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OPEC's move sparks oil price slump

VIENNA (AFP) - OPEC's decision against cutting oil production, despite a global glut in supplies, triggered a five-dollar collapse in crude prices and prompted a fall in early trading on Asian markets Friday.

Navy foils attempt to steal relics from sunken British warships

TANJUNG GELANG: A suspected attempt to steal relics from sunken British warships was foiled by the Royal Malaysian Navy (TLDM) following the arrest of 17 Vietnamese seamen on Thursday.

Thai parliament votes to ban commercial surrogacy

BANGKOK (AFP) - Thailand's parliament has voted to ban commercial surrogacy after outrage erupted over the unregulated industry following a series scandals including the case of an Australian couple accused of abandoning a baby with Down's syndrome.

Bad weather delays Japan asteroid probe lift off

TOKYO (AFP) - Bad weather will delay the launch of a Japanese space probe on a six-year mission to mine a distant asteroid, just weeks after a European spacecraft's historic landing on a comet captivated the world.

Pakistan frees 40 Indian prisoners

KARACHI (AFP) - Pakistan on Friday announced the release of 40 Indian prisoners, including 35 fishermen held for violating territorial waters, a day after a major South Asian summit closed.

'Phua Chu Kang' wants to spend more time with family

SINGAPORE: Actor-host Gurmit Singh is not renewing his full-time contract with MediaCorp when it expires at the end of the year, so that he can spend more time with his family.

Where is justice for Socky?

No creature should endure abuse, and such an act should not be tolerated in our country.

Pride of the family: Pravi (left) showing his result slip to his family members and neighbours.

Vernacular school pupil's hard work pays off

KULIM: Year Six pupil Pravi Muhammad Anggi Muhammad Firdaus speaks mainly Bahasa Malaysia at home and was not confident of even passing his Tamil language papers.

Feeling the pulse

Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak’s presidential speech was about walking the fine line between what the Umno grassroots want and what the party leadership wants for the party to survive.

Proud day: Munirah with her mother and her husband Sazali Alias on her graduation day.

Munirah’s sacrifices finally pay off

JOHOR BARU: She was 12 when her father died of a heart attack, pushing Munirah Mohd Sdolehuddin to help her mother run the home and take care of three younger children.

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German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble makes a speech prior to a vote on the federal budget, at the lower house of parliament Bundestag in Berlin November 28, 2014. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke
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In discussion: Nazri (left) being briefed by the SVAB legal team headed by Kulasegaran (third from left).

Memorandum on saving ashram presented to Nazri

A MEMORANDUM with legal pointers objecting to the development of the 110-year-old Vivekananda Ashram was presented to Tourism Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz by the legal team from the Save Vivekananda Ashram Action Committee (SVAB) on Wedenesday.

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