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WHO warning as China says 500,000 have HIV
Monday, December 1, 2014

BEIJING -- December 1, 2014: The World Health Organisation issued a call to action to China today over HIV/AIDS as government figures said nearly half a million people are living with the disease or its precursor, with hundreds of thousands more thought to be undiagnosed.
 
Bernhard Schwartlaender, the WHO's representative in China, wrote...

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iPad Air facility on MAS fleet flight decks
Monday, December 1, 2014

All Malaysia Airlines’ (MAS) A330 fleet flight decks have been equipped with Apple’s iPad Air facility installed with electronic navigation charts from Lufthansa Systems and integrated Airbus Flysmart application. This step paves the way for a paperless cockpit solution in which the streamlined processes will help increase operational efficiency and enhance safety of flight operations....

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11 per cent drop in domestic violence cases this year
Monday, December 1, 2014

KUALA TERENGGANU -- Domestic violence cases nationwide dropped by 11 per cent this year, said the Women, Family and Community Development Ministry's women's development department deputy director-general, Che Azizah Che Rashid.

She said based on police records from January to September this year, there were 3,673 domestic violence cases as compared to 4,123 cases during the same period last year....

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RM3.2mill allocation for NGOs to hold social development programmes
Monday, December 1, 2014

KUALA TERENGGANU -- The Women, Family and Community Development Ministry has approved a total allocation of RM3.2 million under its Special Treasury Aid to be distributed to over 30 welfare-related non-governmental organisations (NGOs) nationwide this year.

Women Development Department deputy director-general Che Azizah Che Rashid said the allocation was given to enable the NGOs to organise suitable...

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Court here can hear tycoon's divorce petition
Friday, November 28, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR -- November 28, 2014: The High Court here today ruled that it has jurisdiction to hear the divorce petition brought by tycoon Tan Sri Khoo Kay Peng against his wife, former Miss Malaysia Puan Sri Pauline Chai.
 
Judge Datuk Yeoh Wee Siam allowed Khoo's application for the court to determine if a Malaysian court had jurisdiction to hear the petition, saying the court was satisfied that Malaysia was the domicile of Khoo, 75, and Chai, 68....

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Malaysia must beat Singapore to advance
Friday, November 28, 2014

SINGAPORE - Dollah Salleh reminded his players to focus on winning when Malaysia clash with Singapore at National Stadium, Singapore Sports Hub, this Saturday.

He admitted that Malaysia is on one-way street and only a win in the final group B match will guarantee them a place in the semi-final of AFF Suzuki Cup.

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Expanding waistlines weigh heavy on Malaysia
Thursday, November 27, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR -- NOVEMBER 27, 2014: Malaysians have a passionate love affair with their lip-smacking cuisine -- rich curries, succulent fried chicken, buttery breads and creamy drinks -- but it is increasingly an unhealthy relationship.
 
Malaysia is Southeast Asia's fattest country, where a nationwide foodie culture is feeding mounting concern over what its health minister calls an obesity epidemic....

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Aussie cricketer Hughes dies from injuries
Thursday, November 27, 2014

SYDNEY -- November 27, 2014: Australian batsman Phillip Hughes died today from his injuries after being hit on the head by a bouncer in a domestic game this week, never regaining consciousness.
 
"It is my sad duty to inform you that a short time ago Phillip Hughes passed away," Australian team doctor Peter Brukner said in a statement.
 
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Adult smoking rate hits 50-year low in US
Thursday, November 27, 2014

WASHINGTON -- Cigarette smoking rate among adults in the US dropped from 20.9 percent in 2005 to 17.8 percent last year, the lowest since record keeping began in 1965.

Data released Wednesday by the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows the number of smokers fell from 45.1 million in 2005 to 42.1 million in 2013 despite rising population, Xinhua news agency reported....

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Newspaper reports Sony to end Fifa sponsorship deal
Tuesday, November 25, 2014

TOKYO -- November 25, 2014: Sony has decided not to renew a multi-million-dollar sponsorship contract with FIFA, a report said today, as the money-losing electronics giant undergoes a painful restructuring. Japan's leading Nikkei business daily said the eight-year, 33 billion yen ($280 million) contract, which expires this year, would not be re-negotiated owing to worries that a new deal would be even more costly....

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