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Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Megaupload Data Could Be Erased This Week

All the data on Megaupload – legal or illegal – could be erased as soon as Thursday, Feb. 2, the Associated Press reports. The file storage website hires outside companies – Carpathia Hosting Inc. and Cogent Communications Group Inc – to store its users’ data.

60% OFF: iPhone 4 / 4S Silicon Horn Stand Speaker + Lizard Sticky Pad

You never need a reason to crank up your music, especially not when you've got a speaker as cute and convenient as the Silicon iPhone 4 / 4S Horn Stand Speaker.

It doesn't matter if you're listening to music or watching videos, this stand supports your iPhone 4 / 4S both vertically and horizontally so you wouldn't have to tired your arms out holding on to your phone.

'Assad, you'll die like Gaddafi': Rebels want off with Syria head

Syria's opposition have made a chilling pledge to the country's leader. They have vowed President Bashar Al Assad and his family will be killed like Libyan leader Colonel Gaddafi, saying he's lost the chance of a peaceful exit.

Unemployment and Jordan's youth

Jordan's unemployment rate is officially 15 per cent, but the problem is much worse among young people: Nearly one in three is jobless.

East Timor's Ramos-Horta to seek second term as president

East Timor president and Nobel Peace Laureate, Jose Ramos-Horta is to seek another five-year term in March elections. About 10 presidential hopefuls have now entered the race.

PKR gives MACC two weeks to act against NFC head

PKR has given the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) two weeks to arrest and charge National Feedlot Corporation (NFC) chairperson Mohamad Salleh Ismail over a bribery allegation.

Friday, 27 January 2012

Larger Anti-Lynas rally in Kuantan next month

A huge rally is to be held in Kuantan, Pahang, from 10am on Feb 26 to press for the "termination" of the Lynas Advanced Materials Plant project in the nearby industrial area of Gebeng.

Idealab CEO anticipates power crunch as gadget boom goes global

As iPhones and tablets go global, where will the world plug in? Idealab CEO Bill Gross is hard at work on finding the best solutions for renewable energy to fuel this worldwide technology boom.

Apple Overtakes Samsung As World’s Largest Smartphone Vendor In Q4

According to the latest report from Strategy Analytics, Apple has now overtaken Samsung to become the world’s largest smartphone vendor by volume. Apple achieved 23.9% market share during Q4 2011, narrowly beating out Samsung’s 23.5% share.

In addition, Apple shipped 37 million units in Q4, again going neck-and-neck with Samsung and its 36.5 million units shipped during the same time.

How to Stay Motivated and Avoid Slacking Off While Working From Home

If you have the opportunity to telecommute regularly, or even work from home every now and again, the temptation can be strong to just put your feet up and forget about work unless you have to check in occasionally and clear out your inbox or dial in to a meeting.

Occasional slacking is fine, but there's no faster way to get your remote work privileges revoked than to keep that up. Here's how to resist the urge and stay motivated, even if there's no one looking over your shoulder....continue reading...

Thursday, 26 January 2012

Putting a human cost on the iPad

Foxconn employees run for safety after a fatal explosion last May.
(Credit: YouTube)
A day after Apple announced record profits, a new report provides a detailed look at the conditions that workers at its suppliers in China have had to endure.

The company, which reported $13 billion in profits yesterday, has been plagued by reports of long hours, unsafe working conditions, and physical punishment of employees in factories that make parts for its popular devices. Dozens have been injured and a handful killed in explosions and other accidents at the plants.

Stone balls to knock passengers off Indonesian train roofs

Concrete balls have been hung over Indonesian railway lines to knock fare-dodging train-surfers off the roofs of carriages. Report by Sam Datta-Paulin.

A rocket star is born

The family of European rockets is growing. The next one is the youngest, called Vega and will be launched from Europe's Spaceport in French Guiana.

'First Lady of Shopping' reported to MACC

PKR-linked NGO Jingga 13 lodged a report with the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Agency (MACC) today, urging it to investigate allegations that the prime minister's spouse Rosmah Mansor is a profligate shopper, while holidaying in Australia.

Wednesday, 25 January 2012

KL shares easier at midday

Share prices on Bursa Malaysia were easier at midday today on renewed concerns over the eurozone debt crisis, dealers said.

At 12.30pm, the FBM KLCI lost 2.51 points to 1,520.15 after opening 1.04 points higher at 1,523.7.

Some 502.88 million shares worth RM566.31 million changed hands with losers leading gainers 305 to 271.

Google Privacy no more?

Google announced changes to its privacy policies that will allow the web giant to merge user data collected across multiple services, an update that promises to renew scrutiny over Google's privacy practices.

The new privacy policies go into effect on March 1.Users have no choice but to accept the changes, except, of course, to stop using Google's services.

Manchester City dispute costs Carlos Tevez $14 million US

Photo by Andrew Yates, AFP/Getty Images
The Associated Press reported today that the lengthy holdout between Manchester City and wayward striker Carlos Tevez has ended up costing no one except the player, who has allegedly had to forgo nine million pounds ($14 million US) in fines or lost wages because he refuses to play for the club.

The Argentinian has allegedly forgone 1.2 million pounds for travelling without permission to Argentina; missed out on 1.7 million in wages over the past two months; and forfeited a six-million-pound “loyalty bonus” that would have been paid out had he stayed at the club.

Kampung Baru amok motive may never be known

KUALA LUMPUR (Jan 24, 2012): Police are yet to acertain what sparked off the aggression of a 34-year-old ex-convict who went amok and held a 10-year-old girl hostage for five hours at her house at Kampung Baru on Monday.

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Guide to Afghanistan: The Adventures of a KL-ite (Part 7 of 10)

Zan Azlee, a Malaysian KL-ite journalist who has lived all his life in non-conflict zones, travels to Afghanistan to see if he can come up with the best travel guide for the country. With no idea what he is getting himself into, he dodges suicide bombers and IEDs, and even gets embedded with the army, to plan out the best tourist route in Afghanistan.

Windows 8: Why the coming beta is likely to be labeled the 'consumer preview'

Summary: The coming Windows 8 beta is looking more and more like it will be called the “consumer preview.” Why the change in nomenclature?

Is Microsoft going to position the coming Windows 8 beta as a “consumer preview”? And if so, why?

Anonymous's Operation Global Blackout: ' Facebook will be next , January 28'

"While it is true that Facebook has at least 60,000 servers, it is still possible to bring it down." These are the words of the anonymous voice that purports to represent Anonymous in a video posted to YouTube today. "An online war has begun between Anonymous, the people, and the government of the United States," the narrator begins.

Monday, 23 January 2012

New economic regulations for 2012

New regulations kick in this year. Will they protect or inhibit economic growth? Reuters Wealth Editor Lauren Young talks expectations with Robert Auwaerter,

Flash mob: Brickfields "Kolaveried"

Inspired by the worldwide success of "Kolaveri" flash mob, a group of 30 students from SEGI College mesmerized curious on lookers in Brickfields with their own brand of "Kolaveri" flash mob.

Sunday, 22 January 2012

Dutch teenager completes world solo-yacht trip

A Dutch teenager has completed a year-long solo journey around the world in a sailboat, arriving at the Carribbean island of St Maarten on board her vessel, named "Guppy". Dozens of people cheered as Laura Dekker, 16, pumped her fist into the air in celebration as she sailed past a drawbridge raised

Hungary anti-EU protest: 100,000 march in Budapest

Around 100,000 people rallied in Budapest on Saturday, organisers said, to support Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orban, who is under fire from Brussels and opponents at home over sweeping constitutional reforms.

UK Censorship: Silencing Press TV

In what's been called a clear example of censorship, British media regulator Ofcom has revoked Press TV's UK license and removed the news network from the sky platform. This edition of News Analysis looks at what repercussions this move will have on freedom of speech in the UK;

Saturday, 21 January 2012

UK bans Press TV: 'Iran getting closer to total isolation'

Britain has revoked the press license of Iran-based English language broadcaster Press TV, accusing it of violating press regulations. But some say the decision was really motivated by British geopolitical interests. The Office of Communications (Ofcom),

TripAdvisor’s Top U.S. Destinations on the Rise for 2012

Nashville, Tennessee, tops TripAdvisor’s list of U.S. destinations on the rise for 2012. (TripAdvisor traveler photo)
Still wondering where to head in 2012? If so, we’ve got you covered! Today, we released a list of TripAdvisor’s top 15 U.S. destinations on the rise for 2012, according to TripAdvisor travelers and editors. From Nashville, Tennessee to Scottsdale, Arizona to Santa Cruz, California – these destinations have all seen a significant increase in traveler reviews on TripAdvisor.com during the last year.

Take a peek at the list below and let us know which destination you’d like to explore:

Costa Concordia - Two Bodies Recovered

Scuba divers reportedly have found two more bodies on board the luxury liner that hit a reef off the Italian coast and listed over, bringing the death toll in the disaster to five people.

The divers found the bodies in the submerged part of the cruise ship, Costa Concordia, the Italian news outlet Ansa reported.

Still Want To Work On Board?

Has the recent and terrible Costa cruise ship disaster made you rethink a career at sea? It really shouldn’t. This kind of event is incredibly rare and, although the Captain didn’t use his training, the crew did. According to the reports, there wasn’t a pre-cruise safety drill where all the passengers are played the emergency announcements, shown their muster stations and even get to put on their life jackets.

Thursday, 19 January 2012

Lim Guan Eng dares Nor Mohamed to debate abolishing tolls

Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng has challenged Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Nor Mohamad Yakcop to a debate on why road tolls cannot be abolished. Lim said he is prepared to debate

Lim Guan Eng: 'Abolish tolls! '

DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng accused the Government of allowing several companies to reap huge profits from toll concessions.

Spy Who Stoned Me: #UK admits #British rock invasion

The UK has admitted for the first time that it was using a fake rock to spy on Russia six years ago. The chief of staff to the then British

Possibly the cutest baby panda? - Schoenbrunn Zoo, #Austria

Fu Hu the panda cub rolls around in the snow for the first time at Schoenbrunn Zoo in Austria. Report by Melissa Nathoo

Kodak goes bankrupt amid digital world of film

Eastman Kodak, the US-based company which brought photography to the masses over a century ago, has filed for bankruptcy protection after years of failing to become a profitable seller of modern consumer products.

Four Days in Guantanamo-Web Only

Video footage reveals a high-stakes game of cat and mouse between captor and captive at Guantanamo Bay prison.

Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Boing Boing editor speaks to Al Jazeera about SOPA and PIPA #blackout

Numerous US-based websites, including Wikipedia, Boing Boing and Reddit have gone offline as a protest against two US laws that they say limits important freedoms that the internet has brought people. The two laws are called the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA)

Lim Kit Siang: PR is ready for Malaysian Spring in GE 13

The DAP veteran leader, party adviser Lim Kit Siang present his speech at the 3rd Pakatan Rakyat Convention last Saturday,

Adam Adli: UPSI should have just expelled me

Student activist Adam Adli Abdul Halim courted controversy for defying the norm in challenging his peers to stand up for their voices to be heard. And for that he was booted out of his university for three whole semesters -

Kuin 5: Mahasiswa protes sikap membisu PAS

Kira-kira 20 pelajar membuat bantahan di luar ibu pejabat PAS hari ini sebagai membantah tindakan parti itu yang membisu berhubung tindakan menggantung lima orang pelajar Kolej Universiti Insaniah

Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Russian truck stuck in river 'cheats death'

A Russian truck driver refuses to give up after his vehicle gets stuck several feet deep in a river. Report by Sam Datta-Paulin.

Last Ponggal for Kampung Railway Sentul?

Kampung Railway Sentul has been in existence since 1885. The early settlers were made up of the earliest migrant workers from India to work on the Malayan railway, and their descendents are now facing eviction by the property developers which had bought the property from Keretapi Tanah Melayu.

‘Santa John’ arrested on child sex charges

APEX, NC (WBTV) – A Cary man known for playing Santa Claus was arrested Wednesday on child sex charges, WRAL reports. John Thomas Peters, 70, is facing allegations that he had inappropriate conversations with a 15-year-old girl online.

 According to WRAL, the teens mother called Apex Police and said Peters had been contacting her daughter through a modeling website. “My daughter had pictures on two modeling websites,” the mother of the alleged victim told WRAL News. The mother went on tell WRAL that her daughter started a conversation with Peter’s on December 29, who was using the screen name “Brad Taylor.” He reportedly told the teen he wanted to take pictures of her, WRAL reports.

Guy spent 16 Years, Built 6-Million-Matchstick Model

Bulgarian artist Plamen Ignatov, has dedicated the last 16 years of his life to making a detailed matchstick model of the Rila Monastery, from around 6 million matchsticks.

Now, we’ve posted a lot of impressive matchstick creations, from the model of Minas Tirith built by Patrick Anton, to the matchstick fleet of David Reynolds, but I don’t think I’ve ever seen such a detailed model. Just hearing that the artist spent 16 years working on it, one can tell he was seriously passionate about assembling this matchstick masterpiece, and after laying eyes on it, you understand why it took him so long.

The whole religious complex is incredibly detailed, with even the shingles realistically reproduced, and Ignatov even managed to fit a picture of Jesus into one of the walls, and painted religious figures on the wooden pavement of the monastery courtyard.

Saturday, 14 January 2012

UK seeks Saudi Arabia support to attack Iran?

British PM David Cameron has met with King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia - the UK's biggest trade partner and arms market in the Middle East. The gulf kingdom has been rattled by recent unrest in the Arab world - and has suppressed protests on home soil as well as elsewhere with ruthless force.

A rejuvenated Pakatan shapes up for battle

"I'm not tired," said Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng when told that a student representative during the debate session had complained that it was rather tiring to hear Pakatan Rakyat ranting about taking over Putrajaya.

Husam Musa: Kelantan govt to absorb state PTPTN debts once Pakatan in power

Kelantan exco member Husam Musa today announced that the Kelantan government will absorb all student loans (PTPTN) undertaken since 2005 once

Iran, Venezuela carry out joint projects

During the five past years, Iran and Venezuela have developed a number of projects led by Presidents Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Hugo Chavez. The close relationship between the two countries began when Ahmadinejad's

Qatar's emir suggests sending Arab troops to Syria

Sheikh Hamad says "some troops should go to stop killing" amid reports by activists of more deaths across the country.

25 Shi'ite pilgrims killed in Iraq suicide attack

A suicide bomber has killed up to 25 people in the latest attack on Shi'ite pilgrims in Iraq. It happened near Basra at the end of Arbain, one of the main holy days in the Shi'ite calendar. Some reports said the bomber was disguised as a policeman.

What's at stake in Taiwan's elections?

How will the results of Taiwan's January 14th presidential elections affect U.S.-China relations?

Raw Video: Stolen Car in China Hits 13 Vehicles

The driver of a stolen car in China hit 13 other vehicles while trying to evade police. Chinese State CCTV reports that the driver was arrested and charged with endangering public safety. (Jan. 13)

Anwar Ibrahim: After the Sodomy Trial (Special Highlight))

Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim has been cleared of sodomy charges, which he says were meant to kill off his political career.

Anwar Ibrahim: 'I'm not worried whether they appeal or not'

Opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim is not concerned whether the prosecution makes an appeal or not on his acquittal in the sodomy charge against him.

Brutal death: Kugan's mother claims RM100mil in damages

The mother of Kugan Ananthan who suffered a "brutal death" in police custody filed a RM100 million civil suit for damages against the government and police today.

US unemployment : Job seekers remove tattoos to find work

In the US, one in four people between the ages of 18 and 50 has at least one tattoo. With unemployment at nine per cent, for many the desperate search for a job now includes having those tattoos removed.

The booming of game industry despite high unemployment in US

The US economy is still struggling with high unemployment, but one sector is booming - the gaming industry. It has led to many of the brightest graduates exploring careers not in traditional fields like engineering or medicine, but in making games. Rob Reynolds reports from Los Angeles.

Shias go on pilgrimage despite deadly attacks

Millions of Shia muslims are converging on the holy city of Karbala in southern Iraq for an annual pilgrimage, despite the dangers of traveling there after dozens have already died in targeted bomb attacks this year. Two years ago one of the deadliest attacks ever on Shia pilgrims took place.

Myanmar releases 200 political prisoners

Myanmar has released at least two hundred political prisoners - the latest in a series of prisoner amnesties. Among those freed are some of Myanmar's most famous political activists and ethnic minority leaders, some of whom have been locked up for years..

Thursday, 12 January 2012

Re-Occupy Wall Street: Protesters back in Zuccotti Park

Protesters are back in New York's Zuccotti Park - the symbolic birthplace of the Anti-Wall street movement where it all started almost four months ago.

Laporan polis terhadap kos guaman MAIWP

PKR dan Jingga 13 buat laporan polis desak Menteri di Jabatan Perdana Menteri, Datuk Seri Jamil Khir Baharom dan dua lagi disiasat melakukan jenayah pecah amanah terhadap penggunaan wang zakat Majlis Agama Islam Wilayah Persekutuan. Camera/Editing: Tan Jiun Wuu

Relations with China dominate Taiwan vote

Taiwan's President Ma Ying-jeou held a media conference ahead of Saturday's election, claiming that he is the only candidate in the race that can continue Taipei's strong and beneficial relationship with main land China. Speaking to mainly foreign journalists on Thursday,

Video allegedly showing US Marines urinating on Taliban dead

The US military is investigating this video, which appears to show American Marines in Afghanistan urinating on the bodies of dead Taliban fighters. Report by Mark Morris.

Afghan Taliban: abuse video will not stop peace talks

There has been anger in the Taliban stronghold of Kandahar at a video appearing to show US troops urinating on the dead bodies of insurgents in Afghanistan.

Digging In: Foraging with Orang Temuan Part 1

Host Tan Kel-Vin meets up with a Orang Temuan family and learns what is edible in the forest. He ends up cooking the edible plants that he shares with the family.

Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Umno veteran: Sodomy verdict alone not sufficient

INTERVIEW While BN leaders are proudly trumpeting that Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim's acquittal has proven that the judiciary is fair and independent, a former minister and Umno veteran begged to differ.

Student activist charged with obstructing police

A 22-year-old Universiti Malaya student activist claimed trial in the Kuala Lumpur magistrate's court today with obstructing police officers in their duty.

Sodomy II: Saiful's father pleads with AG to appeal

The father of Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan today pleaded with the attorney-general to appeal the acquittal of Anwar Ibrahim on a sodomy charge.

'Obama has no balls to shut Gitmo for good'

Ten years ago America's infamous prison Guantanamo Bay locked up the first 20 detainees accused of terrorism. Seven hundred suspects have passed through since, many allegedly being abused and tortured there, almost none getting a trial.

Greeks voice anger at Ehud Barak visit

Ehud Barak is the fourth Israeli official to visit Athens since former US Federal Reserve banker Loukas Papademos was appointed prime minister of Greece two months ago.

Guantanamo Tunisians return home

It has been ten years since the United States began operating the Guantanamo Bay Detention Center in Cuba. The facility was set up after the September 11 attacks in 2001 - and since then has been marred by controversy, as suspects remain in limbo without trial.

49er Fans Ask 'Who's Got It Better Than Us?'

San Francisco 49er fans are gearing up for the teams first playoff appearance in a decade when they host New Orleans on Saturday. As Haven Daley reports, a hip hop artist has created a new unofficial anthem catching on throughout the Bay Area. (Jan. 11)

Tuesday, 10 January 2012

France and Germany push controversial Tobin tax

The idea of taxing financial transactions has resurfaced with both Paris and Berlin agreeing such a levy in the EU should be imposed.

Atomic Games: Nuclear hide'n'seek in Iran

Iran launches a new uranium enrichment facility after threatening to shut down a vital oil supply route in the Gulf, sparking warnings of military action from the US.

Iran sentences American ex-Marine to death for spying

American Amir Mirzai Hekmati, who also holds Iranian citizenship, has been sentenced to death by a judge in Iran for spying for the CIA, local media reported on Monday. ­

Switzerland's central bank chief resigns

The Swiss National Bank chairman has resigned abruptly, bowing to a public uproar over his private currency deals. Philipp Hildebrand's decision comes just as a Swiss parliamentary committee is preparing to grill him behind closed doors.

Polish prosecutor shoots self after presser

A Polish military prosecutor has shot himself in the head after cutting short a news conference in what appeared to be a dramatic protest in a turf war between Poland's civilian and military prosecution services.

Kosovo-born Muslim man Charged in Fla. Bomb Plot

A Kosovo-born Muslim man was charged with plotting to attack crowded locations around Tampa, including nightclubs and a sheriff's office, with a car bomb, assault rifle and other explosives, federal authorities said Monday. (Jan. 9)

Citizen's death sentence heightens US-Iran tensions

The US is calling on Iran to immediately free the man it has sentenced to death for spying. This after Iran's Revolutionary Court ruled Amir Hekmati had spied for the US Central Intelligence Agency and he has 20 days to appeal.

Monday, 9 January 2012

Himpunan 901 dicemari letupan bom, pergelutan

Hanya sekitar 50 orang penyokong Saiful Bukhari Azlan -- pengadu dalam kes Liwat II -- hadir dalam perhimpunan di kawasan Masjid Wilayah Persekutuan ketika mahkamah menyampaikan keputusan perbicaraan melibatkan Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim hari ini.

Adam Adli suspended for three semesters

Student activist Adam Adli Abdul Halim has been suspended for three semesters over charges of damaging the reputation of Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris (UPSI).

DPM: Malaysia confident of positive growth

Deputy Prime Minister says Malaysia is confident the economy will remain stable and see positive growth this year.

Iran's President, Ahmadinejad rallies support in Venezuela

Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has arrived in Venezuela at the start of a tour of Latin American countries.

Syrian defectors 'buying weapons from army

Al Jazeera has gained exclusive footage from inside Syria of the army defectors fighting to topple President Bashar al-Assad's government.

Twenty-storey building implodes in Texas (video)

A demolition crew bring down a twenty-storey building in Houston, Texas, producing this spectacular video. Report by Mark Morris.

NY demonstrators call for US police accountability

If a picture is worth a thousand words -- then what are these worth? Press TV's Hank Flynn reports from New York.

Pakistan sets new conditions to resume cooperation with US

The local media reports that under new terms of bilateral and multilateral engagements with the US and the NATO, the Parliamentary Committee has linked the restoration of Islamabad's cooperation with the permanent halt to the US drone strikes in country's tribal areas, a clear guarantee not to breach Pakistan's sovereignty again, an agreement to transfer civil nuclear technology to come out of energy crises and a greater access of Pakistani products to the US and European markets.

Press TV's Javed Rana reports from Islamabad.

Terror Testimony: 'Give Arab League more time to crack Syria'

Hundreds of civilians have reportedly been killed by government troops in Syria since the first Arab League observers arrived last month, and on Friday, dozens died in a Damascus suicide bombing the regime is blaming on terrorists.

Political analyst Sara Marusek from Syracuse University in Beirut told RT that it is not yet time for intervention from organizations like the United Nations, and that criticisms of the Arab League monitors as futile are premature.

901 Rally: Five hurt in explosions at KL court complex

Kuala Lumpur police chief DCP Mohamad Salleh said five people suffered minor injuries in three explosions at the vicinity of the Jalan Duta court complex Monday morning.

Interview: Anwar Ibrahim acquitted in sodomy case

Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim has been acquitted in a surprise end to a politically-charged sodomy trial. The popular leader has called the trial a government bid to cripple his opposition ahead of upcoming polls.

Supporter reaction on Anwar Ibrahim acquitted

Sodomy II: Anwar not guilty

KUALA LUMPUR: The High Court on Monday acquitted Opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim of the charge of sodomising his former aide Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan.

Justice Mohamad Zabidin Mohd Diah said that after going through the evidence, the court could not be 100% certain the integrity of the DNA samples was not compromised.

He said as such, the court was left only with Saiful's testimony, which was uncorroborated, and was reluctant to convict based entirely on this.

Read chronology at The Star..

Anwar Rally: Nurul Izzah rallies the supporters

The final ceramah roadshow before today's verdict on the sodomy trial of PKR de facto Leader, Anwar Ibrahim, daughter and party VP Nurul Izzah rallies the 5,000 strong crowd at the Sultan Sulaiman Club in Kampung Baru.

901 Rally: Press waits outside court complex

The press is made to wait outside the gates of the Jalan Duta court early Monday morning waiting the verdict on whether Opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim sodomised his former aide Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan three years ago.

Tan Seng Giaw and Husam Musa at final ceramah

DAP national vice-chairman and Kepong MP and PAS vice-president Husam Musa at the final roadshow ceramah before Anwar Ibrahim's sodomy trial verdict.

901 Rally: Anwar Supporters gather at carpark

PKR's Subang MP R. Sivarasa, Datuk S. Ambiga and A. Samad Said arrive at the Jalan Duta court. Meanwhile, police are thoroughly checking the bags of those going into the court complex.

Malaysian man dies in Jakarta hotel room after overdosing on sex stimulant

JAKARTA: A Malaysian man was found dead in a hotel room here early Sunday and police believe his death was due to an overdose of a sex stimulant.

Anwar says will make trip to India, Turkey after sodomy verdict

HULU TERENGGANU: Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim has indicated that he will take a trip to India after the court verdict Monday.

"Insyallah (God willing), my wife and I will leave for Mumbai after the court delivers its decision in the morning," the Opposition leader said at his ceramah in Kampung Gaung, Kuala Berang here Saturday night.

901 - Tian Chua dakwa Rakyat mesti Turun Jalan Raya tuntut Hak

KUALA LUMPUR 9 Jan. - Rakyat tidak lagi boleh mempercayai sistem kehakiman Negara yang telah dicabul demi kepentingan politik.

Sunday, 8 January 2012

Miracle escape after woman's bungee cord snaps in Africa

A woman survives after she plunges into crocodile infested waters on the borders of Zimbabwe and Zambia when her bungee cord snaps. . Report by Katie Lamborn.

Peniaga, penduduk bantah perobohan pasar besar TTDI

Anwar Ibrahim refuses to entertain RPK

Anwar Ibrahim expects to score big in Sabah

As news of a split in Sabah Umno gains wider attention, there is no one more happy about the development than Pakatan Rakyat leader Anwar Ibrahim.

Sharing his excitement over what he sees as "a positive" development in the Land Below the Wind, Anwar told Malaysiakini in an interview that Pakatan would pick up "a substantial" number of seats in the state.

Raw Video: USCG Icebreaker Aids Russian Tanker

A US Coast Guard icebreaker is escorting a Russian tanker trying to get a large shipment of fuel products to Nome, Alaska. Unless the tanker gets through, Nome will likely run short of fuel supplies before another delivery is made this spring. (Jan. 7)

US community creates alternative healthcare model for lower income group

A community in the US state of Maine has created an alternative healthcare model in order to support those who cannot afford costly health insurance. Like a labour-bartering economy, residents work in order to receive healthcare credits.

Al Jazeera's John Terrett reports from Falmouth, Maine.

Grounded Cargo Ship Breaks Apart on New Zealand Reef

A cargo ship grounded off the New Zealand coast for months has split into two pieces after being lashed by pounding seas. The disaster is sparking fears a fresh oil spill could wash ashore, maritime officials said. (Jan. 7)

Video: Nurul Izzah at Bukit Gasing

Friday Jan 6 at Bukit Gasing was one of the stops in Anwar Ibrahim's roadshow before the verdict of 'Sodomy II' on Monday Jan 9th.

DAP’s Bollywood drama - The Star

The stand-off between the “warlord” and the “godfather” in Penang is a signal that the DAP will have to grapple with ambitious politicians who will go all out to be picked as candidates for the general election.

The issue was sparked off by a Tamil press report where Dr Ramasamy had reportedly indicated that DAP might field three Indian women in the next general election. It is actually a good idea and might even be a game-changer for the party among Indian voters. Some even suggested it was Guan Eng himself who had asked him to look out for credible Indian candidates.

Eleven die in New Zealand hot air balloon crash

A hot air balloon has crashed in rural New Zealand killing all 11 people aboard. The balloon came down near a small town 150 kilometres north of the capital Wellington. Witnesses described seeing 10 metre high flames rising from the balloon's basket before it plummeted to the ground. The balloon hit power lines as it fell, causing power cuts in the local area.

France's First Lady Carla Bruni rejects charity misconduct claims

Carla Bruni-Sarkozy has rejected claims of financial irregularities linked to her charity work. In 2008, France's First Lady signed up as an ambassador for The Global Fund to Fight Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria. She also has her own charitable foundation.

Reporting that France is a big contributor to the Global Fund, weekly magazine, Marianne, claims the Geneva-based body paid 2.7 million euros towards Bruni's philanthropic activities and to 'several agencies' belonging to a friend of the ex-model.

Rights group slams Libya visit by Sudan's Bashir

Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir, wanted on genocide charges by the International Criminal Court, is in Libya to hold talks with its post-Gaddafi leaders. The visiting leader openly backed the uprising that ousted the late Colonel, who had himself supported anti-government rebels in Sudan.

Russian church head calls for dialogue after protests

Russia's Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has been urged to respond to mass protests against last month disputed parliamentary election. In an interview to mark Christmas Day in the Russian Orthodox Church, Patriach Kirill urged authorities to be more open in the face of growing concerns over vote-rigging allegations.

"If the authorities remain insensitive to protests, then that is a very bad sign: a sign that the authorities are incapable of adjusting themselves.

German: 'Shoe' protesters urge president to quit

It is a sign of contempt from the Arab world. But it was in Germany, outside the presidential palace, that footwear was flashed to say the man in office must go. Saturday's shoe-waving sit-in was the latest sign of pressure on President Christian Wulff, dogged by a private loan scandal, although he looks determined to stay put.

Boy Adopts Rare Bear in Colombia (Video)

A Colombian boy who found a so-called spectacled bear cub near his remote rural home looked after it for weeks until his parents finally called the authorities. Vets said the three-month old female cub was in good health thanks to the boy. (Jan. 7)

Flash-mob protests segregation of women in Israel

No comment tv- A crowd of 250 women formed a flash-mob in Beit Shemesh in Israel on Friday to protest against the segregation of women in the state.

Colourful parade as journey of the three kings re-enacted in Spain

Revellers gathered in the Spanish capital Madrid on Thursday evening to watch the traditional parade marking the eve of the Epiphany

Video of massive train collision and fire in Indiana

Three freight trains collided in a rural part of the U.S. state of Indiana, starting a fire and injuring two of the six crew members involved. One of the trains, carrying mostly empty ethanol tanks, was stationary when it was hit in the back by another. A third then ran into derailed carriages on the parallel track. Local officials said there was no spill of any hazardous material from the wreck. Nevertheless, they ordered the evacuation of several dozen houses near the crash site as a precaution.

Sumbangsih Cup 2012 - Kelantan 1 - 2 Negeri Sembilan

Malaysia: Sumbangsih Cup 2012. Kelantan vs Negeri Sembilan at Bukit Jalil National Stadium

Texas Teen Deported to Colombia Back Home

A Texas teen who was deported to Colombia after claiming to be an illegal immigrant was returned to the United States. (Jan. 7)

Saturday, 7 January 2012

Anwar Ibrahim super confident of Putrajaya takeover

INTERVIEW Having given a string of interviews this week, one would think that PKR de facto leader Anwar Ibrahim would run out of things to say.

But meeting with Malaysiakini for an interview yesterday, Anwar was chatty and upbeat, hardly betraying the slightest apprehension over the sodomy trial verdict due to be delivered on Monday.

Full Story: http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/185867

Aziz Bari masih timbang peluang sertai politik

Monday, 2 January 2012

Mayan timekeeper says end of Mayan calendar does not mean end of the world

A Regina man who trained as a Mayan timekeeper says the end of the ancient Mayan calendar does not mean the end of the world.

Dec. 21, 2012 marks the end of the 5,125-year-long Mayan Long Count calendar.

Do you have change for a million-dollar bill?

LEXINGTON, N.C. (AP) – Do you have change for a million-dollar bill?

Police say a North Carolina man insisted his million-dollar note was real when he was buying $476 worth of items at a Walmart.

Investigators told the Winston-Salem Journal that 53-year-old Michael Fuller tried to buy a vacuum cleaner, a microwave oven and other items. Store employees called police after his insistence that the bill was legit, and Fuller was arrested.

The largest bill in circulation is $100. The government stopped making bills of up to $10,000 in 1969.

Fuller was charged with attempting to obtain property by false pretense and uttering a forged instrument. He is in jail on a $17,500 bond, and it isn’t clear if he has an attorney. He is scheduled to be in court Tuesday.