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    Superheroes to the rescue of storm-battered Puerto Rico

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    Ancient Malay manuscripts available at the click of a mouse

    SINGAPORE, March 20 — I felt so elated when I found out that I could now easily read hundreds of Malay manuscripts at the British Library in United Kingdom from anywhere at a...

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    Pope appeals to youth in new book ‘God is Young’

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