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Power firm charged with manslaughter over California fire
LOS ANGELES – A United States power company whose cables sparked a devastating California fire that killed four people has been charged with manslaughter, said prosecutors yesterday.More than 22,000ha of land was set ablaze when power lines operated by Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) came into con
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Prudential eyes US$2.4 bil in HK share sale
HONG KONG – Prudential is seeking to raise US$2.41 billion (RM10 billion) by pricing its stock at HK$143.80 (RM77.36) each in its Hong Kong share sale, according to two sources with direct knowledge of the matter.The sources could not be named as the information has not yet been made public.Pruden
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Plans are afoot for a European League to replace the failed Super League attempt
NAPOLI owner Aurelio De Laurentiis is currently in the midst of working on plans for a more lucrative European league where qualification would be based strictly on merit.The European Super League plans that went awry after all but three clubs – Juventus, Real Madrid and Barcelona - pulled out fol
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‘Another RM5 mil needed yearly for farmers suffering from impact of Covid-19’
BALIK PULAU – Pakatan Harapan will ask the government to annually allocate an additional RM5 million worth of soft loans to help farmers whose produce were affected by Covid-19 and climate change.The appeal will be made in a meeting between a Pakatan Harapan delegation and Finance Minister Tengku
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Penang CM Chow Kon Yeow launches Salvation Army’s fundraising campaign
GEORGE TOWN – Penang Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow has commended charity and welfare homes in the state for keeping their doors open despite movement restrictions and challenges brought about by the pandemic.“Despite the pandemic, the Salvation Army Penang Children’s Home continues to operate,
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Over 300,000 people to get Covid-19 booster jabs in T’ganu
KUALA BERANG – A total of 323,000 individuals will be getting their booster or third dose of Covid-19 vaccine in Terengganu, said state health director Datuk Dr Kasemani Embong.She said they include 31,000 frontline health workers, 104,000 senior citizens, and 188,000 people with comorbidities.“
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Political Financing Act, other things lacking from MoU can still be discussed: Ong
KUALA LUMPUR – Despite the lack of certain items in the freshly inked memorandum of understanding (MoU) between the government and Pakatan Harapan (PH), Bangi MP Ong Kian Ming said other issues, such as the Political Financing Act (PFA), can be tabled for discussion.“There was a need to focus on
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Bayan Baru MP donates 200 self-test kits to traders, hawkers
BALIK PULAU – Bayan Baru MP Sim Tze Tzin has donated 200 self-test kits to traders and hawkers at the wet market in his constituency as he believes people need to test themselves frequently when the country enters the endemic phase.Sim said self-testing is one sure way to control Covid-19 as the n
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M’sian whiz kid gets accolades for inventing sustainable livestock feed
KUALA LUMPUR – Maryam Muzamir, an 11-year-old student from Kuantan, has garnered local and international praise for her innovative product.  With only the ingredients of common food waste from discarded seafood shells, Maryam’s YAM2.0 is a sustainable livestock feed that can be used for chicke
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A tennis player whose net worth is four times that of Federer and Djokovic
IT is amazing but true.A tennis player who plied his trade back in the 1960s and 1970s and won just £200,000 (RM1.2 million) during that time, is today worth four times the net worth of two of the most successful players of today, Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic, combined.Ion Tiriac, who won the
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S. Korea Covid-19 cases top 3,000 for first time
SEOUL – South Korea’s daily Covid-19 cases topped 3,000 for the first time today as an outbreak fuelled by a three-day holiday this week continued to grow.The country reported 3,273 Covid-19 infections yesterday, a day after hitting the previous high, the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Age
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Federal govt must promptly review new MM2H rules: Sultan Ibrahim
KUALA LUMPUR – Sultan of Johor Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar has decreed that the federal government must be prompt in its review of the new rules concerning Malaysia My Second Home (MM2H), which many consider to be too strict.His Majesty raised this issue, among others, during the audience with
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October Watchlist ⁠– Adventure, animals and aviation
Some highlights:Europe From Above S2 (pictured above)Premieres Tuesday, October 12 at 9pm on National Geographic (Astro CH 551 (HD), Unifi TV CH 508 (HD))Discover Europe like you have never seen it before, with each episode focused on one distinct European country. This awe-inspiring visual journey
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Stop dwelling on the past: DAP reps rap Kedah MB over ‘leased state’ debate
GEORGE TOWN – Two Penang DAP leaders told Kedah Menteri Besar Muhammad Sanusi Md Nor to focus on the present and future of his state instead of dwelling on the past, as the debate rages on over the historical accounts of both neighbouring states.Sanusi sparked a furore in Penang when he made a con
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Cost of Covid-19 self-test kits to be reduced
KUALA BERANG – The public may see cheaper Covid-19 self-test kits by the end of the month to ease the ability of parents to get their children tested before in-person classes resume in stages, from October 3 onwards.Deputy Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Minister Datuk Rosol Wahid was quoted b
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Tioman to test out tourism bubble SOPs ahead of reopening
KUALA LUMPUR – Although Pulau Tioman’s reopening has been pushed to mid-October, the standard operating procedures for a travel bubble will take effect next Tuesday.Tourism Pahang general manager Kamaruddin Ibrahim told Astro Awani that the SOPs will be implemented at the Teluk Gading jetty in R
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Solskjaer says he denied Ronaldo's request to play
OLE Gunnar Solskjaer has stated he refused Cristiano Ronaldo's request to feature in the third-round League Cup match against West Ham on Wednesday.Instead the manager left the Portuguese completely out of the squad which the Red Devils lost 1-0. Also left out were David De Gea, Harry Maguire, Ra
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Rolls-Royce snags US Air Force contract worth up to US$2.6 bil
WASHINGTON – The United States arm of Britain’s Rolls-Royce yesterday won a contract worth up to US$2.6 billion (RM10.9 billion) to supply engines for the US Air Force’s B-52H bomber fleet, said the force.The company’s Indianapolis, Indiana, manufacturing unit was awarded a US$500.9 million
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More than 3,000 shark fins confiscated in Colombia
BOGOTA – Thousands of shark fins were confiscated by Colombian authorities before they could be illegally shipped to Hong Kong, officials said.Bogota "seized 3,493 shark fins and 117 kilos of fish bladders that were en route to Hong Kong", environmental ministry head Carolina Urrutia said.The ha
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Limiting vehicle licences issued to elderly only Azisman’s personal view: IGP
KUALA LUMPUR – The proposal to limit issuance of motor vehicle licences to senior citizens is only the personal view of Bukit Aman Traffic Investigation and Enforcement Department (JSPT) director Datuk Azisman Alias, said the inspector-general of police (IGP) today.In a statement, Datuk Seri Acryl
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