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  • Craving for Oman burgers leads retrenched Malaysian pilot to open stall selling ‘smashed’ patties

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    Craving for Oman burgers leads retrenched Malaysian pilot to open stall selling ‘smashed’ patties

    PETALING JAYA, Nov 27 — Former Malaysian pilot Mohammed Naeem Md Nassir knew that he could not keep idle when he was retrenched from his job in April this year. Mohammed Naeem...

  • Woman wrecks alcohol aisle in UK supermarket, smashes more than 500 booze bottles (VIDEO)

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    Woman wrecks alcohol aisle in UK supermarket, smashes more than 500 booze bottles (VIDEO)

    PETALING JAYA, Nov 27 — A woman in the United Kingdom caused massive damage to a supermarket in Stevenage, Hertfordshire after she went on a bottle-breaking spree down the...

  • Malaysian wheelchair-bound teen with cancer gets his wish to be a fireman (VIDEO)

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    Malaysian wheelchair-bound teen with cancer gets his wish to be a fireman (VIDEO)

    KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 27 — A 16-year-old Malaysian teenager could not hold his tears when he received a special welcome at the Subang Jaya Fire and Rescue Station in SS17 yesterday....

  • Instagram user creates fairytale-like “social distancing dress” with six-feet radius (VIDEO)

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    Instagram user creates fairytale-like “social distancing dress” with six-feet radius (VIDEO)

    KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 27 ― An Instagram user has creatively figured out a way to stay safe during Covid-19 by designing a “social distancing dress” that could rival that of any...

  • 'Infodemic' risks jeopardising virus vaccines

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    'Infodemic' risks jeopardising virus vaccines

    GENEVA, Nov 27 — As early as February, with the global pandemic spreading fast, the World Health Organisation issued a warning about an “infodemic,” a wave of fake news and...

  • Forget French, the British accent is now the world's sexiest

    4 days ago

    Forget French, the British accent is now the world's sexiest

    LONDON, Nov 27 — French is often considered the language of love, but could the magic be wearing off its Gallic tones? The French accent, previously considered the sexiest in...

  • Italy to launch first Europe-US 'virus-free' flights

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    Italy to launch first Europe-US 'virus-free' flights

    ROME, Nov 27 ― Italy is to offer Europe's first coronavirus-free corridor with the United States for passengers who have tested negative for Covid-19, scrapping the obligation...

  • Slow and steady or a big spurt? How to grow a ferocious dinosaur

    4 days ago

    Slow and steady or a big spurt? How to grow a ferocious dinosaur

    WASHINGTON, Nov 26 — Large meat-eating dinosaurs attained their great size through very different growth strategies, with some taking a slow and steady path and others...

  • Mobile hospital for injured Australian wildlife hits the road

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    Mobile hospital for injured Australian wildlife hits the road

    SYDNEY, Nov 26 — A mobile hospital for injured wildlife such as koalas and kangaroos began a journey today to its new base in Byron Bay, on Australia’s east coast....

  • Undiagnosed HIV rising in Eastern Europe, Central Asia, according to agencies

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    Undiagnosed HIV rising in Eastern Europe, Central Asia, according to agencies

    STOCKHOLM, Nov 26 — The EU’s disease control agency and the WHO today called for better HIV testing to spot cases early following rising undiagnosed cases especially in...

  • HIV: One child or teen newly infected every 100 seconds

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    HIV: One child or teen newly infected every 100 seconds

    NEW YORK, Nov 26 — No fewer than 320,000 children and adolescents were newly infected with HIV in 2019, according to a Unicef report released ahead of World AIDS Day, December...

  • Centre in Ipoh helps families ensure dementia patients get the care, exercise they need

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    Centre in Ipoh helps families ensure dementia patients get the care, exercise they need

    IPOH, Nov 26 — May (not her real name) does not have any children from her 35 years marriage with her husband. Five years ago, she had to start looking after her husband Wong...

  • MPH Malaysia launches buyback programme, books to undergo ‘14-day quarantine,’ sanitisation

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    MPH Malaysia launches buyback programme, books to undergo ‘14-day quarantine,’ sanitisation

    KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 26 – MPH Malaysia has launched a buyback programme called “Pre-Loved Books” to further encourage reading habits amongst Malaysians from December 1....

  • Kazakh bodybuilder weds sex doll Margo after 18 months of ‘courtship’ (VIDEO)

    4 days ago

    Kazakh bodybuilder weds sex doll Margo after 18 months of ‘courtship’ (VIDEO)

    PETALING JAYA, Nov 26 — Kazakh bodybuilder Yuri Tolochko has tied the knot with his sex doll Margo in an intimate wedding attended by close friends. Tolochko initially planned...

  • Social love for son’s post about father learning new skills to teach CMCO online classes

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    Social love for son’s post about father learning new skills to teach CMCO online classes

      PETALING JAYA, Nov 26 — A young man’s honest post about how committed his father is in learning new skills just to conduct online classes for his students has won...

  • Stepdad’s cancer inspired ‘queen of green beauty’ Tata Harper’s successful toxic-free skincare line

    4 days ago

    Stepdad’s cancer inspired ‘queen of green beauty’ Tata Harper’s successful toxic-free skincare line

    KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 26 — All it took was seeing her stepfather battle cancer that forced beauty guru Tata Harper to overhaul her lifestyle. The former industrial engineer was...

  • Mexican Navy wins social media praise for giving two dogs a home after rescuing them (VIDEO)

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    Mexican Navy wins social media praise for giving two dogs a home after rescuing them (VIDEO)

    KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 26 — The Mexican navy is winning praises on social media after it decided to adopt two dogs it rescued recently. It also invited the people to help name the...

  • Pandemic or not, people must stay active, says WHO

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    Pandemic or not, people must stay active, says WHO

    GENEVA, Nov 26 — The coronavirus pandemic is no excuse for not getting enough exercise, the World Health Organisation said yesterday, warning that even before the crisis many...

  • What is women's period poverty?

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    What is women's period poverty?

    GLASGOW, Nov 26 — Scotland is to become the first country in the world to give all women and girls free access to period products, effectively eliminating “period poverty.”...

  • Thanksgiving: Food and feuding

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    Thanksgiving: Food and feuding

    WASHINGTON, Nov 26 — Thanksgiving is an official American holiday that celebrates one of the country's founding myths. It is famous for a huge meal and family fights around the...

  • Female reproductive hormones could help protect against severe forms of Covid-19

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    Female reproductive hormones could help protect against severe forms of Covid-19

    CHICAGO, Nov 26 — Since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, studies are regularly trying to find out why certain people are more prone to suffer from serious forms of this virus...

  • Study: Prehistoric mega-shark raised its young in nurseries

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    Study: Prehistoric mega-shark raised its young in nurseries

    PARIS, Nov 25 — The largest sharks ever to have roamed the oceans parked their young in shallow, warm-water nurseries where food was abundant and predators scarce until they...

  • Meghan Markle lifted ‘taboo’ on miscarriage, say charities

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    Meghan Markle lifted ‘taboo’ on miscarriage, say charities

    LONDON, Nov 25 — British charities helping families deal with miscarriages today praised Meghan Markle for lifting a taboo with a first-person essay in the New York Times. “I...

  • Pakistan’s lonely elephant Kaavan packs trunk for Cambodia

    5 days ago

    Pakistan’s lonely elephant Kaavan packs trunk for Cambodia

    ISLAMABAD, Nov 25 — With music, treats and balloons, friends of Pakistan’s only Asian elephant threw a farewell party for the creature ahead of its relocation to Cambodia...

  • Mus-cats: Omani woman juggles 500 felines

    5 days ago

    Mus-cats: Omani woman juggles 500 felines

    MUSCAT, Nov 25 — More than a dozen cats and dogs vie for Maryam al-Balushi’s attention as she hands out treats on a bed in her home in Oman’s capital Muscat. Despite...

  • Chihuly: Creating in the glass bubble

    5 days ago

    Chihuly: Creating in the glass bubble

    NEW YORK, Nov 25 — Leslie Chihuly, the wife and business driver behind glass artist Dale Chihuly, believes these are fighting times, especially for artists. “If we don’t...

  • Britain’s Duchess Meghan speaks about miscarriage in break with royal reserve

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    Britain’s Duchess Meghan speaks about miscarriage in break with royal reserve

    LONDON, Nov 25 — Meghan, Britain’s Duchess of Sussex, has revealed that she had a miscarriage, an extraordinarily personal disclosure coming from a high-profile British royal....

  • Dog that strayed into Philippines mall now joins its security team (VIDEO)

    5 days ago

    Dog that strayed into Philippines mall now joins its security team (VIDEO)

    KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 25 — A stray dog, which went viral after it was filmed being escorted from a mall in Taguig, Philippines, has been “hired” to be part of its security team....

  • Kuala Pilah police officers help man by giving him baby formula for newborn

    5 days ago

    Kuala Pilah police officers help man by giving him baby formula for newborn

    KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 25 — Two Kuala Pilah police officers came across a man violating the conditional movement control order (CMCO) late last night just to learn that he...

  • Formerly homeless, this KL lady now runs feeding programme for the poor in Chow Kit

    5 days ago

    Formerly homeless, this KL lady now runs feeding programme for the poor in Chow Kit

    KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 25 — She was married off at age 11 and went through a turbulent life that included being homeless in Chow Kit and spending time in prison and rehabilitation...

  • Sarawak teacher brings fun to online classes by wearing traditional Malaysian costumes

    5 days ago

    Sarawak teacher brings fun to online classes by wearing traditional Malaysian costumes

      PETALING JAYA, Nov 25 – A teacher in Miri, Sarawak has her very own way of bringing fun to online classes by dressing up in a variety of traditional costumes. Nancy Maria...

  • German YouTuber buys items from Melaka's Jonker Walk to highlight stall vendors' plight (VIDEO)

    5 days ago

    German YouTuber buys items from Melaka's Jonker Walk to highlight stall vendors' plight (VIDEO)

    KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 25 — A German YouTuber recently did his part to help Malaysian traders by buying an item from each stall during his visit to Melaka's Jonker Walk. In the...

  • Malaysian author Ho Sok Fong’s ‘Lake Like a Mirror’ shortlisted for Warwick Prize for Women in Translation

    5 days ago

    Malaysian author Ho Sok Fong’s ‘Lake Like a Mirror’ shortlisted for Warwick Prize for Women in Translation

    PETALING JAYA, Nov 25 — Malaysian author Ho Sok Fong’s book of short stories Lake Like a Mirror has been shortlisted for the 2020 Warwick Prize for Women in Translation award....