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Nation 04 Feb 2017 | 1:23 PM

Three children drown in pool at disused bauxite mining site

KUANTAN: Three children drowned in a pool at a disused bauxite mining site in Taman Sungai Karang Jaya, Sungai Karang near here Saturday afternoon.

World 04 Feb 2017 | 7:09 AM

Idris Elba receives dating advice from little British love gurus

LONDON: As part of a charity event sponsored by Omaze (an online fundraising company), Idris Elba announced an opening for people who’d like to be his date on Valentine’s Day about a month ago. Unsurprisingly, the news went viral in no time.

World 03 Feb 2017 | 10:09 PM

To save lives, WHO wants global focus on catching cancer early

LONDON (Reuters) - Late diagnosis of cancer leads to millions of people enduring needless suffering and premature death, and efforts to catch the disease earlier must be stepped up, the World Health Organization said on Friday.

World 03 Feb 2017 | 11:26 PM

Russia says Ukraine violating Geneva convention, shelling civilians

AVDIYIVKA, Ukraine/GENEVA (Reuters) - International security and aid organisations appealed to Ukraine and Russian-backed separatists on Friday to withdraw from front lines where fighting has dramatically escalated or risk a humanitarian disaster.

India 03 Feb 2017 | 1:01 AM

How drugs are used to woo voters in India’s Punjab

GURDASPUR, INDIA: Opium addict Rajendar usually has to beg, steal or borrow to get his fix but at election season in India’s Punjab province, a packet is delivered to his home in a bid to win his vote.

World 03 Feb 2017 | 9:13 AM

U.S. Ambassador to U.N. Blames Russia for new violence in eastern Ukraine

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley blamed Russia on Thursday for the recent surge of violence in eastern Ukraine and warned Ukraine-related sanctions against Russia will not be lifted until Moscow returns Crimea to Kiev.

World 03 Feb 2017 | 7:17 AM

Ukraine, separatists say more civilians killed in eastern flare-up

AVDIYIVKA, Ukraine (Reuters) - Ukrainian authorities and pro-Russian separatists accused each other on Thursday of carrying out fresh artillery attacks on frontline residential areas in eastern Ukraine, resulting in civilian casualties on both sides.

World 02 Feb 2017 | 11:39 PM

Algeria to hold parliamentary election on May 4

ALGIERS (Reuters) - Algeria will hold parliamentary elections on May 4, the presidency said on Thursday, starting the countdown to the first ballot since the legislature's powers were boosted by amendments to the country's constitution.

World 02 Feb 2017 | 10:02 AM

Top Trump aide condemns Iranian ballistic missile test

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House put Iran "on notice" on Wednesday for test-firing a ballistic missile and said it was reviewing how to respond, taking an aggressive posture towards Tehran that could raise tensions in the region.

World 01 Feb 2017 | 8:17 PM

Argentina's Macri moves to cut labour costs, works with unions

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Argentina President Mauricio Macri is racing to cut the country's famously high labour costs in a bid to increase foreign investment, risking a confrontation with powerful unions before congressional elections later this year.