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MAS partners foreign chef for limited edition menu
Monday, December 9, 2013

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia Airlines has partnered with chef Richard Corrigan, one of the UK and Ireland's most esteemed chefs, to create and launch a limited edition in-flight menu from next February. The national airline said Corrigan's signature menu would be available to first and business class passengers flying on its double daily A380 service from Heathrow to KLIA. ...

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Three held over new claims of English football match-fixing
Monday, December 9, 2013

LONDON: Three people were arrested on Sunday following fresh allegations of match-fixing in English football, authorities announced.
 
Britain's National Crime Agency (NCA) said it had acted on information passed on by the Sun on Sunday tabloid.
 
The paper said an undercover reporter had met...

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The Siti Aishah phenomenon
Sunday, December 8, 2013

For the last ten days, the weather has been a wee bit chilly and insalubrious for a geriatric tropical flower like AsH.
 
I decided to do something unchallenging like tidying up the folders in My Document and My Pictures.
 
But then the Brixton slavery case hit the headlines and when it was revealed that one of these women 'slaves' was a...

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Barcelona leads growing global bike share peloton
Friday, December 6, 2013

WASHINGTON: Barcelona boasts the world's most successful bike share programme, according to a report Thursday that lays out the secrets of getting more people out and about on two wheels.
 
The Spanish Mediterranean city's Bicing system averages 10.8 trips per bike and 67.9 trips per resident, said the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP), a think tank in the US capital....

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Flood situation worsens, one fatality In Pahang
Thursday, December 5, 2013

KUALA LUMPUR: The flood situation in the East Coast states has worsened with the number of victims being evacuated rising, and one death from drowning and two people reported missing in Pahang.
 
In PAHANG, a spokesman for the flood operations room at the state police contingent headquarters said Mohamed Alif Khalid, 21, was found to have drowned at 4.15pm yesterday after he was believed to have gone fishing alone at Sungai Kampung Sepial in Kuala Tembeling, Jerantut....

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F1: Korea, Mexico & New Jersey ditched from 2014 calendar
Thursday, December 5, 2013

PARIS: Three Grands Prix have been removed form the provisional Formula One calendar for 2014 at the International Automobile Federation's AGM on Wednesday.
 
Races in South Korea, Mexico and New Jersey had been included in a bloated 22-race programme for next season but the FIA has decided to keep the current programme of 19 races.
 
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Fifa: World Cup on track despite stadium setback
Wednesday, December 4, 2013

COSTA DO SAUIPE: Global football chief Sepp Blatter insisted on Tuesday that preparations for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil were on track despite construction delays and a deadly accident which mean three stadiums will miss an end-of-year deadline to be ready.
 
As the football world geared up for Friday's eagerly-anticipated draw, governing body FIFA...

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Domestic travel woes cast shadow over Brazil World Cup
Tuesday, December 3, 2013

RIO DE JANEIRO: In this continent-sized country, air travel is virtually the only option but is hampered by congested airports, a shortage of domestic routes and maddening red tape.
 
Getting around on land is just as bad, with inadequate public transport, congested and poorly maintained roads and no alternative train service.
 
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Rich Chinese snap up Portugal property for "golden visa"
Tuesday, December 3, 2013

LISBON: A dream home in Portugal is becoming a golden ticket for wealthy Chinese, where property assets can also yield a prized residence permit allowing them to travel and do business across Europe. Portugal is rolling out the red carpet to discriminating Chinese buyers, where they are stabilising property prices that have dropped by nearly a third during a deep recession that has accompanied the eurozone country's international bailout....

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Japan police find 80 reptiles in one-room apartment
Tuesday, December 3, 2013

TOKYO - Venomous lizards and snakes up to three metres (nine feet) long were among 80 reptiles police found crammed into a one-room apartment in Japan, an official said Tuesday....

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