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Is Wonder Woman Suited To Be A U.N. Ambassador?

This Friday the U.N. holds a star-studded ceremony to appoint Wonder Woman its honorary ambassador for the empowerment of women and girls. Many women's rights advocates are in an uproar.

Spanish Top Court Overturns Catalonia's Bullfighting Ban

The judges ruled it was unconstitutional and infringed on the government's responsibility to preserve Spain's cultural patrimony. Catalan lawmakers approved the ban in 2010, citing animal cruelty.

'Julian Assange Personal Internet Service': A Stand Up Comedian Outside An Embassy

Ecuador says it decided to "temporarily restrict" Internet access for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange at its embassy in London. On hearing this, Bobby Mair, a Canadian stand-up comedian based in London, showed up outside the embassy with a sign that read "Julian Assange personal internet service" and spent the day reading the news to Assange through a megaphone.

Ikea In Shanghai Tries To Kick Out Freeloading Senior Citizens

They've been coming to the spacious cafeteria to hang out — and they bring their own food. No more, says Ikea.

Mars Lander May Be Missing, But A Second Spacecraft Is Still Humming Along

As scientists try to figure out what happened to the Schiaparelli lander, which may have crash-landed, a craft known as the Trace Gas Orbiter is orbiting the red planet in search of signs of life.

U.K. Will Posthumously Pardon Thousands Of Gay And Bisexual Men

The so-called Turing Law would automatically issue pardons to thousands of men who had been convicted for having consensual relationships with other men under laws that have since been repealed.

Philippines' Duterte Says He's 'Separated' From U.S., As He Cozies Up To China

"I realign myself in your ideological flow and maybe I will also go to Russia to talk to Putin," Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte tells business and government leaders in China.
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Get Used To That Travel Crate, Bao Bao: Beloved Panda To Leave National Zoo

One of the most popular residents of the National Zoo, the 3-year-old giant panda is being relocated to China for breeding purposes.

China's Internet Stars Embrace Lowbrow — And Aim For High Profits

China's Internet stars are widely panned as vulgar, vapid and materialistic. But China's fierce demand for online content is helping the newly minted celebs to surpass A-list movie stars in earnings.

Food Merchants At Tijuana Border Fight For Their Right To Feed

Plans to expand the border crossing could bulldoze over a longstanding market where many food vendors have made their living — and in some cases, their homes — for years, if not generations.