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Notre-Dame in Paris ravaged by fire

A fire that spread from the attic of Notre-Dame cathedral on Monday has caused its spire to crash to the ground, and devastated Paris's historical monument.


ECRL no trade-off for Jho Low: Mahathir

The resumption of the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) project following the signing of a supplementary agreement with China is no trade-off for fugitive Malaysian businessman Low Taek Jho or Jho Low reported to be in China, said Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.


MRL, CCCC set up JV to manage, operate, maintain ECRL

Malaysia Rail Link Sdn Bhd (MRL) and China Communications Construction Company Ltd (CCCC) have agreed to form a 50:50 joint-venture (JV) company to manage, operate and maintain the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) rail network, says Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.


Mahathir: ECRL project revived to avoid US$5b penalty

Malaysia would have faced a $5-billion penalty if a China-backed rail project was axed entirely, the prime minister said Monday, after a deal was reached to revive the controversial scheme.


Ai Weiwei unveils Lego portraits of Mexico's missing students

Chinese artist Ai Weiwei unveiled a series of portraits Thursday made with around one million Lego blocks, depicting 43 Mexican students who were abducted and apparently massacred in 2014.


WikiLeaks set 21st century model for cyber-leak journalism

Using cryptography and virtual drop boxes, Julian Assange's WikiLeaks created a revolutionary new model for media to lure massive digitized leaks from whistleblowers, exposing everything from US military secrets to wealthy tax-dodgers' illicit offshore accounts.


Ridding space of old satellites and debris

With constellations of thousands of telecommunication mini satellites expected to orbit Earth in the near future, the risk of space-debris collisions will grow. For Nobu Okada, it's an opportunity.


Peak break: China to add 'eco' toilet on Mount Everest

Climbers with pressing needs on Mount Everest will soon find an "eco-friendly" toilet at a Chinese campsite 7,028 metres (23,058 feet) above sea level in an ongoing campaign to deal with the peak's waste problem.


Revised ECRL project to cost RM44b

Cost of the revised ECRL project will be reduced by 32.8% from RM65.5 billion to RM44 billion.


RON97 up 5 sen

RON97 will be five sen dearer at RM2.68 per liter, while prices of RON95 and diesel remain unchanged.


 

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