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Abu Sayyaf commander Al Habsi killed

KOTA KINABALU: The most notorious Abu Sayyaf commander, Al Habsi Misaya, the man who has been terrorising Sabah with his kidnappings and murders, has been killed.

Nation

Vet your workers, child centres urged

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PETALING JAYA: It takes only minutes to fill in the form and attach a photo to the authorities, yet, nearly all institutions that work with children in Malaysia do not take the time to carry out background checks on their staff.

Road charge at Thai border

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BENTONG: The RM20 road charge, currently enforced at the Johor-Singapore crossing point, will also be imposed at the border with Thailand, said Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai.

Regional

Landmark journey for first London-China train

Maiden trip: An official of China Railway Corporation taking pictures as the train carrying containers from London arrives at the freight railway station in Yiwu, Zhejiang province. — Reuters

Beijing: Laden with whisky and baby milk, the first freight train linking China directly to the UK arrived in the eastern Chinese city of Yiwu after a 12,000km trip, becoming the world’s second-longest rail route.

Challenges ahead of Nagoya Castle’s repair project

No small feat: Visitors look at a Lego display of the Nagoya Castle (left) in the Miniland section inside the Legoland Japan theme park. — Bloomberg

WHEN Tokugawa Ieyasu, who founded the Tokugawa shogunate in 1603, had feudal lords build castles across the nation, Nagoya Castle was one of them. The castle tower was rebuilt using reinforced concrete after WW2.

World

Former Brazil tycoon Batista leaves prison for house arrest

(Reuters) - Eike Batista, the mining and oil magnate who was once Brazil's richest man, left prison Sunday for house arrest ahead of a trial on corruption charges.

Trump to talk with Singapore, Thailand leaders on North Korea

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump will speak with leaders of Singapore and Thailand on Sunday about the threat North Korea poses of massive, nuclear destruction in Asia, White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus said.

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Selling their ideas

Students took turns to pitch their ideas to venture capitalists and chief executive officers from Silicon Valley.

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