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F1 faces new safety scrutiny after Bianchi crash
Monday, October 6, 2014

LONDON -- October 6, 2014: Twenty years after the death of Ayrton Senna, Formula One awoke today from a sleepless night in Suzuka to face a barrage of questions on Grand Prix safety. In the wake of Jules Bianchi’s life-threatening accident in yesterday’s Japanese Grand Prix, it was the most intense scrutiny the sport has faced since 1994 when Austrian Roland Ratzenberger and Brazilian Senna lost their lives on successive days at the San Marino Grand Prix....

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Bianchi has emergency surgery after F1 crash
Sunday, October 5, 2014

SUZUKA -- October 5, 2014: Frenchman Jules Bianchi underwent emergency surgery today after crashing in slippery conditions near the end of an incident-packed Japanese Grand Prix.
 
Formula One's governing International Motoring Federation (FIA) said the 25-year-old had been rushed to hospital after suffering a severe head injury and had gone into surgery.
 
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Springboks end All Blacks' unbeaten run
Sunday, October 5, 2014

JOHANNESBURG - October 4, 2014: A 55-metre Patrick Lambie penalty gave South Africa a thrilling 27-25 Rugby Championship victory over New Zealand today, condemning the world champions to a first defeat in almost two years.
 
The All Blacks had turned a 24-13 second-half deficit into a one-point lead before Liam Messam fouled Schalk Burger and Lambie became an instant star with his monster kick a minute from time....

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Nation mourns the passing of Tun Suhailah Mohamad Noah
Saturday, October 4, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 4 - The nation today mourned the passing of Tun Suhailah Mohamad Noah, a woman who had set a fine example as a devoted wife, a dedicated mother and a compassionate individual.    
           
Suhailah was a pillar of strength for her husband, Malaysia's third prime minister Tun Hussein Onn, who had suffered two heart attacks in his lifetime before his demise on May 29, 1990....

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Tears, prayers as 2 million Muslims mark peak of Haj
Friday, October 3, 2014

Tears flowed and prayers filled the air as the annual Muslim hajj by close to two million believers from around the world reached its zenith on a vast plain in western Saudi Arabia Friday.
 
"I am now a newborn baby and I don't have any sin," Nigerian pilgrim Taofik Odunewu told AFP, standing at the foot of Mount Mercy on the Arafat plain, tears streaming down his face.
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Malaysia loses appeal and wushu gold medal
Thursday, October 2, 2014

INCHEON -- October 2, 2014: Malaysia's wushu champion Tai Cheau Xuen today lost an appeal against a doping failure that saw her stripped of her Asian Games gold medal, Olympic Council of Asia sources said. A special division of the Court of Arbitration for Sport set up at the Games here dismissed an appeal by Tai, the sources told AFP. ...

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Sri Menanti palace opens to public on Aidiladha
Thursday, October 2, 2014

SEREMBAN -- October 2, 2014: Negeri Sembilan Yang di-Pertuan Besar Tuanku Muhriz Ibni Almarhum Tuanku Munawir will open the Istana Besar Sri Menanti in Kuala Pilah to the public on Aidiladha this Sunday from 10.30am to 2pm.
 
The ruler's private secretary Mohd. Zahirin Adnan said on that day Tuanku Muhriz will be at Masjid diRaja Tuanku Munawir for Aidiladha prayers.
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Architectural history in tiny Tokyo capsules
Wednesday, October 1, 2014

TOKYO -- October 1, 2014: Every night in this city, the few remaining residents of the Nakagin Capsule Tower bed down to sleep in the once-futuristic white pods they call home.
 
Unlike the tiny, coffin-like cabins of Japan's numerous capsule hotels, where office workers who have missed the last train can catch a few hours' sleep, the 140 units at Nakagin represent a special part of the history...

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Thailand to give tourists 'safety' wristbands
Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Thailand on Tuesday announced plans to give tourists wristbands carrying their personal details, as the kingdom falls under intense scrutiny over visitor safety following the murder of two British holidaymakers. 
 
Under the scheme hotels will distribute the wristbands to new arrivals. 
 
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Malaysia's Wushu gold medal winner fails dope test in Asian Games - UPDATED
Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Asian Games organisers on Tuesday expelled Malaysia's wushu gold medal-winner Tai Cheau Xuen after she failed a drug test, becoming the tournament's third doping case. Tai, 24, was tested after winning the Chinese martial art's women's nanquan and nandao all-round event on September 20,  Malaysia's first gold medal of the Games. ...

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