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Thursday, 29 November 2012

Peniaga Danau Kota: 'Mana pemimpin Melayu?'

enjaja Melayu kawasan Uptown Danau Kota sengsara dan merasa ditindas akibat tindakan DBKL menghalang mereka untuk meneruskan perniagaan di kawasan itu atas sebab 'Arahan dari atasan'.

Dutch Lady Malaysia looks forward to 2013 with new dynamic duo leading the way

DYNAMIC DUO: Image shows Surasak and Henze, the new dynamic duo both of whom is expected to lead and manage their enthusiastic teams to even greater business returns.

Tweets in court land French lawyers in hot water

Tweets in court land French lawyers in hot water

The pair are being investigated over a Twitter exchange which suggests they were frustrated with the pace of proceedings in an attempted murder case in a court in the Landes area of southwestern France.

Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Carla Bruni Supports Gay Marriage Plan In France

PARIS — France's former first lady Carla Bruni says she disagrees with her conservative husband Nicolas Sarkozy and supports a plan to allow gay marriage and adoption.

Olympics under threat: 200,000 protest oil wealth distribution bill in Rio

Hundreds of thousands of Rio de Janeiro’s citizens marched the streets in protest a law to leech the state’s oil wealth, redistributing it around Brazil. Rio slammed the bill, saying it will ‘cripple’ the state and endanger the 2016 Olympics.

Rajagopal hopes Malaysia will repeat magic of AFF 2010

PETALING JAYA: In 2010, the national football team went into the Suzuki Cup in dismal form.

They lost their warm-up matches to Oman (3-0) and Selangor (3-2) before suffering a 5-1 thumping at the hands of Indonesia in their Group A opener at the Gelora Bung Karno Stadium.

Monday, 26 November 2012

Lonesome George, the Galapagos giant tortoise, could be back

Blood tests prove that Lonesome George, the Pinta Island giant tortoise who died last year, was not the last of his kind. . Report by Katie Lamborn.

Barack Obama goes Christmas shopping with Sasha and Malia

President Barack Obama has been Christmas shopping with his daughters at a bookstore in Virginia. Report by Sophie Foster.

Turmoil in Egypt Over Presidential Powers

upporters and opponents of Egypt's president, Mohammed Morsi, grew more entrenched over his move to assume near absolute powers as protests continued on Sunday. However, Morsi's office said his recent edicts are temporary. (Nov. 25)

100 dead in Bangladesh factory fire

A fire in a clothes factory in the outskirts of the capital of Bangladesh has killed more than 100 people. Report by Sarah Johnston.

20,000 aktivis Himpunan Hijau hampiri Dataran

Dianggarkan 20,000 aktivis berjaya meneruskan perarakan jalan kaki menuju Dataran Merdeka walau pihak berkuasa melakukan sekatan di kawasan tumpuan popular itu.

MP sokong resolusi Himpunan Hijau

Sekumpulan MP hari ini hadir ke mesyuarat rakyat bersama aktivis Himpunan Hijau dan menyokong tiga resolusi yang dikemukakan - antaraya mendesak kerajaan supaya membatalkan segera projek loji nadir bumi Lynas.

Friday, 23 November 2012

Libyan funds lost abroad

News sources confirm that Libyan funds are distributed to around 35 countries in four continents. They include luxurious real estates, publication houses in the UK, resorts in the Middle East and shares in European football clubs.

Beijing reiterates support for Palestinian entry into UN

In Beijing, the Chinese government reiterated its support for Palestinian entry into the United Nations. Palestinian envoy Bassam Al-Salhi was due to arrive in the Chinese capital to discuss his country's bid for observer status at the UN, when Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying addressed reporters.

Shoppers Kick Off Black Friday

Retailers filled up towards the end of Thanksgiving day, as customers began the holiday shopping season. Many stores opened hours before Black Friday officially arrived. (Nov. 23)

End has come, stop the suffering from Brussels mandarins

David Cameron has warned he could veto the EU budget if the numbers are not to his liking. But Steven Woolfe from the UK Independence Party says the whole Euro project has already failed.

Gaza's underground economy also takes a hit

Smugglers bringing in goods to Gaza from Egypt have taken a hit after the recent Israeli attacks of the strip. Bombs have destroyed many tunnels used to keep Gaza's economy running. 

Brutal attack caught on CCTV

CCTV: A bus driver is brutally attacked after refusing to accept a twenty pound note as a bus fare in Barnet. Report by Kat Hayes.

Car show reflects China's growing impact

The Guangzhou motor show opened to reflect China's breakneck development in car manufacturing. The sluggish economy hit sales last year with a growth of just 2.5 percent.

Dubai court jails european couple for having sex in taxi

A court in Dubai has jailed a British woman and an Irish man for three months for having sex in taxi.

Rebeca Blake and Conor McRedmond both denied the charges but admitted consuming alcohol in public. It's the latest in a series of recent cases in which westerners have fallen foul of decency laws in the United Arab Emirates.

Thursday, 22 November 2012

People in Gaza streets celebrate ceasefire (video)

Hamas has urged people to stay indoors but in Gaza City, some people took to the streets celebrating the ceasefire, blasting car horns and setting off fireworks from roof tops.

Fighting the Afghan Taliban in their birthplace

The Taliban is waging a deadly battle to recapture its birthplace - the Afghan province of Kandahar.
Hundreds of pro-government figures have been killed there in the last 10 years.

Bizarre Video Explores Slit Scanning

Whooooooooaa wait what? Welcome to the bizarre world of slit scan photography, a special effect created mechanically or digitally that results in warped and wobbly images. How does it work? Here’s my armchair filmmaker explanation: while regular photos and film give you a full frame image of a single moment in time, slit-scan photos and films capture the world just one line at a time. This results in a two dimensional image where one dimension is continuously (but still chronologically) displaced. Or something. This is by no means a new invention, slit scanning has been experimented with for decades and was even used extensively by Douglas Trumbull in Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey back in 1968.

What happened to Israeli Spy in Gaza?

Men dragging body behind motorcycle in #Gaza City. They were yelling he was a spy for Israel.

Image source: http://instagram.com/p/SQXOBvEkLg/

Gaza ceasefire comes into effect

Palestinians in the Gaza Strip have taken to the streets to celebrate a a ceasefire deal between Israel and Hamas. The truce, which followed negotiations in Egypt, was reached following eight days of bombardments by both sides.

Unprovoked attack in Plaistow: Victim speaks out (VIDEO)

The teenage girl hit in the back of the head and knocked unconscious in an unprovoked attack in east London describes the incident. . Report by Sophie Foster.

Tel Aviv bus bomb blast injures 21

A bomb has exploded on an Israeli bus near the states defence ministry in Tel Aviv, wounding 21.

Medical teams say three of the passengers suffered severe injuries.

Authorities say the attack was an act of terrorism.

Taking shelter in a Palestinian refugee camp

In just over week of violence, at least 1,100 Palestinian rockets have landed in Israel, and more than 900 air strikes carried out in the Gaza Strip which killed at least 162 Palestinians.

Al Jazeera spent the night with a family in an area often targeted by the bombing raids.

Mordor volcano erupts in New Zealand

The volcano made famous in Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings trilogy as the evil wasteland of Mordor erupted on Wednesday on New Zealand’s North Island. No one was injured, but scientists are awaiting further volcanic activity in the area.

Mount Tongariro, along with two other volcanoes, is located in the center of the North Island and was asleep for over a century. However, in August of this year the volcano awoke – throwing huge boulders out into a radius of two kilometers, scientists say. The new eruption came by surprise.

EU civil servants went on strike earlier over proposed cuts

Britain wants to trim the EU's administrative costs.

The Commission suggests pegging them to inflation for five years and cutting staff by 1 percent a year.

It says it will save one billion euros by 2020.

Officials say they are being made scapegoats.

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Tom Wolfe: "Back to Blood", Authors at Google

Legend of American literature Tom Wolfe stops by the Googleplex for a conversation with Rick Kleffel of NPR.

Thousands of soldiers, police surrender to M23 rebels

Thousands of government soldiers and police have disarmed and surrendered to M23 at Stade la Volcan in Goma, Al Jazeera's Evelyn Kahungu is reporting.

In this exclusive video, thousands of local residents are shown cheering on the M23 rebels.

Last Surviving Mumbai Attacker, Executed In India

NEW DELHI/MUMBAI, Nov 21 (Reuters) - India executed Mohammad Ajmal Kasab, the lone survivor of a militant squad that killed 166 people in a rampage through the financial capital Mumbai in 2008, hanging him on Wednesday just days before the fourth anniversary of the attack.

Gaza Web War: Israeli PR machine sparks full-scale online offensive

While Israeli politicians weigh up whether or not to send their army into Gaza. They've had no hesitation in rolling out their PR machines into the social media battlefield.

Mosasaur Shark Attack - Reign of the Dinosaurs

Sharks were still prowling the seas during the reign of the dinosaurs and here a mosasaur is on the attack when a group of sharks starts feeding on its young.

Video: Huge blasts in Gaza City as Israel targets Hamas compound

Israeli missiles hit the headquarters of the Palestinian National Security Forces. The air strike caused a huge explosion, leaving one building in flames. Elsewhere in Gaza City on Monday, an air strike leveled two houses belonging to a single family, killing at least 11 civilians, including four children and toddlers.


Video: Hamas rockets intercepted by Israel's Iron Dome

Video shot by RT's Tom Barton shows Israel's 'Iron Dome' missile defence system intercepting incoming Hamas rockets over Ashkelon, a town a few kilometres from the Gaza border and a regular target for Hamas attacks. Second part of the video shows 'Iron Dome' engaging more Hamas rockets, but one makes it through to hit a block of flats in the centre of town.

'Gaza no man's land, people sitting ducks'

With strikes and shelling wreaking havoc in Gaza - dozens of aid groups are warning of an impending humanitarian crisis.

British Human Rights activist Adie Mormech, who's monitoring the situation in Gaza, says the situation is desperate.

World's longest chocolate train unveiled in Brussels

A train made entirely chocolate set a new Guinness World Record as the longest chocolate structure in the world. The sculpture, on display at the busy Brussels South station, is 34 meters long and weighs over 1 250 kilos.

Turkey to act against Syrian missiles

After several incursions into its airspace by Syrian air force jets, the Turkish government says it is now getting the go-ahead from NATO for use of the Patriot Missile Defence System. The surface-to-air missiles will be used to defend Turkish territory against fire from neighbouring Syria. Al Jazeera's Andrew Simmons reports from Antakya, Turkey.

First Afghan boxer 'fights for peace'

In October 2012 the capital of Afghanistan saw its first ever professional boxing match.

The fight that would have been banned under Taliban rule was dubbed the "fight for peace".

In Kabul Hamid Rahimi of Afghanistan took on Said Mbelwa of Tanzania for the "World Boxing Organisation Intercontinental Middleweight belt."

Death then funerals on another bloody day in Gaza

On another day of violence Gazans continue to bury their dead.

The number of people killed in the strip after seven days of military action has passed the one hundred mark and rising. Bombs do not discriminate when it comes to who dies and members of Gaza's small Greek Orthodox Christian community have been hit by grief.

Malaysia Homestay programme wins UNWTO Ulysses Award

KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysia Homestay Experience programme has won the UNWTO Ulysses Award for Innovation in Public Policy and Governance.

Tourism Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ng Yen Yen said winning the prestigious award came as a surprise.

The award recognises the Government's efforts to promote tourism in the rural areas through homestay programmes.

‘Virgin Mary’ moved to Klang

PETALING JAYA: The glass panel at the Sime Darby Medical Centre (SDMC), which has an image said to resemble the Virgin Mary, has been moved to a Catholic church in Klang.

In a statement, Sime Darby Bhd said two panels from the North Tower of the hospital complex had been taken down in a 95-minute operation which began at 10am yesterday.

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Maybank opens branch in Laos

PETALING JAYA (Nov 6, 2012): Malayan Banking Bhd (Maybank) has opened its first branch in Laos, marking the completion of the group's footprint in all the 10 Asean nations.

The branch, which is located in the main financial centre of Vientiane, offers a full range of banking services including retail and business banking, foreign exchange, remittances and treasury services.

Najib : : Europe must recover fast

VIENTIANE: Europe must get its act together to recover fast from the economic and financial meltdown before it affects other parts of the world, particularly Asia.

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said that even though Asian economies were relatively free from the problem, with most recording growth of between 5% and 7% compared to only one percent growth recorded by European nations, all countries were interdependent.