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By Opalyn Mok
April 28, 2015

PERMATANG PAUH, April 28 — Dogged by claims that her Permatang Pauh candidacy is merely as a proxy for husband Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail... Read more

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Seri Serdang state rep behind Thirst 2015 objection

April 28, 2015

KUALA LUMPUR, April 28 — Seri Serdang assemblyman Noor Hanim Ismail had submitted an objection letter on the day before the “Thirst 2015: We Are All Stardust” concert, which led to its eleventh-hour cancellation last Saturday. The PAS representative had admitted being the person behind an official complaint letter, saying it was her... Read more

A worker cleans the fountains at the Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, April 28, 2015. — Reuters pic

A worker cleans the fountains at the Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, April 28, 2015. — Reuters pic

Boeing 747 jumbo jet sales revive as air freight rebounds

April 28, 2015

CHICAGO, April 28 — Boeing Co’s 747 jumbo jet isn’t about to glide off into the sunset just yet. The planemaker is seeing renewed interest in the freighter version of the 747-8, best known for its hump-backed fuselage, as the global air cargo market rebounds from a prolonged slump, Chief Executive Officer Jim McNerney said yesterday. “We... Read more

A man walks past packed cotton during Agrishow, the largest fair of agricultural machinery business in Latin America, in Ribeirao Preto, Brazil April 28, 2015.  — Reuters pic

A man walks past packed cotton during Agrishow, the largest fair of agricultural machinery business in Latin America, in Ribeirao Preto, Brazil April 28, 2015. — Reuters pic

Lin Dan’s ex-coach hopes Lee Chong Wei will be at Sudirman Cup

April 28, 2015

DONGGUAN, April 28 — The former coach of China’s top badminton player Lin Dan, Tang Xianhu, looks forward to seeing Malaysian badminton star Datuk Lee Chong Wei in action at the upcoming 2015 Sudirman Cup. “We hope to see Chong Wei on court. With his participation, he will surely bring the game to a higher level and make it a more thrilling one,” the Indonesian-born Tang, who is also the Principal of Li Yongbo Badminton School and... Read more

Nepal quake: Nepalis spend third night in open as quake toll passes 4,000

April 28, 2015

KATHMANDU, April 28 — Hundreds of thousands of Nepalis spent another night in the open yesterday after a massive quake which killed more than 4,000, as officials warned the final toll could rise sharply once rescuers reach cut-off areas. With fears rising of food and water shortages, Nepalis were rushing to stores and petrol stations to... Read more

A woman carries her belongings as she walks over collapsed house after earthquake in Bhaktapur, Nepal April 28, 2015. —  Reuters pic

A woman carries her belongings as she walks over collapsed house after earthquake in Bhaktapur, Nepal April 28, 2015. — Reuters pic Read More

China has world’s second-biggest wine-growing area, trade data show

April 27, 2015

PARIS, April 27 — China now has the second-largest wine-growing area in the world after Spain, pushing France into third, according to figures released today by the International Organisation of Vine and Wine. The figures for 2014 showed China had 799,000 hectares of land devoted to wine growing, compared with 1.02 million hectares for... Read more

White House Executive Pastry Chef Susan Morrison gives a preview of desserts to be served for the State Dinner being held for Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington April 28, 2015. — Reuters pic

White House Executive Pastry Chef Susan Morrison gives a preview of desserts to be served for the State Dinner being held for Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington April 28, 2015. — Reuters pic

Salma Hayek launches ‘The Prophet’ in ancestral homeland Lebanon

April 28, 2015

BEIRUT, April 28 — Hollywood star Salma Hayek, in her ancestral homeland Lebanon for the first time, launched the global premiere of her animated adaptation of Kahlil Gibran’s celebrated novel “The Prophet” yesterday. The Mexican actress and director described the movie version of the Lebanese author’s spiritually-uplifting book as a “love... Read more

Cover Media Video: Kate Winslet loves wearing corsets
Acclaimed actress Kate Winslet is back in period costume for her new movie ‘A Little Chaos’, which takes place at Louis XIV’s palace of Versailles in the 1600’s, and the British beauty is quite pleased with her outfits for the film. — Cover Media Read More

New Mustang will be the fastest Ford ever sold in Europe

April 28, 2015

DETROIT, April 28 — At a special live-streamed event yesterday, Ford continued to stoke up excitement about the latest iteration of its classic muscle car — set to go on sale in Europe for the first time in its 50-year history — by demonstrating its vital performance statistics. And those statistics are very impressive: The 5-litre normally... Read more

A boy looks out from a damaged car as he flees his home with his family following air raids in Sanaa, Yemen April 28, 2015. — Reuters pic

A boy looks out from a damaged car as he flees his home with his family following air raids in Sanaa, Yemen April 28, 2015. — Reuters pic

Scientists warn of ‘moderate extremes’ due to global warming

April 28, 2015

OSLO, April 28 — Global warming is to blame for most extreme hot days and almost a fifth of heavy downpours, according to a scientific study yesterday that gives new evidence of how rising man-made greenhouse gases are skewing the weather. “Already today 75 per cent of the moderate hot extremes and about 18 per cent of the moderate... Read more

Windmills are seen in the

Windmills are seen in the 'Dan Tysk' wind park of Swedish energy company Vattenfall and Stadtwerke Munich (public services Munich), located west of the German island of Sylt in the North Sea, April 28, 2015. — Reuters pic

Face-to-face talk on Facebook Messenger

April 28, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO, April 28 — Facebook yesterday began rolling out video calling on its Messenger mobile application, enabling face-to-face conversations among users of the app around the world. With the new feature, users can add video to calls to another person with the same application. “You can quickly start a video call from any... Read more

A young girl sits in a remote controlled car as it is driven past vehicles being used by Britain

A young girl sits in a remote controlled car as it is driven past vehicles being used by Britain's opposition Labour Party leader Ed Miliband in Stockton-on-Tees in England, April 28, 2015. — Reuters pic

Choosing a hotel mostly down to price and location, survey shows

April 28, 2015

LONDON, April 28 — According to a survey carried out in 15 countries by momondo.fr, a travel metasearch engine, and contrary to popular belief, tourists of all nationalities have the same criteria for selecting a hotel. The sole exception: The Chinese. When tourists set out to find the best hotel for their next holiday, almost all of them... Read more

People photograph themselves in front of an animatronic dinosaur at the William J Clinton Presidential Centre & Park in Little Rock, Arkansas, April 28, 2015. — Reuters pic

People photograph themselves in front of an animatronic dinosaur at the William J Clinton Presidential Centre & Park in Little Rock, Arkansas, April 28, 2015. — Reuters pic

Novelists boycott New York gala in Charlie Hebdo protest

April 28, 2015

NEW YORK, April 28 — Six prominent novelists are boycotting a New York literary gala next week to protest against French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo being honoured with a freedom of expression award. Australia’s Peter Carey, Canada’s Michael Ondaatje, British-born Taiye Selasi, and Americans Teju Cole, Rachel Kushner and Francine Prose... Read more

President and CEO of Safe Kids Worldwide Kate Carr (left) and actress Drew Barrymore read to kids during story time at Safe Kids Day presented by Nationwide, to raise awareness of preventable injuries in California,  April 28, 2015. — AFP pic

President and CEO of Safe Kids Worldwide Kate Carr (left) and actress Drew Barrymore read to kids during story time at Safe Kids Day presented by Nationwide, to raise awareness of preventable injuries in California, April 28, 2015. — AFP pic