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Ridhuan Tee: Chinese, don’t be so demanding or more Perkasa and Isma will rise

NYT Video: Why Ebola has its own White House czar
Ebola now has its very own White House czar. A recent history of these types of presidential appointees in the Obama administration. — New York Times Read More

October 20, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 20 — Malaysia’s ethnic Chinese should stop pressing the government for more things or more Malay-Muslim rights groups like Perkasa and Ikatan Muslimin Malaysia (Isma) will rise up, controversial columnist... Read more

Azmin insists on disclosure of Selangor water deal, questions ‘secret’ label

BY YISWAREE PALANSAMY
October 20, 2014

SHAH ALAM, Oct 20 — Selangor Mentri Besar Azmin Ali stood firm today in his demand for full disclosure of the water deal agreement inked between Putrajaya and his predecessor Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim, saying it was curious why the document has been classified as secret. The PKR deputy president pointed out that the deal involves public... Read more

MMOTV: ‘I want to touch a dog’
A group of Muslims get acquainted with a dog at the ‘I want to touch a dog’ event at 1Utama’s central park, on October 19, 2014. — Video by Joseph Sipalan Read More

Malaysia Airports mulls Istanbul’s Sabiha airport stake acquisition

October 20, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 20 — Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd plans to buy an additional 40 per cent stake in Istanbul’s second-biggest airport to gain full control, people familiar with matter said. Malaysia Airports, which owns 60 per cent of Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Airport, plans to exercise its pre-emptive rights to buy the remainder from units... Read more

Bloomberg Video: The battle for prime London property
Property can make or break a market. One of the world’s strongest is London. But as the UK capital’s most valuable real estate gets snapped up, where does it leave Londoners? Bloomberg’s Tom Gibson reports. — Bloomberg Read More

Battle for second at Sepang: Rossi, Lorenzo go head-to-head

October 20, 2014

SEPANG, Oct 20 — Valentino Rossi holds the edge over his Yamaha teammate Jorge Lorenzo in the battle for second place in the world championship as the MotoGP season heads to Sepang this weekend. Rossi energised his chances of finishing runner-up behind re-crowned world champion Marc Marquez for this year’s MotoGP title with victory at yesterday’s Australian race at Phillip Island. The Italian legend, at 35 the oldest rider in MotoGP,... Read more

Jokowi inaugurated as Indonesia’s seventh president

October 20, 2014

JAKARTA, Oct 20 — Former Jakarta Governor Joko Widodo was sworn in as Indonesia’s seventh president at a ceremony in parliament today, becoming the country’s first leader not from the political or military elite. “I swear by Allah to fulfil the duties of president of the Republic of Indonesia to the best of my capabilities and in the... Read more

Police officers are reflected on reflective materials held by a pro-democracy protesters on a blocked road at Mongkok shopping district in Hong Kong October 20, 2014. Violent clashes erupted in Hong Kong for a second night yesterday. — Reuters pic

Police officers are reflected on reflective materials held by a pro-democracy protesters on a blocked road at Mongkok shopping district in Hong Kong October 20, 2014. Violent clashes erupted in Hong Kong for a second night yesterday. — Reuters pic Read More

Wealthy customers flock to find Chinese walnuts for hand massages (VIDEO)

October 20, 2014

BEIJING, Oct 20 — It’s boom time for Chinese walnut farmers as a new wave of wealthy consumers in search of hand massages — and improved circulation — value them more highly than gold. — AFP/Relaxnews

AFP Video: Chinese walnuts boom as consumers seek therapy
It's boom time for Chinese walnut farmers as a new wave of wealthy consumers in search of hand massages — and improved circulation — value them more highly than gold. — AFP/Relaxnews Read More

New music production gives voice to WikiLeaks informant

October 20, 2014

NEW YORK, Oct 20 — A new artistic production aims to give new perspective on Chelsea Manning — serving a 35-year prison sentence for the biggest document leak in US — through an oppressive atmosphere of digital disorientation. “The Source,” which premieres Wednesday at the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s Next Wave Festival, is described as a... Read more

Pictures of the Day

'Fury' movie London screening

  • Actor Brad Pitt poses before a gala screening of his film

    Actor Brad Pitt poses before a gala screening of his film 'Fury' in London October 19, 2014. — Reuters pic Read More

  • Actors (left-2nd right) Jon Bernthal, Logan Lerman, Brad Pitt, Shia LaBeouf, and Michael Pena pose with director David Ayer during a photocall for their film

    Actors (left-2nd right) Jon Bernthal, Logan Lerman, Brad Pitt, Shia LaBeouf, and Michael Pena pose with director David Ayer during a photocall for their film 'Fury' in London October 19, 2014. — Reuters pic Read More

  • Actor Shia LaBeouf (right) poses with girlfriend Mia Goth before a gala screening of his film

    Actor Shia LaBeouf (right) poses with girlfriend Mia Goth before a gala screening of his film 'Fury' in London October 19, 2014. — Reuters pic Read More

  • Actor Jon Bernthal poses with co-star Lorgan Lerman (right) before a gala screening of their film

    Actor Jon Bernthal poses with co-star Lorgan Lerman (right) before a gala screening of their film 'Fury' in London October 19, 2014. — Reuters pic Read More

  • Actors (left to right) Logan Lerman, Brad Pitt and Shia LaBeouf pose during a photocall for their film

    Actors (left to right) Logan Lerman, Brad Pitt and Shia LaBeouf pose during a photocall for their film 'Fury' in London October 19, 2014. — Reuters pic Read More

  • Actors Alicia Von Rittberg and Anamaria Marinca (R) pose before a gala screening of their film

    Actors Alicia Von Rittberg and Anamaria Marinca (R) pose before a gala screening of their film 'Fury' in London October 19, 2014. — Reuters pic Read More

Finding ‘The One’ with new TV show ‘Car Matchmaker’ (VIDEO)

October 19, 2014

NEW YORK, Oct 19 — “Car Matchmaker” host Spike Feresten discusses the connection between comedians and cars with Bloomberg’s Pimm Fox on “Taking Stock.” — Bloomberg

Palestinian children look out of the rear of a car as they pass damaged houses in Gaza City October 20, 2014. — Reuters pic

Palestinian children look out of the rear of a car as they pass damaged houses in Gaza City October 20, 2014. — Reuters pic

‘Easy Rider’ Harley chopper goes for US$1.35 million

October 20, 2014

LOS ANGELES, Oct 20 — The iconic Harley-Davidson chopper-style motorbike ridden by Peter Fonda in the 1969 classic “Easy Rider” film sold for $1.35 million (RM4.42m) at auction this weekend. The “Captain America” bike, complete with authenticating documents including a letter from Fonda, was sold late Saturday at entertainment industry... Read more

AFP Video: Sade's passion for human anatomy
A new exhibition in Paris explores the infamous Marquis de Sade's influence on art, his passion for anatomy, and the overriding theme in his work of desire. — AFP Read More

Microsoft set to reveal smartwatch within weeks, says Forbes

October 20, 2014

NEW YORK, Oct 20 — Microsoft Corp is preparing to launch a smartwatch within the next few weeks that will passively track a user's heart rate and work across different mobile platforms, Forbes reported yesterday. The wearable gadget's battery life will exceed two days of regular use, Forbes reported, citing unnamed sources close to the... Read more

LGR — King Arthur's KORT — DOS PC Game Review
King Arthur has fallen and it's up to his Knights of the Round Table to unite Britain! A shareware classic from MVP Software, with turn-based medieval combat and kingdom-building.

This year’s hottest new hotels for the beach

October 20, 2014

LONDON, Oct 20 — In 2014, a string of hotly anticipated new seaside hotels have flung open their doors to welcome sunseekers from around the world, including the latest luxury property from the Louis Vuitton hotel group, and late actor Marlon Brando’s Polynesian legacy. And some of the recent openings come just as parts of North America are... Read more

A member of the

A member of the 'Exit Point' amateur rope-jumping group jumps from a 120-metre high rock down to a man-made crater outside the town of Tuim in Russia, October 20, 2014. — Reuters pic

American-born Chinese author and translator Sha Boli dead a 98

October 20, 2014

BEIJING, Oct 20 — Sidney Shapiro, a famed US-born translator who was one of the few Westerners to gain Chinese citizenship and become a member of a high-level parliamentary body, died on the weekend in Beijing, his granddaughter said. He was 98. Shapiro was born in New York in 1915 and first came to China in 1947, having been selected by... Read more

A man reads display boards informing passengers of disruptions due to a strike of the GDL labour union at Ostbahnhof Station in Berlin October 20, 2014. German train drivers union GDL this weekend staged a nationwide strike. — Reuters pic

A man reads display boards informing passengers of disruptions due to a strike of the GDL labour union at Ostbahnhof Station in Berlin October 20, 2014. German train drivers union GDL this weekend staged a nationwide strike. — Reuters pic Read More