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Your Quick Guide to the 7th Putrajaya International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta 2015
Monday, March 9, 2015

1. Things to bring when visiting the 7th PIHABF
 

·  Weather protectors

Expect to shield yourself from the elements as you explore the sprawling Fiesta grounds. Don’t forget your sunscreen, sunglasses and even umbrellas.

·  Comfortable clothing
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Smartphones seek to rule at the register
Sunday, March 8, 2015

BARCELONA -- March 8, 2015: Using your smartphone to make payments in shops or public transport should become more widespread this year, but its supremacy will depend on how successful retailers are in enticing people to keep their cards or cash in their pockets.

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Education Ministry Offering Bursaries To 2014 SPM Top Achievers
Wednesday, March 4, 2015

KUALA LUMPUR -- March 4, 2015: Students who scored 9A+ and above in the 2014 Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) examination will each be automatically offered a bursary to take up a preparatory or pre-university course in the country. The Education Ministry in a statement said the bursary was to cover their course fee, and subsistence and accommodation allowance before furthering their studies for a degree locally or overseas....

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Cardiac healthcare made more accessible in PJ
Monday, March 2, 2015

KUALA LUMPUR – March 2, 2015: Cardiac healthcare will be more accessible especially for people in Petaling Jaya with the collaboration between the National Heart Institute (NHI) and BP Healthcare Group.The memorandum of understanding signed by the two today will allow the institute to provide cardiology care at BP's specialist clinics....

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It's Chelsea's League Cup over Spurs
Monday, March 2, 2015

LONDON -- March 2, 2015: John Terry set Chelsea up for a 2-0 victory over Tottenham Hotspur in yesterday's League Cup final as Jose Mourinho claimed the first trophy of his second stint as manager.
 
Terry's deflected strike put Chelsea ahead on the stroke of half-time at Wembley and Mourinho's side sealed victory in the 56th minute when Spurs right-back Kyle Walker deflected Diego Costa's effort into his own net....

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Malaysia's medical/health fees cheapest in the world
Friday, February 27, 2015

SRI AMAN -- February 27, 2015: A generous subsidy has made Malaysia's government medical and health charges the cheapest in the world,.Prime Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Najib Tun Razak said this was in addition to the large sums spent on providing health service facilities."When an outpatient sees a doctor, the...

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Late bloomer Moore finally wins Oscar
Monday, February 23, 2015

HOLLYWOOD -- February 23, 2015: Julianne Moore, who won the best actress Oscar yesterday, was a late-bloomer who turned 30 before she hit the big screen -- but has more than made up for it ever since.
 
The 54-year-old redhead, who stars as a linguistics professor with early-onset Alzheimer's in "Still Alice," has played everything from a porn star to an FBI agent over a career spanning a quarter-century....

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Some ambitions but little money
Friday, February 13, 2015

KUALA LUMPUR – February 23, 2015: A Perlis politician in charge of sports recently spoke about plans to push sports in the country's tiniest state to a higher level. In the forefront of his idea is to get companies there to help with the funding but the problem is Perlis has never been known to have any big name companies operating there, except for maybe two, but these are not owned by the state....

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Paris sex clubs more hip than ever
Tuesday, February 17, 2015

PARIS -- February 17, 2015: It's Valentine's Day in the world's most romantic capital and as some couples cosy up in restaurants around this city, others furtively slip through a purple tinted door for a night of sexual titillation at a libertine nightclub.
 
One by one accountants, engineers, businessmen and parents are buzzed into the discreet club on...

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Ireland clinch historic 4-wicket win over Windies
Monday, February 16, 2015

NELSON (New Zealand) -- February 16, 2015: Ireland caused the first upset of the World Cup when an audacious 92 by Paul Stirling paved the way for a four-wicket win over the West Indies at the Saxton Oval today.
 
Stirling stood in a match-defining 106-run stand with Ed Joyce for the second wicket as Ireland chased down a 305-run target with 25 balls to spare.
 
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