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Despite alleged police violence, #KitaLawan says rallies to go on

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March 27, 2015

KUALA LUMPUR, March 27 — Organisers of the #KitaLawan rally series refused today to call off their events for tonight and tomorrow, despite last night’s run-in with the... Read more

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PKR MP held for sedition over #KitaLawan rally circular

March 27, 2015

KUALA LUMPUR, March 27 — PKR lawmaker Rafizi Ramli was arrested today for sedition over a circular he had distributed related to tomorrow’s #KitaLawan rally, his party said. PKR communications chief Fahmi Fadzil said in a statement that Rafizi, who is also PKR vice-president, is being detained by the police at his service centre in Pandan... Read more

Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton in pictured in action during practice at the F1 Malaysian Grand Prix at the Sepang International Circuit, Kuala Lumpur, March 27, 2015. — Reuters pic

Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton in pictured in action during practice at the F1 Malaysian Grand Prix at the Sepang International Circuit, Kuala Lumpur, March 27, 2015. — Reuters pic Read More

South Korea expects its infrastructure firms to benefit from China-led bank

March 27, 2015

SEJONG, March 27 — South Korea hopes its infrastructure companies will benefit from the country joining the China-backed Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), the finance ministry said today. Shares in some South Korean iron and steel products makers rose sharply, partly on hopes for new orders when the AIIB is operational and... Read more

A worker operates the drill at the Rosneft company owned Suzunskoye oil field in Siberia, Russia March 27, 2015. — Reuters pic

A worker operates the drill at the Rosneft company owned Suzunskoye oil field in Siberia, Russia March 27, 2015. — Reuters pic

Swimmer Park apologises for failed doping test: he didn’t know what the injection was

March 27, 2015

SEOUL, March 27 — South Korea’s Olympic swimming champion Park Tae-hwan choked back tears today as he apologised for a failed doping test that led to an 18-month ban from the sport, and said he wished he could turn back time and do things differently. Swimming’s governing body FINA handed out the ban on Monday at a hearing in Switzerland after the 25-year-old had tested positive for testosterone ahead of the Asian Games in... Read more

Woman charged with scamming Boston bombing victims fund

March 27, 2015

BOSTON, March 27 — A Boston woman has been indicted with fraudulently obtaining US$8,000 (RM29,500) from the fund set up for victims of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, and thousands more from other fundraising, officials said yesterday. Investigators found that Joanna Leigh, 41, was at the Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013 when two bombs... Read more

Flowers and candles surround the memorial with the inscription in four languages, ‘In memory of the victims of the air disaster of March 24, 2015’ in the village of Le Vernet, March 27, 2015. — Reuters pic

Flowers and candles surround the memorial with the inscription in four languages, ‘In memory of the victims of the air disaster of March 24, 2015’ in the village of Le Vernet, March 27, 2015. — Reuters pic Read More >view gallery

Taco Bell declares war against McDonald’s with eyebrow-raising ad campaign (VIDEO)

March 27, 2015

NEW YORK, March 27 — Taco Bell’s latest offensive in the fast food war is a cold one. To promote the launch of its latest menu, Taco Bell has released an eyebrow-raising ad that depicts its arch rival, McDonald’s, as Routine Republic, a Communist, dystopian state ruled by a Stalin-esque clown — a darker version of Ronald McDonald. The... Read more

Three women eat their lunch at New York’s Times Square on March 27, 2015. — AFP pic

Three women eat their lunch at New York’s Times Square on March 27, 2015. — AFP pic

I’m now older and wiser, says Dustin Hoffman on aging

March 27, 2015

LOS ANGELES, March 27 ― Dustin Hoffman has opened up about the greatest parts to aging. The 77-year-old actor is widely thought of as one of the most respected actors in Hollywood, with roles in classic movies such as “The Graduate” and “Rain Man” under his belt. And as Dustin gets older, he feels his brilliance increasing. “There are... Read more

Cover Media Video: ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ to premiere at Cannes
The new action blockbuster “Mad Max: Fury Road” will receive its red carpet premiere at the Cannes Film Festival on May 14, just one day before it opens to the rest of the world. Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron star. — Cover Media Read More

Latest auto technology touted at Vancouver show

March 27, 2015

VANCOUVER, March 27 — If driverless cars cruising streets safely is no longer a dream for car lovers, then puffing nothing into the atmosphere but a little bit of water exhaust is another dream of environmentalists just around the corner. Here at the 95th annual Vancouver International Auto Show, car lovers tend to drool over sleek designs,... Read more

Locals prepare to tow a car away from the mud at Copiapo city, Chile March 27, 2015. — Reuters pic

Locals prepare to tow a car away from the mud at Copiapo city, Chile March 27, 2015. — Reuters pic

Pope Francis meets — and feeds — homeless on private visit to Sistine Chapel

March 27, 2015

VATICAN CITY, March 27 — Pope Francis made a surprise personal visit to 150 homeless people on a special tour of the Sistine Chapel yesterday, in the latest nod to his vision of creating a church for the poor. Francis greeted the visitors in the chapel where he was elected pope during a private viewing of its ceiling frescoes painted by... Read more

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Facebook building fleet of giant drones to provide global web access

March 27, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO, March 27 — Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg yesterday proclaimed the successful test of a wide-winged, solar-powered drone built to deliver wireless Internet service to remote spots. The test flight of a drone prototype dubbed “Aquila” took place in Britain and was considered a milestone in an internet.org project to bring... Read more

Planning to leave Facebook? Watch this video
For some reason, people seem to always make a big fuss about leaving Facebook. When they finally do, they tend to make a large post explaining that they’ve had enough. College Humor pokes fun at all those people in this new sketch, titled If People Left Parties Like They Leave Facebook. Read More

Russia’s ambitious superhighway could connect London to New York

March 27, 2015

MOSCOW, March 27 — Russia has unveiled ambitious plans to build a superhighway that, in theory, could make it possible to drive from London on one end to New York on the other. According to a report by The Siberian Times, the head of Russian Railways is asking the government to seriously consider his project dubbed the Trans-Eurasian Belt... Read more

Chinese tourists visit Wat Phra Kaeo (Emerald Buddha Temple) in Bangkok March 27, 2015. — Reuters pic

Chinese tourists visit Wat Phra Kaeo (Emerald Buddha Temple) in Bangkok March 27, 2015. — Reuters pic Read More

Charlie Hebdo to be honoured with literary award in May

March 26, 2015

PARIS, March 26 — A prominent US literary society devoted to freedom of expression is to honor French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo with an award at a New York gala in May. PEN American Center said that Charlie Hebdo film critic and essayist Jean-Baptiste Thoret would accept the award for freedom of expression on behalf of the magazine... Read more

A teacher walks past library books laid out to dry in the sun after the roof of the school library (right) was blown away by Cyclone Pam last week in Port Vila, the capital city of the Pacific island nation of Vanuatu, March 27, 2015. — Reuters pic

A teacher walks past library books laid out to dry in the sun after the roof of the school library (right) was blown away by Cyclone Pam last week in Port Vila, the capital city of the Pacific island nation of Vanuatu, March 27, 2015. — Reuters pic