Missing In China Landslide Climbs To 32

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BEIJING, Aug 29 – The number of people missing after a landslide struck dozens of homes in rural southwestern China has climbed to 32, authorities said Tuesday. At least three people were found dead and seven were injured in Monday’s disaster in a township in Bijie city in Guizhou province, according to

Harvey Versus Katrina: A World Of Differences

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WASHINGTON, Aug 29 – They’re running out of superlatives and statistics to describe Harvey’s wrath: rainfall on an unprecedented scale, nine trillion gallons of water and forecasters adding new colours to their charts to better illustrate the maelstrom. But while the monster storm’s damage is projected to run into the billions,

Mexico Helped Push Vaquita Porpoise To Brink Of Extinction

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MEXICO CITY, Aug 29 – Mexican fishing authorities have been boycotted the effort to save the critically endangered vaquita marina porpoise, environmentalists said Monday, calling them “accomplices” in the near-extinction of the world’s smallest porpoise.  While Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto has embarked on a much-vaunted campaign to save the estimated

SEA Games KL2017: Malaysians In Action Today

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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 29 – Following are Malaysians in action in the Kuala Lumpur SEA Games today. AQUATIC – DIVING (National Aquatic Centre, KL Sports City) Women’s Synchronised 3m Springboard – 5pm Cheong Jun Hoong; Nur Dhabitah Sabri Men’s Synchronised 3m Springboard – 6.15pm Ahmad Amsyar; Ooi Tze Liang Mixed Synchronised

Tokyo Stocks Down At Break On N.Korea Missile Test

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TOKYO, Aug 29 – Tokyo stocks fell Tuesday morning after North Korea launched a missile over Japan that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe described as an “unprecedented, serious and grave threat.” The benchmark Nikkei 225 index fell 0.61 per cent, or 118.95 points, to 19,330.95 by the break while the Topix index

Aug 29: Ringgit At 4.26 Against USD

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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 29 – The ringgit opened flat against the weakening US dollar, amid tensions in North Korea and the storm disaster in Texas, United States, dealers said. At 9 am, the local unit was unchanged at Monday’s close of 4.2660/2690 against the greenback. News reports that Asian currencies, including

Rapid KL: Normal Fares Begin On Sept 1

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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 29 – The fare rates for Rapid KL city rail services, namely Mass Rapid Transit (MRT), Light Rail Transit (LRT), Monorail and Rapid Transit Bus (BRT) will be back to normal as of Sept 1. Commuters have been enjoying a 50 per cent discount since July 18. Rapid

Aladdin Street Goes Big With 60.60.60 On Merdeka

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PETALING JAYA, Aug 29 – Aladdin Street is marking Malaysia’s 60th year of independence with a massive 60.60.60 “To Malaysia We Celebrate” campaign. The world’s first exclusive premium quality products and halal-focussed e-marketplace is offering online shoppers 60 hours of deals at AladdinStreet.com.my. The 60.60.60 “To Malaysia We Celebrate” campaign will feature

US Appeals Court Questions Scope Of Trump Travel Ban

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SEATTLE, Aug 29 – A US appeals court on Monday sharply questioned a lawyer defending President Donald Trump’s effort to broadly enforce a temporary refugee ban that the Republican president said was necessary for national security. At a hearing in Seattle, a three-judge 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals panel also disputed

Japan July Jobless Rate Flat At 2.8 Pct

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TOKYO, Aug 29 – Japan’s jobless rate was flat at 2.8 per cent in July and the availability of jobs improved for the fifth straight month to reach the highest level since 1974, government data showed on Tuesday. The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate matched economists’ median forecast, data by the Internal

Najib Congratulates Malaysian Contingent Over 111 Gold Haul

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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 29 – Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak tonight congratulated all Malaysian athletes after the Kuala Lumpur SEA Games 2017 national contingent achieved its 111-gold medal target. He said the historic feat confirmed Malaysia as the overall champion of the Games this year. “I’m pleased to announce that we’ve

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