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Fad for 'lucky' tail hair threatens Vietnam elephants

In a village in Vietnam's "elephant kingdom", a vendor holds up a severed, dried tail dotted with coarse hairs she promises will bring good luck -– a grim new trade that is endangering the country's few remaining elephants.


EU launches Asia strategy to rival China's 'new Silk Road'

As doubts grow over China's vast "Belt and Road" trade infrastructure project, the EU is launching an alternative plan for Asia that it says will not saddle countries with debt they cannot repay.


Rosmah gives second statement at MACC

Rosmah arrived at the MACC headquarters in Putrajaya to give her statement in connection with the investigations into the 1MDB scandal.


With genetic tweak, mosquito population made extinct

Scientists said Monday they had succeeded for the first time in wiping out an entire population of malaria-carrying mosquitos in the lab using a gene editing tool to programme their extinction.


BN's Baling MP arrested

The Baling MP and his brother will be remanded to assist in the investigation on money laundering charges.


US approves possible sale of military parts to Taiwan

The US State Department is ready to sell a batch of military parts to Taiwan, officials said Monday, the same day President Donald Trump's latest round of tariffs against Chinese imports took effect.


Instagram co-founders resigning

Instagram co-founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger are leaving the smartphone photo-sharing service bought by Facebook six years ago for a billion dollars, the New York Times reported late Monday citing unnamed sources.


Umno not contesting in PD

Ahmad Zahid announces in a press conference that Umno will not contest in the coming Port Dickson by-election.


Alcohol responsible for one in 20 deaths worldwide

Alcohol kills three million people worldwide each year -- more than AIDS, violence and road accidents combined, the World Health Organization said Friday, adding that men are particularly at risk.


Moon rises in ratings after Pyongyang summit: polls

South Korean President Moon Jae-in's approval rating jumped this week as he basked in an intense media focus on his summit with the North's leader Kim Jong Un in Pyongyang, a survey showed Friday.


 

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