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  • Clinton kicks off campaign for presidential bid with social media announcements

    November 30, 0002 12:00 AM 35

    Hillary Clinton cast herself as a champion for everyday Americans on Sunday, kicking off her long-awaited second run for the White House with a vow to fight for a level playing field for those recovering from tough economic times. Clinton, who begins the 2016 presidential race as the commanding Democratic front runner, entered the fray with a flurry

  • Parents in last minute plea for release of China feminists

    November 30, 0002 12:00 AM 48

    The parents of five Chinese feminists detained for more than a month have issued an eleventh-hour plea to authorities for their release, as a lawyer for the activists said prosecutors have until Monday to charge them. The young women face being charged with “picking quarrels and provoking trouble”, which could see them jailed for up to five years after

  • GST impact on property market minimal says PAM president

    November 30, 0002 12:00 AM 53

    The Goods and Services Tax (GST) will not have much impact on the property market, said president of the Malaysian Institute of Architects (PAM) Chan Seong Aun. He said property dealers should erase this perception because the development of land or buildings used for residential or for general purposes was exempted from GST. “Give them (property dealers)

  • US Air Force general fired for A-10 'treason' comments

    November 30, 0002 12:00 AM 53

    A US Air Force general who warned officers they would be committing “treason” if they praised the A-10 aircraft to lawmakers has been fired and reprimanded, officials said. Major-General James Post was removed from his position as the vice commander of Air Combat Command and received a letter of reprimand, the air force said in a statement. The two-star

  • Playing in the big league

    November 30, 0002 12:00 AM 55

    Team Malaysia — comprising (in order of position) Lee Kong Yang (otherwise known as kYxY), Fadil Mohd Raziff (Kecik Imba), Khoo Chong Xin (Ohaiyo), Lee Siong Tait (JoHnNy) and Chai Yee Fung (Mushi) — came out tops in the Southeast Asia Qualifier of the Red Bull Battle Grounds: Dota 2 recently. According to the organiser’s write-up on the team, its members