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September 4, 2018 10:19 AM Nearly 100 elephants killed for ivory in Botswana

GABORONE, Botswana: Ninety elephant carcasses have been discovered in Botswana with their tusks hacked off, a charity said Tuesday, in what is believed to be one of Africa's worst mass poaching sprees. Most of the animals killed were large bulls carrying heavy tusks, Elephants Without Borders said. The grim discovery was made over several weeks during 31

August 28, 2018 8:11 AM May kicks off first Africa tour as British PM

CAPE TOWN: British Prime Minister Theresa May touched down in Cape Town Tuesday as she kicked off a tour of the African continent where she hopes to lay the foundations for post-Brexit trade deals. May is facing pressure at home from so-called Remainers sceptical of her ability to forge trade deals once Britain severs ties with Brussels, as well as from Brexiteers 8

August 24, 2018 4:31 AM Migrants who stormed Morocco-Spain border sent back

MADRID: Spain on Thursday sent back to Morocco 116 migrants who had forced their way into the Spanish territory of Ceuta, in a mass expulsion condemned by human rights activists. "The 116 sub-Saharan migrants who entered Spain via the Ceuta border illegally yesterday (Wednesday) have been sent back to Morocco," the Ceuta prefecture said in a statement 13

August 19, 2018 11:47 AM A history lesson on Malaysia-China relations for Mahathir

Today, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said Malaysia and China have had relations for 2,000 years. That would more or less have been during the height of the Roman Empire and around the time of the birth of Jesus Christ. Actually, Malays first went to China to trade around 300 BC, which means 200 years before the rise of the Roman Empire. China first started 20

August 15, 2018 4:31 AM Thomas & Friends at The Curve

FOR over 70 years, children’s television series Thomas & Friends has been entertaining children around the world from the vibrant island of Sodor. Now, Thomas is expanding his horizon in Thomas & Friends: Big World! Big Adventures!. In this new series, available on Astro Best from Aug 24 onwards, Thomas’ dream of seeing the world will motivate him to travel 25

August 13, 2018 2:35 PM Petronas takes 30% stake in Rufisque block, marks entry into Senegal

PETALING JAYA: Petroliam Nasional Bhd (Petronas), through subsidiary PC Senegal Ltd, recently signed a farm-in agreement with Total E&P Senegal SAS, a subsidiary of France's Total, for a 30% participating interest in the Rufisque Offshore Profond block, marking its entry into Senegal. Total will maintain operatorship with 60% equity alongside Société 12

August 10, 2018 11:35 AM Colin George Harvey is new 7-Eleven CEO

PETALING JAYA: Colin George Harvey has been appointed as the new CEO of 7-Eleven Malaysia Holdings Bhd effective August 10. Harvey, 48, replaces acting CEO Ho Meng, who is also the executive director of 7-Eleven Malaysia. Former CEO Gary Thomas Brown stepped down in July 2017. Prior to this appointment, Harvey served as an independent director of the board 15

August 9, 2018 12:04 PM 11 killed in Mali ethnic attack

BAMAKO: Eleven Fulani civilians were kidnapped and killed in the latest bout of ethnic violence to hit Mali, local groups said Thursday, while an official put the toll at 14. The attack, which occurred in the restive central region of Mopti on Tuesday, was attributed to hunters from the Dogon community. "11 Fulani civilians were kidnapped on Tuesday 25

August 7, 2018 1:44 PM Russia holds funerals for journalists shot in C. Africa

MOSCOW: Russia on Tuesday held funerals for three journalists killed in the Central African Republic who were investigating a shadowy Russian mercenary group for a media project founded by Kremlin foe Mikhail Khodorkovsky. The three men, reporter Orkhan Dzhemal, director Alexander Rastorguyev and cameraman Kirill Radchenko, were killed on July 30 shortly 19

August 6, 2018 11:33 PM Ronaldo's Juventus debut to be streamed live on Facebook

LONDON: Cristiano Ronaldo's debut for Juventus is among a series of games from Serie A and Spain's La Liga to be broadcast for free on Facebook in the UK and Ireland this season. UK rights holders Eleven Sports announced on Monday it had reached an agreement with the social media giant that will see at least one live match from both leagues broadcast 14