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KOTA KINABALU: Stressed out about Valentine’s Day and what gifts to buy?

Chinese New Year 2016

View news, traffic updates and video offerings in our special microsite in conjunction with the Year of the Monkey.

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‘Monday Afternoon Fever’ in S. Korea’s old-age discos

SEOUL: As the mercury outside plunges to minus 10 degrees on an ice-cold Monday afternoon, the dance floor inside the Kukilgwan Palace is packed with grey-haired Korean couples moving to the rhythms of high-volume disco.

Discourse vital in democracy

We don’t have to agree with each other but we must have meaningful discussions to have a healthy exchange of opinion. That’s how we learn.

The Human Papilloma Virus (HPV). - File pix

Men face higher risk of cancers linked to oral sex

WASHINGTON: Men are twice as likely as women to get cancer of the mouth and throat linked to the human papillomavirus, or HPV, one of the most common sexually transmitted infections, researchers say.

A 5.8-magnitude earthquake hit the New Zealand city of Christchurch on Feb 14, 2016. - PHOTO: USGS

5.8-magnitude quake hits New Zealand city

WELLINGTON: A 5.8-magnitude earthquake hit the New Zealand city of Christchurch Sunday, seismologists said, sending goods flying off shelves.

The Albert Einstein Memorial is pictured in Washington, D.C. February 11, 2016. Scientists have for the first time detected gravitational waves, ripples in space and time hypothesized by Albert Einstein a century ago, in a landmark discovery announced on Thursday that opens a new window for studying the cosmos.  - Reuters

Photo Gallery: The week in pictures

Here are some pictures of events that took place in the past week. Pictures are courtesy of EPA, AFP and Reuters.

Origin of a virus: Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI) employee Gerald Mukisa walking in the Zika Forest, Kampala, Uganda. The Zika virus was first discovered in this small forest in 1947 and was named after it. —EPA

No U-turn for Uganda

The nation, with its colourful past, needed peace and relative prosperity more than anything after the rule of Idi Amin and Milton Obote. Yoweri Museveni was seen to be the answer but is his continuing rule the best thing for his country?

Artist and subject: Volchkova with Pang (right) who was depicted in the mural in the background.

Balik Pulau a canvas for street artist Volchkova

BALIK PULAU: Three huge street murals on the outer sidewalls of pre-war shops here are giving this rustic town of the western side of Penang island a much brighter hue.

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No, Umno is not in denial

The new information chief sits down with Sunday Star for a frank and exclusive discussion about the issues affecting the party.

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New Zealand's Christchurch rocked by 5.7 magnitude quake

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - A strong 5.7 magnitude earthquake struck near Christchurch in New Zealand on Sunday, causing cliffs to collapse into the sea but no major damage to the city, which was devastated by a 2011 quake which killed nearly 200 people.

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National singles shuttler Lee Ying Ying in action at the national grand prix finals last year. - BERNAMA
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