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Allegedly Posed “Spontaneous” Photo Wins $120K

Photo contests and controversies go together like peanut butter and jelly. But when huge sums of money are involved, it can sometimes be justified – especially if a photograph isn’t what it claims to be.

LIGHT STALKING

Vietnam begins work on Hanoi's 2020 F1 venue

Vietnam on Wednesday launched construction of a race circuit in the capital Hanoi where the Southeast Asian city will host its first Formula One race next year. The Vietnamese Grand Prix scheduled for April 2020 is the latest street race on the F1 calendar along with Monaco, Singapore and Azerbaijan

ESPN

CEO of global agri-business Olam: Why 'doing good also means doing well'

Many investors now see sustainable practices as strategic for positive returns in the long run, business leaders said on Thursday. An advocate of such practices, Sunny Verghese, who is the CEO of global commodity giant Olam, said that wasn't always the case. His company, whose largest investors are

CNBC

Hella Herbivore Launches Vegan Pop-Ups in Denver

Kris Carino is bringing his vegan pop-up, Hella Herbivore, to Denver for this first time on Monday, March 25, at Alternation Brewing Company, 1539 South Broadway. The passionate cook’s goal is to bring flavorful Asian dishes that are also meatless to Denver and beyond. “There are a lot of vegans her

WESTWORD

Pasir Gudang: How one quiet lorry sparked a toxic waste crisis

On the morning of 6 March, an unassuming tanker lorry trundled down a dusty dirt road in southern Malaysia. Its driver was heading for Sungai Kim Kim, a river snaking through the Pasir Gudang industrial town in Johor state. But what would happen next would expose just how vulnerable local communitie

BBC

Masterchef winner sends parents wild with a recipe for a simple snack that will fill a week’s worth of lunchboxes (and it takes just ten minutes)

A father has gone viral after sharing a cheap and easy recipe that promises to fill a week's worth of lunchboxes with tasty treats. Adam Liaw, 40, a Malaysian father-of-two who lives in Adelaide and won Masterchef Australia in 2010, took to Twitter on Wednesday and posted a step-by-step guide to cre

DAILY MAIL

Singtel signs deal to expand mobile wallet alliance to Japan

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore Telecommunications Ltd said on Monday it has signed a partnership to enable the use of its cross-border mobile wallet platform in Japan, as the telecom operator moves ahead with its digital payments expansion.

REUTERS CANADA

Akan Datang: Election fever creeping up on the region

Akan Datang: our contributors’ take on the stories to watch in Southeast Asia this week, curated by Regional Editor Aisyah Llewellyn. Hello New Naratif readers and welcome to another week in Southeast Asia! This week we have more election news from all over the region as well as floods in Indonesia,

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The president of the Philippines wants to rename his country

RODRIGO DUTERTE, the perpetually disgruntled president of the Philippines, is unhappy about the name of his country. “I want to change it someday,” he remarked earlier this month in one of his customary rambling speeches. “No particular name yet but, sure, I would like to change the name of the Phil

THE ECONOMIST

Malaysia threatens WTO challenge to EU's move to drop palm biofuel

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysia on Saturday threatened to bring a World Trade Organisation (WTO) challenge if the European Union goes ahead with recommendations to phase out palm oil from transport fuel used in the bloc.

REUTERS

Human embryo smuggling: Malaysian arrested at India airport

Indian authorities are investigating a possible smuggling ring after discovering a live human embryo in a suitcase at Mumbai's airport. A Malaysian national was allegedly found with the embryo in a canister concealed in his luggage on 16 March.

BBC

Samsung Galaxy M20 goes on sale in Malaysia 20th March

The Samsung Galaxy M20 has launched in Malaysia and the handset will go on sale in the country on the 20th of March. The handset will be available to buy online in Malaysia from this Wednesday and the device will cost RM799 which is about $195.

GEEKY GADGETS

CapitaLand REIT said to pursue US$1.1 billion Duo office tower

(Bloomberg) — CapitaLand Commercial Trust, Singapore’s biggest office landlord, is among suitors in talks about a potential acquisition of the Duo office and retail development in the city, people with knowledge of the matter said.

YAHOO!

Project Spotlight: LNG Canada [LNG Condensed]

Canada has long benefited from the presence of the world’s largest economy on its southern border. While US energy imports were rising, it made sense to take the shortest route possible to market rather than look further abroad.

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North Korean embassy break-in carried out by shadowy government in exile

A secretive group dedicated to overthrowing Kim Jong-un was behind a raid on Madrid’s North Korean embassy just days before a high-profile summit with Donald Trump, according to US media.

TELEGRAPH

Singaporeans are huge fans of Malaysian cuisine but it's not the other way around, study finds

It's true. Singaporeans are bigger fans of Malaysian food than their neighbors who're not so huge on food from the Lion City. According to a research conducted by YouGov, a United Kingdom-based research form, majority of the world - including Malaysians and Singaporeans - do agree on one thing: Ital

MASHABLE

Woman charged with murdering Kim Jong Un's half-brother to stay behind bars after appeal rejected

Shah Alam, Malaysia (CNN) — Malaysian prosecutors rejected an appeal to drop a murder charge against one of the two women accused of using the deadly nerve agent VX to murder the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, just days after allowing her co-defendant to walk free.

CNN

Ian Boswell Recovering from Crash at Tirreno Adriatico

Ian Boswell fell victim to one of the many crashes during stage 4 of Tirreno Adriatico. The Bend, Oregon native was one of the many casualties of stage 4 which saw stage winner, Alexey Lutsenko hit the deck twice and Tour de France champion Geraint Thomas abandoned as well. Boswell is currently reco

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Foster 'sickened' by Australia's backing for Asia chief Sheikh Salman

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Former Socceroo Craig Foster has described as “sickening” the support of Australia and the ASEAN bloc of countries for the re-election of Asian Football Confederation President Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim al-Khalifa.

REUTERS UK

Over 2,000 fall ill in Malaysia after toxic waste dumped

More than 2,000 people, including many children, have fallen ill after toxic waste was dumped in a Malaysian river and emitted hazardous fumes over a wide area, an official said Friday.

PHYS.ORG