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Penang appeals to Putrajaya to stop rare earth mining in Kedah

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GEORGE TOWN, Dec. 9 -- Penang is urging Putrajaya to stop rare earth mining activities in Ulu Muda, Sik and Baling in Kedah to protect the water supply security of Perlis, Kedah and Penang. Penang Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow said the state does not...

Criticises over temple demolition, Kedah MB tells MIC and DAP critics not to be drunk on ‘toddy’ of popularity

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KUALA LUMPUR, Dec. 5 -- Kedah Mentri Besar Muhammad Sanusi Md Nor has hit out at MIC and DAP critics by referring to the controversy over the recent demolition of a Hindu temple in the state as "a little trouble". He told them to work...

More students in Malaysia are climbing trees for online classes due to poor internet connection

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KUALA LUMPUR, Nov. 19 -- Several students at Kampung Tembak B, Kuala Ketil have said that the internet connection in their area is so weak that they often miss out on classes and lessons given by the universities and schools. They have pleaded with...

Feeling stressed? Book a forest bathing experience at The Habitat Penang Hill

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GEORGE TOWN, Oct. 11 -- In recent years, the Japanese practice of shinrin-yoku or the act of immersing fully in Nature using all five senses has been gaining traction. Translated, shinrin-yoku is forest bathing; shinrin means forest and yoku means bath. It is not an...

Nicole and Sofia Richie in a rare selfie

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During a champagne paint night with their family, sisters Nicole Richie and Sofia Richie posed for a rare selfie. The night included dad Lionel Richie who acutely called his Tabasco painting, ‘fire’. On Wednesday, September 30, the sisters joined the family for an outdoor art...

Trump says not one complaint about Hurricane Laura response

President Donald Trump on Saturday visited Louisiana and Texas, pummeled this week by Hurricane Laura though the storm did not inflict the catastrophic damage and death toll of Hurricane Katrina 15 years ago. Wearing a red "USA" cap, Trump landed in Lake Charles, a Louisiana...

‘If peace comes’: Afghans dream of life after war

by Emal HAIDARY With a partial truce under way Saturday and a deal between the US and the Taliban likely on the horizon, Afghans are daring to dream of the war ending and their country finally opening up. The "reduction in violence" agreed by the Taliban,...

Over half of Europe’s endemic trees risk extinction: experts

by Nina LARSON More than half of Europe's endemic tree species, including the horse-chestnut, risk extinction, conservationists warned Friday, blaming invasive species, unsustainable logging and urban development for their decline. The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) said out of the 454 tree species native...

5-year-old boy trapped for 12 hours in buried car in tsunami-stricken Indonesia escapes alive

A five-year-old boy is among the survivors after a devastating tsunami struck the Indonesian islands of Java and Sumatra on Saturday night, killing, injuring and displacing hundreds. The tsunami, that was reportedly caused by undersea landslides after the Krakatoa volcano erupted, triggered a magnitude 5.0 earthquake...

Melania Trump hits out at critics who call her red Christmas trees “hellish,” “creepy,” and a “menace”

First Lady of the United States Melania Trump has hit out at critics who have excoriated her red Christmas tree decorations at the White House as a "menace" and a "creepy" "circle of hell". The First Lady received an exceptional amount of vicious criticism after...
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