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Sri Menanti palace opens to public on Aidiladha
Thursday, October 2, 2014

SEREMBAN -- October 2, 2014: Negeri Sembilan Yang di-Pertuan Besar Tuanku Muhriz Ibni Almarhum Tuanku Munawir will open the Istana Besar Sri Menanti in Kuala Pilah to the public on Aidiladha this Sunday from 10.30am to 2pm.
 
The ruler's private secretary Mohd. Zahirin Adnan said on that day Tuanku Muhriz will be at Masjid diRaja Tuanku Munawir for Aidiladha prayers.
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Architectural history in tiny Tokyo capsules
Wednesday, October 1, 2014

TOKYO -- October 1, 2014: Every night in this city, the few remaining residents of the Nakagin Capsule Tower bed down to sleep in the once-futuristic white pods they call home.
 
Unlike the tiny, coffin-like cabins of Japan's numerous capsule hotels, where office workers who have missed the last train can catch a few hours' sleep, the 140 units at Nakagin represent a special part of the history...

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Thailand to give tourists 'safety' wristbands
Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Thailand on Tuesday announced plans to give tourists wristbands carrying their personal details, as the kingdom falls under intense scrutiny over visitor safety following the murder of two British holidaymakers. 
 
Under the scheme hotels will distribute the wristbands to new arrivals. 
 
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Malaysia's Wushu gold medal winner fails dope test in Asian Games - UPDATED
Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Asian Games organisers on Tuesday expelled Malaysia's wushu gold medal-winner Tai Cheau Xuen after she failed a drug test, becoming the tournament's third doping case. Tai, 24, was tested after winning the Chinese martial art's women's nanquan and nandao all-round event on September 20,  Malaysia's first gold medal of the Games. ...

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Lin Dan beats Chen for epic badminton gold
Monday, September 29, 2014

Olympic champion Lin Dan beat world title-holder Chen Long in an epic, all-Chinese badminton men's singles final at the Asian Games Monday, with the young star coming agonisingly close to taking the crown.
 
Chen went a game up but defending champion Lin fought back to take the second before a show of power and agility in the third saw him win the match 12-21, 21-16, 21-16. ...

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KL Customs chief & 5 others charged with corruption
Monday, September 29, 2014

SHAH ALAM -- September 29, 2014: Kuala Lumpur Customs director Datuk Mohd Isa Endot and five other senior officers were today charged with 21 counts of corruption involving bribes amounting to RM39,200 between February and August.
 
The bribes were in connection with the smuggling of liquor for which duty had not been paid.
 
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Europe defeats US by five to retain Ryder Cup
Monday, September 29, 2014

GLENEAGLES (Scotland) -- September 28, 2014: Europe's finest golfers defeated the United States for the sixth time in seven tries today to retain the Ryder Cup, delivering a resounding 16 1/2 to 11 1/2 beating to the once-dominant Americans.
 
Welshman Jamie Donaldson, a 38-year-old Ryder Cup rookie, dropped his approach at the 15th hole just inches from the hole to clinch...

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All Blacks retain Rugby Championship
Monday, September 29, 2014

LA PLATA -- September 28, 2014: New Zealand defeated Argentina 34-13 in La Plata on Saturday to clinch a third consecutive Rugby Championship title.
 
Ben Smith, Israel Dagg, Julian Savea and TJ Perenara scored the tries that gave the All Blacks a bonus point and an unassailable six-point advantage over South Africa.
 
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Ghana players counted cash before Portugal match
Friday, September 26, 2014

ACCRA -- September 26, 2014: Former Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah has lifted the lid on his side's torrid World Cup campaign, revealing that players were counting thousands of dollars in cash just hours before their final match.
 
The Black Stars' time in Brazil was overshadowed by indiscipline and a row over unpaid appearance fees, which led to Ghana's cash-strapped government chartering a jet to fly more than $3 million in cash to South America....

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Ezuan over the moon with silver medal
Thursday, September 25, 2014

INCHEON -- September 25, 2014: Shooter Muhammad Ezuan Nasir still cannot believe how quickly his fortune has changed within a year, especially after being dropped from the national squad last year. Ezuan managed to pull up his socks to first regain his place in the squad for the Glasgow Commonwealth Games. Today he won a silver in the men's individual 50m Rifle Prone at the Ongnyeon International Shooting Range....

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