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Marriage is healthy for the heart
Friday, March 28, 2014

WASHINGTON, March 28: Being married makes for a healthy heart, while being divorced or widowed is linked to higher rates of cardiovascular disease, according to a study of 3.5 million people released Friday.
 
The study is the largest of its kind to show how heart health is linked to marital status, and was presented at the American College of Cardiology conference.
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Kembara Bumi Suci 2014 reaches Xichang
Monday, March 24, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR: Kembara Bumi Suci 2014 which was flagged off on March 14 have now reached Xichang,China.  Having travelled for 14 days, the expedition has completed 4,775km. One of the participants of the Kembara Suci expedition is Datuk Ahirudin Attan of the Rocky's Bru fame. He is the adviser of The Mole. ...

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Messi will be world's best paid footballer
Tuesday, March 25, 2014

BARCELONA, March 25: Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu has insisted that Lionel Messi will become the world's highest paid footballer once negotiations over his new contract are finalised.
 
The four-time World Player of the Year has a contract with the Catalan giants until 2018, but Bartomeu said talks were on-going with the player's father and principal agent Jorge Horacio Messi over...

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Indonesia bans Hollywood epic "Noah" over Islamic concerns
Tuesday, March 25, 2014

JAKARTA, March 25: Indonesia has banned Hollywood biblical epic "Noah" starring Russell Crowe, censors said today, the latest Muslim country to stop the film being screened due to concerns it contradicts Islamic values.
 
Censors in the world's most populous Muslim-majority country said they decided to ban the film, which had been set for release Friday, as the depiction of prophets is forbidden under Islamic law....

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Chef Wan:MH370 joke was mere jest to gauge public reaction
Friday, March 21, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR : Celebrity chef, Datuk  Redzuawan Ismail or better known as Chef Wan stated that he was merely jesting to see the reaction of Malaysians which he deemed to be quick to jumps guns and criticise people. The celebrity chef was responding to netizens who criticised him for his Instagram post which many thought was a distasteful joke and was insensitive to the affected passengers of the missing flight MH370. ...

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Once an Arab model, Baghdad now world's worst city
Friday, March 21, 2014

BAGHDAD, March 21: As recently as the 1970s, this city was lauded as a model city in the Arab world. But now, after decades of seemingly endless conflict, it is the world's worst city.
 
That is, at least, according to the latest survey by the Mercer consulting group, which when assessing quality of life across 239 cities, measuring factors including political stability, crime and pollution, placed Baghdad last....

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Football: Brazilian minister says imperial history will help England in Manaus
Wednesday, March 19, 2014

LONDON : Brazil's sports minister couldn't resist making a playful joke at England's expense on Tuesday regarding the weather in Manaus, where the Three Lions begin their World Cup campaign in what is set to be stifling heat. Prior to last year's World Cup draw, England manager Roy Hodgson described Manaus as "a place to avoid". ...

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Report -- Former FIFA boss paid millions by Qataris
Tuesday, March 18, 2014

LONDON, March 18: A former senior official of FIFA and his family were paid almost $2 million from a Qatari firm liked to the Gulf state's successful bid for the 2022 World Cup finals, according to a report in Tuesday's edition of Britain's Daily Telegraph newspaper.
 
The Telegraph said Jack Warner, the former vice-president of FIFA, appeared...

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Polluted Paris forces half of cars off the road
Monday, March 17, 2014

PARIS, March 17: Paris today resorted to drastic measures to curb sky-high pollution by banning all cars with even number plates for the first time in nearly two decades.
 
In a move that infuriated motorist organisations, around 700 police officers were deployed to man 60 checkpoints around the French capital to ensure only cars with plates ending in odd numbers were out on the streets....

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Kembara Bumi Suci 2014 Flag-Off From Angkasapuri
Friday, March 14, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR: Riding on its three previous successful and challenging international outings, Israq Adventure Sdn Bhd organised the third installation of Kembara Bumi Suci 2014. In making the route challenging, the organiser has taken the initiative to take another route compared to the previous two expeditions. ...

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