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Outlaw or ignore? How Asia is fighting ‘fake news’

Everybody is talking about it: fake news. President Trump decries it every time he sees a critical article, the Pope has condemned it, governments are fretting about its influence, holding parliamentary hearings. And now Malaysia has passed a law criminalising it, with a penalty of up to six years in …

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Ice cream uncle gives 1,000 freebies on his birthday

For most people, birthdays are a time for receiving gifts. But for one man in Singapore, it’s the exact opposite. Meet ‘Uncle Jimmy’, the ice cream seller who gives out 1,000 free treats each year on his birthday. Every weekday, the 72-year-old drives his motorcycle to the same spot he’s …

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Ice cream uncle gives 1,000 freebies on his birthday

For most people, birthdays are a time for receiving gifts. But for one man in Singapore, it’s the exact opposite. Meet ‘Uncle Jimmy’, the ice cream seller who gives out 1,000 free treats each year on his birthday. Every weekday, the 72-year-old drives his motorcycle to the same spot he’s …

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