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KL among top 10 most affordable city break places
Thursday, June 12, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR, June 12 - 2014: This city has been recognised as the eighth most affordable destination in the world for a city break.
 
TripAdvisor's TripIndex revealed today that an average of RM636.88 for an evening out and overnight stay in a four-star hotel for two in KL has placed Malaysia's capital city among the top 10 in the Tripadvisor annual cost comparison.
 
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Jennifer Lopez to perform at World Cup opening
Thursday, June 12, 2014

SAO PAULO: Days after reports that US/Puerto Rican singer Jennifer Lopez had canceled her performance with Pitbull and Brazilian singer Claudia Leitte at Thursday opening ceremony in Brazil, her representative retracted and said that she will be there, People magazine reported.“Jennifer has always wanted to participate in the World Cup opening ceremony,” her rep said. “We have been trying to work out scheduling and logistics. ...

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FA Cup Final: Mixed predictions from former Selangor greats
Friday, June 6, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR: Two former Selangor greats had oppopsing views as to who would lift the FA Cup tomorrow.     
Sufardi Rijan, 60, who was a household name in the state in the 70s, picked club side Felda United FC (FUFC) whereas Datuk Santokh Singh, 62, who needs no introduction, was of the view Pahang had the upperhand as they had won the FA CUP before....

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Curfew lifted in major Thai tourist spots
Tuesday, June 3, 2014

BANGKOK, June 3, 2014: Thailand's military council announces the lifting of curfew in major tourist destinations in the country as it hopes to entice tourists to return.
 
The National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) has issued the announcement on the lifting of the curfew in tourism areas such as Pattaya, Koh Samui and Phuket.
 
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Report accuses Qatari of paying for World Cup bid
Sunday, June 1, 2014

LONDON, June 1, 2014: A former top Qatari football official paid more than $5 million to get support for the emirate's controversial campaign to host the 2022 World Cup, a British newspaper alleged today.
 
The Sunday Times said it had obtained millions of emails and other documents relating to alleged payments made by Mohamed Hammam, then a FIFA executive member for Qatar.
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Britain getting more sober.........
Friday, May 30, 2014

LONDON, May 30, 2014: The number of Britons drinking outside the home has fallen by a tenth since 2009, new statistics show, confirming a trend of closing pubs and increasing sobriety that belies Britain's boozy image.
 
The country's pubs and bars are struggling, with many converted into homes or left shuttered and decaying amid rising drinks prices and a growing tendency for Britons to buy alcohol more cheaply in supermarkets and drink at home....

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Ronaldo admits most of World Cup infrastructure shelved
Friday, May 30, 2014

SAO PAULO, May 30, 2014: Football legend Ronaldo, a member of Brazil's World Cup organising committee, said yesterday that only 30 per cent of the infrastructure projects undertaken for the tournament would be completed.
 
Brazil promised a host of projects in conjunction with the World Cup to improve its roads, airports and urban transport networks.
 
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Swedes test a future of less work, more play
Thursday, May 29, 2014

GOTHENBURG, May 29, 2014: Robert Nilsson, a 25-year-old mechanic here, may be the harbinger of a future where people work less and still enjoy a high standard of living. He gets out of bed at the same time as everyone else, but instead of rushing to work, he takes it easy, goes for a jog, enjoys his breakfast, and doesn't arrive at his Toyota workshop until noon, only to punch out again at 6:00 pm....

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Williams crashes out as Djokovic, Federer cruise at French Open
Thursday, May 29, 2014

PARIS, May 28: Defending champion and world number one Serena Williams was knocked out of the French Open by Spain's Garbine Muguruza today as the American star stumbled to her second worst Grand Slam defeat.
 
The top seed lost 6-2, 6-2 in the second round to the world number 35 with her defeat coming just an hour after sister Venus also went out, 2-6, 6-3, 6-4 to Slovak teenager Anna Schmiedlova....

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France's stressed, even suicidal, white-collar workers
Tuesday, May 27, 2014

PARIS, May 27: Competition, pressure and harassment: France's white-collar employees are facing a growing litany of brutal psychological risks in the workplace, according to experts.
 
Despite France's labour laws, some of the strongest in the world, depression, long-term illness, professional burnout and even suicide are becoming increasingly common among service-sector workers....

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