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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, 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.
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.
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.
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.
The Star’s English education pullout makes waves of improvement in primary schools
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Reporters will be the guests of honour at the New Year's Eve party in New York's Times Square on Monday, in what organizers said was a celebration of press freedom after an unusually deadly year for journalists at U.S. news outlets.
The author was inspired by her grandmother’s experiences on the way to becoming Mrs Minnesota 1956.
A slew of new food words like avo, guac and hangry, is now officially recognised by the gatekeepers of the English language at Merriam-Webster.
THAM LUANG CAVE, Thailand (Reuters) - As the world holds its breath, 12 boys and their soccer coach - accompanied by an elite team of rescue divers - are making a treacherous journey to safety through flooded underground caverns that have tested some of the world's best cavers.