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Russia, Syria intensify bombing of rebel-held Idlib, witnesses say

AMMAN (Reuters) - Russian and Syrian jets escalated strikes on rebel-held Idlib and Hama provinces, several days after jihadist rebels opened an offensive against government-held parts of northwestern Syria, rebels and witnesses said on Sunday.

Kurdish city gassed by Saddam hopes referendum heralds better days

HALABJA, Iraq (Reuters) - When poison gas killed thousands of Kurds in Halabja in 1988, its residents never imagined they would ever escape Saddam Hussein's grip, let alone vote one day in a referendum on secession from Iraq.

Small cities benefit as southern China project takes off

HONG KONG: Investors are rushing in to a sleepy city on the southern coast of China thanks to a government policy that has seen tens of billions of dollars earmarked to produce a regional economy that would rival the biggest in the world.

Property giants Country Garden and China Evergrande already own large land banks in Huizhou.

China to BRICS countries: Push for multilateralism

NEW YORK: Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said that the BRICS countries should uphold the banner of multilateralism.

One-stop study app

A ‘one-stop app’ for students to search, and apply, for courses within minutes, will be launched soon.

The GoMyStudy software allows students to fine-tune their search for specific learning institutions and courses.

Liow: Strengthen youth’s moral values

BENTONG: The Darul Quran Ittifaqiyah tahfiz fire revealed a glaring need for moral values to be strengthened among youths in the country, said MCA president Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai.

Transport Minister and MCA president datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai (right) hands out lanterns to the young residents of Taman Seri Bayu, Karak on Saturday, Sept 23, 2017. Also present was Bentong MCA deputy chairman Woong Choo Yak (second from right).
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Ong: E-commerce will drive growth of micro, SMEs in global market

PETALING JAYA: Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) should take advantage of e-commerce and be innovative to become strong competitors in the global arena, said Datuk Seri Ong Ka Chuan.

Best self-driving tech going nowhere as rules stall under Trump

The technology that gives cars superpowers to see around corners and through walls won’t be on the first self-driving rides hitting the road in the next few years.

A push by regulators during the Obama administration to speed V2V to market has stalled under the Trump administration. — Bay Area News Group/TNS

Dam fails in Puerto Rico, 70,000 told to evacuate

San Juan (AFP) - Some 70,000 people were ordered to evacuate their homes Friday after a rain-swollen dam in Puerto Rico failed in the latest disaster caused by Hurricane Maria.

People walk across a flooded street in Juana Matos, Puerto Rico.-AFP

Inside Jeff Bezos’s US$5bil bet that Amazon can win India

It’s mere weeks to the festival of Diwali, the season of lavish, reckless consumption, and in a cavernous warehouse minutes from the Hyderabad airport, hundreds of workers are furiously sorting mountains of everyday items.