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Sepang '14 quali: Two records for Marquez

2014-10-25 10:10

Honda's Marc Marquez set another two MotoGP records as he qualified, once again, on pole - this time at the Sepang track in Malaysia. It's a Honda 1-2 line-up again, too...

Australia: Missing plane hunt will take months

2014-10-24 14:17

The hunt for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 in a remote patch of the Indian Ocean is progressing well but will likely take many months because of the huge area involved, an official says.

Touching dogs 'is against Malaysian Islamic practice'

2014-10-23 15:25
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Malaysian Islamic authorities have ruled that touching dogs is against the country’s Islamic doctrine, a report says.

Malaysia confident flight MH370 will be found

2014-10-22 14:48

Malaysia's defence minister says he is confident the search for the Malaysia Airlines passenger flight MH370 would be a success, Australian media report.

Malaysia Islamic authorities probe 'dog patting' event

2014-10-21 09:42

Islamic authorities in Malaysia are conducting a probe into a controversial 'dog patting' event aimed at removing the stigma regarding men's best friend in the multi-ethnic Muslim-majority country.

Malaysia arrest ISIS recruiters

2014-10-16 13:19

ISIS main recruiters in Malaysia, who funded trips to Syria for converts are among the 14 suspected militants arrested earlier this week, Malaysian authorities say.

No sign yet of MH370 in 1st update of underwater search

2014-10-15 10:44

Australian authorities have released their first update on the latest underwater probe for missing flight MH370, saying more than 670 square kilometres had been searched without success.

Online sellers of rare species arrested

2014-10-13 17:30

Two brothers accused of planning to sell several protected species online, including a Malayan sun bear, have been arrested in Malaysia, a senior wildlife official says.

Malaysia urged not to deport 155 migrants to China

2014-10-07 18:04

Human rights groups have urged Malaysia not to deport 155 ethnic Uighur migrants back to China,, fearing they could face persecution.

MH370 hunt resuming after 4-month hiatus

2014-10-04 08:35

After a four-month hiatus, the hunt for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 is about to resume in a desolate stretch of the Indian Ocean, with searchers lowering new equipment deep beneath the waves.

Baby girl mauled by monitor lizard

2014-09-23 16:26

A baby girl has suffered head injuries after being attacked by a monitor lizard on a resort island in southern Malaysia.

Haze blankets Malaysia

2014-09-17 14:36

Haze has returned to Malaysia, with at least two areas of the peninsula recording unhealthy levels, according to the environment department.

Malaysia sends 20 million medical gloves to fight Ebola

2014-09-15 19:48

Malaysia will send more than 20 million medical rubber gloves to five African nations battling the deadly Ebola virus.

Shooting down of MH17 'most likely' scenario

2014-09-12 13:00

The possibility that Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was shot down from the ground is the "most likely" scenario being probed by dozens of detectives, a prosecutor says.

MH17 likely downed by outside impacts

2014-09-09 14:38

Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was likely struck by multiple "high-energy objects from outside the aircraft," a preliminary report into the deadly aviation disaster concluded.

Ukraine death toll tops 3 000 if MH17 crash included

2014-09-08 17:25

The UN has said the number of people confirmed killed in the Ukraine conflict has risen above 3 000 if the victims of the MH17 plane crash are included.

New phase of MH370 search to start: Australia

2014-09-06 11:30

An intensified underwater search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 will start soon, Australian premier Tony Abbott says as he visited Malaysia.

Malaysia's Petronas signs Argentine shale deal

2014-08-29 11:15

The Malaysian and Argentine state energy firms Petronas and YPF have signed a deal to invest $550m to develop shale oil in Argentina.

Surgeon deported after sex party turns deadly

2014-08-28 09:02

An Australian neurosurgeon jailed after two prostitutes died following cocaine-fuelled sex sessions at his home has been deported to his native Malaysia, authorities say.

Women head to Middle East for sexual jihad

2014-08-27 16:06
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At least three Sunni Muslim women from Malaysia have travelled to the Middle East to join the Islamic State militants, a report says.

Malaysian minister heads to Aus for MH370 meeting

2014-08-25 11:54

Malaysian transport minister has left for Australia to discuss the ongoing search for missing flight MH370 with his Australian and Chinese counterparts.

173 MH17 victims identified: Experts

2014-08-22 20:12

Forensic experts have identified 46 additional victims of the downed MH17 flight, the Dutch justice ministry says and 26 of those were of Dutch nationality.

Two charged with stealing from MH370 victims

2014-08-20 16:47

A Malaysian bank officer and her husband were charged with forgery, theft and other offences after allegedly stealing more than $30 000 from the accounts people who were aboard flight MH370.

Malaysia 'nude games' organiser apologises

2014-08-18 12:16

The organiser of a nudist sports festival has apologised for holding the event, which triggered outrage in Muslim-majority Malaysia and led to the arrest of eight people.

Malaysia's economy up 6.3% in H1

2014-08-15 10:00

Malaysia's economy has expanded by 6.3% year-on-year in the first half of the year, compared with a 4.4% growth for the same period in 2013.

 

Pedrosa tops Malaysia first practice

2014-10-24 14:41

Honda's Dani Pedrosa was fastest in first practice ahead of the 2014 Malaysian MotoGP in Sepang today while title-winning team mate Marc Marquez tootled around in fourth.

Malaysian man crawls for 3 days after car smash

2014-10-24 09:25

A Malaysian man seriously injured in a car accident crawled through jungle for three days before showing up at an isolated village, authorities say.

2nd ship to join hunt for missing Malaysian plane

2014-10-22 14:48

Malaysia’s defence minister has expressed confidence Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 will eventually be found as a second ship prepares to join the search.

Opposition leader Anwar expects to be jailed again

2014-10-22 09:31

Opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim said he expects Malaysia's top court will dismiss his final appeal against a sodomy conviction and that he will be sent to prison for the second time in a decade.

Malaysia mechanisation draws mixed feelings

2014-10-17 12:15

With the cost of hiring workers soaring, Malaysia government is offering tax benefits to labour-intensive sectors going the automation route.

Malaysian police arrest 14 over ISIS

2014-10-16 10:32

Malaysian police have arrested 14 people, among them an engineer, for suspected links to the Islamic State group.

Dutch officials return to MH17 crash site

2014-10-14 11:39

Dutch officials have returned to the crash site of flight MH17 in Ukraine, where the search for remains and belongings resumed with the recovery of items from cuddly toys to photos.

1 dead, a dozen hurt in Malaysia grenade blast: police

2014-10-09 11:40

One man has been killed and a dozen other people wounded after a hand grenade exploded in a tourist section of Malaysia’s capital in what police suspect was related to a gangland turf battle.

Malaysian gunboat goes missing with 7 crew members

2014-10-06 17:30

The Malaysian navy has launched a search for seven crew members after their gunboat went missing off Borneo Island in rough seas, a top naval official says.

Malaysian court to scrutinise Sedition Act

2014-10-01 16:05

A Malaysian court has authorised an attempt to challenge the constitutionality of the Sedition Act, a lawyer says, amid a string of charges under the law against opposition politicians and other critics.

225 victims of MH17 identified

2014-09-19 20:29

Forensic experts have identified a total of 225 victims of downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, with 14 new names released to families.

Global wild tiger population to be counted by 2016

2014-09-16 19:29

Thirteen countries with wild tiger populations have agreed to take part in a global count to establish how many of the critically endangered big cats are left and improve policies to protect them.

Malaysian jihadist reported dead in Syria

2014-09-15 12:42

A former youth leader of a Malaysian Islamist political party has died in war-torn Syria while fighting government troops, a report says.

Many questions for family of Flight 17 victim

2014-09-12 09:10

The brother of Malaysian oil worker Karamjit Singh, who died when Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was shot down over eastern Ukraine on 17 July is urging authorities to speed up their probe into the accident.

Ukraine MH17 initial crash report due

2014-09-09 10:32

A highly anticipated preliminary report into what brought down Malaysia flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine is set to be released, hoping to shed light on the air disaster that claimed 298 lives.

Frustration wracks MH370 families 6 months on

2014-09-08 13:34

Family members of the passengers aboard Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 are still seeking answers and closure six months after the plane's disappearance.

Malaysia student activist jailed for sedition

2014-09-05 15:30

A Malaysian court has sentenced a student activist to 10 months in jail for sedition, sparking renewed calls from rights groups to repeal a legislation increasingly used by the government to stifle dissent.

Malaysia jails six over 'nude games'

2014-08-28 14:21

A Malaysian court has sent six men to jail for a month and is set to try four other people over a nudist gathering that triggered outrage in the Muslim-majority country, a defence lawyer says.

MH370 may have turned south earlier than thought

2014-08-28 07:24

The search area for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 has refined after analysis of a failed attempted satellite phone call, Australia's deputy prime minister says.

Philippines arrests suspect in deadly Malaysian raid

2014-08-27 14:03

Philippine police say they have arrested a Filipino Islamic militant suspected of taking part in at least one deadly kidnapping raid on a Malaysian diving resort island.

Malaysia Airlines jet turns back due to 'pressure' woes

2014-08-24 08:08

A Malaysia Airlines plane was forced to turn back due to pressure problems inside the aircraft after being in the air for almost an hour, a top aviation watchdog official says.

Remains of MH17 dead arrive in Malaysia

2014-08-22 05:44

A plane carrying the first remains of the 43 Malaysians killed in the MH17 disaster has returned home, where they have been sombrely received on a national day of mourning.

'Reasonable chance' of finding MH370 in new search

2014-08-20 11:36

A new underwater hunt for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 had a 'reasonable chance' of finding the plane, Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott says.

Funds missing from MH370 passengers' accounts

2014-08-15 12:20

A Malaysian bank employee is under investigation over withdrawals totalling more than $31 000 from four bank accounts of passengers of the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.

Malaysia teen questioned over Israel Facebook ‘like’

2014-08-14 16:19

A Malaysian teenager is being investigated by police for sedition after 'liking' a pro-Israel Facebook posting, sparking outrage over perceived growing intolerance in the Muslim-majority country.

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