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NYT Video: 36 hours in North Carolina’s Chapel Hill
Collegiate Chapel Hill and free-spirited Carrboro offer a perfect combination of fine dining, fun bars and local music. ― New York Times Read More

May 28, 2015

KUALA LUMPUR, May 28 — Hong Kong pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong, a known Christian, would have brought his religious agenda here if he had been allowed into the... Read more

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Minister: Officials involved in human trafficking didn’t know about deaths

May 28, 2015

KUALA LUMPUR, May 28 — The government officials suspected of colluding with human traffickers who detained migrants in camps in Perlis were likely motivated by money and did not know about the killings, a minister said today. The Star Online also reported Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Shahidan Kassim as saying in... Read more

A Rohingya boy, Rofi Nasir Ahmed, 10, recites the Quran before performing Zuhur prayers at the Madrasah Muiin Al-Islam in Meru Klang, May 28, 2015. — Picture by Yusof Mat Isa

A Rohingya boy, Rofi Nasir Ahmed, 10, recites the Quran before performing Zuhur prayers at the Madrasah Muiin Al-Islam in Meru Klang, May 28, 2015. — Picture by Yusof Mat Isa Read More

Greek design picked for commemorative euro coin

May 28, 2015

BRUSSELS, May 28 — Greece's future in the euro may be in doubt, but the EU has nevertheless picked a Greek design for a special coin for the 30th anniversary of the bloc's official flag. With no discernible irony, the two-euro coin designed by Georgios Stamatopoulos of the Bank of Greece was chosen by 30 per cent of 100,000 voters in an... Read more

Bloomberg Video: Casino resorts the cure for Macau’s gambling slump?
At a time when Macau's gaming revenue is slumping, hotel and casino operators are investing in the future of Asia's biggest gambling hub. Galaxy Entertainment unwraps Phase Two of its planned US$13 billion (RM47.4 billion) Macau investment today. Bloomberg goes on the tour of the new Ritz-Carlton. ― Bloomberg Read More

Blatter rebuffs Platini and other calls to quit as FIFA scandal widens

May 28, 2015

ZURICH, May 28 — FIFA president Sepp Blatter rejected an emotional plea to resign from one of the world’s soccer greats today as the corruption scandal engulfing the game’s governing body drew warnings from sponsors and political leaders. As FIFA faced the worst crisis in its 111-year history, Michel Platini, the former French international who now heads UEFA, Europe’s soccer confederation, said he had told Blatter to go but the... Read more

US judge to sentence Boston bomber to death June 24

May 28, 2015

NEW YORK, May 28 ― Boston bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, a 21-year-old naturalised American of Chechen descent, will be formally sentenced to death in court on June 24, a US judge said today. Judge George O'Toole's sentencing comes after a jury decided unanimously that Tsarnaev should die for his role in the 2013 Boston Marathon attacks that... Read more

Next Media Video: US military accidentally sends live anthrax samples to labs
A US military facility in Utah mistakenly sent live anthrax bacteria to laboratories in nine US states and a US military base in South Korea, the Pentagon said yesterday. ― Reuters Read More

Ben & Jerry’s comes out with new, eco-friendly-themed flavour

May 28, 2015

SAN DIEGO, May 28 — Using adjectives like ‘chunky,’ ‘swirly’ and ‘euphoric,’ Ben & Jerry’s announced their latest flavour — ‘Save our Swirled’ yesterday. It’s part of a global campaign to activate ice cream lovers and the like, who Ben & Jerry’s hopes to lure with the raspberry-flavoured treat that’s swirled with marshmallow and blended... Read more

Bloomberg Video: Demystifying the bourbon — what’s really in your glass?
It’s a great time for America’s only true native spirit, but in between the unscrewing of bottles and the clinking of ice cubes lies the potential for a hangover: A lot of the bourbon you see out there isn’t what it purports to be. — Bloomberg

Tiger Translate hits Malaysian shores next month!

May 28, 2015

KUALA LUMPUR, May 28 ― Uncage the Tiger within you at Tiger Translate, the event where music and art come together with an aim to celebrate global creativity through the exposure to different cultures and experiences. The event will showcase talents from East and West as they present their artistic collaborations which include music, design... Read more

Jamie Foxx owns Jimmy Fallon on Wheel of Musical Impressions
Jimmy Fallon challenges Jamie Foxx to a game of random musical impressions, such as John Legend singing the Toys ‘R’ Us jingle. Read More

New Porsche Targa 4S, Cayenne Range launched with Porsche Centre opening

By YS Khong
May 28, 2015

KUALA LUMPUR, May 28 — Sime Darby Auto Performance (SDAP), the authorised importer of Porsche vehicles in Malaysia, launched the latest Porsche Targa 4S in conjunction with the opening of its new Porsche Centre in Sungei Besi today.  Situated just minutes from Kuala Lumpur’s central business area, the outlet is also within touching distance... Read more

Built at a cost of over RM16 million, the newly opened Porsche Centre Sungai Besi occupies a total built-up of 34,703 square feet and meets the latest global corporate and service standards set by the Porsche brand. — Picture courtesy of Porsche

Built at a cost of over RM16 million, the newly opened Porsche Centre Sungai Besi occupies a total built-up of 34,703 square feet and meets the latest global corporate and service standards set by the Porsche brand. — Picture courtesy of Porsche Read More

Uighur-Han marriages a reflection of China’s ethnic tensions

May 28, 2015

HOTAN (China), May 28 — It was not until late on her wedding day that Aygul told her parents she was even in a relationship. And they were furious. A year later, her Uighur father was still so angry she had chosen a Han husband he beat her up in a Beijing train station, stamping on her throat as he hurled insults. “They hounded me and... Read more

Bloomberg Video: Fun facts and a b-r-e-a-k-d-o-w-n on US' National Spelling Bee
It’s that time of year when word whizzes under 15 years old sweat it out on stage spelling words you didn’t even know existed. Bloomberg’s David Gura breaks down the Scripps National Spelling Bee. — Bloomberg

Moto Maker makes its way to China

May 28, 2015

WASHINGTON, May 28 — Motorola's online smartphone customisation platform will allow consumers in the world's biggest smartphone market to make their devices stand out. Already live in the US and Europe, Moto Maker lets users choose everything from internal capacity of a handset to the type of material used in its outer shell. In other... Read more

NYT Video: Explaining science...the smart and fun way!
Three apps that use videos and interactive features to help explain the principles of physics, chemistry and other scientific disciplines. — Then New York Times Read More

How to spend 36 hours in North Carolina’s Chapel Hill (VIDEO)

May 28, 2015

NEW YORK, May 28 ― Collegiate Chapel Hill and free-spirited Carrboro offer a perfect combination of fine dining, fun bars and local music. ― New York Times

NYT Video: 36 hours in Spain’s Bilbao
Beyond Bilbao’s Guggenheim museum, there’s much to explore, from Michelin-star restaurants and medieval streets, to a bar run by a world-class mixologist. — New York Times Read More

Shadowing an ex-spy whose cover is author

May 28, 2015

NEW YORK, May 28 — Jason Matthews is a retired spy but doesn’t look like one. He more nearly resembles a high school principal: Calm, patient, a little bland. The only clues to his former occupation — 33 years with the CIA — are his uncanny peripheral vision and his occasional use of terms like “ops” and “intel.” Matthews, 63, is also a... Read more

A preacher reading his bible walks next to the hearse of legendary guitarist BB King during a procession in honour of the blues musician in Memphis, May 28, 2015. — Reuters pic

A preacher reading his bible walks next to the hearse of legendary guitarist BB King during a procession in honour of the blues musician in Memphis, May 28, 2015. — Reuters pic