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June 22, 2018 2:32 AM Powerful 6.1-magnitude quake strikes Vanuatu: USGS

SYDNEY: A powerful 6.1-magnitude earthquake hit Vanuatu Friday, US seismologists said, but there were no immediate reports of damage and no tsunami warning issued. The quake struck at a depth of 21km some 30km west of the Pacific nation's capital Port Vila, the US Geological Survey said. USGS said there was low likelihood of casualties and damage although 3

June 21, 2018 1:01 PM Sapura Energy wins contracts worth RM1.8 billion

PETALING JAYA: Sapura Energy Bhd has secured nine new contracts valued at RM1.8 billion, bringing the accumulative value in contract wins to date to RM4.5 billion for the group. The combined value represents a three fold jump compared with the value achieved in the same corresponding period of the previous year, between February to June 2017. Through 5

June 19, 2018 12:54 PM Tokio Marine to buy two SE Asian insurers

TOKYO: Tokio Marine Holdings said today it has agreed to acquire two insurance companies in Southeast Asia from Insurance Australia Group for ¥42.8 billion (RM1.5 billion) to bolster its operations in a fast-growing market. The Japanese insurance company will take a 98.6% stake in Safety Insurance Public in Thailand and an 80% stake in PT Asuransi Parolamas 5

June 19, 2018 7:44 AM Press Metal sees indirect benefits from US-China trade spat

PETALING JAYA: The trade tensions between China and the US could indirectly benefit aluminium smelter Press Metal Aluminium Holdings Bhd as it will reduce market competition in the region. Speaking to reporters at its AGM today, group CEO Tan Sri Paul Koon said metal from Australia may move to the US as Australia has been exempted from US tariffs on aluminium 5

June 19, 2018 5:56 AM World's oldest Sumatran orangutan dies aged 62

PERTH, Australia: The world's oldest Sumatran orangutan, which had 11 children and 54 descendants spread across the globe, has died aged 62, Australian zoo officials said Tuesday. Puan – Indonesian for "lady" – died on Monday at Perth Zoo, where she had lived since being gifted by Malaysia in 1968. "She did so much for the colony at Perth Zoo and the survival 6

June 16, 2018 9:52 AM Mbappe leads France attack against Socceroos

KAZAN ARENA, Russia: France coach Didier Deschamps left Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud on the bench for a World Cup opener against Australia on Saturday as teenager Kylian Mbappe leads Les Bleus' front line in Kazan. Mbappe, one of 14 players in France's squad who have yet to feature in a major tournament, has been in great form for Paris Saint-Germain 5

June 14, 2018 2:06 PM All eyes tracking Tiger as 118th US Open tees off

SOUTHAMPTON, United States: Tiger Woods's latest bid to end his 10-year major championship drought begins Thursday at a US Open stacked with talent and packed with compelling story lines. By the time Woods was to tee off at Shinnecock Hills at 1:47 pm (1747 GMT) — alongside world number one Dustin Johnson and second ranked Justin Thomas — the powerhouse 10

June 13, 2018 7:27 AM Australia agrees Solomons internet cable after China concern

SYDNEY: Australia will help fund and build an undersea communications cable to the Solomon Islands, it was agreed Wednesday after the Pacific nation was convinced to drop a contract with Chinese company Huawei. The impoverished country and Huawei inked a deal in late 2016 to construct the fibre-optic cable from Australia to Honiara to improve its often 11

June 12, 2018 3:49 PM Czech police charge 60 with drug smuggling to Australia

PRAGUE: Czech police said Tuesday they had charged 60 people with drug trafficking after busting a ring smuggling cocaine and heroin to Australia via the United States and Thailand. "The group was led by three Vietnamese organisers, one active in the Czech Republic and the other two in other countries," Barbora Kudlackova, spokeswoman for the National 6

June 12, 2018 10:30 AM Honeymoon on hold as Risdon targets World Cup bliss

KAZAN: There's only one thing better than the post-wedding bliss of a relaxing honeymoon: playing at the World Cup, says Australia defender Josh Risdon. "I guess there's no better place to be, except for the honeymoon, after a wedding," Risdon told media on Tuesday at the Socceroos' training camp in Kazan on Tuesday ahead of Saturday's World Cup opener 6