WHO: Congo’s Ebola outbreak is still a threat

GENEVA: The ongoing Ebola outbreak in Congo, despite the consistently declining numbers of affected cases during the past weeks, still stands as a public health emergency of international concern (PHEIC), the World Health Organisation (WHO) said yesterday. Xinhua news agency

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Defiant Erdogan plans to expand presence across northeast Syria

ISTANBUL: Turkey will set up a dozen observation posts across northeast Syria, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said yesterday, insisting that a planned “safe zone” will extend much farther than US officials said was covered under a fragile ceasefire deal. Less

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Lam backs police use of force against ‘illegal march’

HONG KONG: Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam took to the airwaves today to back the use of force by police ahead of a major anti-government march planned this weekend in the Chinese-ruled city, which has been battered by months of

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BRI comic book issue: Dr M not involved, says PMO

KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad was never involved in the publication of the comic book titled ‘Belt and Road Initiative for Win Winism’ or knew anything about its content for that matter. The Prime Minister’s Office (PMO),

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Flood: Three centres opened in three districts in Perak

IPOH: Two more temporary evacuation centres (PPS) have been opened up in Perak, bringing the total number to three since flash floods occurred here. The latest centres opened up yesterday were Sekolah Kebangsaan (SK) Changkat Jong and the Kampung Malau

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Dengue fever cases in Perak on the rise

IPOH: A total of 2,486 cases of dengue fever have been reported in Perak between Jan and Oct 12 this year, an increase of 13.1% from 2,198 cases for the corresponding period last year. State Health, Consumer Affairs, National Integration

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Nazir Ariff appointed as SME Bank’s chairman

KUALA LUMPUR: SME Bank, an agency under the Entrepreneur Development Ministry, has appointed Datuk Seri Nazir Ariff as its new non-executive chairman, effective yesterday. As a corporate figure, Nazir, 73, has vast experience in various industries which among others include,

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Pregnant woman escapes after ship hits house

SIBU: A pregnant housewife who was in the midst of having her bath had a shock of her life when a ship rammed into her riverine village house in Batang Igan, yesterday. She quickly rushed out of the bathroom upon

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Conflicting reports Bukit Gantang MP’s status

IPOH: Bukit Gantang MP Datuk Syed Abu Hussin Hafiz Syed Abdul Fasal denied reports that he had joined PKR, maintaining that he continued to be an independent elected representative. He also stressed that he had not joined any party since

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SOJC: Malaysia beat Japan for third/fourth placing playoff

JOHOR BAHRU: Malaysia received a big boost in the 2019 Sultan of Johor Cup (SOJC) hockey tournament yesterday when they defeated Japan 3-2 in the last league match at Taman Daya Hockey Stadium to qualify for the third and fourth

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