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Ezuan over the moon with silver medal
Thursday, September 25, 2014

INCHEON -- September 25, 2014: Shooter Muhammad Ezuan Nasir still cannot believe how quickly his fortune has changed within a year, especially after being dropped from the national squad last year. Ezuan managed to pull up his socks to first regain his place in the squad for the Glasgow Commonwealth Games. Today he won a silver in the men's individual 50m Rifle Prone at the Ongnyeon International Shooting Range....

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Hijab & drugs controversies hit Asian Games
Thursday, September 25, 2014

INCHEON -- September 25, 2014: Qatar's women's basketball team stood defiant over a ban on their Muslim headscarves today as a second doping case and match-fixing fears overshadowed the Asian Games.
 
The Qatari women forfeited a second game in Incheon because under International Basketball Federation (FIBA) rules, they are not allowed to play in hijabs or other headgear.
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Tennis Li Na's only chance after dad's death
Wednesday, September 24, 2014

WUHAN -- September 24, 2014: China's Li Na said her ground-breaking career can be traced back to the death of her father when she was 14, a pivotal moment which meant tennis success was her only chance.
 
Li, in candid comments following her shock retirement last week, said she had to grow up quickly when left to support her mother, a realisation which shaped her life.
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US beverage giants vow to cut calories to fight obesity
Wednesday, September 24, 2014

US soft-drinks giants Tuesday promised to work to reduce the country's beverage calorie consumption by 20 percent by 2025 in a campaign to counter obesity trends. 
 
Coca-Cola, PepsiCo and Dr. Pepper Snapple pledged to provide smaller-sized bottles, and more water and other low- or no-calorie beverages, to the market to help bring down per-person consumption of their high-sugar drinks....

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Lion King is best-selling production of all time
Tuesday, September 23, 2014

NEW YORK -- September 23, 2014: Blockbuster musical "The Lion King" was yesterda named the most successful production in history, raking in $6.2 billion at the box office -- more than any other stage show or movie.
 
The earnings come from ticket sales alone and do not include merchandise, recordings or revenue from the Disney film on which it is based.
 
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Vietnam debate: "Is sex work social evil or legitimate job?"
Monday, September 22, 2014

HANOI -- September 22, 2014: FOR Vietnamese sex workers like Do Thi Oanh, being caught touting for business used to carry a long stint in forced rehabilitation, but as fines replace detention, many detect a shifting attitude towards the world's oldest profession. In 2008, Oanh was sent to one of Vietnam's notorious rehabilitation camps on the outskirts...

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Singaporeans watch banned movie in Malaysia
Saturday, September 20, 2014

Hundreds of defiant Singaporeans protesting censorship gathered in Malaysia on Friday to see a documentary banned by regulators in their home country as a threat to national security. The film, "To Singapore, with Love", examines the case of political exiles in the city-state and features interviews with nine former activists, student leaders, and self-confessed communists who fled Singapore from...

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Indian TV sacks newsreader over blunder
Friday, September 19, 2014

NEW DELHI -- September 19, 2014: Pronouncing foreign leaders' names is a headache for newsreaders the world over but today it proved the downfall of one Indian newscaster, who mistook the visiting Chinese president's name for the Roman numeral XI, calling him "Eleven Jinping" on air.
 
The blunder occurred late last night in a...

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Debts, empty seats taint start of Asiad
Friday, September 19, 2014

INCHEON -- September 19, 2014: THE Asian Games is just starting here, but the prospect of empty stadiums for the next two weeks and high debt for many years is already making the continent's biggest sporting event feel unloved.
 
The mayor of South Korea's third city admitted on the eve of today's opening ceremony -- featuring classical pianist Lang Lang and Korean pop stars such as Psy -- that Incheon is in financial trouble over the cost....

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Student activist jailed for sedition
Friday, September 19, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR -- September 19, 2014: The Sessions Court today sentenced activist Adam Adli Abd. Halim to 12 months jail after finding him guilty of making a seditious speech in May last year.
 
Judge Mat Ghani Abdullah made the decision after finding that the defence had failed to cast reasonable doubts on the prosecution's case.
 
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