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Radical rethink needed to tackle obesity, hunger, climate

To defeat the intertwined pandemics of obesity, hunger and climate change, governments must curb the political influence of major corporations, said a major report calling for a 'global treaty' similar to one for tobacco control.


Petrol down 5 sen, diesel unchanged

RON97 will be five sen cheaper at RM2.23 per liter while RON95 will be RM1.93. Diesel remains unchanged at RM2.18 per liter.


Facebook: from Harvard dorm to global phenomenon

Key dates in the history of Facebook, which is celebrating its 15th anniversary in February.


January Australia's hottest month ever

Australia suffered its hottest month ever in January, when widespread heatwaves exacerbated an already devastating drought, fuelled bushfires and contributed to mass fish deaths, officials reported Friday.


Sultan Abdullah sworn in as new King

The Sultan of Pahang, Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri'ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah, was sworn in today as the new Yang di-Pertuan Agong in a ceremony steeped in tradition at Istana Negara here.


Dangerous arctic chill sweeps over US Midwest

The polar vortex is here -- tens of millions of people in the United States braced Tuesday for a deep arctic chill, which authorities say could be life-threatening.


Brexit risks 'thousands' of heart disease deaths by 2030

Thousands more people living in Britain are at risk of dying from heart attacks and strokes in the decade after Britain leaves the European Union as the cost of imported fruit and vegetables soars, new research warned Tuesday.


US charges Huawei in technology theft, sanctions violations

The US Justice Department on Monday unveiled sweeping charges against Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei in two cases likely to ratchet up tensions between the two superpowers -- including that of a top executive arrested in Canada on a US warrant.


Corruption seen rising in Trump's US: watchdog

The United States last year slid down the rankings of a global corruption index as America's system of checks and balances faced growing threats on Donald Trump's watch, Transparency International said Tuesday.


Trump to meet Chinese vice premier in trade talks

US President Donald Trump will meet with China's trade envoy this week during talks aimed at resolving the trade dispute with Beijing, US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Monday.


 

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