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| August 16, 2012
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SYDNEY: Australia said Thursday it has no plans to ban smoking after a key court ruling allowing cigarettes to... More ››

August 16, 2012

FMT LETTER: From Michael Kwai, via e-mail The recent car prices issue made me curious. Having been totally unaware... More ››

August 16, 2012

FMT LETTER: From Calvin Sankaran, via e-mail In the Hollywood movie ‘Liar Liar’ Jim Carrey plays Fletcher Reade, a... More ››

August 16, 2012
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BRASILIA: Brazil announced an economic stimulus scheme yesterday to modernise the country’s ageing infrastructure by selling road and railway... More ››

August 16, 2012
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SYDNEY: The Wallabies will attempt to erase a decade of gross disappointment against the All Blacks when the inaugural... More ››

| August 16, 2012
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Sarawak opposition is urging people to be wise and reject Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak and his BN government's... More ››

| August 16, 2012
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Sabah ruling politicians have dismissed invitations by students to debate on issues on 'policies that affect them'. More ››

August 16, 2012

FMT LETTER: From Nate Light, via e-mail Malaysians are fed-up. Open Facebook and a stream of rants and complains... More ››

August 16, 2012
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SAO PAULO: With Europe and the United States in the economic doldrums, Asian manufacturers are setting their sights on... More ››

August 16, 2012
Chanelle Scheepers of South Africa hits a return shot to Venus Williams of the U.S. during their second round match in the 2012 Cincinnati Open tennis tournament in Cincinnati

MASON, (Ohi0): Venus Williams fought back from a set down to beat South Africa’s Chanelle Scheepers 2-6,6-3, 6-2 as... More ››

August 16, 2012
Palestinian Paralympic athlete Zaqout throws the javelin during a training session in Gaza City

GAZA: Wheelchair-bound Khamis Zaqout from Gaza, who lost the use of his legs while working on a building site... More ››

August 16, 2012
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ROME: US Paralympic cyclist Monica Bascio has been banned for three months after testing positive for a prohibited substance,... More ››

August 16, 2012
Russian national football team coach Fabio Capello gestures during his team's friendly international match against Ivory Coast in Moscow

MOSCOW: Fabio Capello was denied a victory in his first game as Russia coach when a second-half equaliser by midfielder... More ››

August 16, 2012
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BRUSSELS: Netherlands coach Louis van Gaal started his second spell in charge with a painful 4-2 defeat by neighbours... More ››

August 16, 2012
Arsenal's van Persie catches the ball during their Premier League match against Newcastle United in London

LONDON: Arsenal have agreed terms to sell their captain Robin van Persie to Manchester United, the two Premier League... More ››

August 16, 2012
Argentina's Messi celebrates his goal against Germany during their friendly match in Frankfurt

LONDON: Lionel Messi scored and missed a penalty in Argentina’s 3-1 win in Germany and Belgium stunned Netherlands 4-2 as... More ››

August 16, 2012
Djokovic of Serbia hits a return shot to Seppi of Italy during their match in the 2012 Cincinnati Open tennis tournament in Cincinnati

MASON, (Ohio): Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray moved into the third round of the Cincinnati Open with relatively comfortable... More ››

August 16, 2012
England's Defoe celebrates with team mates Bertrand and Cleverley after scoring against Italy during their international friendly football match in Bern

Jermain Defoe’s sumptuous late winner handed England a 2-1 international friendly victory over Italy in Berne yesterday and a modicum... More ››

August 16, 2012
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World and European champions Spain missed a glut of scoring chances but still completed a 2-1 victory over lowly... More ››

August 16, 2012
Brazil's Neymar and Sweden's Granqvist fight for the ball during their friendly at Rasunda stadium in Stockholm

After losing the Olympic final to Mexico last Saturday, Brazil returned to the stadium where a 17-year-old Pele had inspired... More ››

August 16, 2012
Rafael Nadal of Spain reacts in his men's singles tennis match against Lukas Rosol of the Czech Republic at the Wimbledon tennis championships in London

MASON, (Ohio): Rafael Nadal withdrew from the US Open yesterday increasing concerns about the seriousness of the knee injury... More ››

August 16, 2012
A man cries in front of houses destroyed during a recent Syrian Air Force air strike in Azaz

ALEPPO: Saudi Arabia has told citizens to leave Lebanon after a mass kidnapping in retaliation for events in Syria raised... More ››

August 16, 2012
Shi'ite masked gunmen from the Meqdad clan, gather at the Meqdad family's association headquarters in the southern suburbs in Beirut

BEIRUT: Lebanese Shi’ite gunmen kidnapped more than 20 people yesterday in retaliation for the capture of one of their... More ››

August 16, 2012
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CAIRO: Egypt will discuss the possibility of a bigger-than-expected US$4.8 billion loan from the International Monetary Fund this month,... More ››

August 16, 2012
Protester steps on drawing of Japanese national flag outside where Japanese Consulate is located in Hong Kong

HONG KONG: China demanded Japan immediately and unconditionally free 14 Chinese activists held over a protest landing on disputed... More ››

August 16, 2012
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JERUSALEM: Two explosions shook a southern Israeli city near Egypt yesterday, and the military suspected a cross-border rocket attack... More ››

August 16, 2012
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PITTSBURGH, (Pennsylvania): A man residing in Dublin, Ireland, was indicted yesterday for sending more than 40 emailed bomb threats to... More ››

August 16, 2012
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KINSHASA: About 60 miners died when a shaft in which they were working collapsed in a remote part of... More ››

August 16, 2012
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BAGHDAD: Two car bombs and a third blast killed at least nine people in Iraq yesterday, officials and security... More ››

August 16, 2012
An office worker smokes a cigarette as he takes notes in front of the Sydney Harbour Bridge

CANBERRA: Australia called on the world to match its tough new anti-tobacco marketing laws that will ban logos on... More ››

August 16, 2012
Venezuelan President Chavez talks to the media after a Council of Ministers at Miraflores Palace in Caracas

CARACAS: American diplomats yesterday visited a US citizen jailed in Venezuela whom President Hugo Chavez suspects of being a “mercenary”... More ››

| August 16, 2012
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A MIC source dismisses a media report that party secretary-general S Murugesan will be fielded in Teluk Kemang. More ››

| August 16, 2012
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Chinese in Sarawak must rethink their alliance with DAP, says SUPP. More ››

August 16, 2012
FEATURE
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With cars able to drive itself, motorists of the future don't need to apply for a driving licence. More ››

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