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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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One in 4 Saudis at heart attack risk
Friday, February 13, 2015

RIYADH -- February 13, 2015: Social media are turning Saudis into electronic potatoes and contributing to unhealthy lifestyles which leave one in four at risk of suffering a heart attack over the next decade, experts said today.
 
Researchers calculated the 10-year risk of a heart attack for more than 4,900 urban Saudis with no history of heart disease.
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More Community Colleges Under 11MP - Muhyiddin
Friday, February 13, 2015

KUCHING -- February 13, 2015: Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said the government would build more community colleges (CC) nationwide, under the 11th Malaysia Plan (11MP). He said the colleges, of which nine had been marked for Sarawak, would be set up in stages. ...

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Reckless Italians, rude Greeks on European roads
Thursday, February 12, 2015

PARIS -- February 12, 2015: Italy, the country that gave the world the Ferrari, has produced Europe's most reckless drivers, a survey released today found, while Greeks were judged the rudest on the continent by fellow Europeans. Thirty-eight per cent of 10,000 Europeans questioned in the survey released by French motorway operator Vinci described Italians as driving dangerously, a figure that rose to 58 per cent among Italian respondents....

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Qataris tackle obesity with national sport day
Wednesday, February 11, 2015

DOHA -- February 11, 2015: More than a million Qataris were given a day off work yesterday to take part in a nationwide day of sport amid growing concern at obesity levels in the super-rich Gulf state.
 
Although the annual Qatar National Sport Day is meant to be a fun event with beach volleyball, jogging, fitness boot camps and even a screening of the boxing movie "Rocky", it contains a serious message....

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Scots College to defend title in Kuala Kangsar
Tuesday, February 10, 2015

KUALA LUMPUR -- February 10, 2015: Defending champion Scots College of New Zealand defend the title they won in their first outing last year at the fifth edition of the Malay College Kuala Kangsar Premier 7's 2015 rugby championship.
 
Together with the Kiwis, Vajiravudh College of Thailand and Hong Kong Sports School are two other international schools to compete with 21 Malaysian schools for the N.J....

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Despite floods, rainfall volume has not risen drastically
Friday, February 6, 2015

KUALA LUMPUR – February 10, 2015: Contrary to popular belief and some official statements, the volume of rainfall in the country since recent years has not shown a significant or an unusually high increase....

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Buchanan clarifies
Monday, February 9, 2015

Dear Editor,Your report on my talk (on February 5) contains a number of inaccuracies. Two in particular need to be amended.(a) My comment on "stoicism" had a rather more general context than the Malaysian context your reporter highlighted....

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Hospital crisis stokes anger in pre-election Britain
Friday, February 6, 2015

STAFFORD -- January 6, 2015: The protest tents are being taken down but resentment burns on here, where the hospital is a notorious example of a healthcare crisis roiling Britain ahead of May's general election.
 
The maternity and paediatrics units have been moved to another town, the emergency ward has to shut down at night because of budget cuts and medical workers are up in arms about too much work and too little pay....

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