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World 14 Jan 2019 | 4:55 AM

With 2,300-word letter, Macron launches debate to quell 'yellow vest' unrest

PARIS (Reuters) - President Emmanuel Macron on Sunday kicked off a three-month national debate he hopes can quell the "yellow vest" unrest with a letter to the French in which he pledged to listen to new ideas but stuck to his core economic reform agenda.

World 14 Jan 2019 | 4:16 AM

Republican Senator Graham urges Trump to open U.S. government temporarily

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Republican senator close to President Donald Trump on Sunday backed a temporary re-opening of the federal government, in the 23rd day of the longest shutdown ever, to allow for talks on a spending agreement that could satisfy Trump's border security demands.

AseanPlus News 14 Jan 2019 | 4:11 AM

F&B company behind Penang Culture restaurants fined RM287k for false salary declarations

SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/Asia News Network): The food and beverage company behind popular restaurant chain Penang Culture has been fined $94,500 (RM286,116) for making false salary declarations in work pass applications, the Ministry of Manpower said on Monday (Jan 14).

World 14 Jan 2019 | 3:55 AM

Magnitude 5.0 quake strikes near Anchorage, Alaska

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Reuters) - A 5.0 magnitude earthquake struck near Anchorage, Alaska, on Sunday morning, the U.S. Geological Survey said, with tremors felt as far as 120 miles (193 km) southwest of the state's capital city.

Nation 14 Jan 2019 | 3:43 AM

Emulate Chinese community and set up funds for new schools, Shafie urges Sabah leaders

SEMPORNA: Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal has urged local leaders, especially from Semporna, to emulate the Chinese community in setting up funds to build schools for their children and not rely solely on the government for finances.

Education 14 Jan 2019 | 3:13 AM

Sunway College’s AUSMAT gets thumbs up from parents

THE options that await students who have completed their secondary education and plan to further their studies can be confusingly numerous. In Malaysia, a student generally has at least eight different routes to follow in their journey to achieving a dream career.

World 14 Jan 2019 | 2:44 AM

Name a cockroach after your ex for RM8 on Valentine’s Day through zoo’s fundraising campaign

KENT (Philippine Daily Inquirer/Asia News Network): What is the best way to feel better after a painful break-up? For administrators in one zoo in Kent, United Kingdom, naming a cockroach after one’s ex can be a way to get even.

World 14 Jan 2019 | 12:45 AM

Congo should recount presidential election vote - Southern African bloc

KINSHASA (Reuters) - An influential African bloc urged Democratic Republic of Congo on Sunday to recount votes cast in its disorganised presidential election, raising pressure on Kinshasa to ensure the legitimacy of the next government and avert widespread violent unrest.

Nation 14 Jan 2019 | 12:42 AM

Wee: 'Volunteer' has a taken on a new definition now

CAMERON HIGHLANDS: With a new Malaysia, comes a new definition for the word "volunteer", says MCA president Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong.

Nation 14 Jan 2019 | 12:00 AM

‘Think before you post comments’

PETALING JAYA: All it took was one viral Facebook post for Fiona’s (not her real name) life to turn upside down.