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Widespread damage after earthquake

Jiuzhaigou: The magnitude 7.0 earthquake in Jiuzhaigou county, Sichuan province, led to financial losses in excess of 110 million yuan (RM70mil) in neighbouring Pingwu county. The earthquake on Tuesday also ... Read More »

Years of learning Mandarin pay off for varsity student

BEIJING: Malaysian student Muha­mad Shahmeer Mohd Nash­rul’s years of studies in a Chinese school paid off when he shone on the global stage here, thanks to his fluent Mandarin. The ... Read More »

Man awarded RM12.6mil after bad reference cost him new job

SINGAPORE: The High Court has awarded $4.026mil (RM12.6mil) to a former insurance agent after a scathing letter of reference from a previous employer cost him the chance to join the ... Read More »

Living in fear of triad revenge, the undercover Hong Kong policeman who helped bust gang

A police officer who infiltrated a triad gang for 11 months in one of Hong Kong’s most dangerous undercover operations, leading to the arrest of 299 gangsters, is now allowed to ... Read More »

End of the road for Jakarta bikers

Jakarta: The Vietnamese capital of Hanoi, which is known as a motorcycle city, has approved a plan to ban motorcyclists that swarm its streets by 2030 in an attempt to ... Read More »

Former Tianjin mayor pleads guilty to taking bribes

Shijiazhuang: Former acting Party chief and mayor of Tianjin Huang Xingguo pleaded guilty at a court in Hebei province. He was charged with accepting bribes worth more than 40 million ... Read More »

Ex-Miss Universe urges HIV testing in Philippines

Manila (AFP) – The Philippines’ former Miss Universe conducted a public HIV test in Manila on Wednesday a week after the United Nations said her country had the fastest-growing number ... Read More »

Thai jailed 18 years for insulting monarchy

BANGKOK: A Thai man was jailed for 18 years for posting six video clips deemed insulting to the monarchy, his lawyer said, the latest conviction in junta-ruled Thailand where authorities ... Read More »

‘The room was shaking violently’

JIUZHAIGOU: Cheng Ning, 38, a tourist from Beijing to Jiuzhaigou, Sichuan province, which was hit by a 7.0-magnitude earthquake, spoke about his experience. “I was resting with my family in ... Read More »

Singapore Armed Forces to deliver aid to Marawi

Singapore: The Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) will be delivering humanitarian supplies to those affected by the conflict in Marawi next week, Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen said. In a Facebook ... Read More »

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