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June 20, 2018 8:55 AM Book review: The Boy Who Saw

This is the second book from Simon Toyne's Solomon Creed series, which has a mysterious hero with an albino-like appearance, and almost supernatural-like abilities. The book begins with our hero, who still has no clue as to who he is – except for his name, Solomon – travelling to France after the events of the first book, The Searcher. Solomon is searching 4

June 17, 2018 12:25 PM Bursa trading velocity profoundly low during World Cup

PETALING JAYA: The trading velocity in Malaysia during the 2018 World Cup is expected to be subdued not just because of this event but also due to the festive season, according to MIDF Research. “We do not expect the World Cup event to change the fundamentals of all stocks under our coverage. Hence, we maintain our FBM KLCI year-end 2018 target of 1,800 points 5

June 6, 2018 10:28 AM Malaysia Airlines resumes flights to Brisbane

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia Airlines today resumed its Kuala Lumpur-Brisbane-Kuala Lumpur service, with a send-off event at Kuala Lumpur International Airport. Jointly organised by Tourism Australia, Tourism and Events Queensland and Brisbane Airport Corporation, the event marked the reopening of the airline's operations into Queensland, whilst promoting 10

June 5, 2018 12:19 PM Spain's ousted PM Rajoy to quit as conservative party leader

MADRID: Mariano Rajoy, a major figure of Spanish politics over the past 14 years, announced Tuesday he will quit as head of the conservative Popular Party (PP) after being ousted as prime minister last week. "I think the time has come to put a final full stop to this period. The PP must keep advancing and building its history at the service of Spaniards 8

June 5, 2018 8:15 AM FROM MOSCOW TO SAMARA: A JOURNEY THROUGH WORLD CUP CITIES AND VENUES

MOSCOW (dpa) – From the majestic Moscow to the quiet Saransk, from the historic Revolution in Saint Petersburg to the blood spilt in Stalingrad: Russia’s history is as vast as the country itself, with its 17 million square kilometres that span 11 time zones. The Russia 2018 World Cup is set to be played in 11 cities and 12 stadiums, all of them in the country’s 9

May 30, 2018 12:32 AM Integrity cornerstone of leadership: Anwar

IPOH: Pakatan Harapan (PH) leaders especially those who are Muslims should be free from corrupt practices besides putting special emphasis on integrity to ensure smooth operation of the national administration, said PKR de facto leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim. He said this was emphasised because it would be an example and a benchmark for the people 6

May 21, 2018 11:51 PM After school shooting, Texas governor calls off gun raffle

SANTA FE: Texas Governor Greg Abbott has called off his re-election campaign's plans to raffle off a shotgun, in the aftermath of the school shooting that killed 10 people last week. The decision was made over the weekend and confirmed Monday by the Republican's office. The raffle prize was changed to a US$250 (RM 992.62) gift certificate. The move came after 8

May 15, 2018 8:54 AM Mavcom lodges police report against Tony Fernandes

PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Aviation Commission (Mavcom) lodged a police report against Tan Sri Tony Fernandes (pix) for claiming the Commission had asked AirAsia to cancel all 120 additional flights it had applied for during the 14th General Election (GE14) period. Macvcom said it had approved all 66 additional flights which were applied for by AirAsia 9

May 8, 2018 12:32 PM Caretaker Sarawak Chief Minister opens Pandelela Rinong Aquatic Centre

KUCHING: The Pandelela Rinong Aquatic Centre here was officially opened today by caretaker Sarawak Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg. The centre served as one of two centrepieces of the 2016 Malaysia Games (Sukma) and was renamed the Pandelela Rinong Aquatic Centre in honour of Malaysia's diving queen who won silver and bronze medals 3

May 2, 2018 8:20 AM Money and kitchen appliances given away, says Tun M

PETALING JAYA: Voters have been given money and kitchen appliances at political events, Pakatan Harapan (PH) chairman Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today. "Money and kitchen appliances are being handed out to the public who attend rallies and talks by Umno leaders. Sometimes the turnout may be low and those present may get two or three gifts," he said in his blog today 9