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Car sales rise as many rush to buy before CNY

PETALING JAYA: It’s old wheels for new as the Chinese usher in the Year of the Dragon.


Islamist insurgents kill over 178 in Nigeria's Kano

KANO (Reuters) - Gun and bomb attacks by Islamist insurgents in the northern Nigerian city of Kano last week killed at least 178 people, a hospital doctor said on Sunday, underscoring the challenge President Goodluck Jonathan faces to prevent his country sliding further into chaos.


Restaurants hold two dinner sessions to cope with demand

PETALING JAYA: Chinese restaurants around town were a hive of activity as their staff prepared for the annual reunion dinner which is held on the eve of Chinese New Year.


Devotees out in full force to mark deity’s birthday

WELD Quay in Penang took on a carnival atmosphere as the Hokkiens at the Chew Jetty paid homage to the Thnee Kong (Jade Emperor) in conjunction with the deity’s birthday.


German court rules against Samsung in Apple suit

SEOUL: Samsung Electronics Co said on Friday a German court ruled against it in a patent lawsuit versus Apple over mobile technologies, part of a global legal battle the technology giants are waging.


Do Malaysian workers have too many holidays?

IN the true Malaysian tradition, people of all races will celebrate together in a display of racial harmony.


Body of police officer who died in Timor Leste to be flown back Sunday

SERIAN: The body of Chief Inspector Benet Pawun, who died of an illness in Timor Leste, and which is now in Adelaide, Australia for a post mortem, will be flown back to Sarawak on Sunday at the earliest.


Wife wakes up to dreaded call

SERIAN: Worried for her husband’s safety, housewife Claire Baor, 51, skyped her husband who was posted to Timor Leste, Indonesia on a peacekeeping mission under the United Nations (UN), on the night of Feb 6.


Fewer couples this year registering for marriage

YOUNGER couples often choose Valentine’s Day to register their marriages compared to older couples.


Philippine gunmen send pictures showing kidnapped Australian

MANILA (Reuters) - Gunmen from a suspected Islamist militant group holding an Australian hostage on a southern island in the Philippines have sent photographs of the man to his family and demanded an unspecified ransom, the Philippine military said on Wednesday.