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New study explores risks of ultra-processed food

A major French study published Monday has found for the first time a link between the consumption of ultra-processed foods and a higher risk of death, but researchers warned more work was needed to determine which mechanisms were at play.


17 killed in India hotel fire

At least 17 people died on Tuesday as a fire tore through a budget hotel in Delhi before dawn, in the latest disaster to raise concerns over fire safety in India.


30 years after Rushdie fatwa, blasphemy still a potent weapon

Thirty years after Iran called for the killing of Salman Rushdie, the British novelist remains a figure of hate for extremists across the Muslim world, and though the level of outrage has dropped, the issue of blasphemy is as incendiary as ever.


Rosmah applies to suspend proceedings of jewellery firm's lawsuit

Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor is to apply to suspend the proceedings of a lawsuit filed against her by a Lebanese jewellery firm seeking the return of 44 pieces of jewellery it has claimed to have sent to her.


Najib's new money laundering case transferred to High Court

The case of former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak involving three additional charges of money laundering to the tune of RM27 million of SRC International funds will be heard in the High Court.


Frenchman arrested for flying drone over Myanmar parliament

A French tourist has been arrested for flying a drone near Myanmar's parliament in the capital Naypyidaw, the French embassy confirmed Monday.


Petrol up, diesel flat

Domestic retail fuel prices trend higher next week, with RON95 and RON97 up four sen each while diesel is flat.


Ubolratana: the pop-singing Thai princess now plunging into politics

Marrying an American, singing pop songs on talent shows, roles in movies and posts on Instagram, Princess Ubolratana has long broken the mould of Thailand's royal family -- but her entry into politics is her boldest move yet.


Instagram tightens rules on self-injury images

Instagram late Thursday announced it is clamping down on images related to self-injury such as cutting.


Thai princess to run for PM

A Thai princess will run for prime minister in upcoming elections, in a stunning twist that pits the high-profile royal against the chief of the ruling junta who had hoped to maintain his grip on politics.


 

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