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Space taxis, “superman” Pope and other improbable oddities

March 5, 2014

 

Uttara Saud, 14, sits inside a Chaupadi shed in the hills of Legudsen village in Achham District in western Nepal February 16, 2014. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar

 

Gallery: Banished once a month

How a Nepalese community maintains a controversial tradition of isolating women while they are menstruating.

 

He leaves the flying to the nuns

Pope Francis says he’s no “superman” when it comes to reforming the Catholic church.

 

A $1.1 billion cab fare

Obama’s NASA budget plan includes special funding to develop space taxis.

 

Now, take a deep breath…

New fuel and auto emissions rule aim to cut soot, smog – and asthma rates.

 

‘Vape’ goes up in smoke

Los Angeles is moving toward outlawing the use of “e-cigarettes” in public places.

 

Sixteen – make that 116 – candles

The world’s oldest woman says she’s “kind of” happy to be turning the big 1-1-6.

Japanese Misao Okawa, the world’s oldest woman, eats her birthday cake as in Osaka, in this photo taken March 5, 2014. REUTERS/Kyodo

 

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