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In one 15-year period in Britain, 83 cases of patients 'losing' their dentures were identified, according to the BMJ Case Reports medical journal (AFP Photo/Marc Antoine BAUDOUX)

Caution: remove false teeth before surgery

By Agence France-Presse This is the story of a 72-year old retired electrician in Britain -- let's call him "Jack" -- who forgot to tell…


Young couples are shelling out thousands of dollars to rent parents, aunts, uncles, godparents and friends to appease familial pressure to get married or avoid clashes between in-laws who disapprove of the union. (AFP / MANILA BULLETIN)

Chinese singles resist parental pressure

By Xinhua  Beijing - For many Chinese parents, urging their adult sons or daughters to get married as soon as possible is their top mission.…