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  • Thousands of well-wishers escort the hearse carrying Karpal Singh’s casket along Penang Road, George Town April 20, 2014. — Picture by K.E.

    Thousands of well-wishers escort the hearse carrying Karpal Singh’s casket along Penang Road, George Town April 20, 2014. — Picture by K.E. Read More

  • Family members and relatives of Karpal Singh sit beside his casket at Dewan Sri Pinang in George Town April 20, 2014. — Picture by Saw Siow

    Family members and relatives of Karpal Singh sit beside his casket at Dewan Sri Pinang in George Town April 20, 2014. — Picture by Saw Siow Read More

  • Well-wishers queuing outside Dewan Sri Pinang in George Town to pay their last respects to Karpal Singh on April 20, 2014. — Picture by K.E.

    Well-wishers queuing outside Dewan Sri Pinang in George Town to pay their last respects to Karpal Singh on April 20, 2014. — Picture by K.E. Read More

  • A group of mourners in the funeral procession carry DAP party flags, posters of Karpal Singh, April 20, 2014. Picture by K.E. Ooi

    A group of mourners in the funeral procession carry DAP party flags, posters of Karpal Singh, April 20, 2014. Picture by K.E. Ooi Read More

  • Members of the public paying their last respects to Karpal Singh in George Town April 20, 2014. — Picture by Saw Siow Feng

    Members of the public paying their last respects to Karpal Singh in George Town April 20, 2014. — Picture by Saw Siow Feng Read More

  • Governor of Penang, TYT Tun Abdul Rahman Abbas, paying his last respects to Karpal Singh in George Town April 20, 2014. — Picture by K.E Ooi

    Governor of Penang, TYT Tun Abdul Rahman Abbas, paying his last respects to Karpal Singh in George Town April 20, 2014. — Picture by K.E Ooi Read More

  • A well-wisher puts a flower under the casket in Dewan Sri Pinang, April 20, 2014. — Picture by K.E. Ooi

    A well-wisher puts a flower under the casket in Dewan Sri Pinang, April 20, 2014. — Picture by K.E. Ooi Read More

  • DAP party members distribute posters of the late Karpal Singh at Dewan Seri Pinang in George Town April 20, 2014. — Picture by K.E. Ooi

    DAP party members distribute posters of the late Karpal Singh at Dewan Seri Pinang in George Town April 20, 2014. — Picture by K.E. Ooi Read More

  • Relatives consoling Karpal Singh’s grieving widow, Gurmit Kaur (centre, in black) at the Bukit Gantung crematorium, April 20, 2014. — Pictur

    Relatives consoling Karpal Singh’s grieving widow, Gurmit Kaur (centre, in black) at the Bukit Gantung crematorium, April 20, 2014. — Pictur Read More

  • Well-wishers snap pictures of Karpal’s funeral cortege as it heads towards the Bukit Gantung crematorium, April 20, 2014. — Picture by K.E.

    Well-wishers snap pictures of Karpal’s funeral cortege as it heads towards the Bukit Gantung crematorium, April 20, 2014. — Picture by K.E. Read More

April 20, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR, April 20 — A major with the Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) was arrested last week in San Angelo, Texas in the United States for attempting to smuggle a pistol he had bought from a gun show back to... Read more

In Karpal’s funeral march, a celebration of his life (VIDEO)

By Opalyn Mok
April 20, 2014

GEORGE TOWN, April 20 — The tens of thousands who thronged the streets of Penang for Karpal Singh’s funeral today were a testimony to the Malaysian Malaysia the lawyer, lawmaker and DAP leader sought to build in the 73 years of his life. United in their grief, the mourners wept and wailed the loss of their “Tiger of Jelutong”. The air... Read more

Crowds of well-wishers wait for Karpal’s funeral cortege to pass by
A section of the massive turnout for the late Karpal Singh’s funeral is seen outside the Penang High Court in George Town as the cortege inches forward towards the Penang State Legislative Assembly on Light Street, April 20, 2014 — Video by Opalyn Mok. Read More

Pfizer reported considering US$100b bid for AstraZeneca

April 20, 2014

LONDON, April 20 — US pharmaceutical giant Pfizer has approached British rival AstraZeneca to propose a £60 billion (US$101 billion; RM326.3 billion) takeover, Britain’s Sunday Times reported. The paper cited senior investment bankers and industry sources saying that informal conversations about a deal had taken place between the two but... Read more

The motoring world is Beijing bound, for Auto China 2014, which opened April 20, 2014, with all the industry’s premium makers revealing ambitious programmes in the world’s biggest motor market, amid concerns on environment and growth. — Reuters pic

The motoring world is Beijing bound, for Auto China 2014, which opened April 20, 2014, with all the industry’s premium makers revealing ambitious programmes in the world’s biggest motor market, amid concerns on environment and growth. — Reuters pic Read More

Ramsey, Podolski shine in Arsenal stroll

April 20, 2014

KINGSTON UPON HULL, April 20 — Lukas Podolski scored twice as Arsenal claimed an important 3-0 victory at Hull City today in his side’s quest for a top-four finish and FA Cup success. In a preview of next month’s FA Cup final at Wembley, Arsenal scored an important psychological edge over Steve Bruce’s team after Aaron Ramsey shot them in front. German forward Podolski then added two goals in the space of eight minutes, either side of... Read more

Two killed by bomb inside Bahrain car, ministry says (VIDEO)

April 20, 2014

MANAMA, April 20 — Two people were killed in a car that blew up in a mainly Shi’ite village in Bahrain yesterday, and the interior ministry said the initial investigation showed that a homemade bomb had detonated inside the vehicle. In a separate incident, the ministry said a bomb wounded three civil defence officials as they were putting... Read more

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad visits Maaloula town, northeast of Damascus, April 20, 2014, in this handout photograph released by Syria’s national news agency SANA. — Reuters  pic

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad visits Maaloula town, northeast of Damascus, April 20, 2014, in this handout photograph released by Syria’s national news agency SANA. — Reuters pic Read More

Danish website turns homes into take-away restaurants

April 20, 2014

COPENHAGEN, April 20 ― A Danish website is turning private homes into take-away restaurants by letting users advertise what they are cooking, when and for what price. “Sometimes I only put one serving up for sale, sometimes up to 20. It depends on what I'm making and how much time I have,” said Ana Teresa Salas, a 32-year-old consultant... Read more

A man receives a meal at a Good Friday Easter event sponsored by the Los Angeles Mission to help the homeless and near-homeless of Skid Row in Los Angeles, California, April 20, 2014. — Reuters  pic

A man receives a meal at a Good Friday Easter event sponsored by the Los Angeles Mission to help the homeless and near-homeless of Skid Row in Los Angeles, California, April 20, 2014. — Reuters pic

What Western and Asian travellers can’t leave home without

April 20, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR, April 20 — A survey that looks at the travel habits of 50,000 people around the world has revealed that Western and Asian globetrotters have different priorities when it comes to travel necessities. When asked in an Agoda.com survey to identify the one item they couldn’t travel without, 45 per cent of Asian respondents said... Read more

People in historic knight costumes ride near Brodnica, northern Poland, to reach the Vatican on April 27, 2014, to mark the canonisation of Polish Pope John Paul II. — Reuters pic

People in historic knight costumes ride near Brodnica, northern Poland, to reach the Vatican on April 27, 2014, to mark the canonisation of Polish Pope John Paul II. — Reuters pic

Can scientists identify what sets artists’ brains apart?

April 20, 2014

NEW YORK, April 20 — Can artists’ imagination and creativity be explained through biology? Possibly. A study published in the journal NeuroImage indicates that their brains show structural differences from those of non-artists. Researchers scanned the brains of 21 art students and 23 students in other disciplines using a method known as... Read more

Men of the German Slavic minority Sorbs, dressed in traditional clothes, ride horses during a ceremonial parade near the village of Ralbitz, northeast of Dresden, April 20, 2014. — Reuters pic

Men of the German Slavic minority Sorbs, dressed in traditional clothes, ride horses during a ceremonial parade near the village of Ralbitz, northeast of Dresden, April 20, 2014. — Reuters pic

In the driving seat: China’s yuppies are new market force for global automakers

April 20, 2014

SHANGHAI, April 20 — Global automakers are scrambling to meet the demands of China’s young urban professionals, who want a car that makes them stand out, yet don’t always have the money to splurge on a top-end model. After nearly two decades of frenzied growth driven mainly by the very wealthy, China’s auto market is maturing, yet remains... Read more

Daimler board member responsible for greater China, Hubertus Troska, at the world premiere for the Mercedes Benz C-Class Long Wheelbase at Auto China 2014 in Beijing April 20, 2014. — Reuters pic

Daimler board member responsible for greater China, Hubertus Troska, at the world premiere for the Mercedes Benz C-Class Long Wheelbase at Auto China 2014 in Beijing April 20, 2014. — Reuters pic Read More

Mourning and memories in Garcia Marquez’s languid hometown

April 20, 2014

ARACATACA, April 20 — The sleepy Colombian town that was Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s birthplace and inspired him to write “One Hundred Years of Solitude” mourned its Nobel Prize-winning author with music, candles and flowers. A day after Garcia Marquez’s death, his cousin Nicolas Ricardo Arias leafed through dog-eared photographs and recalled... Read more

Britain’s Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, signs the First Fleet Bible and Prayer Book in the company of Prince William and Archbishop of Sydney Glenn Davies (right) after Easter Sunday service at St Andrews Cathedral in Sydney, April 20, 2014. — Reuters pic

Britain’s Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, signs the First Fleet Bible and Prayer Book in the company of Prince William and Archbishop of Sydney Glenn Davies (right) after Easter Sunday service at St Andrews Cathedral in Sydney, April 20, 2014. — Reuters pic Read More

Sony’s PS4 outsells Microsoft’s Xbox One in March (VIDEO)

April 20, 2014

April 18 — Bloomberg’s Mia Saini reports on the state of the video game market and how Sony’s PS4 outsold Microsoft’s Xbox One game console in the US for the last three months. She speaks to Rishaad Salamat on Bloomberg Television’s “On The Move Asia.”  — Bloomberg

Bloomberg Video: Sony tops game console sales with PS4
Bloomberg’s Mia Saini reports on the state of the video game market and how Sony’s PS4 outsold Microsoft’s Xbox One game console in the US for the last three months. — Bloomberg Read More

The latest from the stars in ‘Celebrity Scoop News’ (VIDEO)

April 20, 2014

LOS ANGELES, April 20 — Check out the latest from the stars in ‘Celebrity Scoop News’ After his divorce from Katie Holmes in 2012, Tom Cruise has struck up a relationship with ‘Orange Is The New Black’ actress and fellow Scientologist Laura Prepon and it’s apparently the talk of Tinseltown, with a source even saying that “it’s clear Tom is... Read more

AFP Video: Orange is the New Black: Season 2 Official Trailer
Netflix’s attitude-filled behind-bars series is back for a new season with the fearless inmates of Litchfield Prison. Starring Taylor Schilling and Jason Biggs, it is set to hit screens on June 6. — AFP-Relaxnews Read More