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Scientist Hawking tells upset fans Malik may be in parallel One Direction

- What is the cosmological effect of singer Zayn Malik leaving the best-selling boy band One Direction and consequently disappointing millions of teenage girls around the world?

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China to crack down on exotic dancers at village funerals

BEIJING - China will crack down on strippers who perform at rural funerals, the Ministry of Culture said on Thursday, taking aim at performances it described as illegal and which corrupt "social morals".

24 Apr 2015

Leaders want topless sunbathing in L.A.'s Venice Beach

LOS ANGELES - Leaders in the Los Angeles beach district of Venice have asked that women be allowed to sunbathe nude on the beach, saying they want equality and a more European feel at the popular tourist destination, local media reported on Wednesday.

22 Apr 2015

Police arrest Utah man who lit brush fire 'to signal for help'

- Police in Utah arrested a 25-year-old man on suspicion of arson after he told officers he lit a brush fire that burned dozens of acres to signal for help after his car got stuck, authorities said on Wednesday.

U.S., 22 Apr 2015

Coyote roaming exclusive Manhattan triggers massive police hunt

NEW YORK - A coyote spotted on Wednesday in an exclusive Manhattan neighborhood touched off a massive police hunt that shut down Riverside Park, then led to Columbia University and Grants Tomb.

22 Apr 2015

Four decades after jail escape, inmate to return to North Carolina

- After almost four decades on the run, an escaped North Carolina prison inmate is back behind bars in Kentucky, having turned himself in over medical issues, authorities said on Wednesday.

U.S., Arts, 22 Apr 2015