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Jennifer Garner and Reese Witherspoon Gather With Famous Friends to Support a Good Cause

Reese Witherspoon, Courteney Cox, Jennifer Garner, and Renée Zellweger showed their philanthropic sides when they stepped out together at the 14th annual LA County Walk to Defeat ALS on Sunday. Courteney brought along a sign that read "Team Nanci Love," while all the ladies posed for photos wearing …

Every 7 seconds, a young girl becomes a bride, report says

<b>(CNN) —</b> The statistics are startling: Around the world, every seven seconds, a girl under 15 is married.<p>Becoming a child bride is one factor that greatly affects the future of women and girls around the world, according to a report by Save the Children released Tuesday.<p>"Child marriage starts a …

Save the Children

How a Peanut Seller Became One of Asia’s Biggest Billionaires

The man has made billions building up a conglomerate spanning real estate, gambling, and hospitality. His name is emblazoned across university …

Paedophile caught with 137,000 indecent images of children spared jail so he can start family

A paedophile who was found with more than 137,000 indecent images of children has been spared jail because he wants to start a family.<p>Richard Arrowsmith faced up to five years in prison but was handed a suspended sentence after telling a judge he wanted to become a father.<p>The 41-year-old was …

Overnight cinnamon buns with cream cheese frosting

If you're in a hurry, you can skip the overnight chilling step. This just brings out a yeastier flavour in the bun which I prefer. Instead, just proof the raw buns in a warm place for two hours and then bake.<p><b>MAKES</b><p>8 large buns<p><b>INGREDIENTS</b><p>3/4 cup (150g) warm water<br>• 2 1/4 tsp (8g) active dry yeast<br>• 1/2 cup …

Why a New York restaurateur is arming employees with Apple Watches

ShakeShack founder has announced that the managers and sommeliers at his new Union Square Cafe 2.0 eatery will wear devices to take better care of diners<p>Danny Meyer, the keeper of the golden flame of hospitality, did the unthinkable this week. He invited even more digital screens into his dining …

Watches

Catch a Rare Glimpse Inside a Walled Brothel With These Powerful Photos

"They are not just survivors or victims, they are fighting and enjoying their life in their own way."<p>Bangladesh — one of the few predominantly Muslim countries where prostitution is legal — is home to a walled brothel district, where many of the women sex workers were either trafficked or born …

The Miss Italy Runner-Up Has the Best Response to Body-Shamers

Paola Torrente is the runner-up of the Miss Italia competition—and the 22-year-old has been facing some serious backlash for her victory. The reason? Some involved with the pageant—and, of course, trolls festering on the internet—have been making snide remarks about her size-14 body, especially …

30-ha forest to be cleared for new neighbourhood at Teacher's Estate

SINGAPORE: To make way for a new neighbourhood in the Teacher's Estate area, clearing work has begun at a large part of a 30-hectare secondary forest …

Hoarding

Malaysian firms fire employees who play Pokemon Go at work: Survey

KUALA LUMPUR: A handful of companies in Malaysia have sacked employees who were caught playing Pokemon Go during office hours, according to a recent …

Apple launches waterproof iPhone 7 with new camera and wireless AirPods

New colours, faster processor and longer battery life for the smaller iPhone 7, and dual-cameras on the back for the iPhone 7 Plus – but as predicted, the headphone jack is no more<p>Apple has unveiled the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, its next generation smartphones, which have a similar aluminium look but …

YouTube Star PewDiePie Gets Twitter Timeout After ISIS Joke

PewDiePie, the most followed star on YouTube, was apparently in Twitter time-out Wednesday, shortly after he made a joke about joining ISIS.<p>An account belonging to the popular Swedish YouTuber, real name Felix Kjellberg, appeared to be suspended. It was back online a short while later.<p>A Twitter …

Alicia Keys responds after being criticised for not wearing make-up

Alicia Keys has responded on Twitter to critics who were angered after she attended the MTV Music Video Awards without any make-up on.<p>The singer wrote in an article in Lena Dunham's newsletter that she has recently taken to going bare-faced as a way to embrace her natural beauty.<p>She made headlines …

Alicia Keys

Singapore confirms 40 cases of Zika and fears more to come

Singapore has confirmed 41 cases of locally-transmitted Zika virus, mostly among foreign construction workers, and said it expected more cases to be identified.<p>All but seven of those infected have fully recovered, the health ministry and the National Environment Agency (NEA) said in a joint …

China's pushy parents enrolling their toddlers in 'CEO courses'

Children as young as three are being enrolled in “CEO courses” in China as pushy parents become obsessed with giving their offspring an advantage over their young peers.<p>The toddlers will become qualified in determining “real and fake friendships” and “techniques in dealing with conflicts among …

The Human Impact on The Natural Environment Is Actually Slowing Down

Seize the day.<p>Researchers have found that while the impact of human activity on the planet is continuing to grow, it's now doing so at a slower rate …

Celebrities Speak Up to Defend Leslie Jones After Her Website Hack

On Wednesday, Leslie Jones once again fell victim to unthinkable, horrifying cyberbullying. The actress's website was hacked, and her personal …

Italy toll rises to 247 as anguish mounts over quake past

UBC scientist working to turn crustacean shells into plastics

Where most people see an empty shell after a tasty dinner, a scientist in Vancouver sees an opportunity to create a sustainable new plastic.<p>Chemist Mark MacLachlan at the University of British Columbia is working to turn shells from lobsters, crabs and shrimp into natural materials that can be used …

5 houseplants for removing indoor air pollution

<b>New research finds that certain houseplants are best for removing specific harmful compounds.</b><p>It’s not new news that houseplants are beautiful little …

World's first self-driving taxis debut in Singapore

SINGAPORE (AP) — The world's first self-driving taxis began picking up passengers in Singapore starting Thursday.<p>Select members of the public can …

Autonomous Vehicle

Solar panels 100 times thinner than a human hair could power wearable technology revolution

Saving the Earth’s remaining resources is the need of the hour. With the population of the world growing at an unprecedented rate, their resources …

The Week in Review: Impact of Extreme Weather

Different parts of the world were hit by devastating weather over the past week, including widespread wildfires in southern California and major flooding in Louisiana and the Philippines. While the conditions that led to these disasters are seemingly disparate, their occurrence during the same week …

Bin Laden raid bestseller's author to pay $7m

<b>A former US Navy Seal who wrote a bestseller about his role in the raid that killed Osama Bin Laden is to pay nearly $7m (£5m) to the government for violating non-disclosure agreements.</b><p>Matt Bissonette failed to get clearance from the Pentagon before the book No Easy Day was published in 2012.<p>He has …

Osama Bin Laden

Racism still a problem for some Singaporeans, CNA-IPS survey finds

<b>In this second of three reports that explores the findings of a Channel NewsAsia-Institute of Policy Studies (IPS) survey on race relations, Channel</b> …

Uber’s launch of self-driving cars mimics its approach to ride-for-hire

Uber revealed today that it would put self-driving Volvo SUVs on the road in Pittsburgh, picking up actual passengers, with a driver on board only to make sure everything goes smoothly. It’s a launch of near-complete autonomous vehicles that seemed to come out of nowhere – just like Uber itself.<p>In …

Autonomous Cars

Only 12% of tickets to Rio Paralympics have been sold

If you thought it was tough to host the Rio Olympics, you ain't seen nothing yet.<p>The upcoming Paralympic Games are suffering from abysmal ticket sales and a lack of sponsors, which is leading to major budget shortfalls and probable spending cuts.<p>Just 12% of tickets have been sold for the September …

'I'm not a superstar, just the kid who beat Phelps that one time': Joseph Schooling

SINGAPORE: Since his arrival back home, Joseph Schooling has been the epitome of the smiling, obliging, consummate professional when faced with the …

Criminal Minds star Thomas Gibson sacked after hitting producer

<b>Actor Thomas Gibson has been sacked as the star of the TV programme Criminal Minds after he struck a producer.</b><p>Gibson was involved in a physical altercation on the set of the show in Los Angeles last month.<p>ABC Studios and CBS Television Studios, which produce the series, announced his dismissal in a …

Criminal Minds

Pentagon's Pokémon orders: game must go (outside) for security reasons

Defense officials restrict playtime to outside the building, citing the risks of spies tracking facilities and information via the app<p>The Pentagon has a message for its staff: Pokémon stop.<p>Anyone working at the Arlington, Virginia, headquarters of the US Department of Defense searching for …

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