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World's biggest rocket soars toward Mars after perfect launch

The world's most powerful rocket, SpaceX's Falcon Heavy, blasted off Tuesday on its highly anticipated maiden test flight, carrying CEO Elon Musk's cherry red Tesla Roadster toward an orbit near Mars.


Petrol up, diesel down

Prices of RON95 and RON97 will be increased by two cents each to RM2.33 and RM2.61 per liter respectively, while diesel will be three cents cheaper at RM2.31.


It's not for you: smartphone ban for N. Korea, Iran Olympians

North Korean and Iranian athletes at the Winter Olympics will not receive high-end smartphones being handed out to their fellow competitors because of UN sanctions, organisers said Wednesday.


Rescuers scour toppled buildings after quake kills five in Taiwan

The overnight earthquake in Hualien has killed four and injured more than 200.


Rafizi jailed for 30 months

Rafizi is jailed 30 months for leaking confidential banking details, disqualifying him from elections expected to be called within months.


Mercedes apologises after quoting Dalai Lama

German automaker Mercedes-Benz has apologised for "hurting the feelings" of people in China after its Instagram account quoted Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama, seen as a separatist by Beijing.


Bursa growth to continue despite current sell-off: PNB

Bursa Malaysia's growth trajectory will rebound with the country's economy continuing to flourish, the business environment being positive, and the CEO Confidence Index continuing to improve.


Samsung heir freed by court

A South Korean appeals court on Monday upheld Samsung heir Lee Jae-Yong's bribery conviction but cut his prison sentence to a suspended term, ordering his immediate release.


Fidel Castro's eldest son commits suicide

The popular eldest son of the late Cuban president Fidel Castro committed suicide on Thursday, state media reported. He was 68 years old.


18 hurt as burning van slams into crowd in Shanghai

A van caught fire and ploughed into pedestrians on a crowded pavement outside a Starbucks in central Shanghai on Friday, injuring at least 18 people, three of them seriously, authorities and witnesses said.


 

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