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Former special officer of Najib remanded over 1MDB

A former special officer of former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak is being held on remand by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) for seven days from today to assist in its investigation into a case related to 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB).


With a billion users, Instagram takes on YouTube in video

Instagram said Wednesday it now has more than one billion active users, as it unveiled a new long-form video feature in a bid to attract "creators" like those on YouTube.


YouTube offers creators new ways to earn money

YouTube, often criticized for not compensating creators well enough, will allow them to set up paid channel memberships, the company said on Thursday.


Earth's intact forests vanishing at accelerating pace: scientists

Earth's intact forests shrank by an area larger than Austria every year from 2014 to 2016 at a 20 percent faster rate than during the previous decade, scientists said Wednesday as the UN unveiled an initiative to harness the "untapped potential" of the land sector to fight climate change.


Only local cooks allowed in restaurants: Kula

The Human Resource Ministry wants all restaurants in the country to only recruit locals as cooks from July 1, says its Minister M. Kula Segaran.


Nor Shamsiah appointed new BNM governor

Datuk Nor Shamsiah Mohd Yunus has been appointed as the new Governor of Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) for a term of five years effective from July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2023, Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng announced today.


Indonesian cleric sentenced to death over 2016 terror attack

Indonesian cleric Aman Abdurrahman was sentenced to death Friday over his role in a 2016 Islamic State terror attack that saw a suicide bomber blow himself up at a Jakarta Starbucks cafe.


Killing dogs for meat illegal, rules S. Korean court

A South Korean court has outlawed the killing of dogs for meat, in a landmark ruling that animal rights activists said Thursday could pave the way to making eating canines illegal.


Transgenderism no longer a mental illness: WHO

Transgender people, who identify as the opposite gender to the one they were born with, should no longer be considered mentally ill, according to a new UN categorisation.


Life at high altitude shapes human body, but how?

Living the high life -- growing up, in other words, at extreme altitude -- forces a developing human body to conserve energy, and that can be translated into shorter arms, according to a study published Wednesday.


 

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