6.5 Quake Hits China’s Xinjiang Region, One Dead

BEIJING, Nov 26 – A powerful 6.5-magnitude quake rocked a mountainous area of far western China Friday night, with one person killed when a house collapsed in a region often plagued with seismic activity. The tremor struck southern Xinjiang, a vast region bordering central Asia, at a relatively shallow depth of 12km,

Bursa Malaysia Likely To Trade Sideways Next Week

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 26 – Bursa Malaysia is likely to trade sideways next week, with the benchmark FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (FBM KLCI) moving between 1,620 and 1,640 points. Affin Hwang Investment Bank Vice President/Head of Retail Research Datuk Dr Nazri Khan Adam Khan said the market would be pressured by oil

Rafizi Resigns As PKR Secretary General Following OSA Verdict

PETALING JAYA, Nov 25 – Pandan MP Rafizi Ramli today has resigned as PKR secretary-general following uncertainty over his conviction on two charges under Official Secrets Act (OSA) and will be replaced by Datuk Saifuddin Nasution. Party president Datuk Seri Wan Azizah Ismail announced at PKR headquarters in Petaling Jaya today that former secretary general Datuk

32 Bodies, 9 Human Heads Found In Mexico Mass Graves

MEXICO CITY, Nov 25 – Authorities have exhumed 32 bodies and nine heads from several clandestine graves in a southern Mexican state plagued by kidnappings, murders and drug cartel turf wars, officials said Thursday. The remains were unearthed between Tuesday and Thursday in 17 pits on a hill in the village of

Guan Eng Slammed BN Rep On A-G’s Report

GEORGE TOWN, Nov 25 – Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng (DAP-Air Putih) schooled Barisan Nasional (BN) lawmaker after they slammed the state government for not spending all funds allocated to them in the previous Budget and also other several issues.  Muhammad Farid Saad (BN-Pulau Betong) told Lim that the Auditor-General’s

MACC Questions Six Over RM12m Labuan Food Court

LABUAN, Nov 24 – The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has called in at least six people, including government servants, to facilitate investigations into a RM12 million food court being built in Tanjung Purun. However, there has been no arrest or seizure. MACC deputy chief commissioner (operations) Datuk Azam Baki said the commission’s investigation

5.6 Quake Shakes Japan, No Tsunami Risk

TOKYO, Nov 24 – A 5.6-magnitude earthquake shook northeast Japan early Thursday, the US Geological Survey said, two days after a powerful tremor triggered a tsunami near the stricken Fukushima nuclear power plant. There were no risks of seismic waves or immediate reports of damage from Thursday’s quake, which struck at 6.23am

Trump Taps Nikki Haley As US Ambassador To UN

WASHINGTON, Nov 23 – President-elect Donald Trump has tapped South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley to be his ambassador to the United Nations, US media reported Wednesday. The Republican rising star has accepted the offer, The Washington Post cited a source familiar with Trump’s transition process as saying. The daughter of Indian immigrants,

Obama Awards His Final Presidential Medals Of Freedom

WASHINGTON, Nov 23 – Basketball star Michael Jordan, actor Robert De Niro and music legend Bruce Springsteen were among the 21 people honoured with the Presidential Medal of Freedom on Tuesday. During a ceremony at the White House President Barack Obama gave out the awards – the nation’s highest civilian honour –

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