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400 couples to rent 1Malaysia transit homes
Tuesday, November 25, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR -- More than 400 young, married couples aged below 30, have been identified as the first group to qualify to rent homes under the 1Malaysia Transit Home Programme in Bukit Jalil here, come January.Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local Government Minister, Datuk Abdul Rahman Dahlan said works on the first transit homes involved two blocks of the People's Housing Projects (PPR) in Bukit Jalil....

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Retirement savings by Malaysians insufficient
Monday, November 24, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR -- November 24, 2014: The retirement savings by Malaysians in both the public and private sectors is insufficient, with almost 70 per cent of active 54-year-old employees having less than RM50,000.
 
Citing figures from the Employees Provident Fund (EPF), Kelly Outsourcing and Consulting Group (KellyOCG) Asia Pacific vice-president Anthony Raja Devadoss said as of last year, there...

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Hamilton wins second F1 world title
Monday, November 24, 2014

ABU DHABI -- November 23, 2014: Lewis Hamilton clinched his second drivers’ world championship and became the first British multiple champion for 46 years when he won today’s season-ending grand prix here.
 
The 29-year-old Englishman, who took his first title in 2008 with McLaren, won not only the 55-lap race, but also his private duel with Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg, who suffered prolonged problems with his car after making a poor start from pole position....

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MAS wins Airline of the Year award
Saturday, November 22, 2014

SEPANG -- The Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) won the Service Excellence award while Malaysia Airlines (MAS) took the Airline of the Year (Passenger) award at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) Awards 2013 here tonight (last night).

The Airline of the Year - Cargo award went to MASkargo.

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Pos Malaysia to host world's biggest philatelic event
Saturday, November 22, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR-- Pos Malaysia Berhad will organise the world's biggest philatelic event, known as the World Youth Stamp Exhibition (KLwyse) 2014, from Dec 1 to 6. 

In a statement issued today, Pos Malaysia said the KLwyse, which is scheduled to be held at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC), would see over 300 exhibitors from around the world come together to exhibit and showcase their stamp collections....

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All hail centurion All Blacks skipper McCaw
Friday, November 21, 2014

CARDIFF -- November 21, 2014: "Not a natural athlete... He had four feet and couldn't catch a ball."
 
So remembers New Zealand coach Steve Hansen's withering first take on a teenage Richie McCaw when the iconic All Blacks skipper joined Hansen at the Canterbury provincial rugby team.
 
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Nearly 30% of world population overweight
Friday, November 21, 2014

NEW YORK -- November 20, 2014: More than 2.1 billion people globally -- or nearly 30 per cent of the world's population -- are now overweight or obese, with the figure set to rise further by 2030, according to a study published today.
 
Obesity is now blamed for around 5 per cent of all deaths worldwide and has a similar negative effect on the global economy to smoking and armed conflict, according to the report by consultants McKinsey Global Institute....

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Luxury cars in pole position at LA auto show
Thursday, November 20, 2014

LOS ANGELES -- November 20, 2014: Luxury cars lead the grid at the LA Auto show: limited editions, $200,000+ price tags, 3D dashboards for drivers and champagne on ice for passengers.
 
What more could the ultra-rich motorist want?
 
Red-hot stock markets, historically low interest rates and cheaper...

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A taste of home in Beirut for war-weary Syrians
Wednesday, November 19, 2014

BEIRUT -- November 19, 2014: Not long ago chef Abu Wassim saw himself as king of the shawarma in Damascus with students, businessmen and even actors queueing outside his stand for a bite of his succulent wraps.
 
Today, he is a refugee in this city trying to make ends meet and bringing a taste of home to fellow Syrians who sought safety in Lebanon.
 
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Path well trodden: immigrant road to Hollywood
Wednesday, November 19, 2014

LOS ANGELES -- November 19, 2014: Arnold Schwarzenegger famously made it big in Hollywood from humble -- and foreign -- beginnings. But he was hardly the first newcomer to strike gold in Tinseltown.
 
From Charlie Chaplin's 1917 film "The Immigrant" to 1990's hit "Green Card" and 2011's "A Better Life," the story of Tinseltown has long been a tale of immigrants, whose lives are reflected back on screen....

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