Malaysiakini :: DPA
'Long Walk to Freedom' destined to be world hit
dpa | 3:51PM Dec 7, 2013
As the world pays tribute to Nelson Mandela, a new movie about the iconic South African leader is likely to become a worldwide hit.
Indian spacecraft crosses moon orbit en route to Mars
dpa | 3:09PM Dec 3, 2013
India’s Mars-bound spacecraft has crossed the moon’s orbit on its way to the red planet, space agency officials said today.
Typhoon death toll hits 5,500 in Philippines
dpa | 6:28PM Nov 27, 2013
The death toll from Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines has increased to 5,500, with 1,757 people still missing, the national disaster relief agency said today.
Evacuation ordered near erupting Mount Sinabung in Sumatra
dpa | 6:43PM Nov 25, 2013
Indonesian authorities today told residents near erupting Mount Sinabung to evacuate their homes as the Sumatran volcano continued to shoot hot gas into the air.
Thousands flee as Indonesian volcano erupts
dpa | 2:30PM Nov 15, 2013
More than 5,000 people have fled their homes in Indonesia’s North Sumatra province after a series of volcanic eruptions.
Train kills five elephants in India
dpa | 3:01PM Nov 14, 2013
A passenger train hit a herd of around 40 elephants that was crossing the line in the Chapramari sanctuary in West Bengal.
Hindu-themed beer labels provoke backlash in Australia
dpa | 2:25PM Nov 12, 2013
The Brookvale Union Brewery labels show the body of the Hindu goddess Lakshmi with the elephant head of the god Ganesh.
India Mars probe makes crucial orbit-raising manoeuvres
dpa | 6:03PM Nov 8, 2013
India’s Mars-bound spacecraft, which launched earlier this week, has successfully carried out initial manoeuvres in earth orbit, space agency officials said today.
Malaysia is top ranked in Asia in English proficiency index
dpa | 1:34PM Nov 7, 2013
In the EF English Proficiency Index, India was ranked 21st, Hong Kong 22nd, South Korea 24th, Indonesia 25th, Japan 26th and Sri Lanka 30th.
Whistle-blowing protesters close Bangkok business district
dpa | 5:32PM Nov 6, 2013
The protesters blew high-pitched whistles to symbolise their mission to expose the government’s attempt to whitewash a decade’s worth ofgraft.
Indonesia deports Mas Selamat's son to Singapore
dpa | 12:59PM Nov 5, 2013
Mashyadi Mas Selamat had been arrested 10 days earlier at his own wedding reception in Solo, in central Java, according to news reports.
Adultery website 'not welcome in Singapore'
dpa | 6:14PM Oct 25, 2013
A dating website aimed at people already in a relationship is not welcome in Singapore, a government minister said today.
Fuselage found in Lao plane wreck, black boxes missing
dpa | 1:38PM Oct 23, 2013
The recorders were not among the wreckage winched from the water but are believed to be in the mud of the riverbed.
Laos commemorates air crash victims
dpa | 4:13PM Oct 21, 2013
Lao gov't offices today observed a minute of silence to pay tribute to the 49 people who died last week in an airplane crash into the Mekong.
Microsoft rolls out update to maligned Windows 8
dpa | 4:18PM Oct 18, 2013
Responding to widespread gripes over Windows 8, Microsoft rolled out Windows 8.1 to customers yesterday.
Indonesia's First Lady slammed for calling online follower stupid
dpa | 4:12PM Oct 18, 2013
The wife of Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono was criticised today for calling a commenter on an online photo-sharing service “stupid”.
World Toilet Summit kicks off in Indonesia
dpa | 4:36PM Oct 2, 2013
Lack of public toilets and open defecation were among issues highlighted at the World Toilet Summit that opened in Indonesia today.
EU and Singapore take step towards free trade deal
dpa | 11:18AM Sep 20, 2013
Singapore is the EU’s largest trading partner in Asean, with bilateral trade totalling 51.8 billion euros (US$70.1 billion) in 2012.
Nigerian wins Islamic beauty pageant in Indonesia
dpa | 10:02AM Sep 19, 2013
Obabiyi Aisha Ajibola wept and recited the Quran after being named World Muslimah (Miss Muslim World) in Jakarta.
Organisers seek to bring Miss World to Jakarta despite protests
dpa | 4:01PM Sep 11, 2013
The organisers of Miss World were today negotiating with the Indonesian government to have the pageant’s final near Jakarta despite protests from hardline Islamic groups.
Thai Airways flight skids off Bangkok runway
dpa | 2:48PM Sep 9, 2013
Flight TG679 from Guangzhao, China, landed at Suvarnabhumi Airport at 11.30pm yesterday and skidded off the runway into a field.
World on track for 'bumper' cereal harvest, says FAO
dpa | 5:34PM Sep 5, 2013
Global cereal output should reach 2,492 million tonnes this year, up 7.7 percent over 2012, leading to falling grain prices, the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) said today.
M'sian manager faces charges for 'insulting' Indonesian flag
dpa | 2:12PM Aug 29, 2013
Broderick Chin, a manager at a vegetable oil company in Dumai district in Riau province, will be formally charged by prosecutors.
Singapore's first openly gay politician quits politics
dpa | 11:59AM Aug 29, 2013
Vincent Wijeysingha, who came out as gay last month, issues a statement on Facebook saying he was resigning from the opposition SDP.
Indonesia to host Miss World despite group's objection
dpa | 12:45PM Aug 27, 2013
'We have obtained support from the gov't so there are no obstacles,' says Syafril Nasution, corporate affairs director for RCTI.
Australian bets big that PM Rudd will lose polls
dpa | 4:25PM Aug 26, 2013
'This is easily the biggest bet ever placed on Australian politics,' Internet betting agency Sportsbet’s Ben Hawes says today.
Asia-Pacific nations pledge to tackle people smuggling
dpa | 5:45PM Aug 20, 2013
Asia-Pacific countries today pledged to work together to tackle people smuggling and the flow of asylum seekers across the region.
Thai varsity's anti-cheating 'blinkers' draw flak
dpa | 1:00PM Aug 16, 2013
A Facebook photo shows students wearing headbands with sheets of paper on both sides to prevent them from peeking at each other’s exam papers.
Bloodbath in Cairo as troops clear pro-Morsi camps
dpa | 7:37PM Aug 14, 2013
A health official was quoted as saying 13 people, including five policemen, were killed, but the Muslim Brotherhood claims 300 have died.
Floods, landslides kill 20, displace thousands in SE Asia
dpa | 4:44PM Jul 31, 2013
Torrential monsoon rains in South-East Asia have triggered floods and landslides, killing at least 20 people and displacing thousands.
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