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Nation 25 Sep 2013 | 12:00 AM

RM24,600 worth of khat leaves seized so far

SEPANG: Foreigners are fuelling the demand for khat leaves and the Malaysians distributing it do not realise they are banned in Malaysia.

Lifestyle 25 Sep 2013 | 12:00 AM

Bonding over an ancient art

A father wants his family to learn silat because it is not only a form of martial arts, but steeped in the Malay traditions of adab (respect) and adat (customs).

World 24 Sep 2013 | 6:45 PM

China says banned exports to North Korea not meant as punishment

BEIJING (Reuters) - A list of goods banned for export to North Korea signals China's commitment to enforcing international sanctions and is in no way intended to punish Pyongyang, the Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday.

Lifestyle 23 Sep 2013 | 12:00 AM

The story of a Lunchbox

ON the eve of Merdeka day, I held on my lap a half-completed tube guitar amplifier called the Ceriatone OTS Lunchbox.

Business 23 Sep 2013 | 12:00 AM

China gasoline exports soar in August

BEIJING: China’s net exports of gasoline in August rose to the highest in 31 months as refiners exhausted their quotas before domestic demand for motor-fuel increases in September as a result of national holidays.

World 22 Sep 2013 | 2:50 AM

Russia makes new threats over Ukraine's pro-Europe policy

YALTA, Ukraine (Reuters) - Ukraine's prime minister sought on Saturday to calm Russian fears over Kiev's plans to sign a free trade pact with the European Union, but a Kremlin official repeated threats of retaliatory action.

Nation 22 Sep 2013 | 12:00 AM

MMEA officers foil exotic animal smuggling bid by Indonesians

IPOH: Seventy live pangolins and 300kg of compressed snake skin were found on an Indonesian-registered boat that was intercepted by maritime enforcers off Pulau Pangkor, more than 100km from here.

World 21 Sep 2013 | 10:15 PM

Ukraine PM seeks to calm Russian fears over EU deals

YALTA, Ukraine (Reuters) - Ukraine's prime minister sought on Saturday to calm Russian fears over Kiev's plans to sign a free trade pact with the European Union, saying in practice there would be no threat to Russia's home market.

World 21 Sep 2013 | 7:25 PM

Ukraine PM seeks to calm Russian fears over EU deals

YALTA, Ukraine (Reuters) - Ukraine's prime minister sought on Saturday to calm Russian fears over Kiev's plans to sign a free trade pact with the European Union, saying in practice there would be no threat to Russia's home market.

World 21 Sep 2013 | 12:00 AM

E.U. presses Ukraine leader over Tymoshenko, he stalls

YALTA, Ukraine (Reuters) - Senior European Union officials pressed Ukrainian leader Viktor Yanukovich on Friday to release jailed opponent Yulia Tymoshenko before a landmark summit, but he said he had not taken a firm decision on her case.