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March 28, 2015

KUALA LUMPUR, March 28 — PKR member Fariz Musa has been arrested shortly for sedition after demonstrators who took part in the #KitaLawan rally in the city here dispersed... Read more

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Low turnout at #KitaLawan rally after cops widen arrests

By Syed Jaymal Zahiid
March 28, 2015

KUALA LUMPUR, March 28 — The much-anticipated #KitaLawan rally here today for the release of jailed Opposition Leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim saw a far lower turnout compared to the previous protest, possibly due to the arrests of several high-profile opposition politicians and activists. About 300 people showed up for today’s... Read more

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#Kitalawan Rally

  • The much-anticipated #KitaLawan rally here today for the release of jailed Opposition Leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim takes place in the Kuala Lumpur city centre, March 28, 2015. — Picture by Saw Siow Feng

    The much-anticipated #KitaLawan rally here today for the release of jailed Opposition Leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim takes place in the Kuala Lumpur city centre, March 28, 2015. — Picture by Saw Siow Feng Read More

  • The much-anticipated #KitaLawan rally here today for the release of jailed Opposition Leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim takes place in the Kuala Lumpur city centre, March 28, 2015. — Picture by Saw Siow Feng

    The much-anticipated #KitaLawan rally here today for the release of jailed Opposition Leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim takes place in the Kuala Lumpur city centre, March 28, 2015. — Picture by Saw Siow Feng Read More

  • The much-anticipated #KitaLawan rally here today for the release of jailed Opposition Leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim takes place in the Kuala Lumpur city centre, March 28, 2015. — Picture by Saw Siow Feng

    The much-anticipated #KitaLawan rally here today for the release of jailed Opposition Leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim takes place in the Kuala Lumpur city centre, March 28, 2015. — Picture by Saw Siow Feng Read More

  • The much-anticipated #KitaLawan rally here today for the release of jailed Opposition Leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim takes place in the Kuala Lumpur city centre, March 28, 2015. — Picture by Saw Siow Feng

    The much-anticipated #KitaLawan rally here today for the release of jailed Opposition Leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim takes place in the Kuala Lumpur city centre, March 28, 2015. — Picture by Saw Siow Feng Read More

  • The much-anticipated #KitaLawan rally here today for the release of jailed Opposition Leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim takes place in the Kuala Lumpur city centre, March 28, 2015. — Picture by Saw Siow Feng

    The much-anticipated #KitaLawan rally here today for the release of jailed Opposition Leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim takes place in the Kuala Lumpur city centre, March 28, 2015. — Picture by Saw Siow Feng Read More

  • The much-anticipated #KitaLawan rally here today for the release of jailed Opposition Leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim takes place in the Kuala Lumpur city centre, March 28, 2015. — Picture by Saw Siow Feng

    The much-anticipated #KitaLawan rally here today for the release of jailed Opposition Leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim takes place in the Kuala Lumpur city centre, March 28, 2015. — Picture by Saw Siow Feng Read More

  • The much-anticipated #KitaLawan rally here today for the release of jailed Opposition Leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim takes place in the Kuala Lumpur city centre, March 28, 2015. — Picture by Saw Siow Feng

    The much-anticipated #KitaLawan rally here today for the release of jailed Opposition Leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim takes place in the Kuala Lumpur city centre, March 28, 2015. — Picture by Saw Siow Feng Read More

  • The much-anticipated #KitaLawan rally here today for the release of jailed Opposition Leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim takes place in the Kuala Lumpur city centre, March 28, 2015. — Picture by Saw Siow Feng

    The much-anticipated #KitaLawan rally here today for the release of jailed Opposition Leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim takes place in the Kuala Lumpur city centre, March 28, 2015. — Picture by Saw Siow Feng Read More

UK tells tax havens told to implement central register to combat tax evasion

March 28, 2015

LONDON, March 28 — Britain’s government has told two of its offshore financial tax havens to set out timetables for implementing a central register of companies revealing corporate ownership, in a bid to help combat tax evasion. Prime Minister David Cameron proposed plans for a public register of company ownership in 2013, during a G8... Read more

A vendor waits for customers at a souvenir shop at a popular tourist area named

A vendor waits for customers at a souvenir shop at a popular tourist area named 'Old Market' in the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh city, south of Cairo. Picture published March 28, 2015. — Reuters pic

Spanish star Xavi signs with Qatari’s Al Sadd

March 28, 2015

DOHA, March 28 — Barcelona and Spain midfielder Xavi Hernandez has signed for Qatari side, Al Sadd for next season, it was confirmed by club officials today. Pictures posted on social media by Al Sadd first team manager Abdullah Al-Berik said the 35-year-old 2010 World Cup winner had signed for one of Qatar’s top league sides. “Al Sadd have just managed to sign Barcelona captain Xavi and this is a picture of him with sporting director... Read more

Officials say Arab operation hit Yemen base holding long-range missiles

March 28, 2015

SHARM EL-SHEIKH, March 28 — A Saudi-led military operation has targeted a base where Iranian-backed Houthi fighters had set up long-range missiles and pointed them towards the southern Yemeni city of Aden and neighouring countries, a Yemeni official said today. The official told Reuters that Yemeni authorities had received information that... Read more

Next Media Video: Germanwings co-pilot hid illness from airline
Investigators found torn-up sick notes in the home of Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz, including one for the day of the fatal crash that killed 150 people. — Reuters Read More

Italy’s bubbly prosecco: The tipple that toppled champagne?

March 28, 2015

VERONA, March 28 — If there was one tipple wine lovers couldn’t get enough of last year it was prosecco, the Italian sparkler that has outstripped champagne as the world’s favourite bubbly. And listening to industry insiders assembled in the city of Romeo and Juliet for the VinItaly wine fair, the global love affair with the country’s... Read more

SORTEDFood presents Easter hot cross bun-nies recipe
With Easter approaching, the Sorted team shares a recipe for traditional hot cross buns with a twist. Read More

First look at new 007 film with ‘Spectre’ teaser (VIDEO)

March 28, 2015

LOS ANGELES, March 28 — “007” fans are getting a tease of the upcoming James Bond flick, “Spectre.” In the film, Daniel Craig reprises his role of the famed spy for the fourth time, teaming up again with director Sam Mendes. In the film, a cryptic message from Bond’s past sends him on a trail to uncover a sinister organisation. While M... Read more

Reuters Video: The Sound of Music's 50th anniversary
The TCM Classic Film Festival kicks off its opening night with a special screening of 'The Sound of Music' in honour of the film's 50th anniversary. Holly Rubenstein reports. — Reuters Read More

Looking ahead to the 2015 New York International Auto Show

March 28, 2015

NEW YORK, March 28 — This year’s New York show is expected to be bigger than Detroit for new model unveilings and will have a greater mass-market focus in terms of cars on show than the Geneva show that only closed its doors to the public two weeks ago. And of course, being a North American show, there are going to be a host of new US cars on... Read more

Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton in action during practice in Sepang, Kuala Lumpur, March 28, 2015. — Reuters pic

Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton in action during practice in Sepang, Kuala Lumpur, March 28, 2015. — Reuters pic

A look inside the home of former US president Gerald Ford (VIDEO)

March 28, 2015

NEW YORK, March 28 — Bill Damaschke and John McIlwee discuss renovating the home of Gerald and Betty Ford, located in Rancho Mirage, California. — New York Times

A boy holds an umbrella as he stands in the field watching his grandmother farm at Chenxia village in Huangshan, Anhui province, March 28, 2015. — Reuters pic

A boy holds an umbrella as he stands in the field watching his grandmother farm at Chenxia village in Huangshan, Anhui province, March 28, 2015. — Reuters pic

Space-faring robot Kirobo visits ISS, sets two Guinness World Records (VIDEO)

March 28, 2015

TOKYO, March 28 — Humans aren’t the only ones who can set Guinness World Records. “Kirobo”, a companion robot that recently returned to Japan from the International Space Station (ISS), was awarded not one, but two Guinness World Records, for being the first robot to have a conversation in space and reaching the highest height as a robot... Read more

Reuters Video: Tago Arc smart bracelet changes design with the touch of a button
Interactive jewellery that allows users to change designs and doesn't need charging. Sharon Reich reports. — Reuters Read More

World’s busiest airport title goes to … Georgia’s Atlanta International Airport

March 28, 2015

NEW YORK, March 28 ― Georgia's Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport has retained the title of world’s busiest airport after having shuffled a whopping 96 million flyers through its terminals in 2014, while Dubai has edged past London to become the busiest hub for international passenger traffic. That’s according to the latest... Read more

A water line is seen on the banks of Lake Cachuma where the water has receded in Santa Barbara, California March 28, 2015. — Reuters pic

A water line is seen on the banks of Lake Cachuma where the water has receded in Santa Barbara, California March 28, 2015. — Reuters pic

Japan hosts world’s first ‘Otaku’ summit

March 28, 2015

MAKUHARI, March 28 — Japan opened what organisers are billing as the world’s first “Otaku” summit today, drawing visitors from around the world as the country looks to boost the international fan base for Japanese comic books and anime. So-called Otaku — usually translated as “geeks” — from at least 18 countries and territories, many... Read more

Bloomberg Video: 'Becoming Steve Jobs' — The story behind the legend
Rick Tetzeli, co-author of 'Becoming Steve Jobs,' speaks with Cory Johnson about the process behind the writing of the latest biography of Apple co-creator Steve Jobs. He speaks on 'Bloomberg West.' — Bloomberg Read More