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Philippines arrests 44 for kidnapping Singaporean - 21/07 8:24 am

## Philippines arrests 44 for kidnapping Singaporean Suspects detained in the kidnapping case. Photo courtesy: AFP Manila (AFP) -- Forty-four Chinese and Malaysian suspects have been detained in the Philippines over the kidnapping and beating of a Singaporean woman abducted at a Manila casino, authorities said Thursday. Police found the victim Wu Yan, 48, at a Manila condominium on Tuesday, a day after her abduction by two Malaysian members of the gang, Justice Undersecretary Erickson Balmes ..





MH370 search reveals hidden undersea world - 21/07 8:24 am

2014 file photo showing crew members looking out the cockpit windows of RNZAF P3 Orion during the search for MH370. Photo courtesy: AFP Sydney (AFP) -- The painstaking search for missing flight MH370 has uncovered a previously unknown undersea world of volcanoes, deep valleys and soaring ridges, according to detailed maps released by Australia. Although no trace of the Malaysia Airlines plane was found during the search in the southern Indian Ocean -- the most expensive ever of its kind -- ..





Cheong Jun Hoong wins historic gold at Fina World Championships - 21/07 8:24 am

## Cheong Jun Hoong wins historic gold at Fina World Championships Cheong posing with her gold medal during the podium ceremony for women's 10m platform final in Budapest. Photo courtesy: AFP KUALA LUMPUR, July 20 (Bernama) -- National diver Cheong Jun Hoong created history after becoming the first ever Malaysian athlete to secure the gold medal at the International Swimming Federation (Fina) World Championships in Budapest, Hungary, on Wednesday. The 27-year-old Perakian, who is one half ..





28 killed in India bus crash - 21/07 8:24 am

The bus wreckage lying in a gorge near the town of Rampur. Photo courtesy: AFP Shimla (AFP) -- At least 28 people were killed Thursday after a bus plunged into a deep gorge in a Himalayan region of northern India popular with tourists, police said. The accident occurred around 100 kilometres (62 miles) from the hill resort of Shimla in Himachal Pradesh state, said police superintendent Soumiya Sambasivan. "28 people have died and seven are injured. All the bodies have been identified," she ..





Fewer 'good air' days in China despite official efforts - 20/07 2:00 pm

## Fewer 'good air' days in China despite official efforts Northern China was smothered in severe smog last December. Beijing (AFP) -- Chinese cities had fewer "good air" days in the first half of 2017 compared to the same period last year despite government efforts to curb incessant smog, according to official data. China has vowed to target coal-burning and vehicle emissions, increase investment in clean energy and punish polluters in a bid to improve the air quality of the world's second ..





Dark days for China's democracy dream - 20/07 8:10 am

Activists chanting slogans in front of a makeshift memorial for Liu Xiaobo outside the Chinese Liaison Office in Hong Kong. Photo courtesy: AFP _By Joanna CHIU in BEIJING, and Aaron TAM and Elaine YU in HONG KONG_ Beijing/Hong Kong (AFP) -- The death of Liu Xiaobo deprives China's dissident movement of a crucial figurehead at a time when political activism on the mainland is being forced ever deeper underground, and pro-democracy forces in Hong Kong are under threat. The world had not heard ..



No phantom branches: Kok - 19/07 7:57 pm



Fuel prices unchanged - 19/07 7:57 pm

The ceiling prices of RON95, RON97 and diesel all remain unchanged at RM1.97, RM2.22 and RM1.96 per liter respectively. PETALING JAYA, July 19 (MySinchew) -- The domestic trade, cooperatives and consumerism ministry announced the ceiling fuel prices for the week from July 20 to 26. The ceiling prices of RON95, RON97 and diesel all remain unchanged at RM1.97, RM2.22 and RM1.96 per liter respectively.





France indicts ex-bosses in Malaysia submarine graft case - 19/07 2:55 pm

## France indicts ex-bosses in Malaysia submarine graft case The submarine maker allegedly paid 114 million euro commission to a shell company linked to Abdul Razak Baginda linked to PM Najib. Paris (AFP) -- French investigators have indicted two former top executives in a long-running probe into alleged kickbacks from the 2002 sale of submarines to Malaysia, sources close to the inquiry said Tuesday. The two are Philippe Japiot, former chairman of the French naval dockyards unit DCNI, and ..





Duterte's bodyguards wounded in ambush - 19/07 2:55 pm

Members of the elite Presidential Security Group in full combat gear at the gate of Malacanang Palace in Manila. Photo courtesy: AFP Manila (AFP) -- Four of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's bodyguards were shot and wounded on Wednesday by suspected communist rebels a day after the insurgents warned of attacks, authorities said. Duterte was not in the convoy when gunmen opened fire on two Presidential Security Group vehicles along a highway on the main southern island of Mindanao, they ..



Chinese censors can't bear Winnie the Pooh - 18/07 1:51 pm



Duterte seeks martial law extension - 18/07 1:51 pm

Smoke billowing from a burning house in Marawi. Photo courtesy: AFP Manila (AFP) -- President Rodrigo Duterte has asked lawmakers to extend martial law in the southern Philippines as the initial two-month limit approaches with no end in sight to the battle for control of a major city seized by an Islamic State-aligned force. Duterte imposed military rule for 60 days in the Mindanao region, home to 20 million people, on May 23 when gunmen waving black IS flags occupied Marawi city, triggering ..





Najib launches MRT second phase - 17/07 2:23 pm

Najib taking the ride from Tun Razak Exchange station to Kajang. Photo courtesy: Bernama KUALA LUMPUR, July 17 (Bernama) -- Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak today launched the second phase of the Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) Sungai Buloh-Kajang Line and said it would be the beginning of many more "infra-rakyat" projects in the country. The Prime Minister said these projects included the MRT Sungai Buloh-Serdang-Putrajaya Second Line, Bandar Utama-Johan Setia LRT3, East Coast Railway, Kuala ..



On third MH17 anniversary, families to unveil 'living memorial' - 17/07 2:23 pm

## On third MH17 anniversary, families to unveil 'living memorial' The Hague (AFP) -- Three years after Flight MH17 was shot down by a missile over war-torn Ukraine, more than 2,000 relatives gather Monday to unveil a "living memorial" to their loved ones. A total of 298 trees have been planted in the shape of a green ribbon, one for each of the victims who died on board the Malaysia Airlines flight en route from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur. Dutch King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima will join ..



S. Korea seeks rare talks with North to ease military tensions - 17/07 2:23 pm

## S. Korea seeks rare talks with North to ease military tensions Seoul (AFP) -- South Korea on Monday offered to hold rare military talks with the North, aiming to ease tensions after Pyongyang tested its first intercontinental ballistic missile. The offer of talks, the first since South Korea elected dovish President Moon Jae-In, came as the Red Cross in Seoul proposed a separate meeting to discuss reunions of families separated by the 1950-53 Korean War. The South's defence ministry proposed ..





Mastering manners at Switzerland's last finishing school - 15/07 10:08 pm

## Mastering manners at Switzerland's last finishing school Women attending a lesson at Institut Villa Pierrefeu in Glion. Photo courtesy: AFP Glion (AFP) -- Eight women sit primly around an elaborately set table making pleasant small-talk about the weather, as immaculately starched waiting staff stand at the ready. But as one of the servers steps forward holding a silver soup tureen with white-gloved hands, an instructor helps her adjust the angle of the bowl to make sure the ladle is facing ..



Trillion-tonne iceberg breaks off Antarctica - 15/07 3:16 pm



Improved eating habits may prolong life: study - 15/07 3:16 pm

Improving diet quality is associated with lower total and cardiovascular mortality. Photo courtesy: AFP Miami (AFP) -- It's hard to eat right all the time, but making small improvements by choosing healthier foods now and then may significantly boost one's chances of living longer, said a US study. The report in the New England Journal of Medicine is the first to show that improving diet quality over at least a dozen years is associated with lower total and cardiovascular mortality. Researchers ..





China under pressure to free Liu's widow - 14/07 7:06 pm

A condolence book at a makeshift memorial in tribute to Liu Xiaobo outside the Chinese Liaison Office in Hong Kong. Photo courtesy: AFP Shenyang (AFP) -- China faced international calls Friday to free the widow of Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo after global condemnation over the Communist regime's refusal to grant the democracy champion's dying wish to leave the country. The United States and the European Union urged President Xi Jinping's government to let Liu's widow, the poet Liu Xia, who has ..



Anti-Beijing Hong Kong lawmakers disqualified from parliament - 14/07 7:06 pm

## Anti-Beijing Hong Kong lawmakers disqualified from parliament Hong Kong (AFP) -- Four pro-democracy lawmakers were disqualified from Hong Kong's parliament Friday in a move that will worsen growing fears the city's freedoms are under serious threat from Beijing. Former Umbrella Movement protest leader Nathan Law was among the group barred by the High Court judgement in a case brought by the city's Beijing-friendly government. It sought to remove them from the legislature for changing their ..





Public caning unconstitutional: Malaysian Bar - 14/07 7:06 pm

"The Malaysian Bar is against public caning, including caning of students, as this is against fundamental human rights." PETALING JAYA, July 14 (Sin Chew Daily) -- Kelantan state executive councilor Haji Anuar Tan Abdullah said the state government's legal advisor team would submit the Syariah Criminal Procedure Enactment 2002 (Amendment 2017) Bill to the regent of Kelantan Tengku Muhammad Faiz Petra within two months to seek his royal highness' consent. Once approved, public caning can be ..





One dead as highway under construction in Singapore collapses - 14/07 7:06 pm

## One dead as highway under construction in Singapore collapses The collapsed elevated highway in Singapore. Photo courtesy: AFP Singapore (AFP) -- One man was killed and 10 others injured in Singapore Friday when a partially-built elevated highway they were working on collapsed, authorities said, a rare construction accident in the city-state. The worker who died was Chinese, as were three of the injured. The other seven were Bangladeshis, officials said. About 60 emergency officials rushed ..



MH17 families demand justice - 14/07 7:18 am

Kuala Lumpur (AFP) -- Teary-eyed families of Malaysians killed when a Malaysia Airlines jet was shot down over Ukraine on Thursday demanded those responsible be brought to justice, ahead of the third anniversary of the disaster. All 298 people on board were killed when the jet was downed in conflict-torn eastern Ukraine on July 17, 2014 on a flight from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur. A joint international investigation has determined that the Boeing 777 was hit by a Russian-made BUK missile fired ..





Public caning unconstitutional: MCA - 13/07 6:21 pm

The amendment bill is unconstitutional and is detrimental to the country's legal system. PETALING JAYA, July 13 (Sin Chew Daily) -- The Kelantan state legislative assembly unanimously passed the Syariah Criminal Procedure Enactment 2002 (Amendment 2017) Bill yesterday, under which public caning is allowed. MCA religious harmony bureau chairman Ti Lian Ker said the amendment bill was unconstitutional and detrimental to the country's legal system. In a statement yesterday, Ti hit out at the ..



Former Brazil president gets 9.5 years for graft - 13/07 6:21 pm



China under pressure to free ailing Nobel laureate - 13/07 6:21 pm

## China under pressure to free ailing Nobel laureate Shenyang (AFP) -- China faced sustained international pressure on Thursday to let cancer-stricken Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo seek treatment abroad, as official hospital updates suggest the democracy champion is close to death. The United States and Germany voiced concerns over the 61-year-old writer after the hospital treating him said Wednesday he had organ failure and difficulty breathing. The doctors said Liu needed to be on artificial ..



King's birthday changed to Sept 9 - 13/07 6:21 pm



Don't use dirty tactic on us, BN told - 13/07 6:21 pm

"You must not think you can use this tactic to oppress us. It will backfire on you!" Photo courtesy: Pocketimes KUALA LUMPUR, July 13 (MySinchew) -- DAP national organizing secretary Anthony Loke Siew Fook "advised" BN not to use the issue of CEC elections to oppress the party. "You must not think you can use this tactic to oppress us. "We need to emphasize that for every DAP leader and member, the top priority is to defend the party's registration and the Rocket symbol." He also said DAP could ..





Mexican artist aims for record mural on US border wall - 13/07 6:21 pm

## Mexican artist aims for record mural on US border wall View of the US-Mexico border wall painted by members of the Brotherhood Mural organization in Tijuana. Photo courtesy: AFP Tijuana (AFP) -- On the imposing metal sheets of the border fence that divides Tijuana, Mexico from San Diego, California, a hand reaches out in friendship amid a burst of butterflies. Nearby, in darker tones, a pile of skulls is crowned by a steely cross. This massive meditation on humanity at its best and worst is ..





Fuel prices up for a second week - 12/07 10:05 pm

Prices of RON95. RON97 and diesel will go up by four cents, three cents and five cents respectively to RM1.97, RM2.22 and RM1.96 per liter. PETALING JAYA, July 12 (MySinchew) -- The domestic trade, cooperatives and consumerism ministry announced the ceiling fuel prices for the week from July 13 to 19. Prices of RON95. RON97 and diesel will go up by four cents, three cents and five cents respectively to RM1.97, RM2.22 and RM1.96 per liter.



Siti Hasmah turns 91 today - 12/07 10:05 pm



Three cups of coffee a day keep the doctor away: studies - 12/07 6:08 pm

## Three cups of coffee a day keep the doctor away: studies Miami (AFP) -- Coffee addicts and aficionados often say drinking the bitter liquid makes life worth living, but the habit may also help them live longer, according to two major international studies Monday. Experts cautioned, however, that the US and European reports, published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, failed to show that coffee was truly the reason that many drinkers appeared to have longer lives. Rather, the studies were ..





Former PM the most useless: Najib - 11/07 10:29 pm

"Those who want the government to fall because of 1MDB are useless people. And the former PM is the most useless!" KUALA LUMPUR, July 11 (MySinchew) -- Prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said 1MDB had contributed a lot to the country, citing the examples of it donating tens of millions of ringgit annually to sponsor Muslims to pay their haj pilgrimage to Mecca, build houses for the people, provide relief funds for victims of natural disasters and education development. He insisted that ..





The Real Kajang Move: Najib - 11/07 5:01 pm

Najib describes in a tweet the opening of second phase of Sungai Buloh-Kajang MRT as the "Real Kajang Move". PETALING JAYA, July 11 (MySinchew) -- The second phase of Sungai Buloh-Kajang MRT will begin operation on July 17. In his tweet, prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak described the event as the "Real Kajang Move", in reference to PKR's "Kajang Move" in 2014. Responding to Najib's tweet, PKR vice president Rafizi Ramli said while Najib is feeling excited about the "Kajang Move", ..





'We don't know what we've done wrong' - 11/07 5:01 pm

Anthony Loke: "Until today we still don't know what we have done wrong." KUALA LUMPUR, July 11 (MySinchew) -- DAP organizing secretary Anthony Loke said his party had yet to receive any official letter from the Registry of Societies as of Monday evening, even though RoS said in a statement last Friday that the party must hold fresh central executive committee elections. He also said RoS had not given DAP any black-and-white notification that the party had violated any rule or regulation over ..



16 killed in US military plane crash - 11/07 1:41 pm

Washington (AFP) -- A US military aircraft has crashed in the southern state of Mississippi, killing 16 people, US media reported Monday. The US Marine Corps confirmed that a "mishap" involving a KC-130 occurred in the evening, without providing additional details. The Clarion-Ledger newspaper and CNN cited Leflore County emergency management director Fred Randle as confirming the death toll of 16. The incident took place around 4 pm (2100 GMT), the Clarion-Ledger said, noting that firefighters ..





Japan floods death toll rises to 25 - 11/07 1:41 pm

Soldiers taking part in a search mission for missing residents following heavy flooding in Asakura. Photo courtesy: AFP Tokyo (AFP) -- The death toll from torrential rains and flooding that swept through Japan's south has reached 25, the government said Tuesday, as rescue teams battled through thick mud to rescue more than 100 still stranded. Further downpours were predicted to pound Kyushu after swathes of the southwestern island were devastated last week by overflowing rivers -- sweeping away ..





18% and growing, non-Chinese are turning to SJKCs - 10/07 7:24 pm

## 18% and growing, non-Chinese are turning to SJKCs The percentage of non-Chinese students at SJKCs currently stands at 18%, and could rise to 20%-30% in coming years Photo courtesy: Sin Chew Daily SEREMBAN, July 10 (Sin Chew Daily) -- Deputy education minister Datuk Chong Sin Woon said the number of Chinese students at the country's Chinese primary schools had been declining over the years while m





Fire ravages building in London's Camden Lock Market - 10/07 7:24 pm

## Fire ravages building in London's Camden Lock Market Some 70 firefighters battled a large fire in a building in London's popular Camden Lock Market. London (AFP) -- Seventy firefighters battled a large fire in a building housing many boutique shops in London's popular Camden Lock Market in the early hours of Monday. The emergency service said it had sent 10 fire engines to the scene and the fire was extinguished within around three hours with no casualties reported. "The first, second and ..





Forest fires rage in sweltering California - 10/07 7:24 pm

Embers flying off smouldering trees after flames from the "Wall fire" tore through a residential neighborhood near Oroville, California. Photo courtesy: AFP Los Angeles (AFP) -- Wildfires roared Sunday across much of California, forcing thousands to evacuate homes as the most populous US state sweltered in record heat and flames menaced thousands of structures. Some 8,000 people were sent fleeing as thousands of firefighters were battling 14 large wildfires throughout the state, according to ..




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Umno unfazed by Singapore 1MDB convictions, denies it .. - M-Ins
The Malaysian Insight Umno unfazed by Singapore 1MDB convictions, denies it is kleptocracy The Malaysian Insight They said Singapore authorities were well within their rights to take action if they felt that their money-laundering laws had been flouted. In Malaysia , however, authorities have ..
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Free Malaysia Today I will contest in GE only if desperately needed: Dr M TODAYonline KUALA LUMPUR Former Malaysian Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad has downplayed the possibility of him contesting the next polls, saying he will only do so if it is desperately needed. In a Sinar Online ..
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Press Herald Exxon Mobil must pay $2 million fine Press Herald WASHINGTON Exxon Mobil Corp. must pay a $2 million fine for showing reckless disregard for U.S. sanctions on Russia while Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was the oil giant's CEO, the Treasury Department said Thursday. Exxon ..
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Gulf Times Qatar says cyberattack 'originated from the UAE' Aljazeera.com During a news conference in Doha on Thursday, officials said the planning for the hacking of Qatar News Agency (QNA) started as early as April. Investigators also reportedly traced the IP ( internet protocol) address ..
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Business 2 Community 10 Things to Try in Your Mobile App & The Technology Behind Them Business 2 Community Universal apps can be compatible with iPhone , iPad, iPod Touch, iWatch, and Apple TVand they provide better user experience because they're customized with assets for that particular ..
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CNET Self-driving cars cut accident rates -- not insurance rates CNET That's the assessment of Forrester Research analysts who surveyed auto industry players about the disruptions coming from self-driving cars . A reduction in the 94 percent of accidents caused by human error sounds great, ..
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