Child jockeys, big stakes on Indonesia’s horse-racing island

Umar Marampa is only 14, but he is already a veteran of horse races on an Indonesian island famed for its schoolboy jockeys who compete on sandy circuits with tiny steeds. At a recent training...

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Singaporeans taste ‘forbidden fruit’ in London

Although there were two visiting Tans in London last month, it was not Tony the president, but Pin Pin the director of the banned film To Singapore With Love which caused all the excitement among...

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You gotta be digital-savvy to land next job

Can you understand and drive digital strategies? If not it’s time to learn how, because in our increasingly digital lives almost every job now has a digital element to it. That’s why digital...

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KLM’s tracking 101

In September, KLM stole the attention of netizens with its one-of-a-kind YouTube video, which featured an adorable Beagle named “Sherlock” retrieving passengers’ lost items and racing to return...

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Sistine chapel dazzles after technological makeover

High above the altar in the Vatican's Sistine Chapel, the halo around Jesus Christ's head in Michelangelo's famous frescoes shines with a brighter glow, thanks to a revolutionary new lighting...

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Giant tortoises rally from near extinction on Galapagos island

Conservationists said on Tuesday they have brought giant tortoises found on the Galapagos island of Espanola back from the brink of extinction, gaining a foothold strong enough to allow humans to...

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Fate twists the ‘Rumble’ legacies of Ali, Foreman

In a reversal of roles, the outspoken Muhammad Ali won the "Rumble In The Jungle" 40 years ago but has become a stricken, silent icon, while brooding slugger George Foreman has turned into an...

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Guide to British MSc Management applications

Doing a master’s degree in business can be a rewarding career choice. Many of the top universities in the United Kingdom offer this course. The most common master’s degree in business for...

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Ebola virus spreads to Halloween outfits

An online retailer in California is making no apologies for marketing Ebola-themed outfits for grown-ups looking to add some shock value to their Halloween party get-ups. Brands On Sale has so...

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Cocoa clue to reversing memory loss

Bioactive ingredients found in cocoa sharply reversed age-related memory decline in a group of volunteers, scientists reported on Sunday. The compounds, called flavanols, were taken in a...

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Former farmer crowned as new Miss Uganda

A former mushroom and poultry farmer has been crowned Miss Uganda following a major rebranding of the annual beauty pageant, now designed to promote agriculture in the east African nation. Leah...

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No easy retirement in South Korea

Out of work and out of pocket, South Korean retirees are struggling to force their way back into an unwelcoming job market in an effort to supplement meagre or non-existent pensions. But...

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Paris’s Picasso Museum re-opens after long-delayed refit

After a five-year closure for what was supposed to be a two-year refurbishment, Paris's Picasso Museum re-opened today with arguments over the €52 million (RM216 million) project still...

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New museum brings Poland’s Jewish past back to life

A millennium of Jewish history in Poland was obliterated by Nazi Germany in the Holocaust. Now, a new Warsaw museum is celebrating a lost Jewish community that was the world's largest and most...

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Massage and mooo-d music soothe Vietnam beef cake beauty contestants

This year's winner of the Moc Chau beauty contest has an American father while her mother is of Dutch and Cuban heritage. She's also pregnant, which is fine with the judges since contestant 1386...

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Study finds your brain includes a (free) calorie counter

A neuroimaging study says the brain has a natural affinity for evaluating foods based on their caloric density, containing a library of nutritional information that may be richer than that of...

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Top 7 uses for apple cider vinegar

As one of the world’s oldest and most commonly utilised natural products, it’s no surprise that more and more people are jumping on board the apple cider vinegar bandwagon. Apple cider vinegar —...

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Malaysia Fashion Week takes centre stage

With Paris Fashion Week having ended just a fortnight ago, some of us may still be having the fashion-week “fever”. For the inaugural Malaysia Fashion Week (MFW), however, it is only just...

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Moscow hotel goes ‘halal’ in bid to woo Muslim visitors

No bacon for breakfast, a room for prayers and a Quran on your bedside table: a hotel in Moscow has launched a special "halal" service as Russia tries to attract visitors from the Muslim...

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Comet makes rare close pass by Mars as spacecraft watch

A comet from the outer reaches of the solar system on Sunday made a rare, close pass by Mars where a fleet of robotic science probes were poised for studies. Comet Siding Spring passed just...

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