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Puppet, Twister, Super Soaker make National Toy Hall of Fame, beat Wiffle ball, coloring book

ROCHESTER, N.Y. Twister, the parlour game once too hot for the Sears catalogue but cool enough for Johnny Carson, was inducted Thursday into the National Toy Hall of Fame. The class of 2015 also includes the old-as-time puppet and Super Soaker — think squirt gun on steroids.

Myanmar’s Suu Kyi eyes post ‘above the president’ to sidestep ban on her holding top office

YANGON, Myanmar Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi said Thursday that if her opposition party wins historic polls this weekend she will take a post “above the president” to circumvent a constitutional ban that blocks her from the presidency.

UN investigator: North Koreans doing forced labour abroad to earn foreign currency for country

Tens of thousands of North Koreans are being sent to work abroad in conditions that amount to forced labour to circumvent U.N. sanctions and earn foreign currency for the country, amounting to between $1.2 billion and $2.3 billion annually by one estimate, a U.N. investigator said Wednesday.

Already home to a mall ski hill, United Arab Emirates also may become the home of a snow park

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates Already home to a ski hill inside a mall, the sunbaked deserts of the United Arab Emirates soon may be home to a snow park too.

Officials with Abu Dhabi’s Reem Mall, scheduled to open in 2018, say they plan to build a 125,000-square-foot (11,600-square-meter) snow park inside the mall.