• With eye on straight fights, STAR leader seeks to join Sarawak Pakatan Harapan

    KUCHING, March 27 — State Reform Party (STAR) expressed today its wish to join the Sarawak Pakatan Harapan Opposition in a bid to see straight fights between the Opposition and the ruling Barisan...

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  • Indonesian girl howls through circumcision as debate heats up

    Indonesian toddler Salsa Djafar was wearing a glittering golden crown decorated with ribbons and a shiny purple dress to mark a special occasion -- her circumcision day. At the celebrations attended by relatives, shrieks filled the modest, yellow-walled house in remote Gorontalo province as a traditional healer covered the 18-month-old girl with a white sheet and sliced skin off her genitals. "It's hard to see her crying like this, but it is tradition," her father Arjun Djafar, a 23-year-old labourer, told AFP at last month's ceremony.

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  • Donald Trump printed out made-up £300bn Nato invoice and handed it to Angela Merkel

    Angela Merkel will reportedly ignore Donald Trump’s attempts to extricate £300bn from Germany for what he deems to be owed contributions to Nato. The US President is said to have had an “invoice” printed out outlining the sum estimated by his aides as covering Germany’s unpaid contributions for defence. Said to be presented during private talks in Washington, the move has been met with criticism from German and Nato officials.

    The Independent
  • United Airlines bans female passengers from flight because they wore leggings

    A United Airlines agent stopped two girls from flying because they were wearing leggings, Twitter user and activist Shannon Watts said on Sunday, sparking a firestorm of backlash online for policing women’s clothing. Another girl wearing grey leggings had to change before she was allowed to board her flight at Denver International Airport. The witness said the girl appeared to be 10 years old and was attempting to fly from Denver to Minneapolis.

    The Independent
  • Celtics cool off Heat, join Cavaliers atop NBA Eastern Conference

    The Boston Celtics held off the Miami Heat 112-108 on Sunday to pull into a virtual tie atop the NBA's Eastern Conference with the reigning champion Cleveland Cavaliers. The Celtics' fourth straight victory gave them one more win than the Cavs -- who fell to the Washington Wizards on Saturday.

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  • Sarawakians to pay RM8.65b debt for RM2.5b Bakun Dam, Opposition claims

    KUCHING, March 27 — Claiming the Sarawak government overpaid in acquiring the Bakun Dam project, a state Opposition politician warned today that locals may be stuck paying back the state’s...

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  • Kanye West and Kim Kardashian attend emotional family funeral

    The couple dressed all in black for the service in Los Angeles.

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  • Lucasfilm lost sleep over uncanny resurrections of 'Rogue One'

    It grossed $1 billion and picked up numerous awards nominations, but a particular aspect of "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" proved one of the most controversial moments in the entire franchise. Fans were polarized by the computer-generated appearances of the long-dead Peter Cushing and a youthful Carrie Fisher, with some admiring the technical wizardry but many dismissing their inclusion as downright creepy. With Lucasfilm planning to release the DVD and Blu-ray of "Rogue One" on April 4, fans will get an insight into just how well the film's crew understood that its flirtation with the "uncanny valley" of computer-generated human images was a huge risk.

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  • I tried to take a laptop on a flight - here's what happened

    Thousands of travelers were forced to put iPads, laptops and tablets into their checked luggage on Saturday as Britain’s ban on electronics on flights from six predominantly Muslim countries came into effect. 

    The Telegraph
  • Man caught ‘holding eight women captive at luxury home and calling them his diamond kitties’

    An alleged human-trafficker in the US is facing more than 200 years in prison after he was accused of holding eight women he referred to as his “diamond kitties” captive. Kenndric Roberts, 33, lured the women online to a rented $1m (£800,000) home in Atlanta, Georgia, with the promise of modelling work. According to NBC News, police reported a claim by one woman that Kendrick had threatened her on numerous occasions including one instance “where he stated he was going to pay someone to cut her chest open, take out the implants and cut her up”.

    The Independent
  • Japan avalanche: Eight schoolchildren feared dead at ski resort north of Tokyo

    Eight Japanese high school students are feared dead after being caught in an avalanche on Monday during a mountain climbing outing at a ski resort, authorities said. Tochigi prefecture's crisis management office said that six students were showing no vital signs and three others were injured. Television footage showed heavy snow on the mountain.

    The Telegraph
  • North-South Line MRT trains to stop on tracks for testing on 28 March

    SMRT trains will be briefly stopped in their tracks on Tuesday night for testing. Trains on the North-South Line of the MRT will be stopped for about 10 minutes starting at 11pm Tuesday night (28 March) to switch over to a new signalling system, the Land Transport Authority (LTA) and SMRT said in a joint media release Monday. According to SMRT, there will be no change to the train service hours.

    Yahoo News Singapore
  • How 82 seconds of hell started with a WhatsApp message

    At the Preston Park Hotel in Brighton on Wednesday morning, Adrian Ajao was chatting with hotel staff about his plans for the day as he checked out at reception. Across the river, Spanish teacher Aysha Frade was in the middle of lessons at DLD College near Waterloo Station.

    The Telegraph
  • Hyundai suspends China plant for a week amid diplomatic stand-off

    By Hyunjoo Jin SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's Hyundai Motor on Monday said it had suspended production at one of its Chinese factories for a week, fuelling concern that a diplomatic standoff may be hurting sales in the automaker's top market. South Korean companies, from cosmetics firms to retailers, say they are being targeted in China because of Beijing's objections to a planned deployment of the U.S. Terminal High Altitude Area Defence (THAAD) system in South Korea. China worries the system's powerful radar can penetrate its territory.

  • Nazri: ‘I was waiting for Dr M to speak first’

    KUALA LUMPUR, March 26 — Datuk Seri Nazri Abdul Aziz said today he kept silent during his meeting with Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad at Padang Rengas because he did not want to intrude on his privacy....

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  • US immigration judge grants asylum to Singapore teen blogger

    CHICAGO (AP) — A blogger from Singapore who was jailed for his online posts blasting his government was granted asylum to remain in the United States, an immigration judge ruled.

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  • Lingard has heart set on extending Old Trafford deal

    (Reuters) - Manchester United winger Jesse Lingard says his "heart is at Old Trafford" and negotiations are ongoing over a new deal with the club that will extend a contract that runs out at the end of next season. Despite enjoying a strong start to the season, Lingard has failed to cement a place in Jose Mourinho's starting lineup, starting only 10 times in all competitions. Lingard, who has been at the club since he was seven, is well aware that there is healthy competition for first-team spots at the club but is hoping to make the most of his opportunities.

  • 'Unparalleled' number of dinosaur tracks found in Australia

    An "unprecedented" 21 different types of dinosaur tracks have been found on a stretch of Australia's remote coastline, scientists said Monday, dubbing it the nation's Jurassic Park. Palaeontologists from the University of Queensland and James Cook University said it was the most diverse such discovery in the world, unearthed in rocks up to 140 millions years old in the Kimberley region of Western Australia. Steve Salisbury, lead author of a paper on the findings published in the Memoir of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology, said the tracks were "globally unparalleled".

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  • When collecting toys is not just a hobby but a ‘commitment’

    KUALA LUMPUR, March 27 — Tang Kok Weng tries his best to hide it, but there is no missing that glow of pride on his face as he watches a crowd of curious onlookers snapping pictures of his toy...

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  • Antonio Banderas underwent surgery after suffering heart attack

    The actor attributed the health scare to stress.

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