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Hambali plotted terror campaign

Hambali, the operations director for Osama bin Laden#8217;s al-Qaeda terrorist movement, is on the run, but for over 10 years he was in Malaysia planning and recruiting like-minded radicals for his campaign of terror to hit Western targets in South-East Asia. Malaysian police have collected new information on Hambali and his involvement in Jemaah Islamiah in their continuing war against terrorism, write WONG CHUN WAI and LOURDES CHARLES.

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Better JPJ guidebook for learner-drivers and driving instructors

The Road Transport Department (JPJ) will introduce two new books to replace the current driving school textbook in a move to improve the quality of driving lessons.

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S. Koreans side with North in blasting latest Bond flick

Deadly space laser aside, some South Koreans are finding another aspect of the latest James Bond flick hard to swallow #8211; its depiction of neighbouring North Korea as a diabolically evil regime and the whole Korean peninsula as a backward underling to Western saviours.

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Bakun kids do better in UPSR, PMR

Native children in Bakun, who were among 10,000 people relocated to the Sungai Asap Resettlement scheme four years ago to make way for the RM6bil hydroelectric dam project, are achieving better results in public examinations now.

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Afghan whooping cough spreads

B>KABUL:/BThe United Nations said yesterday it was airlifting and driving medical supplies to remote mountain villages in north-eastern Afghanistan as a whooping cough epidemic spread and threatened the lives of 40,000 children.

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S.Korea seeks Russia's help

B>SEOUL:/BAhead of critical meetings in Washington, South Korea launched a global diplomatic blitz yesterday to defuse the North Korean nuclear crisis as its communist neighbour upped its rhetoric but opened the door to possible mediation.

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ATM thieves using bulldozers on the rise

Thieves used bulldozers or backhoe diggers to literally smash and grab 57 automated teller machines (ATMs) to steal cash last year, up from just nine similar cases the previous year, police said yesterday.

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Baghdad seeks help to stop US war plans

Iraq has sought Malaysia's help to stop the plan initiated by the United States and Britain to launch war against it.

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North Korea may end freeze on missile testing

North Korea escalated a nuclear crisis Saturday with a threat to end a moratorium on missile testing on the day it became the world's first country to withdraw from a treaty preventing the spread of atomic weapons.

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N. Korea warns US of 'sea of fire'

B>SEOUL:/BNorth Korea denied yesterday ever admitting to US officials that it had a secret nuclear weapons programme and said it will unleash a #8220;sea of fire#8221; if the United States persists in challenging the communist country.