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Bus fire kills 20 Myanmar migrants in Thailand

Twenty Myanmar migrant workers died early Friday as fire tore through a bus taking them from a Thai border town to Bangkok, officials said.


Two Koreas agree to hold summit on April 27

The two Koreas on Thursday set a date for a rare inter-Korean summit, following a high-level meeting that was held days after the nuclear-armed North's leader Kim Jong Un made his international debut with a surprise trip to China.


Facebook overhauls privacy settings again

Facebook on Wednesday launched a fresh effort to quell the firestorm over the hijacking of personal data, once again unveiling new privacy tools and settings to give users more control over how their information is shared.


Malala makes first trip to Pakistan since Taliban attack

Nobel peace laureate Malala Yousafzai returned to Pakistan on Thursday, officials said, in her first visit to her native country since she was shot in the head by a Taliban gunman six years ago for advocating education for girls.


US economy grew at a faster pace in fourth quarter 2017

The US economy grew significantly faster at the end of 2017 than previously reported, as consumer spending hit a three-year high and business investment rose, the government reported Wednesday.


Are lonely hearts prone to cardiovascular disease?

Feeling lonely contributes less to the risk of cardiovascular disease than recent research suggests, scientists said Tuesday, but social isolation really does up the odds of dying after a heart attack or stroke.


Ultra-thin sun shield could protect Great Barrier Reef

An ultra-fine biodegradable film some 50,000 times thinner than a human hair could be enlisted to protect the Great Barrier Reef from environmental degradation, researchers said Tuesday.


MCA fights to include UEC recognition in BN manifesto: Wee

"We've been talking to Dong Zong many times, and have submitted the revised draft to BN."


Speculation rife over Kim Jong Un's surprise visit to Beijing

Beijing was under tight security Tuesday with speculation rife that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was making a surprise visit, after the reported arrival from Pyongyang of a special train met by an honour guard.


Action against 4,358 fake social media accounts since last January

The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) has taken action against 4,358 fake accounts from January last year until February this year, the Dewan Negara was told today.


 

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