26.5 C
Kuala Lumpur
Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Tag: special

China’s new two-child policy law takes effect

Under the new law, married couples are now allowed to have a second child, but the legislation maintains limits on additional births.

Earlier first sexual intercourse tied to higher risk of STIs

“We are suggesting parents should worry about how and why (kids) would have sex at such an early age, not just the fact they are doing it,”

World welcomes New Year despite terror fears

The chimes of midnight will move across Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Europe and finally the Americas.

Twitter restores access to politicians’ deleted tweets

Politwoops, which began in the Netherlands and eventually spread to 30 countries, proved a frequent source of embarrassment for politicians, as well as a useful tool for journalists.

Oil ends 2015 battered by supply glut

Crude futures have dived from more than $100 a barrel in mid-2014 as abundant supplies were exacerbated by strong output by OPEC and the United States.

Malaysia scrubs out half its sovereign fund stain

Najib may never escape the shadow of 1MDB entirely but if the debts can be tamed then his critics will have one less stick with which to beat him.

Indonesia to appeal rejection of $565m haze lawsuit

Environment ministry spokesman Eka Widodo Sugiri said the government would file an appeal against the court's decision within two weeks.

‘Rat on a plane’ forces Air India flight to turn back

Air India said it had decided to turn back the flight "keeping passenger safety in mind", even though the rodent's presence was not confirmed.

How M’sians rocked, relaxed and roamed in 2015

From what we ogled, to what we Googled: top 10 lists of Malaysia's lifestyle highlights of 2015.

Israel apologises after diplomat uses S’pore flag as table cloth

It said that the director general of Israel's foreign ministry "has instructed that requisite strong disciplinary procedure will be adopted against" the erring diplomat.

ASEAN launches economic bloc but analysts sceptical

The ten-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) hailed the project as a "milestone" in combining the economic force of a resource-rich and growing market of more than 600 million people.

6 expert tips for making realistic New Year’s resolutions

Outlined in an article on the USCDornsife site, the psychologist provides pointers for giving a grounded, realistic perspective to the tradition of drafting resolutions.

Charlie Hebdo to release special issue one year after attack

The 32-page double issue -- featuring a selection of drawings by the cartoonists who died in the attack, as well as by current staff and messages of support -- will be released on January 6.

Rewind: The year in Malaysian showbiz

From outstandingly outrageous outbursts on social media, to the fading-to-black of a film producing pioneer, 2015 made us reach for popcorn and tissues.

Why overeating tends to make us depressed

The scientists discovered that the metabolism of fat shares the same biological pathway as the synaptic connections in the brain that are damaged by stress and depression.

Uber takes billionth ride in sign of upheaval

The company has reached a valuation of more than $50 billion based on private investment disclosed to date.

The science of eating: New ideas for a healthier 2016

Here we round up the key ideas that can be easily incorporated at home to help prevent mindless, overeating, and promote a healthier 2016.