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MotoGP champ Marquez sets another Marc in Sepang

SEPANG: MotoGP champion Marc Marquez made history after powering his way to pole position in the Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix at the Sepang International Circuit.

WHO: Ebola cases cross 10,000 mark, fatality rate close to 50%

GENEVA: The death toll from the Ebola epidemic rose to 4,922, with 10,141 known cases in eight countries as at Oct 23, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Saturday.

Google exec makes record skydive from edge of space

WASHINGTON: A Google executive set a new record Friday by jumping successfully from near the top of the stratosphere - some 135,000 feet, or 41,000 meters high, his project website said.

Hang Tuah, Mahsuri to feature in new stamp collection

KUALA LUMPUR: Local folk legend Hang Tuah will be depicted on a new stamp collection on Malay folklore, to be launched by Pos Malaysia on Monday.

Calls for Muslims to forge greater unity

KUALA LUMPUR: As Muslims usher in the Islamic new year of 1436 Hijrah today, calls have emerged for the community to discard differences of opinion and forge greater unity.

Students and community members attend a vigil at the Grove Church following a shooting at Marysville-Pilchuck High School in Marysville, Washington October 24, 2014.  REUTERS/Jason Redmond

Two killed, four wounded in Washington state school shooting

MARYSVILLE Wash. (Reuters) - A student shot dead a female classmate and wounded four others when he opened fire in the cafeteria of his Washington state high school on Friday, apparently after a fight with fellow students, authorities said.

Highway tragedy: Passers-by looking at one of the badly damaged cars involved in the collision along Jalan Johor Baru-Mersing.

Two tragedies 15km apart

KOTA TINGGI: Two sisters with a common passion for make-up were killed along with three men in a head-on collision at KM61.2 along Jalan Johor Baru-Mersing.

The wisdom of a no-ransom policy

When kidnappers faced military might instead of receiving pay-offs, they left Sabah alone but now the lucrative business is starting up again.

Chicken Biryani

Biryani is a combination of rice and spices, cooked with vegetables, meat, fish or eggs. Here's a biryani recipe.

Workers at a Beijing construction site yesterday. The Chinese economy expanded 7.3% in the third quarter, lower than the 7.5% expansion in the previous three months and the slowest since the depths of the global financial crisis, the government announced. - AFP

US foreign policy in Asia

THE United States is a global power. Asia the largest continent on earth. The Asian economies of the proposed RCEP (Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership) alone now constitute 30% of global output, with consistently the highest growth rates and holding the largest reserves in the world.

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Pro-democracy protesters point and scuffle with a man holding a Chinese flag who came to the protesters' barricade to oppose them blocking roads at Mongkok shopping district in Hong Kong October 24, 2014. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

Anti-Occupy mob roughs up Hong Kong journalists

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Three journalists were roughed up on Saturday evening in Hong Kong after being confronted by pro-government protesters holding a rally to oppose a four-week long "Occupy" movement of the financial hub's streets by pro-democracy demonstrators.

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Let’s play ball: Patrick Tee and Saw Cheng Pheng (on the ground), founders of PCFreestyle, a company that offers freestyle football talents for stage performances at events, show off some of their moves.
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