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Emerging from obscurity: 2019's unforeseen history-makers

Of the many people who made history in 2019, some surprised themselves and the world by emerging from obscurity to make their mark, though one remains anonymous for the time being -- "The Whistleblower" behind the impeachment probe into US President Donald Trump.


Cut down on meat? Top French butcher says less is more

Romain Leboeuf knows red meat is in the crosshairs of both health experts and environmentalists, and that's why the Paris butcher thinks this is a prime time to encourage people to make the most of it.


Natural gas drives record CO2 emissions in 2019

Global carbon emissions boosted by soaring natural gas use are set to hit record levels in 2019 despite a decline in coal consumption and a string of countries declaring a climate emergency, researchers said.


2019: a look back at a year of turmoil

The year 2019 saw an explosion of demonstrations across the world as people demanded an overhaul of entrenched political systems and action on climate change.


RON97 down 2 sen

RON97 will be cheaper by two sen at RM2.62 per litre, while RON95 and diesel remain at RM2.08 and RM2.18 per litre respectively.


Six months of sacrifice: Hong Kong's protesters take stock

Some of them have lost their jobs, suffered life-changing injuries and even fled overseas. But six months into Hong Kong's demonstrations, pro-democracy protesters say they aren't backing down.


Sydney smoke crisis 'longest on record'

Australian bushfires have caused unprecedented pollution in Sydney and along the country's east coast, officials said Thursday, with smoke and dust burning residents' eyes and prompting a spike in respiratory complaints.


Hotter, faster, pricier: 10 records in 2019

The hottest month, the fastest marathon, the wildest auction prices... here is a look back at 10 new records in 2019.


Typhoon Kammuri death toll hits 13 in Philippines

The number of people killed by Typhoon Kammuri's pounding of the Philippines this week has hit 13, officials said Thursday, as authorities confirmed reports of storm-related deaths.


Thin skin: Japan firm develops ultra-fine spray-on facemask

A Japanese cosmetics company Wednesday unveiled what it said was the world's first spray-on skin, a moisturising facemask made of fibres one-100th the thickness of a human hair.


 

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