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New Indian football league brings glamour & scepticism
Friday, October 10, 2014

KOLKATA -- October 10, 2014: With Bollywood stars, cricketing greats and a slick marketing campaign, India's new football league is gunning to become the next big thing in sport.
 
But just days before Sunday's kick-off in this eastern city, the Indian Super League (ISL), which has lured a host of former international stars, is facing scepticism.
 
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One dead, a dozen hurt in Bukit Bintang grenade blast
Thursday, October 9, 2014

One man was killed and a dozen other people wounded early Thursday when a hand grenade exploded in a tourist section of Malaysia's capital in what police suspect was related to a gangland turf battle.
 
Police said a parking attendant who was the most seriously hurt later succumbed to his injuries in hospital following the pre-dawn blast outside a pub in the bustling Bukit Bintang neighbourhood, a popular area for shopping, dining and nightlife....

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Bianchi crash aftermath hangs over maiden Russian F1 race
Thursday, October 9, 2014

SOTCHI -- October 9, 2014: Just days after Jules Bianchi’s life-threatening accident at the rain-lashed Japanese Grand Prix, Formula One drives into another controversy this weekend with the opening practice sessions for the inaugural Russian Grand Prix.
 
As the 25-year-old Frenchman battles for his life in Yokkaichi, the Formula One circus has set up...

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LED light earns physics Nobel for Japanese-born trio
Wednesday, October 8, 2014

STOCKHOLM -- October 10, 2014: Three scientists from Japan today won the Nobel Prize for Physics for pioneering energy-efficient LED lighting, a weapon against global warming and poverty.
 
The trio are Isamu Akasaki, Hiroshi Amano and Shuji Nakamura, who has since become a US national.
 
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Daphne Iking braves the traffic to tackle congestion issue
Tuesday, October 7, 2014

The horrendous traffic jams which are becoming a nuisance to KL folks have prompted TV personality and host Daphne Iking to discuss the issue in her very first online show, DAPHNE.

The Sabah-born Iking, who teamed up with her producer husband Azmi Abdul Rahman or Joe Lebosi to produce the show, said the current traffic woes have  not only been bugging herself but also her family, friends and motorists in the city....

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Punk legend Vivienne Westwood tells her story
Monday, October 6, 2014

LONDON -- October 6, 2014: Grande dame of fashion, co-founder of punk, outspoken campaigner -- Vivienne Westwood has seen it all. But at 73, she wants to set the record straight. The British designer's authorised biography, published this week, gives her take on life with legendary Sex Pistols manager Malcolm McLaren, who died in 2010. ...

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F1 faces new safety scrutiny after Bianchi crash
Monday, October 6, 2014

LONDON -- October 6, 2014: Twenty years after the death of Ayrton Senna, Formula One awoke today from a sleepless night in Suzuka to face a barrage of questions on Grand Prix safety. In the wake of Jules Bianchi’s life-threatening accident in yesterday’s Japanese Grand Prix, it was the most intense scrutiny the sport has faced since 1994 when Austrian Roland Ratzenberger and Brazilian Senna lost their lives on successive days at the San Marino Grand Prix....

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Bianchi has emergency surgery after F1 crash
Sunday, October 5, 2014

SUZUKA -- October 5, 2014: Frenchman Jules Bianchi underwent emergency surgery today after crashing in slippery conditions near the end of an incident-packed Japanese Grand Prix.
 
Formula One's governing International Motoring Federation (FIA) said the 25-year-old had been rushed to hospital after suffering a severe head injury and had gone into surgery.
 
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Springboks end All Blacks' unbeaten run
Sunday, October 5, 2014

JOHANNESBURG - October 4, 2014: A 55-metre Patrick Lambie penalty gave South Africa a thrilling 27-25 Rugby Championship victory over New Zealand today, condemning the world champions to a first defeat in almost two years.
 
The All Blacks had turned a 24-13 second-half deficit into a one-point lead before Liam Messam fouled Schalk Burger and Lambie became an instant star with his monster kick a minute from time....

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Nation mourns the passing of Tun Suhailah Mohamad Noah
Saturday, October 4, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 4 - The nation today mourned the passing of Tun Suhailah Mohamad Noah, a woman who had set a fine example as a devoted wife, a dedicated mother and a compassionate individual.    
           
Suhailah was a pillar of strength for her husband, Malaysia's third prime minister Tun Hussein Onn, who had suffered two heart attacks in his lifetime before his demise on May 29, 1990....

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