• PKR questions if Najib interfered in RM100 million grant to company

    PKR has today questioned Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak's alleged interference in the approval of a RM100 million research and development (R&D) grant to a company for a commercial project. PKR strategic director Rafizi Ramli (pic) said Putrajaya had approved the grant application by NSE…

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    • Indonesian Catholic woman’s khalwat case shows anomalies in Shariah court system

      An Indonesian Catholic woman is in a bind after being found guilty of committing 'khalwat' (close proximity) by the Penang Shariah court two years ago. Despite not being a Muslim, Halimah, 42, was charged and convicted in the Shariah court, and now cannot get her case quashed due a lack of such…

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      • Raja Bomoh spouting mumbo-jumbo again

        Bomoh (shaman) Ibrahim Mat Zin (pic, third left) is in the headlines for the wrong reasons again, this time for conducting a cleansing ritual along KM306.1 of the North-South Expressway. The area has been in the spotlight since last Thursday after Bukit Gelugor MP Karpal Singh died when his Toyota…

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        • Passengers on MH192 praise pilot’s calm handling of situation

          Passengers on Malaysia Airlines flight MH192 bound for Bangalore, which had to return to the Kuala Lumpur International Airport a few hours later after its departure last night, praised the crew for handling the situation calmly. Passengers said the aircraft had a “bumpy” take-off when it departed…

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          • MH370 scrutiny on Malaysia deals wild card in Anwar case

            The intense global scrutiny brought upon Malaysia's government over the fate of flight MH370 has tossed a wild card into its controversial efforts to send opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim back to jail. Just hours before the Malaysia Airlines plane disappeared on March 8, a court…

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            • Expert says other than seat cushions and light debris, MH370 may never be found

              An aviation expert has added to the pessimism surrounding the search for flight MH370 in the southern Indian Ocean, saying the area's silty condition could make detection by sonar more difficult as the debris would have sunk further. "If we ever find parts from MH370, it may be when seat-cushions…

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              • ‘Ya hanana’ puts Umno’s Islamic outreach under spotlight (VIDEO)

                KUALA LUMPUR, April 21 — A shared Islamic chant between an Umno-backed event and a video of a New Year’s eve countdown in Singapore criticised as excessively celebratory has led to questions over...

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                • Baby Prince George visits Australian zoo

                  Baby Prince George stepped out in public with his parents on Sunday for the first time in Australia, for an encounter with wildlife at Sydney's Taronga Zoo. George, eight months old and third in line to the throne after grandfather Princes Charles and father William, stole the show as his parents…

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                  • 5 Unanswered Questions About Jesus

                    As Christians worldwide gather for Easter to celebrate their belief in the death and rebirth of Jesus, researchers continue to delve into the mysteries that surround the man. The following are five questions about Jesus that, for now, at least, remain unanswered. In 2008, astronomer Dave Reneke…

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                    • Ohio couple married 70 years die 15 hours apart

                      NASHPORT, Ohio (AP) — A couple who held hands at breakfast every morning even after 70 years of marriage have died 15 hours apart.

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                      • 13th body pulled from snow in Everest avalanche

                        KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepal's authorities temporarily halted climbing on Mount Everest while search teams dug through snow and ice Sunday for three Sherpa guides missing in the deadliest avalanche on the world's highest peak that killed 13 others.

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                        • Singaporean tourist killed, 39 injured in bus accident, the third in 8 days – Bernama

                          A Singaporean tourist was killed while 39 others were injured, including two drivers, when the double-decker tour bus they were travelling in plunged into a ravine at KM70 of the Kuantan-Segamat highway near Pekan, Pahang, this afternoon.  The bus, driven by a local driver, transporting 38…

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                          • Egypt's censorship board head resigns in film spat

                            CAIRO (AP) — The head of Egypt's censorship board has resigned after the country's prime minister overruled his decision to allow a film starring a sultry Lebanese singer to be shown.

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                            • Halina Tam opens second branch of snack shops

                              The former TVB actress revealed that she has been making quite a profit selling snacks at Causeway Bay

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                              • Liverpool ready for Chelsea clash, Rodgers says

                                Brendan Rodgers is confident his Liverpool players possess the necessary ingredients to get the better of title rivals Chelsea when the two teams meet at Anfield this weekend. Liverpool will go into that game five points ahead of Jose Mourinho's side following their 3-2 win at Norwich City on…

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                                • Japan PM makes offering to Yasukuni Shrine, angers China, S.Korea

                                  By Elaine Lies TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has sent a ritual offering to the Yasukuni Shrine, seen by critics as a symbol of Japan's past militarism, angering both South Korea and China on Monday and putting regional ties under further strain. Adding to unease in the…

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                                    • Bulletproof vests from stem cells?

                                      London, April 21 (IANS) In a first, scientists have discovered a new property in the nuclei of embryonic stem cells that could pave way for wider application of the body's master cells, including bulletproof vests. Known as auxeticity, the property may have application as wide-ranging as…

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                                      • Transcript of SKorea ship sinking: 'We can't move'

                                        JINDO, South Korea (AP) — The following is a portion of the transcript released Sunday by the South Korean coast guard of the conversation between the ferry that sank Wednesday and the Jindo Vessel Traffic Services Center (VTS) on Jindo island. The ferry Sewol issued its distress call to another…

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                                        • Syabas hopeful first, third, fourth stage of water rationing to end April 30 – Bernama

                                          Water supply rationing for the first, third and fourth stage of the plan is expected to end on April 30, according to one of the parties responsible for the supply of the natural resource in the Klang Valley. Syarikat Bekalan Air Selangor (Syabas) corporate communications and public affairs…

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