Chacha sends Chinese New Year greetings at New York’s Times Square

HEFEI, China, Jan. 25, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — As China, a country that is gaining prestige and influence as a rising economic power, is attracting the attention of the whole world, traditional Chinese holidays are gradually becoming events that are celebrated

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Coronavirus: Johor briefs tourism players, tightens screening at entry points

JOHOR BAHRU: Tourism industry players in the state have been briefed on the current coronavirus outbreak, said Johor Tourism, Women, Family and Community Development committee chairman Liow Cai Tung. The briefing was conducted by the Johor Health Department, which among

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Bank Islam reduces rates by 25 basis points

KUALA LUMPUR: Bank Islam Malaysia Bhd will revise its Base Rate (BR) and Base Financing Rate (BFR) following Bank Negara Malaysia´s (BNM) decision to reduce the Overnight Policy Rates (OPR) by 25 basis points to 2.75% from three per cent.

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Archaeologists find ancient iron smelting site in Kedah

KUALA LUMPUR: The National Heritage Department (JWN), which is conducting archaeological excavation near Sungai Muda in Kampung Padang Chicak, Jeneri, Sik, Kedah, since last Jan 3 has found an ancient iron ore smelting site in the area. In a statement

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Coronavirus: No plans to bar Chinese tourists for now – Mahathir

KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said the government has no plans to stop Chinese tourists from coming into the country for now in light of the coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan, China. For now, the government would only

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Social Media Posts Spread Bogus Coronavirus Conspiracy Theory

Following the outbreak of a respiratory disease caused by a new coronavirus in Wuhan, China in December 2019, and the announcement of the first American case on Jan. 21, several groups and individuals are circulating false rumors on Facebook about the mystery

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Malaysia records its first coronavirus case, three tourists test positive!

PUCHONG: The Health Ministry confirmed that three Chinese tourists in Malaysia have been tested positive for coronavirus, or 2019-nCoV. Speaking to the press today, Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad said that the government was informed by the Singaporean

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Coronavirus: Virus Spreads in Asia Pacific With Malaysian Cases

(Bloomberg) — The novel coronavirus, which has killed at least 41 people in China, has spread to more countries in the Asia Pacific, with Australia and Malaysia confirming infections. China on Saturday reported a surge in new and severe cases,

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Indonesia to increase imports from India amid New Delhi-Malaysia spat

KUALA LUMPUR/NEW DELHI: Indonesia has agreed to immediately increase imports of Indian buffalo meat, sugar and auto parts after India boosted purchases of Indonesian palm oil amid a spat with rival supplier Malaysia, two Indian government sources with direct knowledge

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US says 34 troops diagnosed with traumatic brain injury after Iran strike

WASHINGTON: The Pentagon said yesterday that 34 service members had been diagnosed with traumatic brain injury following missile strikes by Iran on a base in Iraq earlier this month, a number higher than the military had previously announced. President Donald

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