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August 30, 2018 4:10 AM Whistleblower Manning faces Australia speaking tour ban

SYDNEY: US whistleblower Chelsea Manning, jailed for leaking classified information, is facing a ban from Australia as organisers of a speaking tour said Thursday her visa application was likely to be refused. The former soldier, freed last year after then-US president Barack Obama commuted her 35-year sentence days before he left office, was due to talk at the Sydney 8

August 20, 2018 9:36 AM Tune Talk gives away car to college student in contest

KUALA LUMPUR: Tune Talk gave away a mini cooper as the grand prize to its subscriber, 22 year-old college student Tay Yi Jing, who participated in the "Win-a-Tune Talk MINI MINEY MOE" contest. Tune Talk's chief marketing officer Joseph Lim presented presented the prize to Tay at the prize giveaway ceremony at Wisma Tune today. The campaign, which was launched 20

August 20, 2018 7:32 AM Latest quake claims 10 lives on Indonesia's Lombok island

JAKARTA: Ten people died and 24 were injured in a strong earthquake Sunday night on Lombok island, which is currently recovering from several quakes earlier this month that had claimed over 400 lives. Sunday night's 6.9-magnitude quake, which occurred at about 8pm (9pm in Malaysia) triggered 101 aftershocks, nine of them exceeding magnitude five on the Richter 8

August 19, 2018 4:51 AM Dr Mahathir witnesses drone demonstration in Beijing

BEIJING: Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad began his third day official visit to China by witnessing drone demonstration in the capital city. The outdoor demonstration was carried out by one of the world's largest drone manufacturer Da Jiang Innovations (DJI) Enterprise which provides drone solutions for a variety of industries including agriculture 12

August 17, 2018 1:38 AM Low-carb diet linked to elevated mortality risk: Study

MIDDLE-aged people who get roughly half their daily calories from carbohydrates live several years longer on average than those with low-carb diets, researchers reported Friday. The findings, published in The Lancet, challenge a trend in Europe and North America toward so-called Paleo diets that shun carbohydrates in favour of animal protein and fat. Proponents 8

August 15, 2018 1:04 PM Focus on public-private tie-ups to achieve Vision 2020/25: IDC

KUALA LUMPUR: International Data Corporation (IDC) Asean is calling for the new government to focus on public-private collaborations to achieve Vision 2020/25. As the initial Vision 2020 set higher goals to transform the country’s society and economy, the public sector needs to step up to set the direction and planning towards building a balanced ecosystem 14

August 14, 2018 1:04 PM Lazada, Shopee, 11Street top e-commerce ranking

PETALING JAYA: Lazada, Shopee and 11Street have been ranked the top three companies in terms of the most visited website in Malaysia in the second quarter (Q2) of 2018, according to iPrice Group’s Map of E-Commerce (MoE) list. Based in KL, iPrice Group is a privately owned online shopping aggregator. According to its portal, the MoE ranks Malaysia’s 11

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 10

August 8, 2018 11:21 AM Economic performance post-GE14 can't be assessed yet, Dewan Rakyat told

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia's economic performance after the 14th General Election (GE14) cannot be fully assessed based on the current economic data, according to Deputy Economic Affairs Minister Dr Mohd Radzi Md Jidin. He said the available economic data only covers up to the first quarter of 2018, with the short-term economic indicators covering only up to May. He was replying 6

August 7, 2018 11:40 PM Voice 370 wants government to share all available data

KUALA LUMPUR: A lobby group made up of families of victims of the MH370 tragedy wants the Government of Malaysia to share all available data with independent experts for a thorough peer review and analysis. Voice370 in a statement here today said the group believed that now that more than fours years have passed since MH370 disappeared, there was no reason 10