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Sabah, a terror hotbed

KUALA LUMPUR: Sabah is now becoming the focal point of terror activities in the country with fugitive militant Dr Mahmud Ahmad leading an Islamic State (IS) terror cell that has combined forces with the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) to bring in recruits from all over the region into the state.


Stripping incident disgraceful, says Liow

PETALING JAYA: Resort guests and other visitors to Bukit Tinggi should always respect the sensitivities of local folk, said Bentong MP Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai.

Rainmakers bring food to flood victims

Army personel from 16 RAMD unloading needfull items such as food and hygiene care products form AFJETS Sdn Bhd aircraft yesterday at Sultan Ismail Petra airport. The items are sincere contribution from the management and staff of AFJETS Sdn Bhd to the affected people of Kelantan. Nearly 1 tone of items were flown twice from Kuala Lumpur to Kelantan using Grand Caravan aircraft.
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KOTA BARU: It’s a company that brings rain but when Kelantan is hit by floods, it brings food to the victims.


Japanese troops mobilised to dig out snow-stranded cars

People push a bus stuck in the heavy snow in Tottori, western Japan on January 24, 2017. -AFP

TOKYO: Japan’s military mobilised on Tuesday to help dig out more than 200 vehicles stuck in heavy snow, officials said.

Indonesia denies peacekeepers tried to leave Sudan with arms

JAKARTA: Indonesia denied Tuesday that United Nations peacekeepers from the country had sought to take weapons out of Sudan’s conflict-wracked Darfur after they were allegedly caught leaving the region with arms.


China says hopes Mongolia learned lesson after Dalai Lama visit

BEIJING (Reuters) - China said on Tuesday it hopes Mongolia has learned a lesson and will keep a promise not to invite the Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama again after his visit in November led to a chill in relations.

Portugal's Left Bloc reaffirms backing for government despite vote

LISBON (Reuters) - The leader of Portugal's Left Bloc, the main ally of the minority Socialist government in parliament, played down recent differences with the administration in an interview published on Tuesday, saying the alliance is to last the entire legislature.


Sundance goes green as VR makers aim to save the planet

PARK CITY, United States: When consumers get excited about advances in virtual reality, they are usually thinking about videogaming, new and immersive movie-watching or -- let’s face it -- pornography. But a number of projects presented at the Sundance Film Festival have a loftier goal in mind -- saving the planet.


All fired up for the rooster year

KUALA LUMPUR’S SJK (C) Sentul has always greeted the Chinese New Year in style, and the arrival of another new year in just another six days will not be any different.

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Nope, Lindsay Lohan didn’t convert to Islam

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MANILA: Lindsay Lohan caused a buzz on Tuesday night when she changed her bio to the Arabic phrase “Alaikum salam” (Peace be unto you). This had people thinking whether she’d converted to Islam.


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