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Teoh Beng Hock case: Court of Appeal overturns open verdict, orders thorough probe
Friday, September 5, 2014

PUTRAJAYA, Sept 5 - The Court of Appeal today overturned the open verdict on the death of political aide Teoh Beng Hock and ruled that the death resulted from an unlawful act by a person or persons unknown.  The three-man panel, headed by Justice Datuk Mohamad Ariff Md Yusof, was unanimous in its decision and called for a further probe into the death, by not excluding officers of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC)....

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Joan Rivers, queen of US "comediennes", dies at 81
Friday, September 5, 2014

NEW YORK, September 5, 2014: Joan Rivers, the caustic stand-up comic and television host who blazed a trail at a time when comedy was all but off-limits to women, died here yesterday. She was 81.
 
The award-winning star had been in Mount Sinai Hospital since August 28, when she reportedly stopped breathing during a medical procedure on her vocal cords at a clinic.
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Solve your own crimes, British police tell victims
Friday, September 5, 2014

LONDON, Sept 5 - Victims of petty crime like car theft in Britain are being increasingly told to become 'detectives' and investigate their own cases by some police forces, Press Trust of India (PTI) reported.
 
The Inspectorate of Constabulary, the official police watchdog for England and Wales, found...

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Lat among six recipients of Merdeka Awards 2014
Thursday, September 4, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 4 - Malaysia's famous cartoonist Datuk Mohammed Nor Khalid and Malaysian Palm Oil Board (MPOB) Director-General Datuk Dr Choo Yuen May were among six recipients of the prestigous Merdeka Awards this year.
           
The other four recipients were former Malaysian Wildlife and National Parks Department director-general Mohd Khan...

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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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