• 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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    • 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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      • 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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        • 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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          • MAS plane bound for Bangalore makes emergency landing in KLIA after tyre bursts

            A Malaysia Airlines plane with 166 people on board was forced to make an emergency landing in Kuala Lumpur early today in another blow to its safety image after the loss of flight MH370. Flight MH192, bound for Bangalore, India, turned back to Kuala Lumpur after it was discovered that a tyre had…

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            • Bible, highway storm proves ‘Kajang Move’ right, its engineers say

              KUALA LUMPUR, April 21 — Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim has shown he is unfit to head Selangor as seen in his recent fumble of the bible seizure and the green light given for a 14.9km elevated highway...

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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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                • ‘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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                  • 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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                    • 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…

                      • 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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                          • 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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                            • 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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                              • 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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                                  • Fiat-Chrysler to produce iconic Jeep in China from 2015

                                    Automaker Fiat-Chrysler said on Saturday that it would begin producing the iconic American brand Jeep in China from 2015 to meet demand in the world's largest car market. Fiat-Chrysler -- created by Italy's Fiat acquiring Chrysler of the United States -- will produce three Jeep sport utility…

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                                    • More bodies from ship; transcript reveals wavering

                                      JINDO, South Korea (AP) — Divers continued the grim work of recovering bodies from inside a sunken South Korean ferry Monday, securing a new entryway into the wreck, as a newly released transcript showed the ship was crippled by confusion and indecision well after it began listing. The transcript…

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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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