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May 11, 2017 9:38 AM U.N. chief says seeking further $900 million for Somalia crisis response

LONDON (Reuters) - The United Nations is seeking a further $900 million (697.13 million pounds) this year for Somalia, where more than 6 million people need humanitarian assistance and 275,000 malnourished children are at risk of starvation, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Thursday. "This morning we presented the revised humanitarian response 7

May 11, 2017 5:14 AM Detained Turks to be deported, says Zahid

Despite pleas by the families of the 3 Turkish detainees, deputy prime minister says they are not Putrajaya's responsibility. PUTRAJAYA: The three Turkish citizens arrested in connection with alleged terrorist activities will be deported to their home country despite pleas from their families not to do so out of fear for their safety following Turkey’s 12

May 11, 2017 2:18 AM Wall collapse kills 24 at Indian wedding

An Indian couple perform a Hindu ritual during a mass wedding in New Delhi on June 15, 2014. — AFP picJAIPUR (India), May 11 — A wall collapsed during a wedding party in western India late last night, killing 24 people including four children, police said. Guests had taken shelter from a storm under a tin shack that adjoined the wall when it collapsed 9

May 10, 2017 2:03 AM Michael Chong has a complaint – yes, you heard that right

MCA complaints department head finds a rusty hook in his fish head curry, and he isn’t pleased. KUALA LUMPUR: When people have problems or complaints about goods or services or loan sharks or missing people, they seek out MCA’s Michael Chong. Well, yesterday he complained to himself, and as usual, called for a press conference to highlight the issue 4

May 10, 2017 1:51 AM Giant bird-like dinosaur species found in China

BEIJING: Researchers have discovered a new species of giant, bird-like dinosaur that made nests larger than monster truck tires in what is now central China, a study said. Measuring about eight metres (26 feet) long and weighing up to 3,000 kilograms (6,600 pounds), the Beibeilong sinensis -- “baby dragon from China” -- lived about 90 million years ago and is only the second 187

May 10, 2017 1:01 AM Fewer Malaysians returning under TalentCorp scheme

The number of skilled Malaysians returning from abroad under Talent Corporation Malaysia’s (TalentCorp) programmes are steadily reducing, while its recruitment of foreign talents are on the rise. According to figures released by TalentCorp, the firm was able to attract 900 people to return to Malaysia in 2013, but the figure has been reducing every year. Last year, TalentCorp’s 8

May 9, 2017 6:56 PM Trump delaying decision on Paris climate deal

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump is delaying a decision on whether to withdraw from the landmark international climate deal struck in Paris under the Obama administration. White House spokesman Sean Spicer said Tuesday that the president will not make an announcement on the agreement until after the G7 summit in Italy in the end of May. The White 12

May 9, 2017 4:23 PM Explosions rock Thai shopping mall, 58 injured

Thai police suspect Muslim insurgents are responsible for two explosions in front of a shopping centre in Thailand''s Muslim-dominated southern province of Pattani that injured at least 58 people on Tuesday. At least three children were among the 58 injured who were sent to hospital, a Pattani hospital spokeswoman told dpa. Two of those injured remain 15

May 9, 2017 3:06 PM Baby Louie, an infant dinosaur with a checkered past, finally gets a proper name

In 1996, National Geographic made Baby Louie into a 66-million-year-old child star. The magazine's May cover featured a model dinosaur embryo tucked within a replica egg — which, at 18 inches long, looked less like a supermarket egg than a squashed baguette. The sculptor based the model on Baby Louie, a fossilized infant dinosaur that died among unhatched 96

May 9, 2017 3:04 PM Pattani twin bombings: At least 52 injured

PATTANI: The number of injured victims from the twin bombings at a busy supermarket in Muang, Pattani in southern Thailand has risen to 52, with children among the victims, said security officials at the scene. The bombing incident happened at 2.30pm, local time (3.30 Malaysian time) when the supermarket was packed with customers. "The first bomb exploded 9