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 2020-11-29 13:50 

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Kelantan police issue nine compounds to CMCO SOP offenders...

KOTA BARU, Nov 29 — Kelantan police issued nine compounds to jewellery shop owners and customers around Kota Bharu for failing to comply with the standard operating procedures (SOP) of the conditional movement control order (CMCO) to curb the......

 2020-11-29 13:38 

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Pejuang info chief leaps to Dr Mahathir's defence, says PN formation Azmin and Muhyiddin's idea...

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 29 — Parti Pejuang Tanah Air (Pejuang) information chief Ulya Aqamah Hasamudin today denied the involvement of Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad in the formation of Perikatan Nasional following the collapse of Pakatan Harapan (PH) in......

 2020-11-29 13:28 

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GOF sergeant injured in Malaysia-Thailand border shootout transferred out of ICU in Penang...

GEORGE TOWN, Nov 29 — General Operations Force (GOF) personnel Sgt Norihan a/l Tari has been transferred to the general ward in Penang Hospital (HPP) today after showing improvement. Bukit Aman Internal Security and Public Order Department......

 2020-11-29 13:10 

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Flood situation improving in several states, Sungai Golok still above danger level...

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 29 — The flood situation in Terengganu, Kedah and Melaka has improved this evening, with a reduced number of evacuees recorded, although the water level at Sungai Golok in Rantau Panjang, Kelantan is still above the danger level......

 2020-11-29 12:53 

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Fishing rights top of the menu as Brexit talks continue...

LONDON, Nov 29 — Last-ditch Brexit trade talks continued in London today with fishing rights remaining an "outstanding major bone of contention," according to British foreign minister Dominic Raab. European Union chief negotiator Michel......

 2020-11-29 12:53 

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Nigeria buries scores of farmers killed by militants, some beheaded...

ZABARMARI (Nigeria), Nov 29 — Villagers in northeast Nigeria's Borno state today buried 43 farmers killed in an attack by suspected Islamist militants while security forces searched for dozens of people who are still missing. Roughly 30 of the.....

 2020-11-29 12:53 

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HK's top leader piles up cash at home after US sanctions...

HONG KONG, Nov 29 — Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam says she has to pile up cash at home as she has been unable to open a bank account in the global financial centre since Washington sanctioned her shortly after Beijing imposed a national security law.....

 2020-11-29 12:52 

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Ethiopia's PM Abiy: From peace prize to air strikes...

ADDIS ABABA, Nov 29 — Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed came to power promising real democracy, promoting women and feverishly planting trees across his vast country, snapping up the Nobel Peace Prize along the way. But Abiy's image of a......

 2020-11-29 12:47 

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Dr Noor Hisham says 130-year-old man who died of Covid-19 had no official identity document...

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 29 — Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah today said that the reported 130-year old man who died of Covid-19 yesterday has no official identity document. Noor Hisham said the deceased's background was instead...

 2020-11-29 12:38 

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Darth Vader actor Dave Prowse dead at 85...

LONDON, Nov 29 — Dave Prowse, the British actor behind the menacing black mask of Star Wars villain Darth Vader has died at the age of 85, his agent said today. A former body-builder turned actor, Prowse's towering stature at almost two metres.....

 2020-11-29 12:24 

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Nanta to Bukit Aman: Reconsider decision to reduce number of Sarawakian police personnel stationed in state...

KUCHING, Nov 29 — Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) secretary-general Datuk Seri Alexander Nanta Linggi has urged the police top management in Bukit Aman to reconsider its decision to reduce the number of Sarawakian police personnel stationed in the......

 2020-11-29 12:05 

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Ethiopia's Yehualaw runs second-fastest women's half marathon ever...

NEW DELHI, Nov 29 — Ethiopia's Yalemzerf Yehualaw ran the second-fastest women's half marathon in history today, completing the 21.09-kilometre course in New Delhi in one hour, four minutes and 46 seconds. The 21-year-old, whose previous......

 2020-11-29 12:00 

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Indonesian volcano belches huge tower of smoke and ash...

JAKARTA, Nov 29 — Indonesia's Mount Ili Lewotolok erupted today, belching a column of smoke and ash four kilometres into the sky, triggering a flight warning and the closure of the local airport. There were no reports of injuries or damage from....

 2020-11-29 12:00 

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Belarus protesters take to the streets with new tactic...

MINSK, Nov 29 — Opposition protesters in Belarus took to the streets of capital Minsk today in the latest of three months of demonstrations against the re-election of strongman president Alexander Lukashenko. Since an August election, Belarus has......

 2020-11-29 11:49 

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Minister: Central Spine Road, Kota Baru-Kuala Krai Expressway projects set to be ready in 2025...

KOTA BARU, Nov 29 — The construction of the Central Spine Road (CSR) project and Kota Baru-Kuala Krai (KBKK) Expressway are expected to be completed in 2025, said Minister in the Prime Minister's Department (Economy) Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed.....

 2020-11-29 11:42 

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Sabah Bersatu: PM's pledge to resolve petroleum and gas negotiation significant in MA63 context...

SANDAKAN, Nov 29 — State Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) said the pledge made by Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin to steer negotiations towards resolving Sabah's petroleum and gas quagmire is a significant move in the context of....

 2020-11-29 11:30 

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Deputy CM: Zero Covid-19 cases for three days made possible by strictly following SOPs...

KUCHING, Nov 29 — Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) acting chairman Tan Sri James Masing today said the state has managed to register zero Covid-19 cases for three consecutive days only because people have strictly followed the standard.....

 2020-11-29 11:01 

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Boy flung down: Witnesses heard arguments in Danau Kota apartment...

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 29 — Witnesses to the tragic incident of a child believed to have been thrown out of a third-floor apartment unit in Danau Kota, here, claim to have heard loud noises and quarrels coming from the unit before it happened. Idayu......

 2020-11-29 10:53 

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Dr Noor Hisham: Malaysia records 1,309 Covid-19 cases today, highest number of cases recorded in KL...

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 29 — The Health Ministry reported 1,309 new Covid-19 cases in the past 24 hours, with Kuala Lumpur accounting for the highest number of cases. Kuala Lumpur recorded 493 cases, or 37.7 per cent of today's overall total. Three......

 2020-11-29 10:47 

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Johor Islamic Affairs chief tells mosques, surau to put off Maulidur Rasul celebration from Dec 1...

JOHOR BARU, Nov 29 — The Johor government has ordered all mosques and surau in the state to postpone the organisation of events for the Maulidur Rasul celebration from December 1 to a date to be announced later. State Islamic Religious Affairs......

 2020-11-29 10:36 

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Bukit Bandaraya murder suspects allegedly use the back lane, says security rep...

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 29 — The burglars who slashed a retired researcher to death in a robbery at Bukit Bandaraya, Bangsar, here early this morning were believed to have broken into the house via the back lane. A security company representative for......

 2020-11-29 10:30 

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EMCO at Kg Numbak, Telipok settlement in Kota Kinabalu extended to Dec 13...

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 29 — The enhanced movement control order (EMCO) scheduled to end today in Kampung Numbak and the Telipok settlement in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, has been extended to December 13. Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail......

 2020-11-29 10:16 

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Amanah Saham Nasional declares 3.32 sen income distribution for ASN Imbang 1...

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 29 — Amanah Saham Nasional Bhd (ASNB) today declared an income distribution of 3.32 sen per unit for ASN Imbang (Mixed Asset Balance) 1, amounting to a total payout of RM40.57 million, for the financial year ending November 30,......

 2020-11-29 10:07 

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Johor DOE received 140 complaints on river pollution from Jan-Oct this year, says state exco...

ISKANDAR PUTERI, Nov 29 — The Johor Department of Environment (DOE) received 140 complaints on river pollution from January to October this year, said state Health and Environment Committee chairman R. Vidyanathan. He said all the complaints were......

 2020-11-29 09:57 

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Tyson wants more over-50 fights and he's tough, says Jones...

LOS ANGELES, Nov 29 — Mike Tyson plans on fighting more exhibitions after a draw with Roy Jones Jr. yesterday in his comeback at age 54 and Jones says he'll be tough to beat. "I'm happy I'm not knocked out or anything. I'll be......

 2020-11-29 09:56 

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Residents plead for immediate action to overcome flood woes in Manjoi, Perak...

IPOH, Nov 29 — "I am not strong, but I have to brave myself to save the things in this house and do the cleaning work every time there is a flood," said senior citizen Siti Aishah Ahmad, 80, who lives in Kampung Sungai Kati, Manjoi here toda...

 2020-11-29 09:56 

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Sydney records hottest November night as heatwave sweeps city...

SYDNEY, Nov 29 — Sydney recorded its hottest November night as Australia's largest city suffered through a weekend heatwave that saw daytime temperatures peak above 40 degrees Celsius. The overnight temperature did not drop below 25.3 degrees......

 2020-11-29 09:55 

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Thai protesters challenge king's military command...

BANGKOK, Nov 29 — Thai anti-government protesters challenged today King Maha Vajiralongkorn's personal control over some army units to condemn the military's role in politics. It was the latest open defiance of the king by protesters, who ha...

 2020-11-29 09:44 

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Man arrested after throwing step-grandson from third floor apartment in Danau Kota...

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 29 — A Nigerian man was arrested for allegedly throwing his four-year-old step-grandson out of a window from the 3rd floor of an apartment in Danau Kota, Setapak, here, today. Kuala Lumpur Criminal Investigation Department head......

 2020-11-29 09:33 

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Dr Noor Hisham: Address issue of crowded, confined accommodation for foreign workers to curb spread of Covid-19...

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 29 — The issue of crowded and confined accommodation of foreign workers needs to be tackled immediately to ensure that it does not cause the spread of Covid-19 and other infectious diseases, said Health director-general Tan Sri......

 2020-11-29 09:27 

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Ismail Sabri: 648 arrested for RMCO violations yesterday, including 331 at entertainment centres...

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 29 — Police arrested 648 people yesterday for violating standard operating procedures (SOPs) of the recovery movement control order (RMCO), said Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob. He said that 54 individuals were......

 2020-11-29 09:20 

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AGM strengthens role of Bersatu in Perikatan, says sec-gen...

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 29 — The third Annual General Assembly of Bersatu held yesterday, has determined the direction of the party in bolstering its roles and involvement in Perikatan Nasional (PN). Bersatu secretary-general Datuk Seri Hamzah Zainudin......

 2020-11-29 09:09 

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Companies flouting Covid-19 SOP to be ordered closed immediately, Azmin warns...

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 29 — Companies that fail to comply with stipulated standard operating procedure (SOP) throughout the conditional movement control order (CMCO) will face immediate revocation of their operating permits as well as legal action,......

 2020-11-29 08:53 

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Bukit Aman: Police personnel living beyond their means will be questioned...

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 29 — It has been reported that a few police officers and staff are living beyond their means as they drive expensive cars and go overseas to play golf, Bukit Aman Integrity and Standard Compliance Department (JIPS) director,......

 2020-11-29 08:50 

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Turkey condemns Iran scientist killing as 'terrorism'...

ISTANBUL, Nov 29 — Turkey said today that the killing of a key Iranian nuclear scientist was an act of "terrorism" that "upsets peace in the region". "We regret the death of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh following an armed attack. We condem...

 2020-11-29 08:50 

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Another local transmission uncovered from Tekka Centre screening among eight new Covid-19 infections in Singapore...

SINGAPORE, Nov 29 — The community testing of stallholders in and around Tekka Centre has uncovered another case of locally transmitted Covid-19 infection, this time involving a foreign worker residing in the community. The case was among eight new.....

 2020-11-29 08:49 

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Indonesia reports record daily rise in coronavirus infections...

JAKARTA, Nov 29 — Indonesia reported its record daily rise in coronavirus infections today with 6,267 cases, bringing the total to 534,266, data from the country's Covid-19 task force showed. This was the third record high in a week for the......

 2020-11-29 08:47 

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Guan Eng questions govt's decision to cancel RM2b guarantee for Penang, accuses Tengku Zafrul of double standards...

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 29 — DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng today questioned and demanded answers from Finance Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Zafrul Abdul Aziz as to why a US$500 million (RM2 billion) loan guarantee requested by Penang from the federal......

 2020-11-29 08:34 

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Rabies cases in Sibu alarming, says Sarawak assistant minister...

SIBU, Nov 29 — The rabies situation in the city is alarming as almost half of the samples taken tested positive for the disease, said Sarawak Assistant Local Government and Housing Minister Annuar Rapaee. He said of the 104 random samples taken so.....

 2020-11-29 08:24 

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Communications Ministry enhancing Covid-19 message delivery in Tamil, Mandarin, says Saifuddin...

KUANTAN, Nov 29 — The Communications and Multimedia Ministry (KKMM) is making efforts to strengthen the dissemination of information on the Covid-19 pandemic, especially in Mandarin and Tamil. Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah said there are now......

 2020-11-29 08:10 

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MCMC: Satellite broadband to be deployed at Kg Gusi in Sabah following bridge collapse incident...

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 29 — The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) has expressed sympathy over a recent incident in Kampung Gusi, Ranau in Sabah whereby several students were injured after a bridge had collapsed. It was reported......

 2020-11-29 08:00 

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Five merchant ships ordered to leave Malaysian waters for anchoring without permission...

JOHOR BARU, Nov 29 — The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) ordered five merchant ships from various countries to leave as they were found to have anchored without permission in the waters of Tompok Utara, near Kota Tinggi, yesterday.......

 2020-11-29 07:52 

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Sarawak minister urges Putrajaya to allow single hull, single bottom tanker ships to operate in rivers, coastal waters...

KUCHING, Nov 29 — The Sarawak Ministry of Transport has appealed to the federal Transport Ministry to allow registered single hull, single bottom tanker ships to operate in the rivers and coastal waters of Sarawak. Transport Minister Datuk Lee Kim.....

 2020-11-29 07:50 

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Suicide car bomb kills 26 Afghan security personnel...

GHAZNI (Afghanistan), Nov 29 — A suicide car bomber struck an army base in Afghanistan today killing at least 26 security personnel, officials said, in one of the bloodiest attacks in recent months. The attack occurred on the outskirts of Ghazni......

 2020-11-29 07:42 

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Azmin: Proposed Perikatan presidential council proof of Muhyiddin's inclusive leadership...

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 29 — The proposed formation of a presidential council comprising party chiefs of Perikatan Nasional (PN) and the call for Malay Muslim leaders to unite under a big coalition reflect Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin's......

 2020-11-29 07:40 

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Veteran Singapore journalist Bertha Henson warns against pundits who shoot from the hip as she unveils new book on GE2020...

SINGAPORE, Nov 29 — With nearly three decades of experience in the mainstream press, Associate Professor Bertha Henson, 55, recoils when people brand her as an online influencer due to the daily dose of news commentary she delivers on social media.....

 2020-11-29 07:16 

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Court sets Dec 21 for Sivagangga cluster 'Patient Zero' to file defence against Kedah consumer group lawsuit...

ALOR SETAR, Nov 29 — The High Court here today fixed Dec 21 for the proprietor of the Nasi Kandar Salleh restaurant in Napoh, Kubang Pasu, the index case of the Covid-19 Sivagangga Cluster, to file his defence in a suit brought by the......

 2020-11-29 07:10 

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Dr Mahathir rallies Malaysians amid report of 266 suicides nationwide during MCO (VIDEO)...

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 29 — Former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today called on Malaysians to not despair and come together to face the burdens that have materialised as a result of the movement control order (MCO). Through a video published......

 2020-11-29 07:00 

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Singaporean gives birth to baby with Covid-19 antibodies, says report...

SINGAPORE, Nov 29 — A Singaporean woman, who was infected with the novel coronavirus in March when she was pregnant, has given birth to a baby with antibodies against the virus, offering a new clue as to whether the infection can be transferred......

 2020-11-29 06:49 

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Living with ALS: How a former Singapore marathon enthusiast is coping with a terminal, degenerative disease...

SINGAPORE, Nov 29 — In the last seven years, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) has taken so much away from Ooi Lin Kah. That includes his love for running and hiking, of getting outdoors and doing simple activities such as having his......

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