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Pension reform forces one Russian to defer retirement dream

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian engineer Natalia Epikhina bought herself a house with a garden, thinking she was in the home stretch to retirement - but a proposed pension reform means she may have much less time to enjoy it.

Chaos at Spanish hospital as patients and staff flee blaze

MADRID (Reuters) - More than 100 patients and workers were evacuated from a hospital in the Canary Islands on Monday night after a fire caused by the relative of a person who was receiving treatment there, the regional health chief said.

As forgiveness sweeps Ethiopia, some wonder about justice

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Ethiopia has released thousands of prisoners as a new prime minister reverses decades of security abuses. No-one knows how many were tortured.

South Africa probes state attorneys as Ramaphosa graft crackdown widens

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa will probe allegations that state attorneys defrauded government of billions of dollars by deliberately losing cases, the justice minister said on Tuesday, the latest crackdown on corruption under President Cyril Ramaphosa.

Australian archbishop begins home detention over sex abuse cover-up

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - A former Australian archbishop, the most senior Catholic cleric in the world convicted of concealing child sex abuse, was spared jail on Tuesday when he was ordered to serve his one-year sentence at home.

MCA: Address root cause of internet addiction

PETALING JAYA: The government should address the root cause of youth’s internet addiction instead of looking into restricting internet access, said MCA.

Govt may limit Internet access for teens under 17 after midnight

THE Government is looking into measures to limit Internet access for teenagers under 17 years old after midnight until 6am, as implemented in Japan and South Korea.

Think tank: Social Health Insurance scheme is regressive

KUALA LUMPUR: The Citizens’ Health Initiative (CHI) think-tank has proposed that the current tax-based financed system is maintained instead of introducing a whole new national health financing scheme.

Cuba begins public debate on modernizing Cold War-era constitution

HAVANA (Reuters) - Cuba on Monday began a rare public discussion to overhaul its Cold War-era constitution, a process the government is calling participatory democracy at its best and opponents are branding a fraud.

Muhyiddin to be up and running once health improves

KUALA LUMPUR: Home Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin wants to be back to work once his health improves further.