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Drinking Too Much Soda May Be Linked To Alzheimer’s

When it comes to the dangers of regularly drinking soda and other sugar-sweetened beverages, the science is clear. It rots your teeth, makes you fat, and puts you at a higher risk of diabetes, heart attack, and stroke. The list goes on and on—just ask your doctor.

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Coca-Cola In North Korea? It's (Usually Not) The Real Thing

PYONGYANG, North Korea — Coca-Cola is possibly the world's most recognizable brand, an almost inescapable symbol of the global appeal of American-style consumer culture. There are only two countries in the world where Coke doesn't officially operate, and one of them is North Korea.

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After Controversial ‘Allah’ School Shoes, Now Bata Is Being Racist?

Pic: Facebook

Bata has been a common shoe brand among Malaysian folks of different generations, and we are all so familiar with it that we identify it as the must-have school shoes.

Read more: After Controversial ‘Allah’ School Shoes, Now Bata Is Being Racist?

Many Children Born Overseas Are In Limbo Over Their M’sian Citizenship Status

"I went back to Sabah to give birth (we live in the US). We got his Malaysian identification card, birth certificate and passport almost immediately after birth.

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[Photos] Is It Acceptable To Dress Like This, Even In A Tropical Country, Netizens Ask?

Pic: China Press

A recent photo shared on Imgur has triggered a debate online over where should we draw the line between sexy and trashy.

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United Airlines: What Not To Do After Your Customer Is Battered

On Monday, one of the top stories on Twitter (and nearly everywhere else) was about a doctor who was violently removed from an overbooked United Airlines flight to make room for a company staffer. Other passengers filmed the screaming man, who was bloodied and later removed from the plane on a stretcher, as he was dragged off the flight on Sunday evening. Before long, their videos racked up hundreds of thousands of views online.

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[VIDEO] How This Grandma From Johor Saved Young Girls From Being Raped By Japanese Soldiers During WW2

She was only 15 years old when the Japanese occupied Malaya but Yap Chwee Lan was already saving lives, rescuing the people of her town from being taken captive by Japanese soldiers during the second world war (WWII).

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Towards 50pc Market Share

Never mind the global impact of interest rate hikes by the United States Federal Reserve or of British exit from the European Union now that London has officially invoked Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, thus signalling the start of divorce negotiations with Brussels, or the downturn in Chinese gross domestic product (GDP) growth, the standout segment of the Malaysian financial system, the country’s Islamic banking sector, continues its impressive growth.

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Opinion: Hubris Meets Nepotism In Jared Kushner’s Expanded Role

Donald Trump‘s move to install his son-in-law Jared Kushner as a key power broker in the White House is misguided. It further undermines the administration’s credibility and could harm the functioning of the government.

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German Voters Deal Early Blow To Upstart Schulz

Pic: ReutersLONDON: German voters are increasingly tired of Angela Merkel, who has been chancellor for 12 years. Yet a small state election on Sunday suggests she has good odds of winning a fourth term in the country’s federal election in September. Her government would be more stable and predictable than charismatic and radical alternatives on the left. For now that’s enough to persuade the electorate.

Read more: German Voters Deal Early Blow To Upstart Schulz