Mitsubishi Corporation Has Reached Agreement To Sell Its Interests In The Hunter Valley Operations And Warkworth Coal Mines In Australia

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TOKYO, Jun 13 – Mitsubishi Corporation (MC) hereby makes an announcement in relation to its interests in the Hunter Valley Operations (HVO) and Warkworth (WW) coal mines in Australia. MC currently holds a 32.4% and 28.9% ownership interest in HVO and WW, respectively, through its wholly owned subsidiary Mitsubishi Development

Japan Zoo Celebrates Birth Of Panda Cub

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TOKYO, Jun 12 – A Japanese zoo celebrated the first birth of a baby panda in five years Monday, with the tiny cub small enough to fit in the palm of a human hand. Eleven-year-old mum Shin Shin gave birth just before noon, officials at Tokyo’s Ueno Zoo said in a statement.

Trump Faces New Lawsuit Over Business Empire

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WASHINGTON, Jun 12 – Officials in Maryland and the US capital Washington will sue President Donald Trump for accepting payments and benefits from foreign governments through his business empire, news reports said Sunday night. The suit to be unveiled Monday centers on the so-called emoluments clause, which bans US officials from taking

Smoker Suffers 70% Burns As He Lights Up

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BAGAN SERAI, Jun 12 – A man is in critical condition at the Raja Permaisuri Bainun Hospital in Ipoh after suffering almost 70% burns caused by the fire from a cigarette lighter. Unemployed Tan Eng Kian, 36, suffered the burns when he was about to light a cigarette at his home in

Embattled May Unveils Britain’s New Cabinet

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LONDON, Jun 12 – Britain’s embattled Prime Minister Theresa May on Sunday unveiled her full cabinet, making few changes as the premier clings to power after losing her parliamentary majority in a snap election. May made Damian Green, former work and pensions secretary, her deputy by naming him first secretary of state.

Unlikely Host City Saransk Transforms For World Cup

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SARANSK, Jun 12 – The metallic framework of the Mordovia Arena stadium dominates the centre of Saransk, the smallest Russian city to host next year’s World Cup and an unlikely venue for such a global event. Located some 500 kilometres (310 miles) southeast of Moscow, Saransk is mainly known to Russians as

Stroll Delighted To Prove His Points

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MONTREAL, Jun 12 – Teenage rookie Lance Stroll beamed with satisfaction and delight on Sunday after claiming his first points in Formula One by finishing ninth for Williams in his home Canadian Grand Prix. The 18-year-old Canadian, who had been under pressure after struggling for consistent form in the opening races of

FAM: No-go For Naturalised Players

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KUALA LUMPUR, Jun 11 – The Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) is not interested in the services of naturalised players who lack a “traceable relationship” with Malaysia. FAM in a statement today said they would only give the green light to players who had blood ties to the country or were born

Gunmen Shoot Dead Three Policemen In SW Pakistan

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QUETTA, Jun 11 – Unidentified gunmen riding a motorcycle killed three policemen at a checkpoint in southwest Pakistan on Sunday before fleeing the scene, authorities said, in the latest attack to target officials in restive Balochistan. The incident occurred on the main Saryab Road of Quetta, the capital of Balochistan province which

London Attackers Faked Suicide Vests For ‘Maximum Fear’

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LONDON, Jun 11 – Fake suicide vests worn by the assailants in the London Bridge attack were made with disposable water bottles attached to leather belts, police revealed Sunday. “I have not seen this tactic in the UK before where terrorists create maximum fear by strapping fake explosives to themselves,” said police

‘Dead Woman Walking’ May Races To Form A Government

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LONDON, Jun 11 – A former Conservative rival condemned British Prime Minister Theresa May on Sunday as a “dead woman walking” as she raced to secure the support she needs to stay in power following a disastrous election. May’s office was forced to backtrack late Saturday after announcing that an outline deal

Mir Extends Moto3 Lead With Catalan GP Win

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MONTMELÓ, Jun 11 – Spain’s Joan Mir produced a stunning final lap to win for the fourth time in seven races this season and extend his lead in the Moto3 world championship at the Catalan Grand Prix on Sunday. Mir passed Romano Fenati and Jorge Martin, who finished second and third respectively,

Infantino ‘Confident’ In 2022 Despite Qatar Crisis

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LAUSANNE, Jun 11 – Fifa is confident the diplomatic crisis sweeping Qatar will normalise and not threaten the 2022 World Cup, the organisation’s president, Gianni Infantino, said in an interview published Sunday. “We are facing a diplomatic crisis,” Infantino told Switzerland’s Le Matin Dimanche newspaper. “I am confident the region will return

Pakistani Gets Death Sentence In Facebook Blasphemy Case

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ISLAMABAD, Jun 11 – A Pakistani man has been sentenced to death for committing blasphemy on Facebook, lawyers said Saturday, the first conviction on charges arising from social media. Judge Shabbir Ahmad Awan handed down the verdict in Bahawalpur, around 600km south of capital Islamabad, finding Taimoor Raza guilty of insulting the

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