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I’ll fulfil adviser role, promises Ma

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysians will see Jack Ma more often in the next few years as China’s e-commerce giant plans to fulfil his responsibilities as a “good” adviser to the Malaysian Government on digital economy.

Nation

Villagers first saw it 10 years ago but it had been elusive until now

A danger no more: Members of government agencies posing with the crocodile measuring about 4.3m long after it was caught at Sembilang River in Juru near Bukit Mertajam.

BUKIT MERTAJAM: A huge saltwater crocodile was caught in the mangrove swamp near the Sembilang River in Juru near here.

Young driver may face charge of causing death

In happier times: Pei Ven posing for pictures in a recent photo shoot.

GEORGE TOWN: Part-time model Ng Pei Ven, who allegedly drove against traffic on the North-South Expressway and caused a chain of collisions that killed a man, is expected to be charged under the Road Transport Act 1987.

Regional

Ousted Egypt president Mubarak freed from detention

Egypt's former president Hosni Mubarak waving to people from his room at the Maadi military hospital in Cairo. -AFP filepic

CAIRO: Hosni Mubarak, the former Egyptian autocrat toppled during the 2011 Arab Spring, left a military hospital on Friday where he spent much of the last six years in detention.

South Korea’s sunken Sewol ferry starts final journey

An aerial view shows the salvage operation of the Sewol ferry, off the coast of South Korea's southern island of Jindo on March 24, 2017. -AFP

JINDO: South Korea’s sunken Sewol ferry was sailed away from its watery grave Friday, beginning its final journey nearly three years after it went down with the loss of more than 300 lives.

World

Virginia court rules for Trump in travel ban dispute; order still halted

(Reuters) - A U.S. federal judge in Virginia ruled on Friday that President Donald Trump's travel ban was justified, increasing the likelihood the measure will go before the Supreme Court as the decision took an opposing view to courts in Maryland and Hawaii that have halted the order.

IS gunmen target civilians fleeing Mosul by night

MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) - Islamic State gunmen are opening fire on men, women and children as they try to flee Mosul under cover of darkness, civilians who escaped the besieged Iraqi city said on Friday.

Environment

South China Sea coral reefs in hot water

Last year, the 2015-16 El Nino helped kill off two-thirds of shallow-water corals in the northern part of Australia's Great Barrier Reef, and an unprecedented second year of bleaching is underway now. -AFP filepic

PARIS: A spike in water temperature lasting only days bleached all the coral in a South China Sea atoll, and killed 40% of the tiny organisms within weeks, researchers reported Thursday.

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