Extension of time not granted by Shariah Appeals Court

The Shariah Court of Appeal, the highest in the Shariah judicial system, today found that there was no merit in the leave to file an appeal out-of-time by Shahnaz Abdul Majid in a matter against her former husband Sarawak business entrepreneur Datuk Seri Mahmud Abu Bekir Taib. The bench found that the imperative criteria for…

Cuban revolutionary icon Fidel Castro dies

Fidel Castro, the Cuban revolutionary leader who built a communist state on the doorstep of the United States and for five decades defied U.S. efforts to topple him, died on Friday, state-run Cuban Television said. He was 90. Castro has been in poor health since an intestinal ailment nearly killed him in 2006. The bearded…

Kremlin’s Peskov on MH17 investigation ‘contradictions’

There are still lots of unclear things and lots of contradictions about the downing of flight MH17, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov has told BBC’s HARDtalk’s Stephen Sackur. Asked whether he accepted the findings from the investigation, Mr Peskov said “there was nothing to accept or deny,” as he understood these were preliminary findings. “We know…

Number of unemployed public university graduates to soar

Former UM vice-chancellor says it could rise to 600,000 if nothing is done to improve their English proficiency and university education as a whole. Free Malaysia Today’s Minderjeet Kaur reports: The number of unemployed people who graduate from local public universities is set to rise further, an academician warned today. Not only would the unemployed…

Pizza delivery man’s voice stuns America’s Got Talent judges

Sal Valentinetti is a 20-year-old pizza delivery man from Long Island, New York with skills beyond his years. The singer proved it in Tuesday’s episode of America’s Got Talent, knocking the socks off the judges with his charisma and voice.   “I’m gonna entertain yous like you’ve never been entertained before,” he said, showing off his…