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Many killed in road accident in Malaysia

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A passenger bus plunged into a deep ravine Wednesday while traveling downhill near a Malaysian highland resort, killing 33 people, an official said.

40 Indonesians missing off Malaysia after boat sinks

Forty Indonesians believed to be illegal immigrants seeking to return home were missing Saturday after a boat carrying them sank off the coast of Malaysia, a maritime official said.

Muslims demand Vatican envoy leave Malaysia

Several Islamic groups on Friday demanded the recall of the Vatican’s first envoy to Malaysia, describing him as an “enemy of the state” after he supported the use of the word “Allah” by non-Muslims.

Lahiri positive after strong first half showing


After a strong showing in the first half of the ongoing season, Indian golfer Anirban Lahiri says he is confident of notching up his first Asian Tour win outside India in the second leg.

Fifth straight title for mighty China

An imperious China won their fifth consecutive Sudirman Cup and ninth overall, crushing South Korea 3-0 on Sunday.

China edge past gritty Indonesia, in semi-finals

Defending champions China had to dig deep to avoid a surprise defeat to Indonesia, winning 3-2 on Thursday in the quarter-finals of the Sudirman Cup.

‘Hostess’ Branson ‘fired’ by AirAsia

Richard Branson arrives at a terminal dressed as an AirAsia stewardess on a flight from Australia to Malaysia on Sunday. 	— AP

British business tycoon Sir Richard Branson donned high heels and fishnet stockings as a stewardess in a figure-hugging scarlet outfit on a AirAsia flight from Perth to Kuala Lumpur, but was soon fire

Malaysia launches attack to flush out armed Philipino group

In a major assault early this morning, Malaysian security forces launched air strikes and ground attacks to flush out the armed Philipino group, which was holed up in a remote village in Sabah state.

Vishwaroopam faces Malaysia ban too

Kamal Haasan’s controversial film Vishwaroopam has been removed from local cinemas in Malaysia a day after its release following a directive from the home ministry, much to the disappointment ethnic I

Lee insists no regrets over military move

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Newly crowned Asian player of the year Lee Keun-Ho insisted he had no regrets about embarking on a two-year stint of military service despite having to put a "dream" move to Europe on hold.

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