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  1. Most brain failures occur after 65: ExpertRead the original story w/Photo

    5 min ago | Daily Express

    Kota Kinabalu: There are at least five types of dementia, and Alzheimer's disease is the most common, the others being vascular type, mixed type, Parkinson's dementia and lewy body dementia. Dementia is a chronic disorder of the mental processes caused by brain disease or injury and marked by memory loss or decline in other thinking skills, personality changes and impaired reasoning.


  2. Don traditional attire whole month: MinisterRead the original story w/Photo

    5 min ago | Daily Express

    Ranau: Resource Development and Information Technology Minister Datuk Siringan Gubat suggested that traditional attire be worn by the community during the month-long Kaamatan for functions to inculate love and appreciation for own traditional heritage, especially among the young. "This can be simply achieved through our respective traditional costume which we wear during this celebration, and also in our conversation, using our respective mother tongue, throughout this month," he said.


  3. $15.5m to resettle refugees in CambodiaRead the original story w/Photo

    25 min ago | Yahoo!

    A Senate committee on Tuesday was told the cash comes on top of the $40 million in aid offered to Cambodia as an incentive to accept refugees now in Nauru.


  4. Rohingya seek better life in Malaysia, but reality is starkRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Albany Times Union

    In this May 21, 2015 photo, Azimah Mohd Jalil, 15, a Rohingya girl, poses for a photo outside her classroom at a Rohingya Education Center in Klang, Malaysia. With more work opportunities than Indonesia and a more Muslim-friendly environment than Thailand, Malaysia has long been the destination of choice for Rohingya Muslims fleeing persecution in Myanmar.


  5. BEIJING: Legislators should work together for HK's progressRead the original story

    1 hr ago | Asia News Network

    All 70 legislators in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region have been invited to exchange views on the proposed constitutional reform package on May 31 with Wang Guangya, director of the Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office, Li Fei, chairman of the Basic Law Committee of the National People's Congress Standing Committee, and Zhang Xiaoming, director of the Central People's Government's Liaison Office in the HKSAR. There are only a few weeks to go before the reform package is put to a decisive vote in the Legislative Council.


  6. SINGAPORE: Asean's quest for power: At what price?Read the original story

    1 hr ago | Asia News Network

    ... jobs. Blackouts on any scale are almost unheard of. Not so in many other parts of the region. One in five of Southeast Asia's 600 million people does not have access to electricity. Chronic power shortages and blackouts blight some of the region's ...


  7. 10,400 Thai Muslims granted quota to the Hajj this yearRead the original story

    1 hr ago | Pattaya Mail

    The Department of Religious Affairs has announced a total of 10,400 Thai muslims have been granted quota by Saudi Arabia to attend Hajj Pilgrimage 2015 in Mecca, according to Director-General of the Department of Religious Affairs Kritsayaphong Siri. Mr.Kritsayaphong, also secretary-general of the Hajj Affairs Committee of Thailand, said that the announcement of the quota will facilitate the selected people to prepare themselves for the trip including learning of rules and conditions set by Saudi Arabia.


  8. PNoy says PH may attain first world status with continued reformsRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | ABS-CBN News

    The Philippines' attaining first world status may soon be imminent if significant reforms initiated by the current administration would be consistently pursued, President Aquino suggested yesterday. "Kung madidiligan ang ating mga pinunla, at makaka-graduate ang mga pinag-aaral natin upang makapasok sa maaayos na trabaho, baka po tuluyan nang nasa first world status tayo sa panahong iyon ," he said.


  9. Rohingya Muslims look for better life in Malaysia, with little persecutionRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | The Indian Express

    Malaysia has been a sort of promised land for Rohingya Muslims fleeing persecution in Myanmar. The tens of thousands who endured perilous journeys to get here find more work opportunities than in Indonesia and a more Muslim-friendly environment than in Thailand.


  10. BANGKOK: One year on, Thailand's path to democracy still blockedRead the original story

    2 hrs ago | Asia News Network

    The National Council for Peace and Order last week marked the first anniversary of the May 22 coup with a draconian action, arresting dozens of people for demonstrating against the junta's seizing power. At least three groups of people were arrested at separate locations on Friday as they demonstrated against the ousting of a democratically elected government one year ago.


  11. Aes Expanded Despite Public Anger: Cameras to be placed at another 262 locationsRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Malaysia Chronicle

    The second phase of the Automated Enforcement System is set to be implemented in stages at 262 locations nationwide by the end of the year. theSun understands that the Road Transport Department and other agencies under the Transport Ministry are gearing up for the expansion of AES with emphasis on signalised intersections in the second phase.


  12. Singapore and China conclude inaugural bilateral naval exerciseRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | The Straits Times

    The Republic of Singapore Navy and the People's Liberation Army concluded the inaugural Exercise Maritime Cooperation, a new bilateral naval exercise series on Tuesday . The exercise comprised conventional naval warfare serials such as gunnery firings and manoeuvring drills.


  13. People trafficking has become world's second biggest illegal market after drugsRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Sydney Morning Herald

    This is Longdy. If you look carefully at this photo of him as a child, you can see his legs are undersized and twisted - they had been rendered useless by polio.


  14. Banque Pour Le Commerce Exterieur Lao Public to launch BCEL-JCB Credit Card in LaosRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Sys-Con Media

    Vientiane, Laos and Tokyo, Japan, May 26, 2015 - - Banque Pour Le Commerce Exterieur Lao Public and JCB International Co., Ltd. , the international operations subsidiary of JCB Co., Ltd., have announced to launch BCEL-JCB Credit Card in Lao People's Democratic Republic . BCEL-JCB Credit Card can be used at about 29 million POS using JCB acceptance network and there are many more privileges that BCEL-JCB Credit Cardmembers will enjoy at more than 100 merchants in Laos, and also can have advantage and special offers at around 2,300 JCB merchants worldwide as well as the exclusive JCB Plaza Lounges located in popular destinations including Singapore, Hong Kong and Paris.


  15. DBKL proposing reducing parking spaces - reportRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Paul Tan's Automotive News

    Kuala Lumpur City Hall is proposing to reduce the number of parking spaces in the city in an attempt to encourage public transport use, The Sun reports. "We also hope that by doing this we can inculcate a pedestrian culture among city residents," KL mayor Datuk Seri Ahmad Phesal Talib said, although he didn't elaborate on how many parking spaces are proposed to be reduced, or where.


  16. The billionaire playboys of BruneiRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago |

    BEAUTIFUL women. Superyachts. Gold-plated buildings. This is a place where playboy royals have too much cash to splash, and nobody has to pay tax.


  17. CSA Group Opens a New Office in Taichung City, Enhancing Local...Read the original story

    3 hrs ago | Sys-Con Media

    The new office expands CSA Group's footprint and provides more convenient and efficient testing and certification services for customers in central and southern third largest city with a large established industrial sector and more recently, a growing centre for high-tech industries. The Greater Taichung area is one of main economic centres and is the main manufacturing hub for small to mid-sized businesses.


  18. Goh Chok Tong on transmitting Singapore's memories to the next generationRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago |

    "I support this Singapore Memory Project because if the pioneers are gone in 10 to 20 years' time, their memories also be gone," said Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong at the launch of coffee table book Once Upon A Tai Seng Village. Mr Goh Chok Tong at the launch of the Once Upon A Tai Seng Village coffee table book on May 23, 2015.


  19. Noam Chomsky: The New York Times is pure propagandaRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | Salon

    The celebrated linguist says our paper of record has carried the government's water, from Laos to the Middle East A front-page article is devoted to a flawed story about a campus rape in the journal Rolling Stone, exposed in the leading academic journal of media critique. So severe is this departure from journalistic integrity that it is also the subject of the lead story in the business section, with a full inside page devoted to the continuation of the two reports.


  20. Cesar Millan will share his dog training techniques in KLRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | The Star Online

    They are loyal, reliable, affectionate, guileless and many a man's best friend. But there is one thing Cesar Millan wants dog owners to understand: their beloved four-legged pets aren't human beings.