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Trishaw man cherishes Raya time with his children - Nation

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Trishaw man cherishes Raya time with his children - Nation

- GEORGE TOWN: After working throughout Ramadan, trishaw man Roshidi Kamis, 39, finally gets to spend some much-awaited private time with his family for Hari Raya. “I work seven days a week and eight hours a day. Sometimes, I also work until late at night if there are customers. “I rarely have a holiday but Raya is one occasion when I can spend some time with my children,” he said yesterday when contacted

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Home is where we are now, says Rohingya refugee - Nation

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Home is where we are now, says Rohingya refugee - Nation

- KLANG: Celebrating Hari Raya Aidilfitri surrounded by her mother, brothers and extended family members are just memories of the past for Halidah Abdul Hashim. The 27-year-old mother of three, who came here in 2010 after fleeing her village in Myanmar’s Rakhine state, said she hoped to celebrate the festivities with her family some day but was aware that it may just be a pipe dream

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PM Lee's wife: I informed Lee siblings about NHB loans

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PM Lee's wife: I informed Lee siblings about NHB loans

- Ms Ho Ching, wife of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, yesterday said she had informed the Lee siblings about items belonging to their father that were loaned to the National Heritage Board (NHB). She gave her account of how the items were found, how she discussed their significance with her husband and arranged for the donation to the NHB, with the siblings kept updated

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Dispute among Lee Kuan Yew's children: A timeline of events

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Dispute among Lee Kuan Yew's children: A timeline of events

- SINGAPORE: Should founding Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew’s family home at 38 Oxley Road be demolished, or not? Despite his having stated his wish that it be torn down after his death, the house has become the centre of a very public spat among his three children. The dispute spilled into the public domain following a Facebook post in the wee hours of Jun 14, 2017

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Women speak of their struggle living with violent husbands - Nation

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Women speak of their struggle living with violent husbands - Nation

- PETALING JAYA: When she got married 12 years ago, Amanda (not her real name) never thought she would be a victim of domestic violence, having only heard of such incidents among the poor and less educated. She thought that with their tertiary education and high-ranking jobs, neither she nor her civil servant husband would be part of those statistics. Amanda could not have been more wrong

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Jay Chou confirms birth of son

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Jay Chou confirms birth of son

- Taiwan Mandopop superstar Jay Chou has confirmed the birth of his son, his second child, in a post on his Facebook page early Wednesday (June 21) morning. In the post, he shared a photo of his 23-year-old wife, Hannah Quinlivan, kissing their sleeping newborn as well as their older child, daughter Hathaway, in bed. In Chinese, Chou, 38, wrote: “Haha, jie jie’s (older sister) song Lover From A Previous Life did not get nominated, so we will have to rely on mummy’s lover from a previous life to fight on her behalf

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AWARE Steps In: Why Are Single Mothers In Singapore Still Struggling To Own Homes?

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AWARE Steps In: Why Are Single Mothers In Singapore Still Struggling To Own Homes?

- After almost three years of living in shared spaces and moving from one temporary address to another, a mother and her six children finally have a place of their own to call home. Anne (not her real name) is a divorcee who had struggled to obtain an affordable rental flat and later, a resale flat to house her family in a conducive environment

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Siblings finally get to go to school - Nation

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Siblings finally get to go to school - Nation

- Compiled by LOSHANA K. SHAGAR , ALLISON LAI and R. ARAVINTHAN. IT was the start of a new chapter in the lives of three siblings, who could finally go to school after they received their birth certificates several days ago. Their single mother had approached several National Registration Department officers in Rawang, Selangor for help earlier in getting the documents, Makkal Osai reported

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Glomac treats Rumah Aman children to Ramadan buka puasa feast

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Glomac treats Rumah Aman children to Ramadan buka puasa feast

- KUALA LUMPUR : A total of 71 underprivileged children from Rumah Aman were treated to a buka puasa feast organised by Glomac Bhd today. Held at the Glo Damansara Mall, the event saw more than 100 Glomac staff and guests, dressed in traditional attire, in attendance. At the event, the kids, aged between four and 15, were given 'duit raya' as well as baju melayu and baju kurung as gifts

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Fathers with special needs kids share their joys and pains

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Fathers with special needs kids share their joys and pains

- Being a father is not easy, but being a father of a special needs child can be even more challenging. These special dads shared this at a Father's Day dialogue with Minister for Social and Family Development Tan Chuan-Jin yesterday. There were 15 dads, 11 with special needs children, at a dialogue organised by Dads For Life and Mediacorp, with support from the National Population and Talent Division and the Ministry of Social and Family Development

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Iranian sisters reunited for graduation at Portland State

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Iranian sisters reunited for graduation at Portland State

- PORTLAND, Ore. -- At the Moda Center on Sunday, Portland State University handed out more than 6,000 diplomas. One of the speakers at Sunday’s ceremony overcame a lot to come to the United States and have her family see her cross that stage. “I left Iran in hopes of living the American dream and becoming successful,” said Mania Asada Zadeh, who earned a Master's of science and counseling degree from the school

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Surrogacy broker Tammy Davis-Charles paid for Cambodian birth certificates, court hears

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Surrogacy broker Tammy Davis-Charles paid for Cambodian birth certificates, court hears

- Phnom Penh: A Cambodian man who worked for Australian nurse Tammy Davis-Charles has testified he paid US$200 to a village official to obtain a birth certificate for a surrogate baby on behalf of Australian biological parents that police allege was falsified. Penh Rithy told a Phnom Penh court that Ms Davis-Charles paid him US$600 to arrange birth certificates for single surrogate babies and US$800 for twins

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Chemicals found in detergents, shampoos linked to birth defects

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Chemicals found in detergents, shampoos linked to birth defects

- Parents’ exposure to chemicals often used as disinfectants and preservatives in the household and personal products such as detergents, shampoos, and conditioners may be associated with birth defects in children, researchers have warned. The study, conducted on both mice and rats, showed that the chemicals — known as quaternary ammonium compounds or “quats” — can lead to birth defects of the brain, spine or spinal cord

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Taiwanese heartthrob Mike He responds to rumours of his 'forced' marriage to GF

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Taiwanese heartthrob Mike He responds to rumours of his 'forced' marriage to GF

- Taiwanese actor and heartthrob Mike He shocked fans worldwide with his announcement on Jun 3: Not only was he now married, but he was also father to a four-month-old baby born in Guam, America. The shocking revelation came on Facebook, and the media became frenzied over the news, reports Jayne Stars. In the post, He wrote: “Although it’s raining heavily today, it is a good day

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The humble Signal Shala: A model to bring street kids to mainstream schooling

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The humble Signal Shala: A model to bring street kids to mainstream schooling

- Eighteen-year-old Mohan Kale sits in his classroom burrowing into his tenth-standard textbooks. From knocking at car windows to selling his knick-knacks at the traffic signals to sitting in this classroom preparing for his board exams, Mohan has come a long way in the past one year. The humble Signal Shala (school) at the Teen Hath Naka in Thane, he feels, has made that possible

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Rugby & Rehabilitation: UNICEF Announces Upcoming Film on Child Prisoners

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Rugby & Rehabilitation: UNICEF Announces Upcoming Film on Child Prisoners

- UNICEF Georgia this week revealed the production of a movie called ‘Negative Numbers’ about the rehabilitation of teenagers in prison through sport. The shooting is to begin in September at the old Tbilisi state prison and has been financed by the Georgian National Film Center and by French and UK producers. “Negative Numbers” is based on the true story of a juvenile detention center in Tbilisi where two ex-professional rugby players took up the challenge to help these young offenders by bringing rugby into the center

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Minor trouble, wedding called off

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Minor trouble, wedding called off

- Their parents had been employed to guard the mango orchard and so, they spent all their growing up years there — playing under the canopy of its trees and eating countless mangoes. Somewhere along the line, they fell in love — she was 13, he 17. The two seemed inseparable so the girl’s parents proposed her marriage to the boy and the match was fixed

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Singapore: Lee Kuan Yew’s last will made upon his ‘express instruction’, says younger son

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Singapore: Lee Kuan Yew’s last will made upon his ‘express instruction’, says younger son

- LEE Hsien Yang, the brother of Singapore’s prime minister, said on Saturday his father had expressly instructed the drafting of a last will directing the demolition of the family’s iconic home, the latest salvo in a public feud between the city-state’s leader and his two younger siblings. The comments by Lee Hsien Yang, made on his Facebook account, followed those made by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Thursday that there were “serious questions” and “deeply troubling circumstances” over how the final will of their father, Lee Kuan Yew, was drawn up

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Husband denies her time out with friends, she stabs him

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Husband denies her time out with friends, she stabs him

- Not allowing your wife to hang out with her friends can be physically ‘injurious.’ Ask Kalupur resident Mohammad Siraj Vora who, on Thursday, filed a police complaint against his wife, alleging she attacked him with a kitchen knife when he objected to her decision to go on a trip with her friends. Siraj suffered several injuries on his hand and thigh, according to his complaint filed with the Kalupur police

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  • Trishaw man cherishes Raya time with his children - Nation
    Trishaw man cherishes Raya time with his children - Nation

    , thestar.com.my

    GEORGE TOWN: After working throughout Ramadan, trishaw man Roshidi Kamis, 39, finally gets to spend some much-awaited private time with his family for Hari Raya. “I work seven days a week and eight hours a day. Sometimes, I also work until late at night if there are customers. “I rarely have a holiday but Raya is one occasion when I can spend some time with my children,” he said yesterday when contacted

     

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  • PM Lee's wife: I informed Lee siblings about NHB loans
    PM Lee's wife: I informed Lee siblings about NHB loans

    , tnp.sg

    Ms Ho Ching, wife of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, yesterday said she had informed the Lee siblings about items belonging to their father that were loaned to the National Heritage Board (NHB). She gave her account of how the items were found, how she discussed their significance with her husband and arranged for the donation to the NHB, with the siblings kept updated

     

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  • PM Lee's wife: I informed Lee siblings about NHB loans
    PM Lee's wife: I informed Lee siblings about NHB loans

    , tnp.sg

    Ms Ho Ching, wife of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, yesterday said she had informed the Lee siblings about items belonging to their father that were loaned to the National Heritage Board (NHB). She gave her account of how the items were found, how she discussed their significance with her husband and arranged for the donation to the NHB, with the siblings kept updated

     

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  • Severe birth complications more common with older mothers
    Severe birth complications more common with older mothers

    , channelnewsasia.com

    (Reuters Health) - Women who are at least 35 years old when they give birth are much more likely than younger mothers to experience a variety of major pregnancy complications, a recent study confirms. While previous research has linked what’s known as advanced maternal age to problems like high blood pressure and diabetes during pregnancy and a higher risk of death and severe complications for babies, the current study offers fresh insight into the severe health issues faced by older mothers, said lead study author Dr

     

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