Strong Earthquake Shakes Japan’s Nagano Area

TOKYO, Nov 22 – A strong earthquake shook central Japan on Saturday night, injuring several people as their homes collapsed in a village west of Nagano, an official said. Reports of the intensity of the quake, centered in the Nagano area at 10:08 p.m., differed. The Japan Meteorological Agency reported

WhatsApp Is Arena For Debate At 2014 Pemanas

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 22 – The short messaging application WhatsApp has become an arena for debate and exchanging of views among students, both local and abroad, taking part in the 2014 National Student Leadership Conference (Pemanas). Umno Overseas Club secretary, Datuk Shariff Hamid said they made use of the application by

Najib Graces Formula E Charity Gala Dinner

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 21 – Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak on Friday night attended a charity gala dinner held in conjunction with the Formula E Championship (ePrix) that will take place in Putrajaya on Saturday. Najib was accompanied by his wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor to the prestigious black

Ebola-Infected Cuban Doctor Arrives In Geneva

GENEVA, Nov 21 – A Cuban doctor infected with Ebola in Sierra Leone arrived late Thursday in Geneva, where he will be treated for the deadly virus. A plane carrying Felix Baez Sarria landed at Geneva airport and he was rushed into an ambulance which then sped, surrounded by a four-car convoy,

Bank Negara’s Reserves At RM414.5 Billion

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 21 – The international reserves of Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) amounted to RM414.5 billion (equivalent to US$126.6 billion) as at November 14, 2014. “The reserves position is sufficient to finance 8.7 months of retained imports and is 1.1 times the short-term external debt,” BNM said in a statement

Ringgit Closes Lower Against US$

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 21 – The ringgit closed lower against the US dollar for the third consecutive days yesterday as demand for the Asian emerging currencies remained weak, dealers said. The domestic currency was quoted at 3.3660/3675 in contrast to the 3.3590/3610 recorded at Wednesday’s closing. The ringgit was slightly

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