• Girl's gang rape in Indonesia prompts angry calls for protection

    Indonesian President Joko Widodo on Wednesday called for severe punishment for a group of men charged with raping and killing a schoolgirl, a case that has angered rights groups who say the government is not doing enough to protect women and children. Sexual violence is prevalent in Southeast Asia's most populous country, but gang rape is unusual. "We all grieve for (her) tragic passing," Widodo said on Twitter.

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  • Pregnant at 15, the teenage mothers of Romania

    Lorena and Diana are just two of the thousands of teenage mothers in Romania. In 2013, 15.6 percent of first children in Romania were born to teenage mothers, according to the latest figures from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union, published in 2015. Charities and campaign groups believe that many come from the Roma minority, which numbers about two million in Romania, in which early marriage is widespread.

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  • Apple loses Chinese lawsuit over iPhone name

    Apple Inc. has lost a legal fight with a Chinese company that a Beijing court says is allowed to use the iPhone name on wallets and handbags. The court said Apple failed to prove iPhone was a "famous ...

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  • DPP: Ex-KL CID chief owns 10 properties on RM12,000 monthly salary

    KUALA LUMPUR, May 4 — Former Kuala Lumpur Criminal Investigation Department (CID) chief Datuk Ku Chin Wah owns 10 properties in Malaysia even though he used to earn just RM12,107.81 monthly,...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Cole set to swap Coventry for Tampa Bay Rowdies in NASL

    (Reuters) - Former Chelsea and Liverpool midfielder Joe Cole is set to leave Coventry City and join Tampa Bay Rowdies in the North American Soccer League. The 34-year-old joined Coventry on a free transfer from Aston Villa in January after completing a loan spell at the League One (third-tier) club. "Joe's going to join Tampa Bay and it might happen pretty quickly if he can get international clearance, etc," Coventry boss Tony Mowbray told the Coventry Telegraph, adding that the out-of-contract midfielder would have been offered fresh terms had he opted to stay in England.

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  • As Trump becomes presumptive nominee, China urges objectivity

    By Ben Blanchard BEIJING (Reuters) - China on Wednesday urged people in the United States to take a rational and objective view of the relationship between the two countries, after Republican front-runner Donald Trump became the party's presumptive presidential nominee. Trump has proposed that tariffs on imported Chinese goods be increased to up to 45 percent and asserted that China had waged "economic war" against the United States, taking American jobs. On Sunday, he compared the U.S. trade deficit with China to rape.

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  • Indonesian becomes Internet hit after taking on motorbikes

    An Indonesian woman has become an unlikely Internet sensation after photos of her angrily stopping motorcyclists from driving on pavements in traffic-choked Jakarta went viral online. Alfini Lestari, a 34-year-old cook, was pictured with her arms outstretched as she physically blocked a horde of motorbikes from riding down the pavement alongside one of the capital's main thoroughfares during rush hour this week. After the picture was printed on the front page of a national newspaper, she quickly gained a following online in a city with some of the world's worst traffic jams, threadbare public transport and few areas where pedestrians can comfortably walk.

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  • Boy: Sister, stranger went into hills; she never came back

    When the stranger approached Ian and Ashlynne Mike at the school bus stop, the boy was wary. But his older sister got lured into the van, and he didn't want her to go alone, so he went, too. The man took ...

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  • Malaysian Bar: IGP’s daughter owning gun firm raises ‘serious concern’

    KUALA LUMPUR, May 4 ― The relationship between the Inspector-General of Police and his daughter who owns a firm selling firearms and ammunition was cause for “serious concern”, said Malaysian Bar...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Leicester's Thai owners vow to keep unlikely title-winners together

    By Simon Webb and Jutarat Skulpichetrat BANGKOK (Reuters) - The owners of English football champions Leicester City say they will resist attempts by more glamorous rivals to lure away their title-winning players, after an unlikely triumph that has captured the imagination of fans worldwide. Duty-free magnate Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha became the first Thai owner of an English Premier League title-winning team on Monday night, when the only club capable of catching them, Tottenham Hotspur, were held to a 2-2 draw by Chelsea. Leicester's journey from 5,000-1 outsiders to English champions has captivated football lovers everywhere, but also prompted predictions that the team could be broken up in the off-season as bigger clubs look to poach their best players.

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  • Chee questions who his opponent in Bukit Batok is after remarks by Goh CT and Tan CJ

    Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) chief Chee Soon Juan said on Tuesday (3 May) that he did not want to get distracted by comments made by members of the People’s Action Party (PAP) other than Murali Pillai ahead of the Bukit Batok by-election. Chee also said that he was getting “very confused” as to who his PAP opponent is in the by-election this Saturday (7 May). “I thought it was Mr Murali.

    Bryan Huang
  • Navy SEAL killed in Iraq was close to disgraced grandfather

    PHOENIX (AP) — The Navy SEAL killed in Iraq on Tuesday was identified as Charlie Keating IV, a former Phoenix high school star distance runner and the grandson of the late Arizona financier involved in the 1980s savings and loan scandal.

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  • Kylie Jenner's Met Gala dress made her bleed

    Kylie Jenner's silver beaded Balmain gown at the Met Gala caused her pain.

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  • Winners of 2016 US presidential contests, by state

    List of the US states and territories won by the five main Republican and Democratic presidential candidates in the 2016 White House nomination contests held since February 1:

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  • NBA's Warriors show champion class, Heat melt Toronto

    The Golden State Warriors produced a scintillating fightback to overpower the Portland Trail Blazers and take a stranglehold on their Western Conference semi-final series. The victory gives Golden State a formidable 2-0 lead heading into game three in Portland on Saturday. With Stephen Curry missing once more with a knee injury, it was left to Klay Thompson to provide the offensive threat.

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  • Iranian commander threatens to close Strait of Hormuz to US

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The deputy commander of Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guard said Iranian forces will close the strategic Strait of Hormuz to the United States and its allies if they "threaten" the Islamic Republic, Iranian state media reported on Wednesday.

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  • Dakota Johnson cut Met Gala short after lamp chop theft

    Dakota Johnson accidentally snorted with laughter when she was plied with tequila during an interview with Stephen Colbert on Tuesday night (03May16).

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  • A People Trained to Behave on Trains

    In Japan, there is an unspoken code of conduct when commuting on trains, even though there are no clearly-stated penalties for violations. Dipa Niranjan describes what train journeys are like during a typical work day in the Greater Tokyo Area. … Read more ›

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  • Close call for duo after car plunges into hole

    PETALING JAYA, May 4 — A car plunged into a 13m-deep sewage manhole here yesterday, trapping its occupants — an 85-year-old man and his maid — for over an hour. In the 2pm incident, the two were...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Anonymous attack Greek central bank, warns others

    Greece's central bank became the target of a cyber attack by activist hacking group Anonymous on Tuesday which disrupted service of its web site, a Bank of Greece official said on Wednesday. Today we have continuously taken down the website of the Bank of Greece," the group says in a video on You Tube.

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