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US cautions crackdown in Myanmar could radicalize Muslims

Daily Mail - ‎15 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON (AP) - It's a scene straight out of Myanmar's dark past: a military offensive waged beyond world view that forces ethnic minority villagers from the smoldering ruins of their homes.
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After Umno assembly, Najib on 'solid ground' for GE14

Malay Mail Online - ‎54 minutes ago‎
Umno President Datuk Seri Najib Razak shares a light moment with Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi (left) and Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein (centre) during the 2016 Umno General Assembly at Putra World Trade Centre in Kuala Lumpur December 3, ...
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The Latest: City started investigating warehouse weeks ago

Daily Mail - ‎54 minutes ago‎
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - The Latest on a deadly fire in a converted warehouse in Oakland, California (all times local):. 3:35 p.m.. The city of Oakland started investigating nearly three weeks ago whether people were illegally living in a warehouse ...
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Castro ashes arrive in revolution's cradle for burial

Free Malaysia Today - ‎16 minutes ago‎
After a nine-day mourning period, the remains will be interred during a private ceremony at the Santa Ifigenia cemetery, where the 19th-century independence hero Jose Marti is buried.

How Faiz scored the wonder goal, who is Puskas?

New Straits Times Online - ‎Dec 2, 2016‎
KUALA LUMPUR: It all started on Feb 16, this year at a Super League match against Pahang, when Penang's Mohd Faiz Subri's effort which appeared to have defied physics, left the goalkeeper rooted to the ground as the ball curled from an impossible angle ...

Foreign workers in Malaysia squeezed by ringgit slide

The Straits Times - ‎Dec 1, 2016‎
There are estimated to be 2.2 million unregistered or illegal workers in Malaysia. Employers propose tapping the refugee population to help ease the stresses on the workforce.
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Liow: BN has mechanism to decide on Cabinet portfolios

Free Malaysia Today - ‎15 hours ago‎
PETALING JAYA: MCA President Liow Tiong Lai says the Barisan Nasional has a mechanism to make decisions, in the wake of a proposal from an Umno lawmaker for the transport ministry portfolio, which Liow holds, to be given to Umno.
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MCA Youth: It's Umno's 'extremist' talk that's pushing Chinese away

Malaysiakini (subscription) - ‎14 hours ago‎
The Chinese community rejects BN because of slanderous remarks from Umno leaders, and not because MCA failed to engage with opposition party DAP, argued MCA Youth.
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Nab bribe givers, not takers, says Umno delegate

Free Malaysia Today - ‎18 hours ago‎
KUALA LUMPUR: Those who offer bribes are the ones the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission should go after, said an Umno delegate today. This, explained Negeri Sembilan delegate Syamsul Amri Ismail, was because with no offer on the table, there ...
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15 minutes later I heard the terrible news, says wife of slain Penang businessman

The Star Online - ‎14 hours ago‎
GEORGE TOWN: Businessman Datuk Ong Teik Kwong was on his way home to have dinner with his wife on the mainland when he was shot dead allegedly by his bodyguard on Tun Dr Lim Chong Eu Expressway on Thursday night.
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Indonesian police plane crashes with 15 on board

The Straits Times - ‎2 hours ago‎
Search and rescue operations were under way off Batam island yesterday after a twin-engine aircraft operated by the Indonesian police crashed with 15 people on board.
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Thailand's new king makes first public appearance

GMA News - ‎1 hour ago‎
BANGKOK - Thailand's new king on Friday made his first public appearance since ascending the throne the previous day, ending a period of uncertainty since the death of his father, King Bhumibol Adulyadej, on Oct. 13.

National scene: Lawmakers unfazed by plan to occupy House

Jakarta Post - ‎Dec 1, 2016‎
House of Representatives deputy speaker Agus Hermanto has expressed confidence that the anticipated large-scale demonstration on Friday in Jakarta will not compromise the safety of the legislative institution's compound.
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Some US conservatives praise Trump over Taiwan phone call

Free Malaysia Today - ‎16 minutes ago‎
Trump's conversation with Tsai on Friday broke decades of US diplomatic policy, risking a serious rift with China by calling into question one of Beijing's self-described "core interests" -- the "One China" policy.
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Hostages safe in Paris Chinatown armed robbery, thief on the run

Malay Mail Online - ‎22 hours ago‎
Armed French police secure a street near the travel agency where a gunman has taken hostage about half a dozen people in what appears to be a robbery, a police source said, in Paris December 2, 2016.
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GST, rising prices take centre stage

The Star Online - ‎Dec 2, 2016‎
RISING prices and complaints about the Goods and Services Tax (GST) did not escape the attention of the Umno General Assembly. Kedah delegate Datuk Abdullah Hasnan Kamaruddin called for the setting up of a dedicated GST Board to collect and ...
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Mcdonald's Announces New Developmental Licensee For M'sia & Singapore - ‎16 hours ago‎
KUALA LUMPUR: McDonald's Corporation today announced Lionhorn Pte. Ltd as the Developmental Licensee (DL) for its Malaysia and Singapore markets.

Malaysian-grown fragrant rice to help reduce imports

The Rakyat Post - ‎15 hours ago‎
Mardi Wangi 88 rice - a new type of padi variety that will be marketed in six months' time - is expected to reduce the import of fragrant rice from neighbouring countries.
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OPEC Announces Production Cuts, but 3 Big Questions Remain

Motley Fool - ‎6 hours ago‎
Members of the OPEC cartel have agreed to cut production -- but the long-term impact of this decision on oil prices remains to be seen.
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Toyota Prius Death Is Only A Matter Of Time - ‎8 hours ago‎
Electric vehicles are becoming very popular and today they offer a range in excess of 300 miles. This means that the death of the Toyota Prius is only a matter of time as it isn't going to be able to compete.
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2017 CR-V Review Finds Honda Has A Winner In Its Hands

Carscoops (blog) - ‎6 hours ago‎
Being its second best-selling model in the U.S. market, and the overall leader in its segment, makes the CR-V a very important model for Honda.
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Swedish police choose Volvo V90 as new patrol car…

Practical Motoring - ‎Dec 2, 2016‎
The Volvo V90 has scored 9.2 out of 10 in Swedish police tests, setting the highest-ever score… it will join the force early next year.
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Orders For The Discontinued Dodge Viper Will Reopen Before Year End

CarBuzz - ‎Dec 1, 2016‎
It was a truly sad day when the Dodge Viper, one of America's most renowned sports cars, was discontinued by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles last month.

Where's the report, OCM asks Masoc

Malay Mail Online - ‎7 minutes ago‎
Olympic Council of Malaysia president Tunku Tan Sri Imran Tuanku Ja'afar (centre) at the OCM executive council meeting at Wisma OCM, February 3, 2016.
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Brazilian tragedy unites the soccer world in sorrow

Los Angeles Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
There was supposed to be a soccer game in Medellin, Colombia, last Wednesday. Instead Atletico Nacional and thousands of its fans filed into a packed stadium to pay homage to the Brazilian club they were scheduled to play.

In Morocco's Fez, world's oldest library holds gems

Sin Chew Jit Poh - ‎17 hours ago‎
Nestled in a labyrinth of streets in the heart of Morocco's ancient city of Fez, stands the world's oldest working library.
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Trump should not encourage politics in church

Huffington Post - ‎6 hours ago‎
In previous columns, I've made clear when I disagree with Pope Francis. But the pope was absolutely right when he called out the “virus of polarization and animosity“ that is beginning to permeate the church.
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Crowds throng Zouk's final party in Jiak Kim St

The Straits Times - ‎2 hours ago‎
After 25 years at its iconic Jiak Kim Street location by the Singapore River, nightlife institution Zouk opened its doors there for the last time last night.
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Who's a good boy? Most popular Oregon dog names include Max, Lucy, Tucker

Pamplin Media Group - ‎15 hours ago‎
Nationally, top dog names were Max and Bella. The 100th best dog names were Walter and Xena. (Image is Clickable Link) PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP FILE PHOTO - A survey by Rover This will make your tail wag: The top dog names in Portland are Max and ...

'End in Sipadan' diving excursion launched

The Borneo Post - ‎6 hours ago‎
KOTA KINABALU: The Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Environment (MOTAC) on Friday launched the 'End in Sipadan' diving excursion campaign here, in a bid to woo local and foreign divers to explore the best diving sites in Sabah.
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Human ancestor Lucy spent much of her time in trees: study

Sin Chew Jit Poh - ‎12 hours ago‎
Lucy, the ancient ancestor of modern humans, probably spent at least a third of her day nesting in trees, a new research shows. By Jean-Louis SANTINI.

Eric Bristow - the 1970s dinosaur whose views are shared by 'macho' males

ChronicleLive - ‎2 hours ago‎
It's a curiously shaped beast, big of gut, thinning of hair, large of nose and small of brain. It blunders around aimlessly, often bumping into people and making offensive noises yet is never quite sure as to why it causes offence.

Climate change will stir 'unimaginable' refugee crisis: experts

Malaysia Sun (press release) - ‎8 hours ago‎
PanARMENIAN.Net - We hear about the continued effects of climate change all the time, but The Guardian reports military experts have another warning, Egadget said.

After decades of research, why is AIDS still rampant? - ‎3 hours ago‎
About the same number will become infected tomorrow, and the same number the day after that. While it is true that two-thirds of people living with HIV are in sub-Saharan Africa, HIV is a disease of the vulnerable and the poor everywhere.
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'Bad boy' pharma chief Shkreli mocks Aussie student achievements

GMA News - ‎1 hour ago‎
SYDNEY, Australia - "Bad boy" pharmaceutical chief Martin Shkreli, who raised the cost of an HIV drug by 5,000 percent, has mocked a group of Sydney school students who recreated the life-saving medicine on the cheap.
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What Stephen Hawking learned from Brexit and Donald Trump

Christian Science Monitor - ‎Dec 2, 2016‎
The world-renowned physicist has criticized both the election of Donald Trump and the British vote to leave the European Union as 'outpourings of crude populism.
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CATHIE DRAINE: 'Tis the season for a good book

Rapid City Journal - ‎16 hours ago‎
December is a month that gardeners generally sit and watch amaryllis or paper white bulbs grow, or they dwell in anguished anticipation of the first seed catalog.

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