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Malaysia, Turkey signs FTA to boost bilateral trade

ANKARA: Malaysia and Turkey signed a free trade agreement that will boost bilateral trade and diplomatic ties between the two countries.

Nurul Izzah's estranged husband appoints relative in reconciliation committee

KUALA LUMPUR: The estranged husband of Lembah Pantai MP Nurul Izzah Anwar has appointed a close relative to be a member of the reconciliation committee in their divorce case.

e-filing counters to open on weekends at all IRB branches

KUALA LUMPUR: The Inland Revenue Board (IRB) announced today that e-filing service counters at all its branches will operate on weekends this month.

64 Kg Bintang Laut residents placed under observation

BATU PAHAT: Sixty-four residents of Kampung Bintang Laut have now been placed under one-week observation in their homes after showing early symptoms of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV).

Pistorius trial adjourned until May 5

PRETORIA: The murder trial of Olympic and Paralympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius was adjourned on Thursday until May 5 after the state wrapped up three days of punishing cross-examination of a forensic expert brought by the defence.

Paloh assemblyman injured, wife killed in accident

SIMPANG PULAI: Paloh assemblyman Datuk Nozula Mat Diah was injured while his wife, Datin Maziah Din was killed in an accident here this evening.

Karpal Singh's Death: He was a humble and good man, says ex-employee

GEORGE TOWN: The news of DAP stalwart Karpal Singh's untimely passing hit a former employee of his very hard.

Karpal Singh's Death: Penang BN extends condolences

GEORGE TOWN: Penang Barisan Nasional today extended its heartfelt condolences to the family of DAP stalwart Karpal Singh, who passed away in an accident early this morning.

Karpal Singh's Death: Coffee with less sugar, Karpal's favourite - Shop owner

GEORGE TOWN: "Kopi kurang manis dengan sikit susu (coffee with less sugar and little milk)" , this was Karpal Singh's usual drink at Ju Huat coffee shop in Air Itam here, where he always holds his press conferences each time he comes back to meet his constituents.

MH370 Tragedy: 'Anwar should come forward immediately to help': Shafie Apdal

DUNGUN: Opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim should come forward immediately to help solve the missing Flight MH370 mystery if he really has the ability to do it, said Rural and Regional Development minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal.

Carjackers flee after spotting RTD road block

KUANTAN: Three men drove off with a Toyota Camry from a petrol station before abandoning the vehicle when they spotted a roadblock mounted by Road Transport Department (RTD) along Jalan Chendor-Kemaman near here this morning.

Terengganu International Squid Jiggin Festival to become annual event: MB

KUALA TERENGGANU: The Terengganu International Squid Jigging Festival (TISJF) will be continued and become an annual event as one of the state's main tourism products, said Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Ahmad Said.

Four remanded for involvement in fracas at Perak Stadium

IPOH: Four of the eight men, detained by police following a fracas at Perak Stadium on Tuesday night which saw host Perak defeated by Johor Darul Ta'zim (JDT) in a Super League match, have been remanded for four days until Saturday to facilitate police investigations into the incident.

Najib: Malaysia-Turkey ties growing, businesses should grab opportunities

Najib: Malaysia-Turkey ties growing, businesses should grab opportunities

ANKARA: Malaysian businesses should seize the opportunities to expand and flourish in Turkey to take advantage of the growing bilateral ties, said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak.

Mother spares life of son's killer with slap

TEHRAN: An Iranian mother spared the life of her son’s convicted murderer with an emotional slap in the face as he awaited execution with the noose around his neck, a newspaper reported Thursday.

Rape convictions fall sharply

BERLIN: Rape victims in Germany are finding it increasingly difficult to see their assailants convicted, a national study released Thursday showed.

Fire and Rescue dept place a contigency plane for 2nd round of dry spell

IPOH: The state Fire and Rescue Department is ready to face the increased likelihood of forest fire outbreaks following a recent revelation that Perak would be one of the states hardest hit by the second round of dry spell for the year.

Homemaker joins Japan girl band AKB48

Homemaker joins Japan girl band AKB48

TOKYO: Japanese commercial music juggernaut AKB48 has added a 37-year-old mother of two to the wildly popular all-girl group as it looks to broaden the appeal of its teen-dominated line-up.

Israel arrests Arab journalist over Lebanon visit

JERUSALEM: Israel’s Shin Bet intelligence service says it has detained a young Israeli Arab journalist for traveling to Lebanon, which Israel considers an enemy country.

Court extends NYC officer's weapons case in India

NEW DELHI: An Indian court says it won’t rule before July 1 on the case of a New York City police officer arrested in New Delhi on a weapons charge.

Putin hopes no need to send troops into Ukraine

MOSCOW: Russia’s President Vladimir Putin on Thursday rejected claims that Russian special forces are fomenting unrest in eastern Ukraine, but recognized for the first time that the troops in unmarked uniforms who had overtaken Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula before its annexation by Moscow were Russian soldiers.

Ex-Russian Alaska 'too cold' to annex, Putin jokes

MOSCOW: In a patriotic fervour, Russians are asking President Vladimir Putin to bring back the US state of Alaska, sold off to the United States in Tsarist times. Putin’s answer? It’s too cold.

Turkey still hopes Twitter will open office

ANKARA: Turkey’s government said on Thursday it still hopes Twitter will open an office in the country a day after the social networking site ruled out such plans.

New snake species found at Mt. Everest

LHASA: Chinese scientists have discovered a new species of a brown pit viper in the largest scientific study on wildlife since the 1970s at Mt. Qomolangma or Mt. Everest, Xinhua news agency reported.

Welfare of Albukhary students safeguarded

IPOH: The welfare of the Albukhary International University students, which will be closed soon, is going to be safeguarded.

MH370 Tragedy: Oil slick sample not from plane

PERTH: Investigators were analyzing data collected by a robotic submarine that completed its first successful scan of the seabed Thursday in the hunt for the missing Malaysian plane, but say tests have ruled out that a nearby oil slick came from the aircraft.

MH370 Tragedy: Crews to test submersible's limits in search

PERTH: A US Navy submersible will be taken past its recommended depth limit in hopes of locating missing flight MH370, Australian authorities said Thursday, after Prime Minister Tony Abbott set a one-week deadline to spot wreckage.

Cardiff cry foul over Palace loss

LONDON: Cardiff City have demanded the Premier League annul a 3-0 loss to Crystal Palace over allegations of cheating, the BBC said Thursday.

Suspected oil palm fruits thief nabbed after high-speed chase

TEMERLOH: Two suspects believed to be involved in stealing oil palm fruits led authorities on a 90-minute high-speed chase from Ladang Tembangau, Bera to Temerloh town centre here early this morning.

Anwar doesn't need to wait to be PM to solve MH370 mystery: Shafie

DUNGUN: Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim does not need to wait to be prime minister to solve the mystery of the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 that went missing since March 8, says Rural and Regional Development Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal.

Karpal Singh's Death: Khairy slams Zulkifli for being despicable

KUALA LUMPUR: Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin Abu Bakar slammed former Kulim-Bandar Baharu member of Parliament Datuk Zulkifli Noordin for being despicable in his tweet on the death of the former DAP chairman Karpal Singh.

Karpal Singh's Death: He was St Xavier's Institution most illustrious son

GEORGE TOWN: The late Karpal Singh’s alma mater, St Xavier’s Institution (SXI), regarded him as one of its ‘most illustrious’ sons and a ‘towering’ true-blue Malaysian.

Ukraine 2022 Olympic bid on hold but still alive

LONDON: With the crisis in Ukraine escalating by the day, the prospect of the Winter Olympics going to the former Soviet republic seems hard to imagine. Yet, the western Ukrainian city of Lviv hasn’t given up on its bid for the 2022 Games.

Karpal Singh's Death: Lorry driver relates fatal accident

IPOH: "A loud bang at the rear of the lorry and people screaming jolted me," said lorry driver Abu Mansor Mohd, 45, whose vehicle was involved in a collision with a Toyota Alphard MPV carrying DAP leader Karpal Singh at Km306.1 of the North-South Expressway near Gua Tempurung in Kampar early today.

<font color=red>S. Korea Ferry Incident:</font> President shouted down by distraught parents

S. Korea Ferry Incident: President shouted down by distraught parents

JINDO: South Korean President Park Geun-Hye faced Thursday the angry parents of hundreds of children missing in a ferry disaster, holding an impromptu and at times very tense meeting in an island gymnasium.

Chong Wei will continue playing until 2016 Rio Olympics: Khairy

KUALA LUMPUR: World number one Datuk Lee Chong Wei will carry on playing until the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin said.

Forensic expert faulted at Pistorius trial

PRETORIA, South Africa: The prosecutor at the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius, a double-amputee Olympian, cross-examined one of the defense’s forensic experts Thursday after the judge overseeing the case warned spectators watching the televised proceedings in an adjacent room for their “unruly” behavior.

STING spoil trio's joy, syabu ring crippled

KUALA LUMPUR: The parking area of one of the oldest shopping complexes in Subang, could have been the most ‘strategic’ exchange point for three drug dealers on Tuesday.

Karpal Singh's Death: Penang to accord state-level funeral

GEORGE TOWN: The Penang government will accord the late DAP leader Karpal Singh a state-level funeral on Sunday, said Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng.

Karpal Singh's Death: Latter would be remembered for his indomitable spirit

GEORGE TOWN: A close friend of 50 years of Bukit Gelugor member of Parliament Karpal Singh was devastated by his untimely passing.

MH370 Tragedy: Malaysia warns of 'huge' cost in search

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia warned Thursday that the cost of the search for flight MH370’s wreckage in the vast depths of the Indian Ocean will be “huge”, the latest sobering assessment by authorities involved in the challenging effort.

Nurul Izzah denies making defamatory statements against NFCorp exec chairman

KUALA LUMPUR: Lembah Pantai member of parliament, Nurul Izzah Anwar, has denied making a statement that National Feedlot Corporation Sdn Bhd (NFCorp) executive chairman Datuk Seri Dr Mohamad Salleh Ismail was dishonest, greedy and had misused public funds to enrich himself and live an affluent lifestyle.

15 Malaysian pilgrims to be declared free from MERs if no signs or symptoms in 42 days

KAJANG: Fifteen Malaysian pilgrims will only be declared free from contracting Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) if they do not show any signs or symptoms in 42 days after being closely monitored by the Health Ministry.

30,000 people visit DSA 2014, highest attendance ever recorded

KUALA LUMPUR: The 15th Defence Services Asia 2014 (DSA 2014) Exhibition and Conference which ended here today, was a record-breaker of sorts with the participation of 1,000 companies from 60 countries, said Defence Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein.

BN Selangor assemblyman disappointed over opposition to Langat 2 project

SHAH ALAM: A Barisan Nasional (BN) Selangor state assemblyman today said he was disappointed that elected representatives continue to oppose the implementation of the Langat 2 Water Treatment Plant project construction.

MH370 Tragedy: KD LEKIU frigate returns to Perth to resupply logistics

PERTH: The Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) frigate, KD Lekiu which had joined search operations for the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 in the southern Indian Ocean since April 3, made a 48-hour stop at the Fleet Base West, HMAS Stirling, Garden Island here today.

Khairy wants action taken against teams that fail to control their fans

KUALA LUMPUR: Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin wants the Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) to act against any team that failed to control the actions of their fans and supporters.

I haven't met the new boss, admits Alonso

I haven't met the new boss, admits Alonso

SHANGHAI: Fernando Alonso paid tribute Thursday to former Ferrari team boss Stefano Domenicali, who sensationally quit this week, and admitted that he had not even spoken to the new man at the helm.

<font color=red>MH370 Tragedy:</font> Approach may be reviewed if no concrete evidence: Hishammuddin

MH370 Tragedy: Approach may be reviewed if no concrete evidence: Hishammuddin

KUALA LUMPUR: The approach in the search for the vanished Malaysia Airlines MH370 aircraft, currently based in the southern Indian Ocean, may be reviewed if the information gleaned from the search which enters its 41st day today, does not meet its objective.

Karpal Singh's Death: Shafie Apdal offers condolences to family

DUNGUN: Rural and Regional Development Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal offered his condolences and sympathies to the family and friends of former DAP chairman Karpal Singh on his passing.

<font color=red>S. Korea Ferry Incident:</font>Captain to face criminal investigation

S. Korea Ferry Incident:Captain to face criminal investigation

JINDO, South Korea: The captain of the South Korean ferry that capsized off the southwest coast was facing a criminal investigation on Thursday, an official said, amid unconfirmed reports that he was one of the first people to jump to safety as the vessel began sinking.

Jordanian fighter jet crashes; pilot killed

AMMAN: A Jordanian military official says one of its fighter jets has crashed during a training flight, killing the pilot.

Karpal Singh's Death: Muhyiddin pays last respects

GEORGE TOWN: Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin paid his last respects to the late Karpal Singh at the Bukit Gelugor MP's home here this evening.

Pak shares LPGA lead with Ryu, Kim

KAPOLEI, United States: Hall-of-Famer Pak Se-Ri and fellow South Koreans Ryu So-Yeon and Kim Hyo-Joo shared the lead on Wednesday after a windy first round of the LPGA Lotte Championship.

Health Ministry to propose programme to increase haemodialysis services

KAJANG: The Health Ministry will propose a programme, aimed to increase haemodialysis services, to the Cabinet soon.

KPNDKK to meet with MRCA on branded outlet price tag

KUALA LUMPUR: Ministry of Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism will meet with Malaysian Retailers-Chain Association (MRCA) to discuss on the important of branded outlets displaying the price tags of their goods.

<font color=red>S. Korea Ferry Incident:</font> Classmates celebrating 60th birthday among missing

S. Korea Ferry Incident: Classmates celebrating 60th birthday among missing

MOKPO: Kim Jeong-keun woke up on his cabin bed to find out his friends had smeared lipstick on his face while he had been asleep, a prank harking back to their school days.

Oman's information minister calls on Ahmad Shabery

Oman's information minister calls on Ahmad Shabery

PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia and Oman today discussed steps that could be taken to enhance information cooperation between the two countries.

Karpal Singh's Death: Communication deputy minister offers condolences

KUALA TERENGGANU: Despite having differences in views and political ideology, Karpal Singh will always be remembered as a respectable senior politician in the country said Communication and Multimedia deputy minister Datuk Jailani Johari.

3 soldiers injured after PTWC ceiling collapses

3 soldiers injured after PTWC ceiling collapses

KUALA LUMPUR: Three soldiers sustained minor injuries after a portion of the Putra World Trade Centre's (PWTC) ceiling collapsed on them earlier today.

Karpal Singh's Death: Penang state assembly conveys condolences

GEORGE TOWN: The Penang State Legislative Assembly today conveyed its condolences to the family of Bukit Gelugor member of parliament, Karpal Singh, who died in a road accident early today.

No plans for large-scale PPR constructions: Selangor govt

SHAH ALAM: The Selangor state government currently has no plans for any large-scale construction of homes under the People's Housing Programme (PPR).

Govt to address Sarawak critical skill shortages in medical and nursing in

KOTA SAMARAHAN: Government recongised there are areas of critical skill shortages in medical and nursing in Sarawak, which can overcome by working closely with the private sectors.

<font color=red>S. Korea Ferry Incident:</font> Evacuation order came too late for many

S. Korea Ferry Incident: Evacuation order came too late for many

MOKPO, South Korea: An immediate evacuation order was not issued for the ferry that sank off South Korea’s southern coast, likely with about 290 people trapped inside, because officers on the bridge were trying to stabilize the vessel after it started to list, a crew member said Thursday.

Australian captain loses command after Indonesia incursion

SYDNEY: An Australian naval captain has been relieved of his command after his vessel was involved in an incursion into Indonesian waters while on border protection duty, the defence ministry said Thursday.

Karpal Singh's Death: Funeral’s on Saturday or Sunday, says son

IPOH: The paying of last respects for and funeral of Karpal Singh will take place in Penang on Saturday or Sunday, according to the late DAP leader's son, Gobind Singh Deo.

Japan firm offers glowing finger for those phoning home

Japan firm offers glowing finger for those phoning home

TOKYO: If you thought a finger that glows when you phone home was strictly the preserve of extra-terrestrials, think again: a Japanese firm has unveiled nails that light up when you make a call.

2 M'sians among five suspects nabbed for drugs in Riau

JAKARTA: Two Malaysians are among five suspects who were arrested by the Riau Police for allegedly trading 1.5 kilograms of crystal methamphetamine and 1,750 ecstasy pills worth more than RM680,000 (US$209,900).

Journalists charged with defaming Thailand's navy

PHUKET: Thai authorities on Thursday charged two journalists with defaming Thailand’s navy in an online news report about the trafficking of refugees from Myanmar, amid concerns about press freedom in the country.

Kedah police seized 39kg of ganja, two men arrested

ALOR STAR: Kedah police have scored another success in crippling drug trafficking pipeline in the state following the seizure of 39kg of ganja with streets value worth RM80,000 after arresting two men in Jalan Hutan Kampung here on Monday.

Dr M to Kelantan govt: Think deeply on plan to implement hudud

KUALA LUMPUR: The Kelantan government should think deeply on its plan to implement hudud in the state, as the basic principle that must be emphasised is justice, said former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

<font color=red>S. Korea Ferry Incident:</font> Japan PM offers sympathy to victims

S. Korea Ferry Incident: Japan PM offers sympathy to victims

TOKYO: Japan’s prime minister offered “heartfelt sympathy” on Thursday to those hit by South Korea’s ferry disaster and his government offered help with the search, a rare moment of detente between the feuding neighbours.

Chinese police shoot man dead at checkpoint in Xinjiang

BEIJING: Police in China's far-western region of Xinjiang have shot dead a man who drove through a security checkpoint, the local government said on Thursday, the latest violence to hit the troubled area with a large Muslim population.

Malaysia's first synthetic bone graft product ready to enter international markets

SHAH ALAM: Malaysia's first synthetic bone graft product is ready to enter international markets after securing the CE marking accreditation from the Standards and Industrial Research Institute of Malaysia (Sirim).

Fisherman went missing near Belawai and Paloh

SARIKEI: A 37-year-old fisherman went missing in sea near Belawai and Paloh here.

Indonesian worker gets 20 years' jail, whipping for raping underage stepdaughter

SANDAKAN: A Indonesian plantation worker was sentenced to 20 years' jail and 10 strokes of the rotan by the Sessions Court here today for raping his underage stepdaughter last month.

Muhyiddin announces RM3.38m allocation to upgrade Teacher's Education Institute in Bkt Chombee

GEORGE TOWN: Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin announced a RM3.38 million allocation to upgrade part of the Teachers' Education Institute in Bukit Chombee, Gelugor here earlier.

Karpal Singh's Death: 'I regret couldn't educate him on hudud': Nik Aziz

KUALA LUMPUR: Pas spiritual leader Datuk Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat expressed regret that he could not futher educate the late veteran politician Karpal Singh on hudud.

Karpal Singh's Death: PAS president Hadi Awang extends his condolences

KUALA TERENGGANU: PAS President Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang extended his condolences to the family of the late Karpal Singh, who died in a car accident in Perak early this morning.

Najib confident that Malaysia and Turkey will emerged as high income nations

ANKARA: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak said he is confident that Malaysia and Turkey, due to sign a Free Trade Agreement today, will emerge as high income nations in the next few years.

Chinese based-parties MCA, Gerakan, SUPP and LDP stand firm in opposing hudud

KUALA LUMPUR: Four Barisan Nasional component parties, MCA, Gerakan, Sarawak United People's Party (SUPP) and Liberal Democratic Party (LDP), have come out strongly against a Pas-initiated private bill which will, if passed, pave the way for the implementation of hudud in Kelantan.

Malaysia moves to increase women's participation in workforce by 2015

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia aims to increase the participation of women in the workforce from 52.4 per cent to 55 per cent by 2015.

Israel, Palestinians to hold peace talks with US envoy

JERUSALEM: Israeli and Palestinian negotiators were to hold a meeting Thursday with US envoy Martin Indyk, in a bid to find a way to extend their faltering peace talks.

Hulkenberg denies strike threat over wages

Hulkenberg denies strike threat over wages

SHANGHAI: Nico Hulkenberg on Thursday denied reports that F1 drivers were threatening to go on strike over unpaid salaries, but he called for quick action to resolve the problem.

Shell announces Malaysia deepwater gas discovery

KUALA LUMPUR: Shell today announced a successful deepwater gas discovery at ‘Rosmari-1’ well, located 135 kilometres offshore Malaysia in Block SK318.

MH370 Tragedy: Australia sees new search phase if mini-sub fails

PERTH: The hunt by a mini-submarine for a Malaysian airliner in the uncharted depths of the Indian Ocean — the latest phase in a huge international search — will end in about a week, Australia says.

Lamborghini helps give parent Audi a technical edge

BERLIN: Lamborghini is flaunting a technology-packed supercar at this week's Beijing auto show that will spice up its parent company Audi's own offerings just as the second-biggest luxury carmaker struggles to prove its technical prowess.

<font color=red>Karpal Singh's Death:</font> Karpal's body arrives in Penang residence

Karpal Singh's Death: Karpal's body arrives in Penang residence

GEORGE TOWN: The hearse carrying the body of Opposition stalwart Karpal Singh arrived at his residence at Jalan Utama at 3.40pm.

Karpal Singh's Death: Guan Eng saddened over Karpal's death

IPOH: Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng has expressed his sadness over the death of former DAP chairman Karpal Singh Ram Singh whom he described as a source of inspiration to other party members.

Karpal Singh's Death: Karpal exuded high standards of professionalism

KUALA LUMPUR: Former DAP chairman Karpal Singh had always exuded a high standard of professionalism in his legal career, Chief Justice Tun Arifin Zakaria said.

Army retiree, unemployed man charged with cheating on MyKad issuance

KUALA LUMPUR: An army retiree and an unemployed man were charged at the Sessions Court with cheating a man into believing that they can issue a MyKad for Indonesian nationals last year.

Ukraine troops kill pro-Russia militants ahead of key talks

GENEVA: Ukrainian troops killed three pro-Russian militants in the country’s tense southeast early today, just hours ahead of key talks in Geneva seeking to ease the escalating crisis in the former Soviet republic.

Karpal Singh's Death: MPs extend condolences to family

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian MPs recorded their condolences to the family of Bukit Gelugor MP Karpal Singh who died in a road accident early today, said Dewan Rakyat Speaker Tan Sri Pandikar Amin Mulia.

Muhyiddin: BN to study private bill for hudud

Muhyiddin: BN to study private bill for hudud

GEORGE TOWN: Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said it was imperative Barisan Nasional study the private bill for hudud proposed by the Pas-led Kelantan government before announcing its official stance on the matter.

Karpal Singh's Death: Big gap left in Malaysian legal fraternity: Penang Bar

GEORGE TOWN: The Penang Bar Committee has lamented the big gap left by veteran lawyer Karpal Singh in the Malaysian legal fraternity, following his death from an accident earlier this morning.

Pact won't result in factionalism: Saifuddin

ALOR STAR: PKR deputy president contender Datuk Saifuddin Nasution has brushed off suggestion that the formation of pact between him and candidates for other key positions in the party election would lead to factionalism in ‎PKR.

Man badly injured in explosion

Man badly injured in explosion

SERDANG: A 38-year-old man suffered serious injuries after an explosive device exploded at his house earlier today.

Customs dept to intensify GST information drive

PUTRAJAYA: The Customs Department will intensify its information drive on the Goods and Services Tax (GST), including using the social media, so that the public will understand and accept the implementation of GST, scheduled from April, 2015.

Chinese auto brands limp into Beijing show

Chinese auto brands limp into Beijing show

BEIJING: China’s automakers are the underdogs heading into next week’s Beijing auto show, where foreign and domestic brands will jostle for attention in a market that is increasingly difficult for homegrown models.

<font color=red>S. Korea Ferry Incident:</font> Heartbreaking texts from students on sinking ferry

S. Korea Ferry Incident: Heartbreaking texts from students on sinking ferry

SEOUL: Heart-wrenching messages of fear, love and despair, sent by high school students from a sinking South Korean ferry added extra emotional weight Thursday to a tragedy that has stunned the entire nation.