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September 5, 2018 4:08 AM Tropical Storm Gordon makes landfall on US Gulf Coast

WASHINGTON: Tropical Storm Gordon was making landfall Tuesday night on the US Gulf Coast along the border of Alabama and Mississippi as hurricane warnings remained in place. Authorities declared a state of emergency in both states as well as in the city of New Orleans in Louisiana – devastated in 2005 by mega Hurricane Katrina. The Miami-based National 77

September 3, 2018 9:54 AM Sri Lanka probes deaths of wild elephants

COLOMBO: Sri Lankan authorities on Monday began investigating the deaths of wild elephants in the east of the island after pulling seven carcasses out of a marsh, a minister said. Wildlife Minister Palitha Thewarapperuma said six out of the seven animals found in the swamp were young — below the age of 12 — and he suspected that many more may have died there 8

August 30, 2018 4:41 AM Old foe, cholera, returns to haunt Algeria

BOUFARIK, Algeria: Outside a hospital in Algeria, worried relatives arrive daily in a desperate bid to talk to those quarantined inside — the victims of the country's first cholera outbreak in more than 20 years. Cases began appearing in early Aug and two people have so far died, with scores hospitalised in Boufarik, about 20km south of Algiers 12

August 28, 2018 12:29 PM Govt proposed to extend operations of field hospital in Bangladesh: Mohamad

KUALA LUMPUR: The Defence Ministry is proposing that the government extend the operations of the Malaysian Field Hospital in Cox Bazaar, Bangladesh for another year. Its minister, Mohamad Sabu said the hospital, which began operations at the end of last year to help Rohingya refugees, is scheduled to terminate its services on Dec 31 of this year. "During 10

August 24, 2018 11:14 AM Gamuda gets time extension till Sep 3 to accept Splash sale

PETALING JAYA: Gamuda Bhd has been granted an extension of time from Pengurusan Air Selangor Sdn Bhd until Sept 3, 2018 to revert with the acceptance of the new agreement for its 40%-owned associate company Syarikat Pengeluar Air Selangor Holdings Bhd (Splash). On Tuesday, Gamuda and Taliworks Corp Bhd were informed by Air Selangor of a cut in the bulk water 9

August 24, 2018 6:24 AM Malaysia's inflation increases 0.9% in July

PETALING JAYA: Malaysia's Consumer Price Index (CPI) continued to expand at a slower rate of 0.9% in July after the 0.8% growth rate recorded in June. According to the Department of Statistics, the sectors which saw a price increase were transport (+6.7%); housing, water, electricity, gas & other fuels (+2%); education (+1%); restaurants & hotels (+1%); and food & non-alcoholic 10

August 23, 2018 12:49 PM ‘Bulk water supply rate cut to have impact on Gamuda’

PETALING JAYA: PublicInvest Research views the cut in the bulk water supply rate in Pengurusan Air Selangor Sdn Bhd’s offer as a positive development as it confirms continuation for Gamuda Bhd in providing operation and maintenance services to the Sungai Selangor Water Treatment Plant Phase 3 (SSP3) and the recovery of RM400 million receivables owed by Syarikat 27

August 21, 2018 2:24 PM Penang govt to meet affordable housing pledge by 2020

GEORGE TOWN: The Penang state government will meet its 14th General Election pledge to build 75,000 units of low-cost, low-medium cost and affordable houses in the state by 2020. State Housing, Local Government and Urban and Rural Development Committee chairman Jagdeep Singh Deo said the state government was confident the total could exceed 100,000 units 13

August 21, 2018 12:39 PM Ministry identifies 12 locations as drowning 'hotspots'

KUALA LUMPUR: The Housing and Local Government Ministry, via the Fire and Rescue Department of Malaysia (JBPM), has identified 12 hotspot locations nationwide as high-risk areas for drowning incidents. In a statement today, the ministry's Water Activities Safety Council said the JBPM had been ordered to be on standby mode at all the high-risk areas during 12

August 20, 2018 4:45 AM Felda workshop trainee drowns while fishing

MARAN: A trainee of a workshop at Felda Jengka 2 drowned while fishing in the Lubuk Yu pond near here yesterday, according to the police. Maran District Police chief DSP Norzamri Abd Rahman said the trainee, Mohammad Azzrin Abdul Rahim, 20, of Alor Gajah, Malacca, had gone to the pond at about 5pm with four fellow trainees and the instructor 26