• Toyota Camry gets a top-to-bottom makeover

    Shaken by the advances of newer, sportier rivals, the Toyota Camry is trying to shed its vanilla reputation. The redesigned 2015 Camry, unveiled Wednesday at the New York International Auto Show, is longer ...

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    • ‘Huge’ Hindu, Buddhist statues against Islam, ex-judge says

      KUALA LUMPUR, April 16 — The “huge” statues at a Hindu temple in Batu Caves and Buddhist temple in Penang are an affront to Islam as the religion forbids idolatry, a retired Court of Appeals judge...

      The Malay Mail Online
      • Beat high car prices the VW way

        Volkswagen’s Das WeltAuto division offers buyers the chance to save tens of thousands of dollars Continue reading →

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        • N. Korea officials 'target London salon over Kim haircut ad'

          British police said Tuesday they had intervened after North Korean embassy officials reportedly told a London hairdresser to take down a discount haircuts advert featuring leader Kim Jong-Un. Mo Nabbach said two officials identifying themselves as being from the Stalinist state's mission took…

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          • Man City title hopes in tatters after Sunderland draw

            By Michael Hann LONDON (Reuters) - Manchester City's Premier League title hopes were dealt a crushing blow when they were held to a 2-2 draw by bottom club Sunderland at the Etihad Stadium on Wednesday. Everton suffered a shock 3-2 home defeat by mid-table Crystal Palace at Goodison Park to put a…

            Reuters
            • Singapore's Clermont Residence ranked 8th most lavish apartment in the world

              Ready to splurge US$47m on a penthouse? The cachet of owning the finest property in the centre of town is irresistible to the  world’s billionaires, who are increasingly looking for the ultra-luxurious ...

              Singapore Business Review
              • uFly fires flight instructor who appeared on CNN

                TORONTO (AP) — A Canadian flight simulator business fired an instructor who figured prominently in CNN's coverage of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, saying he showed up late to his regular job and "shamed Canadians" by dressing like a teenager.

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                • Philippine leader apologises over 'world's worst airport'

                  Philippine President Benigno Aquino publicly apologised on Wednesday for failures in air conditioning at Manila airport, already named by an online travel guide as the world's worst. The fresh debacle at Terminal 1, used by foreign airlines, came as millions of Filipinos begin travelling for the…

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                  • Woman's Ear Reattached with Help of Leeches

                    A 19-year-old woman who lost her ear to a dog attack got it back with the help of a few leeches. While plastic surgeons are trained to reattach severed organs, these reattachments are simplest when the cut is clean and sharp — as from a kitchen knife, Dr. Stephen Sullivan, a plastic surgeon at…

                    LiveScience.com
                    • StarHub 4G users to be charged from June as promo ends

                      Are you on the 4G or LTE mobile data network under StarHub? If so, you’ll have to start paying for the service.

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                      • All-new 2015 Toyota Camry becomes an edgier appliance

                        Toyota finds itself in a tricky situation. Those that enjoy cars as more than a simple means of transportation think of the Camry as a bland spongecake gone stale. And yet it's been the best-selling vehicle in the entire industry for the past 12 years, with a car rolling off the production line…

                        Motoramic
                        • Fired Yahoo exec gets $58M for 15 months of work

                          SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Yahoo's recently fired chief operating officer, Henrique de Castro, left the Internet company with a severance package of $58 million even though he lasted just 15 months on the job.

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                          • Bale stunner claims Cup win for Real over Barca

                            Gareth Bale raced away to score a stunning late winner as Real Madrid made light of the absence of top scorer Cristiano Ronaldo to beat arch-rivals Barcelona 2-1 to win a riveting King's Cup final on Wednesday. Wales winger Bale, who joined Real for a world record fee in the close season, galloped…

                            Reuters
                            • If filed, plane lawsuits might not get heard in US

                              Since Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 went missing, some lawyers have claimed they can get several millions of dollars in damages for each lost passenger by taking the cases to the United States. But past ...

                              Associated Press
                              • Raymond Wong said child actress did not faint

                                The actor clarified rumours about child actress Celine Yeung supposedly fainting while filming a shower scene

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                                • Breakfast Are For Losers

                                  These track stars run like the wind, but eat just like us… almost.

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                                  • Anwar slams Khalid’s weak handling of Allah bible row

                                    PETALING JAYA, April 16 — Selangor Mentri Besar Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim should have taken a tougher stance and intervened in the bible seizure row to ensure a fairer outcome for Muslims and...

                                    The Malay Mail Online
                                    • Teething troubles for Chinese tourists in Thailand

                                      CHIANG MAI, Thailand (AP) — The bucolic, once laid-back campus of one of Thailand's top universities is under a security clampdown. Not against a terrorist threat, but against Chinese tourists.

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                                        • Chinese gold demand may rise 20% by 2017: industry body

                                          China's annual demand for gold could jump around 20 percent by 2017 as more of its increasingly wealthy population seek new ways to make money, the World Gold Council predicted on Tuesday. The forecast by the WGC comes after China became the world's largest gold-consuming nation in 2013, overtaking…

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