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Deaths mount to 150 in India's second toxic liquor tragedy this month

GUWAHATI, India (Reuters) - At least 150 people have died from drinking toxic bootleg liquor in a northeastern state of India, the second such tragedy in the country this month, with many more hospitalised as authorities try to pinpoint the source and round up perpetrators.

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Fighter to minister: Philippine Muslim rebel's new 'struggle'

Manila (AFP) - Murad Ebrahim's life as the Philippines' top Muslim rebel led him into fierce jungle combat and to meet with Osama bin Laden, but a very different challenge now awaits him: governing.

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Japan's Okinawa votes on controversial US base move

Okinawa (Japan) (AFP) - Residents of Japan's Okinawa were casting ballots Sunday in a closely watched referendum on the controversial relocation of a US military base to a remote part of the island.


India toughens crackdown on Kashmir - more detained, movement curbed

SRINAGAR (Reuters) - Indian troops and police have detained more than 160 separatist leaders and activists, mainly from the Islamist party Jamaat-e-Islami (JeI), in two successive nights of raids in disputed Kashmir, and placed new curbs on people's movements.


Disappointed Du Plessis bemused by South Africa loss to Sri Lanka

PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa (Reuters) - South Africa captain Faf du Plessis was at a loss to explain his side's surprise 2-0 home test series loss to Sri Lanka, an unexpected setback for a team hoping to topple India as the number one side in the world.


Iran says successfully fires missile from submarine in Gulf war games

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran successfully tested a cruise missile on Sunday during naval exercises near the Strait of Hormuz, Iran's state media reported, at a time of heightened tensions with the United States.


Sabah sea curfew extended till March 12

KOTA KINABALU: Sabah's dusk-to-dawn sea curfew, which ends at 6pm Monday (Feb 25), will be extended for another two weeks until March 12, says state Police Commissioner Datuk Omar Mammah.


Trucks return to Colombia warehouse after failed Venezuela aid effort

CUCUTA, Colombia (Reuters) - At least two trucks carrying food and medicine for Venezuela returned to warehouses in Colombia on Saturday after being turned back from the border by troops loyal to President Nicolas Maduro who fired teargas.


Johor to offer 4,175 homes under rent-to-own scheme

JOHOR BARU: The state government has set aside 4,715 homes for its rent-to-own scheme.

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That seven-year itch called scabies

Scabies is contracted through relative long period of physical contact with an infested individual, which includes sexual intercourse.