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Draining the swamp - Hard-hit Everglades town mops up after Irma

EVERGLADES CITY, Fla. (Reuters) - As Hurricane Irma raged through Everglades City, a tiny fishing village in a vast alligator-infested swamp, Howie Grimm hunkered down inside his house with his 88-year-old mother, a useless cell phone and a new job title.

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Homeless at Sg Klang bridges to be relocated

GAZING into Sungai Klang under the bridge at Jalan Syed Putra, opposite Dayabumi Complex and Central Market in Kuala Lumpur were two friends. One is Ronan from Ipoh, Perak and the other is Deva from Kulim, Kedah.


Busybodies at your service

Pinang points by Arnold Loh
SOMETIMES I worry if the journalism profession will become obsolete and what might happen to society then.

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Tourism boost for Mersing

MERSING: Tourists visiting Mersing now have another must-visit spot to add to their list following the opening of Mersing Harbour Centre.


Levy leeway for tour operators

PETALING JAYA: Travel operators who secured hotel bookings for foreign tourists before the implementation of the tourism tax will be exempted from paying the levy, said Tourism and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz.

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Retailers‘ wishlist for Budget 2018

GOVERNMENT-friendly policies that make it easier to do business at a lower cost and consistency in implementation are among the wishlist items by Malaysia Retail Chain Association (MRCA) president Datuk Garry Chua for Budget 2018.


Hurricane Irma kills 10 in Cuba, Castro calls for unity

HAVANA (Reuters) - President Raul Castro called on Cubans on Monday to unite in swiftly rebuilding the Caribbean nation in the wake of Hurricane Irma, which killed at least 10 people during a devastating three-day rampage along the length of the island.

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Banking on rivers’ potential

RIDING a gondola in Venice, Italy, is a must for anyone visiting the floating city. The activity is so popular that other cities of the world with living rivers are also banking on this golden tourism tool to create their very own water city.


Six outstanding individuals receive prestigious Merdeka Awards

KUALA LUMPUR: Six distinguished individuals who made outstanding and lasting contributions to the nation and the people of Malaysia were recipients of the prestigious 2017 Merdeka Awards here Monday night.


After Irma, tourists party and Cubans take a dip in flooded streets

VARADERO, Cuba (Reuters) - In the wake of Hurricane Irma, foreign tourists partied in the coastal resort of Varadero and some Cubans swam in the flooded streets of central Havana, both glad that the deadly storm's damage to the island of 11 million people had not been worse.