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Report -- Former FIFA boss paid millions by Qataris
Tuesday, March 18, 2014

LONDON, March 18: A former senior official of FIFA and his family were paid almost $2 million from a Qatari firm liked to the Gulf state's successful bid for the 2022 World Cup finals, according to a report in Tuesday's edition of Britain's Daily Telegraph newspaper.
 
The Telegraph said Jack Warner, the former vice-president of FIFA, appeared...

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Polluted Paris forces half of cars off the road
Monday, March 17, 2014

PARIS, March 17: Paris today resorted to drastic measures to curb sky-high pollution by banning all cars with even number plates for the first time in nearly two decades.
 
In a move that infuriated motorist organisations, around 700 police officers were deployed to man 60 checkpoints around the French capital to ensure only cars with plates ending in odd numbers were out on the streets....

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Kembara Bumi Suci 2014 Flag-Off From Angkasapuri
Friday, March 14, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR: Riding on its three previous successful and challenging international outings, Israq Adventure Sdn Bhd organised the third installation of Kembara Bumi Suci 2014. In making the route challenging, the organiser has taken the initiative to take another route compared to the previous two expeditions. ...

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Church criticised over Spain's mosque-turned-cathedral
Thursday, March 13, 2014

MADRID: Spanish campaigners accuse the country's Catholic Church of trying to cover up the Islamic history of Cordoba Cathedral, a world heritage site that was originally a mosque.
 
It is one of the most famous Islamic sites in Europe, but those coming to learn about that are left none the wiser by the information leaflets given out to tourists, critics say.
 
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Nurul Izzah & husband asked to mediate over divorce plans
Tuesday, March 11, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR: The Lower Syariah Court here on Tuesday ordered Lembah Pantai Member of Parliament Nurul Izzah Anwar and her husband, Raja Ahmad Shahrir Iskandar Raja Salim, to appoint mediators to resolve their divorce case. Syariah judge Ab. Malek Awang set April 1 for both parties to bring their mediators to court, failing which the court would close the case. ...

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6th International hot air balloon fiesta promises good family fun
Monday, March 10, 2014

PUTRAJAYA: The 6th Putrajaya 2014 will return to its home in Precinct 2, Putrajaya this coming March. The International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta event will be held over the course of four days from March 27th to 30th featuring another amazing line-up of international balloonists and a new variety of attractions and side events. ...

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Sevastopol, scene of Russian glories, eager to "go home"
Monday, March 10, 2014

SEVASTOPOL: The Ukrainian flag has never really been embraced here and its famed port, home to Russia's Black Sea fleet since the time of the tsars.
 
And as Moscow cements its control over Crimea, residents here say they are looking forward to the day when the Russian flag, already omnipresent, will fly as the official standard.
 
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Petronas collaborates with Pengasih
Friday, March 7, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR: Petronas, in collaboration with Persatuan Pengasih Malaysia, has embarked on a four-year research on the effectiveness of a community outreach programme known as “Program Kenali Anak Kita Petronas“ (PKAKP). The study, aimed at providing parents with the skills and knowledge to help prevent substance abuse among youth, was carried out under various approaches including interviews with programme participants, namely parents, teachers and students....

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Major report reveals extensive abuse of women in EU
Wednesday, March 5, 2014

VIENNA: A huge and damning new report revealed Wednesday extensive physical or sexual abuse against women across the EU, with one in three falling victim but far too few going to the police.
 
In addition, five per cent of the 42,000 women interviewed said they have been raped, and just over one in 10 experienced sexual violence by an adult before they were 15, according to the survey by the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA)....

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Malaysian Independent Animal Rescue receives RM8,888 in AmBank's #MalaysianHeroes campaign
Wednesday, March 5, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR:The Malaysian Independent Animal Rescue (“MIAR”) has won RM8,888 after garnering the highest number of votes from fellow Malaysians and has emerged on top in AmBank Group’s #MalaysianHeroes campaign. The #MalaysianHeroes campaign which ran from 17-26 January 2014, was aimed at creating awareness on the efforts carried out by local charity organisations as well as nurturing support...

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