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  • Woman in Michigan suffers second-degree burns after setting her car on fire to get rid of bedbugs

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    Woman in Michigan suffers second-degree burns after setting her car on fire to get rid of bedbugs

    KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 2 — A 31-year-old woman in Michigan has been hospitalised with second-degree burns after she attempted to exterminate bedbugs in her car by using rubbing...

  • Sun-seekers enjoy European summer ‘workcation’ before office return

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    Sun-seekers enjoy European summer ‘workcation’ before office return

    MADRID, Aug 2 — Drawn by sun, sea and speedy Wi-Fi, remote workers are converging on Europe’s southernmost islands to try “workcationing” before employers order them back...

  • British woman sets up GoFundMe page to get donations for surgery to reduce the size of her breasts

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    British woman sets up GoFundMe page to get donations for surgery to reduce the size of her breasts

    KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 2 — A British woman is seeking donations from the public for a surgery to reduce the size of her breasts. This was after her request for the procedure was...

  • Adorable Golden Retriever thinks it’s a horse, copies Olympic dressage on TV

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    Adorable Golden Retriever thinks it’s a horse, copies Olympic dressage on TV

    KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 2 —  It appears not only humans are enjoying the sporting highs and lows of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. An adorable Golden Retriever in the UK became an...

  • Ejaculating at least 21 times monthly helps to reduce prostate cancer risk according to study

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    Ejaculating at least 21 times monthly helps to reduce prostate cancer risk according to study

    KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 2 — A study has shown that men who ejaculate at least 21 times monthly can slash their chances of getting prostate cancer by a third. Quoting a study by...

  • This Japanese artist helps people feel better about their secret by ‘encasing’ it in concrete (VIDEO)

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    This Japanese artist helps people feel better about their secret by ‘encasing’ it in concrete (VIDEO)

    KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 2 — A Japanese artist is helping people to get troubling matters off their chest anonymously by encasing the secrets in concrete. Tokyo-based news site...

  • After building the world’s longest water slide, Malaysia’s Escape theme park founder set to create local indoor theme parks, expand brand overseas

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    After building the world’s longest water slide, Malaysia’s Escape theme park founder set to create local indoor theme parks, expand brand overseas

    PETALING JAYA, Aug 2 —  The theme parks may be closed due to Covid-19 movement restrictions but the team behind them are still hard at work  Case in point is the...

  • Green Packet and partners start #DemiTersayang campaign to boost vaccination rate among underserved communities

    3 days ago

    Green Packet and partners start #DemiTersayang campaign to boost vaccination rate among underserved communities

    PETALING JAYA, Aug 2 — Green Packet Bhd and its partners have launched a social media campaign to spread awareness to underserved communities on the National Covid-19...

  • Post-pandemic separation from owners is a dog's life

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    Post-pandemic separation from owners is a dog's life

    NEW YORK, Aug 2 — Adopted en masse during the pandemic and spoiled for attention during remote working, many dogs (and their owners) have to adjust to a new lifestyle — and...

  • Why an Israeli company is developing an oral Covid-19 vaccine

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    Why an Israeli company is developing an oral Covid-19 vaccine

    JERUSALEM, Aug 2 — Imagine a Covid-19 vaccine that came as a pill: no needles, no medical professionals required to administer it, potentially delivered directly to people’s...

  • Transforming old jeans into thermal insulation

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    Transforming old jeans into thermal insulation

    PARIS, Aug 2 — To avoid incinerating two million pairs of jeans each year, Le Relais, known for collecting used clothing donations, has found a solution: transform them into...

  • Maine’s ‘Lobster Lady’ — 101 and going strong

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    Maine’s ‘Lobster Lady’ — 101 and going strong

    ROCKLAND (United States), Aug 1 — In her boat off the northeastern US coast, 101-year-old Virginia Oliver expertly handles the slick body of a lobster as she snaps rubber bands...

  • Sumatran tigers at Jakarta zoo recovering from coronavirus

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    Sumatran tigers at Jakarta zoo recovering from coronavirus

    JAKARTA, Aug 1 — Two Sumatran tigers at an Indonesian zoo were recovering from Covid-19 after they tested positive in mid-July, the Jakarta government said in a statement on...

  • Finnish monks turn to forestry to cover virus losses

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    Finnish monks turn to forestry to cover virus losses

    AUG 1 — The Orthodox monastery of Valamo in Finland usually receives around 160,000 visitors a year, many from Europe and Russia who come to experience the peaceful surroundings...

  • UK warns Covid monitor devices work less well for darker skin

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    UK warns Covid monitor devices work less well for darker skin

    AUGUST 1 — Britain’s state-run healthcare service warned Saturday that devices used by people with Covid to monitor blood-oxygen levels at home may give inaccurate readings...

  • New London attraction faces uphill battle for visitors

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    New London attraction faces uphill battle for visitors

    LONDON, Aug 1 — Rising from a busy roundabout in central London, it was meant to be a draw for tourists who have largely stayed away from the British capital during the...

  • So what do you do when you meet an online scammer? Penang artist Queen Lee turned it into art

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    So what do you do when you meet an online scammer? Penang artist Queen Lee turned it into art

    GEORGE TOWN, July 31 — Frequent lockdowns and extended bouts of isolation because of the Covid-19 pandemic have led to many of us living (and working) online. And this includes...

  • Can quitting smoking have immediate benefits?

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    Can quitting smoking have immediate benefits?

    PARIS, July 31 ― Quitting smoking is a challenge that may seem impossible for the heaviest smokers. But while withdrawal syndromes can be daunting, quitting brings health...

  • Malaysian man apologises to PJ event space owners, returns plants he thought he ‘rescued’

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    Malaysian man apologises to PJ event space owners, returns plants he thought he ‘rescued’

    KUALA LUMPUR, July 30 — A Malaysian man who took home a few plants in front of an event space in Petaling Jaya has apologised to its owners and returned them. This is after...

  • Polish influencer sells her ‘digital love’ as NFT online for RM1.058m

    6 days ago

    Polish influencer sells her ‘digital love’ as NFT online for RM1.058m

    KUALA LUMPUR, July 30 ― A Polish influencer sold her love online for US$250,000 (RM1.058 million) as an NFT (non-fungible token), Insider reported. Marta Rentel sold her digital...

  • Singaporean cyclist praised for ‘escorting’ pangolin across roads to safety (VIDEO)

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    Singaporean cyclist praised for ‘escorting’ pangolin across roads to safety (VIDEO)

    PETALING JAYA, July 30 ― Singaporean cyclist Michael Lim has been hailed a hero after “escorting” a young pangolin up a road curb from the main road. Lim, who posted a video...

  • ‘Eyes are narrow’: Greek commentator sacked for asking how S. Korean Olympic athletes can see the ball (VIDEO)

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    ‘Eyes are narrow’: Greek commentator sacked for asking how S. Korean Olympic athletes can see the ball (VIDEO)

    KUALA LUMPUR, July 30 ― A Greek table tennis commentator has been fired for mocking South Korean players’ eyes at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Veteran journalist Dimosthenis...

  • Johor man offering free SPM online tuition with friends for anyone in need, inspired by late friend’s kindness

    6 days ago

    Johor man offering free SPM online tuition with friends for anyone in need, inspired by late friend’s kindness

    PETALING JAYA, July 29 ― Johor man Christopher Cheong lost a close friend of his in Kenneth to testicular cancer this year. It was hard for him as it meant not being able to...

  • When hotel rooms become art galleries

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    When hotel rooms become art galleries

    PARIS, July 30 ― There's no need to go to a museum to admire works of art while on vacation. Now the artworks come to you, right in your hotel room. In recent years, hotels have...

  • Study: To live longer, eat foods rich in omega-3 (but you have to also quit smoking)

    6 days ago

    Study: To live longer, eat foods rich in omega-3 (but you have to also quit smoking)

    NEW YORK, July 30 ― The various health benefits of a diet rich in omega-3s have already been widely publicised. A new study suggests that these fatty acids could also add almost...

  • Big but affordable: PRISM+ unveils two large 4K Android 10.0 TVs to elevate your viewing experience

    1 week ago

    Big but affordable: PRISM+ unveils two large 4K Android 10.0 TVs to elevate your viewing experience

    KUALA LUMPUR, July 29 – Let’s face it. Televisions have become the standard item of luxury at home. The larger and thinner the TV, the more splendid the house will look. The...

  • ‘No more sweets’: Google to ban sugar dating apps from Play Store starting Sept 1

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    ‘No more sweets’: Google to ban sugar dating apps from Play Store starting Sept 1

    KUALA LUMPUR, July 29 — Tech giant Google has released a long list of changes and policy updates to its Play Store that will come into effect on September 1. The policy updates...

  • Australia opens first domestic violence shelter for men in Queensland

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    Australia opens first domestic violence shelter for men in Queensland

    KUALA LUMPUR, July 29 — Australia has opened its first domestic violence shelter for men in Queensland. Sheltered By Grace houses men in the state to escape violent and hurtful...

  • Do you have a burning question for Malaysia’s first lady of theatre? Ask Faridah Merican anything online this Saturday

    1 week ago

    Do you have a burning question for Malaysia’s first lady of theatre? Ask Faridah Merican anything online this Saturday

    PETALING JAYA, July 29 — Always wanted to know about the woman behind the Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (klpac)? You can ask the first lady of Malaysian theatre, Datuk...

  • British single father can’t find love despite being Oscar winner Brad Pitt lookalike

    1 week ago

    British single father can’t find love despite being Oscar winner Brad Pitt lookalike

    KUALA LUMPUR, July 29 — A single father, who bears an uncanny resemblance to American actor Brad Pitt, has deleted his dating profiles after women accused him of having a fake...

  • Despite making a loss, this KL baker sells birthday cakes at RM5.30 to needy families, gives free cakes amid Covid-19

    1 week ago

    Despite making a loss, this KL baker sells birthday cakes at RM5.30 to needy families, gives free cakes amid Covid-19

    PETALING JAYA, July 29 — KL baker Nur Rasziah Fhasyarini Sharolanuar has been bringing joy to many underprivileged families by selling them affordable cakes worth RM5.30. This...

  • From grey to green: World cities uprooting the urban jungle

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    From grey to green: World cities uprooting the urban jungle

    PARIS, July 29 — From lettuces farmed on New York’s skyline to thick corridors of trees occupying once desolate Colombian roadsides, green initiatives are running wild in...

  • WHO sounds alarm on ‘harmful’ e-cigarettes

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    WHO sounds alarm on ‘harmful’ e-cigarettes

    GENEVA, July 29 — Electronic cigarettes and similar devices are dangerous to health and must be regulated to curb the tobacco industry’s “criminal” tactics to get young...