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Selfie sticks could bring jail time in South Korea

That selfie stick in your hand. A harmless memory-maker? Or a potentially chaos-inducing electromagnetic radiation emitter?

Expanding waistlines weigh heavy on Malaysia

Malaysians have a passionate love affair with their lip-smacking cuisine -- rich curries, succulent fried chicken, buttery breads and creamy drinks -- but it is increasingly an unhealthy relationship.

Pining penguins: UK wallows in warmth of Christmas ads

As Christmas nears, British television screens are filled with heart-warming tales of lonely penguins, family reunions and homesick soldiers in an attempt to get customers to part with their cash.

The heart that matters most for diabetics

Too much sweets can actually kill the heart! Cardiovascular disease remains the leading cause of death in diabetics.

Colourful war of words plays out on Gaza's battered walls

Everywhere you turn, walls in the Gaza Strip are covered with paint -- brightly coloured slogans, political portraits and prose.

Conflict and candlelight: Myanmar's energy conundrum

When a village in the conflict-torn hills of eastern Myanmar was asked to pay authorities more than $10,000 to plug into an electricity grid, families put themselves in debt to find the cash.

Hong Kong democracy movement split in protest-weary city

Hong Kong's pro-democracy protesters are at a crossroads -- as public support fades after nearly two months of mass sit-ins and gridlocked traffic, activists are split on whether to retreat or ramp up their campaign.

Lifelong struggle for Philippine massacre widows

For Gloria Teodoro and other women widowed by the Philippines' worst political massacre, the struggle to move on with their lives is as long and painful as their fight for justice.

Parallel lives in small town America

The historic heart of this small US town was trimmed in patriotic red, white and blue for "Return Day," but only a part of the community celebrates this 200-year-old tradition marking the end of elections.

Why not lowering RON95 petrol price?

Although the price difference between RON97 and RON95 has been narrowed to 25 sen a litre after the price of RON97 was lowered by 20 sen, bringing its price to RM2.55 per litre, economic analysts, however, reminded drivers that they can still save RM12.50 for every 50 litre of petrol if they choose RON95.