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Thousands flee as Bali raises volcano alert to highest level

A rumbling volcano on Bali could erupt at any moment, authorities warned Monday as they raised alert levels to maximum, accelerated a mass evacuation and closed the main airport, leaving thousands of tourists stranded on the Indonesian resort island.


Pope faces high-wire act as he lands in Myanmar

Pope Francis flew to Myanmar on Monday in one of his most sensitive trips yet, as religious tensions fester in the mainly Buddhist nation that has bristled at global outrage over its treatment of Rohingya Muslims.


Bali raises volcano alert to highest level

An eruption could be imminent at a volcano belching huge plumes of smoke on Indonesia's resort island of Bali, officials warned Monday, as they raised the alert to the highest level and increased the exclusion zone.


Abusive avatars help schizophrenics fight 'voices'

"You're rubbish. You're rubbish. You're a waste of space." The computer avatar pulls no punches as it lays into the young woman, a schizophrenia sufferer, facing the screen.


4 in 10 cancers due to 'modifiable risks'

About four in 10 cancers in the United States are due to lifestyle choices -- such as smoking and eating poorly -- and other risks that might be avoidable, researchers said Tuesday.


Energy-saving LEDs boost light pollution worldwide

The Earth's night is getting brighter, with artificially lit outdoor surfaces growing at an annual rate of 2.2% between 2012 and 2016.


Buddhist nationalism burns as Pope visits Myanmar

A fiery brand of Buddhist nationalism is burning brighter than ever as Myanmar braces for its first ever papal visit, posing a challenge to the message of religious tolerance Pope Francis is expected to preach next week.


China probes new daycare scandal after 'needle marks' on toddlers

Chinese police have launched an investigation into alleged child abuse at a Beijing pre-school after parents found apparent needle marks on toddlers, sparking new outrage days after a scandal at another daycare.


Pope's Asia tour stirs fond memories for Thai-based cousin

From the courtyard of a Catholic girls' school outside Bangkok, Sister Ana Rosa Sivori is eagerly awaiting a visit to the region from her second cousin -- Pope Francis.


More accountable online advertising platform

Five leading media groups in the country signed a memorandum of understanding today for the establishment of Malaysia Premium Publishers Marketplace that will provide advertisers and readers more transparent, fair and high quality online advertising and reading services.


 

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