• Pro-Russia separatists take armoured vehicles, humiliating Kiev forces

    By Gabriela Baczynska and Thomas Grove KRAMATORSK/SLAVIANSK Ukraine (Reuters) - Separatists flew the Russian flag on armoured vehicles taken from the Ukrainian army on Wednesday, humiliating a Kiev government operation to recapture eastern towns controlled by pro-Moscow partisans. Six armoured…

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    • Toyota Camry gets a top-to-bottom makeover

      Shaken by the advances of newer, sportier rivals, the Toyota Camry is trying to shed its vanilla reputation. The redesigned 2015 Camry, unveiled Wednesday at the New York International Auto Show, is longer ...

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      • ‘Huge’ Hindu, Buddhist statues against Islam, ex-judge says

        KUALA LUMPUR, April 16 — The “huge” statues at a Hindu temple in Batu Caves and Buddhist temple in Penang are an affront to Islam as the religion forbids idolatry, a retired Court of Appeals judge...

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        • Wreck hunter confident MH370 crash site found, says Aussie paper

          A wreck hunter is confident that the search teams had pinpointed the crash site of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 and believes that the black boxes will be located soon, the Sydney Morning Herald (SMH) reports. David Mearns, director of Blue Water Recoveries told the ABC's 7.30 programme yesterday,…

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          • Police cadet delivers baby in toilet while under training

            A police trainee who was undergoing training at the police training centre (PULAPOL) delivered a baby girl in a toilet at a hospital yesterday, three months after she was tested negative for pregnancy. A source said the trainee, delivered her baby in a toilet of the Kuala Lumpur Hospital at 11am.…

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            • Borderless vehicle registration system from May 1 – Bernama

              The borderless vehicle registration system is expected to be implemented throughout the country beginning May 1, said Deputy Transport Minister Datuk Ab Aziz Kaprawi. He said that under the system, vehicle suppliers could obtain the registration number for the state required without having to go to…

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              • Anwar raps Najib for distorting ‘solving MH370 in a second’ remark

                PKR de facto leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim today criticised the Prime Minister for manipulating his statement of solving the MH370 crisis in a second. Anwar (pic, right) said Datuk Seri Najib Razak was swift in retorting his statement but did not display such agility in handling the MH370 crisis.…

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                • Brazil star kicks off HIV prevention drive ahead of World Cup

                  The UN's AIDS body said Wednesday it had appointed Brazilian football star David Luiz to help rally fans to join efforts to prevent the spread of HIV ahead of the World Cup. UNAIDS said it had named the Brazilian vice captain as its "International Goodwill Ambassador" in a bid to "mobilise football…

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                  • Watch Live: Scientists Explore a Mysterious Deep-Sea World

                    This month, you can fly along the Gulf of Mexico seafloor and explore a strange ecosystem fueled by chemicals instead of sunlight, all from your computer. The journey to the deep sea comes courtesy of a remotely operated vehicle and camera sled that will send back live video to the Okeanos…

                    • Mahathir wants Causeway replaced with ‘Friendship Bridge’ to Singapore – Bernama

                      Former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad (pic) today suggested the removal of the Johor Causeway in order to build the Friendship Bridge proposed by the government.    He said the Johor Causeway causes various problems, mainly involving environmental issues and traffic congestion, in Johor…

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                      • Can Malaysians survive on minimum wage?

                        With the enforcement of the new ruling in January 2014, there has been and will continue to be a lot of talk about the set minimum wage. Currently, the minimum monthly income was set at RM900 for Peninsular Malaysia and … Continue reading

                        • Walker's brothers to help finish 'Fast & Furious'

                          NEW YORK (AP) — Paul Walker's brothers are stepping to help finish filming on "Fast & Furious 7," the film Walker was in the midst of making when he died in November.

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                          • BN says bid to back Jais in Malay bible row blocked by Hannah Yeoh

                            SHAH ALAM, April 16 — Selangor Barisan Nasional (BN) had tried to push for the state legislative body’s backing of the seizure of over 300 copies of Malay language bibles by the Islamic religious...

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                            • My wife is entitled to personal assistant, says Selangor MB

                              Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim (pic) says his wife, Puan Sri Salbiah Tunut, is entitled to a personal assistant in her capacity as the head of the Selangor Women's Welfare and Charity Organisation. The Selangor menteri besar said the cost of the personal assistant was borne by Menteri Besar…

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                              • ‘All the best’, Selangor MB tells Bible society at exit

                                SHAH ALAM, April 15 — Selangor Mentri Besar Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim said today he wished the Bible Society of Malaysia (BSM) well on its decision to move its headquarters out to Kuala Lumpur to...

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                                • BlackBerry's meltdown sparks start-up boom in Canada's Silicon Valley

                                  By Sayantani Ghosh, Ashutosh Pandey and Euan Rocha (Reuters) - The troubles at BlackBerry Ltd, which fired more than half its staff and lost more than 90 percent of its market value as consumers shunned its smart phones, might have spelled disaster for the company's hometown of Waterloo, Ontario.…

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                                  • If filed, plane lawsuits might not get heard in US

                                    BEIJING (AP) — Since Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 went missing, some lawyers have claimed they can get several millions of dollars in damages for each lost passenger by taking the cases to the United States. But past lawsuits show U.S. federal courts are more likely to throw such cases out if the…

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                                    • Sea Dragon and other probes that can go deeper may take over if mini-sub fails, says CNN

                                      The search for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 is nearing the end of its 40th day without any significant development and CNN aviation consultant Mary Schiavo said underwater probes which can go deeper may be deployed if current efforts using a high-tech mini-submarine fails. The mini-submarine or…

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                                      • Do we have enough sensible Malays? Zaid says unable to answer a definite ‘yes’

                                        KUALA LUMPUR, April 16 — Datuk Zaid Ibrahim lamented today the lack of empathy among fellow Malay-Muslims towards non-Muslims caught in inter-religious child custody tussles. The former de facto...

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                                        • Review contracts awarded to Syed Mokhtar, PAS tells Putrajaya

                                          Putrajaya should review the contracts awarded to tycoon Tan Sri Syed Mokhtar Albukhary following the closure of the Albukhary International University (AIU) in Kedah, PAS information chief Datuk Mahfuz Omar (pic) said. "The closure of the university is not in accordance with the Private…

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