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Swiss climber dies after fall, preparing for Mount Everest ascent

KATHMANDU (Reuters) - An experienced Swiss climber died on Sunday after he fell in the Everest region of Nepal during preparations to climb the world's highest mountain, the first to perish in the current climbing season, officials said.


Malaysian Government confirms Abu Sayyaf leader Al Habsi killed in gun battle

KLUANG: The Malaysian Government has confirmed that one of the country's most wanted terrorists, Abu Sayyaf leader Al Habsi Misaya, was killed in a gun battle with the Philippine security forces.


Belt-road changes world order

China’s ambitious economic plan is set to draw up a new global paradigm with countries seeking to engage the Middle Kingdom.


Challenges ahead of Nagoya Castle’s repair project

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.


Earthquake measuring 7.2 hits off Mindanao, Philippines - PTWC

MANILA (Reuters) - A strong earthquake measuring 7.2 struck off the coast of Mindanao island in the Philippines on Saturday, and the country's seismology agency advised people to stay away from coastal areas but expected no major damage.


Feel-good finale to fashion feast

CHARITABLE causes received a welcome boost as the Penang Fashion Week 2017 in Gurney Paragon Mall culminated on a philanthropic note.


Batik sector still untapped as it attracts buyers from Brunei

MIRI: The batik industry is a potential money-spinning tourism product that is still largely untapped in Sarawak.


Powerboats speed to a record

SIBU: Sibu Municipal Council (SMC) has set a new national record for having the most number of remote control powerboats in a single event.


Volunteers beautify Jalan Power and Lebuh India with images representing local heritage

KUCHING: The eight baby orang utans in a wheelbarrow and one “swinging” from a gutter at Jalan Power near Lebuh India here will not be lonely anymore.


Airbnb sees business travel surge as site competes with hotels

Since debuting in 2008, Airbnb Inc has marketed itself to adventurous vacationers looking for unique and cheap accommodations. Next week, the San Francisco-based travel upstart will get a bit more buttoned up.