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Goodbye, Math And History: Finland Wants To Abandon Teaching Subjects At School

Finland already has one of the best school education systems. It always ranks near the top in mathematics, reading, and science in the prestigious PISA rankings (the 2012 list, pdf) by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.

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Fancy Cinderella's Glass Slippers? Here's Your Dream Come True

I have secretly long awaited for my fairy godmother to arrive so I would be able to own a pair of glass slippers like Cinderella. Of course, which girl wouldn’t dream of it?

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Lee Kuan Yew’s Quick Wit And Controversial Remarks

SINGAPORE: Singapore’s first prime minister, Lee Kuan Yew, who died on Monday aged 91, was renowned for his sharp tongue, quick wit and controversial remarks. Here are a selection of his comments:

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The Most Brilliant Politician You Never Knew

Singapore's founding father, Lee Kuan YewTo capture the essence of Singapore’s former Prime Minister, Lee Kuan Yew, you could point to the fact that Nixon once described him as a man who “might have attained the world stature of a Churchill, a Disraeli, or a Gladston” were he born in another country. Or the fact that Lee has served as a mentor to likes of Deng Xiaoping and Xi Jinping. Or, more recently, Obama’s assessment that Lee is a “legendary figure of Asia in the 20th and 21st centuries.”

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Glory, Glory - Najib Savors Man Utd At Local Restaurant

JOHOR BAHRU – Fans of the two giants of English football – Manchester United (Man Utd) and Liverpool, who were watching the live-telecast yesterday between the two teams at a local restaurant here were up for a pleasant surprise as they were joined by none other than Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak.

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The Wanted 18: A Tale Of Talking Cows And Palestinian Rebellion

Amer Shomali photographed 007“It was quite terrifying,” says Amer Shomali of his decision to make a funny film (featuring talking cows) about a very serious situation (the Palestinian uprising against Israeli occupation in the late 80s and early 90s).

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Will PAS Still Be In The Opposition?

PAS Youth Chief Nasrudin Tantawi shared with Malaysian Digest  his thoughts on the future of PAS within the Opposition.

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Breakfast Of Champions: Oprah Winfrey’s Smoothie

Oprah smoothieAfter years of dieting, media mogul, actor and television host Oprah Winfrey is these days extremely careful about what she eats.

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The 10 Airlines With the Best Economy Class Seats

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With ever-rising airfare rates, along with taxes and baggage fees to contend with, flying economy is the only possible option for the vast majority of travelers. That doesn't necessarily have to mean skimping on comfort and amenities, though -- by doing a bit of research before booking, it's easy to see that not all airplane seats are equal, and choosing the right economy class flight can mean hours of comfortable sleep rather than a sore back and stiff neck. To help you find the airlines that offer the best bang for your buck in terms of comfort, we've used the World Airline Awards for reference to build this list of the ten best economy class seats. Enjoy!

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One More Terry Pratchett Discworld Book To Come Out Later This Year

Discworld fans lamented at Terry Pratchett’s death last week, but lose hope not, for there is one last book you can look forward to: Pratchett’s The Shepherd’s Crown, which is part of Tiffany Aching’s series as the young witch trying to find her own place a in Discworld...as a young witch.

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