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Prostitution In Malaysia: A Taboo Subject That Is Surprisingly Big Business

PROSTITUTION is ‘officially’ illegal in Malaysia, like in many Asian countries with a few exceptions, like Thailand where it is more ‘openly’ tolerated. However, in many of these countries, even though outlawed, prostitution is thriving. Over the years, the demand for prostitution has led to human trafficking from countries like China, Indonesia, Vietnam, Myanmar, and the Philippines, just to name a few.

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The Euphoria Of Running

Bottom Left: Kimberley Leggett after finishing the 2012 Penang Bridge Marathon. Bottom Right: Zulfazli Ahmad competing at the 2013 Standard Charted KL MarathonHAVE you ever heard about ‘Runners High’?  Well for people who go through the sweat, blood and tears of long-distance running, that is probably one of the things they most crave for.

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Today Is John Lennon's Birthday; Here Are 12 Facts You May Not Know About Him

JOHN LENNON was the leader and founding member of the Beatles. Whether as a singer, composer, musician, writer, or actor, John was a true original. Not only was he a great artist, but he was a truly fascinating man. (And yes, it has now been over 32 years since John Lennon was gunned down senselessly; my how the time has flown!)

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Heavy Coffee Drinking Linked To Genes - Study

coffee-beansMASSACHUSETS -- A new study led by Harvard School of Public Health and Brigham and Women’s Hospital researchers found genes may be at least partly to blame -- and not necessarily those that govern our taste buds when it comes to heavy coffee drinking.

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The Bloody Underworld Of Central America's Gangs

Members of the 18th street gang  -AFP photoJOSE was 13 when he entered the violent, murky underworld of the "maras," the gangs that have stained Central America's streets in blood.

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Male Genitalia Could Soon Be Grown In The Lab

New research could soon see regeneration and replacing of male genital organs in the lab. Pic: ReutersNEW YORK:  A major medical breakthrough could be pending as researchers at Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine say laboratory-grown penises might soon be available for those who suffer accidents or birth defects.

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October 9 Fire Prevention Day: Life-Saving Facts You Should Know

FIRE is a universal ‘enemy’ that needs no further introduction. October 9 is Fire Prevention Day and Fire Prevention Week is observed for the week of October 9. It is mainly observed in the United States and Canada.

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(WITH VID) Top 10 Horror Movies Inspired By True Events

The ConjuringSO how has your October month of Halloween been so far? Watched any horror movies yet? Last week ‘Annabelle’ opened in theatres worldwide. The film is loosely based on true events, and Malaysian Digest had also came out with an article comparing the truths and fiction between the movie and what occurred in real life (read here).

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(WITH VID) Beyonce And Nicki Minaj’s ‘Flawless (Remix)’ Video Is…Flawless

Pic: flawless.beyonce.comIf you’ve been agonizing during the last month over the fact that you missed Beyoncé and Nicki Minaj perform their “Flawless (Remix)” live in September, today, you can start to feel better.

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Fur Babies Vs Human Babies: Similar But Different Affects On Parents’ Brains

Pic: www3.sainsburys.co.ukBOSTON: Working with mothers to explore the similarities and differences of their bonds with their children vs. their dogs, a small study at Massachusetts General Hospital concluded that while the ties that bind are similarly strong, they have different effects on the brain.

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