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World 07 Jun 2015 | 4:55 PM Premium

Germany's bickering Eurosceptics squander chance to cash in on Greek crisis

BERLIN (Reuters) - As Greece stumbles towards bankruptcy, a Eurosceptic party bent on breaking up the euro zone should be enjoying its golden hour; but instead the Alternative for Germany (AfD) is mired in such bitter personal feuding it teeters on the verge of collapse itself.

World 31 Jul 2015 | 8:30 AM Premium

Canada's election campaign seen starting Sunday

OTTAWA/MONTREAL (Reuters) - Speculation mounted on Thursday that Canada's election campaign will formally begin on Sunday, with the governing Conservatives planning a Montreal rally on Sunday evening at which Prime Minister Stephen Harper is expected to speak.

World 09 Jul 2015 | 8:30 AM Premium

South African universities trail other BRICS

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa has eight of the top 15 universities in Africa but its higher learning institutions are rated as the worst performing among the BRICS emerging market nations, two separate reports released this week said.

Education 17 May 2015 | 12:00 AM Premium

Penang Tamil schools take part in science fair

THE Society of Rising Individuals (SRI) recently organised the Penang Science Fair for Young Children 2015.

World 17 Jan 2015 | 2:50 AM Premium

U.N.'s Ban Ki-moon worried by El Salvador violence as murders soar

SAN SALVADOR (Reuters) - United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Friday he was concerned by violence in Central America and El Salvador, where there has been a sharp spike in murders and police assassinations over the last year.

World 01 Jun 2015 | 5:30 AM Premium

Italy's Renzi faces tight battles in local election - exit poll

ROME (Reuters) - Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi faces close races in two key regions at stake in local elections held on Sunday, according an exit poll, with his centre-left party leading narrowly in one and trailing in the other.

World 18 Jul 2019 | 8:23 PM Premium

Climate fears lift Greens' chances of running Germany

BERLIN (Reuters) - A former trampolinist and a children's author have led the Greens to a spectacular comeback in Germany, raising the once-unthinkable prospect of a Green chancellor succeeding Angela Merkel.

Nation 07 Jul 2019 | 3:02 AM Premium

Health Ministry recruits Wolbachia-infected mosquitoes in fight against dengue

KUALA LUMPUR: The number of dengue cases could see a downward trend after the Health Ministry kicked off a programme to release Aedes mosquitoes injected with Wolbachia bacteria in an effort to stamp out the disease.