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Fifty Shades Of Grey has made soft porn okay.

It's sold openly in bookstores, unsealed and without the need for shame.

But a group of people tell us it's a case of art imitating life...

Tourists stained temple floors

A famous temple in northern Thailand will build separate toilets for Thais and other non-Chinese tourists after Chinese tourists apparently made the lavatories unusable for others, German news...

Woman who studied under controversial yoga guru says he was colourful and outspoken

He is Bikram Choudhury, 69, the father of the famous Bikram yoga. The reach of Bikram yoga is so far and wide that you can find a Bikram yoga-affiliated studio in almost every continent.

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India to boost spending on transport, power projects

India's finance minister yesterday pledged major investment in infrastructure, saying it was time for the economy to "fly", as he unveiled the new right-wing government's first full budget.

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Couples buying wedding insurance to make sure their big day goes smoothly

A wedding dinner checklist can be long. Think gown, cake, venue and yes, the hongbao.

But what if something goes terribly wrong? Like a no-show by the florists? Or if the bride suddenly...

Couples here who indulge in Fifty Shades Lifestyle say there must be love, communication and consent

AMBER & WILL

THE MARRIED COUPLE

Amber, 30, and Will, 33, have been together for six years and have spent the last two as a married couple....

Shamed for being 1 minute late

The six-year-old boy was late for school.

So the elementary school authorities in Oregon, in the Pacific north-west of the US, decided to punish him.

Hunter Cmelo was asked to eat...

Woman allegedly beaten, burned over missing jewellery

The housekeeper in Queens, New York, was allegedly kidnapped, beaten and burned by her employers for eight hours.

The reason: They accused Ms Daisy Machuea, 54, of stealing money and...

Hypocritical oath

Cardiac surgery prescribed for shoulder pain. Doctors ordering CT scans and MRIs which are not required.

Health care in India has been under severe stress, with more patients than doctors...

Putin critic shot dead near Kremlin

When well-known TV host and chef Anthony Bourdain wanted to interview Mr Boris Nemtsov last year, he booked a table at a restaurant in Moscow, Russia.

But when the restaurant management...

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