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World

U.S. champion retains hot dog eating title

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. defending champion Joey Chestnut won the annual Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest on Friday by downing 64 hot dogs in a competition that stretched into a first-ever overtime.

Community

Much ado over nothing

Tale of two cities New York: By FOO YEE PING

Why Not?

Tales of the escalators

Here is a quick guide of how to get to know the locals when in a foreign land - hang around the moving staircase.

Letters

Tales of the escalators

Here is a quick guide of how to get to know the locals when in a foreign land - hang around the moving staircase.

Letters

Mermaids weep for Coney Island

Known as the birthplace of the hotdog, Coney Island is at the crossroads now. A mega project is under way to transform this beachfront neighbourhood, much to the dismay of those who want it to stay the way it is.

Opinion

Mermaids weep for Coney Island

Known as the birthplace of the hotdog, Coney Island is at the crossroads now. A mega project is under way to transform this beachfront neighbourhood, much to the dismay of those who want it to stay the way it is.

Lifestyle

Gay penguins ruffle feathers

ANYONE remember reading about Roy and Silo, male chinstrap penguins that lived at Central Park Zoo in New York and hatched and raised a penguin chick together?

Lifestyle

Some iconic films were once strictly underground

There are hit movies. There are cult movies. And there are cult movies that most people don't know are cult movies.

Lifestyle

Fame and some fortune

Eating contests - synonymous with pie-eating contests at American fairs - have been around for as long as anyone can remember.

Lifestyle

She eats to win

Last week, a pint-sized woman made headlines around the world when she out-ate bulkier competitors to set a record for devouring 44 lobsters in 12 minutes. REENA GURBAKSH chows down on why some people stuff themselves silly in the name of competitive eating, which is picking up steam as a sport.