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Chong Wei satisfied with procedures to test B sample
Thursday, November 6, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR -- World number one Datuk Lee Chong Wei who spent more than an hour at the Olso University Hospital laboratory today was satisfied with the procedures to test his B sample.

National Sports Institute (ISN) chief executive officer Datuk Dr Ramlan Abdul Aziz said the B Sample would be tested Universiti Oslo Hospital in Norway and the result was expected to be known in two or three days....

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Free houses for 320 hardcore poor families in Terengganu
Wednesday, November 5, 2014

KUALA TERENGGANU -- The Terengganu government is to build 320 houses to be given free to 10 hardcore poor families in each of the 32 state constituencies in the state beginning next year.

Menteri Besar Datuk Ahmad Razif Abdul Rahman said today (yesterday) the terrace houses would be built under the Hardcore Poor Housing Project under a state government initiative to enable the poor to own houses despite having no land....

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Singapore clamps down on shisha smoking
Tuesday, November 4, 2014

SINGAPORE -- November 4, 2014: The Singapore government said today it would phase out public shisha smoking to protect young people who feel that smoking tobacco through water pipes is less harmful than cigarettes.
 
Faishal Ibrahim, parliamentary secretary for the health ministry, told a legislative session that a ban on new licences for shisha imports and sales would come into force this month....

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Indonesia's first family blazes modest trail
Tuesday, November 4, 2014

JAKARTA -- November 4, 2014: With a wife who eschews designer outfits and a daughter happy to queue at public health clinics, Indonesian President Joko Widodo's family is setting a modest example in a region where leaders' relatives are better known for greed and corruption.
 
Southeast Asia's ruling families have not generally espoused...

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MCMC awards grants to five universities
Tuesday, November 4, 2014

SUBANG JAYA -- November 4, 2014: The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) today awarded rersearch grants ranging from RM70,000 to RM200,000 to five universities to undertake research projects related to the use of networked media and its effects on different audiences. The grants under its Networked...

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Ecclestone blames himself for F1's "piranha club" crisis
Monday, November 3, 2014

AUSTIN -- November 2, 2014: Bernie Ecclestone admits he knows what's wrong with Formula One -– but he can't fix it on his own any more.
 
Two decades after Ron Dennis greeted Eddie Jordan by quipping "welcome to the Piranha Club" and four since Ecclestone took control to build one of global sport's first TV-based cash machines, F1 faces a crisis that may signal the end of the Ecclestone era and F1 in its modern image.  ...

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MU loses Manchester football derby
Monday, November 3, 2014

LONDON -- November 2, 2014: Sergio Aguero's goal ensured Louis van Gaal's first Manchester derby ended in defeat as Manchester City beat 10-man Manchester United 1-0 at Eastlands today. United manager Van Gaal's side had to play more than half the match a man down as defender Chris Smalling was sent off in the 39th minute after collecting two needless yellow cards, having charged down goalkeeper Joe Hart's clearance kick before a reckless foul on James Milner....

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Don't be duped by info on Facebook, WhatsApp
Saturday, November 1, 2014

TAWAU -- The public is reminded against being easily duped into accepting as true, information, particularly that disseminated via social media such as Facebook and WhatsApp.  
            
ESSZone Federation of Youth Community Associations chairman, Mohd Zaki Harry Susanto said the validity of information spread via the social media could still be questioned....

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Najib wishes luck to JDT and Pahang teams for the Malaysia Cup final
Saturday, November 1, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR -- Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak has wished good luck to the Johor Darul Ta'zim (JDT) and Pahang teams in the Malaysia Cup final tomorrow night (tonight).

Both teams will square off at 8.45pm at the National Stadium in Bukit Jalil, here.

The prime minister also hoped that both teams would compete in the full spirit of sportsmanship....

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All Blacks visit milestone moment for USA Rugby
Friday, October 31, 2014

CHICAGO -- October 31, 2014: The All Blacks' first visit to the United States in 34 years is set to shatter the rugby attendance record in America and, hopefully, pique interest in the game Stateside.
 
Soldier Field, home of the NFL's Chicago Bears, is sold-out for the one-off Test tomorrow, promising an historic crowd of 61,000-plus that will more than treble the previous record rugby crowd of 20,181 for a United States match against Ireland in Houston in 2013....

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