North Korea’s Missile Launch: Why Japan?

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TOKYO, Aug 30 – When nuclear-armed North Korea fired a ballistic missile over Japan this week, it sparked international condemnation. But it also raised the question: Why Japan? Location, location, location It might seem obvious, but geography is frequently a huge factor in geopolitical wrangling. The Japanese archipelago forms a long string

Australian Number Plate Sells For Nearly US$2 m

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SYDNEY, Aug 30 – A black-and-white number plate with the single digit “4” has sold at a Sydney auction for a record-breaking near US$2.0 million (RM8.5 million), reportedly to a Chinese-Australian sex toy entrepreneur. The sale shattered pre-sale estimates of up to Aus$1.5 million, with the auction hammer coming down at Aus$2.45

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

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