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Taxi driver linked in Ambank founder's assassination escapes with 10 years jail and six rotan
Thursday, September 4, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 4 - The High Court here today dismissed an appeal by a taxi driver linked with the murder of Arab-Malaysian Banking Group (Ambank) founder Hussain Ahmad Najadi to set aside his conviction for possession of a pistol and four live bullets.           Judge Datuk Mohd Azman Husin made the decision after hearing submissions...

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European football giants spent over US$3 billion on transfers
Tuesday, September 2, 2014

LONDON, September 2, 2014: The English Premier League dominated as Europe's top clubs spent more than $3 billion on new players in the two month transfer market that ended with a frantic burst of deals, according to a study released today.
 
The 20 Premier League clubs spent about £835 million on players, with Manchester United accounting for about £150 million of that, according to business consultants Deloitte....

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Dethroned Myanmar beauty seeks apology
Tuesday, September 2, 2014

YANGON, September 2, 2014: A Myanmar beauty queen dethroned for alleged misconduct said today that she would only return her crown if South Korean pageant organisers apologised -- and denied accepting free breast implants.
 
May Myat Noe, 16, was training to become a K-pop star in South Korea after winning the Seoul-based Miss Asia Pacific World beauty pageant in May.
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Voluntary Special Constable recruitment in Malacca
Monday, September 1, 2014

MELAKA, Sept 1 - The police will hold interviews to recruit personnel for the post of voluntary special constable for five days, starting tomorrow at the Melaka police contingent headquarters' multipurpose hall in Bukit Beruang here.           Melaka police, in a statement, here today said the candidates must fulfill the criteria to be eligible,...

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Compulsory pass in English on track for SPM 2016
Tuesday, August 26, 2014

MELAKA, Aug 26 - The Education Ministry is on track to implement the compulsory pass in English at the Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) level by 2016 as a result of various programmes planned and implemented by the ministry.
 
Second Deputy Education Minister P. Kamalanathan said the programme was implemented to raise the level of command of English among students following the policy...

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Federer leads list of moneymakers in tennis
Tuesday, August 26, 2014

NEW YORK, August 26, 2014: Roger Federer has not won a Grand Slam title this year but the 17-time Grand Slam champion topped Forbes magazine's list of the 10 top tennis moneymakers announced yesterday. The Swiss star made $56.2 million from July of last year through this past June, with endorsement deals from such firms as Rolex and Nike bringing the lion's share of that total, more than $40 million....

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Mercedes: Rosberg to pay for Hamilton crash
Monday, August 25, 2014

SPA, August 25, 2014: Nico Rosberg will face serious consequences, but his comments were misinterpreted and he did not deliberately crash into Lewis Hamilton in the Belgian Grand Prix, according to Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff.
 
Speaking after a heated meeting to review yesterday's stormy race won by Australian Daniel Ricciardo, Wolff explained that Rosberg, who was booed on the...

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Malaysia still a favoured destination in the US
Monday, August 25, 2014

NEW YORK, Aug 25 - Even as Malaysia mourns the two Malaysia Airlines (MAS) plane tragedies – the MH370 disappearance and the more recent MH17 downing in eastern Ukraine – the country is still perceived by United States' travel agents and tour operators as an attractive destination.             ...

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Gandhi director and producer Richard Attenborough dies at 90
Monday, August 25, 2014

LONDON, August 24, 2014 - British director and actor Richard Attenborough has died aged 90 after a sparkling career spanning six decades, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) said on Sunday. "We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of esteemed filmmaker and former BAFTA President, Lord Attenborough," the organisation said in a statement. ...

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Facebook given deadline
Saturday, August 23, 2014

Facebook has been given four weeks to respond to a class action, launched against it by an Austrian activist and supported by 60,000 users.
 
The suit claims Facebook violated users' privacy, by cooperating with the NSA's PRISM program.
 
The class action initiated by Max Schrems, an Austrian lawyer, data privacy activist and founder of Europe vs....

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