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Vincent Tan donates RM25.6mil via his charity foundation's CSR programme

IT was not surprising to see Berjaya Corporation Berhad (BCorp) Founder’s Day celebration giving back to a wide range of charitable organisations through its corporate social responsibility programme.


Car bomb kills 14 in Syrian town on Turkish border - activists

AMMAN (Reuters) - At least 14 people were killed and 70 wounded in a car bombing on Sunday near a field hospital in a Syrian town on the border with Turkey that serves as a main supply line for rebels fighting President Bashar al-Assad, activists said.


U.N. Security Council unanimously approves Syria aid access resolution

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The U.N. Security Council achieved rare unity to act on Syria's civil war on Saturday when Russia and China supported adoption of a resolution to boost aid access in Syria that threatens to take "further steps" in the case of non-compliance.


Factbox: U.N. Security Council action on the Syrian conflict

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The U.N. Security Council has adopted five resolutions linked to Syria's three-year civil war, while Russia and China have blocked another three attempts at action by the 15-member body.


Support Barisan candidate Chew, women urged

KUALA LUMPUR: Voters in Kajang, particularly women, have been urged to support Barisan Nasional’s candidate Datin Paduka Chew Mei Fun as she has a proven service track record.


When a house becomes a home

Good neighbours who care for others enhance the value of the neighbourhood that can never be measured in ringgit and sen.


Obama, Putin discuss Syria concerns, Iran talks by phone - White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama telephoned Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday to talk about several global crises where the two powers have not seen eye-to-eye, including Syria's civil war, ongoing talks on Iran's nuclear program, and violence in Ukraine, the White House said.


Ukrainians in Canada send money, shed tears for Kiev

TORONTO/WINNIPEG, Manitoba (Reuters) - The small gilded chapel at the Ukrainian Canadian Care Centre, a retirement residence in suburban Toronto, is usually shuttered and dark midweek. But on Thursday, dozens of elderly immigrants and their caregivers gathered to pray for protesters and family back in Kiev.


U.N. Syria aid vote likely Friday, Russia or China support unclear

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The U.N. Security Council will likely vote on a draft resolution to boost humanitarian aid access in war-torn Syria on Friday, diplomats said, but it was unclear if Russia and China would support or veto the Western- and Arab-backed text.


New fighting in Central African Republic blocks UN visit

BANGUI (Reuters) - Heavy fighting erupted near the airport in Central African Republic's capital Bangui on Wednesday, as Christian militia tried to block the evacuation of Muslims and disrupted a visit by a top United Nations aid official, witnesses said.