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Anchoring mistake blamed for passenger steamer accident

PETALING JAYA: Steamer SS Amherst had sailed from Singapore before it reportedly ran aground on a sandbar in Sungai Pahang on Nov 17, 1901.

Old shipwreck raises interest

PEKAN: The discovery of an old shipwreck in Sungai Pahang here can help answer the mystery behind the sinking of SS Amherst during its last voyage in 1901, says the National Heritage Department.

‘Decide fast on shipwreck’

PEKAN: The authorities will have to quickly decide on what to do with the shipwreck in Paloh Hinai here before the river swallows it up again at the end of the dry season.

What it takes to be competitive

University of Massachusetts Amherst chancellor Prof Dr John V. Lombardi receiving a souvenir from Universiti Malaya vice-chancellor Datuk Rafiah Salim after giving a public lecture on 'The Changing Competitive Context for Research Universities' in Kuala Lumpur on Friday.

From riches to rags to riches

Daughter of a Korean tycoon shows that life is what you make of it.

Philadelphia fans set fire, damage property after Super Bowl win

(Reuters) - The Philadelphia Eagles' first Super Bowl victory set off rowdy celebrations in Philadelphia as people who poured into the streets set at least one fire and damaged property early on Monday, images on social media showed.

Dalai Lama cancels October U.S. visit on doctors' advice

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Tibet's exiled spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, has cancelled a planned October visit to the United States at the advice of doctors following a medical check-up this week, his office said in a statement on Friday.

Dalai Lama remains in U.S. clinic for health check - official

(Reuters) - Tibet's exiled Buddhist leader, the Dalai Lama, on Sunday remained at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota for evaluation following a medical visit his office said was a routine annual check-up.

Wall Street protest grows as unions swell ranks

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Thousands of anti-Wall Street demonstrators converged on New York's financial district on Wednesday, their ranks swelled by nurses, transit workers and other union members joining the protest over economic inequality and the power of U.S. financial institutions.

Greenland and the hunt for better climate science

GREENLAND (Reuters) - Flying over eastern Greenland, the NASA scientists stared down from a Gulfstream jet as it followed the precise course they had flown in previous years - using radar to map the loss of ice.