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As Pakatan chasm grows, Kit Siang pines for Nik Aziz

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May 24, 2015

KUALA LUMPUR, May 24 — DAP’s Lim Kit Siang today burst into eulogy for late PAS spiritual leader Datuk Niz Aziz Nik Mat, whom he said would not have allowed ties within... Read more

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Report: Malaysia could be jettisoned from TPPA over human trafficking record

May 24, 2015

KUALA LUMPUR, May 24 — Malaysia’s dire record on people smuggling may be used by a US lawmaker to derail talks in the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA), the Huffington Post reported. While the White House is on the verge of securing the fast-track approval it needs to push ahead with the long-delayed free-trade deal,... Read more

MMOTV: We speak to one of the participants of MMO’s millennial dating survey
Choo May Kuen, 29, one of the 60 participants of an online millennial dating survey conducted from March 27, 2015 to April 9, 2015, tells Malay Mail Online what she thinks of the survey results. — Video by Shufiyan Read More

Struggling BlackBerry announces new round of layoffs

May 24, 2015

MONTREAL, May 24 — BlackBerry is laying off an unspecified number of workers around the world as the struggling smartphone manufacturer tries to make its device business profitable. The Canadian company, based in Waterloo, Ontario, said the cuts will impact those working on the software, hardware and applications side of the business. “As... Read more

Bloomberg Video: Rent this cool townhouse in New York…for US$79k per month
The market for super-high-end rentals is booming, with plenty of enticing options for tenants of every taste. This five-story townhouse is on the market for US$21,900 (RM78,884) a month and features multiple terraces, wood-burning fireplaces and the largest private garden in New York City. — Bloomberg Read More

Ahead of Barca showdown, Allegri challenges Juve to play ‘flawlessly’

May 24, 2015

TURIN, May 24 — Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri has warned against the "deadly" ball-passing of Barcelona as the Italian champions turn their focus to the Champions League final following their final home game of the season yesterday. The Turin giants welcomed Napoli to Juventus Stadium and after overwhelming Rafael Benitez's visitors 3-1, offered fans a tickertape celebration three days after securing their first double since 1995... Read more

Indonesia launches search and rescue effort for migrant boats

May 24, 2015

JAKARTA, May 24 — Indonesia has begun search and rescue operations for stranded migrant boats carrying Bangladeshis and ethnic Rohingya from Myanmar, an official said today, after it dropped a hardline policy of refusing them sanctuary. Jakarta sparked international outrage by turning away vessels filled with desperate migrants, among... Read more

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The world marches against Monsanto

  • Demonstrators participate in a protest march against Monsanto, the world

    Demonstrators participate in a protest march against Monsanto, the world's largest seed company, in Paris, France, May 24, 2015. — Reuters pic Read More

  • Demonstrators hold banners during a protest march against Monsanto Co, the world

    Demonstrators hold banners during a protest march against Monsanto Co, the world's largest seed company, in Santiago city, May 24, 2015. — Reuters pic Read More

  • Demonstrators participate in a protest march against Monsanto, the world

    Demonstrators participate in a protest march against Monsanto, the world's largest seed company, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, May 24, 2015. — Reuters pic Read More

  • People participate in a protest march against Monsanto Co, the world

    People participate in a protest march against Monsanto Co, the world's largest seed company, in Lima, Peru, May 24, 2015. — Reuters pic Read More

  • A demonstrator holds up a tortilla during a protest against Monsanto Co, the world

    A demonstrator holds up a tortilla during a protest against Monsanto Co, the world's largest seed company, in Mexico City, Mexico May 24, 2015. — Reuters pic Read More

  • A demonstrator, wearing a mask, holds up a placard during a protest march against Monsanto Co, the world

    A demonstrator, wearing a mask, holds up a placard during a protest march against Monsanto Co, the world's largest seed company, in Santiago city, May 24, 2015. — Reuters pic Read More

  • A demonstrator wearing a mask holds up a painted corn during a protest march against Monsanto Co, the world

    A demonstrator wearing a mask holds up a painted corn during a protest march against Monsanto Co, the world's largest seed company, in Santiago city, May 24, 2015. — Reuters pic Read More

  • Demonstrator take part during a protest against Monsanto Co, the world

    Demonstrator take part during a protest against Monsanto Co, the world's largest seed company in Bogota, May 24, 2015. — Reuters pic Read More

  • Demonstrators take part during a protest against Monsanto Co, the world

    Demonstrators take part during a protest against Monsanto Co, the world's largest seed company in Bogota, May 24, 2015. — Reuters pic Read More

  • Demonstrator take part during a protest against Monsanto Co, the world

    Demonstrator take part during a protest against Monsanto Co, the world's largest seed company in Bogota, May 24, 2015. — Reuters pic Read More

In search of Thai food: 3 under-the-radar places in KL and PJ

By Lee Khang Yi
May 24, 2015

KUALA LUMPUR, May 24 — When it comes to hunting down under-the-radar spots, I often see it as an edible adventure of sorts. Most times it is mediocre, sometimes it is inedible and then you hit the jackpot and find great grub that makes you want to return again and again. Most importantly, it gets interesting when you start talking to... Read more

Often considered a red meat, duck meat is darker and tougher than the soft tenderness of chicken but if cooked in just the right temperature, it will be just as tender. — Picture by K.E. Ooi

Often considered a red meat, duck meat is darker and tougher than the soft tenderness of chicken but if cooked in just the right temperature, it will be just as tender. — Picture by K.E. Ooi Read More

Cannes: Film festival readies to close the curtains

May 24, 2015

CANNES, May 24 — After nearly two weeks of showing stirring, sleek and thought-provoking movies — and a couple of duds — the Cannes Film Festival ends today with an awards night to declare the winner of its coveted Palme d’Or. US directing duo the Coen brothers head a jury of top actors and filmmakers chosen to decide which of the 19... Read more

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Eurovision Song Contest 2015

  • Singer Ann Sophie representing Germany performs the song

    Singer Ann Sophie representing Germany performs the song 'Black Smoke' during the final of the 60th annual Eurovision Song Contest In Vienna, May 24, 2015. — Reuters pic Read More

  • Electro Velvet representing the United Kingdom perform the song

    Electro Velvet representing the United Kingdom perform the song 'Still In Love With You' during the final of the 60th annual Eurovision Song Contest In Vienna, May 24, 2015. — Reuters pic Read More

  • Singer Bojana Stamenov representing Serbia performs the song

    Singer Bojana Stamenov representing Serbia performs the song 'Beauty Never Lies' during the final of the 60th annual Eurovision Song Contest In Vienna, May 24, 2015. — Reuters pic Read More

  • Singer Guy Sebastian representing Australia performs the song

    Singer Guy Sebastian representing Australia performs the song 'Tonight Again' during the final of the 60th annual Eurovision Song Contest In Vienna, May 24, 2015. — Reuters pic Read More

  • Singer Maria Elena Kyriakou representing Greece performs the song

    Singer Maria Elena Kyriakou representing Greece performs the song 'One Last Breathe' during the final of the 60th annual Eurovision Song Contest In Vienna, May 24, 2015. — Reuters pic Read More

  • Singer Aminata representing Latvia performs the song

    Singer Aminata representing Latvia performs the song 'Love Injected' during the final of the 60th annual Eurovision Song Contest In Vienna, May 24, 2015. — Reuters pic Read More

  • Singer Edurne representing Spain performs the song

    Singer Edurne representing Spain performs the song 'Amanecer' during the final of the 60th annual Eurovision Song Contest In Vienna, May 24, 2015. — Reuters pic Read More

  • The band Boggie representing Hungary performs the song

    The band Boggie representing Hungary performs the song 'Wars For Nothing' during the final of the 60th annual Eurovision Song Contest In Vienna, May 24, 2015. — Reuters pic Read More

  • Singer Nina Sublatti representing Georgia performs the song

    Singer Nina Sublatti representing Georgia performs the song 'Warrior' during the final of the 60th annual Eurovision Song Contest In Vienna, May 24, 2015. — Reuters pic Read More

  • Singer Mans Zelmerloew representing Sweden celebrates winning the final of the 60th annual Eurovision Song Contest in Vienna, Austria May 24, 2015. — Reuters pic

    Singer Mans Zelmerloew representing Sweden celebrates winning the final of the 60th annual Eurovision Song Contest in Vienna, Austria May 24, 2015. — Reuters pic Read More

2015 Hilux sets new benchmarks for light trucks

By YS Khong
May 23, 2015

KUALA LUMPUR, May 23 — We don’t know when it will get here, but the next generation Toyota Hilux was simultaneously unveiled a couple of days ago in Australia and Thailand. The fact that it has been revealed in Thailand means that it is production-ready, so we can expect it to hit our shores before the end of this year. Toyota has always been... Read more

Cleveland policemen block the street outside the Justice Center following a not guilty verdict for Cleveland police officer Michael Brelo on manslaughter charges in Cleveland, Ohio, May 24, 2015. — Reuters pic

Cleveland policemen block the street outside the Justice Center following a not guilty verdict for Cleveland police officer Michael Brelo on manslaughter charges in Cleveland, Ohio, May 24, 2015. — Reuters pic Read More

#KLigraphy workshops: A quest to revive calligraphy

By Lydia Koh
May 24, 2015

PETALING JAYA, May 24 — The touch of ink on paper, hand-written letters and penmanship. Who in this digital age cares about this anymore? Only people in art school, design studios and the creative industry still use pens, pencils and brushes. Now, we are more accustomed to the sound of keyboard strokes or the almost silent taps on back-lit... Read more

Extreme 'makeover'
A video of a South Korean woman removing make-up from half her face has gone viral. Viewers were shocked by the extreme difference between her left and right eye once the make-up came off. Read More

Has Google’s dominance peaked?

May 24, 2015

WASHINGTON DC, May 24 — As Google faces an antitrust probe from European regulators, some analysts are questioning whether the California tech giant’s dominance has already peaked. While Google remains one of the world’s biggest companies with overwhelming dominance of Internet search, its prospects are less rosy in a tech landscape rapidly... Read more

NYT Video: Top 3 apps to help track your water usage
Many people are looking for ways to keep track of their water consumption. New apps like Vizsafe, Drip Detective and Dropcountr can help you save water and save money. — New York Times Read More

Five landmarks to live for

By Vivian Chong
May 24, 2015

KUALA LUMPUR, May 24 — These five mega architectural projects that are either undergoing construction or being rebuilt after severe damage are still some way from completion but promise to be worth the long wait for. Sagrada Familia, Barcelona Barcelona was Antonio Gaudi’s playground, where the surrealist architect built some of his most... Read more

A dancer takes part in the Copenhagen Carnival parade May 24, 2015. — Reuters pic

A dancer takes part in the Copenhagen Carnival parade May 24, 2015. — Reuters pic

When the rapist doesn’t see it as rape — Nicholas Kristof

May 24, 2015

NEW YORK, May 24 — Brian Banks was one of America’s best high school football players when, in 2002, at age 16, he was accused of rape. The accuser, Wanetta Gibson, said Banks had forced her into a stairway at their high school in California and raped her. Expelled from school and then later convicted of rape, Banks served more than five... Read more

Picture released May 24, 2015 shows Ethiopian people reading newspapers a day before the country goes into a general election in the capital Addis Ababa. — Reuters pic

Picture released May 24, 2015 shows Ethiopian people reading newspapers a day before the country goes into a general election in the capital Addis Ababa. — Reuters pic