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August 22, 2018 2:00 PM Tycoon leaves £41m to crisis-hit Oxfam

LONDON: A tycoon killed with his family in a seaplane crash in Australia on New Year's Eve has left a £41 million (RM217 million) fortune to the crisis-hit charity Oxfam, a British newspaper reported. The bequest comes at a time when Oxfam is trying to find £16 million in savings as it grapples with the fallout from a sex abuse scandal. The charity lost thousands 16

August 22, 2018 3:26 AM 6.7-magnitude earthquake hits Vanuatu: USGS

SYDNEY: A 6.7-magnitude earthquake hit the Pacific island nation of Vanuatu on Wednesday morning, the US Geological Survey said, but no tsunami warning was issued. The quake struck at a moderate depth of 30km with the epicentre just off the northern tip of Vanuatu's sparsely-populated Ambrym island. "Shaking would have been felt throughout the whole 12

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 9

August 19, 2018 5:19 AM Magnitude 6.3 earthquake rocks Indonesia's Lombok island

LOMBOK, Indonesia: A strong 6.3-magnitude earthquake rocked the Indonesian island of Lombok Sunday, sending people fleeing into the streets just two weeks after a quake which killed more than 460 people. The quake was centred west-southwest of Belanting town in East Lombok, the US Geological Survey said, at a relatively shallow depth of seven kilometres 12

August 19, 2018 2:28 AM Strong earthquake hits off Fiji, no tsunami threat

SYDNEY: A strong 8.2-magnitude earthquake struck off Fiji Sunday, the US Geological Survey said, but it was too deep to generate a tsunami and there were no reports of damage. The tremor hit at 12.19pm local time (8.19am Malaysia) 361km east of the Pacific nation's capital Suva, at a depth of 559km, the US seismologists said. The Hawaii-based Pacific 8

August 14, 2018 2:30 PM Tourist killed by helicopter tail rotor in Nepal

KATHMANDU: An Indian tourist died in Nepal Tuesday after he walked into the tail rotor of a helicopter at a remote helipad near the border with China, officials confirmed. The 42-year-old man was disembarking from the chopper at Hilsa — the staging point for popular pilgrimage sites in neighbouring Tibet — when the accident happened. "He was hit on his head by the tail rotor 15

August 7, 2018 2:30 AM Evacuation of 179 Malaysians in Lombok

PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Embassy has managed to locate 179 Malaysians in Lombok and they are reported to be safe. As of 10pm yesterday, the embassy said the Malaysians were in various parts of Lombok, especially in Gili Trawangan. "Some Malaysians have headed home via the Lombok International Airport while some also headed to Bali to take flights 28

August 6, 2018 7:39 AM 190 M’sians evacuated from quake-hit Lombok

KUALA LUMPUR: Some 190 Malaysians were evacuated from Lombok, Indonesia, after a magnitude 7 earthquake struck the island on Sunday, Foreign Affairs Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah announced today. One of the evacuees was Home Affairs Ministry secretary-general Datuk Alwi Ibrahim and his delegation who were on the popular resort island to attend a regional 16

August 6, 2018 2:35 AM Malaysians reported safe in Lombok: Malaysian Embassy

JAKARTA: Malaysians in Lombok are reported to be safe following the 7-magnitude earthquake on the Richter scale yesterday. Malaysian Deputy Ambassador to Indonesia, Zamshari Shaharan said the embassy managed to contact a total of 84 Malaysians at several locations in Lombok so far this morning and had been informed they were safe. "They are reported 9

August 2, 2018 12:52 PM Decision to descent Mt Rinjani a day earlier saved lives of Malaysian climbers

SEPANG: The decision to shorten the time spent on the summit of Mount Rinjani in Indonesia and descent a day earlier saved the lives of the climbing expedition members from Malaysia. A spokesman of the expedition, Haziq Wafi Mohd Azman said based on the group's initial plan, they were to have climbed down from Mount Rinjani on Sunday, the day Lombok 11