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Cops find 100 more grave sites in Perlis, still counting number of bodies

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May 25, 2015

WANG KELIAN (Perlis), May 25 — A total of 139 grave sites and 28 human-trafficking camps have been found in a remote northern Malaysian border region, the country’s top... Read more

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Home Minister: 75pc of IS recruits sourced from social media

BY JOSEPH SIPALAN

May 25, 2015

KUALA LUMPUR, May 25 — The police are doubling efforts to monitor social media sites for possible terrorist activities as an estimated 75 per cent of new Islamic State (IS) supporters are recruited online, Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said today. The Home Minister told Parliament that it is necessary for the police to maintain strict... Read more

A family taking part in a tug of war game at the Quads fitness training family day programme in Penang, May 24, 2015. — Picture by K.E. Ooi

A family taking part in a tug of war game at the Quads fitness training family day programme in Penang, May 24, 2015. — Picture by K.E. Ooi

China courts private investors to help fund US$318b new projects

May 25, 2015

SHANGHAI, May 25 — China’s state planning agency today released a list of more than 1,000 proposed projects totalling 1.97 trillion yuan (RM1.14 trillion) that it is inviting private investors to help fund, build and operate. The National Development and Reform Commission said the 1,043 projects, in sectors such as transport, water... Read more

Joe Ceci, Alberta

Joe Ceci, Alberta's Minister of Finance and member of the New Democratic Party (NDP), signs as a member of the executive council during the official swearing-in ceremony in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada May 25, 2015. — Reuters pic

AFP’s Premier League team of the season

May 25, 2015

NEW YORK, May 25 — As the 2014-15 Premier League season fades into the sunset, AFP's London football writers present their team of the season, playing in a 4-4-2 formation: Goalkeeper David de Gea (Manchester United) The error-prone start to the Spaniard's Old Trafford career seemed a distant memory at the end of a superb campaign that could be his last in England if he is unable to resist the lure of an approach from Real... Read more

China warns of war over South China Sea unless US backs down

May 25, 2015

BEIJING, May 25 — A Chinese state-owned newspaper said on Monday that “war is inevitable” between China and the United States over the South China Sea unless Washington stops demanding Beijing halt the building of artificial islands in the disputed waterway. The Global Times, an influential nationalist tabloid owned by the ruling Communist... Read more

Pro-Islamist demonstrators shout slogans in favour of former Egyptian president Mohamed Mursi and hold signs that show the Rabaa hand gesture during a rally in Istanbul, Turkey. Picture released May 25, 2015. —Reuters pic

Pro-Islamist demonstrators shout slogans in favour of former Egyptian president Mohamed Mursi and hold signs that show the Rabaa hand gesture during a rally in Istanbul, Turkey. Picture released May 25, 2015. —Reuters pic Read More

New at PJ’s Prologue: Where Japanese meets Chinese ‘dai chow’

By Lydia Koh
May 25, 2015

PETALING JAYA, May 25 — Since it opened in April this year, Prologue in Taman Paramount has been described by some as Awesome Canteen's Japanese sister. After all, Prologue serves ramen and donburi and is owned by the same people behind Awesome Canteen which happens to be just next door. Now they have expanded their offerings to... Read more

Try something new and refreshing like the Cold Ramen with Salmon Sashimi at Prologue, Paramount Gardens, Petaling Jaya. — Picture by Choo Choy May

Try something new and refreshing like the Cold Ramen with Salmon Sashimi at Prologue, Paramount Gardens, Petaling Jaya. — Picture by Choo Choy May Read More

Legendary Detroit trumpeter Marcus Belgrave dies aged 78

May 25, 2015

ANN ARBOR (Michigan), May 25 — US jazz trumpeter Marcus Belgrave, who performed with some of his era’s biggest names including Ray Charles and Dizzy Gillespie, died yesterday. He was 78. The Detroit musician died in Ann Arbor, Michigan from heart failure, the Detroit Free Press reported.  Belgrave had a profound influence on the Detroit... Read more

Fight Song — Rachel Platten (Cover by Kurt Hugo Schneider and Benjamin Kheng)
Video editor, musician, singer, songwriter and YouTube sensation Kurt Hugo Schneider teams up with actor, singer Benjamin Kheng for this amazing cover of Rachel Platten's Fight Song.

Audi makes synthetic fuel breakthrough with ‘e-benzin’

May 25, 2015

BERLIN, May 25 — German carmaker Audi has started producing its first quantities of e-benzin, a synthetic fuel that can be used like traditional petrol but without the harmful sulphur or hydrocarbon emissions. While a host of automotive experts have declared electricity as the fuel of the car's future with hybrids being used as a stop gap... Read more

Prince Albert II of Monaco and his wife Princess Charlene wave as they drive a car in the racetrack before the Monaco F1 Grand Prix May 25, 2015. — Reuters pic

Prince Albert II of Monaco and his wife Princess Charlene wave as they drive a car in the racetrack before the Monaco F1 Grand Prix May 25, 2015. — Reuters pic Read More

In Sweden, the female clergy have their own fashion stylist

May 25, 2015

STOCKHOLM, May 25 — In a small beige building in a leafy Stockholm suburb, Maria Sjodin bustles around her design studio putting the finishing touches on her sleek fashions for an unexpected clientele: female clergy. One of the pioneers in the industry, Sjodin creates sophisticated, tailored garments for women pastors and ministers that... Read more

A woman is seen during the Midburn festival at southern Israel in this picture released May 25, 2015. The Israeli version of Nevada

A woman is seen during the Midburn festival at southern Israel in this picture released May 25, 2015. The Israeli version of Nevada's Burning Man festival, concluded yesterday in the country's southern Negev desert. — Reuters pic

High tech gift ideas for Father’s Day

May 25, 2015

NEW YORK, May 25 — With Father's Day around the corner, taking place on June 21 this year, here's a look at some of the high-tech gadgets that'll make dad jump with joy, whether he's a photographer, an adventurer or just absent-minded. A connected watch Presented at CES 2015, this connected watch by Withings is a cheaper, more colourful... Read more

Bloomberg Video: The world’s top gadget show comes to China
The Consumer Electronics Show has kicked off its first Asian event in Shanghai. For global brands, it’s a chance to get into the Chinese market. — Bloomberg Read More

Mullan road trip — A journey through time

May 25, 2015

FORT BENTON (Montana), May 25 — A red bus tottered down a rural road here yesterday, and inside, passengers pressed noses against glass as a guide urged them to envision this place 153 years ago, when the path was a muddy new wagon road cutting through wilderness. It was the final day of the Mullan Road Conference, an annual weekend... Read more

Tourists enjoy a long holiday weekend on the lawns of the Champ de Mars near the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France, May 25, 2015. — Reuters pic

Tourists enjoy a long holiday weekend on the lawns of the Champ de Mars near the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France, May 25, 2015. — Reuters pic

Singapore launch guidebook to raise crime awareness among foreign workers

May 25, 2015

SINGAPORE, May 25 — A guidebook for foreign workers on crime prevention and awareness has been launched by the Jurong Police Division and will be distributed to workers through their dormitory operators. Announcing the launch yesterday, the police said 340,000 copies of the book had been produced in different languages and that it is aimed... Read more

Rohingya men read the Quran at a confinement area for migrants at Kuala Cangkoi, Aceh province, May 25, 2015. — AFP pic

Rohingya men read the Quran at a confinement area for migrants at Kuala Cangkoi, Aceh province, May 25, 2015. — AFP pic