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Mali to give France new camel after first one is Eaten 馬利在第一隻駱駝被吃掉後要送法國一隻新的




Malian authorities will give French President Francois Hollande another camel after the one they gave him in thanks for helping repel Islamist rebels was killed and eaten by the family he left it with in Timbuktu, an official in Mali said.




"As soon as we heard of this, we quickly replaced it with a bigger and better-looking camel," said the official, who asked not to be named because he was not authorized to speak to the media.


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UN says: why not eat more insects? 聯合國:為何不多吃昆蟲?




The U.N. has new weapons to fight hunger, boost nutrition and reduce pollution, and they might be crawling or flying near you right now: edible insects.




The Food and Agriculture Organization on Monday hailed the likes of grasshoppers, ants and other members of the insect world as an underutilized food for people, livestock and pets.


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Superman’s 75th puts spotlight on Cleveland roots 超人75週年生日,克里夫蘭根源受矚目




The tough, blue-collar roots of Superman’s creators are getting a fresh look on the superhero’s 75th anniversary.




Creators Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster lived just a few blocks apart in the Cleveland neighborhood that shaped their teenage lives, their dreams and the imagery of the Man of Steel.


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Hapless attempt at parallel parking in Belfast is internet hit 貝爾法斯特不幸的路邊停車嘗試成網路熱門影片




A video of an unfortunate woman trying to park her car in a Belfast street has become an internet sensation.




It shows a female driver taking about 30 minutes and several attempts to reverse her car into a space between two vehicles.


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Afghan interpreters win right to new life in Britain 阿富汗口譯員贏得在英國展開新生活的權利




Up to 600 Afghan interpreters who served with British forces in Afghanistan will be offered the chance of a new life in Britain after a government U-turn, it was revealed on Wednesday.




Prime Minister David Cameron had initially decided to discourage the interpreters from settling in Britain for fear of the message it would send out about the stability of Afghanistan as foreign forces pull out.


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No more Everest, says oldest to climb highest peak 不再攻聖母峰了,登上峰頂的最年長者說




The oldest person to climb Mount Everest said Sunday that he won’t make any further attempts to scale the world’s highest peak _ even though his new record may soon be in jeopardy.




"I think three times is enough,"Yuichiro Miura, who reached the top of Everest at the age of 80 last week, told reporters. "At this point I could not think of anything but rest."


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Increase potassium and cut salt to reduce stroke risk 飲食增加鉀、減少鹽分可降低中風風險




Increasing potassium in our diets as well as cutting down on salt will reduce blood pressure levels and the risk of stroke, research in the British Medical Journal suggests.




One study review found that eating an extra two to three servings of fruit or vegetables per day - which are high in potassium - was beneficial. A lower salt intake would increase the benefits further, researchers said.


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Mary! Your message in a bottle has arrived...28 years later 瑪莉!你的瓶中信…遲了28年後,來了




A Canadian man’s message in a bottle honoring his promise to write to a woman named Mary has finally washed ashore 28 years later in Croatia.




Surfers cleaning the debris from a beach at the mouth of the Neretva river in the southern Adriatic came across a half-broken bottle with a paper inside, Croatian newspaper Dubrovack Vjesnik said on its website.


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’Jealous’ women constantly lie to make life appear more exciting on Facebook 「善妒的」女性總愛在臉書說謊 把自己的生活描述得更精彩


Women consistently lie on social networking sites such as Facebook or Twitter to make their lives appear more exciting, a survey has found.


Researchers found that at least one in four women exaggerated or distorted what they are doing on social media once a month.


The survey of 2000 women found they mostly pretended to be out on the town, when in fact they are home alone, and embellished about an exotic holiday or their job.


The most common reasons for women to write “fibs” included worrying their lives would seem “boring”, jealousy at seeing other people’s more exciting posts and wanting to impress their friends and acquaintances.


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Obama balks when asked if presidency is out of juice 被問到總統是否已經失勢,歐巴馬語塞


"Golly." That was Barack Obama, flabbergasted at a variant of a question all US presidents get sooner or later -- are you still relevant?




Obama appeared taken aback when asked at a White House news conference whether he still had the "juice" to get his agenda through clogged up Congress.




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Has blabbermouth Harry given the game away? 長舌哈利洩漏了秘密嗎?




Prince Harry has been telling friends that Kate and William are expecting a boy, it was reported.




He is so happy about becoming an uncle he couldn’t keep the secret of the baby’s sex to himself.


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Australian guards lose German jewel thief in Bangkok 澳洲保全在曼谷搞丟德國珠寶大盜




Australian immigration officials confirmed Tuesday that a German jewel thief transiting through Bangkok under escort managed to escape his guards and flee the airport in an embarrassing bungle.




Carlo Konstantin Kohl, 25, was being extradited to Germany via Thailand when bad weather forced an extended stopover at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi airport and his two Australian guards decided to take him to a transit lounge.


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General anaesthesia boosts dementia risks for elderly 全身麻醉增加年長者失智風險




General anaesthesia for the elderly boosts the risks of dementia by more than a third, according to a study by French doctors.




Researchers led by Francois Sztark at the University of Bordeaux in southwestern France analysed data from a long-term study into cognitive decline covering 9300 elderly people in three French cities.


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Fake pope held in Rome for looking like John Paul II 像若望保祿二世的假教宗在羅馬被捕


A Slovak street performer dressed in white papal vestments has been detained and fined by the police in Rome for bearing too close a resemblance to the late John Paul II, the police said on Friday.




"The problem was that he looked a lot like Karol Wojtyla. He was detained for usurpation of title which is a misdemeanour," a police spokeswoman told AFP. "The cassock he was wearing has been confiscated," she added.




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Obama threatens ’family tattoo’ if daughters get their own 歐巴馬威脅 若女兒們刺青 就要使其成為「家族刺青」




Speaking on NBC’s "Today" show in a segment originally filmed before the Boston Marathon bombings, President Barack Obama revealed the strategy he and First Lady Michelle Obama have been using to keep their daughters away from tattoos.




"What we’ve said to the girls is, ’If you guys ever decide you’re going to get a tattoo, then mommy and me will get the exact same tattoo, in the same place, and we’ll go on YouTube and show it off as a family tattoo,’" Obama said.


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Australian store charges customers A$5 for ’just looking’ 顧客只看不買 澳洲店家收5澳幣「觀賞費」




A gluten-free, wheat-free store in Australia has come under fire for charging customers A$5 just for looking at products on display.




Celiac Supplies in Brisbane complained that it had too many people going into the store to find out which products were gluten and wheat-free and then going to buy them elsewhere.


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A pear-shape figure can add 10 years to your life 梨形身材能增加你10年壽命




At last, here’s something for women with bigger bottoms to smile about. Research shows they live longer.




A study has found that pear-shaped women, typified by the small waists and shapely bottom of the likes of Kate Winslet and Christina Hendricks, have a longer life expectancy than the apple shapes who store fat around their middle.


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Aging Mars rover makes new water discoveries 老舊的火星探測車發現水的新證據




Scientists on Friday called NASA’s Opportunity rover gimpy and arthritic, but hailed its new discoveries about early water on Mars made almost 10 years after it was launched toward the Red Planet.




The unmanned solar-powered vehicle has just analyzed what may be its oldest rock ever, known as Esperance 6. It contains evidence that potentially life-supporting water once flowed in abundance, leaving clay minerals behind.


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[[食品藥物管理局科長 鄭維智]]




FDA to expand labeling requirements for commonly used food containers and utensils (2013/06/11)

The Food and Drug Administration is expanding mandatory labeling for everyday products that come into contact with food. Starting from the middle of next year disposable bowls and other items will need to be labeled with heat resistance and other information. 

Hot soup is frequently poured directly into plastic bags and boiling water or tea is placed in Styrofoam cups. Even plastic cutlery that is not resistant to high temperatures can be a source of toxins. For this reason, the Food and Drug Administration will require single-use plastic bags, plastic wrap, spoons and melamine dishes to come with mandatory labeling beginning on June 10 of next year.

Cheng Wei-chih
Food and Drug Administration
Plastic containers may be made from polypropylene, polystyrene, or melamine resin, so each of these bowls or dishes needs to be marked with the material, heat resistance temperature, brand and date of manufacture.

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