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Deep in Guatemala's jungle, drugs and murder are new neighbors to palm oil

SEMUY II, Guatemala (Reuters) - Bulletholes scar a wall in the only school in Semuy II, a remote village in northeastern Guatemala where three soldiers were shot dead early in September as they searched for jungle landing strips used by drug traffickers.

The world's No.1 Scrabble player is Malaysian Ganesh Asirvatham

The world's No.1 Scrabble player, Ganesh Asirvatham, says that competitive Scrabble is not for the faint of heart. "The words that we use and the choices that we make are driven by sheer memorisation and the ability to make rapid-fire mathematical and statistical calculations on the go," he says.

Scars on Middle East landscape bear witness to past peace failures

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Talk of Middle East peace is in the air again, as politicians are set to gather in Bahrain to launch the latest in a long line of initiatives to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

US adults are spending big on videogames, playing mostly on smartphones

The average American videogamer is 33 years old, prefers to play on their smartphone and is spending big on content – 20% more than a year ago and 85% more than in 2015, a report showed on May 9.

No stopping doc from her mission

PAEDIATRICIAN Dr Adele Tan Guat Kean, 72, has put retirement on hold to carry out advocacy work that is close to her heart. She believes a lot more needs to be done to prevent childhood obesity and promote breastfeeding.

It all begins with a single step

The Star’s English education pullout makes waves of improvement in primary schools