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SEOUL: South Korea Sunday condemned North Korea’s latest short-range missile launches as “provocative” and again urged it to hold talks about a suspended jointly-run industrial park.
TOKYO: A Japanese minister Sunday defended a surprise visit to North Korea by one of the prime minister’s aides which Washington and Seoul said could not help efforts to forge a united front against Pyongyang.
JOHOR BARU: A couple was killed when a fire broke out about dawn today, trapping them inside their house.
PORT KLANG: The Selangor State Executive Council (Exco) will be represented by four candidates from PAS and three each from PKR and DAP, said Menteri Besar Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim.
GEORGE TOWN: DAP chairman Karpal Singh has warned former party chairman Tunku Abdul Aziz Ibrahim to stop exposing the DAP's internal secrets to the public.
NEW DELHI: Just weeks after a tense border standoff, China’s new premier headed to India on Sunday for his first foreign trip as the neighboring giants look to speed up efforts to settle a decades-old boundary dispute and boost economic ties.
BRIDGEPORT, Connecticut: The commuter train derailment and collision that left dozens injured outside New York City was not the result of foul play, officials said, but a fractured section of rail is being studied to determine if it is connected to the accident.
WASHINGTON: Under pressure to fight sexual assault, the U.S. armed forces in recent years rolled out education programs about proper sexual conduct through methods like role playing and video games.
KATHMANDU: Saudi woman Raha Moharrak reached the summit of Nepal’s Mount Everest, the world’s highest peak, in a first for the conservative Muslim kingdom where women’s sports are severely restricted, tourism officials said Sunday.
CONCORD, North Carolina: Jimmie Johnson became the first four-time winner of NASCAR’s annual All-Star race, taking out Saturday’s event to break a tie with the late Dale Earnhardt and teammate Jeff Gordon.
QIANTUN, China: Two years short of 70, Zhang Guosheng spends his days caring for an 81-year-old fellow villager - washing his clothes, bringing meals to his bed, and keeping him company - a routine he’ll keep up until he himself needs the type of care he is now giving.
DES MOINES, Iowa: Last-minute fortune seekers across the U.S. rushed to buy lottery tickets Saturday, undeterred by the astronomically low odds of winning a Powerball jackpot that could reach a near-historic $600 million.
NEW DELHI: Just weeks after a tense border standoff, China’s new premier is heading to India on his first foreign trip as the neighboring giants look to expedite efforts to settle a decades-old boundary dispute and boost economic ties.
SAITAMA: When amateur actress Etsuko Shigemoto walks out in front of a Paris audience in an all-Japanese production this month she will forget about being 87 years old.
NEWBURGH, USA / New York: Cupping a tiny, translucent eel in the palm of his hand, New York environmental researcher Chris Bowser shook his head in amazement. “This is worth about one dollar,” he said.
LOS ANGELES: A custom-made electric guitar played by the late John Lennon and George Harrison of the Beatles sold at a New York auction on Saturday for $408,000, said officials with the company behind the event.
BEIJING: Mannequins in riot gear, armoured cars and drones line a police equipment and “anti-terrorism technology” trade fair in Beijing as vendors seek to profit from China’s huge internal security budget.
KARACHI: Gunmen have killed a Pakistani politician from Imran Khan’s party in the southern port city of Karachi on the eve of a partial re-run of May 11 polls that were marked by more than 150 killings.
NEW YORK: A gunman used homophobic slurs before firing a fatal shot point-blank into a man’s face on a Manhattan street alive with a weekend midnight crowd, in a neighborhood long known as a bedrock of the gay rights movement. New York’s police commissioner called the killing a hate crime.
CARACAS, Venezuela: Venezuelan authorities have released a dissident ex-general who was jailed on charges of inciting unrest after the country’s disputed presidential election.
GEORGE TOWN: A Universiti Malaya visually-impaired undergraduate began his quest to swim across the Penang Channel today.
TORONTO, Canada: The devastating effect of Alzheimer’s disease on bilingual people has been thrown into focus in Canada, where the sudden loss of a second language can leave sufferers feeling like strangers in their own country.
MEXICO CITY: A judge on Saturday issued an order for the imprisonment of two waiters accused in the beating death of Malcolm Shabazz, grandson of civil rights activist Malcolm X, the Mexico City attorney general’s office said.
LOS ANGELES: A Los Angeles sheriff’s spokesman says `Terminator 2’ star Edward Furlong has been arrested on suspicion of violating a restraining order filed by his ex-girlfriend.
MINEOLA: A New York college student being held by an armed home intruder was shot and killed by a police officer who had responded to a report of a home invasion at an off-campus home, police said Saturday.
TORONTO: The devastating effect of Alzheimer’s disease on bilingual people has been thrown into focus in Canada, where the sudden loss of a second language can leave sufferers feeling like strangers in their own country.
WASHINGTON: The hunt for an HIV vaccine has gobbled up $8 billion in the past decade, and the failure of the most recent efficacy trial has delivered yet another setback to 26 years of efforts.
NEW YORK: US officials opened an investigation Saturday into a rush-hour collision between two commuter trains that injured 70 passengers and severed a key rail link in the northeastern United States.
TOULOUSE, France: France’s disgraced former budget minister, forced out of office over a tax fraud scandal, will not seek re-election to his former parliamentary seat, a newspaper reported Sunday.
MIRI -- Sarawak Barisan Nasional (BN) has rejected the main reason behind it losses in urban areas in the recent 13th general election due dwindling support of Chinese communities.
SAN FRANCISCO/SEATTLE - Microsoft Corp is set to make a splash this week with the eagerly awaited unveiling of its new Xbox game console, eight years after the last version, as it seeks a larger share of the $65 billion a year global computer gaming industry.
KUALA LUMPUR -- Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism Minister Datuk Hasan Malek today challenged anyone claiming that there are increases in the prices of essential items after the 13th general election (GE13) to come forward with proof instead of making unfounded claims.
NEW DELHI - Bollywood superstar Sanjay Dutt, who is in jail for arms possession, is being held in a cell built for militants where he cannot see daylight and wants to be transferred, a report said Saturday.
KUALA LUMPUR -- Supply of clean water in Selangor and Kuala Lumpur is steadily decreasing due to water treatment plants reaching maximum production levels, according to Syarikat Bekalan Air Selangor (Syabas),
JOHOR BAHARU -- Malays and other Bumiputeras can now afford to be involved in equity investments, says Member of Parliament for Johor Baharu Tan Sri Shahrir Abdul Samad.
LONDON - Manchester United’s outgoing manager Alex Ferguson has criticised neighbours Manchester City for sacking Roberto Mancini.
KUALA LUMPUR -- Perak's national swimmer, Kevin Yeap splashed his way to a new Malaysia Open Swimming Championship and National record en route to the men's 400m freestyle gold medal at the National Aquatics Centre, Bukit Jalil here today.
KUALA LUMPUR -- The police have detained a chef in connection with the murder of his wife early today.
KUALA LUMPUR -- Hindu Rights Action Force (Hindraf) chairman P. Waythamoorthy has promised to solve the problems faced by the Indian community and bring positive changes to its socio-economic position in the next five years.
KOTA BARU: Six people were injured in a bomb explosion at a hotel in the border town of Sungai Golok here this morning.
ALOR SETAR -- Kedah Menteri Besar Datuk Mukhriz Mahathir said he would not allow Pakatan Rakyat to hold a rally at the Sultan Abdul Halim Stadium in Suka Menanti on Tuesday for it (rally) was not a wise thing to do.
KUALA LUMPUR: Student activist Adam Adli Abd Halim was arrested at 3.15pm in Bangsar Utama, here to facilitate police investigations under Section 124 of the Sedition Act.
BESUT: Second Education Minister II Datuk Seri Idris Jusoh is confident that Malaysia can become a great nation through a good and balanced education process.
SEMPORNA -- Umno vice-president Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal has called on the opposition not to waste time holding illegal rallies to protest the outcome of the 13th general election as it would only be to the detriment of the people.
Former Olympic champion, Poul-Erik Hoyer Larsen was picked as the President of Badminton World Federation (BWF) at the annual meeting today.
TOKYO - A strong 6.1-magnitude earthquake struck off the northern coast of Japan’s main Honshu island on Saturday, seismologists said, but no tsunami warning was issued and there were no immediate reports of damage.
SHAH ALAM -- Selangor Gerakan chief A. Kohilan Pillay has suggested that at least two Indians be appointed in the Selangor State Executive Committee to better serve the needs of the Indian community and promote a more inclusive politics.
MUZAFFARABAD : A Chinese man working on an energy project in Pakistan-administered Kashmir was being held Saturday after hundreds of protesters attacked his company offices over the alleged desecration of a Koran, officials said.
SEOUL : South Korea says North Korea has fired three short-range guided missiles into its eastern waters.
KUALA LUMPUR -- Careful investigation is being carried out following reports of sabotage by Umno members against the party during the 13th general election (GE13).
SEOUL : South Korea is forecasting blistering growth in the use of a network technology that gives the fastest speeds for connecting to the Internet from a mobile device.
PITTSBURGH : Officials at a Pennsylvania zoo are showing off their new Amur tiger cub to the public, though the 6-week-old cat can only be seen on a video monitor for now.
SOUTH BEND, Indiana : The U.S. sports world was baffled Thursday by the story of a star college football player who says he was duped into an online relationship with a woman whose “death” from leukemia was faked by perpetrators of an elaborate hoax.
PUTRAJAYA -- The Indian Progressive Front (IPF) is confident that Datuk Seri Najib Razak will give due recognition to the party, following Barisan Nasional's (BN) triumph at the 13th General Election (GE13).
BOSTON : An electrical fire filled the cabin of an empty Japan Airlines Boeing 787 with smoke on Monday after it landed in Boston following a non-stop flight from Tokyo.
KABUL : An official says motorcycle-riding gunmen have shot dead a police chief who led an anti-Taliban campaign in western Afghanistan in front of his house.
JAKARTA, Indonesia : Four Chinese nationals have been arrested in Indonesia for allegedly attempting to smuggle hornbill’s beaks and pangolin scales for use in traditional medicines.
SEMPORNA -- The Rural and Regional Development ministry will prepare more effective programmes to maximise rural economic activities and expand employment opportunities for the target group.
DECATUR, Texas : A man who could be linked to the slaying of Colorado’s state prison chief is likely to die after being shot by Texas authorities following a harrowing car chase there, authorities said Thursday.
TRANG BANG, Vietnam : In the picture, the girl will always be 9 years old and wailing “Too hot! Too hot!” as she runs down the road away from her burning Vietnamese village.
GHAZIABAD, India : Work making potato chip display racks at Jayraj Kumar’s factory barely paused when much of India’s power grid collapsed.
NEW YORK : Don’t let the hoodie and sneakers fool you. Mark Zuckerberg is no wet-behind-the-ears CEO.
BOISE, Idaho : Idaho prison officials on Tuesday put to death a convicted killer for brutally stabbing a woman nearly three decades ago as the state allowed witnesses to watch the whole process of lethal injection for the first time.
Olympic gold medalist Dominique Moceanu discovered at 26 that she had another sister, given up for adoption at birth.
DES MOINES, Iowa : It’s the second-largest world jackpot of all time — 600 million. And in workplaces across the United States, people are inviting colleagues to chip in 2 for a lottery ticket and a shared dream.
TOKYO: An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.9 jolted northeastern Japan on Saturday, the Japan Meteorological Agency said.
BEIJING: A man has been arrested for allegedly making fake bomb threats against several domestic flights bound for Shanghai, Chinese officials said Saturday.
BEIJING: Three Foxconn workers have committed suicide at a factory in China in the past three weeks, state media and a labour rights group said Saturday.
MOSCOW : Held a virtual prisoner by the Bolsheviks months before his execution, Russia’s last tsar Nicholas II pasted informal snapshots of his family into an album which has now come to light in a Russian provincial museum.
MIAMI : A lawyer for a Guantanamo Bay prisoner is calling on the U.S. Justice Department to release photos of wounds the man suffered when struck with non-lethal rounds at a recent clash with guards at the prison.
CAPE CANAVERAL : An automated telescope monitoring the moon has captured images of an 88-pound (40 kg) rock slamming into the lunar surface, creating a bright flash of light, NASA scientists said on Friday.
JAKARTA : A British woman could face the death penalty in Indonesia after being arrested for allegedly smuggling crystal methamphetamine into the country from China, an official said Saturday.
HONG KONG: Hong Kong saw its first electric taxis hit the streets on Saturday in a step towards reducing the city’s high levels of roadside pollution.
WASHINGTON : The United States and European nations should take “decisive sanctions” against Iran over its controversial nuclear program, French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said Friday.
WASHINGTON : Activists demanding the closure of Guantanamo prison marked the 100th day of a hunger strike there Friday by submitting a petition to the White House containing some 370,000 signatures.
CANNES : A man was arrested on Friday after causing a scare at the Cannes Film Festival, where he attacked a TV studio with a gun loaded with blanks and a dummy grenade, police and witnesses said.
MANILA : The Philippines Saturday rejected Taiwan’s allegations that its coastguards had intentionally murdered a Taiwanese fisherman whose death has triggered a major diplomatic spat.
TUNIS, Tunisia : Tunisia’s Interior Ministry has announced that a conference by Salafis, the country’s most prominent hardline Islamist group, has been banned as a threat to public order.
SHAH ALAM: The Parti Keadilan Rakyat-led Selangor state government is retaining the services of Opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim as the state's economic adviser.
BEIJING : China will not pay for CO2 emissions by its airlines on flights within Europe, a top civil aviation official reportedly said after the European Commission warned eight Chinese firms face fines for nonpayment.
BEIJING: Chinese authorities say rainstorms that battered southern China this week have killed 55 people and left 14 others missing.
ATLANTA: A woman who lost both hands, her left leg and right foot after contracting a flesh-eating disease has been fitted with prosthetic hands.
LAS VEGAS: The lawyer who defended O.J. Simpson on armed robbery charges delivered a potentially heavy blow to the former football star’s bid for a new trial Friday, testifying that Simpson knew his buddies had guns on them when he went to a hotel room to reclaim some sports memorabilia.
LIMA, Peru: An Organization of American States study released Friday is calling for a serious discussion on legalizing marijuana.
KUALA KANGSAR: Nine state executive council (exco) members, including six new faces, were sworn-in before the Regent of Perak Raja Dr Nazrin Shah today.
PARIS: French President Francois Hollande will sign a gay marriage and adoption bill into law Saturday, after the Constitutional Council threw out a legal challenge by the right-wing opposition.
LISBON : Portugal’s parliament on Friday handed same-sex couples the right to adopt the children or foster children of one partner, a partial victory for equality campaigners that fell short of their call for full adoption rights.
TORONTO : A video purportedly of Toronto Mayor Rob Ford smoking crack has caused an uproar in Canada. Ford called the allegations “ridiculous.”
OTTAWA : A group of pregnant Canadian women launched a class-action lawsuit Friday against the maker of a recalled birth control pill after it was discovered the packages contained mostly placebos.
PARIS : Thieves ripped a safe from the wall of a hotel room near the Cannes Film Festival and made off with around 1 million worth of jewelry, in a brazen late-night burglary just hours after the screening of a film about break-ins at the homes of Hollywood celebrities, French officials said Friday.
BUENOS AIRES: General Jorge Videla, Argentina’s dictator at the height of its “Dirty War” against leftist activists, died Friday in prison while serving time for crimes against humanity. He was 87.
FAIRFIELD, Connecticut: Two commuter trains serving New York City collided in Connecticut during Friday’s evening rush hour, sending 60 people to the hospital, including five with critical injuries, Gov. Dannel Malloy said.
ALAMEDA, California: The head of Italian team Luna Rossa said on Friday he wanted lower wind speed caps for the America’s Cup yacht races, or to be allowed to sit out the event without being penalized.
NEW YORK: Residents of a New York City apartment building are up in arms over an exhibition of candid photographs one of their neighbors took of them, without their knowledge or permission.
LOS ANGELES: The lawyer accused of bungling O.J. Simpson’s defense in his armed robbery trial said Friday he told the former American football star to contact police rather than embark on an ill-fated attempt to recover personal memorabilia himself.
LONDON: Football megastar David Beckham announced on Thursday that he is to retire after a glittering 20-year playing career in which he became one of the most widely recognised figures in world sport.
NEW DELHI: The mother of a 23-year-old Indian student who was fatally gang-raped in New Delhi last December appeared in court Friday to plead for justice, the Press Trust of India said.
TORONTO: Earthquakes Canada is reporting a 5.1-magnitude earthquake just west of Ottawa that was felt as far away as Toronto.
PASIR PUTEH: Two youths died in separate hospitals early today, when the car they were travelling in with two friends, collided head-on with a van in Bukit Yong here last night.
ISLAMABAD: At least 20 people were killed and 50 others injured when twin blasts hit two Sunni mosques in Pakistan's northwest Malakand district on Friday afternoon, Xinhua news agency reported, citing local media report.