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1:47 PM

Karpal Singh: Sadness looms as hearse reaches crematorium

GEORGE TOWN: The hearse of the late Karpal Singh reached the Batu Gantong Crematorium at about 1.35pm on Sunday.

1:35 PM

Russian state TV says 5 killed in east Ukraine clash

(Reuters) - Russian state television reported on Sunday that five people were killed when gunmen attacked a checkpoint manned by pro-Russian separatists near the eastern Ukrainian city of Slaviansk.

1:21 PM

DAP must stop PAS from tabling Private Member’s Bill, says Liow

KOTA KINABALU: It is incumbent on the DAP to stop the PAS led Kelantan to table a Private Member’s Bill for the implementation of the hudud law in the state, said MCA president Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai on Sunday.

12:47 PM

Karpal Singh’s final journey, thousands bid farewell

GEORGE TOWN: Thousands of people lined the streets of Penang to send off the hearse carrying Karpal Singh on his last journey. The casket was draped with a carpet bearing an image of a Tiger before it was carried out from the Dewan Sri Pinang on Sunday.

12:45 PM

Prosecutors extend Korea ferry captain's detention as death toll mounts

JINDO/MOKPO, South Korea (Reuters) - South Korean prosecutors investigating a ferry disaster said on Sunday they would seek to extend the detention of the ship's captain and two other crew by 10 days as they tried to determine the cause of an accident that may claim more than 300 lives.

12:24 PM

Four PR members charged with illegal assembly

JOHOR BARU: Four individuals from the Pakatan Rakyat have been charged at the Sessions Court here for illegally assembling at a prohibited place and for failing to notify the police at least 10 days before the event.

12:04 PM

Devastated family cling to teenager's 'I'll make it' vow

JINDO, South Korea, April 20, 2014 (AFP) - In a last terrified, tearful call to his elder sister, 16-year-old Kim Dong-Hyup promised to get off the sinking ferry alive.

11:32 AM

Azoospermia affects 1% of male population

Azoopsermia is a medical condition where a man does not have any measurable sperm in his semen. This affect about 1% of the male population and around 20% of all men presented with issues of infertility.

11:17 AM

Penang mourns passing of Karpal Singh, says Guan Eng in eulogy

GEORGE TOWN: Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng began delivering a state eulogy at the public funeral of Karpal Singh at Dewan Sri Pinang on Sunday. He said the state government mourned the untimely and unexpected passing of Karpal.

11:14 AM

Fresh tremor rattles Papua New Guinea after 7.5 quake

A fresh 6.1-magnitude tremor rattled Papua New Guinea's Bougainville island Sunday as officials scrambled for news of damage and casualties following a powerful earthquake overnight that sparked a tsunami alert.

10:57 AM

MH370 search: Mission enters 44th day, sea bed scans could end in days

PERTH: The search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 entered its 44th day on Sunday as Australian search officials said a crucial series of sonar scans of the Indian Ocean floor could be completed within a week.

9:30 AM

Karpal Singh: Photo Gallery

The Star Online pays tribute to prominent Malaysian politician Karpal Singh with a photo gallery of his funeral.

9:20 AM

Surrender talks set with separatists in Ukraine as standoff lasts into Easter

DONETSK/KIEV (Reuters) - A senior mediator from Europe's OSCE security body is due to start negotiating the surrender of pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine on Sunday, although hopes for a rapid end to the crisis are limited.

9:08 AM

First bodies pulled from submerged Korean ferry

JINDO , South Korea, April 20, 2014 (AFP) - Divers retrieved more than a dozen bodies Sunday from the submerged South Korean ferry that capsized four days ago with hundreds of children on board, opening a grim new chapter in the search and recovery process.

9:00 AM

Karpal Singh: Emotional moment as thousands pay their last respects at funeral

GEORGE TOWN: It was an emotional moment when the 'Auld Lang Syne' was played as the casket bearing Karpal Singh's body was brought into the Dewan Sri Pinang hall.

8:22 AM

Donald closes strongly for third round lead at Heritage

(Reuters) - Former world number one Luke Donald, back in form after revamping his swing, closed strongly to earn a two-stroke lead after the third round at the $5.8 million (3.4 million pounds) RBC Heritage in South Carolina on Saturday.

8:20 AM

At Easter, Ukrainian church condemns Russian 'aggression'

KIEV (Reuters) - As Russians and Ukrainians celebrated Easter on Sunday with their nations locked in conflict, the head of Ukraine's Orthodox Church condemned Russian "aggression" and said "evil" would be defeated.

8:20 AM

Karpal Singh: Hearse led by 100 superbikers arrives at Dewan Sri Pinang

GEORGE TOWN: A convoy of 100 superbikers leading the hearse of Karpal Singh arrived at the Dewan Sri Pinang on Sunday.

8:06 AM

Storify: The Tiger sleeps today

Karpal Singh will be given a funeral with state honours today. Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng said the public ceremony would be held at Dewan Sri Pinang. Our reporters will be posting live updates from the funeral.

8:05 AM

New militant group claims responsibility for Friday blast in Cairo

CAIRO (Reuters) - The Egyptian militant group, Ajnad Misr, claimed responsibility on Saturday for a blast that killed one police officer in Cairo.


  1. Penang mourns passing of Karpal Singh, says Guan Eng in eulogy
  2. Karpal Singh: Emotional moment as thousands pay their last respects at funeral
  3. Karpal, my hometown hero
  4. MH370’s disappearance has brought cabin crew closer, says chief stewardess
  5. MH370 search: Next 48 hours crucial, says Hishammuddin
  6. Gobind: My father was a simple man, who enjoyed simple things
  7. CM proposes that sea front be renamed Karpal Singh Drive
  8. Karpal Singh: Cortege to leave 45 minutes earlier
  9. Former police chief recalls fond memories
  10. Karpal Singh: He never feared defeat, says Guan Eng