Disney bans smoking at U.S. parks ahead of ‘Star Wars’ openings

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Walt Disney Co will ban smoking, vaping and large strollers at its U.S. theme parks in California and Florida starting on May 1, the company said on Thursday. The restrictions are designed in part to help

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Pliskova roars past Halep into Miami WTA final

MIAMI: Simona Halep missed the chance to return to world number one as a devastating display from Karolina Pliskova sealed the Czech’s passage into the Miami Open WTA final 7-5, 6-1. Romania’s Halep would have reclaimed the top spot in women’s

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Nga: RM150,000 allocation to upgrade mosque in Teluk Intan

IPOH: Teluk Intan MP Nga Kor Ming today announced an allocation of RM150,000 to upgrade and refurbish the An Naim Mosque in Taman Seri Setia near Teluk Intan, 60km south of here. Nga, who is Dewan Rakyat deputy speaker, said

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Raub crash: Wife laments loss of husband a day before sister’s wedding

BACHOK: The wife of Muhammad Faezuan Nor Izuddin, 27, one of the victims killed in a road crash in Raub, Pahang, is reeling over the fact her husband won’t be able to attend his sister’s wedding today. Nor Asilah Arahim,

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US: M’sia, S’pore should be aware of Iran’s tactics to evade oil sanctions

SINGAPORE: The United States is keen to see that Malaysia, Singapore and others are fully aware of illicit Iranian oil shipments and the tactics Iran uses to evade sanctions, a top US sanctions official said on Friday. Sigal Mandelker, under-secretary of

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Ex-CID chief withdraws appeal against Najib

PUTRAJAYA: Former Kuala Lumpur CID chief Datuk Mat Zain Ibrahim today withdrew his appeal against a High Court decision allowing an application by Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak to strike out a suit brought by him alleging that the then

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Rantau political showdown begins tomorrow

SEREMBAN: The political showdown in Rantau begins tomorrow, with the main contenders likely to be Umno deputy president and former Negri Sembilan menteri besar Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan and PKR Rembau deputy chief Dr S. Streram. The nomination for the

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Millions seized from 1MDB fugitive financier Jho Low’s father’s bank accounts

The Malaysian government took legal action on Thursday to freeze about 48 million ringgit (US$11.8 million) in bank accounts belonging to the father of fugitive financier Low Taek Jho, The Edge newspaper reported. The money in the seven of Low Hock

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Wildlife Dept: Killing or treating animals with cruelty even when threatened an offence

KUALA LUMPUR: Killing or treating animals in a cruel manner even if they come into conflict with humans is an offence under the law, says Peninsular Malaysia Wildlife and National Parks Department (Perhilitan) director-general Datuk Abdul Kadir Abu Hashim. He

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Woman charged with making false fertility treatment claims worth RM200k

KUANTAN: An administrative assistant pleaded not guilty at the sessions court here today over 32 counts of making false claims on fertility medical treatment worth RM209,233, since 2014. Mazuin Zulkifli, 33, from Taman Impianku, Jalan Sungai Lembing here, made the

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