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  • Red List: Many sharks closer to extinction than feared

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    Red List: Many sharks closer to extinction than feared

    PARIS, March 24  — Human appetites are pushing makos and other iconic sharks to the brink of extinction, scientists warned in a new assessment of the apex predator’s...

  • Millions malnourished in Pakistan despite abundance of food

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    Millions malnourished in Pakistan despite abundance of food

    KARACHI, March 24 — A frantic mother cradling her seven-month-old baby rushes towards the special paediatric ward in a desolate Pakistan town, his eyes are blank and he is...

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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?

  • 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)

  • Traffic-choked Jakarta battles epic gridlock with new MRT

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    Traffic-choked Jakarta battles epic gridlock with new MRT

  • Mystics, selfie-seekers celebrate spring at Mexico pyramids

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    Mystics, selfie-seekers celebrate spring at Mexico pyramids

  • New technique may overcome infertility in childhood cancer survivors

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    New technique may overcome infertility in childhood cancer survivors

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  • Indian farmers hit by climate change turn to organic farming

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    Indian farmers hit by climate change turn to organic farming

  • Getting around Bangkok like a local

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    Getting around Bangkok like a local

  • Soap-making makes a revival in Aleppo

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    Soap-making makes a revival in Aleppo

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

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    Indonesian maid in Johor Baru refuses to work, claims house haunted

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  • 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...

  • Little sun bear’s facial mimicry reveals complex social skills

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    Little sun bear’s facial mimicry reveals complex social skills

    WASHINGTON, March 22 — Sun bears, the smallest of the world’s eight bear species, are generally solitary animals, content to spend most of their time alone outside mating...

  • Tutankhamun’s treasure: Gold and mystery

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    Tutankhamun’s treasure: Gold and mystery

    PARIS, March 22 — The legendary treasure of ancient Egypt’s boy pharaoh Tutankhamun, some of which is touring the world for the first time, is shrouded in richness and...

  • ‘Florida Man’ challenge keeps US laughing

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    ‘Florida Man’ challenge keeps US laughing

    MIAMI, March 22 — It’s known for its theme parks and hot climate, but the southeastern US state of Florida also has a reputation for producing strange tales of misadventure...

  • Bangladesh town barbers face fines for ‘foreign’ cuts

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    Bangladesh town barbers face fines for ‘foreign’ cuts

    DHAKA, March 22 — A barber’s association in a northern Bangladesh town has warned its members not to give “foreign” haircuts or beard styles on pain of fines, an official...

  • One million expected at blockbuster Paris Tutankhamun show

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    One million expected at blockbuster Paris Tutankhamun show

    PARIS, March 22 — At least one million people are expected to flock to a “once in a generation” exhibition about the Egyptian pharaoh Tutankhamun which opens in Paris this...

  • Fenty Beauty updates ‘Body Lava’ for 2019

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    Fenty Beauty updates ‘Body Lava’ for 2019

    NEW YORK, March 22 — Rihanna has your summer glow covered, thanks to her latest Fenty Beauty launch. The multitalented superstar took to Instagram to announce that her makeup...