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  • Bangladeshi construction worker’s 'runway' gaze heats up the Internet

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    Bangladeshi construction worker’s 'runway' gaze heats up the Internet

    PETALING JAYA, March 25 — A stunning portrait of an MRT construction worker has left social media entranced after a Twitter user named Abeden Mung posted the photo online. Mung,...

  • After school, Yemen's children seek work at the cemetery

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    After school, Yemen's children seek work at the cemetery

    SANAA, March 25 — Barefoot in a blue striped shirt, Ahmed al-Hamadi walks from school to a cemetery in the Yemeni capital where he works to help his family survive. The...

  • No quiet rules at Indonesia’s flyover library

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    No quiet rules at Indonesia’s flyover library

  • Teacher from remote Kenya village is world's best, wins US$1m

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    Teacher from remote Kenya village is world's best, wins US$1m

  • Is it a horse? Is it a car? It's a Belarus horse-mobile

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    Is it a horse? Is it a car? It's a Belarus horse-mobile

  • Offbeat art fest puts abandoned California town back on map

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    Offbeat art fest puts abandoned California town back on map

  • Red List: Many sharks closer to extinction than feared

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    Red List: Many sharks closer to extinction than feared

  • Millions malnourished in Pakistan despite abundance of food

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    Millions malnourished in Pakistan despite abundance of food

  • Transgender men have functional ovaries after a year of testosterone injections

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    Transgender men have functional ovaries after a year of testosterone injections

  • Tintoretto’s bold innovations highlighted in US show

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    Tintoretto’s bold innovations highlighted in US show

  • Permanent Giudecca Art District to be inaugurated during Venice Biennale

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    Permanent Giudecca Art District to be inaugurated during Venice Biennale

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  • Plastic microparticles threaten unique Galapagos fauna

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    Plastic microparticles threaten unique Galapagos fauna

  • Indonesian maid in JB refuses to work at 'haunted house'

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    Indonesian maid in JB refuses to work at 'haunted house'

  • Indian farmers hit by climate change turn to organic farming

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    Indian farmers hit by climate change turn to organic farming

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    Getting around Bangkok like a local

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  • Greenwich's Painted Hall reopening in London after two-year renovation

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    Greenwich's Painted Hall reopening in London after two-year renovation

    LONDON, March 23 — Known as “The Sistine Chapel of the UK,” the Painted Hall in Greenwich will reopen its doors today. The Painted Hall of the Old Royal Naval College in...

  • Can bringing young and old under one roof solve the world’s housing crisis?

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    Can bringing young and old under one roof solve the world’s housing crisis?

    BRUSSELS, March 22 — Home sharing initiatives that link cash-strapped young people with elderly home owners are becoming popular with governments around the world as they seek...

  • The world’s happiest country has hired ‘happiness guides’ to help tourists this summer (VIDEO)

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    The world’s happiest country has hired ‘happiness guides’ to help tourists this summer (VIDEO)

    NEW YORK, March 22 — It’s become the 21st century version of the holy grail, that elusive quest for happiness. This week, in the latest World Happiness Report published by the...

  • Traffic-choked Jakarta battles epic gridlock with new MRT

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    Traffic-choked Jakarta battles epic gridlock with new MRT

    JAKARTA, March 22 — Jakarta commuter Irnawati can spend up to four hours daily in her car, but now she and millions of others may get some relief as the traffic-clogged...

  • Mystics, selfie-seekers celebrate spring at Mexico pyramids

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    Mystics, selfie-seekers celebrate spring at Mexico pyramids

    SAN JUAN TEOTIHUACAN (Mexico), March 22 — Thousands of people dressed in white flocked to Mexico’s ancient pyramids yesterday, seeking to soak up the rays of the spring...

  • New technique may overcome infertility in childhood cancer survivors

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    New technique may overcome infertility in childhood cancer survivors

    WASHINGTON, March 22 — Men diagnosed with cancer have the option of freezing their sperm ahead of chemotherapy, which can render them infertile. But sperm freezing is not an...

  • Add cows, subtract chemicals: Organic farming a plus for climate-hit Indian farmers

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    Add cows, subtract chemicals: Organic farming a plus for climate-hit Indian farmers

    ICHAPUR (India), March 22 — As climate change brought less predictable weather, farmers Deepankar Mandal and Sanjib Mandal used to struggle with growing uncertainty about...

  • Dignity for Children Foundation launches art space for children in Sentul

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    Dignity for Children Foundation launches art space for children in Sentul

    KUALA LUMPUR, March 22 — The Dignity for Children Foundation, which is known for its work with underprivileged children, has launched “art X dignity”, an art space for...

  • Plastic microparticles threaten unique Galapagos fauna

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    Plastic microparticles threaten unique Galapagos fauna

    GALAPAGOS, March 22 — Armed only with gloves and large sacks, park rangers and volunteers are battling the scourge of plastic waste blighting the idyllic Galapagos Islands and...

  • New study links early pesticide exposure with a small increased risk of autism

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    New study links early pesticide exposure with a small increased risk of autism

    NEW YORK, March 22 — New US research has found that children exposed to common agricultural pesticides before birth and in their first year of infancy may have a small to...

  • Unicef: In war, dirty water more dangerous to children than violence

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    Unicef: In war, dirty water more dangerous to children than violence

    NEW YORK, March 22 — Children under age 15 are almost three times more likely to die from diseases due to lack of clean water and sanitation than from violence in countries in...

  • Claiming house is haunted, Indonesian maid in Johor Baru refuses to work

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    Claiming house is haunted, Indonesian maid in Johor Baru refuses to work

    PETALING JAYA, March 22 — There could be a myriad of reasons for an employee to quit their job, but for those who choose to believe in the supernatural — a haunted house is as...

  • The scent of soap making returns to Aleppo

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    The scent of soap making returns to Aleppo

    ALEPPO, March 22 — After years of war, the scent of laurel oil once again wafts from a small soap workshop in Aleppo, signalling the revival of a landmark trade in the battered...

  • Royal but regular: Will Prince Harry and Meghan Markle seek ‘normality’ for their baby?

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    Royal but regular: Will Prince Harry and Meghan Markle seek ‘normality’ for their baby?

    LONDON, March 22 — Wearing his army fatigues while on tour in Afghanistan in 2013 thousands of miles from home, Britain’s Prince Harry cut a relaxed figure as he told...

  • Study: Skin odour could lead to early diagnosis for Parkinson’s

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    Study: Skin odour could lead to early diagnosis for Parkinson’s

    KUALA LUMPUR, March 22 — Scientists at the University of Manchester in UK have discovered small molecules in sebum (an oily secretion of the sebaceous glands) that are...

  • Does #nomakeup trend help women or is it bare-faced cheek?

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    Does #nomakeup trend help women or is it bare-faced cheek?

    LONDON, March 22 — From the skies to the stage, women are taking a stand for equality by wiping off their make-up, sparking a bare-faced trend that won rising numbers of...

  • Bangkok Travel Guide, Part 2: Getting around Bangkok like a local

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    Bangkok Travel Guide, Part 2: Getting around Bangkok like a local

    BANGKOK, March 22 — Tuk-tuk or taxi-meter? Motosai or river boat? BTS, MRT or ARL? You know you’re in Bangkok when you’re inundated with an avalanche of transportation...

  • New study links depression in early adulthood to memory loss at age 50

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    New study links depression in early adulthood to memory loss at age 50

    LONDON, March 22 — New UK research has found that individuals who experience episodes of depression in their 20s, 30s and 40s are more likely to suffer from a worsening memory...

  • Five challenges young Malaysians face with home ownership

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    Five challenges young Malaysians face with home ownership

    PETALING JAYA, Feb 26 — Most would agree that you truly reach adulthood the moment you own your own property. Just like any other major milestone in life, getting there comes...