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Thailand hands out prenatal vitamins for Valentine’s Day

BANGKOK (AP) — Just in time for Valentine’s Day, the Thai government is handing out pills it calls “very magical vitamins” to prospective mothers to boost the country’s falling birthrate. Government workers started distributing 1 million baht’s ($28,600) worth of prenatal vitamins Tuesday to women between the ages of 20 …

The Dark Origins Of Valentine’s Day : NPR

Valentine’s Day is a time to celebrate romance and love and kissy-face fealty. But the origins of this festival of candy and cupids are actually dark, bloody — and a bit muddled. Though no one has pinpointed the exact origin of the holiday, one good place to start is ancient …

Wack Job: Italian edition

A scandal over Silvio Berlusconi‘s relationship with a teenage Moroccan girl took on legal and political overtones today when a senior police officer confirmed that the Italian prime minister‘s office had intervened on her behalf when she was detained on suspicion of theft, claiming she was the granddaughter of the …