Oil prices slip after surprise build in US inventories

TOKYO: Oil prices fell today, giving up some of the strong gains of the previous session, after an industry report showed US crude stockpiles rose last week, against analyst expectations of a decline. Brent crude was down 18 cents, or

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PKR convention in October

PETALING JAYA: PKR will hold a convention themed “Two Decades of Reformation” from October which includes a nationwide tour. PKR communications director Fahmi Fadzil said the convention would witness party president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim delivering his message to party

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How important is Hong Kong to China?

HONG KONG: Concerns over Hong Kong’s political and economic future are growing as pro-democracy protests drag on and turn increasingly violent, and China makes clear that forceful intervention is possible. An intervention by Chinese troops could seriously damage Hong Kong’s

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Amazon fires: Indigenous tribes fear hard year ahead

TENHARIM TERRITORY: The vice-chief of the village of Pakyri knows that next year his people will face hard times, as the fires raging in the Amazon forest burn their food, medicine and livelihoods. Deusdimar Tenharim estimates that about 60,000 hectares

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First death in Kashmir, Pakistan sees ‘seeds of war’

SRINAGAR: A man died in Indian Kashmir nearly a month after being injured in a protest, officials said yesterday, confirming the first such death since India revoked the region’s autonomy. News of the fatality came as Pakistan warned that India

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Friday is “Use Jawi Writing Day”

KUALA LUMPUR: Friday has been declared as a ‘Use Jawi Writing Day’ as an effort to empower the writing,” said Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Dr Mujahid Yusof Rawa. He said jawi writing is a platform to

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