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    ‘Naive, reckless’ tourists couchsurfing in war-torn Afghanistan

    KABUL, Jan 16 — Seeking an “authentic” experience as he backpacked through war-torn Afghanistan, Dutch tourist Ciaran Barr searched the Couchsurfing website for locals to...

  • TripAdvisor’s offbeat and quirky travel experiences to book in 2019

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    TripAdvisor’s offbeat and quirky travel experiences to book in 2019

    NEW YORK, Jan 16 — Want to make 2019 a more adventurous, intrepid, enriching year than the last? From joyriding on a Go-Kart while dressed up like Super Mario through the...

  • ‘Junk’ science? For some crabs at least, size does matter

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    ‘Junk’ science? For some crabs at least, size does matter

  • Keep fit to cut your risk of heart attack, says new study

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    Keep fit to cut your risk of heart attack, says new study

  • ‘Zebra’ tribal bodypaint cuts fly bites 10-fold, study shows

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    ‘Zebra’ tribal bodypaint cuts fly bites 10-fold, study shows

  • Nike introduces shoes your smartphone can tie (VIDEO)

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    Nike introduces shoes your smartphone can tie (VIDEO)

  • Lana Del Rey and Jared Leto’s ‘Gucci Guilty’ campaign unveiled

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    Lana Del Rey and Jared Leto’s ‘Gucci Guilty’ campaign unveiled

  • Study: Youths who rely on social media for news less knowledgeable about current affairs

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    Study: Youths who rely on social media for news less knowledgeable about current affairs

  • Revolution at gates of protest-hit Paris men's fashion

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    Revolution at gates of protest-hit Paris men's fashion

  • Research: Swap 30 minutes of sedentary time with physical activity to lower mortality rates

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    Research: Swap 30 minutes of sedentary time with physical activity to lower mortality rates

  • Study: Vitamin D supplements may be of little or no benefit to seniors for bone health

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    Study: Vitamin D supplements may be of little or no benefit to seniors for bone health

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    Vietnam’s Mekong Delta is losing sand

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    Palestinian designer seeks to empower women

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    Chinese seed sprouts on moon

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    Russia’s Insta-grannies take knitting skills online

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  • Close shave: Gillette ad sparks online controversy

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    Close shave: Gillette ad sparks online controversy

    NEW YORK, Jan 16 ― A commercial for the Gillette razor brand that supported #MeToo movement and called on men to change their behaviour has triggered a heated controversy...

  • Machu Picchu introduces new entry rules for 2019

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    Machu Picchu introduces new entry rules for 2019

    LIMA, Jan 16 — In an effort to manage growing visitor numbers, Machu Picchu has tightened entry rules, restricting access to hourly intervals. The new ticketing system is the...

  • Farming insects may solve one problem but create others, scientists warn

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    Farming insects may solve one problem but create others, scientists warn

    ROME, Jan 15 — Insects have great potential as an alternative source of protein, but further research is urgently needed before mass production begins in order to avoid...

  • Hong Kong scientists claim ‘broad-spectrum’ antiviral breakthrough

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    Hong Kong scientists claim ‘broad-spectrum’ antiviral breakthrough

    HONG KONG, Jan 15 — Hong Kong scientists claim they have made a potential breakthrough discovery in the fight against infectious diseases — a chemical that could slow the...

  • Desalination produces more toxic waste than clean water

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    Desalination produces more toxic waste than clean water

    PARIS, Jan 15 — More than 16,000 desalination plants scattered across the globe produce far more toxic sludge than fresh water, according to a first global assessment of the...

  • Reported child abuse cases that still shock Malaysians

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    Reported child abuse cases that still shock Malaysians

    KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 15 – Almost three decades have passed since the horrifying death of 15-month-old baby Balasundram, who was allegedly beaten to death by his mother’s...

  • Cottoning on: Chinese seed sprouts on moon

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    Cottoning on: Chinese seed sprouts on moon

    BEIJING, Jan 15 — A small green shoot is growing on the moon in an out-of-this-world first after a cotton seed germinated on board a Chinese lunar lander, scientists said today....

  • Antarctica ice loss increases six fold since 1979, study shows

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    Antarctica ice loss increases six fold since 1979, study shows

    NEW YORK, Jan 15 — Global warming is melting ice in Antarctica faster than ever before — about six times more per year now than 40 years ago — leading to increasingly high...

  • ‘Not your habibti’: Palestinian designer seeks to empower women

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    ‘Not your habibti’: Palestinian designer seeks to empower women

    RAMALLAH, Jan 15 — It’s only three words on a T-shirt or embroidered on a denim jacket in Palestinian designer Yasmeen Mjalli’s collection, but they carry a powerful...

  • A good yarn: Russia’s Insta-grannies take knitting skills online

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    A good yarn: Russia’s Insta-grannies take knitting skills online

    SAINT PETERSBURG, Jan 15 — Elderly women across Russia are often seen selling their hand-knitted wares on pavement corners for a few rubles to supplement meagre pensions. Now a...

  • Age no barrier for China’s senior catwalk models

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    Age no barrier for China’s senior catwalk models

    SHANGHAI, Jan 15 — Wearing a bright floral ensemble with her short hair dyed blonde, Chinese model Ma Yinhong struts a Shanghai catwalk with a style and swagger that belie her...

  • Fixing the environment: When solutions become problems

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    Fixing the environment: When solutions become problems

    NEW YORK, Jan 15 — In a world where climate change, air and water pollution, biodiversity loss, water scarcity, ozone depletion, and other environmental problems overlap, a fix...

  • Yo dudes! Throw out the black, blue and grey, and try these styles instead

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    Yo dudes! Throw out the black, blue and grey, and try these styles instead

    PETALING JAYA, Jan 15 — Gentlemen, listen up. Dressing down has bottomed-out and the time is just right to add style and maybe a bit of flamboyance, if you wish, in your...

  • China envisions moon base after far-side success

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    China envisions moon base after far-side success

    BEIJING, Jan 15 — China will seek to establish an international lunar base one day, possibly using 3D printing technology to build facilities, the Chinese space agency said...

  • Nike unveils the NikeCourt Melbourne Collection

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    Nike unveils the NikeCourt Melbourne Collection

    NEW YORK, Jan 15 — Nike has released its new spring NikeCourt collection for this year’s Australian Open, which kicked off yesterday in Melbourne and runs until January 27....

  • Russia loses control of only space telescope

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    Russia loses control of only space telescope

    MOSCOW, Jan 15 — Russia has lost control of its only space radio telescope but officials are working to re-establish communication, the country’s beleaguered space agency said...

  • Kylie Jenner’s Instagram record battered by an egg

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    Kylie Jenner’s Instagram record battered by an egg

    NEW YORK, Jan 15 — US social media star and makeup mogul Kylie Jenner has had her world record for the most-liked image on Instagram swiped — by a photo of an ordinary brown...

  • Bangladesh lends land to islanders as water devours homes

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    Bangladesh lends land to islanders as water devours homes

    HATIYA (Bangladesh), Jan 14 — Ferdousi Akter’s family struggled to survive after a crumbling riverbank forced them to abandon their home and move to a new part of the island...

  • Sculpture alluding to Saudi Arabia pulled from World Trade Centre

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    Sculpture alluding to Saudi Arabia pulled from World Trade Centre

    WASHINGTON, Jan 15 — A display of sculptures is being pulled from the World Trade Centre after critics objected to the presence of one that represents Saudi Arabia at the site...