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Metro News 19 Oct 2018 | 12:00 AM

Managing healthcare of citizens

KUCHING: City councils play an important role in addressing the root causes of lifestyle-related diseases, which have become a leading cause of death, says the World Health Organisation (WHO).

Nation 04 Oct 2018 | 12:00 AM

A third of cancers ‘preventable’

KUALA LUMPUR: One third of cancers are preventable and Malaysia needs to adopt certain preventive measures to control them, said the Union for Interna­tional Cancer Control (UICC) in Switzerland.

Other Sport 23 Jul 2018 | 4:58 PM

Olympics - Tokyo focuses on environment two years out from Olympics

TOKYO (Reuters) - With two years to go until the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, the Japanese capital is hoping to use the Games as motivation to improve its environmental sustainability.

World 28 Jun 2018 | 12:42 PM

Poll-related violence flares in Indonesia's Papua

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Three people, including two police officers, were killed in Indonesia's easternmost province of Papua after alleged separatists opened fire on boats carrying voters and officials who had just cast ballots in local elections, police said.

World 27 Jun 2018 | 11:43 AM

Indonesia on high alert as voting starts in regional elections

DEPOK, Indonesia (Reuters) - Tens of millions of Indonesian voters headed to the polls under tight security on Wednesday to cast ballots in regional elections across the world's third-largest democracy and biggest Muslim-majority country.

World 27 Feb 2018 | 4:56 AM

Saudi reshuffles top military posts, adds a woman deputy minister

DUBAI (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's King Salman reshuffled some of the kingdom's top military officers and several deputy ministers on Monday in a broad shakeup seen as elevating younger officials in key economic and security areas.

AseanPlus News 13 Oct 2017 | 12:00 AM

Nation’s ‘coal capital’ pledges pollution reduction

SHANGHAI: Northern China’s Shanxi province, the country’s top coal producing region, will aim to cut concentrations of hazardous airborne particles known as PM2.5 by 40% over the winter months, the official Xinhua news agency reported.

World 02 Jun 2017 | 8:17 AM

California, other states vow to lead as Trump exits Paris climate pact

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - State governors and city mayors were quick to claim the mantle of U.S. leadership in fighting climate change after President Donald Trump said on Thursday the country will pull out of the Paris climate agreement.

Community 15 Dec 2016 | 12:00 AM

Learning and comparing notes on city governance

THE Seberang Prai Municipal Council (MPSP) hopes to create quality jobs and improve the people’s living standard through its Local Economic Development (LED) training.

World 17 Oct 2016 | 8:58 PM

City mayors create 'global parliament' to manage urbanisation

QUITO, Ecuador (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - More than 60 mayors from around the world have joined forces to create an alliance dubbed a 'global parliament' to demand a more powerful role in the management of city growth and urbanisation.