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Boost for tourism

KUCHING: Sarawak has recorded a higher number of tourist arrivals in January this year as the Visit Sarawak Campaign (VSC) gets underway.


World markets themes for the week ahead

LONDON: Following are five big themes likely to dominate thinking of investors and traders in the coming week


Chelsea to face Dynamo Kiev in Europa League last 16

(Reuters) - Chelsea will face Dynamo Kiev at home in the first leg of their Europa League last-16 tie, while London rivals Arsenal will travel to Rennes following Friday's draw in Nyon, Switzerland.


Wales skipper wants players to ignore Six Nations hype

CARDIFF (Reuters) - Wales captain Alun Wyn Jones has warned his team mates not to get caught up in all the pre-match hype before their Six Nations showdown with England on Saturday - when the only unbeaten sides in this year’s competition face off.


Rugby - Italy make five changes as Steyn moves to back of the scrum

ROME (Reuters) - Italy coach Conor O'Shea has named five changes to his side to face Ireland in the Six Nations on Sunday, with Braam Steyn moving from flank to take over at number eight from veteran Sergio Parisse.


India asks ICC to snap ties with 'terror' supporting nations

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - The Indian cricket board (BCCI) has written to the game's governing body urging the cricket community to sever ties with any nation from where "terrorism emanates", its chief administrator said on Friday.


How Sisi's backers are planning to change Egypt's constitution

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt's parliament is debating proposed constitutional changes that could allow President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to stay in power until 2034 and tighten his control over the judiciary.


Australia's Short honing bowling skills to boost ODI chances

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - D'Arcy Short is busy honing his bowling skills under spin coach Sridharan Sriram's supervision to boost his one-day prospects, the Australian top order batsman said on Friday.

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Construction of SUKE, DASH to be completed by end of the year

PROJEK Lintasan Kota Holdings (Prolintas) has announced that the construction of the Sungai Besi-Ulu Kelang Expressway (SUKE) and Damansara-Shah Alam Highway (DASH) will be completed by the end of this year.


Del Potro cuts Opelka down to size with Delray Beach win

(Reuters) - Top seed Juan Martin del Potro cut towering American Reilly Opelka down to size on Thursday with a 6-4 6-4 victory in the second round of the Delray Beach Open in Florida.