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LAST_UPDATESun, 26 Mar 2017 11am

‘Beauty And The Beast’ Gay Scene Backlash From Singapore To Malaysia And Hong Kong

Pic: Xinhua

Calls from some conservative groups for Asian cities from Singapore to Hong Kong to boycott Disney’s Beauty and the Beast over a “gay moment” in the film have drawn flak from rights activists, as the US studio stands by its decision not to cut the scene ahead of a regional release this weekend.

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What Are Today’s Headlines?

The English dailies today reports on the death of a two-year-old girl due to sexual and physical abuse, the illegal ‘mini casino’ found in KL, the 19-year-old part-time model high on drugs who killed another motorist and the H5N1 disease that is spreading in Kelantan.

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New Zealand River First In The World To Be Given Legal Human Status

A river in New Zealand has become the first in the world to be granted the same legal rights as a person. Photo: Getty

A river in New Zealand has become the first in the world to be granted the same legal rights as a person.

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[Video] A Motorcycle And Car Ran A Traffic Light In KL, Horrific Collision Sends Motorcyclist Flying

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Time and again, we see impatient motorists flouting traffic rules and not bothering to stop when the traffic light turns red.

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Stamford Hill 'anti-Jewish' sign was art project

The road sign appeared on a lamppost near a synagogue in Stamford Hill, north London. Photo: Photoshot

An artist whose road sign art project was mistaken for an anti-Semitic hate crime has apologised for causing offence.

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Emma Watson Private Photos Stolen In 'Hack'

Emma Watson. Photo: AFP

Emma Watson is taking legal action after dozens of private images of her appeared online.

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Malaysian Brands & Products, Here's What People Worldwide Think About Them

Many Malaysians seem to be very cynical about the quality of Malaysian products and perceive them as not competitive.

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Meet The Lazy Seal Who Is Definitely Your New Spirit Animal

The phrase ‘spirit animal’ is definitely overused.

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Husband Abandons Wife After Discovering She Has Terminal Breast Cancer

A Thai woman was abandoned by her husband after she was diagnosed with terminal breast cancer six months ago.

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