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May 24, 2015

KUALA LUMPUR, May 24 — A multi-agency team should be formed to comprehensively investigate 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) for elements of wrongdoing and abuse, the... Read more

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Dr M demands criminal probe after claiming 1MDB’s Cayman ‘cash’ cover-up

May 24, 2015

KUALA LUMPUR, May 24 — Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today accused Putrajaya of a cover-up over 1Malaysia Development Bhd’s (1MDB) US$1.103 billion (RM3.91 billion) “redeemed” from the Cayman Islands after it revealed the amount was in assets and not cash. The former prime minister said the Finance Ministry’s confirmation that the sum was in... Read more

MMOTV: We speak to one of the participants of MMO’s millennial dating survey
Choo May Kuen, 29, one of the 60 participants of an online millennial dating survey conducted from March 27, 2015 to April 9, 2015, tells Malay Mail Online what she thinks of the survey results. — Video by Shufiyan Read More

Bank of England email leak explores possibility of Britain leaving the EU (VIDEO)

May 24, 2015

LONDON, May 24 — Bank of England staff are assessing the potential risks related to Britain’s renegotiation of its European Union membership and the threat of the country leaving the bloc. Bloomberg’s Julie Hyman reports on ‘Bloomberg Markets.’ — Bloomberg

Bloomberg: Brexit — Is the UK preparing to leave the EU?
Bank of England staff are assessing the potential risks related to Britain’s renegotiation of its European Union membership and the threat of the country leaving the bloc. Bloomberg's Julie Hyman reports on 'Bloomberg Markets.' — Bloomberg Read More

Birdie finish earns Choi first OneAsia win

May 24, 2015

SEOUL, May 24 — Choi Jin-ho held his nerve to drain an 18-foot birdie putt on the final hole to win the SK Telecom Open today by one shot from South Korean compatriot Lee Soo-min. The 30-year-old, in his third tournament back following a near-two-year break to fulfil military duties, had tossed away the lead after his third bogey of the day at the par four 15th before his stunning finish sealed a first OneAsia Tour win. “Amazing, I am... Read more

Britain’s opposition Labour Party backs Cameron’s EU referendum plan (VIDEO)

May 24, 2015

LONDON, May 24 — Britain's opposition Labour Party will back Prime Minister David Cameron's plans to hold a referendum on the country's European Union membership by the end of 2017, its acting leader said today. Labour had fought this month's national election, in which it suffered a crushing defeat to Cameron's Conservatives, on the policy... Read more

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The world marches against Monsanto

  • Demonstrators participate in a protest march against Monsanto, the world

    Demonstrators participate in a protest march against Monsanto, the world's largest seed company, in Paris, France, May 24, 2015. — Reuters pic Read More

  • Demonstrators hold banners during a protest march against Monsanto Co, the world

    Demonstrators hold banners during a protest march against Monsanto Co, the world's largest seed company, in Santiago city, May 24, 2015. — Reuters pic Read More

  • Demonstrators participate in a protest march against Monsanto, the world

    Demonstrators participate in a protest march against Monsanto, the world's largest seed company, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, May 24, 2015. — Reuters pic Read More

  • People participate in a protest march against Monsanto Co, the world

    People participate in a protest march against Monsanto Co, the world's largest seed company, in Lima, Peru, May 24, 2015. — Reuters pic Read More

  • A demonstrator holds up a tortilla during a protest against Monsanto Co, the world

    A demonstrator holds up a tortilla during a protest against Monsanto Co, the world's largest seed company, in Mexico City, Mexico May 24, 2015. — Reuters pic Read More

  • A demonstrator, wearing a mask, holds up a placard during a protest march against Monsanto Co, the world

    A demonstrator, wearing a mask, holds up a placard during a protest march against Monsanto Co, the world's largest seed company, in Santiago city, May 24, 2015. — Reuters pic Read More

  • A demonstrator wearing a mask holds up a painted corn during a protest march against Monsanto Co, the world

    A demonstrator wearing a mask holds up a painted corn during a protest march against Monsanto Co, the world's largest seed company, in Santiago city, May 24, 2015. — Reuters pic Read More

  • Demonstrator take part during a protest against Monsanto Co, the world

    Demonstrator take part during a protest against Monsanto Co, the world's largest seed company in Bogota, May 24, 2015. — Reuters pic Read More

  • Demonstrators take part during a protest against Monsanto Co, the world

    Demonstrators take part during a protest against Monsanto Co, the world's largest seed company in Bogota, May 24, 2015. — Reuters pic Read More

  • Demonstrator take part during a protest against Monsanto Co, the world

    Demonstrator take part during a protest against Monsanto Co, the world's largest seed company in Bogota, May 24, 2015. — Reuters pic Read More

In search of Thai food: 3 under-the-radar places in KL and PJ

By Lee Khang Yi
May 24, 2015

KUALA LUMPUR, May 24 — When it comes to hunting down under-the-radar spots, I often see it as an edible adventure of sorts. Most times it is mediocre, sometimes it is inedible and then you hit the jackpot and find great grub that makes you want to return again and again. Most importantly, it gets interesting when you start talking to... Read more

Often considered a red meat, duck meat is darker and tougher than the soft tenderness of chicken but if cooked in just the right temperature, it will be just as tender. — Picture by K.E. Ooi

Often considered a red meat, duck meat is darker and tougher than the soft tenderness of chicken but if cooked in just the right temperature, it will be just as tender. — Picture by K.E. Ooi Read More

Cannes: Film festival readies to close the curtains

May 24, 2015

CANNES, May 24 — After nearly two weeks of showing stirring, sleek and thought-provoking movies — and a couple of duds — the Cannes Film Festival ends today with an awards night to declare the winner of its coveted Palme d’Or. US directing duo the Coen brothers head a jury of top actors and filmmakers chosen to decide which of the 19... Read more

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Eurovision Song Contest 2015

  • Singer Ann Sophie representing Germany performs the song

    Singer Ann Sophie representing Germany performs the song 'Black Smoke' during the final of the 60th annual Eurovision Song Contest In Vienna, May 24, 2015. — Reuters pic Read More

  • Electro Velvet representing the United Kingdom perform the song

    Electro Velvet representing the United Kingdom perform the song 'Still In Love With You' during the final of the 60th annual Eurovision Song Contest In Vienna, May 24, 2015. — Reuters pic Read More

  • Singer Bojana Stamenov representing Serbia performs the song

    Singer Bojana Stamenov representing Serbia performs the song 'Beauty Never Lies' during the final of the 60th annual Eurovision Song Contest In Vienna, May 24, 2015. — Reuters pic Read More

  • Singer Guy Sebastian representing Australia performs the song

    Singer Guy Sebastian representing Australia performs the song 'Tonight Again' during the final of the 60th annual Eurovision Song Contest In Vienna, May 24, 2015. — Reuters pic Read More

  • Singer Maria Elena Kyriakou representing Greece performs the song

    Singer Maria Elena Kyriakou representing Greece performs the song 'One Last Breathe' during the final of the 60th annual Eurovision Song Contest In Vienna, May 24, 2015. — Reuters pic Read More

  • Singer Aminata representing Latvia performs the song

    Singer Aminata representing Latvia performs the song 'Love Injected' during the final of the 60th annual Eurovision Song Contest In Vienna, May 24, 2015. — Reuters pic Read More

  • Singer Edurne representing Spain performs the song

    Singer Edurne representing Spain performs the song 'Amanecer' during the final of the 60th annual Eurovision Song Contest In Vienna, May 24, 2015. — Reuters pic Read More

  • The band Boggie representing Hungary performs the song

    The band Boggie representing Hungary performs the song 'Wars For Nothing' during the final of the 60th annual Eurovision Song Contest In Vienna, May 24, 2015. — Reuters pic Read More

  • Singer Nina Sublatti representing Georgia performs the song

    Singer Nina Sublatti representing Georgia performs the song 'Warrior' during the final of the 60th annual Eurovision Song Contest In Vienna, May 24, 2015. — Reuters pic Read More

  • Singer Mans Zelmerloew representing Sweden celebrates winning the final of the 60th annual Eurovision Song Contest in Vienna, Austria May 24, 2015. — Reuters pic

    Singer Mans Zelmerloew representing Sweden celebrates winning the final of the 60th annual Eurovision Song Contest in Vienna, Austria May 24, 2015. — Reuters pic Read More

The countdown to cleaner cars has begun

May 24, 2015

PARIS, May 24 — The toughest ever standards for vehicle exhaust emissions are just 100 days away from coming into force Europe-wide. From September 1, all new petrol and diesel-powered cars sold within the European Union will have to produce significantly less carbon dioxide, nitrogen oxide and a host of other air pollutants if they’re to... Read more

Cleveland policemen block the street outside the Justice Center following a not guilty verdict for Cleveland police officer Michael Brelo on manslaughter charges in Cleveland, Ohio, May 24, 2015. — Reuters pic

Cleveland policemen block the street outside the Justice Center following a not guilty verdict for Cleveland police officer Michael Brelo on manslaughter charges in Cleveland, Ohio, May 24, 2015. — Reuters pic Read More

Fathers do not always know best at Indy 500 — at least, they don’t sound it

May 24, 2015

INDIANAPOLIS, May 24 — At the Indianapolis 500 it is not always a case of father knows best, not even when those fathers are two American motorsports greats. Graham Rahal, the son of 1986 Indy 500 winner Bobby Rahal, and Marco Andretti, whose father Michael won 42 Indycar races, both work in the family businesses and will be on the starting... Read more

Reuters Video: Lebanese male belly dancer brings sexy back
Alexandre Paulikevitch is challenging stereotypes in front of sold-out shows in Beirut that spectators say are ‘amazing’. — Reuters

Has Google’s dominance peaked?

May 24, 2015

WASHINGTON DC, May 24 — As Google faces an antitrust probe from European regulators, some analysts are questioning whether the California tech giant’s dominance has already peaked. While Google remains one of the world’s biggest companies with overwhelming dominance of Internet search, its prospects are less rosy in a tech landscape rapidly... Read more

NYT Video: Top 3 apps to help track your water usage
Many people are looking for ways to keep track of their water consumption. New apps like Vizsafe, Drip Detective and Dropcountr can help you save water and save money. — New York Times Read More

Five landmarks to live for

By Vivian Chong
May 24, 2015

KUALA LUMPUR, May 24 — These five mega architectural projects that are either undergoing construction or being rebuilt after severe damage are still some way from completion but promise to be worth the long wait for. Sagrada Familia, Barcelona Barcelona was Antonio Gaudi’s playground, where the surrealist architect built some of his most... Read more

A dancer takes part in the Copenhagen Carnival parade May 24, 2015. — Reuters pic

A dancer takes part in the Copenhagen Carnival parade May 24, 2015. — Reuters pic

When the rapist doesn’t see it as rape

By Nicholas Kristof
May 24, 2015

NEW YORK, May 24 — Brian Banks was one of America’s best high school football players when, in 2002, at age 16, he was accused of rape. The accuser, Wanetta Gibson, said Banks had forced her into a stairway at their high school in California and raped her. Expelled from school and then later convicted of rape, Banks served more than five... Read more

Picture released May 24, 2015 shows Ethiopian people reading newspapers a day before the country goes into a general election in the capital Addis Ababa. — Reuters pic

Picture released May 24, 2015 shows Ethiopian people reading newspapers a day before the country goes into a general election in the capital Addis Ababa. — Reuters pic