While You Were Sleeping: 5 stories you might have missed, March 4 edition

Iran deal would pave way for nuclear nightmare, Israeli PM Netanyahu tells Congress

World leaders currently in nuclear talks with Iran should push for a stronger deal, Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu told US lawmakers in his highly anticipated address, stating categorically that the pending agreement would pave the way for a “potential nuclear nightmare”.

In a strongly worded speech to a joint meeting of the US Congress today, Mr Netanyahu criticised the two concessions to Iran that observers say would likely be part of the deal –the lack of any requirement that Iran destroy its nuclear facilities, and a 10-year expiry date on restrictions.

Negotiators from the ground known as the P5+1 – Britain, France, US, Russia, China and Germany – are seeking to limit Iran’s capabilities without completely destroying its facilities and insisting the country submit itself to inspections.

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New Yorkers spend nearly 60 per cent of income on rent: Study

Rent will gobble up nearly 60 per cent of New Yorkers' income in 2015 with the median cost of an apartment to rise to US$2,700 (S$3,680) a month, a real-estate website said.

Rent prices in the city grew at nearly twice the pace of income between 2000 and 2013, estimated StreetEasy, meaning that rent has taken up an increasingly larger share of New Yorkers' incomes.

The website estimated that the median asking rent in New York is expected to reach US$2,700 in 2015, amounting to a staggering 58.4 per cent of median income in the city.

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Long-term use of popular painkiller paracetamol poses risk, says study

Doctors may be underestimating the risks to patients from long-term use of paracetamol, the world's most popular painkiller, researchers said Tuesday.

Chronic users of the drug - people who typically take large, daily doses over several years - may increase their risk of death, or kidney, intestinal and heart problems, they found.

Led by Philip Conaghan at the Leeds Institute of Rheumatic and Musculoskeletal Medicine in northern England, the team analysed data from eight previously published studies into long-term paracetamol use.

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Badminton: Sport lacks future 'star', says Indonesia's Taufik Hidayat

A stark warning about the future direction of the men's game was issued on Tuesday by two of badminton's recent greats on the eve of the All-England Championships.

As the world's best prepared for this season's first Premier Superseries, with China seeded to win four of the five titles, Indonesia's Taufik Hidayat, the 2004 Olympic champion, said the game was "only about Lee Chong Wei and Lin Dan at the moment".

That long-lasting rivalry, however, will not continue in Birmingham, as Malaysia's Lee is still suspended indefinitely for failing a doping test at last August's world championships.

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Film on 2012 Delhi gang-rape stokes debate on Indian male mindset

A new documentary based on the fatal gang-rape of a woman in New Delhi in 2012 highlights gender inequality and sex crimes in India, with the seeming lack of remorse among those convicted of the crime shocking even the film's director.

Leslee Udwin's India's Daughter features conversations with Mukesh Singh and fellow convicts who raped and tortured a 23-year-old woman on a moving bus in December 2012, sparking nationwide protests and forcing India to toughen anti-rape laws.

The film will have its world premiere on March 8, showing in India as well as Britain, Denmark and other countries simultaneously on the occasion of International Women's Day. Comments released to the media showed that in the film, Singh blames the victim for the crime and resisting rape.

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