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Malaysia: Islamic leader warns comedians not to make people laugh

An Islamic mufti has warned Malaysian comedians against telling jokes that cause excessive laughter. According to the mufti, Islam urges emotional moderation and to refrain from excessive laughter, crying, or other emotional expressions.

Malaysian University sells kit to combat evil spirits for $2,500

A Malaysian public university has announced that it will sell a special kit to ward off evil spirits for the low price of RM 8,750, or approximately $2,500.

Australian mum faces death penalty as Malaysia confirms drug bust

Sepang - An Australian woman faces a possible death sentence for drug trafficking in Malaysia after a prosecutor said Thursday a chemist's report confirmed the substance found in her bag was crystal methamphetamine.

Op-Ed: Is Jade Helm a training operation to impose U.S. martial law?

In video footage recently released, American military is seen training to escort civilians to FEMA camps and initiate martial law. Is there more to the Jade Helm training operation than authorities are saying?

ASEAN warns sea reclamation 'may undermine peace'

Langkawi - Reclamation work in the disputed South China Sea, where China has constructed an airstrip and other structures on coral reefs, threatens to "undermine peace, security and stability" in the region, Southeast Asian leaders warned Monday.

Beijing 'poised to take de facto control' of S. China Sea'

Kuala Lumpur - Beijing is poised to take "de facto control" of the South China Sea, the Philippines warned Sunday, but its call for a robust Southeast Asian response at a regional summit was shot down.

Some German theaters are boycotting Avengers: Age of Ultron

Theaters have pulled the movie Avengers: Age of Ultron, before its release. It is said the boycott is to send a message to Disney regarding oppressive business practices.

Summit to urge 'self-restraint' in South China Sea dispute: Draft

Kuala Lumpur - A Southeast Asian summit will urge "self-restraint" in the South China Sea but avoid directly criticising Chinese actions that have fanned tensions in the contested waters, a diplomatic source with knowledge of a draft statement said Friday.

Malaysia upholds death sentences for Mexican brothers, two others

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia's highest court on Thursday upheld guilty verdicts and death sentences for three Mexican brothers, a Singaporean and a Malaysian convicted of manufacturing drugs.

Officers pull unconscious man from burning vehicle

Mesquite - Mesquite police officers are seen in a dash cam video pulling a man from a burning vehicle moments before it becomes engulfed in flames.

Whitney Houston's daughter, Bobbi Kristina, wakes from coma

A lawyer representing Bobby Brown releases a statement confirming that the singer's daughter has in fact opened her eyes after months in a medically induced coma. Brown was married to the late Whitney Houston from which Bobbi Kristina is their only child.

Is China getting too aggressive in South China Sea?

Washington, D. C. - U.S. officials are raising concerns internationally about China’s latest activities in the South China Sea that appear to threaten Southeast Asia allies.

MH370 search zone to double if nothing found

Kuala Lumpur - The search area for flight MH370 will double in size to encompass a vast Indian Ocean corridor if wreckage remains elusive, Malaysia, Australia and China said Thursday, asserting their commitment to finding the plane.

One detained after gyrocopter lands at the U.S. Capitol

The U.S. capitol remains of high alert after a small gyrocopter lands outside the west end of the Capitol building. The pilot has been detained at this time.

'Black day' for free speech as Malaysia amends sedition law

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia's parliament Friday approved tougher penalties for sedition in a move criticised by the United Nations and described by the opposition as "a black day" for democracy and free expression.

Malaysia accused of rights assault as tough terrorism law passes

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia was accused Tuesday of waging an assault on civil rights as parliament passed a tough anti-terrorism law aimed at countering Islamic militancy.

Anwar's request for Malaysian royal pardon rejected: Report

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia's king has rejected a royal pardon request for opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim, who is currently serving five years in jail for sodomy, local media reported on Wednesday.

Indonesia to end search for Flight 8501 victims on Sunday

Jakarta - Search and rescue officials in Indonesia plan to call off the search for victims of an AirAsia plane that crashed over the Java Sea in December even though the bodies of 56 of the plane’s 162 passengers were never found.

Islamic law push strains Malaysian opposition's unity

Kuala Lumpur - A Malaysian Muslim party on Wednesday launched a push to implement Islamic criminal punishments such as flogging and amputations in a state it governs, a move that threatens to tear apart the country's opposition.

Q&A on the MH370 mystery

Kuala Lumpur - A year on, there remains no evidence to indicate what caused Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 to vanish or where it ended up, despite the most expensive search operation in history.
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