Toddler dies, caused by abusive stepfather

YAN: A two-year-old boy has died, believed to be from abuse by his stepfather in Jalan Yan, Guar Chempedak. The police arrested the 28-year-old suspect following the incident yesterday. Yan police chief DSP Shahnaz Akhtar said the suspect brought the

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8.0-magnitude earthquake hits Peru

An 8.0-earthquake struck northern Peru in the early hours of Sunday but there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage. The US Geological Survey said the epicenter was at a depth of 110 kilometers (68 miles). The agency has

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All political parties warned against using mosque and suraus for politics

PUCHONG: Perak ruler Sultan Nazrin Muizzuddin Shah today issued a stern warning against attempts to hold political events at any mosques and surau in the state by both sides of the political divide. The statement came amid uproar over an

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Post-mortem for ‘tuberculosis’ detainee tomorrow confirmed

PETALING JAYA: Lawyer Melissa Sasidaran has confirmed that the Sungai Buloh Hospital would conduct a post-mortem on 26-year-old detainee Proosothaman who died allegedly of tuberculosis. “The family has demanded for a post-mortem. The hospital initially asked for a court order

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Brickbats and bouquets for Najib and Dr Mahathir over video clip

PUCHONG: Former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak and current Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad received brickbats and bouquets following a Twitter message posted by the former who appeared in a music video clip featuring new singer, Fazz Ahmad.

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When Jais runs contrary to Islam by discriminating others

When one converts to Islam, he or she is required to recite the proclamation of faith.  The proclamation in Arabic language is as follows: “I bear witness that there is no God but Allah and Prophet Muhammad is His messenger.”

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Taiwan celebrates same-sex marriages as first country in Asia to legalise them

Same-sex couples tie the knot in Taiwan as it becomes the first Asian country to legalise gay marriages. Anew page in history is turned. One week ago, Taiwan became the first Asian country to legalise same-sex weddings. Since then, they

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Husam: UMNO-PAS ties won’t last long

PUCHONG: The Parti Amanah Negara (Amanah) questioned whether the cooperation between PAS and UMNO through the joint charter that is expected to be signed after Hari Raya was only to seek political power. “We are waiting for the announcement of

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Liew: I did not interfere with Singapore’s judicial system

PUCHONG: Law Minister Datuk Liew Vui Keong denied claims that he had tried to interfere with the Singaporean judiciary over the death sentence meted out on Pannir Selvam Pranthaman. In a statement, Liew said he made representation to the Singaporean

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Modi kept his job; young Indians worry about theirs

Asad Ahmed, one of about 1.2 million young Indians entering the cutthroat job market each month, diligently scribbles notes at a computer class in New Delhi. While nationalist Prime Minister Narendra Modi won a new five-year term promising to step

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