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Promise of affordable homes 16% complete, says Najib

A place to call their own: Najib on hand to congratulate recipients of Rumah PR1MA in Alam Damai and Kuala Ketil during the opening of the exhibition at PWTC in Kuala Lumpur.
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KUALA LUMPUR: So far 16% of affordable homes promised in the “Aku Janji” manifesto have been completed, said Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.

RM100,000 worth of fish found dead

KOTA KINABALU: Fish farmers in Kina­batangan, the site of Malaysia’s biggest Ramsar site, were stunned to find that all their fish, reared in cages, were dead.


MH17 memorial planned near Schiphol airport

Loving tribute: A general view of the location near Schiphol where the national monument will be placed in memory of the victims of flight MH17 in Vijfhuizen, The Netherlands. — EPA

THE HAGUE: A forest is to be planted in a park close to Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport to commemorate the victims of downed flight MH17, the organisation representing victims’ families announced.

From the labs to dinner plates

First in the world: Prof Hew posing with a projection of a genetically modified Atlantic salmon (top) and a regular Atlantic Salmon. — The Straits Times/ Asia News Network

Singapore: After 20 years of deliberation dogged by controversy, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has given the green light for the world’s first genetically engineered animal to reach dinner plates.


Colombian president condemns killing of Venezuelan activist

Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos speaks after casting his vote during local and regional elections at Bolivar Square in Bogota, Colombia October 25, 2015. REUTERS/John Vizcaino

BOGOTA (Reuters) - Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said on Friday the whole world should condemn the killing of a Venezuelan opposition activist ahead of the country's elections next week.

Eight corpses found in Mexico's Oaxaca state

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Eight men were found dead, their throats slit, in the Mexican state of Oaxaca, a local emergency services official said.



Thumbs up all the way

High five for 5As: Pupils from SK Agama Datuk Haji Abdul Kadir Hassan in Kuching, were the top scorers in the school. – Bernama

Many dreams were realised, some weren’t. Still, Year Six pupils deserve praise for crossing the first major hurdle – the UPSR.


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