Reckless Italians, rude Greeks on European roads
Thursday, February 12, 2015

PARIS -- February 12, 2015: Italy, the country that gave the world the Ferrari, has produced Europe's most reckless drivers, a survey released today found, while Greeks were judged the rudest on the continent by fellow Europeans. Thirty-eight per cent of 10,000 Europeans questioned in the survey released by French motorway operator Vinci described Italians as driving dangerously, a figure that rose to 58 per cent among Italian respondents....

Qataris tackle obesity with national sport day
Wednesday, February 11, 2015

DOHA -- February 11, 2015: More than a million Qataris were given a day off work yesterday to take part in a nationwide day of sport amid growing concern at obesity levels in the super-rich Gulf state.
Although the annual Qatar National Sport Day is meant to be a fun event with beach volleyball, jogging, fitness boot camps and even a screening of the boxing movie "Rocky", it contains a serious message....

Scots College to defend title in Kuala Kangsar
Tuesday, February 10, 2015

KUALA LUMPUR -- February 10, 2015: Defending champion Scots College of New Zealand defend the title they won in their first outing last year at the fifth edition of the Malay College Kuala Kangsar Premier 7's 2015 rugby championship.
Together with the Kiwis, Vajiravudh College of Thailand and Hong Kong Sports School are two other international schools to compete with 21 Malaysian schools for the N.J....

Despite floods, rainfall volume has not risen drastically
Friday, February 6, 2015

KUALA LUMPUR – February 10, 2015: Contrary to popular belief and some official statements, the volume of rainfall in the country since recent years has not shown a significant or an unusually high increase....

Buchanan clarifies
Monday, February 9, 2015

Dear Editor,Your report on my talk (on February 5) contains a number of inaccuracies. Two in particular need to be amended.(a) My comment on "stoicism" had a rather more general context than the Malaysian context your reporter highlighted....

Hospital crisis stokes anger in pre-election Britain
Friday, February 6, 2015

STAFFORD -- January 6, 2015: The protest tents are being taken down but resentment burns on here, where the hospital is a notorious example of a healthcare crisis roiling Britain ahead of May's general election.
The maternity and paediatrics units have been moved to another town, the emergency ward has to shut down at night because of budget cuts and medical workers are up in arms about too much work and too little pay....

Foreign missionaries jeopardise religious harmony
Thursday, February 5, 2015

NILAI, February 5, 2015 – The prospect of improved inter-religious harmony in Malaysia continues to be bleak with the continued presence of foreign evangelical missionaries intent in diluting Islamic influence by stirring up resentment.Yesterday, at a public lecture at Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia, theological researcher Iain Buchanan revealed that a strategic yet radical evangelical Christian...

World Cup adds spice to Wales-England rugby clash
Thursday, February 5, 2015

CARDIFF -- February 5, 2015: Wales versus England remains a rugby Test match that never fails to whet the appetite and stir emotions, and this year there is the added spice of a World Cup largely on English soil in which the two long-time rivals have been drawn in the same tough pool.
Bragging rights are up for grabs in...

Sharapova to play Williams in final
Thursday, January 29, 2015

MELBOURNE -- January 29, 2015: Serena Williams battled past gallant Madison Keys today to set up a dream Australian Open final between the top two seeds after arch-rival Maria Sharapova demolished Ekaterina Makarova.
The best two players in the world have a long history and the odds are stacked in Williams' favour ahead of the Melbourne Park decider tomorrow with the American holding a major psychological advantage....

Djokovic, Serena on fire to make Aussie semis.
Wednesday, January 28, 2015

MELBOURNE -- January 28, 2015: Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams lived up to their top billing today with the world number ones ripping apart Milos Raonic and Dominika Cibulkova to power into the Australian Open semi-finals.
Both were in outstanding touch as they hunt for more Grand Slam glory with Djokovic meeting defending champion Stan Wawrinka for a place in the final while Williams will face unseeded Madison Keys....

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