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Sungai Kandis assemblyman Shuhaimi Shafiei dies

Sungai Kandis Assemblyman Mat Shuhaimi Shafiei, 50, died of lymphoma cancer at the Subang Jaya Medical Centre at 11.10 am today.


13 ministers, 23 deputy ministers sworn in

13 more ministers and 23 deputy ministers took their oath of office, allegiance and secrecy today before the Yang di-Pertuan Agong Sultan Muhammad V at Istana Negara.


Zahid gives statement at MACC

The new Umno president Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi has arrived at the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) headquarters here to give a statement to assist investigations into two cases.


Crows 'reverse engineer' tools from memory

New Caledonian crows use mental pictures to twist twigs into hooks and make other tools, according to a provocative study that suggests the notoriously clever birds pass on successful designs to future generations, a hallmark of culture.


Climate change sinking Arctic archeological treasures

A mad rush is needed to preserve or catalogue thousands of Arctic archeological sites before they are washed away by warming hastening the thaw of permafrost and coastal erosion, a study said Thursday.


Human lifespan may not have peaked: study

Has the maximum lifespan for a human already been reached? Maybe not, said a study of Italian centenarians published Thursday that found that human longevity is slowly increasing.


Small Dutch village eagerly awaits mega-church

Standing in a green field surrounded by black-and-white cows, Dutch politician Jaap Sinke surveyed the plot where construction of a new mega-church with space for more than 2,000 people will soon begin.


Mars' surface hardened quickly, boosting odds of life

The crust that encases rocky planets and makes possible the emergence of life took shape on Mars earlier than thought and at least 100 million years sooner than on Earth, researchers said Wednesday.


Thousands of tourists stranded as Bali volcano erupts

Thousands of tourists were stranded Friday as Bali shuttered its international airport following a volcanic eruption on the Indonesian resort island that shot a thick plume of ash and smoke thousands of metres into the sky, officials said.


Tokyo passes strict anti-smoking laws ahead of Olympics

Tokyo's city government Wednesday passed strict new anti-smoking rules ahead of the 2020 Olympics, leapfrogging national legislation on lighting up that has been watered down after opposition from pro-smoking MPs.


 

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