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Former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega dead at 83

Panama's former dictator Manuel Noriega, who was on the CIA payroll, ousted from power by US troops in 1989, and spent years in prison for drug trafficking and money laundering, has died aged 83, authorities said.

Cities may be 8°C hotter by 2100

Under a dual onslaught of global warming and localised, urban heating, some of the world's cities may be as much as eight degrees Celsius (14.4 degrees Fahrenheit) warmer by 2100, researchers warned Monday.

Copenhagen's iconic mermaid statue vandalized

The "little mermaid" statute in Copenhagen, the city's most famous monument, was vandalised on Tuesday by animal rights activists outraged over whaling, police said.

Police open investigation paper on The Star front page

Police have opened investigation paper on the front page of The Star newspaper on May 27 under the Sedition Act and Section 298A of the Penal Code.

Hearing of Mukhriz's defamation suit against Tengku Sharifuddin July 13

The High Court today set July 13 for hearing of a defamation suit brought by former Kedah menteri besar Datuk Seri Mukhriz Tun Dr Mahathir against the Press Secretary to the Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Tengku Sharifuddin Tengku Ahmad.

Hooked on tobacco

70% of the students say they started smoking when they were 12 to 15 years old.

Fear, confusion as Philippine Muslim city burns

Four hungry chickens clawed at rubbish in a deserted street that smelt of corpses as military helicopters skimmed the rooftops firing rockets while the Philippines' most beautiful Muslim city burned.

Singapore fines Credit Suisse, UOB over 1MDB

Singapore said Tuesday it had fined Credit Suisse and a local lender for breaches of the city-state's anti-money laundering laws relating to a corruption scandal at Malaysian state fund 1MDB.

N. Korea says ballistic missile test successful

North Korea confirmed its test-firing of a precision-guided ballistic missile was "successful", the state-run news agency KCNA reported Tuesday, a day after the projectile landed in waters provocatively close to Japan.

Lack of sleep doubles chance of death from heart failure

Not getting enough sleep can double the chances of dying from heart disease or stroke, particularly in people with risk factors like diabetes, obesity, high blood pressure and cholesterol, US researchers said Wednesday.


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