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Community 28 Aug 2012 | 12:00 AM

Overrun by foreigners

Lebuh Pudu and Jalan Tun Tan Siew Sin are earmarked by City Hall to be part of the Heritage Trails. However, local flavours are slowly disappearing due to flourishing foreign businesses.

World 28 Aug 2012 | 12:00 AM

Hollande popularity slides as French economy wanes

PARIS (Reuters) - France's Socialist President Francois Hollande raised expectations he would revive the economy and stem soaring unemployment during his election campaign, but tumbling opinion poll scores show the public is losing patience.

Community 28 Aug 2012 | 12:00 AM

Sarawak Cable’s half-year revenue hit by drop in demand

KUCHING: Sarawak Cable Bhds earnings have been dragged down by slow demand for power cables and conductors, which are the main contributors to group revenue.

World 27 Aug 2012 | 12:00 AM

Don't drop ball on nuclear safety - IAEA chief

VIENNA (Reuters) - Improving global nuclear safety after last year's Fukushima disaster must remain an urgent concern, despite improvements already made, the U.N. atomic agency chief said on Monday.

AseanPlus News 27 Aug 2012 | 12:00 AM

Sociologist: Look into Singaporeans’ mindset on family in society

A National University of Singapore sociologist critiqued current efforts to promote marriage and parenthood at an event organised by the opposition Workers Party.

Nation 27 Aug 2012 | 12:00 AM

CM defends 70% drop in Penang investments

GEORGE TOWN: Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng is pinning his hopes on the last seven months of the year for the states investment rate to go up.

World 27 Aug 2012 | 12:00 AM

Oil firms, refiners brace for Louisiana-bound Isaac

HOUSTON (Reuters) - Energy companies evacuated offshore oil rigs and shut down U.S. Gulf Coast refineries on Monday as Tropical Storm Isaac threatened to reach hurricane strength and batter the country's oil refining belt later this week.

World 27 Aug 2012 | 12:00 AM

Exclusive - Egypt's president rules out currency devaluation

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt's new president said on Monday he would not impose new taxes or devalue the country's currency and that his government would rely instead on investment, tourism and exports to fix an economy ravaged by a year and a half of political turmoil.

World 26 Aug 2012 | 12:00 AM

Army, firefighters keep fires from Serbian villages

CACAK, Serbia (Reuters) - Hundreds of soldiers, police and firefighters kept back wildfires threatening villages in southwestern Serbia on Sunday and a forecast of rain promised some respite for the scorching, drought-hit western Balkans.

Community 26 Aug 2012 | 12:00 AM

Oh no, not again!

THE SBEU office in Sibu was broken into again, this time on Aug 22.