Japan Typhoon Grounds Flights, Injures Three

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TOKYO, Jul 4 – A typhoon slammed into Japan on Tuesday, grounding dozens of flights, injuring at least three people and prompting authorities to issue evacuation warnings on fears of landslides and floods. Typhoon Nanmadol made landfall in Nagasaki on the southwestern main island of Kyushu, packing winds of up to

India Wants To Seize Zakir Naik’s Properties In Malaysia

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PETALING JAYA, Jul 4 – The Enforcement Directorate (ED) of India has applied to a special court in Mumbai for permission to lawfully seize some properties of controversial preacher Zakir Naik in Malaysia. “We have moved the court seeking issuance of Letters Rogatory (LR) to attach some properties of Naik, which

Germany Bus Accident Leaves Up To 18 Feared Dead

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MUNICH, Jul 3 – Up to 18 people were feared dead after a tour bus carrying pensioners burst into flames following a collision with a trailer truck in southern Germany on Monday, police said. There was “only a glimmer of hope” that some of them would be found alive outside the

Lee: Suing Siblings Will Besmirch Parents’ Names

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SINGAPORE, Jul 3 – “Suing my own brother and sister in court will further besmirch my parents’ names. At the end of the day, we are brothers and sister, and we are all our parents’ children,” Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said in his ministerial statement on “Alleged Abuse of

Kuala Lumpur 2017 Torch Run Now In Penang

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GEORGE TOWN, Jul 3 – The KL 2017 Torch Run in view with the 29th SEA Games and ninth Para Asean Games this year has reached Penang island. Six swimmers led by Insp. Adni Shaari brought the torch and swam across the 3.5km channel from Pulau Jerejak. They started 6.30am and

Japan PM Abe Stung By Huge Loss In Tokyo Assembly Vote

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TOKYO, Jul 3 – A chastened Japanese Prime Minister vowed Monday to win back public support after his party suffered a historic drubbing in local elections that media chalked up to growing arrogance and analysts said threatened his continued hold on power. The Sunday polls, in which Shinzo Abe’s Liberal Democratic

Xi Told Trump US-China Ties Hit By ‘Negative Factors’

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BEIJING, Jul 3 – Chinese President Xi Jinping told US counterpart Donald Trump on Monday that bilateral relations were “affected by some negative factors”, state media said following a series of US actions that angered Beijing. Xi said in a phone call that Sino-US relations “have achieved important results” since the

Illegal ‘Fireworks’ Lights Up Factory Store In Kulai

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KULAI, Jul 3 – An illegal factory store believed to have been used to store illegal fireworks caught fire this evening, resulting in loud sounds of explosions and firework-sparks in the Saleng Industrial area, Senai, near here. Bandar Baru Kulai Fire and Rescue station chief Solleh Nasir said that the department

Salleh: Govt Entrusts NSC With Monitoring Cyber Threats

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KOTA KINABALU, Jul 2 – Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Seri Dr Mohd Salleh Tun Said Keruak says the government has already entrusted the National Security Council (NSC) with monitoring any cyber security threat in the country. He said NSC which was represented by numerous agencies from various ministries was entrusted with

First Place Confusing For Yellow-clad Thomas

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DÜSSELDORF, Jul 2 – Geraint Thomas admitted he won’t know where to ride in the peloton on Sunday as he wears the coveted Tour de France yellow jersey for the first time. The 31-year-old Briton was a surprise winner of Saturday’s first stage time-trial in Dusseldorf and will look to hold onto

Creating Art And Cash Out Of Rubik’s Cubes

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CYBERJAYA, Jul 2 – Rubik’s Cube fans usually like to test their speed in finishing the game, but one 24-year-old enthusiast prefers to create mosaic patterns based on the concept. The idea came to Nur Zakirah Zahran following her interest in the game eight years ago, initially to test her mental prowess.

Trump Defends Twitter Use After Attacking Media

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WASHINGTON, Jul 2 – President Donald Trump defended his aggressive use of Twitter on Saturday just hours after firing off his latest volley in his escalating feud with US media. Following an early morning Twitter tirade at CNN, NBC and a morning show host he taunted as “dumb as a rock”, the

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