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Friday, Nov 30

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Hair dye allergy swells woman's head to twice its size

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A Frenchwoman experienced a severe allergic reaction after she applied hair dye that caused her head to swell in a bulbous shape, doubling its original size. Nineteen-year-old Estelle from Paris first took antihistamines after her scalp…

Wednesday, Nov 28

03

SpongeBob SquarePants animated series creator dies at age 57

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LOS ANGELES - The creator of the animated television series SpongeBob SquarePants, Stephen Hillenburg, has died at the age of 57, the Nickelodeon television network said on Tuesday (Nov 27). Hillenburg had said last year that he was…

Thursday, Nov 22

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Colorectal Cancer: Risk Factors and Prevention |Health Plus

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Colorectal cancer, the most common cancer in Singapore, is also one of the most preventable. Yet, not enough people are going for screening to detect it early at the precancerous stage. What causes colorectal cancer? The exact cause of…

Wednesday, Nov 21

05

Laws to protect workers' rights expanded to cover all employees

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For rank-and-file white-collar workers, or non-workmen, the monthly salary threshold was raised from $2,500 to $2,600, a move that brings another 100,000 workers under Part IV protection. But for workmen - manual or blue-collar workers -…

04

Survey finds smoking damages male fertility

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Male smokers are at higher risk of reproductive problems, including difficulty conceiving, abnormal sperm and partners who have miscarriages or deformed foetuses, according to a survey based on more than 4,000 male patients across China.…

Tuesday, Nov 20

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Lift plunges 84 floors in Chicago skyscraper after cable snaps

Six people had the scare of their lives on Nov 16, after the lift they were riding in plummeted 84 stories down a skyscraper in Chicago, United States. According to The Washington Post, the group boarded the express lift in the 100-storey…

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As he gets Hollywood Walk of Fame star, Snoop Dogg thanks ... himself

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LOS ANGELES - California rapper Snoop Dogg received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Monday, and celebrated by giving himself a big thank you. The musician and star of an unlikely television pairing with lifestyle guru Martha…

Monday, Nov 19

06

Actress Rebecca Lim channels a darker side in new crime drama

The Asian remake of The Bridge has thrown up plenty of surprises since it was announced that streaming service Viu would be recreating the Swedish-Danish crime thriller, and this includes casting actress Rebecca Lim in its leading role.…

Monday, Nov 12

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Miley Cyrus loses home

Miley Cyrus has lost her home in the California wildfires. The 25-year-old singer is "completely devastated" by the destruction the blaze has cased but she's "grateful" that she, fiance Liam Hemsworth and their pets safely evacuated the…

05

Stephen Hawking auction of personal items raises $2.48m

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A copy of Stephen Hawking's doctorate thesis signed in a shaky hand was the highlight of an auction of the British physicist's personal items in London, which raised nearly $1.8 million (S$2.48 million). The copy, one of only five…

Friday, Nov 9

04

High blood pressure before age 40 tied to earlier strokes, heart disease

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People who develop high blood pressure before age 40 have a higher risk of heart disease and strokes in middle age, two new studies suggest. One of the studies followed 4,800 young adults in the US and found elevated blood pressure before…

Thursday, Nov 8

05

MACC to question Najib over $413 million solar panel project in Sarawak

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PUTRAJAYA - Ex-Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak arrived at the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) MACC headquarters at 9.40am on Thursday (Nov 8) after being summoned again for questioning. The Pekan MP came in a Proton .…

Wednesday, Nov 7

08

Runaway mining train travels 90km without driver

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A huge runaway train laden with iron ore had to be derailed remotely after speeding through the Australian outback for almost an hour. The 268-wagon train started on its solo journey when the driver got down from his cab to carry out an…

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Chinese firm's punishment on staff for low sales - whipping, drinking urine, eating cockroaches

Employees in a home improvement firm in Zunyi, Guizhou province in China were discovered being abused by their managers for failing to meet sales targets. A video of the staff being flogged with belts and forced to drink urine and eat…

Friday, Nov 2

05

Japanese warehouse manager admits to molesting woman in female toilet at Far East Square

SINGAPORE - A Japanese expat trespassed into a female toilet at Far East Square and molested a woman as she was washing her hands. Warehouse manager Wataru Murase, 29, did not run away when his terrified 21-year-old victim screamed.

Thursday, Nov 1

09

Fury as Saudis execute Indonesian maid without warning

JAKARTA - Tuti Tursilawati became on Monday the latest Indonesian migrant worker to have been executed by Saudi Arabia. She was found guilty of murdering her employer's father. Since her arrest in 2010 she had pleaded self-defense against…

Tuesday, Oct 30

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We don't make deals with criminals: Mahathir

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KUALA LUMPUR - We don't make deals with criminals, says Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. He said this in response to allegations that a deal was being cut with the 40 Umno MPs who allegedly expressed the desire to join Parti Pribumi…

Saturday, Oct 27

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Motorcyclist dies after getting hit by taxi at Eng Neo Ave, cabby arrested

A 52-year-old man died after he was hit by a taxi along Eng Neo Avenue on Saturday morning (Oct 27). The taxi driver, a 48-year-old man, was arrested for causing death by negligent act. Stomp contributor Young Kuan-Sing alerted Stomp to…

Friday, Oct 26

06

Heightened cancer risk in tall people due to number of cells: Study

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Taller people have a higher risk of cancer "hard wired" into them partly because they have more cells for the disease to target, a study claimed Wednesday. Researchers in the US examined populations across three continents and found that…

Monday, Oct 22

05

Lioness kills father of her cubs at US zoo

NEW YORK - A lioness has killed the father of her three cubs, suffocating her mate by inflicting injuries to his neck at the Indianapolis Zoo in an attack not fully understood by zoo staff. The lions had been held together at the zoo for…

Thursday, Oct 18

09

Woman hit by car, dragged along road in Malaysia

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PETALING JAYA - CCTV footage of a woman hit by a car and dragged along the street yesterday at Shaftsbury Square, Cyberjaya has gone viral. The video was posted on social media by the Cyberjaya Community Facebook page.

Tuesday, Oct 16

05

German police not ruling out 'terror' motive in hostage drama

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A man who hurled a burning molotov cocktail then took a woman hostage at a major German railway station Monday may have acted with a "terrorist" motive, police said. Police said they found a passport issued to a 55-year-old Syrian man at…

Wednesday, Oct 10

10

Japan overtakes Singapore as world's most powerful passport

LONDON - Japan has overtaken Singapore to claim the top spot on the 2018 Henley Passport Index, having gained visa-free access to Myanmar this month. Japan now enjoys visa-free/visa-on-arrival access to 190 destinations, compared to…

Friday, Oct 5

Breast Cancer Screening in Singapore: All about Mammograms | Health Plus

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Around the world, breast cancer is the most common cancer among women, and the disease is on the rise. In Singapore, the incidence of breast cancer has almost tripled over the last 4 decades. According to the Singapore Cancer Registry,…

Tuesday, Oct 2

06

How Trump's son-in-law helped a US$1.2 trillion trade zone stay intact

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OTTAWA/WASHINGTON - Robert Lighthizer was the public face of arduous, year-long talks to rework NAFTA, but as he savored a successful conclusion in the White House Rose Garden on Monday, the U.S. trade representative singled out another…

Sunday, Sep 30

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'Guang' is an award-winning Malaysian film even before it hits cinemas

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Malaysian film Guang picked up two awards at the 13th Chinese Youth Generation Film Forum in Wuhan, China, on Sept 16. Director Quek Shio Chuan took home Best New Director while actor Kyo Chen won Best New Actor for his portrayal of…

Saturday, Sep 29

06

Whale of a tale: Malaysians know who they want to play Jho Low in movie

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PETALING JAYA - Move aside, Singapore - who needs to lay claim to Crazy Rich Asians when you've got a Billion Dollar Whale? Malaysians were aflutter over the news that the movie based on the book Billion Dollar Whale will be produced by…

Thursday, Sep 27

04

NUS falls one place in university rankings and loses its title as Asia's No. 1

SINGAPORE - The National University of Singapore (NUS) slid one place to the 23rd position in the latest Times Higher Education World University Rankings released on Wednesday (Sept 26), and has lost its Asia's top university accolade to…

Tuesday, Sep 25

05

Chinese actress Fan Bingbing being probed by tax authority

The tax authority in China has finally responded to the case of Chinese star Fan Bingbing, who has dropped out of public view for more than three months, China Press reported. Jiangsu's provincial tax service department said the…

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K-Pop sensation BTS urges world's youth to 'just speak yourself' in address to UN

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UNITED NATIONS - K-Pop sensation BTS brought their star power to the United Nations on Monday (Sept 24), telling the world's youth to listen to their inner voice and resist pressure to conform. "No matter who you are, where you're from,…