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Claiming majority, Malay groups want Bumis as ‘core’ decision-makers on national policies

Bloomberg Video: Kickstart your way to the moon
A British consortium called Lunar Mission One says it plans to land a robotic probe on the moon by 2024. They plan on funding it using donations from the public, with some of the funds coming from a Kickstarter campaign. — Bloomberg Read More

By Zurairi AR
November 23, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 23 — The National Unity Convention passed today a declaration that, among others, sought for Bumiputera citizens to be officially recognised as “bangsa teras”, or “core group”, who “calls the shots” on... Read more

Dutch experts complete MH17 wreckage recovery in Ukraine

November 23, 2014

THE HAGUE, Nov 23 — Dutch experts today completed the recovery of wreckage from the crash site of downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 in eastern Ukraine and have sent it to a government-controlled city en route for the Netherlands “(Transport of) the recovered wreckage from flight MH17 is under way towards Kharkiv,” by train, the Dutch... Read more

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National Unity Convention

  • The National Unity Convention at the Pusat Islam Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur, November 23, 2014. — Picture by Yusof Mat Isa

    The National Unity Convention at the Pusat Islam Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur, November 23, 2014. — Picture by Yusof Mat Isa Read More >view gallery

  • The National Unity Convention at the Pusat Islam Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur, November 23, 2014. — Picture by Yusof Mat Isa

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  • The National Unity Convention at the Pusat Islam Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur, November 23, 2014. — Picture by Yusof Mat Isa

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  • The National Unity Convention at the Pusat Islam Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur, November 23, 2014. — Picture by Yusof Mat Isa

    The National Unity Convention at the Pusat Islam Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur, November 23, 2014. — Picture by Yusof Mat Isa Read More >view gallery

  • Former Chief Justice of Malaysia Tun Abdul Hamid Mohamad gives a speech during the National Unity Convention at the Pusat Islam Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur, November 23, 2014. — Picture by Yusof Mat Isa

    Former Chief Justice of Malaysia Tun Abdul Hamid Mohamad gives a speech during the National Unity Convention at the Pusat Islam Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur, November 23, 2014. — Picture by Yusof Mat Isa Read More >view gallery

  • Perkasa president Datuk Ibrahim Ali speaks at the National Unity Convention at the Pusat Islam Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur, November 23, 2014. — Picture by Yusof Mat Isa

    Perkasa president Datuk Ibrahim Ali speaks at the National Unity Convention at the Pusat Islam Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur, November 23, 2014. — Picture by Yusof Mat Isa Read More >view gallery

  • Former Information Minister Tan Sri Abdul Kadir Sheikh Fadzir speaks at the National Unity Convention at the Pusat Islam Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur, November 23, 2014. — Picture by Yusof Mat Isa

    Former Information Minister Tan Sri Abdul Kadir Sheikh Fadzir speaks at the National Unity Convention at the Pusat Islam Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur, November 23, 2014. — Picture by Yusof Mat Isa Read More >view gallery

  • Perkasa central committee member Datuk Mat Rabi Abu Samah at the National Unity Convention at Pusat Islam Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur, November 23, 2014. — Picture by Yusof Mat Isa

    Perkasa central committee member Datuk Mat Rabi Abu Samah at the National Unity Convention at Pusat Islam Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur, November 23, 2014. — Picture by Yusof Mat Isa Read More >view gallery

  • Ceupacs President Datuk Azih Muda speaks at the National Unity Convention at Pusat Islam Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur, November 23, 2014. — Picture by Yusof Mat Isa

    Ceupacs President Datuk Azih Muda speaks at the National Unity Convention at Pusat Islam Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur, November 23, 2014. — Picture by Yusof Mat Isa Read More >view gallery

  • PPMM President, Datuk Zainul Rijal Abu Bakar speaks at the National Unity Convention at Pusat Islam Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur, November 23, 2014. — Picture by Yusof Mat Isa

    PPMM President, Datuk Zainul Rijal Abu Bakar speaks at the National Unity Convention at Pusat Islam Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur, November 23, 2014. — Picture by Yusof Mat Isa Read More >view gallery

Falling inflation in Europe causes alarm bells to ring worldwide

November 23, 2014

LONDON, Nov 23 — European Central Bank President Mario Draghi has moved closer to launching sovereign debt purchases and data this week will show just how dangerously low inflation has fallen in the US$13 trillion (RM43.6 trillion) euro zone economy. A sickly Europe has held back global economic growth for years, and now it is contributing... Read more

Blockupy protesters clash with German riot police as they pull down the fence in front of the new European Central Bank (ECB) headquarters during a demonstration in Frankfurt November 23, 2014.  — Reuters pic

Blockupy protesters clash with German riot police as they pull down the fence in front of the new European Central Bank (ECB) headquarters during a demonstration in Frankfurt November 23, 2014. — Reuters pic

Abu Dhabi GP: Hamilton speeds to the finish line to lift world title

November 23, 2014

ABU DHABI, Nov 23 — Lewis Hamilton was crowned the 2014 world drivers’ champion today after winning the season-closing Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. The 29-year-old Briton, who won his first title in 2008, claimed his 11th win of the Formula One season to finish on 384 points. The title challenge of pole sitter Nico Rosberg, Hamilton’s Mercedes team-mate, petered out when he suffered engine problems with the German trailing in out of the... Read more

Israeli cabinet approves controversial Jewish nation-state law

November 23, 2014

JERUSALEM, Nov 23 — A divided cabinet approved today a bill to anchor in law Israel’s status as the nation-state of the Jewish people, legislation critics say could undermine its democratic foundation and the rights of its Arab minority. Right-wing supporters of the initiative, including Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, have pledged such... Read more

Next Media Video: Report says Sandy Hook shooter had mental health issues
Sandy Hook shooter Adam Lanza had shown signs of serious mental problems and obsession with violence, which were mistreated by family and teachers, according to a report released by Connecticut authorities on Friday. — Reuters Read More

Mistletoe drones deployed across TGIF chains in UK

November 23, 2014

LONDON, Nov 23 —  Diners at TGI Fridays across the UK better be prepared to pucker up this holiday season, as the casual restaurant chain is deploying a fleet of drones strapped with sprigs of mistletoe across its British locations. In a test run at its Manchester restaurant, servers sent drones flying high above diners’ heads and let them... Read more

Nicko's Kitchen: Lamb Mini Roast
From Nicko's Kitchen, for more recipes check out:http://www.beefandlamb.com.au

Melissa McCarthy flies high as Tinkerbell in new ‘Peter Pan’ movie (VIDEO)

November 23, 2014

LOS ANGELES, Nov 23 — This week’s Movie Munch Roundup features news on Melissa McCarthy playing Tinkerbell in a new Peter Pan movie, Christian Bale’s departure from the Steve Jobs biopic and Tom Cruise’s role in a ‘Highlander’ reboot. — Cover Media 

Beyoncé: 7/11
A slightly more experimental video from the singer, from her latest album.

Electric cars are the future

By Audrey Edwards
November 23, 2014

PUTRAJAYA, Nov 23 — Malaysia will push and play its part for a future where electric cars are the mainstay of the day. “I think the way forward is electric cars. We must go electric,” Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak said yesterday after attending the inaugural Putrajaya Formula E race.  “It’s the future. And you talk about carbon... Read more

2014 LA Auto Show: 2016 Ford Explorer
One of the original SUVs gets tuned up with more tech, more lux.

Tug of peace stronger than pull of war for many young British Muslims

November 23, 2014

BIRMINGHAM, Nov 23 — For some British Muslims, the path to jihad and the path to peaceful aid work can traverse much of the same terrain. From an office in Britain’s second largest city, Waseem Iqbal and a friend are planning a trip to the Middle East. In Jordan, they will bring food packages for Syrian refugees. Iqbal, 27, chose charity... Read more

Cockroaches, alligators & other weird sources of new drugs
Some of humanity’s favorite antibiotics are starting to lose their mojo, in the face of smart, sneaky, and rapidly-evolving bacteria.

Consortium plans to use Kickstarter to fund ambitious moon probe (VIDEO)

November 23, 2014

LONDON, Nov 23 — A British consortium called Lunar Mission One says it plans to land a robotic probe on the moon by 2024. They plan on funding it using donations from the public, with some of the funds coming from a Kickstarter campaign. — Bloomberg 

NYT Video: The secret life of passwords in the connected world
For some people, passwords protect dreams, secrets, even fears, and serve as a daily reminder of what matters most. — New York Times Read More

More cruise holiday options for Asian travellers next year

November 23, 2014

HONG KONG, Nov 23 — Cruising is gaining steam across Asia, where demand for cruise holidays has driven up annual growth by 20 per cent. According to a new report by the Cruise Lines International Association for Asia, capacity in 2013 was 1.4 million guests for cruises within Asia. In 2015, that figure is expected to spike to 2.05 million,... Read more

Villagers perform during a demonstration of a traditional rite for visitors at a private farm in the village of Girsk, southwest of Minsk, November 23, 2014. — Reuters pic

Villagers perform during a demonstration of a traditional rite for visitors at a private farm in the village of Girsk, southwest of Minsk, November 23, 2014. — Reuters pic

‘Corto Maltese’ comic book art sets new world record at auction

November 23, 2014

PARIS, Nov 23 — A watercolour of the graphic novel hero Corto Maltese has sold at auction for a record €391,800 euros (RM1.62 million), just months after a Tintin strip set a new world high for a comic of €2.65 million. The artwork for a 1979 French edition of Corto Maltese in Africa — ”Corto Maltese — Les Ethiopiques” — went for more than... Read more

Cover Media Video: Tie-in novels big news in movie world
Filmmakers have been turning to tie-in novels and comic books to add extra background for interested fans, making films grander and more complex. — Cover Media Read More