‘Lather Against Ebola’, an ‘Ice Bucket’ challenge against virus

Bringing a soapy twist to the "Ice Bucket Challenge" that has swept the world in recent weeks, Ivorians are raising awareness about the deadly disease outbreak in west Africa with a new "Lather...

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Daredevil Wallenda says wire-walking is ‘the norm’ for his family

Daredevil Nik Wallenda, who plans a high-wire walk between Chicago skyscrapers this November, says that for his family of acrobats, it is completely normal to be on a cable way up in the air –...

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As babies, ‘Nemo’ clownfish embark on epic journeys

In the movie “Finding Nemo”, a father clownfish swims across the ocean to find the son he lost, but in reality, it's the babies that make long journeys to survive. In their first days of life,...

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Poachers turn gamekeeper to guard Rwandan gorillas

For four decades Leonidas Barora was a renowned hunter, tracking animals in the lush forests of Rwanda. Now he only fires arrows to impress tourists, and to help protect the wildlife. Hundreds...

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Forensic sleuths sketch Richard III’s brutal end

King Richard III likely perished at the hands of assailants who hacked away pieces of his scalp and rammed spikes or swords into his brain as the helmetless monarch knelt in the mud. So...

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The theatre of fashion, and why you need to be there

Live streaming, video replays, Instagram and Twitter updates from the front row – there are many ways to follow fashion shows these days, but nothing compares to the blood-pumping spectacle of...

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Interns, make your experience count

A new internship programme is defying the traditional definition of an “internship”, by offering university students the training, mentoring and responsibilities of a real job. Recruiting...

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A happy marriage depends on a happy wife, study shows

A husband's happiness is significantly related to how his wife feels about the union, according to researchers at Rutgers University and the University of Michigan, who say the happier the wife...

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Heritage in motion

He looked straight at me with an unwavering gaze, "yes, of course they can," he said with a sense of quiet confidence and just a hint of nonchalance. We were seated in Joseph Gonzales'...

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Dolphin Tale star ensnared in aquarium politics

The family-friendly hit "Dolphin Tale," whose sequel opened in cinemas over the weekend, tells the true story of a dolphin which learns to swim without a tail. The movie ends with Winter, the...

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Turning tweets to tenners: London Fashion gets digital

London Fashion Week opened yesterday with a new push to boost online sales, as designers seek to turn the democratisation of the catwalk through live streaming and Twitter into cold, hard...

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Should I use e-cigarettes to help me quit smoking?

The debate over the safety and benefits of e-cigarettes is currently heating up. Electronic cigarettes are battery-powered devices made of plastic or metal that heat a liquid nicotine solution,...

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In Japan, grave times for the tombstone trade

Jianxing An can see he is in a dying business. The gravestone designer, who takes pride in works featuring musical instruments and heavenly gates, says years of shrinking sales are driving him...

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David Blaine kept Malaysian audience spellbound in Asian debut

He kept the crowd waiting for more than 30 minutes, but American magician and illusionist David Blaine certainly went through blazing heat and plunging depths to redeem himself at his first-ever...

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Nine in 10 children in US eat too much salt

Nine in 10 American children eat too much salt, greatly raising their risk of high blood pressure and heart disease as they grow older, experts said Tuesday. More than 40% of the sodium...

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Tensions spiral over Russia’s detention of Estonian officer

Russia's arrest of an Estonian policeman has sparked fears that Moscow is using the incident to test Nato's resolve to defend its small Baltic allies as the crisis in eastern Ukraine rumbles...

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Educational apps help kids take control of their health

Reflecting a trend of gamification, a growing number of apps are designed to help kids learn to manage their health, tackling subjects such as diabetes, asthma and even psychological aspects of...

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Working from home and working remote

The idea of working from home is very new to the Malaysian work scene. Working remote, is almost alien! One of our founders is doing both. See how she manages to work, be a mom and deal with the...

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‘Love Jihad’, religious conversion polarise in Modi’s India

Fired up and full of vitriol, Hindu activist Rajeshwar Singh is on a mission to end centuries of religious diversity in India, one conversion at a time. His voice echoing off the walls of a...

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After five months of Ebola epidemic, where is the response?

The first time I saw Tewa (not her real name) was in the triage tent. She had come to MSF’s Ebola hospital with her mother, baby sister, and several other extended family members. She sat hunched...

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