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March 29, 2015 3:03 PM Rafiq makes it four for Malaysia in Macau

PETALING JAYA: Gold No. 4 finally came for Malaysia at the Asian Youth Tenpin Bowling Championships, thanks to record-breaking Rafiq Ismail. The 18-year-old emerged champion in the boys’ All-Events with a record 18-game total of 4,443 pinfalls, smashing Hong Kong’s Michael Mak’s 2010 score of 4,245. But it could have been more than one gold in Macau 15

March 29, 2015 3:02 PM Alwyn Tan Splashes His Way To New Men's 50m Freestyle National Record

KUALA LUMPUR, March 29 (Bernama) -- Penang swimmer, Alwyn Tan set a new national record in the men's 50m Freestyle at the Malaysian Open Swimming Championships held at the National Aquatic Centre in Bukit Jalil, here today. Alwyn, 17, clocked 23.17 seconds in the heats to erase the old mark of 23.42s set by Selangor's Foo Jian Beng in 2011. Alwyn's time enabled 5

March 29, 2015 2:28 PM Ancient Egyptian beer making vessels discovered in Israel

Fragments of pottery used by Egyptians to make beer and dating back 5,000 years have been discovered on a building site in Tel Aviv, the Israeli Antiquities Authority said on Sunday. Excavation director Diego Barkan said 17 pits were found that had been used to store produce in the Early Bronze Age, from 3500 to 3000 BC. "Among the hundreds of pottery 1

March 29, 2015 11:15 AM Party like it's 3000 BC: Egyptian beer vessels unearthed in Tel Aviv

TEL AVIV: Fragments of ancient beer-brewing basins unearthed in Tel Aviv indicate that Egyptians more than 5,000 years ago had settled farther north than previously known and were imbibing in what is now Israel's most hard-partying city. Israel's Antiquities Authority said on Sunday the ceramic vessels, crafted in an Egyptian method that differed from local 5

March 29, 2015 10:19 AM Muhammad Rafiq strikes Malaysia’s 4th gold at Asian Youth Bowling Championships

Published: 29 March 2015 6:19 PM The country's elite youth squad bowler Muhammad Rafiq Ismail (pic) contributed Malaysia's fourth gold medal at the 18th Asian Youth Bowling Championship in Macau today. Although he failed to help the men's youth team to clinch gold in the team event, the 18-year-old bowler still picked up gold for the all-events category 188

March 29, 2015 4:08 AM 'Poo protest' topples British imperialist in South Africa

A bucketload of human excrement flung at a statue has toppled a symbol of British imperialism in South Africa, marking the emergence of a new generation of black protest against white oppression. The senate of the University of Cape Town (UCT) on Friday bowed to student demands that a brooding bronze statue of colonialist Cecil John Rhodes should be removed 7

March 28, 2015 5:12 PM Figure Skating: Fernandez upsets Hanyu to take gold in Shanghai

Javier Fernandez successfully landed two quadruple jumps in his free skate to become Spain's first male champion at the world figure skating championships in Shanghai. REUTERS: Javier Fernandez successfully landed two quadruple jumps in his free skate to beat Japan's defending champion Yuzuru Hanyu and become Spain's first male champion at the world 6

March 28, 2015 4:14 PM Irfan eyes gold at SEA Games

KUALA LUMPUR: National discus champion, Muhammad Irfan Shamsuddin has vowed to defend his gold medal at the SEA Games in Singapore after setting a new national record with a throw of 58.04m at the 92nd Malaysian Open Athletics Championship yesterday. Muhammad Irfan, 20, overcame his personal record of 54.26m which he achieved at the 17th Sukma at the Tuanku 3

March 28, 2015 3:15 PM Fernandez upsets Hanyu to take gold in Shanghai

REUTERS: Javier Fernandez successfully landed two quadruple jumps in his free skate to beat Japan's defending champion Yuzuru Hanyu and become Spain's first male champion at the world figure skating championships in Shanghai on Saturday. Russia's Elizaveta Tuktamysheva earlier added the world title to her European crown after a solid, if not spectacular 4

March 28, 2015 12:58 PM Women’s world No. 1 player ranking goes to India’s Nehwal

India's Saina Nehwal in action during the All-England championship women's singles semi final. ― Reuters pic MUMBAI, March 28 — India’s Saina Nehwal will replace Olympic champion Li Xuerui as the women’s world number one badminton player, ending China’s stranglehold at the top of the rankings. China have long dominated the women’s game and the last non-Chinese 7