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AirAsia QZ8501: Military calls off recovery efforts

PANGKALAN BUN: The Indonesian military on Tuesday called off efforts to recover the wreckage of an Indonesia AirAsia plane that crashed into the Java Sea last month after failing for several days to lift the fuselage.

Over 80% of Malaysians worry about not having enough for retirement

PETALING JAYA: The long-term impact of the global economic downturn will be felt for many decades to come, according to HSBC’s survey of 16,000 people worldwide.

Obama lands in Saudi Arabia for talks with new king

RIYADH, Jan 27, 2015 (AFP) - US President Barack Obama landed in Saudi Arabia on Tuesday to shore up ties with new King Salman and offer condolences after the death of his predecessor Abdullah.

Cops thwart plans to riot during Thaipusam, 33 detained in Penang

GEORGE TOWN: Police detained 33 men suspected of planning to cause a riot during Thaipusam in Penang during a special operation on Sunday.

Pakistani teachers get gun training after Peshawar massacre

PESHAWAR, Pakistan, Jan 27, 2015 (AFP) - Teachers in northwest Pakistan are being given firearms training and will be allowed to take guns into the classroom in a bid to strengthen security following a Taliban massacre at a school last month.

Ex-lovers link up with phone call from Down Under

GEORGE TOWN: Former British soldier Warren Holbrook’s mission to track down a Malaysian woman he almost wed in 1968 has come to a fruitful end.

Dubai overtakes Heathrow as top international airport

DUBAI, Jan 27, 2015 (AFP) - Dubai International has overtaken London’s Heathrow Airport to become the world’s top hub in international travel after handling 70.47 million passengers in 2014, its authority said on Tuesday.

People walk in the Borough Hall section of downtown Brooklyn in New York City in falling snow, January 26, 2015.  REUTERS/Stephanie Keith

Snowstorm sweeps northeast U.S., New York spared its brunt

BOSTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - A blizzard swept across the northeastern United States on Tuesday, dropping as much as 2 feet (60 cm) of snow across Massachusetts and Connecticut even as its impact on New York City fell short of dire predictions.

Poor man’s meal: A photo submitted by Atty Sulaiman showing what a person can buy with RM7 a day – (from left) fish, tempe and rice.

Project shows what it means to be poor

BEIJING: How much food can we get with RM7?

Charged: Wan Mohammad Arif being escorted by policemen after being charged at a Sessions Court in Sepang. — Bernama

UiTM student charged with bid to aid IS

SEPANG: A marine engineering student was brought to court here over allegations of attempting to travel to Syria to aid terrorist group Islamic State’s (IS) cause.

Moderation an important part of Islamic teachings, says Egypt grand mufti

SINGAPORE: The principle of moderation in all things is a key part of Islamic teachings, a top Muslim religious figure said on Monday, as he urged Muslims to be wary of extremism.

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