Fourteen Killed In Ecuador Bus Accident

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QUITO, Jul 16 – Fourteen people were killed and 30 injured, one of them seriously, when a bus drove off the highway in central Ecuador, flipped and caught fire, authorities said Saturday. The accident took place around 10 pm (0300 GMT) Friday on the highway between the capital Quito and Andean city

Trump Appoints Special Counsel To Manage Russia Probe

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WASHINGTON, Jul 16 – US President Donald Trump on Saturday announced the appointment of a former federal prosecutor as special counsel, with US media reporting that he would manage issues linked to the Russia probe. The brief White House statement said Ty Cobb – a partner at the law firm Hogan Lovells

More Dengue Cases In Labuan

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LABUAN, Jul 15 – Dengue cases are on the rise in the duty-free-island here, with 29 cases (Jan-mid July), an increase of 625% compared to only four cases in the same period last year. Although no death has been reported thus far, at least four cases had been recorded in less than a

Najib Urges People To Enjoy The MRT

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KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 15 – Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak has urged the public to experience for themselves the joy of travelling on the Mass Rapid Transit Sungai Buloh-Kajang (SBK) line which will be fully operational from Monday. “The world-class public transportation system, the Sungai Buloh – Kajang MRT will be fully operational

Shahidan: Difficult For Tun M To Topple Najib

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MARAN, Jul 15 – Former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad will find it difficult to topple Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak even through the 14th General Election (GE14), said Umno Supreme Council member Datuk Seri Dr Shahidan Kassim. He said this was obvious because Najib was the leader of Barisan Nasional (BN) which has 132 seats in the Dewan Rakyat

Prominent Rights Activist Xu Zhiyong Freed From Chinese Jail

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BEIJING, Jul 15 – One of China’s most prominent rights activists was released by the authorities today after serving a four-year sentence that prompted international criticism, with his lawyer saying he hoped he would be allowed to live as a free man. Xu Zhiyong, whose “New Citizens’ Movement” advocated working within the

Academician: Sungai Buloh-Kajang MRT Will Spur Economic Growth

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KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 15 – The Sungai Buloh-Kajang (SBK Line) Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) service which will be fully operational Monday, will boost economic activity along the 51km line, said Universiti Teknologi Malaysia’s Centre for Innovative Planning and Development (CIPD) director, Prof Dr Amran Hamzah. He said that this was due to

GE14: Kedah PAS Intends To Go For All Seats

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ALOR STAR, Jul 15 – Kedah PAS today announced that it intends to contest all 36 state and 15 parliamentary seats in the state in the 14th General Election (GE14). Kedah PAS commissioner Dr Ahmad Fakhruddin Syeikh Fakhrurazi said this was in order because it was no longer allied with its former

MACC Regrets Penang’s Reluctance To Sign Pledge

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PORT KLANG, Jul 15 – The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission has frowned on Penang’s reluctance to sign the Corruption-Free Pledge and make a commitment to combat the country’s number one enemy. MACC chief commissioner Datuk Dzulkifli Ahmad said other states had signed it while Kelantan and Selangor had indicated their readiness to do

Knife Drama At Singapore Coffee Shop

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SINGAPORE, Jul 15 – Police have arrested a 34-year-old man who threatened two others in their 60s with two knives after a dispute at a coffee shop here. In the 7.40pm incident on Wednesday, the three men were having drinks when the younger man left them after a dispute and returned with

5,000 People Enliven ‘Negaraku Sehati Sejiwa’ Programme In Ipoh

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IPOH, Jul 15 – More than 5,000 people thronged Bulatan Amanjaya here to enliven the launching of the Perak -level “Negaraku Sehati Sejiwa” programme here last night. The programme on patriotism, which started at 10am, was filled with various activities including “Ziarah Kasih”, “Negaraku” exhibitions by government agencies, “Negaraku” graffiti, a colouring

US To Appeal Ruling Weakening Trump Travel Ban

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WASHINGTON, Jul 15 – Donald Trump’s administration vowed Friday to appeal to the Supreme Court after a federal judge dealt a fresh setback to the president’s ban on travelers from six mainly Muslim countries and refugees as unfairly excluding the grandparents and grandchildren of people living in the United States. Attorney

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