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TODAY'S WORLD:

Munich mall shooting: 18-year-old German-Iranian gunman kills 9, then himself.


Earlier news items from "Today's World"


TODAY'S SONG (a song from the top charts): This, and many other current hits, as well as their lyrics for you to sing along with, can be found in Songs of Today, Songs of Yesterday at http://pgoh13.com/mobile.

Cheap Thrills (Sia)

Go here for this week's Top 10 from U.K.'s Official Singles Chart.

A SONG FROM THE PAST: It is hoped that this, and other songs from the past featured here, will bring back nostalgic memories to the oldsters and happy discoveries to the younger generation.
I say a little prayer for you (Dionne Warwick)




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Basic Malay course
Basic Chinese course
Malay Dictionary
Google Translate
Linguee dictionary
French dictionary
Spanish dictionary

Songs

Songs and Lyrics
This week's Top 10
Oldies reinterpreted
Deezer playlists
Evergreens/Oldies
Chinese songs
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Internet

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Useful software
Using TeamViewer
Partition Wizard
Using ManageFlitter
Using RssReader
Cobian Backup
Special characters

Information

World news headlines
2016 Calendar
Get the exact time
Your money converter
Find address on map
Conversions (length)
World Embassies
World public holidays
World population

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China

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Malaysia

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About this site

The World At Your Fingertips is a site that strives to make your surfing life easier. It does this by attempting to harness all internet resources together in one place for easy access. You will also find the Google Search box at the top of every page waiting for your search query. This is not a customized search that earns revenue and is limited in its scope but gives exactly the same results as the official Google site (Web, Images, Map, News, etc.) Besides, if you are not from an English-speaking country, you will get the search results in English here, not results from the local version of Google in another language which you are likely to get even if you should go to the google.com website. This is because Google detects which country you are from and delivers the results in your country's national language (if it is not English).
The following are the highlights of the site:
    1. The "World news headlines" links to the top 5 newsfeeds from the BBC, CNN, New York Times International Edition, The Telegraph UK, The Australian and Toronto Star, Canada. At any time of the day or night you will never miss out if something big happens. "TOP SITES" will take you straight to your Gmail, Facebook, Skype, PayPal or other accounts with just one click. You will be able to find lots of computer tips and a list of indispensable software programs to help you get the best out of your computer. There are also step-by-step instructions on how to use some popular software such as TeamViewer, Partition Wizard, PrintEdit, ManageFlitter, Cobian Backup, RssReader, PIXLR, Spybot, Paragon Backup & Recovery or Hola! to access blocked websites.
    2. Practical information of any kind that is often needed by anyone in whichever part of the world he might be can be found here. Do you need to know the time at this hour in some foreign country? Or its weather conditions? Do you need to know the equivalent of some foreign currency in your own money? Do you need to know the exact location of the hotel that you are about to book? Or the equivalent of centimeters in inches? Or maybe you need to translate instructions into a foreign language or understand what some foreign instructions mean? These, and more, can be accessed from this website.
    3. There is also "Today's song" where a song from the current Top 10 of the U.S., U.K., Australian and Canadian charts is featured daily. And you are likely to find your favourite song together with the lyrics in Songs of Today, Songs of Yesterday, which is created with smartphone users in mind. There are 1,100 popular English songs in this collection.
    4. Besides news, general information, computer and songs, travel has an important part in this site. For active tourists, or simply armchair/virtual travellers, there are lots of tips and photos of top tourist destinations in Europe (Bruges, Berlin, Milan, Lisbon, Dublin, Sicily, Athens, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Venice, Paris, Madrid, Rome, London, Prague, the French Riviera, Geneva, Copenhagen, Oslo, Andalucia, Budapest, Riga, Krakow etc.), China (Beijing, Shanghai, Xi'an, Hangzhou), Malaysia (Penang, etc.) and even Morocco (Marrakesh, Casablanca, etc.). In each city you will be shown in words and pictures the "must-see" places as well as the things you must absolutely experience even if you don't have much time to spend there. More....
    5. There is also a full course covering all aspects of learning Pinyin (the romanized version of Mandarin). This unorthodox course is really like no other in that a few grammatical rules which have always been a bugbear to foreign learners of Mandarin have been "bent" in order to make the study of the Chinese language easier - without sacrificing much in terms of making yourself understood. It starts from the known to the unknown by giving equivalent English sounds for pinyin spellings such as xi, zh ou q. It is indeed possible to speak Chinese Mandarin without knowing a single Chinese character (I know, more than one prospective student have been put off simply at the sight of these intimidating Chinese characters!) More....
    6. Another of the highlights of this site is an English-Malay Dictionary. You will find it here. This dictionary is compiled with loving care by a human. There is also a link to the automatic Google machine translator to allow instantaneous translation of this or any other website into some 50 languages. Just copy the url of the page and paste it on the new page that opens. But beware, machine translations are often a source of great hilarity!
    7. I have left the main highlight of this site to the end. The completely-free Basic course in the Malaysian and Indonesian languages comprising 64 lessons is undoubtedly the number one site for learning Malay online. One student has said it is like having a teacher next to you. What's more, there are audio files to help the individual learner at home. Although the Malay language is used mainly in Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei, it is also quite similar to the Indonesian language so by studying Malay it is like studying Indonesian at the same time! More....
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