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Final Goodbye: Roll Call Of Some Who Died In 2014

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They each turned a moment of violence into a call to action. For James Brady, that moment came when he was shot and wounded by a would-be presidential assassin. For Chung Eun-yong, it was the killings of his two children during the Korean War.

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10 Animals That Trade Sex For Favors

Photo: Adelie penguinsHumans didn't invent the idea of combining sex and commerce. Plenty of animals are willing to mate, but only if the price is right. Here are 10 animals who will offer sex for reasons other than just preserving the species.

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A Smartphone As A Holiday Gift? Not Such A Brilliant Idea

Photo: The TelegraphBefore the holidays, wireless carriers slash prices on hot smartphone models -- making them a tempting buy for anyone looking for a gift. But do smartphones really make good gifts?

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Dengue Fever Malaysia's 'Main Enemy' In 2014

Photo: curitibainenglish.com.brKUALA LUMPUR  -- Dengue fever, a disease transmitted by the Aedes mosquito, has emerged as the 'main enemy' to Malaysians, with the disease spreading at an alarming rate compared to previous years.

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15 Things You Didn't Know About Disneyland

Photo: disneyland.disney.go.comThere are a ton of secrets Disneyland keeps close to the vest, which is pretty much always the case with insanely happy places.

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Are Malays Starting To Leave The Country?

Marina Mahathir told Malay Mail Online in October she knows of several malays who say they don't want to return their homelandKUALA LUMPUR — The South China Morning Post has suggested that Muslim Malays are starting to leave Malaysia as the country’s lurch towards authoritarianism and fundamentalism starts to bite.

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A New Year Lies Ahead- 5 Things I Realise That Will Not Change

When December comes, we get a slight nostalgic notion. A mixed feeling between reminiscing how quickly another year is about to pass us by, and all the things we could have done. Then, we come up with a list of at least 10 resolutions for the following year that we never fulfill (OK, maybe just 1 and 2).

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Captain America 2 Slammed For Being A Careless Mess

With a few exceptions, 2014 was a great year for superhero movies, and one of the best reviewed films in the genre was Captain America: The Winter Soldier.

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When ‘Selfies’ Extend To Plane Cockpits, Pilots Could Land Themselves In Trouble

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Last week, Quartz published an article showcasing photographs pilots have taken from the cockpit of aircraft to post on Instagram.

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Will Pakistan’s Grief Force It To Cut Ties With Islamic Militants?

Photo: ReutersPakistan’s army knew it would pay a price when it launched an offensive in the mountains of North Waziristan.

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