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Witty in Pink: Celebrating the Most Flattering Makeup Shade

Napoleon Perdis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Napoleon Perdis

The formerly saccharine makeup color, associated with Malibu Barbie and her kind, has emerged as the most universally flattering shade around.

Climate Change Bringing A World Where Flowers Have No Smell?

GOOD | Patrick James | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

We've previously heard that climate change might make the world smellier, but that's not the case in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, where environmentalists a...

3 Malaysian Churches Attacked In 'Allah' Dispute

AP | VIJAY JOSHI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Religious tensions in Muslim-majority Malaysia turned violent Friday with firebomb attacks on three churches following ...

Malaysia: 52 Unmarried Muslim Couples Face Jail For New Years Day Hotel Liaisons

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Fifty-two unmarried Muslim couples face charges of sexual misconduct and possible jail terms after being caught alone i...

Controversy flares over use of the word "Allah" in Malaysia | | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Church of the Holy Rosary in Kuala Lumpur photo: flickr user bernardoh Gizem Yarbil, a producer at Worldfocus, writes about the controversy o...

A Happiness Lesson from Actors: Find the "Yes."

The Happiness Project | The Happiness Project | Posted 11.17.2011 | Home

I'm working on my Happiness Project, and you could have one, too! Everyone's project will look different, but it's the rare person who can't benefit...

Beyonce won't be 'naughty girl' at Malaysia show

AP | SEAN YOONG | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Beyonce Knowles has sung about partying like a "naughty girl," but Malaysians can expect her to be on her best behavior for a concert in this Muslim-majority country next month, the event's organizer said Thursday.

The R&B superstar has attracted criticism in recent days from the Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party, the country's largest opposition group, which wants authorities to scrap the Oct. 25 show because it would promote "Western sexy performances."

Knowles, who is well-known for her provocative clothes and concert choreography, backed out of a concert in Malaysia two years ago after the Islamic party threatened to protest the show. Party officials have not planned any demonstrations for next month's event.

Entertainment company Marctensia, the concert's Malaysian organizer, said Knowles should be regarded as a "role model" and "embodiment of success" because of her heavy involvement in philanthropy work, including campaigns against poverty and domestic violence.

The company also allayed concerns that Knowles would wear inappropriate outfits, saying "all parties have come to an amicable understanding" about stage costumes at the stadium concert in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia's largest city.

DINING: Chuck E.'s in love -- with Muslims!

Brooklyn Paper | Brooklyn Paper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

See this story at Lysandra Ohrstromfor The Brooklyn PaperChuck E. Cheese would never be confused with an Arabic restaurant, but ...

A Burmese family's story of multiple arrests, weekly bribes | | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Karen Zusman (left) with a Burmese refugee. Photo courtesy of Karen Zusman. In June, the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee Report blac...

World Airlines To Lose $9 billion This Year

AP | EILEEN NG | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — The world's airlines will collectively lose $9 billion this year _ nearly double the previous projections _ and face a ...