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Stories by Abu Bakar Hashim

April 26, 2012

An Islamist party says it will challenge the decision by the National Transitional Council. More ››

April 23, 2012

On these layovers, terminals become temporary tourist attractions More ››

April 23, 2012
Girls cover themselves from rain in Chandigarh

Palash Krishna Mehrotra chronicles the changes that have swept his country in the last three decades More ››

April 22, 2012
File image of Ted Nugent at a concert at the House of Blues at the Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas

FORT KNOX (Kentucky): The US Army cut rock musician and gun-rights advocate Ted Nugent from a summer concert programme... More ››

April 22, 2012
South Sudanese troops drive near Heglig

JUBA: South Sudan accused its neighbour Sudan of bombing its troops as they pulled out of the disputed oil... More ››

April 22, 2012
A U.S. army soldier makes a hand signal while patrolling during a live fire drill as part of the Filipino-U.S. joint military exercises inside a Philippine army camp

This is the toughest high-level warning yet against US-Philippime military exercises in the South China Sea More ››

April 22, 2012
Demonstrators protest against Syria's President Bashar Al-Assad after Friday Prayers in Kafranbel

NEW YORK: The United Nations Security Council unanimously adopted a Russia-European drafted resolution yesterday that authorises an initial deployment... More ››

April 21, 2012
Camels race during the 27th Janadriya festival on the outskirts of Riyadh

NEW YORK: All eyes will be on London this summer for the 2012 Olympic Games. But while waiting for... More ››

April 21, 2012
File photograph shows News Corporation CEO Rupert Murdoch leaving his flat with Rebekah Brooks, chief executive of News International, in central London

LONDON: Rupert Murdoch faces a two-day grilling at Britain’s High Court next week by a judge investigating whether the... More ››

April 21, 2012
Singer Willie Nelson waves beside a statue of himself during its unveiling in downtown Austin

AUSTIN (Texas) An 8-foot-tall bronze statue of country singer Willie Nelson in his trademark braids was unveiled here yesterday,... More ››

April 21, 2012

WASHINGTON: President Barack Obama will use a tour of election battleground states next week to push Congress to prevent... More ››

April 20, 2012

NEW YORK: Starbucks Corp has announced that it will no longer use a natural, government-approved coloring made from crushed... More ››

April 19, 2012
Bible lies open at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Boston.

CHICAGO: Belief in God is highest among older people and increases with age, perhaps due to the growing realisation... More ››

April 19, 2012
A man takes a bite from a hot dog in Hollywood

WASHINGTON: Junk food may soon be hard to buy at American public schools as the US government readies new... More ››

April 18, 2012

BERLIN: A Munich disc jockey held for five hours as a sex slave by a 47-year-old German woman said... More ››

April 17, 2012
The Popocatepetl volcano spews a cloud of ash and steam high into the air as seen from Puebla

MEXICO CITY: Mexican authorities have raised the alert level for the Popocatepetl volcano near Mexico City after it started... More ››

April 17, 2012

DUBAI: Iran is ready to resolve all nuclear issues in the next round of talks with world powers if... More ››

April 16, 2012

KUALA LUMPUR: Share prices on Bursa Malaysia closed on a bearish note today as renewed concerns over the euro... More ››

April 16, 2012

KUALA LUMPUR: Short-term rates are expected to remain stable today, with Bank Negara intervening to absorb excess liquidity from... More ››

April 12, 2012
Whitney Houston bows after performing "I Didn't Know My Own Strength" at the 2009 American Music Awards in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES: Beverly Hills police said today they had closed their investigation into the death of singer Whitney Houston... More ››

April 12, 2012
Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony take part in a panel discussion for the new Univision show, "Q'Viva! The Chosen", during the TCA Winter Press Tour in Pasadena

LOS ANGELES: Latin pop singer Marc Anthony has filed for divorce from singer and actress Jennifer Lopez, ending their... More ››

April 12, 2012

LONDON: Suave and brutal British superspy James Bond will find himself in the thick of danger at the end... More ››

April 12, 2012
An elderly man sits in his bed at a nursing home in Hefei

WASHINGTON: People worldwide are living three years longer than expected on average, pushing up the costs of aging by... More ››

April 9, 2012
Journalists leave the Unha-3 (Milky Way 3) rocket as it sits on a launch pad during a guided media tour by North Korean authorities at the West Sea Satellite Launch Site in Cholsan

SEOUL: North Korea has readied a rocket for a launch from a forested valley in its remote northwest this... More ››

April 9, 2012
mike wallace tributes

NEW YORK: Mike Wallace, the grand inquisitor of CBS’s “60 Minutes” news show who once declared there was “no... More ››

April 6, 2012

KUALA LUMPUR: CIMB Bank has issued a new European-style Non-Collateralised Cash-Settled Call Warrant over the ordinary shares of Parkson... More ››

April 6, 2012

KUALA LUMPUR: Tambun Indah Land Bhd has received shareholders’ nod to issue two rights shares plus one free warrant... More ››

April 6, 2012
TPM Bitech Park tempat proses herba

KUALA LUMPUR: Technology Park Malaysia Biotech has teamed up with Perkin Elmer Sdn Bhd to produce a porcine rapid-test... More ››

April 6, 2012
cimb principal

KUALA LUMPUR: CIMB-Principal Asset Management, one of the inaugural private retirement scheme (PRS) providers approved by the Securities Commission... More ››

April 6, 2012
A view shows damaged buildings in the old city of Homs

NEW YORK: United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said yesterday that Syria’s conflict was deepening and attacks on civilian areas... More ››

April 6, 2012
Pope Benedict XVI leads a ceremony commemorating Christ's gesture of humility toward his apostles on the night before he died, at the Basilica of St. John Lateran in Rome

VATICAN CITY: Pope Benedict yesterday restated the Roman Catholic Church’s ban on women priests and warned that he would... More ››

April 6, 2012
The Sky News logo is seen on television screens in an electrical store in Edinburgh

LONDON: Sky News, part of Rupert Murdoch’s media empire, said yesterday it had hacked into emails on two occasions... More ››

April 6, 2012

KUALA LUMPUR: The ringgit continued to strengthen against the US dollar in early trading on dollar selling today due... More ››

April 3, 2012
Demonstrators protest against Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in Kafranbel, near Idlib

NEW YORK: Syria has pledged to withdraw all military units from towns by April 10 to pave the way... More ››

April 2, 2012

LONDON: In a nondescript suburb south of London, tucked away behind a big hospital, Paul Workman and fellow scientists... More ››

March 30, 2012

KABUL: Dozens of Taliban fighters were killed in US air strikes and a gun battle in western Afghanistan after... More ››

March 27, 2012
A man smokes in his car in London

WASHINGTON: The U.S. Supreme Court said on Monday it will not hear an appeal by R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co... More ››

March 22, 2012
File photo of a man discarding a cigarette butt outside a construction site in Central

NEW YORK: Michael Bloomberg’s charitable foundation will commit US$220 million over the next four years to fight tobacco use... More ››

March 22, 2012

BAMAKO: Renegade Mali soldiers said today they had seized the presidential palace and arrested several ministers after a gunbattle... More ››