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1 in 3 women in the Americas suffer abuse from partners

One in three women in the Americas has suffered violence at the hands of their domestic partner at some point in their life, according to a study released Thursday by the Pan American Health Organization.


NASA chooses nine companies to bid on flying to Moon

The US space agency on Thursday announced nine private companies, mostly start-ups, that will bid on $2.6 billion in contacts to build spacecraft to carry payloads to the Moon as early as 2019.


Indonesian island clean-up nets 40 tons of rubbish daily

Residents on a string of coral-fringed islands off Jakarta's coast are battling a tidal wave of trash, with more than 40 tons of rubbish collected daily over the past week, an official said.


Weibo eyes global expansion, foreign-language products

Chinese social media giant Weibo is making a push into foreign markets and is considering launching new products in different languages, a senior executive told AFP, brushing off concerns over censorship and credibility.


By-election soon in Cameron Highlands

The Election Court today nullified the victory of Barisan Nasional in Cameron Highlands parliamentary seat in the 14th general elections.


Over 50 whales dead in latest New Zealand stranding

More than 50 pilot whales have perished in another mass stranding in New Zealand, taking the death toll of beached marine mammals to over 200 in the past week, wildlife authorities said Friday.


Two Koreas start landmark journey for railway reconnection

A train carrying South Korean engineers and officials crossed into the North on Friday to begin a landmark joint survey to reconnect railway tracks between the two Koreas.


Five dead, 32 injured in Hong Kong coach crash

Five people were killed and 32 injured when a coach carrying Cathay Pacific staff to Hong Kong's airport collided with a taxi on Friday, police said, with passengers thrown from the coach's windows on impact.


Facebook mulled charging for access to user data

Facebook on Wednesday said it considered charging application makers to access data at the social network.


Speaker rejects motions to debate temple riot

The emergency motions submitted by MPs on both sides of the divide to debate the riot incident at the Sri Maha Mariamman temple in USJ25, Subang Jaya, in Parliament today, have been rejected.


 

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