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Archive for August, 2012

August 9, 2012
Elena Koniaraki rides her bicycle between taxis at a central street in Athens

ATHENS: Greece’s dire economic plight has forced thousands of businesses to close, thrown one in five out of work... More ››

August 9, 2012
Grenada's Kirani James celebrates after winning the men's 400m final at the London 2012 Olympic Games

MIAMI: Grenada’s prime minister declared a half-holiday on Tuesday and gave the entire island the afternoon off to celebrate... More ››

August 9, 2012
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Discus gold medal winner sleeps in train station LONDON: Discus thrower Robert Harting ripped off his shirt after he... More ››

August 9, 2012
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TOKYO: The Bank of Japan held off fresh easing measures today and repeated its view that the economy was... More ››

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MCA's Chua Tee Yong questions why land supposedly transferred to the Selangor government has not been done and why... More ››

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'How innocent is Bala in the matter of Altantuya's murder? Was he an accomplice?' These are some of... More ››

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Zunar Kartunis

Popular cartoonist Zunar launches the first animated political cartoon in Malaysia and his target is obvious. More ››

August 9, 2012
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This study shows people consume more vegetable when they were offered a variety, compared to just one type of... More ››

August 9, 2012
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KUALA LUMPUR: The long-haul arm of budget carrier AirAsia said today it would add six leased aircraft to its... More ››

August 9, 2012

FMT LETTER, From William F Vendley, via e-mail Religions for Peace condemns the morally reprehensible attack by a lone... More ››

August 9, 2012
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LONDON:  Alex Ferguson says Manchester United’s attempts to sign Robin van Persie from Arsenal have stalled. The Netherlands striker,... More ››

August 9, 2012

FMT LETTER, From M Featherstone, UK, via e-mail I’m not Australian but I believe, from what I read on... More ››

August 9, 2012

FMT LETTER, From Hardi Baktiantoro, via e-mail The Centre for Orangutan Protection (COP) has learnt of a forthcoming Malaysian... More ››

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Bersih 3.0 co-chairman, A Samad Said, said its Merdeka gathering is for Malaysians who want free and fair elections. More ››

August 9, 2012
FEATURE
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Top 10 ways to have a healthier work day. More ››

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Teresa Kok and Chua Tee Yong

DAP's Teresa Kok says that Chua claims that only his land valuation of the UYGCC is accurate while those... More ››

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Salman Saleh mendakwa syarikat usaha sama dengan Maju Perak itu tidak berpengalaman dan ditubuhkan tidak sampai enam bulan. More ››

August 9, 2012
COMMENT
Rafizi & Jihari

The WPA is clearly not a proper whistleblower protection law enacted to serve the public interest or to combat... More ››

August 9, 2012
FEATURE
Win Zaw, a motorbike taxi driver, stands by a hut where his family once ran a farm in Shan-su near Kyaiklat town

By Jason Szep LAKAPON (Myanmar): In a timeless ritual here in Myanmar’s rice basket, labourers in bamboo hats scattered... More ››

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Penang BN

The party's Penang vice-chairman says Gerakan has the expertise and the people to run the government or play... More ››

August 9, 2012
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Mahkamah Sesyen di sini hari ini menetapkan 5 dan 6 November ini untuk perbicaraan kes pekerja ladang, U... More ››

| August 9, 2012
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Ia bertepatan dengan kenyataan kerajaan bahawa kamera sistem penguatkuasaan automatik ini bukan untuk keuntungan syarikat tetapi mendidik pengguna. More ››

August 9, 2012
Labourers cast their shadows on the glass facade of a hotel as they take down scaffolding at a construction site in Nanjing

BEIJING: China’s annual consumer inflation fell to a 30-month low in July, suggesting the central bank has scope to... More ››

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Residents worry that an LRT extension project will break apart a man-made lake's wall and threaten their homes. More ››

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Datuk Ismail Kijo

Tetapi andai saya tidak dipilih, saya akan menyokong orang baru itu,"kata ADUN Lembah Jaya, Datuk Ismail Kijo. More ››

August 9, 2012
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KUALA LUMPUR: Perodua has joined hands with its Japanese partners to start a feasibility study to realise the compact... More ››

August 9, 2012
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SINGAPORE: The Malaysian economy is poised to continue well relative to other Asian nations as it is supported by... More ››

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Are tremors from the political earthquake in Sabah hitting Sarawak corridors so hard that it has compelled BN... More ››

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COMMENT
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P Waythamoorhy has given a new lease of life to Hindraf’s struggles and has brought fresh hopes for the... More ››

August 9, 2012
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LONDON: Usain Bolt’s bid for an unprecedented Olympic sprint double double in the 200 metres is the undoubted highlight... More ››

August 9, 2012
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LONDON: The United States came out on top in track duels with Jamaica at the Olympic Games when Aries... More ››

August 9, 2012
Murray holds his gold medal during the London 2012 Olympic Games

TORONTO: Andy Murray battled some pain but showed no signs of an Olympic hangover as the gold medalist moved... More ››

August 9, 2012
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LONDON: They cranked up the volume at the Olympic volleyball party yesterday but it all went flat for the... More ››

August 9, 2012
Belarus' Victoria Azarenka returns to Russia's Kirilenko in their women's singles tennis bronze medal match at the All England Lawn Tennis Club during the London 2012 Olympic Games

LONDON: Victoria Azarenka will play her first match since the London Olympics today at the Montreal Cup with only... More ››

August 9, 2012
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LONDON: With some events over, Olympians are being wooed by London nightclubs offering free entry and drinks, with one... More ››

August 9, 2012
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LONDON: American swimmer Michael Phelps is hanging up his goggles. British cyclist Victoria Pendleton is garaging her bike. Chinese... More ››

August 9, 2012
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LONDON: Russian Natalya Antyukh, a late starter to jumping barriers, secured the Olympic women’s 400 metres hurdles gold medal... More ››

August 9, 2012
FEATURE
Islam in Indonesia

Indonesian Islam is completely unique to the country, and does not easily find comparisons in the Muslim world. More ››

August 9, 2012
Men search for bodies under rubble of a house, destroyed by a Syrian Air force air strike, in a village of Tel Rafat

ALEPPO, (Syria): Troops loyal to President Bashar al-Assad assaulted rebel strongholds in Aleppo yesterday in one of their biggest... More ››

August 9, 2012
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TRIPOLI: Getting a grip on security in an often anarchic post-Gaddafi Libya will be the priority for the country’s... More ››

August 9, 2012
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AL-ARISH, (Egypt): Egyptian aircraft struck at targets near the border with Israel yesterday and troops raided villages as a crackdown... More ››

August 9, 2012
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BUENOS AIRES:  Argentina’s capital was gridlocked for a fifth straight day yesterday by a strike that shut down the... More ››

August 9, 2012
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NEW YORK: Dozens of New York firefighters rushed to the World Trade Center skyscraper early yesterday after a member... More ››

August 9, 2012
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SANAA: Yemen has foiled a plot by an al Qaeda-linked cell to carry out attacks inside the capital Sanaa and... More ››

August 9, 2012
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CHICAGO: The man who opened fire in a Sikh temple in the United States, killing six people, apparently died... More ››

August 9, 2012
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BERLIN: Members of German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democrats (CDU) have called on parliament to grant gay couples the... More ››

August 9, 2012
File photo of Bo Xilai and his son Bo Guagua at a mourning hall in Beijing

BEIJING: The son of ousted Chinese politician Bo Xilai has broken his silence and submitted a witness statement to... More ››

August 9, 2012
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MOSCOW: Members of the Pussy Riot punk band likened themselves to Soviet-era dissidents yesterday, saying their trial for performing... More ››