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Argentina's Fernandez cancer surgery a success - media

PILAR, Argentina (Reuters) - Argentina's popular president, Cristina Fernandez, was successfully operated on for thyroid cancer on Wednesday, local media said without providing any further details.

Free press euphoria fading fast in South Sudan

JUBA (Reuters) - Dengdit Ayok's dream of a free press in Africa's newest nation dissolved when he was arrested and beaten up after writing about the wedding of South Sudanese President Salva Kiir's daughter.

50 sen postal rate until CNY

KUALA LUMPUR: Pos Malaysia will continue to offer the 50 sen flat rate for the mailing of Chinese New Year cards throughout the country.

Blood bank opens on Sundays to replenish stock

KUALA LUMPUR: The National Blood Bank is desperately seeking donors to come forward as the recent onslaught of holidays has caused its stocks to dip.

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.