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Gandhi director and producer Richard Attenborough dies at 90
Monday, August 25, 2014

LONDON, August 24, 2014 - British director and actor Richard Attenborough has died aged 90 after a sparkling career spanning six decades, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) said on Sunday. "We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of esteemed filmmaker and former BAFTA President, Lord Attenborough," the organisation said in a statement. ...

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Facebook given deadline
Saturday, August 23, 2014

Facebook has been given four weeks to respond to a class action, launched against it by an Austrian activist and supported by 60,000 users.
 
The suit claims Facebook violated users' privacy, by cooperating with the NSA's PRISM program.
 
The class action initiated by Max Schrems, an Austrian lawyer, data privacy activist and founder of Europe vs....

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UK's racial slur against Vincent Tan
Saturday, August 23, 2014

LONDON, August 22, 2014 - Former Cardiff City boss Malky Mackay allegedly called the club's Malaysian owner Vincent Tan a "chink" in a text message, the Daily Mail newspaper reported Saturday. Mackay has been embroiled in controversy over claims that he and right-hand man Iain Moody swapped racist, sexist and homophobic SMS messages when they worked at the club. ...

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Lahad Datu trial observes a minute of silence for MH17
Friday, August 22, 2014

KOTA KINABALU, Aug 22 - The trial of 30 individuals charged with various offences in connection with the Lahad Datu intrusion in February last year observed a minute of silence in honour of the Malaysian victims of the MH17 tragedy whose remains were flown home today.
           
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FINALLY HOME, TO REST IN PEACE
Friday, August 22, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 22 - The special Malaysia Airlines aircraft bearing the remains of 20 Malaysian victims of the MH17 tragedy touched down at the KL International Airport (KLIA) at 9.54 am today.           The plane had departed Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport at 9.40 pm Malaysian time last night on a 12-hour journey to Kuala Lumpur, bringing the first batch of remains in 17 caskets and three urns....

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Gambling, IT & booze addictions rife in Japan
Thursday, August 21, 2014

TOKYO, August 21, 2014: Nearly five per cent of Japanese adults are addicted to gambling, a rate of up to five times that of most other nations, according to a study.
 
The study, released to local media yesterday, also showed rising adult addiction to the Internet and alcohol in a society long known for its tolerance of boozing and its love of technology.
 
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"Not in the mood" one reason for MC
Wednesday, August 20, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR, August 20, 2014: A survey by JobStreet.com found that employees cited not being in the mood, burnout and faking sickness as among the main reasons for submitting a medical certificate to employers. Jobstreet.com in a statement today said such reasons are signs that employees are not motivated at their workplace and are being dishonest just to avoid coming to work....

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Resignation by assuming responsibility should be a culture
Wednesday, August 20, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 20 - Many have lauded Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) Corporation chief executive officer Datuk Wira Azhar Abdul Hamid for his decision to resign from his post following the accident on Monday at an MRT construction site which claimed the lives of three Bangladeshi workers.
           
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BP's wireless BP monitor
Wednesday, August 20, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 20 - BP Healthcare Group, the country’s largest private healthcare provider, has launched a Bluetooth enabled blood pressure monitor that is easy for consumers to take their own measurement and email the tracked data directly to their doctors via smart mobile devices.
 
The BP Blood Pressure Meter is one of the first in the world that is compatible with both iOS and Android...

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England wins women's rugby World Cup
Monday, August 18, 2014

PARIS, August 18, 2014: England ended a run of three straight final defeats with a 21-9 victory over Canada to be crowned women's World Cup champions yesterday. The Red Roses, also champions in 1994, were beaten by New Zealand in the finals of the last three tournaments. The Black Ferns missed out on this year's showdown after a shock defeat by Ireland in the pool stages. ...

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