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April 30, 2017 4:33 AM Critic's Notebook: The Trump-Free White House Correspondents' Dinner Was Scathing, If Not Always Funny

After saying that he had been told not to, comedian Hasan Minhaj savaged Trump and his administration. We now know the answer to the question, “What if you gave a White House Correspondents’ Dinner and the president doesn’t come?” It feels something like the desultory affair that took place Saturday night. Donald Trump was too cowardly to face the music 13

April 21, 2017 7:05 AM Britain's Queen Elizabeth celebrates 91st birthday

LONDON: Britain's Queen Elizabeth II celebrates her 91st birthday on Friday, with the world's longest-reigning monarch taking a step back from royal duties to allow the younger generation to step forward. A gun salute at London's Tower Bridge and at Hyde Park will mark the Queen's birthday, a notably more low-key affair after a year of festivities to mark her hitting 12

April 20, 2017 11:56 PM Azizul hopes new velodrome will not become a white elephant

NILAI: Azizulhasni Awang’s hope is that the National Velodrome in Nilai will not end up as a white elephant. The newly-crowned world keirin champion yesterday became the first cyclist to test out the newly-laid wooden surface made from Siberian spruce. He rode a few laps alone and was later joined by the national back-up riders and para cyclists 10

April 11, 2017 2:20 PM Trumpet voluntary: Elephants 'excited' by banana-toting Queen Elizabeth

LONDON: Britain's Queen Elizabeth and her husband Prince Philip fed an elephant bananas on Tuesday to the apparent delight of the herd. Elizabeth, who is patron of the Zoological Society of London (ZSL), and Philip met Donna, one of a nine-strong Asian elephant herd at the Centre for Elephant Care at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, outside London. "The elephants 8

April 10, 2017 8:04 AM Malaysia seizes 18 rhino horns from Mozambique

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Malaysian authorities said Monday that they have seized 18 rhino horns believed to have been smuggled into the country from Mozambique. Airport customs director Hamzah Sundang said the horns were flown from Mozambique and transited in Doha before arriving at Kuala Lumpur’s airport on Friday. He said the horns, which weighed 51.4 kilograms 13

April 10, 2017 7:02 AM Malaysia seizes big shipment of rhino horns worth RM13.7m at KLIA (VIDEO)

SEPANG, April 10 — Enforcement officials in Malaysia have seized 18 rhinoceros horns imported from Mozambique, weighing 51.4 kg and worth RM13.7 million (US$3.1 million), a senior customs official said today. Airport customs director Datuk Hamzah Sundang said officials acting on a tip-off discovered the horns in a wooden crate at the Kuala Lumpur International 12

April 8, 2017 12:50 AM Curtains for Malaysia F1

KUALA LUMPUR: The Sepang International Circuit (SIC) will not become a white elephant despite Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak announcing that Malaysia will no longer be organising the Formula One race next year. The F1 Malaysian Grand Prix, which was introduced in 1999, will be held for the last time from Sept 29-Oct 1. It costs the government 15

April 7, 2017 2:22 PM Khairy: Sepang circuit will not become a 'white elephant'

Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin said Sepang International Circuit (SIC) will not become a 'white elephant' as it will continue to host the popular MotoGP race. "I have talked to the prime minister and the SIC management about bringing another race of international standard such as the GT and its equivalent which have many fans," he told reporters 12

April 7, 2017 12:38 PM Sepang circuit will not become a ‘white elephant’, Khairy says

Najib said the Formula One (F1) hosting contract has been terminated from next year due to declining returns compared to the cost of organising the race. — Reuters picPUTRAJAYA, April 7 ― Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin said Sepang International Circuit (SIC) will not become a ‘white elephant’ as it will continue to host the popular MotoGP 11

April 1, 2017 8:51 AM Sri Lanka stops jumbo flying to New Zealand

COLOMBO: A Sri Lankan baby elephant gifted to New Zealand has been prevented from leaving the South Asian island after animal activists said it was cruel to separate her from her family. Six-year-old Nandi was bequeathed to former New Zealand Prime Minister John Key by President Maithripala Sirisena at a meeting in Colombo in February 2016 to mark “excellent 6