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Mahjong faces end game in China
Tuesday, October 28, 2014

BEIJING -- October 28, 2014: Mahjong has become the latest "extravagance" to be condemned in censorious official Chinese media, as pleasure-seeking Communist Party officials are urged to shun the game in the name of curbing corruption.
 
Chinese people have been clacking mahjong tiles for more than a century, with some accounts even naming its inventor as the ancient sage Confucius....

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Youth City study should focus on adequate, affordable housing, says SPNB
Tuesday, October 28, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR -- Adequate housing for young households earning below RM3,000 monthly must be among the main focus in the proposed 'Youth City' study.

Syarikat Perumahan Negara Berhad (SPNB) president Datuk Dr Kamarul Rashdan Salleh said the units should ideally cost below RM250,000.

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Outrage as South Africa football captain shot dead
Monday, October 27, 2014

JOHANNESBURG -- October 27, 2014: South Africa's President Jacob Zuma today led a shocked nation in voicing outrage at the killing of national football captain Senzo Meyiwa after the talismanic goalkeeper was shot dead outside this city.
 
The 27-year-old was killed late yesterday at the home of his pop-star girlfriend Kelly Khumalo after an altercation, in a slaying that stunned the crime-weary nation....

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Marquez clinches record 12th win in Grand Prix of Malaysia
Sunday, October 26, 2014

Sepang, MALAYSIA: Recently crowned world champion Marc Marquez broke another record by romping to his 12th win of the season in an eventful Malaysian Grand Prix on Sunday.
 
The Spanish Honda rider was followed by Yamaha teammates Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo.
 
Marquez, who completed the Sepang circuit in 40minutes 45.523 seconds, now equals Australian Mick Doohan's record of 12 wins in a season....

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Grand Prix of Malaysia - RESULTS
Sunday, October 26, 2014

MotoGP  1. Marc Marquez (ESP/Honda) 40 minutes 45.523sec 2. Valentino Rossi (ITA/Yamaha) at 2.445sec 3. Jorge Lorenzo (ESP/Yamaha) 3.508 4. Stefan Bradl (GER/Honda) 21.234 5. Bradley Smith (GBR/Yamaha Tech3) 22.283  6....

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Motorcycling: Rabat clinches Moto2 title in Malaysia
Sunday, October 26, 2014

Sepang, MALAYSIA - Spain's Esteve Rabat captured his maiden Moto2 title despite finishing in third place in the Malaysian Grand Prix won by compatriot Maverick Vinales on Sunday.
 
Kalex rider Vinales, who also won the Australian Grand Prix last weekend, started from fourth but gained top spot midway through the race, completing the Sepang circuit in a time of 40 minutes 46.754...

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Five-year-olds learn coding as Britain eyes digital future
Sunday, October 26, 2014

"Miss! We made it breathe out fire!" exclaimed 10-year-old Joe, pointing at the laptop on his desk, where he has programmed his animated dragon to belch flames into the face of the Greek hero Heracles.
 
Gasps of excitement ripple across the classroom, as the children at Launcelot school in south London try to work out the string of commands that Joe used to create their own virtual battles....

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Thumbs up for targeted fuel subsidy plan
Saturday, October 25, 2014

Consumer associations have lauded the government’s plan to cut RON95 petrol subsidy for high-income earners starting June next year.Malaysian Muslim Consumers Association (PPIM) head activist Datuk Nadzim Johan said the announcement was good news as the system was long overdue....

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Super Rugby's 18th team will be from Japan
Friday, October 24, 2014

SYDNEY -- October 24, 2014: Japan has beaten Singapore as the preferred candidate for Super Rugby's 18th team when the competition expands in 2016, organisers said today. A franchise from Japan will join the Kings from South Africa's Eastern Cape and a team based in Argentina when Super Rugby expands from its current 15 teams to 18 in 2016. ...

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Sharapova out of WTA Finals, Serena year-end number one
Friday, October 24, 2014

SINGAPORE -- Ocotober 24, 2014: Maria Sharapova finally got a win at the WTA Finals today but it wasn't enough to stop her crashing out of the tournament and blowing her opportunity to be crowned year-end world number one.
 
The Russian star needed to beat Agnieszka Radwanska in straight sets to stay alive but after winning the first set, she agonisingly lost three match points and a tie-breaker in the second....

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