Benedict Cheong

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Why foreigner was not allowed to donate blood

Why have young people in Japan stopped having sex? http://gu.com/p/3jtcn/fb Japan's under-40s appear to be losing interest in conventional relationships. Millions aren't dating, and increasing numbers can't be bothered with sex. For their government, "celibacy syndrome" is a looming national catastrophe. Many are turning to what sex and relationship counsellor Aoyama terms "Pot Noodle love" – easy or instant gratification. Photograph: Eric Rechsteiner/Panos Pictures

'We're going on a bar hunt … we're not old!'

A night out will go something like this. Josie Lloyd and Emlyn Rees will ask the babysitter to come to their house at 7.15pm. This gives them about a quarter of an hour to chat to her before they need to leave. "It's important to get the social bit in first," says Josie. "We might not be in a fit …

Guardian front page, Wednesday 9 October 2013: Chaotic borders scheme failing to track suspected terrorists http://gu.com/p/3jcq8/fb

Pilot who fell ill mid-flight dies after passenger lands plane

A pilot who fell ill at the controls of a light aircraft, leaving a passenger to land the plane, has died, police have said.<p>The plane had taken off from a small airfield in Doncaster in the north of England early on Tuesday morning, carrying just the pilot and the passenger. The pilot made a …

England's young people near bottom of global league table for basic skills

England is the only country in the developed world where the generation approaching retirement is more literate and numerate than the youngest adults, according to the first skills survey by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.<p>In a stark assessment of the success and failure …

Video: Woman arrested for repeatedly slapping boyfriend around the face for ‘cheating’

<b>Upsetting your girlfriend is never a good idea as one man found out the hard way in front of an audience in China.</b><p>The 23-year-old felt the full wrath …

Herman Wallace: Surviving 41 years in solitary

<b>The murder conviction of a prisoner who has spent 41 years in solitary confinement has been overturned by a judge in the US state of Louisiana. What is it like being kept in total or near total isolation?</b><p>Herman Wallace worked out, read Black Panther literature and fought the system. This week "the …

Traffic fumes make honeybees unable to recognise flower scent, study shows

Traffic fumes render the scent of flowers barely recognisable to honeybees and could have a serious impact on their ability to find food, new research has found.<p>Scientists discovered that reactive pollutants in diesel destroyed key chemicals in the odour of oilseed flowers making them smell …

'You will obscure your talent by allowing yourself to be pimped': Sinéad O'Connor tells Miley Cyrus: http://gu.com/p/3j95z/fb

Hornet deaths hit 41 with thousands hurt

The death toll from a spate of attacks by giant hornets has reached 41.<p>More than 1,600 people have been stung in China, with 37 in a serious …