2011 | World

The leadership of the United Nations has received solid approval across the globe, according to a Gallup survey of 126 countries from 2007 to 2010. ...

Luc Ferry, Former French Education Minister, To Be Questioned After Making Morocco Orgy Claims About Associate

Posted 06.01.2011 | World

PARIS — The French prosecutor's office opened a preliminary investigation Wednesday after a former government minister alleged that another ex-m...

Rio De Janeiro Cracks Down On Prostitution Ahead Of 2016 Olympics

Posted 06.01.2011 | World

RIO DE JANEIRO -- Cris touches up her lipstick in the bar's dingy mirror, getting ready to work the rush hour in Vila Mimosa, Rio's bustling working-c...

Canada Smartphone Users Now One Third Of Market

Posted 06.01.2011 | Canada Business

CANADIAN PRESS - TORONTO - About a third of Canadian mobile users are on a smartphone, says measurement firm comScore. Of the 6.6 million users tha...

Canadian Association Of Oilwell Drilling Contractors: Oil, Gas Activity Is Stronger Than Expected

Posted 06.01.2011 | Canada Business

CANADIAN PRESS - CALGARY - This year's oil and gas drilling activity is turning out to be stronger than an industry group expected back in the fall. ...

US To Boycott World Conference Against Racism in September

Posted 06.01.2011 | World

UNITED NATIONS — The Obama administration said Wednesday it will boycott a world conference against racism being held at U.N. headquarters in Se...

Thailand Seeks To Ban Tourists' Buddha Tattoos

Posted 06.02.2011 | World

BANGKOK -- Thailand's Culture Ministry says foreign tourists should be barred from getting Buddhist tattoos while visiting because the practice is cul...

Tripoli's Women-Only Gas Pump Highlights Libya's Fuel Shortages

Posted 06.02.2011 | World

TRIPOLI, Libya -- Weary and frustrated, the women had been lined up for days in their dust-covered cars waiting to fill up at Tripoli's women-only gas...

Egypt's Revolution May Save Neolithic Site That Holds Nation's Oldest Evidence Of Agriculture

Posted 06.02.2011 | World

LAKE QARUN, Egypt (Reuters) – Egypt's popular uprising may have arrived just in time to save a Neolithic site that holds the country's oldest ev...

Man Armed With Bomb Arrested At British Bank After Three-Hour Siege

Posted 06.02.2011 | World

A man was arrested after a three-hour siege at a bank in Hertfordshire, England where he was carrying a bomb, the BBC reports. Officers had report...

Chinese Teenager Allegedly Sells Kidney For iPad 2

Posted 06.02.2011 | World

A Chinese teen has allegedly gone to the ultimate extreme in his quest for the latest in Apple technology. The International Business Times is rep...

Nigerian Teen Girls Rescued From Clinic Accused Of Selling Babies After Raid

Posted 06.02.2011 | World

LAGOS, Nigeria — Dozens of pregnant teenagers could face charges after being accused of planning to sell their babies into a growing child traff...

Mexican Teens Turning To Kidnapping In Drug War City

Posted 06.02.2011 | World

CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico (Reuters) - School dropout Toby was just 15 when he and his friends started kidnapping businessmen, truck drivers and lawyer...

Energy Security Index: U.S., Japan Rated 'High Risk' For Short-Term Energy Supply Interruption (PHOTOS)

Posted 06.02.2011 | World

Canada has the unique honor of being the sole "Group of Seven" member nation not to be at "high risk" for short-term energy security, a new report has...

Canadian Government Plans To Implement Budget Before Summer Break

Posted 06.02.2011 | World

OTTAWA (Reuters) - The Conservative government intends to move quickly to implement its fiscal package before the summer break, House Leader Peter...

Canada's Port Hope Reaps The Nuclear Industry's Rewards And Risks

Posted 06.02.2011 | World

(Reuters) - The lakeside town of Port Hope, Ontario, encompasses both the promise and the dark side of the nuclear industry, booming with the sect...