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Trusty sidekick: Ng still gets around town on the same bicycle he bought in London years ago and he also uses it for his ‘bicycle performance’.

PETALING JAYA: In the beginning, cycling for Ng Chor Guan was pretty much a tame affair – pedalling around the neighbourhood, sometimes venturing a little further. Nothing too fancy or beyond a 20km ride.

Home is where we are now, says Rohingya refugee

Home sweet home: Halida (second from right) with (from left) Faihan, two, Mohd Rafiq, Rafidah, four, and Mohd Rihan, five.

KLANG: Celebrating Hari Raya Aidil­­fitri surrounded by her mo­ther, brothers and extended family members are just memories of the past for Halidah Abdul Hashim.

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'Girls as dessert': Thai sex scandal exposes grim tradition

The scandal erupted after the mother of one teen victim fled to Bangkok and told the media that girls were being blackmailed into sex work.

Bangkok (AFP) - When senior bureaucrats visited the remote Thai province where local official Boonyarit worked, the routine was often the same: welcome them with the finest food and drink and then bring out the teen girls, often referred to as "dessert".

139 dead, more than 100 injured in Pakistan oil tanker fire

Rescue workers gather around the burnt remains of an oil tanker which caught fire following an accident on a highway near the town of Ahmedpur East, some 670 kilometres (416 miles) from Islamabad on June 25, 2017. - AFP

Ahmedpur East (Pakistan) (AFP) - An overturned oil tanker exploded in a huge fireball in Pakistan Sunday, killing at least 139 people and injuring scores as crowds scavenging for fuel ignored warnings to stay clear, officials and witnesses said.

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More than 200 migrants rescued off Libyan coast, two dead

MADRID (Reuters) - Two people were found dead as more than 200 migrants adrift in two dinghies off the Libyan coast were rescued by the Spanish navy on Sunday, the Spanish Defence Ministry said on Monday.

Chinese Nobel rights activist Liu Xiaobo released on medical parole

BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese Nobel Peace Prize winning rights activist Liu Xiaobo has been released from prison on medical parole and is being treated in hospital for late-stage liver cancer, his lawyer said on Monday.

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No plastic content found in tested rice

A file picture of authorities taking Rambutan brand rice samples for testing from its distribution centre in Ipoh on June 19. - Bernama


PUTRAJAYA: Inspections by the Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Ministry on Rambutan brand rice found no plastic content or any indigestible element in the product.

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