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Najib destroying Malaysia, stoking racial tensions: Mahathir

Malaysian ruling party icon Mahathir Mohamad has accused current leader Najib Razak of "destroying" the country by clinging to power despite a corruption scandal, and vowed to campaign vigorously for the opposition in coming elections.


US life expectancy drops for first time since AIDS crisis peak

Life expectancy in the United States dropped last year for the first time since the peak of the HIV/AIDS crisis more than 20 years ago, as deaths rose from nearly every major cause, federal data showed Thursday.


Urgent appeal for supplies after strong Indonesia quake

Aftershocks rattled the survivors of a devastating Indonesian earthquake that killed more than 100 people, as officials urgently appealed Thursday for medicine and doctors to treat the hundreds injured.


Earth's days getting longer, slower: study

Earth's days are getting longer but you're not likely to notice any time soon -- it would take about 6.7 million years to gain just one minute, according to a study published on Wednesday.


High-jumping robot could aid in earthquakes, building collapses

An agile jumping robot that was inspired by some of the animal world's best leapers could one day help in rescue efforts after earthquakes or building collapses, US scientists said Tuesday.


Indonesia quake toll jumps to 97 as more bodies found in rubble

The death toll from a powerful earthquake that struck western Indonesia Wednesday has nearly doubled to 97, the military said, as more bodies were pulled from the rubble of scores of shattered buildings.


Foreign reserves down to US$96.4bn

The international reserves of Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) amounted to RM399.643 billion (equivalent to US$96.4 billion) as at Nov 30, compared to RM407.839 billion (US$98.3 billion) as at Nov 15.


Myanmar halts workers to Malaysia as Rohingya crisis grows

Myanmar has stopped sending workers to Muslim-majority Malaysia as relations sour over a bloody military crackdown on the Buddhist country's Rohingya minority.


One ship left in MH370 underwater search

The official search for MH370 in the Indian Ocean has been reduced to one ship, Australian authorities said Wednesday, as relatives of the missing passengers launch their own hunt for crash debris in Madagascar.


At least 25 dead in Indonesian earthquake

At least 25 people died and hundreds were injured after a strong earthquake struck off Aceh province on Indonesia's Sumatra island on Wednesday, local officials said.


 

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