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World 10 Nov 2009 | 12:00 AM

Palestinian vote and Abbas threat might be a bluff

RAMALLAH, West Bank (Reuters) - Voter registration for a Palestinian election failed to get under way as scheduled on Tuesday, adding to signs that President Mahmoud Abbas might be bluffing about a make-or-break vote in January.

Nation 24 Nov 2009 | 12:00 AM

Kota Siputeh abuzz with by-election talk

PADANG SERAI: The news about an impending by-election here has spread fast. By evening, residents in the Kota Siputeh constituency had caught the election fever.

Business 10 Dec 2009 | 12:00 AM

Tradewinds’ takeover offer gets acceptances

PETALING JAYA: Tradewinds (M) Bhd has received acceptances to its offer to take over Padiberas Nasional Bhd (Bernas) shares totalling 18.81% of the latter's paid-up capital as of the closing date yesterday.

Nation 22 Nov 2009 | 12:00 AM

Dispelling the bias claims

At the Dewan Rakyat last week

World 01 Dec 2009 | 12:00 AM

Swiss minaret ban may signal new right-wing surge

ZURICH (Reuters) - A Swiss vote to ban the construction of new minarets puts the spotlight on the Alpine country's social and political divisions and could herald a new surge in populist, anti-immigrant sentiment.

Community 01 Dec 2009 | 12:00 AM

Coursemates triumph

SEGi College Penang students Elizabeth Yeoh and Renaldo Scully share a few things in common. Besides both being 19 and pursuing psychology degrees, they are now the college's Prom Queen and Prom King respectively.

World 20 Nov 2009 | 12:00 AM

Abbas confirms Palestinian vote to be postponed

RAMALLAH, West Bank (Reuters) - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has said presidential and legislative elections scheduled for January will be postponed, confirming that he has accepted advice not to hold the vote.

Community 23 Nov 2009 | 12:00 AM

OPN2009 was not only to raise awareness of breast cancer but also to celebrate the survivors

THE Harley Bikers from the Harley Owners Group Malaysia Chapter came roaring in.

World 24 Nov 2009 | 12:00 AM

Many Iraqis sadder at soccer ban than poll delay

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Wrangling over Iraq's general election has triggered political uproar and dismayed U.S. leaders eager to withdraw their troops but many Iraqis are more concerned with a ban on their beloved national soccer team.

World 22 Nov 2009 | 12:00 AM

Healthcare bill passes first U.S. Senate test

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A sweeping healthcare overhaul narrowly cleared its first hurdle in the U.S. Senate on Saturday, with Democrats casting 60 party-line votes to open debate on the biggest healthcare changes in decades.