Panic Buying In Qatar

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DOHA, Jun 6 – Shoppers in Doha were taking no chances on Monday despite Qatari officials reassuring residents there was no need to panic after Saudi Arabia imposed a de facto food blockade. Qatar shares its only land border with Saudi Arabia, and relies heavily on food imports, much of it from

TH Gives RM86,000 Aidilfitri Aid To The Needy

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SEREMBAN, Jun 6 – The Pilgrims Fund Board (TH) today gave out contributions to 172 asnaf (poor and needy) in its Negri Sembilan state-level goodwill programme held at the grounds of Masjid Sikamat near here. Its board member, Prof Tan Sri Abdul Shukor Husin said the recipients comprised people from the Ampangan

MACC Prepared To Probe FGV For Graft

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KUALA LUMPUR, Jun 6 – The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) is prepared to investigate some current issues involving Felda Global Ventures Holdings Bhd (FGV). MACC deputy chief commissioner (operations) Datuk Azam Baki however, said MACC would need to study the report made if there were elements of abuse of power or corruption.

PTPTN Introduces Online Direct Debit Repayment Mode

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KUALA LUMPUR, Jun 6 – Borrowers of the National Higher Education Fund Corporation (PTPTN) loans can now make their repayments consistently through an online direct debit system today. Its chairman Datuk Dr Shamsul Anuar Nasarah said this way, the borrowers no longer need to go to the PTPTN counters to make their

Man Charged Over Australia Flight Scare

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SYDNEY, Jun 6 – Passengers on an Australian domestic flight left the plane via an emergency exit Tuesday after a man allegedly left a threatening note in the toilet in what appears to be a prank. The 42 passengers on the Virgin Australia service from Sydney to the rural town of Albury

Lessons In Loyalty As N.Korea Celebrates Children’s Day

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PYONGYANG, Jun 6 – To celebrate Korean Children’s Union Day on Tuesday, the pupils of Pyongyang Number Four Primary School threw mock grenades at targets, crawled under a frame and threw themselves over a fence – all with an imitation AK47 over their shoulders. After completing the obstacle course, Myong Hyon-Jong,

LTH Distributes RM60m In Tithe For 2016/17

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PETALING JAYA, Jun 6 – Lembaga Tabung Haji’s (TH) tithe distribution to the states for 2016/17 increased to RM60m, up from the RM57m distributed in 2015/2016. Group Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer Datuk Seri Johan Abdullah said the distribution was based on the amount deposited by TH account holders from each state, with

Top Career US Diplomat In China Embassy Steps Down

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BEIJING, Jun 6 – The top career diplomat at the US embassy in China has stepped down, an American official in Beijing confirmed Tuesday, amid suggestions that he opposes President Donald Trump’s climate policy. Embassy charge d’affaires David Rank was a 27-year veteran State Department officer appointed to serve in Beijing in

Trump Will Not Block Ex-FBI Director’s Testimony

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WASHINGTON, Jun 6 – Donald Trump will not use presidential powers to prevent the ex-FBI director James Comey from testifying to Congress Thursday, the White House said, setting the stage for potentially explosive testimony later this week. The ousted FBI director will appear Thursday before the Senate intelligence committee for a hearing

Petronas Aasset Sale Moves Into Round Two

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SINGAPORE, Jun 6 – The sale by Malaysian energy firm Petronas of an estimated US$1 billion (RM4.3 billion) stake in a local upstream gas project has moved to the second round and is set to attract interest from about half a dozen bidders including Royal Dutch Shell and ExxonMobil Corp, four

NEC and Tokyo Institute Of Technology Use AI To Dramatically Increase Image Clarity Under Severe Conditions

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TOKYO, Jun 6 – NEC Corporation (TSE: 6701) and Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech) today announced their joint development of a multi-modal image fusion technology that dramatically improves the clarity of images by using artificial intelligence (AI) to automatically combine visible images taken by standard cameras with non-visible images taken

Car Crushed Into Nasi Kandar Restaurant In Penang

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GEORGE TOWN, Jun 6 – A car yesterday crashed into a 24-hour popular nasi kandar restaurant on Chulia Street here late Monday while causing many people to run helter-skelter to save themselves. In the 11pm incident, a black Perodua Alza rammed into the eatery outlet, prompting the people to get away from their

HomePod Reinvents Music In The Home

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SAN JOSE, Jun 6 – Apple today announced HomePod, a breakthrough wireless speaker for the home that delivers amazing audio quality and uses spatial awareness to sense its location in a room and automatically adjust the audio. Designed to work with an Apple Music subscription for access to over 40 million

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