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Teen embarks on solo round-the-world voyage

By Mon, Oct 19, 2009 10:20AM UTC

A 16-year-old Australian steered her bright pink yacht out of Sydney Harbor on Sunday to start her bid to become the youngest person to sail solo and unassisted around the world. Jessica Watson’s (right of picture) plan to make a 23,600-mile (38,000-kilometer) journey through some of the world’s most treacherous

Pitch of the Day

By Mon, Oct 19, 2009 10:03AM UTC Pitch of the Day

The lovely Gu Ha-ra tossed out the first pitch before the fourth game of the SK-Doosan playoff series on the 12th. The Chosun Ilbo reports she followed the toss with a “butt dance”.

Hong Kong’s mobile phone love affair

By Mon, Oct 19, 2009 9:03AM UTC

How many years does the partnership between you and your mobile phone last? Before I got my latest one, I had one year and prior to that, it was three years. Hong Kong has 11,705,058 mobile phone subscribers as of June 2009. Compared to its population of 7,018,636 (2008), there

Greenbelt 5 Rolex Shop robbed on Sunday noon

By Mon, Oct 19, 2009 8:58AM UTC Greenbelt 5 Rolex Shop robbed on Sunday noon

It is a generally held belief that daring robberies along with kidnap for ransom activities peak near Christmas season and some believe that more crimes of the sort will be perpetrated as the 2010 election draws near. Yesterday a Rolex Store inside the posh new wing of the sprawling Greenbelt

Hitler billboard sparks diplomatic storm

By Mon, Oct 19, 2009 8:36AM UTC

A highway billboard using a saluting Adolf Hitler to advertise a Thai wax museum has been covered up after complaints from the Israeli and German ambassadors, the museum’s manager said. “The idea came from a creative (advertising) agency, and we did not mean to cause any offense,” said Somporn Naksuetrong,

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