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France deplores ‘stab in the back’ by Australia over subs
PARIS – France’s foreign minister expressed his anger today over Australia’s surprise decision to scrap a huge submarine deal in favour of nuclear-powered subs from the United States.“It’s really a stab in the back. We had established a relationship of trust with Australia, this trust has
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As China Evergrande’s debt crisis deepens, unpaid small business owners speak of despair
SHENZHEN – Wu Lei says his small construction company in central China has accepted commercial paper from property developer Evergrande as payment for two years but with that paper’s value now in doubt, his firm is on the verge of collapse.China Evergrande Group, saddled with more than US$300 bi
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Pangkor travel bubble: no ‘walk-ins’ for tourists, online bookings must be made, says exco
IPOH – Tourists in-bound for Pangkor island cannot “walk in” under the travel bubble initiative set to kick off in November.Perak Housing, Local Government and Tourism Committee chairman Datuk Nolee Ashilin Mohammed Radzi said tourists should make reservations for accommodation and ferry ticke
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New York wants all UNGA delegates jabbed; faces Russia pushback
NEW YORK – All leaders and diplomats attending the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York next week will have to provide proof of vaccination, the city government said yesterday, sparking anger from Russia.Delegates must be vaccinated to enter the debate hall, the mayor’s office told
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Cricketer Virat Kohli to quit as India's T20 captain after World Cup
NEW DELHI − Star batsman, Virat Kohli, announced today that he will give up the India Twenty20 captaincy after the World Cup that starts next month."I feel I need to give myself space to be fully ready to lead the Indian team in Test and ODI cricket," said Virat, whose leadership has been the su
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Govt to review MyTravelPass categories for overseas travel
KUALA LUMPUR – The Immigration Department has been asked to review the categories of travellers heading overseas that can be granted permission directly without having to apply through MyTravelPass.Defence Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein said the directive was issued by the National Secur
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RM9.13 bil for Sabah, S’wak development, RM7.7 bil to upgrade internet: PM
KOTA KINABALU – Sabah and Sarawak will receive an allocation of RM9.13 billion, an additional RM7.7 billion to upgrade its internet network and a pledge to restore the two states as equal partners.In announcing his list of Malaysia Day goodies this evening, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Y
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Woman killed in Cameron Highlands landslide
CAMERON HIGHLANDS – A woman died after being buried in a landslide that struck her home in Sg Palas here today.Zone 3 Fire and Rescue Department chief Shahrul Nizam Nasir said the victim, K. Vijaya, 59, was found by a rescue team from the Cameron Highlands Fire and Rescue Station at 5.41pm.“Duri
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‘Our rivers are dying, so where is water resources law?’
KUALA LUMPUR – The Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) has sounded the alarm over Malaysian rivers dying due to human activities, which not only threatens the natural ecology but also water supply for millions of people.Its president, Mohideen Abdul Kader, said that, despite millions of ringg
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Xpeng-backed start-up says to deliver flying cars in 2024
BEIJING – Xpeng Heitech, a flying car start-up backed by electric vehicle maker Xpeng Inc, said yesterday that it would deliver flying cars to customers in 2024.The start-up, founded in 2013 and funded by Xpeng and Xpeng’s chief executive He Xiaopeng, now employs 400 people and will expand its w
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Long way to go on equal pay, says US football player Alex Morgan
CLEVELAND − US football player, Alex Morgan, cautiously welcomed the US Soccer Federation's offer of identical contract proposals for both the men's and women's teams, but said the proposal required scrutiny before it could be accepted.Before Alex spoke on it yesterday, the United States Women
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Cops to look into 3 aspects of alleged Banting lock-up death
SHAH ALAM – Three elements will be looked into in the case of an alleged death of a man at the Kuala Langat district police headquarters (IPD) in Banting last Monday.Selangor Criminal Investigation Department chief Nik Ezanee Mohd Faisal said these elements are duty of care, foul play and standard
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5 Langkawi-bound tourists test positive for Covid-19
KUALA LUMPUR – Five individuals tested positive for Covid-19 after undergoing screenings at air and sea entryways into Langkawi island as of noon yesterday, said Health Director-General Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.Dr Noor Hisham said all the positive cases were Category 1 and asymptomatic.“T
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MoU belongs to everybody: Annuar
KOTA KINABALU – The memorandum of understanding (MoU) on transformation and political stability signed between the government and Pakatan Harapan (PH) stems from the government’s inclusive policy, said Communications and Multimedia Minister Tan Sri Annuar Musa.He said Prime Minister Datuk Seri I
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4 ex-VW employees start trial in Dieselgate suit
BRAUNSCHWEIG (Germany) – Four former employees of carmaker Volkswagen went on trial today over the Dieselgate scandal in which illegal software was used to cheat emission tests.The trial, being held in the city of Braunschweig, close to Volkswagen’s headquarters in Wolfsburg, started without for
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EMCO extended in 4 Pahang areas
KUALA LUMPUR – The enhanced movement control order (EMCO) in four areas in Pahang, which include Orang Asli villages, that were supposed to end tomorrow has been extended until October 1, said National Security Council (NSC) director-general Datuk Rodzi Md Saad.The Orang Asli villages in Temerloh
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Vaccination of teenagers in Sabah starts today
KOTA KINABALU – The first day of the Covid-19 vaccination programme for teenagers aged between 12 and 17 in Sabah has drawn positive response. Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) vice-chancellor Prof Datuk Taufiq Yap Yun Hin said that the vaccination centre (PPV) in UMS has prepared 3,000 doses of th
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Reopening of gyms is good news but duration is cause for concern: MFC
KUALA LUMPUR – Malaysian Fitness Coalition (MFC) praises the recent announcement issued by the Youth and Sports deputy minister, Senator Dato’ Sri Ti Lian Ker, to allow gym operators in states under Phase Two and Three of the National Recovery Plan to resume operations.However, the good news doe
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Uphold national unity through ‘symbiosis’, govt told
KUALA LUMPUR – PKR information chief Datuk Seri Shamsul Iskandar Mohd Akin urged the government to uphold national unity in line with the Keluarga Malaysia (Malaysian Family) concept, amid concerns over racial sentiments being played up in the multicultural country.In conjunction with Malaysia Day
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Aussie nuclear subs will be banned from New Zealand waters: Ardern
WELLINGTON – New Zealand will not lift a decades-long ban on nuclear-powered vessels entering its waters in the wake of key ally Australia’s decision to develop a nuclear submarine fleet, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said today.Ardern said her Australian counterpart Scott Morrison had briefed h
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