15. Kangkung can kill you: Hazards (and health benefits) of a noxious weed
By Jerome Kugan, The Star Online. Published on Jan 15, 2014.

There’s nothing like a celebrity endorsement – deliberate or otherwise. Why, even a humble vegetable like the water spinach can get its 15 minutes of fame.

14. Man steals, cooks ex-girlfriend’s dog, feeds it to her
By Reuters. Published on Sept 23, 2014.

It was supposed to be a reconciliation dinner for the troubled couple, but he decided to serve revenge instead.

13. Med student, 22, ends South Africa’s 40-year drought at Miss World pageant
By Reuters. Published on Dec 15, 2014.

“South Africa this is for you,” said Strauss, a medical student who is currently studying towards her degree at the University of the Free State in Bloemfontein. “I think I will brace myself for what’s about to happen. It’s a huge responsibility.”

12. Marco Polo’ stuntman and Jet Li’s body double, Ju Kun, was also on Flight MH370
By Sharmila Nair, The Star. Published on March 13, 2014.

In possibly his last photo before Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, Ju Kun took this picture with John Fusco at Pinewood Studios.

11. Ladies, time to stand up and fight for your man
By Jannsen Malaysia. Published on Nov 29, 2014.

It’s the month of Movember, and there’s something we ladies need to talk about. That’s right. We’re talking about men – the men in our lives, to be specific.

Next: Stories about Kepler186f, Rainbow Loom, alternative dengue treatments, Ladies Code, Leeteuk.


10. Meet Kepler186f: First exo-planet found to be ‘almost like Earth’

By Reuters. Published on April 19, 2014.

Scientists have found an Earth-sized world they’ve named Kepler-186f orbiting in a life-friendly zone around a distant star called Kepler-186.

9. Malaysian-born father strikes gold with Rainbow Loom in US
By Ivy Soon, The Star. Published on Dec 13, 2013.

A Malaysian-born father invented a loom to impress his daughters and started them on the adventure of turning a simple idea into one of the most popular crafts in the US.

8. Alternative treatments for dengue fever
By Tan Shiow Chin, The Star. Published on April 13, 2014.

Papaya leaf juice is a popular natural treatment to raise platelet counts in dengue patients.

7. Car crash kills Kpop singer from Ladies’ Code, one more in critical condition
By The Korean Herald/ANN. Published on Sept 4, 2014.

A van carrying the five members of Ladies’ Code skidded off the road and crashed into a protective wall on a freeway near Yongin, Gyeonggi Province. Singer EunB died in the crash. Meanwhile, her bandmate RiSe, died in hospital four days after the accident.

6. Super Junior leader Leeteuk’s father and grandparents die at home
By The Star Online. Published on Jan 7, 2014.

The year got off to a tragic start for the family of K-pop group Super Junior leader Leeteuk. His father and grandparents were apparently found dead at home in Seoul. Police investigation revealed that Leeteuk’s father, who had struggled with depression and financial troubles, had strangled his parents before committing suicide.

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