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General : World’s Tallest Man Calls On Malaysians To Maintain Unity

MARAN, Feb 20 (Bernama) — Impressed with the strong unity and harmony shown by the multi-racial and multi-racial people in this country, the world’s tallest man, Ijaz Ahmed, 29, today called on the people to do their level best to maintain

Boycotting any tourist resort will damage the whole tourism industry: Minister

Minister of Tourism, Ahmed Adheeb has said that the calls to boycott resorts even if is about boycotting one resort will have result in damaging…

Early polls can be held only after amending the constitution: Nasheed

Kulhudhufushi MP Mohamed Nasheed has said that early presidential elections can only held after amending the constitution. In an interview to DhiTV, the famous lawyer said that the constitution is very clear about the five-year term of presidency. He said that there …

Moscow air talks to debate measures against EU: draft

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Nations opposing a European Union law that forces all airlines to pay for their carbon emissions will next week debate an array of counter-measures, a draft agenda seen by Reuters on Friday showed, raising the risk of an aviation trade war.

Sewage dumping disrupts water supply in China city

BEIJING (Reuters) – About 50,000 residents in a southern Chinese city had their water supplies disrupted after a fish farm discharged sewage into the local water source, state media said Sunday, in the

Iranian news agency whips up "Islamophobia" hysteria by claiming that tasting wine and pork required for graduation in Denmark

Editor: So, are you still a journalist or a novelist? Tom Friend: Same thing out here…. Editor: Make something out of it. And if you can’t do that, sir, then make it up! — From the cinematic classic Masked and Anonymous

Report: U.S. officials believe Iran sanctions will fail, leaving military option

The world has seen at least five years of kicking the can down the road on the Iranian nuclear program, in a long cycle of imposing incrementally tougher sanctions, waiting, getting a report, noting noncompliance, and imposing more sanctions. There virtually appeared to be an official policy of procrastination and…

Saudi Arabia nixes women in Olympics

If the Saudis allowed women in the Olympics, there would exist the horrendous prospect that people might, you know, see them. Maybe even without niqabs. Not to mention the elaborate chaperoning and possibly futile attempts to avoid interaction with unrelated

Libyan families move into remains of Gaddafi fortress

TRIPOLI (Reuters) – It used to be the impenetrable fortress of Muammar Gaddafi’s regime. Only workers or members of the toppled Libyan leader’s inner circle could see inside. Now, six …

Rupert Murdoch to launch Sun on Sunday 'very soon'

Newspaper tycoon Rupert Murdoch has told staff at The Sun he is planning to launch a Sunday version of the newspaper. It follows the demise of the News of the World last year.

After talks, China says it supports Arab League's proposals for solving Syrian violence

BEIJING, China – China said Saturday that it supports the Arab League’s proposals for ending the violence in Syria, a striking show of support just two weeks after Beijing vetoed a U.N. Security Council resolution backing the league’s plans.

'Lin-tense' war of words between Taiwan, China

New NBA sensation Jeremy Lin has sparked a war of words between Taiwan and China as the rivals seek to lay claim to being the New York Knicks player’s true ancestral homeland.

Seoul skeptical about North Korea’s account of leader’s death

How did North Korean leader Kim Jong Il really die? South Korean spies are skeptical about the official Pyongyang line that Kim died of a heart attack while hard at work on a train Saturday morning, the Los Angeles Times’ John …

Morocco bans Spanish paper over royal cartoon

Morocco has banned the distribution of Thursday’s edition of Spain’s influential El Pais, as a cartoon published by the newspaper allegedly tarnished King Mohammed VI’s name, an official said.

Goal: In Mexico, Pay to Play Has a Different Meaning

Club officials in Mexico have threatened their unproductive players with punitive measures, including withholding wages.

In Mexico, Pay to Play Has a Different Meaning

Club officials in Mexico have threatened their unproductive players with punitive measures, including withholding wages.

Christensen: Recalling a great newsman

During the 1950s, being a racial moderate in the South could sometimes be uncomfortable. For Bill Snider it meant having a cross burned on his lawn

Iran nuclear-programme could start cold war: Hague

London, Feb 18 (IANS) If Iran acquires nuclear weapons it could lead to a new cold war in the Middle East, a former British foreign secretary has warned.

Greece Identifies $427 Million in Budget Cuts for Bailout

Prime Minister Lucas Papademos said Greece found all the extra cuts needed to lower spending by 325 million euros ($427 million) to secure a bailout aimed at averting the region’s first sovereign default.

Greece Identifies 325 Million Euros in Cuts Needed for Bailout

Prime Minister Lucas Papademos said Greece found all the extra cuts needed to lower spending by 325 million euros ($427 million) to secure a bailout aimed at averting the region’s first sovereign

Prostitution probe to quiz Strauss-Kahn: source

LILLE, France (Reuters) – Former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn is to be questioned next week by police investigating an alleged prostitution ring in Lille, northern France, a police source said. The former finance minister, who left the International Monetary Fund (IMF)…

Islander best in New England

BOSTON — The Mount Desert Islander was named the best weekly newspaper in New England in the Class 1 division at the annual meeting of the New England Newspaper and Press Association here Saturday. The honor …

Egypt sets trial date for pro-democracy workers

CAIRO — The trial of 43 people charged with unlawfully conducting pro-democracy work will begin Feb. 26, state media reported Saturday, in the latest sign that the Egyptian government is disinclined …

The Lede Blog: Online, an Outpouring of Respect for Shadid

As news spread of the death of Times reporter Anthony Shadid, Mr. Shadid’s fellow journalists took to Twitter to express their admiration.

Australia's 'darkest day' remembered

The bombing of Darwin by Japanese aircraft 70 years ago was Australia’s darkest day, Prime Minister Julia Gillard says.

Football: Club owner rubbishes A-League as a joke

SYDNEY, Feb 19, 2012 (AFP) – - The billionaire owner of struggling Gold Coast United, Clive Palmer, has labelled Australia’s A-League a joke and his club as “insignificant”, in comments published Sunday.

Research and Markets: New Cars – North America (NAFTA) Industry Guide

Research and Markets has announced the addition of the “New Cars – North America Industry Guide” report

Research and Markets: Make-Up – North America (NAFTA) Industry Guide

Research and Markets has announced the addition of the “Make-Up – North America Industry Guide” report t

Research and Markets: Russia Smart Card Market 2012

Research and Markets has announced the addition of the “Russia Smart Card Market 2012″ report to their offerin

Canada needs bold business leadership and sound public policy to ensure global competitiveness, says CN President and …

Canada needs bold business leadership and sound public policy to ensure global competitiveness, says CN President and CEO Claude Mongeau

World stock markets decline amid fears Greek debt deal might be delayed

By Joe McDonald, The Associated Press BEIJING, China – World stocks fell Thursday amid growing fears the latest deal to resolve Greece’s debt crisis is faltering. Oil hovered below $102 a barrel in Asia …

Lafarge announces asset sales to cut debt

Lafarge, the biggest cement maker in the world, reported on Friday a near one-third drop in net profit last year and announced a programme of asset sales exceeding a billion euros ($1.3

World stocks rise on Greek debt, US economy hopes

World stocks rose Friday as optimism grew that Greece’s debt crisis would soon be resolved and upbeat U.S. economic data added to evidence of a recovery in the world’s No. 1 economy.

Hong Kong falls behind on tax reform: analysts

Hong Kong’s competitiveness as a regional centre for business and trade is under threat from the very thing often credited with its success — its tax system, analysts say.

Research and Markets: Ultra HNWIs in Hong Kong to 2015: a prime destination for private banking

Research and Markets has announced the addition of the “Ultra HNWIs in Hong Kong to 2015″ report to their off

Construction accident at World Trade Center site

The New York Fire Department says a crane dropped metal beams at the World Trade Center site, damaging a construction vehicle.

ITT Exelis delivers updated JTRS Bowman Waveform for US-UK interoperability

ITT Exelis delivered an updated Joint Tactical Radio System Bowman Waveform to the JTRS Information Repository as part of a $4.2 million delivery order tha

AEGON UK CEO Adrian Grace Appointed to Management Board

THE HAGUE, Netherlands, February 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ –AEGON announces the appointment of Adrian Grace, Chief Executive Officer of AEGON’s operations in the United Kingdom, to its Management Board. Mr. …

Meltwater and PRCA Fight Copyright Fees in UK Court Cutting Burden by 90 Per Cent and Saving UK Businesses Millions

LONDON, February 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ –Dangerous UK copyright rulings prevail; UK business users of Google News will be licensed nextToday’s Copyright Tribunal ruling makes it clear that the UK’s copyright …

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