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Firearms officers detain a man on Whitehall near the Houses of Parliament in central London on April 27, 2017 before being taken away by police. - AFP

London police arrest man 'preparing act of terror'

LONDON: Police swooped on a man armed with knives metres away from the Houses of Parliament in London on Thursday, arresting him on suspicion of preparing “acts of terrorism”.

College's robot chef draws long queues with its traditional knife-cut noodles

BEIJING: China's latest celebrity chef is a noodle-making robot. Decked out in a chef's hat, white uniform and hygiene mask, the robot chef has been drawing big crowds and long queues at a university canteen in southern Guangdong province, according to Chinese media reports.

The 25-year-old tuition teacher was declared brain dead in hospital on Sunday. She donated her organs.PHOTO: FACEBOOK/AUDREY LUAN

25-year-old Taiwanese teacher donates organs after sudden death in Singapore

SINGAPORE: A 25-year-old Taiwanese woman who was working in Singapore donated her organs after dying of a brain-related disease on Sunday (April 23).

Indian actor and politician Vinod Khanna dies at 70

NEW DELHI: Iconic Indian actor and politician Vinod Khanna died Thursday in Mumbai. He was 70.

Jiranuch Trirat, 22, stands in front of the coffin of her slain 11-month-old daughter Natalie at a temple in Phuket on April 27, 2017.PHOTO: AFP

Thai mother saw daughter’s Facebook Live murder

PHUKET: The distraught Thai mother of a baby girl killed by her boyfriend in a murder he broadcast on Facebook Live has described the harrowing moment she stumbled across the video and rushed to alert police.

China’s pesticide drones ‘a godsend’ for struggling farmers amid labour shortage

BEIJING: Farmers in northern China have employed drones over their orchards this month to make up for rising labour shortage, and achieving remarkable increases in productivity in the process, the state news agency reported.

Some of the items that were auctioned off at the federal police headquarters in Bukit Aman.

Gold chain and pendant fetch RM58K at police auction

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysians love a good deal and are willing to go the distance to get value for their money, even to an auction held by the Narcotics Criminal Investigation Department (NCID) here on Thursday.

Ku Nan: My comment was not aimed at mamak eateries

KUALA LUMPUR: Federal Territories Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor has said that his comment on high prices was not aimed at Indian Muslim eateries.

Wong (second from left) presents a mock cheque of RM30,000 to the Rural Kids Education Fund chairman Lee (second from right). Also present (from left to right) were Wee, Ngau, Ting and Chiew.

Star Foundation to contribute to 1,700 rural pupils in Sarawak

PETALING JAYA: About 1,700 rural pupils in Sarawak will receive food and education aid for a year, thanks to donations from the Star Foundation and various other individuals and organisations amounting to RM1.23mil.

Taxi driver arrested for allegedly raping Brazilian tourist

BANGKOK: A taxi driver was arrested in Nonthaburi on Wednesday after he allegedly took a Brazilian tourist to Suphan Buri and raped her.

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Number of U.S. visas to citizens of Trump travel ban nations drops

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States issued about 40 percent fewer temporary visas in March to citizens of seven countries covered by President Donald Trump's temporary travel bans than it did in an average month last year, according to a Reuters analysis of preliminary government data released on Thursday.

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