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August 31, 2018 8:43 AM S. Korea's Moon to send special envoy to N. Korea next week: Yonhap

SEOUL: South Korean President Moon Jae-in will send a special envoy to Pyongyang next Wednesday to discuss plans to hold a summit with the North's Kim Jong Un and nuclear disarmament, local media said Friday. The unnamed envoy will visit the North's capital city on Sept 5, Yonhap news agency said, citing a presidential spokesman. Seoul proposed the envoy's 13

August 29, 2018 10:28 AM Qatar World Cup worker fell to his death: Contractor

DOHA: A Nepalese labourer who died working at a World Cup stadium in Qatar fell to his death, one of the main contractors at the site said. The 23-year-old scaffolder died on August 14 at the $680 million (RM2.79 billion) Al Wakrah stadium, one of the proposed venues for the controversial 2022 tournament. "We can confirm this worker lost his life. He was performing 9

August 28, 2018 2:21 AM Fire forces brief Statue of Liberty evacuation

NEW YORK: More than 3,000 tourists were evacuated Monday from the island where the Statue of Liberty stands, after propane cylinders caught fire at a construction site near the iconic landmark, officials said. Liberty Island, which welcomes thousands of visitors a day during the busy summer season, was evacuated for more than two hours, before the fire department 11

August 27, 2018 9:51 AM Austria asylum seekers to be denied apprenticeships

VIENNA: Austria will no longer allow asylum seekers to take up apprenticeship opportunities while their claims are being assessed, a policy reversal by the country's anti-immigration government criticised by the opposition. The government is working on a new regulation to fill vacant training places with labourers from third countries, but will no longer 8

August 25, 2018 2:50 AM 'Snake alert' issued in India's flood-hit Kerala

NEW DELHI: Hospitals are readying anti-venom and flood victims returning home in the Indian state of Kerala have been told to stay alert as receding waters leave behind a glut of snakes. Local media reports warned that snakes may be "hiding in cupboards" or under carpets, among clothes or inside washing machines in homes previously submerged by floods 5

August 24, 2018 12:58 PM No charges owed to Seletar Airport over Jho Low's jet

SINGAPORE: No charges are owed to Seletar Airport over the private jet allegedly belonging to fugitive businessman Low Taek Jho or Jho Low parked at the airport, according to the Changi Airport Group (CAG). "The private jet in question is parked at a private company's hangar at Seletar Airport. There are no charges owed to Seletar Airport," a CAG spokesman 16

August 23, 2018 12:12 PM ‘Lost generation’ looms for Rohingya children

DHAKA: Rohingya refugee children who lack proper education in camps in Bangladesh could become a "lost generation", the United Nations said yesterday, a year after Myanmar's army began a crackdown that has forced more than 700,000 people to flee the country. The lives and futures of more than 380,000 children in refugee camps in Bangladesh are in peril 10

August 18, 2018 10:08 AM Slow moving traffic reported on several major highways

KUALA LUMPUR: Traffic flow on several major expressways is reported slow moving since 3pm as more people are leaving for their hometowns in conjunction with the school holiday and the Aidiladha celebration which falls on Aug 22. A spokesman from PLUS Malaysia Berhad said traffic was slow moving from Slim River heading to Sungkai, Bidor to Gopeng and Simpang 17

August 10, 2018 10:21 AM 10 killed in botched bank heists

LAGOS: Armed robbers killed at least 10 people, including a policeman, when they raided a police station and two banks in southern Nigeria, police said Friday. The incident, which took place on Thursday in Igarra in Edo state, was the latest in a string of such robberies in which the assailants have first attacked a police station to seize weapons before 17

August 7, 2018 10:30 AM Singapore uproar over store selling ivory jewellery

SINGAPORE: A Singapore online store selling ivory jewellery has sparked an uproar, with an animal rights group Tuesday slamming the shop for offering products made from "tortured" elephants. Ivory Lane offers earrings for Sg$160 (RM476) and necklaces for Sg$800 and insists its products are made from ivory that was obtained before 1990 when an international 20