Almaty, Krakow, Lviv and Oslo are the others hoping to stage the games
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Wednesday 25 January 2012
Q. Why are flights to Asia in summer 2012 at least £100 more than they were when I went last year? It is putting me off going: £800 at least to Kuala Lumpur. I am sure I can't be the only one. Paul Swannie
Monday 09 January 2012
Malaysia's opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim was acquitted by the country's High Court today of a sex offence against a former aide, citing unreliable DNA evidence.
Sunday 01 January 2012
The end-of-year party rulebook demands fireworks – whatever the woes of the world – and as midnight ticked by in one timezone after another, 2012 was ushered in with a familiar bang and fizz.
Thursday 24 November 2011
Fifa President Sepp Blatter snapped at colleagues and looked beset by nerves yesterday as he described the hurt he felt after being criticised for his comments about racism in football.
Wednesday 23 November 2011
Fifa president Sepp Blatter snapped at colleagues and looked beset by nerves today as he described the hurt he felt after being criticised for his comments about racism in soccer.
Friday 28 October 2011
Special investigation: TV company takes millions from Malaysian government to make documentaries for BBC... about Malaysia
Wednesday 17 August 2011
Corporation suspends relations with leading film-maker accused of conflict of interests over 'palm oil' programmes
Thursday 11 August 2011
The Malaysian student mugged by yobs posing as Good Samaritans during the London riots has been discharged from the Royal London hospital, the trust said today.
Wednesday 10 August 2011
Taiwan's main opposition Democratic Progressive Party said yesterday that its headquarters had been targeted for six months by hackers working for Beijing.
Wednesday 03 August 2011
There are 54 of them, and they include four women and a young boy. They say they are from Afghanistan and Pakistan. Little more is known about them, but they are about to become famous; soon after arriving in Australia, these asylum-seekers will be filmed being expelled and the footage posted online.
Friday 29 July 2011
The Malaysia Football Association have apologised to Chelsea following the London club's complaint over anti-semitic abuse directed at midfielder Yossi Benayoun.
Thursday 21 July 2011
"Here to Play. Here to Stay" is the slogan Chelsea have chosen for their tour of Asia, indicating that they do not plan to pass through three countries merely to press the flesh and rake in fees for exhibition matches. It is a slogan that could equally apply to Nicolas Anelka.
Tuesday 19 July 2011
The 12-hour flight to Malaysia was the first of Chelsea's season and they would hope to end it with a rather shorter one to Munich in May. In the first weeks of his tenure at Stamford Bridge, Andre Villas-Boas has been keen to play down the importance of his role but on one thing he is adamant – sooner rather than later Chelsea will win the Champions League.
Monday 18 July 2011
Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas has confirmed that Belgian goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois is undergoing a medical with a view to completing a move to the Barclays Premier League club.
Sunday 17 July 2011
Isis threat: Cameron wants an alliance with Iran
Scottish independence: English people overwhelmingly want Scotland to stay in the UK
Crisis? What crisis? A visiting US doctor gives the NHS a rave review
Ukip MEP calls for reintroduction of death penalty on fiftieth anniversary of last deaths
Russell Brand calls for Israel boycott: Comedian urges big businesses that 'facilitate the oppression of people in Gaza' to pull funding
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