Joe Sidek brings magic touch to Kuching in Rainforest Fringe Festival

GEORGE TOWN, May 26 — He may be known as the father of the George Town Festival but this year, Joe Sidek is not only extending the annual event but also spreading his magic touch to Kuching...

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Baseball for the blind takes flight in Cuba

HAVANA, May 26 — Yubis Zapata had to stop playing baseball when he lost his eyesight during military service due to an explosion, so for him, it is a miracle to be able to play once more,...

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Riot act: Among Venezuela’s urban warriors

CARACAS, May 26 — Early in the morning, Maria and her comrades-in-arms creep out from the storm drains under the Caracas streets. They put on their helmets and black masks and take up their...

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Can this be the way to produce cleaner food in China? (VIDEO)

BEIJING, May 26 ― Yang Qichang walks through his “plant factory” atop the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences in Beijing, inspecting trays of tomato vines that may help farmers slip...

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Children get more sleep when parents are strict about bedtime

NEW YORK, May 26 — Parents who set rules about bedtime can help their children to get more sleep, according to new Canadian research. Researchers at Public Health Ontario, Canada, used data...

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