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- Haniff Omar's son dies after falling into drain
- A town that's on its way to become a city
- 'Sound of Music' actress dies at 91
- Teenage boy drowns after getting trapped in quicksand
- Riot in Singapore's Little India
- First catenary traffic light launched
- 17 shoplots gutted in morning blaze
- Spanish 'ghost' airport goes up for sale
- 5 killed in crash
- Petronas reports major gas find
- House owners return to begin the big clean-up
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BEIJING: China on Tuesday rebuffed an expression of concern by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry over the fate of two prominent Chinese dissidents, saying only the Chinese people had the right to talk about the country's human rights.
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan says it’s pushing ahead with a planned pipeline to import natural gas from neighbouring Iran, a project that is opposed by the U.S.
SINGAPORE: The United States and 11 other nations negotiating a free trade zone stretching from Chile to Japan have failed to reach a final agreement at talks in Singapore.
KUALA LUMPUR: Five shuttlers including the men’s world number one Lee Chong Wei will be seeking record fourth BWF World Superseries Finals crowns in the season-ending event beginning on Wednesday.
MUMBAI: Finnish mobile phone maker Nokia faces a tax bill of more than 210 billion rupees ($3.4 billion) in India from liabilities arising out of unpaid charges and penalties since 2006, a report said Tuesday.
PARIS: Two French soldiers were killed in overnight fighting in Central African Republic, President Francois Hollande's office said on Tuesday.
NEW HAVEN, Connecticut: Two men charged with supporting terrorists in Afghanistan and Chechnya are due to appear in a federal court in Connecticut.
PEKAN: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak offered comfort to some 300 people, who are seeking shelter at a community library in Kampung Lamir here, during his visit at the village today.
KUALA LUMPUR: About 1.22 million Muslim marriages were registered in the country between 2008 and 2012, the Dewan Negara was told today.
McALESTER, OKLAHOMA: A man convicted of brutally killing two elderly women more than a quarter-century ago is set to be executed in Oklahoma.
HONG KONG: A stuffed toy wolf has sold out at Hong Kong’s IKEA stores, the Swedish furniture giant said Tuesday, after it became an unlikely symbol of opposition to the city’s unpopular government.
SUNGAI PETANI: Kedah government is committed to work towards securing the Unesco world heritage site listing for the Lembah Bujang.
KUNDUZ, Afghanistan: Police in a remote northern Afghan village rescued a woman from being stoned to death after she was condemned by the Taliban for allegedly cheating on her husband, officials said Tuesday.
DALLAS: A Texas woman is expected to plead guilty to sending ricin-laced letters to President Barack Obama and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
ACCRA: Kwesi Nyantakyi, president of Ghana Football Assocoation (GFA), is convinced Ghana is poised to cause surprises in the 2014 World Cup in Brazil next summer when the Black Stars make a third successive appearance at the Mundial.
ACAPULCO, Mexico: Mexican authorities found the dismembered bodies of eight family members who had been kidnapped, officials said Monday.
YANGON: Seven people were killed after a fire broke out at a department store on the outskirts of Yangon due to a suspected electrical fault, a fire department official said Tuesday.
JOHANNESBURG: Joyous, singing South Africans gathered Tuesday to honor Nelson Mandela at a massive memorial service that is expected to draw some 100 heads of state and other luminaries, united in tribute to a man who became a global symbol of reconciliation.
TRIPOLI, Libya: A Libyan security official says gunmen have killed a senior police officer in the hometown of former dictator Moammar Gadhafi.
JAKARTA: Three asylum seekers including a toddler died when their Australia-bound boat sank in rough seas off Indonesia’s Java island but 29 others were rescued, police said Tuesday.
KUALA LUMPUR: The Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) is pushing forward on plans to set up a special committee in parliament which can discuss its annual report and step up efforts to improve the country's record on human rights.
KUALA LUMPUR: The Federal Territory Information Department will further enhance its series of explanations on the Goods and Services Tax (GST) if people are still unsure of the advantages, says its Director, Aziman Hasan.
TAWAU: The government is conscious of the sensitivities of the different races in the state and realises the need to maintain the harmony and rapport among them, according to a local leader.
KUALA LUMPUR: About 60 per cent of the top management of government-linked companies (GLCs) listed on Bursa Malaysia are Bumiputeras, said Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Seri Abdul Wahid Omar.
NUSAJAYA: Khazanah Nasional Bhd will contribute RM10 million to aid the relief, recovery and efforts in states affected by floods.
KUALA LUMPUR: Five auxiliary police personnel who are Malaysians with permanent resident status in Singapore suffered minor injuries while assisting the Singapore police in handling the riot that took place at Little India, Singapore on Sunday.
MALACCA: Golfer Amirul Aizat Abdul Bahar and wushu athlete Chai Fong Wei have been crowned as Melaka Sportsman and Sportswoman for 2012 respectively.
NEW DELHI: India has appealed for calm in Singapore where the death of a 33-year-old Indian construction worker in a road mishap sparked the worst riots in the country in decades, Xinhua news agency reported.
KUALA LUMPUR: Datin Paduka Dr Khatijah Yusoff, former deputy secretary-general (Science) of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation, has received the Australian Education Achievement Award 2013.
GEORGE TOWN: Fifteen parking attendants, opposing the new parking system, demonstrated against the Penang Pakatan government outside the state legislative assembly hall here today, claiming they would lose their livelihood.
SINGAPORE: Singapore prosecutors will charge 24 Indian workers for taking part in the city-state’s first riot in more than 40 years, police said Tuesday.
JAKARTA: An Indonesian court has jailed the disgraced former head of the country’s biggest Islamic party for 16 years over a scandal in which bribe money was laundered as gifts for dozens of women, including an adult magazine model.
SEOUL, South Korea: South Korea’s president has called North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s purging of his uncle and his followers a “reign of terror” that could deepen uncertainty about ties between the rival Koreas.
PUTATAN: Fire broke out at the Putatan Business Centre near the market here.
As the sun begins to show itself in flood ravaged states of Pahang, Terengganu, Kelantan and Johor, evacuees making their way home are shocked at the massive mess. Without wasting time, they begin the arduous task of cleaning up their houses and discard loads of damaged furnitures.
BANGKOK: Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra said Tuesday she would not resign ahead of national elections set for Feb. 2, despite opposition demands she step down as the caretaker head of government.
MANILA, Philippines: Teen heartthrob Justin Bieiber has arrived in the Philippines, where he has launched a campaign to help victims of last month’s killer typhoon.
KUALA LUMPUR: A moderate earthquake, measuring 5.5 on the Richter scale, hit Volcano Islands in Japan at 9.27am today, according to the Malaysian Meteorological Department.
HOUSTON: A German engineering company has agreed to pay a $32 million fine as part of an agreement to settle charges it worked with a Texas company to bribe Nigerian officials in order to win a $387 million pipeline contract.
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina: Outbreaks of looting have spread across Argentina as mobs take advantage of strikes by police demanding pay raises to match inflation.
SHAH ALAM: The son of former Inspector-General of Police Tun Hanif Omar died after falling into a monsoon drain at Section 11, here this morning.
LONDON: The eldest daughter of Nelson Mandela on Monday told how her father spent a “wonderful” week surrounded by family before dying on Thursday aged 95.
WASHINGTON: US Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday urged China to free Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo as the writer and activist marked five years in detention.
INDIANAPOLIS: An Australian man has been sentenced to 30 years in prison after authorities say he and his partner allowed at least eight others to have sex with their young adopted son for money.
TOKYO: U.S. Ambassador Caroline Kennedy is visiting the Japanese city of Nagasaki, site of the Aug. 9, 1945, American atomic bomb attack that killed 70,000 people and helped prompt Japan’s surrender in World War II.
WASHINGTON: The U.S. government has debuted the Spanish-language version of the healthcare website that will help Latinos to shop and sign up for new insurance plans under President Barack Obama's healthcare reform law.
SNIPE POINT, Florida: Necropsies performed on the 11 pilot whales found dead in the Florida Keys show that they were emaciated and suffering from malnutrition, federal officials said Monday.
NEW YORK: Disney’s wintery animated tale “Frozen” took over the top spot at the box office with $31.6 million in its second week of release.
SERI ISKANDAR: The first catenary traffic light in the country was officially launched at the junction to Felcra Nasaruddin, Bota near here today.
KUALA LUMPUR: The government recognised that education plays a significant role on developing the skills that generate entrepreneurial mindsets and leadership, said Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin today.
LOS ANGELES: A California court has scheduled arguments next month for Michael Jackson’s doctor to appeal his involuntary manslaughter conviction.
ALGIERS: A total of seven people died and five others rescued on Monday after inhaling carbon monoxide in three Algerian provinces, Xinhua news agency reports local media as saying.
JOHANNESBURG: The cities of Johannesburg and Pretoria are fully gearing up for former president Nelson Mandela's memorial service, Xinhua news agency reported.
SAO PAULO: FIFA said Monday that football fans applied for more than 1.1 million tickets for the World Cup in Brazil in the first 24 hours after the latest sales phase opened.
MEXICO CITY: Mexican authorities have formally arrested five men suspected of stealing a truck carrying highly radioactive material in a theft that caused international alarm, an official said Monday.
SUNGAI SIPUT: A total of 17 shop lots at Jalan Lintang here were completely destroyed in a midnight fire.
MADRID: A radical group linked to Al-Qaeda kidnapped two Spanish journalists in Syria in September, El Mundo newspaper reported on Tuesday.
HOUSTON: A Louisiana man flying to California woke up on a dark, empty plane parked at Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston after sleeping through the call to exit the aircraft, officials said on Monday.
LOS ANGELES: Former San Diego mayor Bob Filner was sentenced Monday to three months of home confinement and three years of probation for sexually harassing female staff members.
MEXICO CITY: Two international press groups are calling for a full investigation into the death of Honduran journalist Juan Carlos Argenal Medina, who was found shot to death at his home in the southeastern city of Danli.
NEW YORK: Here’s something to wag a tongue at: MTV says Miley Cyrus is the best artist of the year.
TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras: A Honduran court has sentenced each of four police officers to 66 years in prison for the 2011 killing of the son of the National Autonomous University’s president — a case that set off a campaign to clean up the Central American nation’s corruption-plagued police force.
LOS ANGELES : Eleanor Parker, who was nominated for Academy Awards three times for her portrayals of strong-willed women and played a scheming baroness in “The Sound of Music,” has died at 91.
ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE: President Barack Obama is urging the people of the Central African Republic to remain calm amid mounting sectarian violence.
MADRID: A huge airport in central Spain that cost one billion euros ($1.4 billion) to build but has not received a commercial flight since 2011 went up for auction Monday for just 100 million euros.
BEIJING: A satellite jointly developed by China and Brazil failed to enter orbit after the rocket carrying it malfunctioned after launch on Monday, state media reported.
LONDON: A man accused of killing an off-duty British soldier in a frenzied knife attack on a London street defended his actions in court Monday, saying he carried out the attack because he is a soldier fighting in the service of God.
NEW DELHI: MALAYSIA had already qualified for the Junior World Cup quarter-finals before playing England today, but they still went on to beat England 4-2 in a cold evening at the Dhyan Chand Stadium here.
LONDON: Reports say British and American intelligence officers have been spying on gamers across the world, deploying undercover officers to virtual universes and sucking up traffic from popular online games such as World of Warcraft.
Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Franck Ribery are in the running for the Ballon d’Or.
KUALA LUMPUR: Member banks of the Association of Banks in Malaysia (ABM), with operations in East Coast states, Johor and Malacca will be pro-actively assisting customers, individuals or businesses affected by the flood.
PHILADELPHIA: A plodding storm that dumped heavy snow on the densely-populated Mid-Atlantic region made roads slippery in the Northeast for Monday’s commute while travel disruptions continued to ripple across the United States days after the same system first began wreaking havoc in the skies.
SAO PAULO: As disturbing images of fans hitting each other made their way to front pages across Brazil, FIFA moved quickly to downplay the risk of fan violence inside stadiums during the World Cup.
BANGKOK: More than 100,000 people participated in an anti-government rally around the Government House here today, although just over an hour before it started this morning, Thailand's Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra announced the dissolution of the House of Representatives.
LONDON: Blackburn striker D.J. Campbell was named Monday as one of the six people arrested in English football’s latest match-fixing investigation.
KUALA LUMPUR: The Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers (FMM) strongly supports the statement by the Sultan of Selangor, Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah, that making Friday and Saturday as rest days would discourage investments and affect business dealings in the state.
BAKU: General Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi, Egypt's armed forces chief and minister of defence, is the winner of TIME's 2013 Person of the Year poll, Azerbaijan's AzerTAc news agency reported.
KUALA LUMPUR: Defence Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein was discharged from a private hospital here today after undergoing an angioplasty procedure for coronary artery blockage, said his press secretary Fadzli Mohamad Kamal.
KUALA LUMPUR: Improved weather is expected for Pahang, Terengganu, Kelantan and Johor tomorrow as rainfall is forecasted over only several areas.
PASIR MAS: Malaysian Armed Forces (ATM) chief General Tan Sri Zulkifeli Mohd Zin today refuted the allegation that the ATM were late in sending aid to the people who are trapped by flood waters in Terengganu and Pahang.
KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak is expected to announce new initiatives under Malaysia's Look East Policy in Tokyo, Japan on December 13.
KEMAMAN: The main route to Chukai town, cut off after the Sungai Limbung bridge collapsed on Thursday, has re-opened today following the construction of a tactical bridge by the army.
KUALA LUMPUR: The People's Volunteer Corps (Rela) will station its personnel at selected KK Super Mart stores in the Klang Valley to help reduce crime at the outletsand the neighbourhood.
KUALA LUMPUR: Several areas in Kuala Lumpur will face disruption in water supply between 9 am and 11 pm on Thursday, according to Syarikat Bekalan Air Selangor Sdn Bhd (Syabas).
NILAI: A Form Five student drowned while trying to save a friend whose legs were stuck in the quicksand at a sand mining area in Sungai Ngoi Ngoi, Batu 9 here this afternoon.
KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak has vowed to continue spreading the virtues of moderation, in the hope of uniting all under a single purpose.
KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak congratulated national wushu athelete Phoon Eyin for delivering the country's 1,000th gold medal in the SEA Games since it was introduced in 1959.
KUALA LUMPUR: Bank Negara Malaysia Governor Tan Sri Dr Zeti Akhtar Aziz is recognised as one of the Global Financial Game Changers of the Year 2013 by CBN, a leading business media group in China.
PUTRAJAYA: Federal Territories Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor and Energy, Green Technology and Water Minister Datuk Seri Dr Maximus Ongkili will represent the Malaysian government at the state funeral of former South African president Nelson Mandela.
PUTRAJAYA: The Public Services Commission (PSC) has rescheduled dates of examinations and interviews for candidates who were not able to attend due to floods in Pahang, Terengganu, Kelantan and Johor.
NEW DELHI: The question of who will run India’s capital remains uncertain after a new political party won a stunning number of seats from the incumbent Congress party, leaving no group with an absolute majority.
LONDON: Eight major tech giants have called for tighter controls on government surveillance, joining forces to argue there should be reforms in the way the United States snoops on people.
KUALA LUMPUR: The Magistrate's Court here today ordered the murder case involving Arab-Malaysian (AmBank) Banking Group founder Hussain Ahmad Najadi to be transferred to the High Court.
KUALA LUMPUR: A moderate earthquake, measuring 5.7 on the Richter scale, hit Halmahera in Indonesia at 4.47 pm today, according to the Malaysian Meteorological Department.
KUALA TERENGGANU: The unusually heavy rains that triggered the floods in southern Terengganu was a 'once in a century' phenomenon, said Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Ahmad Said.
HULU SELANGOR: Several teenagers were among the 10 suspected grave robbers nabbed recently for digging up the graves at the Rasa and Kerling Chinese cemeteries in Kuala Kubu Baru.
KEMAMAN: With many of the flood victims still grappling with the tragedy of seeing their homes and possessions damaged by the rising water, a team of counsellors from Kemanan Welfare office is trying their best to offer help.
BANGKOK: Thailand’s government said Monday it has proposed new elections be held Feb. 2, hours after the prime minister dissolved the lower house of parliament in a bid to calm the country’s deepening political crisis.
KUALA TERENGGANU: Terengganu Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Ahmad Said today unveiled a balanced budget of RM2.20 billion for 2014 to accelerate development at the Terengganu state assembly today.
KUANTAN: The flood situation in Pahang and Terengganu showed a marked improvement today with more victims returning home, with 49,828 still staying at various centres in the two states.