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June 26, 2015 12:16 PM Rossi fastest in practice at Assen MotoGP

Valentino Rossi, headed to break the tie for six victories at Assen, which he currently holds with legendary Italian compatriot Giacomo Agostini. — Reuters ASSEN, Netherlands, June 26 — World championship leader Valentino Rossi recorded the fastest time in this morning’s practice session ahead of qualifying for the Dutch Grand Prix at Assen. The world 10

June 25, 2015 7:10 AM Mount Kinabalu and cultural (in)sensitivity

Four hikers-one Dutch, two British, one Canadian-were recently jailed in Malaysia for "committing an obscene act in public"-namely, taking naked photos of themselves at the summit plateau of Mount Kinabalu, at 4,095 metres one of the highest peaks in Southeast Asia and a popular tourist destination. The four-one woman and three men in their early 20s-were 11

June 25, 2015 4:46 AM Baby food prices up 60% in Malaysia

The value of baby food sold within Malaysia has risen sharply over the past few years, according to the “Baby Food in Malaysia” 2015 report published by market research firm Canadean. In a statement, Canadean said: “While the baby food market in Malaysia has been relatively stable over recent years by volume, the value had increased by over 60%, reaching 11

June 24, 2015 1:52 PM Kit Harington added to cast of ‘Brimstone’

Kit Harington is best known for playing Jon Snow in hit show Game of Thrones. — Cover Media picLOS ANGELES, June 24 — With Dakota Fanning and Guy Pearce in lead roles, the cast roster for trans-European chase thriller “Brimstone” is filling out with Kit Harington one of the star names to join. Best known for his run as Jon Snow in “Game of Thrones 7

June 22, 2015 12:02 PM Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing win Volvo Race

Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing team sails to reach the finish line in Gothenburg in Sweden, today, during the ninth leg of the Volvo Ocean Race from French Lorient to Swedish Gothenburg. Team Alvimedica won the 9th leg of the prestigious nine month sailing race. – Reuters pic, June 22, 2015.Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing (Azzam), skippered by Briton Ian Walker, won the 12th edition 4

June 22, 2015 6:45 AM Australia, Malaysia and Netherlands to mark MH17 anniversary

The Australian, Malaysian and Dutch governments will hold services on July 17 to mark the first anniversary of the shooting down of a Malaysia Airlines plane over Ukraine with the loss of 298 lives, Australia’s Prime Minister said on Monday. Australian lawmakers would be recalled to Parliament House for the national service and a plaque would be unveiled 7

June 21, 2015 6:56 AM #JendelaRamadan: Fasting overseas, this is our stories

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysians fasting overseas will definitely experience their set of challenges. Apart from being away from family and the vibrant Ramadan atmosphere at home, they face other challenges such as different weather conditions, a longer fasting period in summer and a smaller Muslim community. This was some of the views shared during a Google 11

June 20, 2015 10:00 PM Monday Eurogroup meeting brought forward by two-and-a-half hours to 1030 GMT

BRUSSELS: A meeting of euro zone finance ministers on the Greek crisis has been brought forward by two and a half hours on Monday to 1030 GMT (1130 London time) from 1300 GMT, Eurogroup President Jeroen Dijsselbloem tweeted on Saturday. "Additional Eurogroup on Monday June 22 starts at 1230 instead of 1500," Dijsselbloem, the Dutch finance minister 6

June 20, 2015 1:51 PM Geert Wilders Says Anti-Islam Cartoons Didn’t Air Because of Mixup

Broadcast of cartoons depicting Prophet Muhammad is rescheduled for June 24 AMSTERDAM—Geert Wilders, the leader of the Dutch anti-immigration Party for Freedom, said anti-Islam cartoons he planned to air on national television weren’t shown because of a misunderstanding, and that the broadcast would be rescheduled. Mr. Wilders had planned to broadcast 4

June 15, 2015 7:30 PM PSV snap up teenager Laursen from Denmark's Brondby

COPENHAGEN: Dutch champions PSV Eindhoven have signed 17-year-old Danish winger Nikolai Laursen from Brondby on a three-year deal, the Copenhagen club said in a statement on Monday. Widely touted as one of the most promising young players in Denmark, Laursen made his debut for Brondby's senior side against Vestsjaelland on April 26 this year, scoring 4