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  • Report: US doctors overprescribe deadly drug fentanyl to patients

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    Report: US doctors overprescribe deadly drug fentanyl to patients

    BALTIMORE, Feb 20 — Fentanyl, a highly dangerous painkiller at the heart of the US opioid epidemic, has been overprescribed by doctors, according to a report yesterday that...

  • Take a walk this Saturday in Brickfields and learn about nine religious locations in the area

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    Take a walk this Saturday in Brickfields and learn about nine religious locations in the area

    KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 20 — If you are into getting up early for a walk, try heading to Brickfields this Saturday. Religious leaders from the Brickfield district in Kuala Lumpur have...

  • From yee sang to location boo-boo, Malaysia vs Singapore rivalry heats up with website mistakes

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    From yee sang to location boo-boo, Malaysia vs Singapore rivalry heats up with website mistakes

    PETALING JAYA, Feb 20 — The friendly rivalry between Malaysians and Singaporeans reared its ugly head once again online as an American website added fuel to the fire. This comes...

  • Lab-grown steak could be worse for climate than flatulent cattle, say scientists

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    Lab-grown steak could be worse for climate than flatulent cattle, say scientists

    BARCELONA, Feb 20 — Scientists and companies working to grow meat from animal cells will need to minimise energy use and avoid fossil fuels if claims that cultured meat is...

  • Controversial Thai Buddhist sect dazzles with annual procession

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    Controversial Thai Buddhist sect dazzles with annual procession

    BANGKOK, Feb 20 — Thousands of devotees of a powerful Thai Buddhist sect, whose spiritual leader is on the run over a multi-million dollar fraud, joined a stunning candle-lit...

  • Burberry apologises for ‘suicide’ hoodie with noose design

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    Burberry apologises for ‘suicide’ hoodie with noose design

    LONDON, Feb 20 — Burberry has apologised for featuring a hoodie with a noose around the neck at London Fashion Week. “We are deeply sorry for the distress caused by one of the...

  • Meet the sea squirt, sucking up plastic particles from the sea

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    Meet the sea squirt, sucking up plastic particles from the sea

    EILAT (Israel), Feb 20 — A rubbery sea creature with an irritating habit of clinging to ships and invading beaches could help measure plastic pollution as it can filter tiny...

  • Lagerfeld’s creations shone on the red carpet

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    Lagerfeld’s creations shone on the red carpet

    NEW YORK, Feb 20 — Late fashion icon Karl Lagerfeld earned himself a special place on the red carpet, designing clothes for a handpicked group of actresses and displaying his...

  • DC Comics drops plans for series with Jesus alongside superhero

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    DC Comics drops plans for series with Jesus alongside superhero

    NEW YORK, Feb 20 — DC Comics has dropped plans to publish a series that imagines Jesus Christ returning to Earth and teaming up with super heroes, after a campaign calling the...

  • Statue of US sailor kissing nurse vandalised with ‘#MeToo’

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    Statue of US sailor kissing nurse vandalised with ‘#MeToo’

    WASHINGTON, Feb 20 — A statue depicting the famous scene of a sailor kissing a woman in New York’s Times Square as people celebrate the end of World War II has been vandalised...

  • Nicki Minaj launches new ‘Queen’ fragrance

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    Nicki Minaj launches new ‘Queen’ fragrance

    LOS ANGELES, Feb 20 — Nicki Minaj is celebrating her most recent album, Queen, with the launch of a limited-edition fragrance. The rapper has unveiled the new ‘Queen’ eau de...

  • Benetton’s new French flair colours debut in Milan

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    Benetton’s new French flair colours debut in Milan

    MILAN, Feb 20 — Benetton took to the catwalk in Milan for the first time yesterday with its debut collection by French designer Jean-Charles de Castelbajac in a bid to revive...

  • Meghan Markle makes surprise visit to New York for baby shower

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    Meghan Markle makes surprise visit to New York for baby shower

    NEW YORK, Feb 20 — And it’s a wrap for Meghan Markle’s baby shower in New York. Best friend and stylist Jessica Mulroney is reported to have organised the shower attended by...

  • Study: Vaccine could virtually eliminate cervical cancer

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    Study: Vaccine could virtually eliminate cervical cancer

    PARIS, Feb 20 — The rapid scale-up of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine could virtually eliminate cervical cancer in a handful of rich countries within three decades, and...

  • God and justice: Gay church prays for historic Kenya ruling

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    God and justice: Gay church prays for historic Kenya ruling

    NAIROBI, Feb 20 — A lesbian church leader lights pink, yellow, and purple candles and passes them around to worshippers as they pray for a court decision that will mean they no...

  • ‘Golden Girls’-themed cruise coming in 2020

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    ‘Golden Girls’-themed cruise coming in 2020

    LOS ANGELES, Feb 20 — A Golden Girls-themed cruise is set to sail the high seas next year for fans of the 1980s sitcom that chronicled the lives of some of the feistiest,...

  • Fashion diplomacy: S. Korea officials don coats with message to Kim

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    Fashion diplomacy: S. Korea officials don coats with message to Kim

    SEOUL, Feb 20 — Seoul security officials are wearing jackets embroidered with a secret well-wishing message for Kim Jong-un, deploying a code representing key moments in...

  • ‘Pyongyang not the enemy’: S. Koreans fed up with military service

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    ‘Pyongyang not the enemy’: S. Koreans fed up with military service

    SEOUL, Feb 20 — Namgung Jin is anxious as he awaits the start of his military service in South Korea — almost two years in uniform guarding against the nuclear-armed neighbour...

  • Hair Force Un: Vietnamese barber marks summit with free Trump-Kim haircuts

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    Hair Force Un: Vietnamese barber marks summit with free Trump-Kim haircuts

    HANOI, Feb 20 — For those who like to push the cutting edge of style, two of the world’s most talked-about haircuts are now available for free, in Vietnam. In honour of an...

  • Fans pay tribute to Lagerfeld outside flagship Chanel store

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    Fans pay tribute to Lagerfeld outside flagship Chanel store

    PARIS, Feb 20 — Outside Chanel’s flagship store in Paris, fans of Karl Lagerfeld left flowers and tributes to the fashion superstar within hours of the announcement of his...

  • Virginie Viard, emerging from Lagerfeld’s shadow to head Chanel

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    Virginie Viard, emerging from Lagerfeld’s shadow to head Chanel

    PARIS, Feb 20 — Virginie Viard, who was the late Karl Lagerfeld’s “right and left hand” for more than 30 years, is stepping out from the legendary designer’s formidable...

  • Could Lagerfeld's cat Choupette inherit his millions?

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    Could Lagerfeld's cat Choupette inherit his millions?

    BERLIN, Feb 20 — Karl Lagerfeld's cat Choupette was already the most famous cat in fashion. Now the white fluffy Burmese cat that the late fashion designer doted on could be...

  • London and Milan Fashion Weeks honour 'genius' Lagerfeld

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    London and Milan Fashion Weeks honour 'genius' Lagerfeld

    MILAN, Feb 20 — London and Milan Fashion Weeks mourned Karl Lagerfeld yesterday, with designers paying tribute to the “irreplaceable” icon who helped define the industry....

  • Melania Trump salutes ‘creative genius’ Karl Lagerfeld

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    Melania Trump salutes ‘creative genius’ Karl Lagerfeld

    WASHINGTON, Feb 20 — US First Lady Melania Trump, a former model, on Tuesday paid brief tribute to iconic designer Karl Lagerfeld, who died yesterday at age 85. “Today the...

  • Study: Common oral antifungal drug may be linked with higher rates of miscarriage

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    Study: Common oral antifungal drug may be linked with higher rates of miscarriage

    MONTREAL, Feb 20 — New Canadian research has found that fluconazole, a medication commonly used to treat vaginal yeast infections, may increase the risk of miscarriage if used...

  • Fountain of youth? Study finds new anti-ageing compound in plant

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    Fountain of youth? Study finds new anti-ageing compound in plant

    GRAZ, Feb 20 — In Japan, the slightly bitter leaves of the Ashitaba plant have long been considered healthy, and a new study has found the traditional belief may have good...

  • Beijing's Forbidden City in historic light show

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    Beijing's Forbidden City in historic light show

    BEIJING, Feb 20 ― Beijing's famed Forbidden City was illuminated at night yesterday for the first time since it was opened as a museum to celebrate the end of Chinese New Year....

  • Marina Abramovic goes digital for new London performance

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    Marina Abramovic goes digital for new London performance

    LONDON, Feb 20 — Artist Marina Abramovic, famed for her endurance performances, questioning of physical and mental boundaries and intimate interactions with gallery visitors,...

  • US airlines to offer non-binary gender options soon

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    US airlines to offer non-binary gender options soon

    NEW YORK, Feb 20 ― US carriers will soon offer passengers additional options besides “male” and “female” when they buy tickets, an airlines trade association said...

  • ‘European’ Lagerfeld saw 1920s Germany as ‘spiritual homeland’

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    ‘European’ Lagerfeld saw 1920s Germany as ‘spiritual homeland’

    BERLIN, Feb 19 — German designer Karl Lagerfeld, based in Paris from the 1950s until his death today, described himself as a “European”, hailing the interwar Germany he...