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June 17, 2018 4:00 PM We are one with the nation, says Cathodic church

PUTRAJAYA: The Catholic church's contribution to Tabung Harapan should be seen as a gesture that the community is one with the nation in times of need. Archbishop of Kuala Lumpur Julian Leow said the contribution is an important initiative by the Catholic church to pay a portion of the country's debts of RM1 trillion. "We are all Malaysians and we are part of the nation 4

June 17, 2018 10:32 AM Taliban says ceasefire will not be extended, fighting to resume

KABUL: The Taliban said Sunday they would not extend their three-day ceasefire with Afghan security forces and fighting would resume, dashing hopes for the recent peace to continue. The comments by Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid come after Afghan President Ashraf Ghani announced Saturday a government truce with the militants would be extended 3

June 17, 2018 8:36 AM Mohamad Sabu confident of senators from Kelantan, Terengganu being appointed

KOTA BARU: Parti Amanah Negara (Amanah) president Mohamad Sabu is confident the federal government will appoint at least one senator for the post of minister or deputy minister from Kelantan and Terengganu. This is despite the Pakatan Harapan (PH) not winning any seats in these two states in the 14th General Election. Mohamad, who is also Defence Minister 4

June 17, 2018 12:21 AM 3 Asean countries eye World Cup 2034

KUANTAN: Three Asean countries, Thailand, Indonesia and Vietnam may put in a bid to host World Cup 2034. FIFA Executive Committee member Tengku Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah said, should any of the countries be successful, Malaysia might have the opportunity to co-host, if the Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) and the government were agreeable 3

June 16, 2018 10:19 AM UN envoy in Yemen for emergency talks on Hodeida

SANAA: The UN envoy for Yemen arrived in the rebel-held capital Sanaa on Saturday for talks on the key aid port of Hodeida where rebel fighters are battling a regional coalition. Martin Griffiths is expected to propose to rebel leaders that they cede control of the Red Sea port to a UN-supervised committee to avoid further fighting with advancing government 4

June 16, 2018 8:20 AM Kepong MP wants clarification on land sale to Umno linked company

KUALA LUMPUR: Kepong Member of Parliament Lim Lip Eng has urged Chief Secretary to the Government (KSN) Tan Sri Dr Ali Hamsa to clarify a land deal in Taman Wahyu here, which was sold below market value to an Umno-linked company. Speaking to reporters at the Jinjang Flood Retention Pond here today, Lim said the 35.2ha land was sold to Maqamad Sdn Bhd (formerly 3

June 15, 2018 9:42 AM Perak govt host Hari Raya open-house at theme park

IPOH: More than 50,000 people thronged the state government's Hari Raya open house celebration at the Movie Animation Park Studios (MAPS) in Bandar Meru Raya here today. Menteri Besar Ahmad Faizal Azumu said due to the overwhelming response, the visiting hours had been extended to 8pm. "Initially the open house was supposed to start from 3pm to 6pm," he told reporters 6

June 15, 2018 6:09 AM SoftBank plans US$60-100b investment in solar in India: Report

TOKYO: Japan's SoftBank is planning to invest between US$60-100 billion in a solar power project in India, a Japanese report said Friday, as the firm looks to expand its interests into various sectors. The report by public broadcaster NHK comes after SoftBank announced in March it would partner Saudi Arabia on a multi-billion dollar solar project that the company's 8

June 14, 2018 11:58 PM US air strike in Libya kills Qaeda operative: Military

WASHINGTON: The US military has conducted an airstrike in Libya targeting an Al-Qaeda affiliate, killing one "terrorist," the US military said Thursday. The Wednesday strike took place approximately 80km southeast of the town of Bani Walid, US Africa Command (AFRICOM) said in a statement. "In coordination with the Libyan Government of National Accord 8

June 14, 2018 10:21 AM Ghana great to help run football after bribery scandal

ACCRA: Former Ghana captain Abedi Pele has been appointed to help run football in the country in the wake of a corruption scandal that saw the government dissolve the sport's governing body. Pele, a three-time African footballer of the year who played most of his club football in Europe, was named in a five-member interim committee to manage the sport 6