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'You are handsome' - Essential English as China scrubs up for maiden G20 summit

HANGZHOU, China (Reuters) - China is sparing no effort to ensure its first-ever G20 summit passes off perfectly, enforcing measures to close factories, offer English lessons to elderly residents and even a $1.5-billion (£1.1 billion) giveaway to get some to leave town.

Chief priests from India to perform mass prayer session at Batu Caves

KLANG: History will be created at the Batu Caves Sri Subramaniam Swami temple Sunday when the chief priests of six major temples dedicated to Lord Murugan in India come together to conduct a mass prayer session for education.

Gymnastics - Only Biles can beat Biles in Rio

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - There is only one person who appears capable of beating gymnast Simone Biles at the Rio Olympics -- Simone Biles.

Pixar-inspired Cozmo robot has big personality, big screen hopes

A new palm-sized robot is vying to become a favourite toy, equipped with a cheeky personality and hopes for a possible future entertainment franchise.

Gymnastics - Uchimura and Douglas seek back-to-back golds

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - With their graceful lines and soaring tumbles, Kohei Uchimura and Gabby Douglas will be attempting to pull off a feat in the Rio Games that no gymnast has accomplished in over 40 years -- capturing back-to-back all-around Olympic golds.

Female golfers hope to score a birdie for gender equality at Rio Olympics

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Golf's return to the Olympics after more than a century gives women golfers the opportunity to show they are as talented as male players and deserve to earn the same, female competitors said ahead of the opening of the Rio Games.

Advantages of NZ education

MANY of us studied hard in order to get a degree which we believed would pave the way for an easier life ahead.

Martins showcase cooking skills

MALACCA: Renowned chef Martin Yan met Julie’s Biscuits Director Martin Ang recently when the former visited the factory.

Kenya's traditional midwives in frontline of drive to cut maternal deaths

KISUMU, Kenya (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - By the time she was three months pregnant, 24-year-old Cynthia Salome had already decided that she wanted her husband's grandmother to be her midwife when it was time to give birth.

Great offers await visitors to FitForLife Penang

PETALING JAYA: Getting fit can be fun, and the good folks at Great Eastern Life want to show the public at the upcoming FitForLife Penang that healthy living is definitely not boring.

Life Inspired has a chic new look

2020 is all about change, and Life Inspired did just that with a fresh makeover!

This month, we speak to 3 female icons about empowerment and more - read it for FREE this week.