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May 15, 2018 7:55 AM Chinese volunteers emerge from virtual moon base

BEIJING: A group of Chinese volunteers has emerged from 110 days of isolation in a virtual "lunar lab", state media reported Tuesday, as the country pursues its ambition to put people on the moon. The official Xinhua news service streamed images on its website of the would-be astronauts emerging from their temporary home, a self-contained environment 30

March 12, 2018 6:40 AM Singapore Jan retail sales fall 8.4pc from year earlier

A road sign at the Orchard Road shopping belt in Singapore. — AFP picSINGAPORE, March 12 — Singapore's retail sales in January fell from a year earlier, due to a drop in motor vehicle sales, data showed today. Total retail sales fell 8.4 per cent from a year earlier in January, after rising a revised 6.3 per cent in the previous month, according to data from the Singapore 32

March 7, 2018 4:51 AM Chinese fishermen seek divine blessings in troubled waters

NANRI, China: "Possessed" by local gods, elaborately dressed villagers in a fishing community in eastern China are carried into the surf to ensure an abundant catch, a centuries-old rite needed now more than ever as fish stocks decline. Staged in the village of Fuye on Nanri island, "The Dash of the Ocean Gods" festival is one of many visually striking 15

February 27, 2018 6:02 AM Najib: Malaysia-China total trade at US$96.3b in 2017

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak speaks during the Malaysia-China Bilateral Cooperation Lunar New Year luncheon in Kuala Lumpur February 27, 2018. — Bernama picKUALA LUMPUR, Feb 27 — Total bilateral trade between Malaysia and China last year remained strong at US$96.3 billion (RM376.5 billion) in spite of the uncertainty in the global economy, says Prime 24

February 18, 2018 2:15 AM Fire hits Jokhang monastery, one of Tibet's most sacred

BEIJING: A fire broke out Saturday at one of the most sacred sites for Tibetan Buddhism, Lhasa's revered Jokhang temple, state media said, but no casualties were reported and the extent of the damage remained unclear. The official Xinhua news agency said the fire began at 6.40pm but was soon put out at Unesco World Heritage Site, which has more than 1,300 years 27

February 15, 2018 10:23 AM Double blow as man gets evicted and has family taken away from him

GEORGE TOWN: For impoverished Looi Say Che the last three months have been a harrowing experience as the dawn of the Year of the Earth Dog has brought more misery than goodwill for the Kedah born man. After eviction from his medium-cost apartment in Rifle Range, Air Itam on the eve of Christmas, the 53- year-old is now unable to hold a reunion dinner 15

February 15, 2018 10:17 AM KLCI futures closes half-day trading on positive note

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 15 — The FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (FBM KLCI) futures contract ended higher on Bursa Malaysia Derivatives in tandem with the higher close on the underlying market. Today’s half-day trading session saw sentiment spurred by buying activities ahead of the Chinese Lunar festival as well as the better 2017 gross domestic product (GDP) data released 9

February 14, 2018 5:01 AM S. Korean union protests GM plant closure move, calls it a ‘death sentence’

Members of the GM Korea union, a subcommittee for Korea Metal Workers' Union, hold a meeting to demand GM Korea withdraw its plan to shut down Gunsan manufacturing plant in Gunsan, South Korea February 14, 2018. — Reuters picGUNSAN, Feb 14 — Workers at a General Motors (GM) plant in South Korea that the US automaker plans to close staged a protest this morning 16

February 5, 2018 9:40 AM Thailand expects 300,000 tourists from China during Lunar New Year

Chinese tourists visit Wat Phra Kaeo (Emerald Buddha Temple) in Bangkok March 27, 2015. — Reuters picBANGKOK, Feb 5 — Thailand’s tourism body expects 300,000 visitors from China during the Lunar New Year holidays, a nearly 18 per cent rise from a year ago. During the same holidays in 2017, the number of visitors from China was hit by a Thai government 54

January 31, 2018 4:01 PM Rain and cloud hampered sky watchers to catch super blue blood moon

KUALA LUMPUR: Rain has hampered the vision of hundreds of people who had gathered at the National Planetarium tonight to witness the Super Blue Blood Moon, a phenomenon that occurred after 152 years. Due to the rain since in the evening, the rare celestial sight could not be seen as the clouds had covered the moon. Despite the uncalled situation, the Planetarium 17