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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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Marriage is healthy for the heart
Friday, March 28, 2014

WASHINGTON, March 28: Being married makes for a healthy heart, while being divorced or widowed is linked to higher rates of cardiovascular disease, according to a study of 3.5 million people released Friday.
 
The study is the largest of its kind to show how heart health is linked to marital status, and was presented at the American College of Cardiology conference.
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Kembara Bumi Suci 2014 reaches Xichang
Monday, March 24, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR: Kembara Bumi Suci 2014 which was flagged off on March 14 have now reached Xichang,China.  Having travelled for 14 days, the expedition has completed 4,775km. One of the participants of the Kembara Suci expedition is Datuk Ahirudin Attan of the Rocky's Bru fame. He is the adviser of The Mole. ...

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Messi will be world's best paid footballer
Tuesday, March 25, 2014

BARCELONA, March 25: Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu has insisted that Lionel Messi will become the world's highest paid footballer once negotiations over his new contract are finalised.
 
The four-time World Player of the Year has a contract with the Catalan giants until 2018, but Bartomeu said talks were on-going with the player's father and principal agent Jorge Horacio Messi over...

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Indonesia bans Hollywood epic "Noah" over Islamic concerns
Tuesday, March 25, 2014

JAKARTA, March 25: Indonesia has banned Hollywood biblical epic "Noah" starring Russell Crowe, censors said today, the latest Muslim country to stop the film being screened due to concerns it contradicts Islamic values.
 
Censors in the world's most populous Muslim-majority country said they decided to ban the film, which had been set for release Friday, as the depiction of prophets is forbidden under Islamic law....

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Chef Wan:MH370 joke was mere jest to gauge public reaction
Friday, March 21, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR : Celebrity chef, Datuk  Redzuawan Ismail or better known as Chef Wan stated that he was merely jesting to see the reaction of Malaysians which he deemed to be quick to jumps guns and criticise people. The celebrity chef was responding to netizens who criticised him for his Instagram post which many thought was a distasteful joke and was insensitive to the affected passengers of the missing flight MH370. ...

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Once an Arab model, Baghdad now world's worst city
Friday, March 21, 2014

BAGHDAD, March 21: As recently as the 1970s, this city was lauded as a model city in the Arab world. But now, after decades of seemingly endless conflict, it is the world's worst city.
 
That is, at least, according to the latest survey by the Mercer consulting group, which when assessing quality of life across 239 cities, measuring factors including political stability, crime and pollution, placed Baghdad last....

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Football: Brazilian minister says imperial history will help England in Manaus
Wednesday, March 19, 2014

LONDON : Brazil's sports minister couldn't resist making a playful joke at England's expense on Tuesday regarding the weather in Manaus, where the Three Lions begin their World Cup campaign in what is set to be stifling heat. Prior to last year's World Cup draw, England manager Roy Hodgson described Manaus as "a place to avoid". ...

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