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Australian woman arrested in deaths of 8 children

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An Australian woman was arrested for murder in the killings of eight children, seven of whom are believed to be hers…

Lunar New Year is public school holiday in NYC

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New law in NY requires cities to consider closing schools on Lunar New Year…

Florida spa offers beer bath treatments

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A Florida spa owner is calling her new treatment the fountain of youth, it’s a beer bath…

Taiwan officials find banned industrial dye in dried tofu

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Taiwan authorities ordered a recall of dried bean curd after dimethyl yellow that is linked to cancer was found in them.

Traffic resumes after Hong Kong clears protesters

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Traffic was back to normal Friday in Hong Kong’s financial district after authorities demolished a protest camp…

Thai flight returns after passenger scalds crew

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A Thai airline flight to China returned to Bangkok after a passenger assaulted a flight attendant by tossing hot water…

Gas prices drop sharply in Bay Area and nationwide

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Average gas prices fell 24 cents in California last month and further in the Bay Area, continuing a downward trend seen across the country…

Series of robberies target luxury stores in SF

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A number of high-end luxury stores were targeted by a group of robbers nicknamed “Rainbow Girls” in San Francisco…

American man accused of abusing his Chinese foster children

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An American man has fostered more than ten Chinese orphans in Beijing, and one of them died recently after being beaten by someone…

More Americans to buy homes with 3 percent down

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Some Americans will soon be able to buy a home with a down payment as low as 3 percent…