• Soon, cheap computers and 'throwaway' cell phones

    Washington, April 18 (IANS) Inexpensive computers, cell phones and other systems that substitute flexible plastic for silicon chips may be one step closer to reality. A proposal by University of Iowa researchers describes a way for overcoming a major obstacle to the development of such plastic…

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    • Replacement Asian Games hosts needed fast, not Singapore - Ng

      By Patrick Johnston SINGAPORE (Reuters) - The Olympic Council of Asia must move fast to find a replacement city to host the 2019 Asian Games, International Olympic Committee Vice President Ng Ser Miang told Reuters on Friday, but ruled out his suitable Singapore homeland as an option. Vietnam's…

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      • Gaga's un-retouched images cause uproar

        Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott are said to be upset that un-retouched images they took of Lady Gaga for her Versace campaign were leaked.

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        • Indonesia’s armed forces chief says “no apology” for warship’s name

          General Moeldoko, the head of Indonesia’s Armed Forces, has clarified that he had not apologised for the naming of a warship after two Indonesian marines who had been involved in the 1965 MacDonald House bombing in Singapore.

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          • Study: sleeping positions reflect quality of relationships

            Whether a couple sleeps face to face or back to back, with or without physical contact, is a good indicator of relationship health, according to a study presented at the Edinburgh International Science Festival, which is taking place in the Scottish city through April 20. Couples who sleep closer…

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            • Arsenal to make shock move for Manchester United defender Smalling

              Arsene Wenger first attempted to buy the England international before he joined the Red Devils from Fulham and the Gunners are willing to pay up to £12 million this summer

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              • Captain not at helm of capsized S. Korean ferry

                As the dive teams worked on accessing the ferry, two divers bored holes in the hull and began injecting oxygen into the ship. Three giant, floating cranes reached the disaster site, but regional coastguard commander Kim Soo-Hyun stressed they would not begin lifting the multi-deck ferry until they…

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                • [Interview] Girls’ Generation Sunny, “We Were Selfish and Tried to Stand Out More Than Other Members”

                  About other eight members, Sunny said, “I think we are more than a family now. Sunny will be playing the mother parrot ‘Jewel’, which was played by Anne Hathaway in the American version. 

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                  • Told to ‘shut up’ on Twitter, Zul Noordin lashes back at Khairy

                    KUALA LUMPUR, April 18 — A feud is breaking out between former Perkasa vice president Datuk Zulkifli Noordin and Umno Youth chief Khairy Jamaluddin on Twitter. Told unequivocally by the minister...

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                    • Singaporeans slam NEA's $120 licence requirement for tissue sellers

                      Singaporeans on social media reacted angrily to news that tissue sellers at hawker centres and street corners are being required to pay for an annual licence.

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                      • World to face acute food shortage by 2050: US expert

                        Washington, April 18 (IANS) In a shocking report, a top scientist from the US Agency for International Development has warned that the world is less than 40 years away from a food shortage that would have serious implications for people and governments. "For the first time in human history, food…

                        IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News21 mins ago
                        • Miley’s infection ‘gone horribly wrong’

                          Miley Cyrus could reportedly be in hospital for up to a month.

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                          • S.Korea investigates capsized ferry crew, stowage as rescue hampered

                            By Jungmin Jang and Ju-min Park MOKPO/JINDO South Korea (Reuters) - A junior officer was steering a South Korean ferry when it capsized two days ago, investigators said on Friday, as rescuers battled strong tides and murky waters to search for hundreds of missing, many of them school children,…

                            Reuters34 mins ago
                            • This origami-like lightbulb may be the world’s most energy efficient

                              How many engineers does it take to change a light bulb? Three, it turns out.

                              Tech in Asia
                              • After Sarawak ejection, PKR’s Tian Chua now booted from Sabah

                                KUALA LUMPUR, April 18 — PKR’s Chua Tian Chang was deported from the Kota Kinabalu airport in Sabah today, less than a month after the opposition lawmaker was denied entry into Sarawak. Chua,...

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                                • Heartbreaking texts from students on sinking S. Korea ferry

                                  Heart-wrenching messages of fear, love and despair, sent by high school students from a sinking South Korean ferry, added extra emotional weight Thursday to a tragedy that has stunned the nation. Nearly 300 people -- most of them students on a high school trip to a holiday island -- are still…

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                                  • How a mom stole a car in under 60 seconds

                                    “I didn't steal your car but I think my mom may have. It's a long story. I'll explain, but your car is safe and sound," read the flier posted in Red Hook, Brooklyn. It’s a strange tale that began when Cheyrl Thorpe was asked by her daughter Nekisia Davis to dog sit her Pomeranian at her apartment,…

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                                    • Reservoir to be flushed because of urinating teen

                                      PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The mix of 38 million gallons of treated water and one teen's urine has proven unacceptable to Portland officials who plan to flush away the whole lot — the second time in less than three years the city has gone to such lengths to keep its water pure.

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                                      • From Air Itam, memories of ‘Karpal’s coffee shop’

                                        GEORGE TOWN, April 18 — In the working-class neighbourhood of Air Itam in Penang’s Bukit Gelugor constituency, the Ju Huat Coffee Shop is just another local eatery in a city famous for its food....

                                        The Malay Mail Online
                                        • Homemaker joins Japan girl band AKB48

                                          Japanese commercial music juggernaut AKB48 has added a 37-year-old mother of two to the wildly popular all-girl group as it looks to broaden the appeal of its teen-dominated line-up. Enter homemaker Mariko Tsukamoto, a mother of two, who was picked from a pool of over 5,000 applicants including an…

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