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  • Guessing game: What are OPEC nations thinking?

    NEW YORK (AP) — Does Saudi Arabia have it out for frackers in the U.S.? Or Iran? Or Russia? Will low oil prices make it easier to fight the Islamic State? Or harder? Trying to guess what OPEC members are thinking in the run-up to Thursday’s meeting in Vienna is a high stakes parlor game [...]

  • ABNxcess launches ABN4U – ‘Access for All Schools’ programme (video)

    SUBANG, Nov 11–Asian Broadcasting Network (ABNxcess) today launched the ABN4U ‘Access for All Schools’ programme as part of the company’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) to provide high-speed internet access to all. Under this initiative, schools which are located in its Home Serviceable (HS) area will be connected with the 10 Mbps fixed high-speed internet and [...]

  • MAICCI: Tun Mahathir’s criticism of Najib “unwarranted”

    KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 23–Former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s recent criticism of the leadership of Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak is “unwarranted”, said Malaysian Associated Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry Secretary-General, M. Davendran. He said the association will continue to voice its concerns regarding issues which could affect the Malaysian economy. &# [...]

  • World Ebola fears grow with Europe on alert; Peace Corps evacuates from affected areas

    MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) —There are mounting fears that the west African Ebola outbreak could spread to other continents with European and Asian countries on alert and a leading medical charity warning the epidemic was out of control. Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said the crisis gripping Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone would only get worse and warned [...]

  • Get paid for posts? Social networking’s new twist

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook and most other social networks are built on the premise that just about everything should be shared —except the money those posts produce. At least two services are trying to change that. Bubblews, a social network that came out of out of an extended test phase last week, pays users [...]

  • Soup kitchens banned within Kuala Lumpur city centre, FT minister

    KUALA LUMPUR, July 3–Soup kitchens in the heart of Kuala Lumpur have been given until Monday to relocate their premises outside the city centre or face being fined, said Federal Territories Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Masor. He said that soup kitchens will no longer be allowed to operate within a 2km radius of [...]

  • S’pore to raise entry fees for foreign-registered cars, goods vehicles effective Aug 1

    SINGAPORE, July 1– Come Aug 1, the Vehicle Entry Permit (VEP) fee for foreign-registered cars entering Singapore will be raised to S$35 from S$20 per day, while the Goods Vehicle Permit (GVP) fee for foreign-registered goods vehicles will be raised to $40 from S$10 per calendar month, according to the Land Transport Authority (LTA). In a statement today, LTA [...]

  • Verdict on use of “Allah”, Altantuya murder case on Monday

    By Suriati Sidek Ahmad PUTRAJAYA, June 21– All eyes will be on the Federal Court this Monday where proceeding of two high profile cases will be held, one on the use of the word “Allah” and the other on Mongolian Altantuya Shaariibuu murder case. On that day the Federal Court, which is the highest court, has been [...]

  • Local products with ‘E’ code halal for Muslims – Jakim

    PUTRAJAYA, May 27  – Local products with the ‘E’ code in their halal certificate can be consumed by Muslims, according to the Malaysia Islamic Development Department (Jakim). Jakim director-general Datuk Othman Mustapha said food products with the E code or number on the labels were not necessarily processed through haram or prohibited sources. “However, consumers shou [...]

  • Government releases satellite data on missing plane

    KUALA LUMPUR, May 27 (AP) — The Malaysian government today released 45 pages of raw satellite data it used to determine the flight path of the missing jetliner, information long sought by relatives of some of the 239 people on board. But independent experts said the communication logs didn’t include key assumptions, algorithms and metadata [...]

  • Full text of Umno presidential speech

    KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 27–Following is the policy speech by Umno president Datuk Seri Najib Razak at the opening of the Umno General Assembly 2014 at Putra World Trade Centre. SOLIDARITI MELAYU DAN BUMIPUTERA, SOLIDARITI UMNO, SOLIDARITI MALAYSIA. Bismillahhirrahmanirrahim, Alhamdulillahirabbil’alamin. Wabihi Nasta’in. Allahumma Solli Ala Saidina Muhammad Wa’ala A-li Saidina Muhammad. Assalamualaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh, Salam 1Malaysia, [...]

  • Endangered orangutan born at US zoo

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — An endangered Sumatran orangutan gave birth to a healthy female on and the newborn has been nursing, officials at the Indiana zoo said Wednesday. Less than 7,000 Sumatran orangutans remain in the wild, with about 320 in zoos worldwide. The birth on Saturday was the first for the zoo’s 19-year-old [...]

  • Sloppy weather slows US holiday travelers

    MINEOLA, New York (AP) — A sloppy mix of rain and snow rolled into the U.S. Northeast on Wednesday as millions of Americans made the big Thanksgiving holiday getaway, grounding hundreds of flights and turning highways hazardous on what is typically one of country’s the busiest travel days of the year. By early evening, more than 700 [...]

  • Muhammad Ali daughters promote ‘I Am Ali’ in UK

    LONDON (AP) — Muhammad Ali’s daughters are in London to promote the British release of the documentary “I Am Ali.” They say the former boxing champion is still waiting to see it for the first time. Step-sisters Maryum and Hana Ali plan to visit their 72-year-old father in Arizona on their return from London and [...]

  • Messi sets European record with 74 goals

    NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Barcelona’s Lionel Messi scored a hat trick to shatter the Champions League goalscoring record by taking his tally in the competition to 74 in a 4-0 win over APOEL on Tuesday. The previous record of 71 had been set by former Real Madrid and Schalke striker Raul over the course of [...]

  • AirAsia-QPR Coaching Clinic Tour heads to Sabah to nurture young footballers

    KOTA KINABALU, November 25–After a successful coaching clinic session in Kuala Lumpur last weekend, the AirAsia-QPR Coaching Clinic Tour 2014 concludes its journey in Malaysia with a stop in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah. The coaching clinic enabled young and aspiring footballers to seek expert advice from professional coaches under QPR’s community program – “QPR in the [...]

  • Japanese man gets back boat lost in 2011 tsunami

    HONOLULU (AP) — A Japanese man says he’s grateful for the return of his boat three years after it disappeared in the 2011 tsunami. The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports Tomomune Matsunaga of the Fukushima prefecture lost his home and personal watercraft to the earthquake and tsunami that killed 16,000 people. A Hawaii volunteer found the small [...]

  • Islamic State group recruits, exploits children

    BEIRUT (AP) — Teenagers carrying weapons stand at checkpoints and busy intersections in Iraq’s second-largest city, Mosul. Patched onto the left arms of their black uniforms are the logos of the Islamic Police. In Raqqa, the Islamic State group’s de facto capital in Syria, boys attend training camp and religious courses before heading off to [...]

  • Mexican boy who had massive tumor recovering

    ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico (AP) — An 11-year-old Mexican boy who had pieces of a massive tumor removed and who drew international attention after U.S. officials helped him get treatment in the southwestern U.S. state of New Mexico is still recovering after an 11-hour surgery. New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez visited Jose Antonio Ramirez Serrano on Monday a week after the [...]

  • Hamilton answers Rosberg in style to clinch title

    ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Lewis Hamilton answered Nico Rosberg’s pre-race goading in defiant style, winning the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on Sunday as he clinched a second Formula One title and denied his brash-talking Mercedes teammate his first. The days leading up to the race saw an upbeat Rosberg talking openly about [...]