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US life expectancy drops as overdoses climb

Life expectancy in the United States dropped yet again as drug overdose deaths continued to climb -- taking more than 70,000 lives in 2017 -- and suicides rose, a US government report said Thursday.


Mars InSight spacecraft lands on Mars

Cheers and applause erupted at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory on Monday as a waist-high unmanned lander, called InSight, touched down on Mars, capping a nearly seven-year journey from design to launch to landing.


China's richest man Jack Ma is Communist Party member

Jack Ma, founder of Chinese tech giant Alibaba, is among the world's richest people but he has now emerged as a member of another club: China's 89-million-strong Communist Party.


Disney, Fox sued over Genting theme park

Genting files a lawsuit in US federal court against Walt Disney and 21st Century Fox for failing to honor a 2013 deal on the licensing of intellectual property for Fox World in Genting Highlands.


21 arrested over USJ temple commotion: police

The number of people arrested by the police following a commotion at the Sri Maha Mariamman Temple in USJ 25, Putra Heights yesterday, has increased to 21 people, from 17 people yesterday, said Selangor police chief Datuk Mazlan Mansor.


From parcel delivery to security, Singapore bets big on drones

Hi-tech Singapore is planning to roll out a swarm of drones for tasks that include delivering parcels, inspecting buildings and providing security, but safety and privacy concerns mean the initiative may hit turbulence.


145 whales die on remote New Zealand beach

Up to 145 pilot whales have died in a mass stranding on a remote part of a small New Zealand island, authorities said Monday.


7 arrested over temple scuffle

Seven people, all in their 30s, have been detained over the predawn scuffle at a USJ Hindu temple.


California's deadliest wildfire finally tamed

The deadliest and most destructive fire in California's history was finally brought totally under control by firefighters, more than two weeks after it erupted, authorities said on Sunday.


Calm prevails after commotion at USJ temple

Two men in their 30s have been arrested to facilitate an investigation into the commotion that took place at Sri Maha Mariamman Temple in USJ at about 2am.


 

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