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Women more likely to die of heart attack if doctor is male

Women suffering heart attacks in hospital emergency rooms in the United States are more likely to die if their doctor is a man than a woman, warned a study.


Earth risks tipping into 'hothouse' state: study

The planet urgently needs to transition to a green economy because fossil fuel pollution risks pushing the Earth into a lasting and dangerous "hothouse" state, researchers warned.


The odd-job volunteers 'fixing' Hong Kong politics

As attendance at Hong Kong's traditional protest rallies wanes, one pro-democracy group is trying to win hearts and minds in a more pragmatic way -- through plumbing, electrics and household repairs.


NASA to launch first Sun-skimming spaceship

NASA is poised to launch a $1.5 billion spacecraft on a brutally hot journey toward the Sun, offering scientists the closest-ever view of our strange and mysterious star.


Nationwide probe after Tokyo med school excludes women

Japan Friday launched an unprecedented probe into gender discrimination at all the nation's medical universities after a Tokyo medical school admitted altering the entrance test results of female applicants to exclude them.


MCA to use own logo in Balakong

The MCA central committee has decided to use the party's logo instead of BN logo in the upcoming Balakong by-election.


Samsung unveils newest smartphone hoping for sales boost

South Korean electronics giant Samsung unveiled the new Galaxy Note 9 smartphone Thursday, its latest effort to address flagging sales of the high-functioning gadgets.


Germany lifts ban on Nazi symbols in computer, video games

Computer and video games can include swastikas and other Nazi symbols, a German industry body said Thursday, after a heated debate over the "Wolfenstein" franchise in which gamers battle Third Reich forces.


Strong 5.9-magnitude quake jolts Lombok again

A strong aftershock struck Indonesia's Lombok on Thursday, causing panic among evacuees sheltering after a devastating earthquake killed more than 160 on the holiday island four days earlier.


Indonesia quake toll jumps to 164, survivors wait for aid

The devastating earthquake on the Indonesian island of Lombok was "exceptionally destructive" and wiped out entire villages in the worst-hit regions, relief agencies warned as the death toll jumped to more than 160 on Thursday.


 

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