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Malaysian consumers prefer cash over credit cards - Nielsen
Wednesday, February 12, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR -- A global survey by Nielsen shows that Malaysians are among the least confident people in the world when it comes to shopping online with six out of 10 consumers preferring cash as their daily spending method.   This was due to concerns over cyber-safety whereby they were either hesitant or would not shop online and use their payment card details on a smartphone or tablet device although their personal information was protected....

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Social media fuels 21st century fashion revolution
Monday, February 10, 2014

NEW YORK: It may be stilettos at dawn to get a ringside seat at this city's most exclusive fashion shows, but forget the fur-clad heiresses, today's VIP is the Internet.
 
The explosion of social media is perhaps the greatest revolution in fashion since Mary Quant's mini skirt, transforming the industry's branding and fan base.
 
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NASA bets on private companies to exploit moon's resources
Sunday, February 9, 2014

WASHINGTON - NASA -- building on successful partnerships with private companies to resupply the International Space Station -- is now looking to private entrepreneurs to help exploit resources on the moon. In its latest initiative, unveiled in late January, the US space agency is proposing private companies take advantage of NASA's extensive know-how, its engineers and access to its installations to help design and build lunar robots....

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Chelsea top, but Mourinho still wary of City
Sunday, February 9, 2014

LONDON - Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho insists that Manchester City should still be considered Premier League title favourites despite seeing his side top the table for the first time since September. Chelsea have signalled their title intentions in a potentially season-defining week, winning 1-0 at City before prevailing 3-0 at home to Newcastle United on Saturday. ...

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Fraud scandal turns Spaniards against their royals
Friday, February 7, 2014

PALMA: Spain's royal family used to be a cherished part of the scenery on the picturesque island of Majorca. Now a fraud scandal has made them more like a blot on the landscape.
 
For the royals, the island has turned from a place of sunbathing and yacht cruises to the centre of a scandal that has landed King Juan Carlos's youngest daughter Cristina in court for questioning on Saturday....

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Beckham faces biggest challenge in sports
Thursday, February 6, 2014

MIAMI: David Beckham has been told he faces the biggest challenge in sports in trying to resurrect a football team in Miami -- from the manager of the club that folded.
 
Ray Hudson was in charge of the Miami Fusion, which went under more than a decade ago after failing to capture the imagination of a Miami public that already has the best NBA team in the land.
 
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French flipping over burgers
Wednesday, February 5, 2014

PARIS - The hamburger may be a quintessentially American food, but is fast winning over the French who increasingly choose a beef patty wedged into a bun over a baguette sandwich. Research by the Gira marketing and consulting firm found that nearly one of every two sandwiches sold in the country last year was a burger, up from one in nine in 2000. ...

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Football: More Malaysian players fined for match-fixing
Tuesday, February 4, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR - Malaysia's football association has fined 17 more players for match-fixing, reports said Tuesday, in a widening scandal highlighting persistent corruption in the country's leagues. In December, five players on Kuala Lumpur's squad and three officials were fined and banned for life in the scandal, but the Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) let their 17 teammates off with mere fines on Monday, saying they were threatened by bookies to cheat....

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Cancer cases set to rise by half by 2030
Monday, February 3, 2014

PARIS: New cases of cancer will rise by half by 2030, reaching 21.6 million per year compared to 14 million in 2012, the UN said on Monday in a global analysis of the scourge. Cancer deaths, meanwhile, will likely rise from 8.2 million to 13 million per year as the world's population grows and ages and more people adopt risky lifestyle habits, said the report compiled by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC)....

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India tiger hunters on stakeout for 'hungry' man-eater
Monday, February 3, 2014

BIJNOR, February 3 - As he trains his .458 Winchester Magnum rifle on a tethered goat he is using as bait, tiger-hunter Nawab Shafat Ali Khan whispers that it is only a matter of time before his real prey reappears.
 
"Now is a very dangerous time. The next human attack could happen anytime," said the 55-year-old, who is leading a major tiger hunt on the outskirts of India's Jim Corbett National Park....

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