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Dementia Risk Linked To Some Medicines

A study links the long-term use of some drugs with a higher risk of dementia.

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Column: Malaysia A Partner On The Korean Road To Peace

KUALA LUMPUR – The eyes of the world, which were on the Korean Peninsula with the splendid opening of the PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games in February 2018, are now shiftingfocus to Panmunjom with the Inter-Korean Summit set to be held tomorrow, April 27.

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Hired Assassins In Malaysia

About two months ago a certain incident shook the world. Sergei Skripal, a former Russian spy who acted as a double agent for Britain, was poisoned along with his daughter Yulia in a Salisbury park. Britain was quick to blame Russia for the act, and 16 countries, including the United States, expelled dozens of Russian diplomats as punishment for the assassination attempt. The rage was vented over the idea of attempting an assassination – the West is extremely sensitive to human life – but even more over the idea that Russia dared to carry it out on British soil.

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Starbucks Was Never About The Coffee. It’s Taking Over Public Space—And Controlling It

In Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me, Dr. Evil’s team briefly abandons its traditional hostage-taking tactics and conspires to instead take over the world by investing in Starbucks.

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Commentary: Beware The Deep Ironies Of The Malaysian Opposition Coalition

Dr Mahathir Mohamad at a news conference after a leadership council meeting of the Pakatan Harapan coalition

SINGAPORE: In early March, the Malaysian Pakatan Harapan opposition coalition formally launched its common manifesto, known as the Buku Harapan.

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Op-Ed: Why Malaysia Is Leading The Way In Asean For Poverty Eradication

A group of children in Raub, Pahang, watch cartoons on a tablet. Malaysia's poverty rate is lowest among its peers in Southeast Asia at 3.8pc. Source: Shutterstock

SO MUCH – perhaps too much – has been said of late about matters pertaining to poverty incidence and income or wealth disparity in Malaysia.

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How Pakistani School Textbooks Mould Its Students’ Skewed Worldview

Prior to 1977, no textbook contained any mention of the “Pakistan ideology.” But after that, the construct became the starting point and the central premise of high school Pakistan Studies texts.

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Is Sutan Puasa The Founder Of Kuala Lumpur?

A photograph of Sutan Puasa.

KUALA LUMPUR -- Is a Mandailing merchant, Sutan Puasa, the founder of Kuala Lumpur?

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Crowds Don't Translate Into Votes: Salleh

KUALA LUMPUR: The opposition should not count on big crowds at their 'ceramah' sessions to translate into votes in the coming 14th general election (GE14).

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Book Excerpt: How Birmingham Shaped MLK’s Civil Rights’ Struggle

Congress of Racial Equality members march in Washington D.C. in memory of those killed in the Birmingham bombings, 1963. REUTERS/Library of Congress

"By early 1963, Martin Luther King had stalled and – particularly to younger activists in the SNCC – seemed increasingly irrelevant. He needed to shake things up.” writes David Margolick in “The Promise and the Dream: The Untold Story of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy.” King chose Birmingham, Alabama, which he called the worst big city in race relations in the United States, as the place to do that. In this excerpt from the book, Margolick examines how the Birmingham campaign pushed the Kennedy administration to introduce its bill on civil rights.

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