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November 19, 2015 7:38 PM Rugby: Lomu family touched at global grief for legend

Rugby great Jonah Lomu's family said on Friday that a global outpouring of grief after the hulking winger's shock death this week was helping them through "an incredibly difficult time". WELLINGTON: Rugby great Jonah Lomu's family said on Friday (Nov 20) that a global outpouring of grief after the hulking winger's shock death this week was helping them through 7

November 19, 2015 11:12 AM Just because it’s on the table doesn’t mean I ate it, says minister in turtle egg dinner storm

The offending photo, first posted by a user named ‘Deadturtles Sabah’ on a turtle resort’s Facebook page shows Rural and Regional Development Ismail Sabri and Sabah Umno leaders being served turtle eggs allegedly at the Restoran Indah Keranamu.KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 19 — Federal minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob claimed today that the presence of food on the table 6

November 18, 2015 6:26 AM Family prays for return of Then's remains

KUCHING: The family of Malaysian hostage Bernard Then (pic), who was beheaded by Abu Sayyaf gunmen, hopes that his remains will be returned as soon as possible. "We hope the governments of Malaysia and the Philippines will expedite the search and bring back his body," his brother, Christopher, said in a statement on Wednesday. He said the family was informed 2

November 17, 2015 5:10 PM Ireland's first same-sex marriage celebrated in health centre waiting room

The unlikely setting of a health centre waiting room was the backdrop for Ireland's historic first gay marriage. Same-sex couples around the country rushed to exchange vows days after new equality laws were signed into being following last May's sea-change referendum. Under the new legislation, couples already in a civil partnership can apply to be married 6

November 13, 2015 9:26 PM Cameron plays safe as Modi tackles tricky issues

It isn't every world leader who gets the British prime minster as his warm-up man. But, after the singers, dancers and Bollywood stars, it was down to David Cameron to introduce the Indian prime minister to the vast and adoring crowd at London's Wembley Stadium. Narendra Modi is a veteran of these stadium gigs. He's played Madison Square Garden in New York, the Olympic 5

November 13, 2015 7:57 PM Indian diaspora fete Modi in London as trouble stirs back home

LONDON (Reuters) - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's political problems in New Delhi seemed a long way away on Friday as he addressed an adoring crowd in a stadium daubed in the saffron, white and green of his country's flag. They were 4,168 miles away, to be exact. The stadium was England's national football ground, Wembley, and the dancing, cheering 4

November 12, 2015 4:52 PM Aquino’s 4 sisters ‘Walk Thru Time’ with Apec spouses

Intramuros in Manila will become a virtual time machine next week when President Aquino’s four sisters offer the spouses of several heads of state a glimpse of life in the Philippines during the Spanish era. “We envision a leisurely Saturday with the family relaxing,” said Nes Jardin, who leads the creative team behind the cultural events related to the Asia-Pacific 5

November 11, 2015 5:55 PM Alibaba Racks Up More Than $14B in Sales on China's 'Singles' Day'

BEIJING - Sales by the retail Alibaba website on the made-up Chinese holiday "Singles' Day" exceeded $14 billion, a 60 percent increase from last year, the company said Thursday. Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. said the total value of goods transacted during its Singles' Day shopping festival was 91.2 billion yuan ($14.32 billion). The numbers got a boost 7

November 11, 2015 8:40 AM Alibaba says Singles' Day sales surpass last year's US$9.3 bln total

BEIJING: Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holdings Ltd said on Wednesday the value of merchandise it has sold so far during the Singles' Day online shopping extravaganza had surpassed last year's total of US$9.3 billion. The company, which six years ago turned Nov. 11 into China's equivalent of U.S. shopping event Cyber Monday, could see this year's 2

November 10, 2015 11:18 PM Dataran Merdeka field has been badly damaged for the fourth time

DATARAN Merdeka field is badly damaged, yet again – the fourth time it has occurred. It is in its current state after a large-scale event organised by a government agency. Previously, contractors hired to rehabilitate the field had advised Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) not to allow too many events to be carried out on the site so that it could recuperate 7