Hamzah: Government Won’t Raise Sugar Price

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PUTRAJAYA, May 23 – The government will not increase the price of sugar despite the request made by one on the country’s major sugar manufacturers for it to do so. Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism Minister, Datuk Seri Hamzah Zainuddin said this was because the government had only recently, in March, raised

Google AI Programme Beats Top-ranked Go Player

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SHANGHAI, May 23 – Google’s computer programme AlphaGo beat the world’s top-ranked player in the ancient Chinese board game Go, on Tuesday, re-affirming the arrival of what its developers tout as a ground-breaking new form of artificial intelligence. AlphaGo took the first encounter in a three-game series against brash 19-year-old Chinese world

Trump Meets Palestinian Leader In Bethlehem

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BETHLEHEM, May 23 – Donald Trump made the short trip from Jerusalem to Bethlehem Tuesday to meet Mahmud Abbas, who was hoping to convince the unpredictable US president to remain committed to an independent Palestinian state. His talks in Bethlehem with the Palestinian president came after Trump on Monday made a heavily

CITIC Telecom CPC Appoints New Sales Head For Singapore

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SINGAPORE, May 23 – CITIC Telecom International CPC Limited (“CITIC Telecom CPC”), a wholly-owned subsidiary of CITIC Telecom International Holdings Limited (SEHK: 1883), is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Simon Lim as the General Manager, Enterprise Sales for Singapore. Mr. Lim will be responsible for developing our sales strategies

Trump Presses NATO On Spending, Terror

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BRUSSELS, May 23 – US President Donald Trump will press his Nato allies on Thursday to increase defence spending and take a more active role in the fight against Islamist terror. Here are the expected main talking points during the brief summit at Nato’s new, futuristic headquarters on the outskirts of Brussels.

Panic For Parents And Children At UK Pop Concert Attack

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MANCHESTER, May 23 – Youthful fans who were at US pop star Ariana Grande’s concert in Manchester and parents waiting for their children outside described scenes of panic after an explosion ripped through the foyer on Monday night. “I just heard this massive bang and then everyone just started running towards us

New York Steps Up Security After Manchester Concert Blast

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NEW YORK, May 23 – New York authorities Monday stepped up security at sensitive sites after a deadly blast at a concert in Britain, although officials said there was no indication of a threat to US targets. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said he was ordering additional patrols at “high-profile locations” including

Children Among 22 Killed In Manchester Attack

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MANCHESTER, May 23 – British police said 22 people including some children were killed in a suicide attack carried out by one man after a Ariana Grande concert in Manchester on Monday. Manchester Chief Constable Ian Hopkins said they believe, at this stage, the attack last night was conducted by one

Seoul: North Korea Fires Ballistic Missile

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SEOUL, May 21 – North Korea Sunday test-fired a ballistic missile which travelled some 500km, just a week after a previous launch sparked international condemnation and threats of tougher UN sanctions. South Korea’s new President Moon Jae-In called a National Security Council meeting in response to the latest launch, Yonhap news agency

Police To Summon Mat Over, Teo Over TN50 Fracas

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KUALA LUMPUR, May 21 – Movie producer David Teo and actor-comedian Sulaiman Yassin will be called in by police over a scuffle at a National Transformation 2050 (TN50) dialogue session. Although they shook hands in front of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak at the session last Wednesday, police said they would

50,882 Online Entrepreneurs Register With CCM

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BUKIT MERTAJAM, May 21 – A total of 50,882 on-line entrepreneurs throughout the country have registered with the Companies Commission of Malaysia (CCM) as of May 12, this year. CCM chief executive officer Datuk Zahrah Abdul Wahab Fenner said there was an increase in the trend of on-line business registration recorded since

Australia Declares Game-up For ‘Fake Refugees’

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SYDNEY, May 21 – Australia gave 7,500 boatpeople until October to prove they are genuine refugees or be kicked out, declaring the “game is up” for illegal arrivals ripping off taxpayers. Before the conservatives took power and adopted a tough line on the issue in 2013, an estimated 50,000 asylum-seekers flooded into

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