• Atletico need Costa inspiration at Stamford Bridge

    By Tim Hanlon BARCELONA (Reuters) - Atletico Madrid failed to breach Chelsea's wall of resistance at the Calderon and they will now hope for more from their leading marksman Diego Costa in the decisive return leg of their Champions League semi-final tie in London. Costa's goals have fuelled…

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    • Najib, Anwar and Obama’s visit to Malaysia

      April 26 will be a historic day for Malaysia. For on that day, the President of the United States, Barack Obama, will be arriving in Kuala Lumpur. He will be the first sitting US president to visit Malaysia since Lyndon … Continue reading →

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      • Education Ministry says no to use of school hall for Karpal’s memorial service

        The organisers for Karpal Singh's memorial service, DAP, said today the Education Ministry has denied it the use of SJKC Chung Kwo hall in Jalan Loke Yew on the grounds that it was a political event. The Bukit Gelugor MP and veteran lawyer died in a car crash last Thursday. Acting DAP chairman Tan…

        The Malaysian Insider
        • MH370 search team analysing unidentified material washed ashore in Western Australia

          Police in Western Australia have attended to a report of material washed ashore 10 kilometres east of Augusta and have secured the material, the Joint Agency Coordination Centre in charge of the search for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 in the southern Indian Ocean said in a statement. The…

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          • 9 Countries with No Income Tax

            April is almost at an end, and that means the tax season deadline is fast approaching. For residents and non-residents without additional business income (that’s form BE and M), your deadline for filing those income tax return forms is on … Continue reading →

            • MH370 passenger’s partner tells of strange email from sacked Fox officer

              The partner of an American passenger aboard the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 has spoken about how a Fox executive who was recently sacked by the news station had contacted her offering to raise funds on her behalf. Sarah Bajc, whose partner Philip Wood is among the 239 people on board the…

              The Malaysian Insider
              • Dr Ling’s son chose wine over woman, court hears

                The son of former MCA president Tun Dr Ling Liong Sik today reached an out of court settlement with his ex-girlfriend in a breach of contract suit over seven properties registered under their joint names. Ling Hee Leong and businesswoman Teh Chee Yen agreed to settle out of court after he took the…

                The Malaysian Insider
                • Children's corpses in Korean ferry reveal desperate attempts to escape

                  By Jungmin Jang and Ju-min Park MOKPO/SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean divers swam though dark, cold waters into a sunken ferry on Wednesday, feeling for children's bodies with their hands in a maze of cabins, corridors and upturned decks as they searched for hundreds of missing. Writing by Nick…

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                  • 15 new Asian smartphone makers hoping to crush Samsung and Apple

                    Samsung is the world’s – and Asia’s – top smartphone maker. But there are a lot of rival phone-makers out there aiming to dethrone the likes of Samsung and Apple. That competition is especially strong ...

                    Tech in Asia
                    • ‘Stupid and recalcitrant’ not defamatory, court rules in Jelutong MP’s suit

                      GEORGE TOWN, April 22 — The words “stupid and recalcitrant” are ordinary expressions, the High Court here ruled today when it dismissed Jelutong MP Jeff Ooi’s defamation lawsuit against Gerakan...

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                      • MH370 Chinese families demand body, evidence from Malaysians, says CNN

                        A grey-haired Chinese national named Wen sobbed uncontrollably as he questioned a Malaysian diplomat in Beijing over the fate of his son and all the 239 on board the missing Malaysia Airlines jetliner, CNN reported. “Mr Ambassador, as time goes on we know that the odds of my son and the other…

                        The Malaysian Insider
                        • Mystery of Bizarre Duck-Like Ocean Sound Solved

                          A mysterious duck-like sound recorded in the ocean around Antarctica has baffled scientists for decades, but the source of the sound has finally been found, researchers say. "In the beginning, no one really knew what it was," said Denise Risch, a marine biologist at NOAA Northeast Fisheries Science…

                          • More powerful sonar likely next step in jet search

                            CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's prime minister said Wednesday that failure to find any clue in the most likely crash site of the lost Malaysia Airlines jet would not spell the end of the search, as officials planned soon to bring in more powerful sonar equipment that can delve deeper beneath…

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                            • Blair: Radicalized Islam a growing threat

                              LONDON (AP) — The West should set aside its differences with Russia and China to focus on the growing threat from radical Islam, Tony Blair said Wednesday, in a speech that included a call to support Egypt's military government against its Muslim Brotherhood opponents.

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                              • What Your Sleeping Style Reveals About Your Relationship

                                Are you a creative person stuck in an unhappy relationship? Your preferred sleeping position may reveal the answers to these questions, and other secrets about your personality and relationship. In a survey, 1,000 people reported their preferred sleeping positions, and also gave information about…

                                • Catching more than fish: Ugandan town crippled by AIDS

                                  When you risk your life fishing on dangerous seas, a drink in the bars back on shore seem a welcome relief, but in Uganda, it has created a culture with staggering rates of HIV. Exhausted from a night of hard fishing on the vast inland sea of Uganda's Lake Victoria, fishermen come off the boats as…

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                                  • PKR wants Putrajaya to explain award of solar power plant contract to 1MDB

                                    PKR today demanded that Putrajaya be transparent over the awarding of an energy deal to 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB), given that the state investment fund is shrouded in controversy. Party vice-president Nurul Izzah Anwar (pic) said direct negotiations were only allowed in three areas –…

                                    The Malaysian Insider
                                    • Putrajaya awarded RM100 million to company rejected by banks, says PKR

                                      PKR today questioned how Putrajaya awarded a RM100 million research and development grant to a company, which had been refused financing by banks. PKR's strategy director Rafizi Ramli said the failure of the company, NSE Resources Corporation (NSERC) Malaysia Sdn Bhd, to get commercial funding for…

                                      The Malaysian Insider
                                      • Dr Mahathir should keep views on hudud to himself, says Muslim youth group

                                        Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad should be careful before making statements about shariah law because it could lead to Islam being viewed in a negative light, the Muslim Youth Movement of Malaysia (Abim) said today. Abim president Amidi Abdul Manan said the country’s longest-serving prime minister should be…

                                        The Malaysian Insider
                                        • Indian film awards arrive in Tampa, Fla., but why?

                                          TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The so-called Bollywood Oscars have been held in Macau, Singapore, London and now . Tampa?

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