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Twitter, law enforcement investigate alleged Islamic State threats

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Twitter Inc and law enforcement authorities are investigating alleged threats made by Islamic State militants against the social media network's co-founder and other employees, the company said in reaction to media reports.

Lorry driver in fatal crash three weeks away from marriage

SEPANG: He was three weeks away from marrying his sweetheart but an impatient motorist has robbed lorry driver Cheah Teck Yew of that.

Samsung unveils sleek new Galaxy smartphones

Samsung unveiled its latest Galaxy S smartphones, featuring a slim body made from aircraft-grade metal.

Ancient Chinese vase set to fetch $7.7 mn in Hong Kong

HONG KONG: A simple Chinese vase made over 800 years ago and unveiled in Hong Kong Monday is expected to fetch HK$60 million ($7.7 million) when it goes under the hammer next month, Sotheby’s said.

Manila wants to be Facebook friend with Filipino maids

MANILA: The Philippine government is asking Filipino maids abroad to be its friend on Facebook so that it can better watch over their welfare.

Britain's Prince William faces the media during a visit to the Forbidden City in Beijing, March 2, 2015. REUTERS/Rolex Dela Pena/Pool

Setting aside rancour over Hong Kong, China welcomes Prince William

BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese President Xi Jinping gave a warm welcome to Prince William on Monday as he began the first visit to the mainland by a member of the British royal family in almost three decades, setting aside rancour with London over Hong Kong.

Solar plane passes new test ahead of planned world tour

ABU DHABI: A solar-powered plane made a third successful test flight in the United Arab Emirates on Monday ahead of a planned round-the-world tour to promote alternative energy.

Ice age emperor penguins hit hard by the cold: Study

SYDNEY (AFP) - Antarctica’s Ross Sea has been a rare safe haven for emperor penguins for thousands of years, even when temperatures were too harsh for their liking, a study released Monday suggests.

Hong Kong police arrest 33 after anti-mainland march

HONG KONG (AFP) - Hong Kong police arrested 33 people and fired pepper spray during clashes with demonstrators that disrupted traffic Sunday, as a protest at the rising number of visitors from mainland China turned violent.

MH370: Australia may call off hunt for missing jet soon

CANBERRA (Reuters) - The search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 cannot go on forever, Australia's deputy prime minister said, and discussions are already under way between Australia, China and Malaysia as to whether to call off the hunt within weeks.

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Juncker says no talks in the euro zone for a third Greek bailout

BERLIN (Reuters) - There are no talks about a third bailout for Greece, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker told Reuters in Berlin on Monday after Spain's economy minister said euro zone nations are discussing a third bailout worth 30 to 50 billion euros.

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Kuala Lumpur City Hall’s (DBKL) Tourism Unit is keen to promote Malaysia’s melting pot of culinary diversity to a global audience.

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