Man dies in fire which destroys 29 houses

SANDAKAN: A 63-year-old man died in a fire which destroyed 29 houses in Kampung Batung Pinangah, Tongod, yesterday. The Sabah Fire & Rescue Department said today Eng Suan King @ John Philip was rushed to a nearby hospital by members

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Cafe Coffee Day coffee baron’s body found

BANGALORE: Authorities today confirmed they have located the body of Indian coffee baron VG Siddhartha from near Netravathi river, in the southern Indian state of Karnataka. Siddhartha, the founder of the Cafe Coffee Day chain, was not reachable since late

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North Korea fires short-range ballistic missiles again

SEOUL: North Korea fired two short-range ballistic missiles early today, the South Korean military said, only days after it launched two other missiles intended to pressure South Korea and the US to stop upcoming military drills. The latest launches were

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50% Americans feel that President Trump is racist

WASHINGTON: Half of American voters think President Donald Trump is a racist, Anadolu Agency reported, quoting a new poll Tuesday. Fifty-one per cent of Americans said Trump is a racist, while 45 per cent said he is not, the poll

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Cops haul up 381 for drug offences

The police arrested 381 individuals for drug offences in several raids throughout the state today in an operation dubbed ‘Ops Icebreaker’, aimed to root out drug addiction and trafficking. Johor police chief Mohd Kamaruddin Md Din said all the detainees,

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Fears grow for India’s missing coffee king

BANGALORE: Indian police on Tuesday launched a major hunt for coffee tycoon V.G. Siddhartha, amid mounting fears for the billionaire who admitted in a letter before disappearing that he had “failed as an entrepreneur”. The founder of the Cafe Coffee

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US to renew sanctions waivers for five Iran nuclear programmes

WASHINGTON: The US is set to announce this week it will renew sanctions waivers for five Iran nuclear programmes that allow Russia, China and European countries to continue civilian nuclear cooperation with Iran, the Washington Post reported yesterday. President Donald

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Malaysia, India’s new top palm oil supplier

MUMBAI: Malaysia is set to replace Indonesia as the top palm oil supplier to India in 2019 as New Delhi has been charging lower import tax on refined palm oil shipments from Malaysia, giving Kuala Lumpur an edge over Jakarta,

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HK charges 44 for rioting, new protests erupt

HONG KONG: Hundreds of people surrounded a police station in Hong Kong yesterday chanting “free the martyrs” after 44 activists were charged with rioting following weekend clashes between protesters and police defending China’s representative office. It was the first time

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India’s Parliament votes to outlaw ‘triple talaq’

NEW DELHI: India’s Parliament approved a Bill on yesterday outlawing the centuries-old right of a Muslim man to instantly divorce his wife, drawing accusations of government interference in a community matter. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalist administration has been

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