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Families receive cash donations

SANDAKAN: Five families whose homes were badly damaged by strong waves recently received cash donations from the government.

S’wak police officer dies in Timor Leste

KUCHING: An officer from the state police headquarters passed away while on assignment in Timor Leste. He was 52.

Pressure mounts on German president after media threat

BERLIN (Reuters) - German President Christian Wulff faced growing pressure to step aside on Tuesday after several conservative allies turned against him for trying to kill an embarrassing newspaper story on a home loan scandal.

Year of the Dragon Pearl Fruit Plant

PETALING JAYA: Plant nurseries in Sungai Buloh are bursting with colourful plants, including exotic new varieties, as operators stock up for Chinese New Year.

Pandan Jaya resident takes offence over poorly trimmed trees

NATURE lover Gilbert Lai, who had planted and nurtured three Norfolk Island Pine trees, was shocked to find that the branches had been cut off by contractors and now looked aweful.

Christians flee attacks in northeast Nigeria

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (Reuters) - Hundreds of Christians have begun to flee northern Nigeria after dozens were killed in a series of attacks by Islamist militants who issued an ultimatum to Christians to leave the mainly Muslim region or be killed, witnesses said Saturday.

Remembering ‘Winter Sonata’ 10 years on

THE first episode of Winter Sonata went on air in South Korea, four months ahead of the highly anticipated 2002 FIFA World Cup in the country and Japan. Korea then, was still recovering from the 1997 Asian financial crisis.

Western authorities fear militants will carry implanted bombs

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. and allied officials said they are increasingly concerned that doctors working with al Qaeda's Yemen-based affiliate will implant bombs inside living militants in order to try to circumvent airport security measures and bring down aircraft.

Safety top priority in journey home

Better to reach home and enjoy the festival than meet misfortune on the way.

Ebb and flow of volunteers

FESTIVE seasons and summer holiday breaks seem to be the high season for volunteers to offer their time.