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Shariah’s Winding Path Into Modernity

A man being whipped in public for violating Shariah laws against homosexuality in May in Banda Aceh, Indonesia. Pic: Barcroft/Getty Images

In June, Americans in about two dozen cities joined a “March Against Sharia.” For these protesters, the Arabic term is a code word for the oppression of women and men in the name of God — horrors like stoning and beheading. Since such brutalities do indeed happen in the name of Shariah, they may have had a point. But there were also points that they missed.

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Why Genghis Khan’s Tomb Can’t Be Found

This is an outsized land for outsized legends. No roads, no permanent buildings; just unfurling sky, tufted dry grass and streaming wind. We stopped to drink salted milk tea in nomads’ round ger tents and to snap pictures of roaming horses and goats. Sometimes we stopped just for the sake of stopping ‒ Ömnögovi Province, Mongolia, is endless by car. I couldn’t imagine tackling it on a horse.

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Back To The Future In Malaysia?

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As Malaysia moves into a new election season, 92-year-old ex-premier Mahathir Mohamad is increasingly seen as the opposition’s best bet to unseat incumbent Prime Minister Najib Razak’s scandal-plagued government.

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'Over-Sexualised' Shaving Advert Gets Banned, Too Many Close-Up Shots Of Women's Crotches

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An advert for bikini line shaving products has been banned by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA), which found it was likely to cause "serious or widespread offence".

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RM2,400 Vs RM2.6 Billion, Blogger Explains Why Teoh Beng Hock's Death Is Being Used By DAP

DAP's attempt to divert attention from the graft allegations surrounding the Penang Chief Minister who has a court case pending is hitting new lows as can be seen by the latest attempt to use of the sister of the late Teoh Beng Hock for its own selfish political ambitions.

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Volvo’s Electric Shift Gives Tesla A Shock

Pic: ReutersNEW YORK: Volvo has just given Tesla a shock. The Sweden-based carmaker on Wednesday said it will stop producing new gasoline-only engines from 2019 and shift to a variety of hybrid and all-electric models. That may not appear too significant at first – the company, after all, accounted for just 0.6 percent of global vehicle sales last year. But its plan sums up the challenges faced by Elon Musk’s firm.

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North Korea's Latest Missile Launch Hastens The Inevitable

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NORTH KOREA'S SUCCESSFUL test of its first intercontinental ballistic missile carries grave geopolitical implications for a vast swath of the world. Although such an achievement seemed improbable not long ago, it was all but inevitable.

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Why Am I Facing 75 Years In Prison?

On January 20th, during the inauguration of Donald Trump, the DC Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) violently and indiscriminately attacked scores of protesters, journalists, legal observers, medics, and bystanders in the vicinity of an anti-fascist/anti-capitalist march.

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Is Bullying An Emerging Pattern Of Aggressive Behaviour Among Our Young?

Dr. Chandra Muzaffar, the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Yayasan 1Malaysia, shares with readers his views and observation on the current hot topic bullying and the society’s indifference  over many of the country’s social ills.

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