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BEIJING, Sept. 27 (Xinhua) — China will take steps to implement the three-year action plan on reforming the country’s state-owned enterprises (SOEs), according to a conference here on Sunday. The SOEs should become market entities with core competitiveness and push forward the mixed-ownership reform in an active yet prudent manner, said the national teleconference on
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KOTA KINABALU: Slightly more than one million registered voters are expected to cast their ballots for a record 447 candidates from 17 parties and Independents vying for 73 seats in the snap state elections called by caretaker chief minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal following an abortive bid by his predecessor Tan Sri Musa Aman
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PARIS (Reuters) – The stabbing of two people in Paris’s rue Nicolas-Appert on Friday brought violence back to the street where, five years ago, Islamist militants killed 12 people in the offices of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo. Two journalists were wounded in Friday’s attack in what Prime Minister Jean Castex said was a symbolic place,
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WELLINGTON (Reuters) – A referendum next month on legalising recreational cannabis has divided opinion in New Zealand with ruling party politicians staying clear of the contentious issue ahead of a general election they are likely to win. If passed, New Zealand would be only the third country in the world after Uruguay and Canada to
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MIRI: Rural longhouse folk in Sarawak will reject anyone who instigates trouble or causes disunity, says Parti Pesaka Bumiputra Bersatu (PBB) chief for Baram division, Dennis Ngau. Ngau, who is Telang Usan state assemblyman, said longhouse folks are wary of outsiders who can stir disharmony even though by tradition they welcome all visitors. “Longhouse folk
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CAIRO (Reuters) – In just two months, Egypt’s burgeoning #MeToo movement has exposed sexual assaults, spurred legal reform and emboldened hundreds of abuse victims including celebrities to speak out, sparking a long-overdue debate about gender inequality. Now, rights activists in the conservative country say keeping the social media campaign’s momentum going hinges on taking the
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KOTA KINABALU (Bernama): Security in Sabah has been stepped up ahead of polling on Saturday (Sept 26) to prevent foreign elements from creating trouble, including committing kidnappings, says Sabah police commissioner Datuk Hazani Ghazali (pic). He said on Tuesday (Sept 22) that police received information two days earlier that elements from a neighbouring country were
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States on Monday will sanction more than two dozen people and entities involved in Iran’s nuclear, missile and conventional arms programs, a senior U.S. official said, putting teeth behind U.N. sanctions on Tehran that Washington argues have resumed despite the opposition of allies and adversaries. Speaking on condition of anonymity,
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