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Taiwan shuts down for Typhoon Maria

Schools and offices in Taiwan will close Tuesday and flights have been cancelled as Typhoon Maria churns towards Taiwan bringing torrential rains and powerful winds.

Good news expected in Thai rescue mission

Rescue workers dived deep inside a flooded Thai cave for a second straight day Monday in a treacherous bid to save a trapped group of young footballers, with the mission chief promising more "good news" after four of the 13 were saved.

Najib settles balance RM500,000 bail

Former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak today paid up the remaining RM500,000 of his RM1 million bail amount over his case involving three counts of criminal breach of trust and one count of abuse of power relating to RM42 million belonging to SRC International Sdn Bhd.

Sg Kandis by-election Aug 4

The Election Commission announced that the Sungai Kandis state assembly seat by-election will be held on August 4. Nomination is on July 21.

Reuters reporters to face trial for breach of secrecy act

Two Reuters reporters accused of breaking Myanmar's draconian secrecy law during their reporting of the Rohingya crisis must face trial, a judge ruled Monday, for an offence that carries up to 14 years in jail.

Landslide warnings as Japan digs through rain devastation

Desperate relatives braced for bad news Monday as rescuers dug through landslides in the wake of severe floods that have killed 100 people and left swathes of central and western Japan under water.

Official death toll from record Japan rains rises to 75

The death toll in record rains that have devastated parts of Japan rose to 75 on Monday, according to an official tally, as rescue operations continued.

Electricity potential answer to the mystery of 'flying' spiders

The phenomenon of "flying" spiders gliding into the air and traveling like balloons for hundreds of miles (kilometers) has a new possible explanation: the air's natural electric charge.

A night in Mandela's prison cell, yours for US$300k

For rich corporate executives, fine food, expensive wine and five-star hotels come as standard.

Nuts may boost male fertility

Eating nuts "significantly" boosted the number and health of sperm in young men in a scientific trial, researchers said Wednesday.


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