• Meeting Obama would have been helpful, says Anwar

    Opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim (pic) said today a meeting with US President Barack Obama during a coming visit to Malaysia would have been "consistent with US democratic ideals", after Washington said there would be no such encounter. But Anwar, who was convicted of sodomy in March and…

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    • Penang wants answers over cops’ no-show at Karpal funeral

      The Penang government will ask the police to explain why they were missing from crowd control duties during the state funeral for Karpal Singh. Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng said the police did not turn up as planned to conduct crowd control outside Dewan Sri Pinang, where Karpal's casket was placed…

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      • Why Are You Taking Fish Oil Supplements?

        Apparently, my friend had been taking fish oil supplements for years, but the concerning part is that she didn't really seem to know why she was taking them. Fortunately, fish oil is thought to have many health benefits. And she's right about it "having something to do with heart health." Here is a…

        • 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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            • 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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              • 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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                • 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…

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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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                      • Stars gather to bid Cheung Yiu Wing farewell

                        Aaron Kwok, Jacky Cheung, George Lam, and Joey Yung among HK stars who paid their last respect at Cheung Yiu Wing's funeral

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                        • Former Argentine ace Aimar axed by Malaysian team

                          (Reuters) - Former Argentine international playmaker Pablo Aimar has been dumped by his frustrated Malaysian club JDT after the 34-year-old's injury problems sidelined him for most of the campaign. Aimar, who signed a two-year deal with Johor Darul Takzim in September after leaving Portuguese side…

                          • We will oppose hudud as it is not part of Pakatan agreement, says Guan Eng

                            DAP has put its foot down against PAS's plan to table a private motion on hudud in Parliament, saying that Pakatan Rakyat's (PR) common policy platform and general election manifesto does not include the formation of an Islamic state. In stressing that the coalition's policy has not changed, DAP…

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                            • Transfer not voluntary, Albukhary university gave us ultimatum, says student

                              The pending closure of Malaysian tycoon Tan Sri Syed Mokhtar Albukhary's full-scholarship university in Kedah has taken on another twist with a student refuting the university's claim that the transfer of students to other institutions was on a "voluntary" basis. He said the Albukhary International…

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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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                                      • Malay language can be exported through speech competition, says Rosmah –  Bernama

                                        The Prime Minister's Cup Malay Language International Speech Competition (PABM) can help export and expand the language, said the Prime Minister's wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor (pic). She said PABM could also be a potent vehicle to strengthen the Malay Language in the international arena. Speaking…

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                                        • Elena Kong can't do her own stunts

                                          The TVB actress stated that her health problem has prevented her from doing her own stunts for new series

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