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August 6, 2018 3:00 AM Japan marks 73rd anniversary of atomic attack on Hiroshima

TOKYO: A bell tolled Monday in Hiroshima as Japan marked 73 years since the world's first atomic bombing, with the city's mayor warning that rising nationalism worldwide threatened peace. The skies over Hiroshima's Peace Memorial Park were clear, just as they were on Aug 6, 1945, when an American B-29 bomber dropped its deadly payload on the port city dotted 26

August 5, 2018 3:05 AM Loh holds Penang’s first exhibition on aerial drone photography

GEORGE TOWN: Former Reuters photographer ST Loh is holding Penang's first ever exhibition on aerial drone photography. He has used two aerial drones to capture images for the exhibition. It was launched by the Mayor and Penang Island City Council (MBPP) president Datuk Yew Tung Seang. Loh said that the exhibition runs throughout the festival period from yesterday 9

August 5, 2018 2:03 AM Police order crowd dispersal after projectiles thrown at US far-right rally

PORTLAND: Police said activists hurled rocks and bottles during a Portland rally Saturday organized by two far-right groups that drew a counter-demonstration and raised fears of a replay of last year's deadly "Unite the Right" protests in Charlottesville, Virginia. Police in the western state of Oregon's largest city said the projectiles were thrown 21

July 31, 2018 1:46 PM Man blows himself up on empty Belgium football field

BRUSSELS: A man died after blowing himself up on an empty football field in the eastern Belgian town of Verviers in an apparent suicide, the city's deputy mayor Hasan Aydin said Tuesday. "The individual, whose identity is not yet known, blew himself up in the middle of the football field around 0830 (0630 GMT) in the morning," Aydin told AFP. "Suicide 25

July 17, 2018 1:47 AM 'Lava bomb' from Hawaii volcano injures 23 on boat

LOS ANGELES: A projectile from the Kilauea volcano in Hawaii struck a boat carrying people watching lava from the two-month-old eruption, injuring 23, the fire department said. Thirteen of them required hospitalisation and the rest were treated at a harbour when the boat engaged in a "lava tour" returned to the Big Island, also known as Hawaii 10

July 10, 2018 2:01 PM Five found dead, including toddler, in suspected French family row

PAU: French firefighters found five people dead, including a toddler, on Tuesday after a suspected domestic dispute in an apartment in the southwestern city of Pau. The fire service was called to the apartment in the centre of Pau at 6.40am after neighbours saw smoke coming from it. A neighbour "was concerned after seeing blood running down the edge of one of the apartment's 20

July 6, 2018 7:43 AM Frolicking whale halts New Zealand fireworks display

WELLINGTON: A rare visiting whale in Wellington Harbour has won hearts in the New Zealand capital but forced officials to cancel the city's annual fireworks display. The southern right whale appeared in the harbour on Wednesday and has delighted onlookers as it breaches and blows waterspouts a short distance from downtown office buildings. Whales regularly 16

July 2, 2018 12:49 AM First woman elected Mexico City mayor: Exit polls

MEXICO CITY: Mexico City has elected a woman mayor for the first time in history, local politician and scientist Claudia Sheinbaum, according to exit polls. Sheinbaum, 56, won the election to lead North America's largest city with between 47.5 and 55.5% of the vote, according to an estimate by polling firm Mitofsky. A woman had previously served as mayor 19

June 24, 2018 7:07 AM Penang may ban plastic straws and disposable containers

GEORGE TOWN: Penang government may ban plastic straws and disposable containers to make the state cleaner, greener and healthier. "This policy by the government is for Penang and Mother Earth," Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow said during the launch of the state-level Plogclean programme at Karpal Singh Drive near here today. He said community involvement 13

June 20, 2018 4:33 AM Penang CM wants good maintenance of markets, hawker centres

BALIK PULAU: Penang Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow today instructed all local councils to maintain markets and hawker centres well to ensure they are "clean, green and safe" for the people. He also called on the traders and hawkers to demonstrate "a sense of ownership" in keeping the markets and hawker centres clean and safe, saying these places were their 9