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Lawyers: Not wrong for Nancy to ask AG review on Ibrahim Ali decision

Hong Kong’s ‘Umbrella Movement’ sing Liverpool anthem
Liverpool Football Club’s anthem “You’ll Never Walk Alone” has become the most recent addition to a protest soundtrack by Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters. Read More

BY BOO SU-LYN
October 21, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 21 ― De facto law minister Nancy Shukri has the right to request the Attorney-General (AG) to reconsider his decision not to prosecute Datuk Ibrahim Ali over his alleged threat to burn Christian bibles,... Read more

Zahid: Illegal gambling centres believed to be funding some Perak politicians

October 21, 2014

PUTRAJAYA, Oct 21 ― Some politicians in Perak are believed to be financed with proceeds earned from illegal gambling centres in the state, namely Kuala Sepetang, Bagan Panchor and Pulau Kuala Sangga. Home Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said although the politicians concerned were not directly involved, they were believed funded... Read more

A woman shops for flower garlands ahead of Deepavali celebrations in Kuala Lumpur, October 21, 2014. ― Reuters pic

A woman shops for flower garlands ahead of Deepavali celebrations in Kuala Lumpur, October 21, 2014. ― Reuters pic

Zuckerberg, Facebook file bogus ownership suit against US lawyers

October 21, 2014

NEW YORK, Oct 21 — Facebook Inc and Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg sued DLA Piper LLP and other lawyers they claim colluded with Paul Ceglia in a fraudulent multibillion-dollar claim to half the social network. Facebook and Zuckerberg yesterday sued four firms and nine lawyers who represented Ceglia in the lawsuit he filed in... Read more

Former UBS banker Raoul Weil (second left), who is on bail on tax charges, departs federal court with wife Susan Lerch Weil (third left) in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, October 21, 2014. — Reuters pic

Former UBS banker Raoul Weil (second left), who is on bail on tax charges, departs federal court with wife Susan Lerch Weil (third left) in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, October 21, 2014. — Reuters pic

Despite one-man disadvantage, Felda defeats star-studded JDT 4-3

October 21, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 21 — Felda United continued its impressive form in the Malaysia Cup competition by edging star-studded Johor Darul Ta’zim (JDT) 4-3 in a seven-goal Malaysia Cup first leg semifinal thriller at the Selayang Stadium, near here last night. Felda United who beat former champions Selangor in the quarterfinals, will play the second leg at the Larkin Stadium in Johor, reputed to be the fortress of JDT, on Oct 25. In a match... Read more

When online dating goes bad! Women trying to sneak into date’s house gets stuck in chimney

October 21, 2014

THOUSAND OAKS (Los Angeles), Oct 21 — US firefighters rescued a woman from a chimney after she became stuck while allegedly breaking into the home of a man she met online, reports said yesterday. TV footage showed emergency personnel dismantling the chimney brick-by-brick to reach the woman, stuck eight feet down, according to local... Read more

Pro-democracy demonstrators protest at Parliament Square in London October 21, 2014.  A deepening sense of impasse gripped Hong Kong as pro-democracy protests entered their fourth week, with the government having limited options to end the crisis. — Reuters pic

Pro-democracy demonstrators protest at Parliament Square in London October 21, 2014. A deepening sense of impasse gripped Hong Kong as pro-democracy protests entered their fourth week, with the government having limited options to end the crisis. — Reuters pic Read More

Gingersnap cookie-flavoured spread, at-home beer brewing kits win food innovation awards

October 20, 2014

TOKYO, Oct 20 — An at-home beer brewing kit, seaweed spaghetti and solid vinegar flakes could be coming to a grocery store near you, after winning awards at a major food innovation competition in Paris, an international event billed as a launching pad for many of the popular food trends that end up on consumer plates around the world. Of... Read more

Learn how to cook a pork belly with Chef Ariane Daguin and Tony Maws
Ariane joins Chef Tony Maws in the kitchen at Craigie on Main in Cambridge, MA for a session with pork belly. Ariane shows how to make easy bacon hors d'ouevres (including one with duck bacon), and a French pizza, while Tony grills tender slices of pork belly in this installment of Back of the House with Ariane.

Amy Poehler to produce religious comedy show for NBC

October 21, 2014

LOS ANGELES, Oct 21 — The actress will produce a new series set in a church community for the American network, according to Deadline. In her next project for NBC, Amy Poehler is developing a comedy on a young, agnostic woman who inherits a church and gets to know its community of strong-willed characters. The untitled series is written... Read more

AFP Video: Coldplay announces ‘Ghost Stories' concert film
The British band has announced it'll be releasing a concert film in physical and digital formats on November 24, accompanying the release with a live album recorded during shows in support of "Ghost Stories." — AFP/Relaxnews Read More

Audi RS 7 Sportback driverless car polishes a lap at Hockenheim (VIDEO)

October 20, 2014

HOCKENHEIM, Oct 20 — The German manufacturer demonstrated a driverless concept ahead of the DTM German Touring Car Championship finals in Hockenheim, Germany yesterday. The autonomous Audi RS 7 completed an entire lap of the track at race speed without a human pilot behind the wheel. To navigate its way around the track, the car uses... Read more

Head of the development team Markus Klein sits inside the electric car

Head of the development team Markus Klein sits inside the electric car 'Visio.M' of the technical university of Munich (TUM) during an official presentation in Garching north of Munich October 21, 2014. — Reuters pic

Dyson comes out with new bacteria-killing humidifier (VIDEO)

October 21, 2014

TOKYO, Oct 21 — Launching in Japan, Dyson’s newest product claims victory over the principal problem with humidifiers: they’re bacteria breeding grounds. Using the brand’s Ultraviolet Cleanse technology, the Dyson Humidifier exposes the water in its basin to its ultraviolet light, killing 99.9 per cent of bacteria. Dyson’s new product not... Read more

Dyson comes out with new bacteria-killing humidifier (VIDEO)
Launching in Japan, Dyson’s newest product claims victory over the principal problem with humidifiers: they’re bacteria breeding grounds. — AFP/Relaxnews Read More

New affordable wearable tracker in the works

October 21, 2014

WASHINGTON, Oct 21 — Based on the expectation that access to personal fitness and well-being data shouldn’t be a luxury, Pivotal Living has created an affordable system that costs just US$12 (RM36.70) for the wearable device and a one-year membership to its app’s services. The system allows users to track their calories burned, daily active... Read more

Next Media Video: Italian designers create 'jellyfish' to clean rivers
To alleviate water pollution in the rivers of Rome, Italian designers Sara Bianchetti and Leonardo Graziano have designed a floating device that doubles as a water filter and trash bin. — Reuters Read More

Lonely Planet: Singapore, Washington top destinations in 2015

October 21, 2014

LONDON, Oct 21 ― The year 2015 will belong to destinations like Singapore, Washington DC and the Gallipoli Peninsula in Turkey, each for reaching milestone anniversaries and presenting globetrotters with unique experiences and the “wow” factor, say travel experts at Lonely Planet. In their newest edition of “Best in Travel 2015” ― their... Read more

Tourists pose for a selfie in front of the Dome of the Rock on the compound known to Muslims as Noble Sanctuary and to Jews as Temple Mount, in Jerusalem

Tourists pose for a selfie in front of the Dome of the Rock on the compound known to Muslims as Noble Sanctuary and to Jews as Temple Mount, in Jerusalem's Old City October 21, 2014. ― Reuters pic

American-born Chinese author and translator Sha Boli dead at 98

October 20, 2014

BEIJING, Oct 20 — Sidney Shapiro, a famed US-born translator who was one of the few Westerners to gain Chinese citizenship and become a member of a high-level parliamentary body, died on the weekend in Beijing, his granddaughter said. He was 98. Shapiro was born in New York in 1915 and first came to China in 1947, having been selected by... Read more

Chef Kelsey Nixon signs her book at her book signing session at the Grand Tasting presented by ShopRite featuring KitchenAid® culinary demonstrations presented by MasterCard during the New York City Wine & Food Festival at Pier 94 on October 21, 2014 in New York City. — AFP pic

Chef Kelsey Nixon signs her book at her book signing session at the Grand Tasting presented by ShopRite featuring KitchenAid® culinary demonstrations presented by MasterCard during the New York City Wine & Food Festival at Pier 94 on October 21, 2014 in New York City. — AFP pic