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Non-Muslims firmly against hudud law

Local Chinese associations and the Malaysian Consultative Council of Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Sikhism and Taoism (MCCBCHST).are insistently against the implementation of hudud law anywhere in Malaysia, and feel such a move could turn Malaysia into an Islamic state and affect the lives of all the people while dividing the country and jeopardizing its future.

Sharp decline in Chinese arrivals for May Day golden week

The MH370 and Semporna incidents have taken their toll on Chinese arrivals in Malaysia during the upcoming May Day golden week holidays in China.

Minorities on display in Chinese tourist boom

Marching in dragon dances, cheering on buffalo fights, singing folk songs with villagers, an enamoured traveller ticked off the sights during a three-week tour of Chinese ethnic minority festivals.

For Mexico's hottest drug balladeer, music has a cost

El Komander" struts on stage, pours expensive whisky into a fan's mouth and sings about grenade launchers -- just another wild night for a Mexican singer who has faced bans for eulogizing drug lords.

Ma's pro-China drive hits trouble as Taiwan students come of age

The last time Taiwanese students mobilised en masse, they brought about an end to decades of martial rule. Now, they are scenting victory in a new battle for the island's soul as they repel government plans to embrace China ever closer.

'Cherry tree from space' mystery baffles Japan

A cosmic mystery is uniting monks and scientists in Japan after a cherry tree grown from a seed that orbited the Earth for eight months bloomed years earlier than expected -- and with very surprising flowers.

Where it all started: Sarajevo and World War I

Sarajevo is no stranger to conflict, but while the wounds of the Bosnian war's siege are still raw, the city is seeking to cash in on its historical claim as the place where World War I was ignited.

Good pay, no crime: life is good in Chilean Antarctica

There is no crime or traffic and in this Antarctic hamlet paychecks can be much higher than on the Chilean mainland. Plus, the penguins are very cute.

Fasting in the land of plenty: Germans say less is more

What to give the patient who has everything? Well-off Germans in Europe's top economy are increasingly deciding less is more and fasting to cure what ails them.

New-look Paris Zoo rethinks 'humanimal' relationship

Paris Zoo reopens its gates on Saturday after a six-year revamp to shed its image as a traditional city zoo and change how humans see wild animals.