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  • El Nino and its effects on the world
    El Nino and its effects on the world

    This hotter-than-usual period is caused by a climate cycle known as El Nino, which is causing countries all over the world to experience drier-than-usual weather. The phenomenon is also responsible …

  • Pakistani artists look to counter violent extremism
    Pakistani artists look to counter violent extremism

    LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — At a militant training camp in Pakistan, a new recruit asks his instructor why his comrades are attacking churches and mosques rather than enemy bases. "This world is full of …

  • Rebel fire kills 20 civilians in Yemen's Aden: medics AFP News
    Rebel fire kills 20 civilians in Yemen's Aden: medics

    Rebel fire on a residential district of Yemen's battleground second city Aden killed at least 20 civilians and wounded 41 early Wednesday, medical sources said. The Huthi Shiite rebels and their …

  • China passes national security law AFP News
    China passes national security law

    China passed a wide-ranging new national security law Wednesday, expanding its legal reach over the Internet and even outer space as concerns grow about ever-tighter limits on rights. The …

  • Indonesia military plane crash toll rises to 142 AFP News
    Indonesia military plane crash toll rises to 142

    The death toll from the crash of an Indonesian air force plane packed with military personnel and their families rose to 142 Wednesday, as witnesses described people fleeing the disaster zone covered …

  • A Day in the Life of an Executive Chef
    A Day in the Life of an Executive Chef

    ‘Routine chaos’ – is a term that perhaps most accurately describes the daily life of a chef. Many aspects of a chef’s work are routine, as in doing prep, doing orders and cooking meals. But no day is …

  • Penang will protect those living on 1MDB’s Air Itam land, prospective buyers …
    Penang will protect those living on 1MDB’s Air Itam land, prospective buyers … The Malay Mail Online - 27 minutes ago

    GEORGE TOWN, July 1 ― The Penang government today warned those said to have expressed interest in buying 1Malaysia Development Berhad’s (1MDB) Air Itam land that the state would not so easily... … More »

  • Rebel fire kills 20 civilians in Yemen's Aden: medics
    Rebel fire kills 20 civilians in Yemen's Aden: medics AFP News - 28 minutes ago

    Rebel fire on a residential district of Yemen's battleground second city Aden killed at least 20 civilians and wounded 41 early Wednesday, medical sources said. The Huthi Shiite rebels and their allies pounded the city's loyalist-held Al-Mansura … More »

  • China passes national security law
    China passes national security law AFP News - 39 minutes ago

    China passed a wide-ranging new national security law Wednesday, expanding its legal reach over the Internet and even outer space as concerns grow about ever-tighter limits on rights. The rubber-stamp National People's Congress standing committee … More »

  • South Korea court rules in favour of Samsung subsidiaries merger
    South Korea court rules in favour of Samsung subsidiaries merger AFP News - 43 minutes ago

    A South Korean court on Wednesday ruled in favour of a proposed merger of two Samsung Group subsidiaries, rejecting a US hedge fund's motion to stop the eight-billion-dollar acquisition. US hedge fund Elliott had asked for a court injunction to … More »

  • China manufacturing sees slight pick-up in June
    China manufacturing sees slight pick-up in June AFP News - 45 minutes ago

    The official Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) released by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) came in at 50.2 last month, matching May's six-month high. Production increased steadily in June with high-technology and consumer product-related … More »

  • Long lines in Greece as banks reopen; new proposal weighed
    Long lines in Greece as banks reopen; new proposal weighed Associated Press - 47 minutes ago

    Eurozone finance ministers were set to weigh Greece's latest proposal for aid Wednesday, hours after the country's international bailout expired without a deal, cutting it off from vital financing and ... … More »

  • Solar Impulse reaches half way in Japan-US leg
    Solar Impulse reaches half way in Japan-US leg AFP News - 47 minutes ago

    A solar-powered aircraft flying between Japan and Hawaii as part of a round-the-world bid passed the halfway point of the perilous Pacific Ocean crossing Wednesday, and smashed its own endurance record. Solar Impulse 2 had travelled 50 percent of … More »

  • Indonesia military plane crash toll rises to 142
    Indonesia military plane crash toll rises to 142 AFP News - 47 minutes ago

    The death toll from the crash of an Indonesian air force plane packed with military personnel and their families rose to 142 Wednesday, as witnesses described people fleeing the disaster zone covered in blood with their clothes alight. It was the … More »

  • Police quell riot at Australian prison over smoking ban
    Police quell riot at Australian prison over smoking ban AFP News - 47 minutes ago

    Heavily-armed police quelled a riot involving up to 300 inmates at an Australian jail Wednesday over the introduction of a smoking ban, with a handful of prisoners injured. Melbourne's Metropolitan Remand Centre remains in lockdown after the … More »

  • Police: 141 bodies recovered from Indonesia plane crash
    Police: 141 bodies recovered from Indonesia plane crash Associated Press - 48 minutes ago

    MEDAN, Indonesia (AP) — The death toll from the crash of an air force transport plane in Indonesia jumped to more than 140 on Wednesday, as officials confirmed a bigger-than-previously-reported passenger list and a growing number of victims from the … More »

  • Facebook's Zuckerberg wants to figure out social equation
    Facebook's Zuckerberg wants to figure out social equation AFP Relax - 49 minutes ago

    Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg figures there could be a formula that explains how people think. During a wide-ranging online question-and-answer session on his Facebook page Tuesday, Zuckerberg told famed physicist Stephen Hawking he would … More »

  • The Latest on Indonesia: Jokowi orders procurement overhaul
    The Latest on Indonesia: Jokowi orders procurement overhaul Associated Press - 50 minutes ago

    MEDAN, Indonesia (AP) — The latest on the Indonesian military plane crash (all times local): … More »

  • Asian stocks higher as investors watch Greek debt talks
    Asian stocks higher as investors watch Greek debt talks Associated Press - 51 minutes ago

    Asian shares rose on Wednesday as investors watched to see the next step as Greece fell into arrears after failing to make a debt repayment on Tuesday. Investors worry a default on its debts will lead ... … More »

  • First lady hosts Girl Scout campout on White House lawn
    First lady hosts Girl Scout campout on White House lawn Associated Press - 53 minutes ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Some lucky Girl Scouts were set for the ultimate camping experience Tuesday: an overnight in tents pitched on the White House South Lawn. Until late-night rain and thunder washed out the campout. … More »

  • Clinton emails show old friend advising on foreign policy
    Clinton emails show old friend advising on foreign policy Reuters - 53 minutes ago

    By Jonathan Allen and Alistair Bell NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A longtime friend of Hillary Clinton gave her detailed advice on issues ranging from British politics to Afghanistan and Iran while she was secretary of state even though he was … More »

  • Myanmar fisherman goes home after 22 years as a slave
    Myanmar fisherman goes home after 22 years as a slave Associated Press - 54 minutes ago

    All he did was ask to go home. The last time the Burmese slave made the same request, he was beaten almost to death. But after being gone eight years and forced to work on a boat in faraway Indonesia, ... … More »

  • Sexy six-packs back in 'Magic Mike XXL'
    Sexy six-packs back in 'Magic Mike XXL' AFP Relax - 55 minutes ago

    Sexy strippers with rippling six-packs are front and center once more in "Magic Mike XXL," with Channing Tatum again starring in the more light-hearted sequel to the 2012 original. The first "Magic Mike" film by director Steven Soderbergh was a … More »

  • Record 137,000 refugees, migrants crossed Mediterranean this year
    Record 137,000 refugees, migrants crossed Mediterranean this year AFP News - 1 hour 4 minutes ago

    A record 137,000 people made the perilous journey across the Mediterranean to Europe in the first half of 2015, most of them fleeing war, conflict and persecution, the United Nations said on Wednesday. "Europe is living through a maritime refugee … More »

  • State Dept. releases nearly 2,000 Clinton emails
    State Dept. releases nearly 2,000 Clinton emails AFP News - 1 hour 8 minutes ago

    The State Department released nearly 2,000 emails from Hillary Clinton's time as top US diplomat, following orders from a federal judge. The large tranche of emails, mainly from 2009, was made public shortly before 9:00 pm (0100 GMT Wednesday) on … More »

  • No intent against Umno in Rafizi’s church attack remarks, court told
    No intent against Umno in Rafizi’s church attack remarks, court told The Malay Mail Online - 1 hour 10 minutes ago

    PETALING JAYA, July 1 — Opposition lawmaker Rafizi Ramli had no intention to insult or provoke Umno when he insinuated its members were behind an alleged plan to attack churches in Selangor last... … More »

 
  • Malaysian woman pines for sibling in Syria

    The fear of losing her only sibling has left a woman anxious every time she watches the news on TV, especially when it is a story on the involvement of Malaysians in the militant group Islamic State (Isis), Singapore's Straits Times reported today. More than 60 Malaysian women have reportedly left for Isis battle zones in Syria and Iraq, and...

  • Elderly man sings parody of defects in Singapore condo

    An elderly man, unhappy with the condition of his condominium in Singapore, has come up with a music video parody to highlight the flaws and defects in buildings in the city state. The lyrics start with “See the buildings crumbling down”, sung to the tune of popular nursery rhyme “London Bridge is Falling Down”. The music video on YouTube,...

  • Myanmar KFC fans queue for hours for first taste of US fast food
    Myanmar KFC fans queue for hours for first taste of US fast food

    Fried chicken aficionados queued for hours at Myanmar's first KFC restaurant Tuesday, as the US fast food chain became the latest big foreign brand to open an outlet in the long-cloistered nation. KFC is the first major US restaurant chain to open in the country as reforms and the removal of most sanctions since the end of outright junta rule tempt investors to a market of millions of prospective consumers. My aunt in Singapore says it is also famous there," the 50-year-old told AFP, brushing off concerns that a taste for foreign fast food could lead to expanding waistlines.