Taiwan's 24-hour book 'nightclubs'
Bookstore provides a sanctuary for nocturnal bookworms.

Iraqi Troops Retake 2 Towns in Eastern Province
Iraqi troops and Shiite militias retake 2 militant-held towns in eastern province

$24,000 fine for Colosseum graffiti
Got more money than sense and want everyone to know you visited an ancient landmark? Authorities in Rome have the answer...

Bank of England appoints Deloitte to review payments outage
LONDON (Reuters) - The Bank of England said on Monday it had appointed accountancy firm Deloitte to conduct a review into an outage of its Real Time Gross Settlements system, which disrupted large payments throughout the country's banking system on Oct. 20.






Sri Lanka's Rajapaksa wins 2015 budget vote despite defections
COLOMBO (Reuters) - Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa, who is facing a split in his ruling coalition ahead of a snap presidential poll on Jan. 8, won the final vote on the 2015 budget Monday with a strong majority.

I'm a feminist, and I converted to Islam
I am a Muslim, but I wasn't always. I converted to Islam in November 2001, two months after 9/11.

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