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Council clarifies why it rejected Zakir Naik ceramah

GEORGE TOWN: The Penang Island City Council (MBPP) has rejected the application by the Islamic Propagation Society International (IPSI) for controversial preacher Dr Zakir Naik to speak at a public ceramah at Penang City Stadium.

Ex-envoy, G25 member Redzuan Kushairi passes away

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): Datuk Redzuan Kushairi, a former Malaysian ambassador to Uzbekistan and a member of the G25 group of eminent Malays, died on Friday (Feb 22). He was 69.

Nigerian vote tough to call as week-long delay may hurt turnout

YOLA, Nigeria/ABUJA (Reuters) - Nigerian teacher Benjamin Shagu flew 500 km (310 miles) from the east of the country to the capital, Abuja, to vote in the presidential election - only for the vote to be delayed for a week, just five hours before polls had been due to open.

Baby trapped in SUV rescued by inmate who knows how to break into cars

FLORIDA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/Asia News Network): A 1-year-old in Florida was saved from inside a locked vehicle with the help of an inmate with car theft skills, on Valentine’s Day.

Temple motion for stay postponed, Adib inquest to proceed

PUTRAJAYA: The inquest into the death of fireman Muhammad Adib Mohd Kassim can continue, as the hearing for the Seafield Sri Maha Mariamman Temple's task force's motion for a stay of the inquest has been postponed to next week.

‘Roblox’ digital civility effort teaches it’s cool to be kind

While the safety of children in online videogames remains a top priority in the industry, the massively popular game Roblox is also investing it what it believes is another key issue for gaming online: digital civility.

For Roblox the first step after creating safety settings for their game is educating parent and players about how to use them and the second step is about working with the industry to figure out new technology, features and in-game behaviours that need to be addressed to teach civility. — Dreamstime/TNS

Mark Zuckerberg talks privacy, accidentally disses Facebook Portal

Talking about the future of technology, which is Mark Zuckerberg's personal challenge this year, can be hard, as the Facebook CEO has found out over the years – whether it's before Congress or on television.

Zuckerberg had an oops moment during a nearly two-hour conversation with Zittrain. — AFP

Zuckerberg says Facebook not aiming to be arbiter of truth

Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg said Feb 20 that Facebook wants to stop spread of misinformation on the social media platform but recognizes that people don't want Facebook to control the truth.

The Facebook chief also said that the social media platform, used daily by about 1.5 billion people worldwide, should remain free of charge as it continues to grow. — AFP

Chinese mother forced to make desperate plea to motorists blocking ambulance with injured son

Woman gets down on hands and knees as she appeals to drivers to get their cars out of an emergency lane and clear the way to hospital

Slovaks protest lack of progress one year since journalist's murder

BRATISLAVA (Reuters) - Thousands of Slovaks rallied to mark the first anniversary of the killing of an investigative reporter and his fiancée on Thursday and to protest what they see as a lack of government action against the sleaze he wrote about.