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Plans to riot during Thaipusam thwarted, 33 picked up

By Sharon Elizabeth and Ooi Zi Shan - Tuesday, 27 January 2015.

GEORGE TOWN: An attempt to create racial tension and riot at next week’s Thaipusam festival was thwarted when police arrested 33 men at an entertainment outlet on Sunday.

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Attackers detonate explosive belt when surrounded

Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - 19:38

TRIPOLI: Nine people including at least five foreigners were killed Tuesday in an assault on a luxury hotel in the Libyan capital Tripoli, a spokesman for the security services said.

Plans to riot during Thaipusam thwarted, 33 picked up

By Sharon Elizabeth and Ooi Zi Shan - Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - 18:25

GEORGE TOWN: An attempt to create racial tension and riot at next week’s Thaipusam festival was thwarted when police arrested 33 men at an entertainment outlet on Sunday.

Heroin worth RM8.4 million in furniture from Pakistan

Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - 17:30

SHAH ALAM: Police believe they have busted a drug smuggling syndicate with the seizure of 56kg of heroin worth RM8.4 million hidden in furniture from Pakistan and the arrest of 13 people in two raids in Semenyih on Jan 24.

Indonesian military calls off efforts to recover AirAsia wreckage

Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - 17:02

PANGKALAN BUN: The Indonesian military on Tuesday called off efforts to recover the wreckage of an AirAsia plane that crashed into the Java Sea last month after failing for several days to lift the fuselage.

Board to decide on detention under POTA

By THARANYA ARUMUGAM - Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - 16:15

PUTRAJAYA: Under the Prevention of Terrorism Act (POTA) that is expected to be tabled in parliament in March, the power to detain individuals will lie in the hands of an anti-terrorism board and not the Home Minister.

Meaningful WEF for Malaysia

By Abdul Wahid Omar - Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - 15:43

THE World Economic Forum (WEF) Annual Meeting 2015 in Davos, Switzerland, concluded at 6.15pm on Saturday. WEF Davos is an annual gathering of top national, business and society leaders to discuss issues that affect the global economy and well-being.

Facebook suffers outage affecting users worldwide

Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - 15:03

SEOUL: Facebook is suffering a widespread outage Tuesday affecting users in the United States, Asia and Australia.

Grenades, bullets and firearm magazines spook air-cond technician

By PRIYA PUBALAN - Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - 14:21

GEORGE TOWN: Police discovered three grenades, 76 live bullets and four magazines in a black bag hidden under an air-conditioning compressor at a shop that was once used as a hair salon in Bukit Jambul last night.

Green light to challenge cross-dressing ruling

By HIDIR REDUAN - Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - 12:38

PUTRAJAYA: The Negri Sembilan state government and five others can now proceed with their bid to overturn a verdict that struck down the state's anti-crossdressing law for Muslim men.

Sharapova schools Bouchard to advance in Melbourne

Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - 11:49

MELBOURNE: Maria Sharapova showed she was in no mood to be replaced by the younger generation just yet as she demolished seventh seed Eugenie Bouchard 6-3 6-2 in 78 minutes to advance to the semi-finals of the Australian Open on Tuesday.

Ten killed in Greek F-16 fighter plane crash in Spain

Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - 11:40

MADRID: Ten people were killed and 19 injured when a Greek fighter plane crashed during NATO training in Spain on Monday, the defence ministry said.

AirAsia X’s Azran keeps mum on resignation rumour

By SHAREN KAUR - Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - 11:15

KUALA LUMPUR: AirAsia X Bhd chief executive officer Azran Osman Rani did not deny or confirm reports that he has resigned.

Razak Science Centre ‘an honour to all Malaysians’: Najib

By ZAHARAH OTHMAN - Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - 09:34

Malvern: “It is an honour not only to my brother and I and our family but also to all Malaysians,” said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak in a speech to staff, former teachers and classmates of the newly refurbished Razak Science Centre at his alma mater, the Malvern College in Worcestersh

Meeting of 90 MIC division chiefs illegal, says Palanivel

By ADRIAN LAI - Monday, January 26, 2015 - 21:09

KUALA LUMPUR: The leadership crisis in MIC took a turn for the worse today, with party president Datuk Seri G. Palanivel declaring a meeting of 90 MIC division chiefs illegal today.

Six Malaysians face life sentence in Taiwan

Monday, January 26, 2015 - 20:06

TAIPEI: Six Malaysian men have been arrested on charges of smuggling heroin into Taiwan, an offence punishable by life imprisonment, officials said Monday.

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