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Koreas start first official talks in two years

North and South Korea began their first official talks in more than two years on Tuesday, focussing on the forthcoming Winter Olympics after months of tensions over Pyongyang's nuclear weapons programme.


Power stacked against SE Asia's poor as China dams Mekong

Cambodian fisherman Sles Hiet lives at the mercy of the Mekong: a massive river that feeds tens of millions but is under threat from the Chinese dams cementing Beijing's physical -- and diplomatic -- control over its Southeast Asian neighbours.


Tech faithful gather to worship at mecca of innovation

After a rollercoaster year for the tech world, many industry leaders are looking to the cutting edge for salvation.


Mahathir eyes comeback in opposition he once crushed

At the age of 92, Malaysia's one-time strongman Mahathir Mohamad is again seeking the leadership, but this time at the helm of the opposition that he crushed while in power.


Trump: I am a 'very stable genius' and 'like, very smart'

US President Donald Trump on Saturday praised himself as "a very stable genius," following the release of a bombshell book that raises doubts over his mental health.


Street games as Myanmar marks 70 years of independence

Children clambered up oiled banana stalks as teenagers wrestled for greasy coconuts in street fairs held around Yangon Thursday to celebrate Myanmar's 70 years of independence.


Global coral bleaching five times greater than 1980s

Coral bleaching, a deadly disease that strikes reefs when oceans heat up, has risen nearly five-fold since the 1980s, threatening the future of these vital ecosystems, researchers said Thursday.


Tech firms rush out patches for 'pervasive' computer flaw

Amid a frantic rush to patch a computer security flaw, experts struggled to determine the impact of a newly discovered vulnerability which could affect billions of devices worldwide.


Mouse study shows how alcohol may cause cancer

Alcohol consumption contributes to seven types of cancer by damaging DNA of stem cells responsible for producing new blood.


Govt debt level not critical: Najib

Najib says debt is at 50.9% of GDP, lower than the 55% set by govt and far better than developed countries like Singapore (112%), UK (89.3%) and Canada (92.3%).


 

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