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1,600 'pandas' arrive in Malaysia

PETALING JAYA: The 1,600 Pandas World Tour made its debut in Malaysia on Sunday morning, in a bid to increase awareness on animal welfare and environmental conservation.

Boxing great Muhammad Ali hospitalised with pneumonia

BOXING legend Muhammad Ali has been hospitalised with pneumonia and is expected to recover because the illness was caught early, a spokesman said on Saturday.

Instagram removes New York cop-killer’s account

SAN FRANCISCO: Popular photo-sharing network Instagram has taken down the account of a man who allegedly assassinated two New York City police officers in an “execution-style” shooting.

Australian Defence Minister David Johnston speaks during a news conference in Baghdad September 22, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmed Saad

Australian PM Abbott reshuffles cabinet to focus on jobs, families

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott, battling a slide in public support, reshuffled his cabinet on Sunday, promoting the overseer of a tough immigration programme and throwing out his gaffe-prone defence minister.

Furious at leaks, Madonna releases songs early

New York (AFP) - Madonna on Saturday suddenly released six new songs months ahead of schedule, furious that early versions had leaked online in what she had described as "artistic rape.

Find a middle ground

The bridges that connect us as Malaysians are far more important than the walls that some want to build to accentuate our differences.

Malay views take bloom

Perkasa president Datuk Ibrahim Ali’s voice has been so dominant that many think his views reflect that of all Malays. But are things about to shift now with more moderate Malays speaking out?

Mother charged with murder of eight children in Australia

The mother of seven of eight children killed in the northern city of Cairns was charged with their murder on Sunday, Australian police said, as grieving family members paid emotional tributes.

Policemen are pictured at the scene of a shooting where two New York Police officers were shot dead in the Brooklyn borough of New York, December 20, 2014.           REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Two New York police officers killed in ambush

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A gunman shot dead two New York City police officers and then killed himself, police said, after a social media post indicated he may having been seeking revenge for the death of an unarmed black man during an arrest attempt.

On a chain and a prayer

KOTA KINABALU: Chained to a hut in the jungles of Jolo for four of the six months he was in captivity and moved at least five times amid gunfire, fish breeder Chan Sai Chuin survived his 177-day ordeal by praying.

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