MALAYSIA CYCLING: HOLLANDíS BOS CLAIMS FIFTH LTDL VICTORY AFTER STAGE EIGHT WIN. Belkin-Pro Team rider, Theo Bos (left) winning the eighth stage of Le Tour de Langkawi (LTdL) 2014 from Kuantan to Marang, a distance of 202.2km on March 6, 2014. Holland's Theo Bos underlined his dominance by chalking up his third stage win and fifth Le Tour de Langkawi (LTdL) victory after claiming Stage Eight Thu... Read More
PENANG 2ND BRIDGE. Penang island second bridge - Sultan Abdul Halim Mu'adzam Shah Bridge - officially opened by Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak recently is a 24-kilometer-long bridge linking Batu Maung to Batu Kawan on the mainland and is the longest in Southeast Asia. Photo courtesy Bernama Images ... Read More
LIFE OF A LEGEND COIN SERIES HONOURS MANDELA. The pure gold R5 and R25 Protea coins in the first of the 'Nelson Mandela: Life of a Legend' series. The South African Mint Company has launched a limited edition coin set, the first in a series of coins dubbed "Life of a Legend" that will be issued over the next 12 years in honour of the life and work of former president Nelson Mandela on March 6, 201... Read More
POWER BLACKOUTS HIT SOUTH AFRICA. Power cuts are affecting large parts of South Africa after Eskom, the country's state-owned power company, declared an energy emergency on March 6, 2014. The company said heavy rains had made much of the coal used at power stations too wet to burn. Large parts of the country are affected, including South Africa's economic hub, Johannesburg. Photo courtesy Agencie... Read More
BRAZIL CELEBRATES 100 DAYS TO WORLD CUP SOCCER. A football themed float makes its way into the Sambodrom in Rio de Janeiro as part of the Brazil Carnival Parade in Sao Paulo on March 5, 2014. Brazil is commemorating the 100-day mark to the World Cup by lighting up tourist attractions with the green and yellow colors of the national flag. The World Cup begins on June 12 with Brazil playing Croatia ... Read More
MALAYSIAN: LE TOUR DE LANGKAWI (LTDL) STAGE 7 WINNER. Mirsamad Pourseyedigolakhour (C) from Tabriz Petrochemical Team won the Yellow jersey and celebrates with Aidis Kruopis (L) who snatched the Blue jersey from OCBC Singapore rider Thomas Rabou from Holland after collecting 61 points while Ireland's Matt Brammeier retained his Red jersey (R) in the cycling competition with 34 points in stage seve... Read More
INDIA ANNOUNCES GENERAL ELECTION DATES. Chief Election Commissioner V.S. Sampath along with Election Commissioners H.S. Brahma and Nasim Zaidi during a press conference to announce the Lok Sabha Polls schedule in New Delhi, India on March 5, 2014. India's general election will take place in nine phases in April and May, the Election Commission announced. Polling to elect a new Lok Sabha, or lower ... Read More
DUBAI INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW 2014. Visitors check out luxury yachts on display at the Dubai International Boat Show in Abu Dhabi, UAE on March 5, 2014. The 22nd edition of the Dubai International Boat Show is expected to attract 26,000 visitors from 70 countries. 430 boats and 19 super yachts are on display at the event, which brings together 750 brands, with 42 global and regional premiers. Th... Read More
AFGHANISTAN ELECTION RALLY. Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah (C), a former Foreign minister arrives at a campaign rally at the Deh Sabz district, north of Kabul, on March 5, 2014. Afghanistan's presidential election will be held on April 5. Photo courtesy Mohammad Ismail ... Read More
SOUTH AFRICA THRASHED 5-0 BY BRAZIL. Brazil's Oscar (L) celebrates his goal against South Africa with his team mates Neymar (C) and Fred during their international friendly soccer match at the First National Bank (FNB) Stadium, also known as Soccer City, in Johannesburg, South Africa on March 5, 2014. Photo courtesy Agencies ... Read More
KENYANS PROTEST OVER NEW PARKING FEES. Protestors demonstrate against higher parking fees in Nairobi, Kenya on March 5, 2014. Public transport has been paralysed in Kenya's capital, Nairobi, as taxi operators protest against higher parking fees in the city. Many people were forced to walk to work after roads were barricaded. The fees were introduced by Nairobi governor Evans Kidero to ease conges... Read More
MALAYSIAN INTERNATIONAL FURNITURE FAIR 2014. The Malaysian International Furniture Fair (MIFF), which was opened by Deputy Secretary General, Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) Datuk Mohd Sheriff Ridzal in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on March 4, 2014. The exhibition, which runs for five days involves companies from 13 countries showcasing their latest collection of products. Photo co... Read More
INDIA: SKULLS OF 282 KILLED IN 1857 WAR FOUND IN WELL. People gather at a sight where remains of 282 people were unearthed from a well in the premises of a Gurudwara in Ajnala, outskirts of Amritsar, India on March 4, 2014. Experts are examining the claims that the remains exhumed here belong to hundreds of soldiers who were executed in 1857 after they revolted against British rule. Photo courtesy... Read More
SINGAPORE THE WORLD'S MOST EXPENSIVE CITY. Singapore has topped 131 cities globally to become the world's most expensive city to live in 2014, according to the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) on March 4, 2014. The city's strong currency combined with the high cost of running a car and soaring utility bills contributed to Singapore topping the list. It is also the most expensive place in the worl... Read More
THIRD BIMSTEC SUMMIT IN MYANMAR. India Prime Minister Manmohan Singh (R) with Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa at a meeting after the opening of the 3rd Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) Summit in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar on March 4, 2014. The two-day summit was attended by the seven members-- India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Myanmar... Read More
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