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Umno won’t punish MP for careless remarks on Karpal’s death, says sec-gen

Umno won’t punish MP for careless remarks on Karpal’s death, says sec-gen

The Malay Mail Online - 1 hour 44 minutes ago KUALA LUMPUR, April 20 — Umno will not censure its Langkawi MP Datuk Nawawi Ahmad, who provoked public outrage with his insensitive Facebook posts on Karpal Singh’s death, the party’s...

  • Two killed in Bahrain car explosion - Interior Ministry Reuters - 4 hours ago

    An explosion in a car killed two people and wounded a third in Bahrain on Saturday, the Interior Ministry said. The ministry said on its Twitter account the explosion … More »Two killed in Bahrain car explosion - Interior Ministry

    An explosion in a car killed two people and wounded a third in Bahrain on Saturday, the Interior Ministry said. The ministry said on its Twitter account the explosion was in the mostly Shi'ite village of al-Maqshaa', along the Budayya highway, outside of the capital Manama. "Initial inspections uncovered two burnt bodies …

  • A view of the "Los Angeles Times" newspaper building in downtown Los Angeles
    Reports of gunman at Los Angeles Times building - police Reuters - 5 hours ago

    Reports that an unidentified person had threatened to open fire on the third floor of the building came in after 7 p.m. local time (0200 GMT), said Los Angeles Police … More »Reports of gunman at Los Angeles Times building - police

    A view of the "Los Angeles Times" newspaper building in downtown Los Angeles

    Reports that an unidentified person had threatened to open fire on the third floor of the building came in after 7 p.m. local time (0200 GMT), said Los Angeles Police Department spokesman Gus Villanueva. The Los Angeles Times newspaper, which has its headquarters in the building, said on social media website Twitter that …

  • Tottenham's Brazilian midfielder Sandro (L) vies with Benfica's Serbian forward Filip Djuricic during the UEFA Europa League Round of 16 football match SL Benfica vs Tottenham Hotspur FC at the Luz stadium in Lisbon on March 20, 2014
    Angry Sandro 'not good enough', says Sherwood AFP News - 19 hours ago

    Brazil international midfielder Sandro has lost his place in the Tottenham Hotspur squad because he is "not good enough" to get into the team, manager Tim Sherwood said … More »Angry Sandro 'not good enough', says Sherwood

    Tottenham's Brazilian midfielder Sandro (L) vies with Benfica's Serbian forward Filip Djuricic during the UEFA Europa League Round of 16 football match SL Benfica vs Tottenham Hotspur FC at the Luz stadium in Lisbon on March 20, 2014

    Brazil international midfielder Sandro has lost his place in the Tottenham Hotspur squad because he is "not good enough" to get into the team, manager Tim Sherwood said on Saturday. I don't think he's good enough to be in the side at the moment," Sherwood told BT Sport after his side's 3-1 win over Fulham at White Hart …

  • Football: Angry Sandro 'not good enough', says Sherwood AFP News - 20 hours ago

    Brazil international midfielder Sandro has lost his place in the Tottenham Hotspur squad because he is "not good enough" to get into the team, manager Tim Sherwood said … More »Football: Angry Sandro 'not good enough', says Sherwood

    Brazil international midfielder Sandro has lost his place in the Tottenham Hotspur squad because he is "not good enough" to get into the team, manager Tim Sherwood said on Saturday. I don't think he's good enough to be in the side at the moment," Sherwood told BT Sport after his side's 3-1 win over Fulham at White Hart …

  • The Nasdaq exchange advertises China's Weibo in Times Square moments before it began trading on the Nasdaq exchange under the ticker symbol WB on April 17, 2014 in New York City
    Questions on bubble as tech momentum fades AFP News - Sat, Apr 19, 2014

    "There are some astronomical valuations out there," says Roger Kay, an analyst who follows tech companies at Endpoint Technologies. Twitter shares have tumbled some … More »Questions on bubble as tech momentum fades

    The Nasdaq exchange advertises China's Weibo in Times Square moments before it began trading on the Nasdaq exchange under the ticker symbol WB on April 17, 2014 in New York City

    "There are some astronomical valuations out there," says Roger Kay, an analyst who follows tech companies at Endpoint Technologies. Twitter shares have tumbled some 40 percent since peaking last year, but the popular messaging platform still carries a valuation of $25 billion, despite never having posted a profit. Some …

  • Turkish Prime Minster Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Ankara on April 17, 2014
    Turkey PM appeals to top court over Internet 'privacy breach' AFP News - Sat, Apr 19, 2014

    Turkey's embattled premier made a formal complaint to the country's top court on Friday, saying secret recordings spread on the Internet were a violation of his family's … More »Turkey PM appeals to top court over Internet 'privacy breach'

    Turkish Prime Minster Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Ankara on April 17, 2014

    Turkey's embattled premier made a formal complaint to the country's top court on Friday, saying secret recordings spread on the Internet were a violation of his family's rights. Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan told the Constitutional Court that the failure of social media websites to remove leaked recordings featuring …

  • Erdogan addresses members of parliament from his ruling AK Party during a meeting at the Turkish parliament in Ankara
    Erdogan challenges social media in top Turkish court Reuters - Sat, Apr 19, 2014

    By Orhan Coskun ANKARA (Reuters) - Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan applied to Turkey's constitutional court on Friday to challenge the alleged violation of his and his … More »Erdogan challenges social media in top Turkish court

    Erdogan addresses members of parliament from his ruling AK Party during a meeting at the Turkish parliament in Ankara

    By Orhan Coskun ANKARA (Reuters) - Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan applied to Turkey's constitutional court on Friday to challenge the alleged violation of his and his family's rights by social media, a senior official in his office told Reuters. Erdogan's government blocked Twitter and YouTube in March, drawing international …

  • Erdogan addresses members of parliament from his ruling AK Party during a meeting at the Turkish parliament in Ankara
    Erdogan challenges social media in top Turkish court - media Reuters - Sat, Apr 19, 2014

    ANKARA (Reuters) - Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan applied to Turkey's constitutional court on Friday to challenge the alleged violation of his and his family's … More »Erdogan challenges social media in top Turkish court - media

    Erdogan addresses members of parliament from his ruling AK Party during a meeting at the Turkish parliament in Ankara

    ANKARA (Reuters) - Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan applied to Turkey's constitutional court on Friday to challenge the alleged violation of his and his family's rights by social media, broadcaster CNN Turk and other media said. His government blocked Twitter and YouTube in March, drawing international condemnation, …

  • Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan (R) and president Abdullah Gul in Istanbul on May 29, 2013
    Turkey president rules out Russia-style job swap AFP News - Sat, Apr 19, 2014

    Turkish President Abdullah Gul ruled out Friday a Russia-style job swap with Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan but said he had no firm plans yet for his political future. … More »Turkey president rules out Russia-style job swap

    Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan (R) and president Abdullah Gul in Istanbul on May 29, 2013

    Turkish President Abdullah Gul ruled out Friday a Russia-style job swap with Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan but said he had no firm plans yet for his political future. Asked about speculation of a Putin-Medvedev-style job swap, Gul said: "I do not believe that such a formula would be appropriate for a democracy." …

  • A businessman walks in front of a share prices board in Tokyo on April 16, 2014
    Asian shares mostly up in quiet trade AFP News - Sat, Apr 19, 2014

    Asian markets mostly rose while the dollar edged up in holiday-narrowed trade on Friday following a mixed lead from Wall Street and news of a deal between Russia and … More »Asian shares mostly up in quiet trade

    A businessman walks in front of a share prices board in Tokyo on April 16, 2014

    Asian markets mostly rose while the dollar edged up in holiday-narrowed trade on Friday following a mixed lead from Wall Street and news of a deal between Russia and the West to ease Ukraine tensions. The Nasdaq was also boosted by Sina Weibo, a Twitter-like Chinese micro-blogging site, which soared 19.1 percent on its …

  • Philadelphia chocolate store: Tax issue resolved Associated Press - Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    A Philadelphia chocolate maker and candy store says it has resolved a tax issue that threatened to shutter the establishment days before Easter. Blasius Chocolate Factory … More »Philadelphia chocolate store: Tax issue resolved

    A Philadelphia chocolate maker and candy store says it has resolved a tax issue that threatened to shutter the establishment days before Easter. Blasius Chocolate Factory says on its Facebook page that ...

  • Powerful earthquake rattles Mexico, shakes buildings Reuters - Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    A powerful earthquake struck Mexico on Friday, shaking buildings in the capital and sending people running out into the street, though there were no early reports of … More »Powerful earthquake rattles Mexico, shakes buildings

    A powerful earthquake struck Mexico on Friday, shaking buildings in the capital and sending people running out into the street, though there were no early reports of major damage. The magnitude 7.5 quake was centered in the southwestern state of Guerrero, close to the Pacific beach resort of Acapulco, the U.S. Geological …

  • Now, share your exact location with Facebook friends IANS - Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    New York, April 18 (IANS) Soon, you will be able to share your exact location with your Facebook friends. The company has launched a new feature which can let you see … More »Now, share your exact location with Facebook friends

    New York, April 18 (IANS) Soon, you will be able to share your exact location with your Facebook friends. The company has launched a new feature which can let you see which of your friends are nearby. The 'Nearby Friends' feature must be turned on by the user to let his/her location known to group of friends. The feature …

  • Facebook rolls out 'nearby friends' feature
    Facebook rolls out 'nearby friends' feature AFP Relax - Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    Facebook on Thursday began rolling out a feature allowing users of its mobile app to use smartphone location to discover friends near them. The optional "nearby friends" … More »Facebook rolls out 'nearby friends' feature

    Facebook rolls out 'nearby friends' feature

    Facebook on Thursday began rolling out a feature allowing users of its mobile app to use smartphone location to discover friends near them. The optional "nearby friends" feature "helps you discover which friends are nearby or on the go," said product manager Andrea Vaccari in a blog announcement. "If you turn on Nearby …

  • Told to ‘shut up’ on Twitter, Zul Noordin lashes back at Khairy
    Told to ‘shut up’ on Twitter, Zul Noordin lashes back at Khairy The Malay Mail Online - Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    KUALA LUMPUR, April 18 — A feud is breaking out between former Perkasa vice president Datuk Zulkifli Noordin and Umno Youth chief Khairy Jamaluddin on Twitter. Told … More »Told to ‘shut up’ on Twitter, Zul Noordin lashes back at Khairy

    Told to ‘shut up’ on Twitter, Zul Noordin lashes back at Khairy

    KUALA LUMPUR, April 18 — A feud is breaking out between former Perkasa vice president Datuk Zulkifli Noordin and Umno Youth chief Khairy Jamaluddin on Twitter. Told unequivocally by the minister...

  • Nobel laureate Garcia Marquez dies IANS - Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    Mexico City, April 18 (IANS/EFE) Colombian Nobel prize-winning writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez died Thursday at his home in this capital, the chairman of Mexico's National … More »Nobel laureate Garcia Marquez dies

    Mexico City, April 18 (IANS/EFE) Colombian Nobel prize-winning writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez died Thursday at his home in this capital, the chairman of Mexico's National Council for Culture and the Arts said. "He is a man who has entered into eternity and universality," Rafael Tovar told Mexican television. "A thousand …

  • Weibo Corporation Chairman Charles Chao speaks during a visit to the NASDAQ MarketSite in Times Square in celebration of Weibo's initial public offering (IPO) on The NASDAQ Stock Market in New York
    Weibo debut highlights complicated dance with Chinese censors Reuters - Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    By Gerry Shih and Yimou Lee SAN FRANCISCO/HONG KONG (Reuters) - Weibo Corp executives on Thursday toasted the Chinese social media firm's debut at Nasdaq's New York … More »Weibo debut highlights complicated dance with Chinese censors

    Weibo Corporation Chairman Charles Chao speaks during a visit to the NASDAQ MarketSite in Times Square in celebration of Weibo's initial public offering (IPO) on The NASDAQ Stock Market in New York

    By Gerry Shih and Yimou Lee SAN FRANCISCO/HONG KONG (Reuters) - Weibo Corp executives on Thursday toasted the Chinese social media firm's debut at Nasdaq's New York headquarters. Hours earlier in Beijing, Charles Xue, a Chinese-American venture capitalist and prominent Weibo user, celebrated a different kind of coming-out: …

  • I love my body: Kate Upton IANS - Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    Los Angeles, April 18 (IANS) Model Kate Upton says that like every woman she has "moments of insecurity", but she loves her body and is proud of her frame. She took … More »I love my body: Kate Upton

    Los Angeles, April 18 (IANS) Model Kate Upton says that like every woman she has "moments of insecurity", but she loves her body and is proud of her frame. She took to Twitter to express her thoughts, reports dailystar.co.uk.

  • Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks Associated Press - Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    A look at Nasdaq 10 most-active stocks at the close of trading: Cisco Systems Inc. rose .8 percent to $23.21 with 47,542,000 shares traded. Facebook Inc. fell 1.3 percent … More »Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks

    A look at Nasdaq 10 most-active stocks at the close of trading: Cisco Systems Inc. rose .8 percent to $23.21 with 47,542,000 shares traded. Facebook Inc. fell 1.3 percent to $58.94 with 77,145,000 shares ...

  • People walk by the Nasdaq exchange in Times Square moments before China's Weibo began trading on the Nasdaq exchange under the ticker symbol WB on April 17, 2014 in New York City
    Sina Weibo shares jump 19% in US debut AFP News - Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    Sina Weibo, China's answer to Twitter, debuted on the Nasdaq exchange Thursday with a 19.1 percent jump despite an IPO that went out undersubscribed and lower priced … More »Sina Weibo shares jump 19% in US debut

    People walk by the Nasdaq exchange in Times Square moments before China's Weibo began trading on the Nasdaq exchange under the ticker symbol WB on April 17, 2014 in New York City

    Sina Weibo, China's answer to Twitter, debuted on the Nasdaq exchange Thursday with a 19.1 percent jump despite an IPO that went out undersubscribed and lower priced than hoped. In a spate of buying that suggested that Wall Street's waters are still welcoming to loss-making technology high flyers, and to Chinese firms …