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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.

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Parent Slammed For Sending Child To School With Cold McDonald’s Happy Meal As Packed Lunch

The parents of a child at a primary school in Kent have been criticised for sending their child to school with a cold McDonald’s Happy Meal as their packed lunch.

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Opinion: Almost Like A Premonition Of Terror

The London terror attack has overshadowed the US-led anti-IS coalition's meeting in Washington. In light of the attack, certain statements now appear almost prophetic. But a clear vision is lacking, writes Miodrag Soric.

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M’sians Why Are You So Ungrateful Over Affordable Healthcare? Asks Singaporean

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Not long ago, Malaysians grumbled when it was announced that charges for hospital wards will slightly go up. But is the first increase in 30 years something that bad, especially when compared to other countries with expensive healthcare?

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How Often Are People Having Sex — And Is It Enough?

There are a lot benefits to having sex — physical, emotional and otherwise — but a new study has found that American couples are spending less and less time between the sheets than they did a decade ago. What gives?

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Report: Cologne New Year's Eve Attacks 'Could Have Been Prevented'

A report obtained by German media has slammed authorities for mistakes leading to the mass sexual assaults at the city's train station. Police public relations in the aftermath were self-serving, the report also said.

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These 10 Clues Will Alert LHDN To Investigate Tax Evaders In Malaysia

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Contrary to popular assumption, the Internal Revenue Department (LHDN) doesn't just go after wealthy titled individuals as seen in the recent investigation of several Tan Sris and Datuk Seri over tax evasion.

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New Drug For One In Five Breast Cancers

Around 10,000 women a year in the UK might benefit from a new type of breast cancer treatment, say scientists.

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Children's Risk Of Developing Type 2 Diabetes Soars With Just Three Hours Of Screen Time A Day

Children who spend hours staring at smartphones have a raised risk of type 2 diabetes, experts have warned.

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It's Stressful Being A Student These Days

KUALA LUMPUR: "A student fell from the building," my daughter who is studying at a private institution of higher learning messaged me via Whatsapp, recently.

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