Storms Kill 193 In Sri Lanka, India

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COLOMBO, May 29 – An intensifying cyclone churned north towards Bangladesh yesterday after heavy rain in Sri Lanka and thunderstorms in eastern India killed almost 200 people, with more torrential downpours forecast. Impoverished Bangladesh, hit by cyclones every year, warned that some low-lying coastal areas were “likely to be inundated by a

Fears For 2,000 People Trapped In Philippine City Battle

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MARAWI, May 29 – Security forces traded heavy gunfire with Islamist militants inside a southern Philippine city Monday, as fears grew for up to 2,000 people unable to escape a week of fighting that has left women and children among the dead. President Rodrigo Duterte imposed martial law across the southern third

China Calls For Dialogue After N.Korea Missile Test

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BEIJING, May 29 – China pleaded again for dialogue on Monday to ease regional tensions after North Korea launched its latest missile test in defiance of UN sanctions. The Chinese foreign ministry urged Pyongyang in a statement to refrain from activities that go against United Nations Security Council resolutions. “We hope that related

2017 Taiwan Fellowship Open For Application Until June 30

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KUALA LUMPUR, May 29 –The 2017 Taiwan Fellowship, which is sponsored by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of China (Taiwan), will accept applications from May 1 to June 30. Experts and scholars from Malaysian government, think tanks/research institutes or universities are encouraged to apply for this fellowship to

Penang Fama Denies Coconut Price Increase

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BUKIT MERTAJAM, May 29 – The Penang Federal Agricultural Marketing Authority (Fama) has denied there is a current shortage in the supply of coconuts in the state, causing a price hike. State central operations manager, Akbaruddin Nasurdin said Fama had increased coconut supply for Ramadan and Hari Raya Aidilfitri by 50% to

LKIM Urges Public Not To Panic Over Rising Fish Prices

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BATU PAHAT, May 29 – The Fisheries Development Authority of Malaysia (LKIM) has advised the public not to panic over the rising prices of fish during Ramadan and ahead of the Aidilfitri celebration. LKIM chairman Datuk Seri Dr Irmohizam Ibrahim said the department would hold a meeting with the National Fishermen”s Association

MI5 Launches Internal Probe Over Manchester Attack Warnings

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MANCHESTER, May 29 – Britain’s MI5 intelligence service launched an internal inquiry on Monday into whether vital clues were missed in the run-up to the Manchester suicide bombing, as police arrested another man in connection with the attack. The developments come a week after 22-year-old Salman Abedi, a British-born university dropout of

Celcom Eyes 20% Growth In Daily Subscription

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KUALA LUMPUR, May 29 – Celcom Axiata Bhd hopes to grow its daily subscription by 20% through Celcom EasyPhone, the biggest device instalment programme from June 1-July 31, 2017, in conjunction with Ramadan and the upcoming Aidilfitri celebration. Chief Marketing Officer, Zalman Aefendy Zainal Abidin, however, declined to disclose the total number of

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