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Government gives RM10m for football plan
Thursday, April 10, 2014

KUANTAN, April 10: The government has allocated RM10 million to implement the National Football Development Plan (NFDP) which is aimed at successfully transforming the country's football standard.
 
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, when making the announcement today, said the NFDP would also become a national plan that must be supported by all stakeholders.
 
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AmBank, title sponsor for 3rd RSGC AmBank junior golf
Wednesday, April 9, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR: For the third consecutive year, AmBank Group will be the main sponsor for the RSGC AmBank Junior Amateur Open Golf Championship 2014 which will commence from April 22-24 at the Royal Selangor Golf Club (RSGC).
 
Featuring local and foreign golfers, the championship will have four national juniors among...

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Springtime in Putrajaya
Wednesday, April 9, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR: Departing from the usually serious subjects of politics, religion and governance, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad reminded the nation on some of the finer points in life which may have been overlooked. In his highly popular Chedet blog, the fourth Prime Minister wrote about how Putrajaya looked like its in spring time when the flowers are blooming. ...

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Social pressures force Tunisia women to fake virginity
Tuesday, April 8, 2014

TUNIS, April 8: It happens every April ahead of the summer marriage season, says Tunisian gynaecologist Faouzi Hajri -- desperate brides-to-be beg for surgery to make them "virgins" again for their wedding night.
 
Fearing rejection as used women in a conservative Muslim country where premarital sex is nevertheless common, Tunisian women are increasingly opting for the sort of surgery offered by Hajri....

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Britons, the European kings of anti-cholesterol drugs
Monday, April 7, 2014

LONDON, April 7: As the home of cooked breakfasts and pints of beer, it is perhaps no surprise that Britain is the European king of anti-cholesterol drugs with some seven million users. But recommendations to widen the use of "statins" -- the class of drugs used to battle cholesterol -- has sparked a national debate about their merits and whether they are really a silver bullet to stave off heart attacks....

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Veteran US actor Mickey Rooney dead at 93
Monday, April 7, 2014

LOS ANGELES, April 7: Beloved US child star and comic actor Mickey Rooney, one of Hollywood's most enduring denizens whose career began in the silent film era, died on Sunday. He was 93. Rooney's son Michael Joseph confirmed the actor's death to the New York Times. The celebrity website TMZ said that Rooney died of natural causes. ...

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Durant scores 38 to pass Jordan
Monday, April 7, 2014

PHOENIX:Kevin Durant scored 38 points to pass Michael Jordan with his 41st straight game of 25-plus, but it wasn't enough to help Oklahoma City beat Phoenix on Sunday. Goran Dragic led a half dozen Suns players in double figures with 26 points as the Phoenix rallied past the Thunder 122-115 to move into sole possession of eighth place in the Western Conference standings. ...

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Kembara Bumi Suci reaches Xining
Thursday, April 3, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR: Kembara Bumi Suci 2014 which was flagged off on March 14 have now reached Xining.
 
Having travelled for 19 days, the expedition has completed a distance of 6448km of the 17,630km.
 
In their latest posting, the team said apart from the freezing weather, everyone was in good health and looking forward to the rest day in Xining the next day....

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Chelsea accused of fixing Dutch league
Thursday, April 3, 2014

THE HAGUE : English Premier League giants Chelsea, which financially backs Dutch club Vitesse Arnhem, have been accused of trying to fix the Dutch league. Former Vitesse owner, Merab Jordania, claimed in the daily De Telegraaf that Chelsea do not want the Dutch club to win the league because both cannot compete in the Champions League as UEFA rules prevents two clubs under the same ownership competing in the same competition....

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AFF to bid for World Cup 2034
Tuesday, April 1, 2014

JAKARTA:The Asean Football Federation (AFF) annual congress in Medan, Sumatra ended Sunday with a proposal for Asean to bid for the 2034 World Cup.     Its secretary-general, Datuk Azzuddin Ahmad said hosting the World Cup would be an important development among AFF member countries.     ...

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