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LAST_UPDATEThu, 30 Jun 2016 4pm

Happy Heterosexual Pride Day!

And don’t forget to set your reminder for Aggrieved Jackass Day.

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Malaria Vaccine Loses Effectiveness Over Several Years

An experimental vaccine against malaria known as Mosquirix — or RTS,S — weakens over time and is only about four percent effective over a seven-year span, researchers said Wednesday.

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New York’s Empire State Building To Go Dark For Turkey

New York’s famed Empire State Building will go dark on Wednesday in tribute to the 41 people killed and 239 wounded in a suicide attack at Istanbul’s main international airport.

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Miss Teen USA Axes ‘Outdated’ Bikini Competition

NEW YORK: One of America’s top beauty pageants has axed its swimsuit competition, ditching bikinis for sportswear to fend off years of complaints that parading in a bikini is sexist and demeaning.

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“Where Is That Turkey Flag Facebook Filter?”, Strong Messages Emerge On #PrayForTurkey By Social Media Users

As Turkey mourns 42 people who have been killed and more than 230 hurt in Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport, after three suicide bombers, likely from the Islamic State (ISIS) group, blew themselves up after opening fire on Tuesday, netizens have responded using the hashtag #PrayForTurkey.

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Google Brings Earth Into Better Focus

SAN FRANCISCO: Google’s free online mapping service is bringing the world into better focus with an updated version of Earth that takes advantage of photos from a US Landsat 8 satellite.

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‘Game Of Thrones’ Season Finale Scores Record Ratings

NEW YORK: Hit fantasy TV show “Game of Thrones” pulled in nearly nine million viewers Sunday, its highest one-day audience figures ever, for the season six finale broadcast on HBO.

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Guess What Watch Hong Kong's Richest And Asia's 2nd Richest Businessman Worth US$28 Billion Wears?

Pic: Bloomberg

Sir Li Kar Shing is a Hong Kong legend in his own right, renowned business magnate, investor, and philanthropist worth around US$ 28 billion and famous for living frugally.

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What Are Today's Headlines?

The frontpages of the English dailies today are dominated by the news of Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng being arrested early yesterday evening over graft charges.

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World's Largest Uncut Diamond Fails To Sell In London

Pic: AFPLONDON: The world's largest uncut diamond failed to sell at auction in London on Wednesday after the bids fell short of the reserve price.

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