Sarawak to set up bio-industrial park in Kota Samarahan

KUCHING: Sarawak will set up its first Bio-Industrial Park in the Kota Samarahan division, Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg said. He said Sarawak hopes to attract more foreign investors by producing commercially viable bio-related products. “I see

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Woman nabbed over alleged abuse of stepdaughter

KUALA LUMPUR: Police arrested a woman believed to have abused her nine-year-old stepdaughter in an apartment at the Sri Aman People’s Housing Project (PPR) in Jinjang here yesterday. Kuala Lumpur Criminal Investigation Department (CID) chief SAC Rusdi Mohd Isa said

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Several killed in central Baghdad as assailants fire live rounds

At least 19 people, including protesters and three police officers, have been killed in Baghdad in an attack by unidentified gunmen near the Iraqi capital’s main protest camp yesterday, according to reports citing medical and security sources. More than 70

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Anwar confident no split in PKR

MELAKA: PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim is confident there is no rift in the party, leading to setting up of factions favouring certain leaders. “Differences in opinion, to me, is not wrong, but there has to be one direction,”

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Giant fire near Sydney may burn for weeks as people struggle to breathe

A giant bushfire on the edge of Sydney, which has blanketed the city in smoke causing a spike in respiratory illnesses and the cancellation of outdoor sports, will take weeks to control but will not be extinguished without heavy rains,

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PKR champions the cause of all races – Anwar

MELAKA: Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) leaders and members should rise above to ensure the party remains a platform that champions the cause of the people of all races based on the Permatang Pauh Declaration 1998, said its president Datuk Seri

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Indian rape victim dies in hospital after being set ablaze

NEW DELHI:  A 23-year-old rape victim died in a hospital in the Indian capital two days after she was set on fire by a gang of men, including her alleged rapist, Reuters partner ANI reported today. The woman was on

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Saudi airman for training suspected in fatal shooting at Florida naval base

PENSACOLA: A Saudi Air Force second lieutenant killed four people and wounded eight others yesterday in an unexplained shooting rampage at a US Navy base in Florida where he was training, US officials told Reuters. Sheriff’s deputies responding to the

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Iraq protest death toll mounts as cleric warns against meddling

BAGHDAD: Iraq’s top Shiite Muslim cleric said a new prime minister must be chosen without foreign interference in an apparent nod to Iranian influence, as armed men killed at least 19 people, including three police, near a Baghdad protest site

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Leak of classified papers ahead of UK election tied to Russian operation

The leak and distribution of classified UK-US trade documents online is tied to a previous Russian disinformation campaign, social media site Reddit said yesterday, fuelling fears that Moscow is seeking to interfere in Britain’s upcoming election. Britain’s opposition Labour Party

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