KOTA KINABALU: Sabah’s first sugar refinery factory and an aquaculture project are set to take off in a year. Chief Minister Datuk Seri Hajiji Noor witnessed the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) totalling RM235mil between the Sawit Kinabalu Group and two domestic investors here on Monday (April 19). The companies involved were Borneo
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CANBERRA (Reuters) – Australia will hold a Royal Commission to examine suicides among serving and former military personnel, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Monday, bowing to public pressure to find ways to stem a mounting toll. More than 500 have died from suicide since 2001, government data shows, a statistic that has fuelled public
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OTTAWA (Reuters) – Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Sunday he would send federal healthcare workers to help Toronto and the province of Ontario battle a third wave of COVID-19 infections that has forced shutdowns of schools and businesses. “We are mobilizing federal healthcare workers from across government departments to deploy on the front
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TAIPEI (Reuters) -A 5.8 magnitude earthquake quickly followed by another at 6.2 struck eastern Taiwan on Sunday, the island’s weather bureau said, with no reports of damage. The first quake, which shook buildings in the capital Taipei, had a depth of 15 km (9.3 miles) with its epicentre in Hualien county on Taiwan’s sparsely populated
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KOTA KINABALU: The General Operations Force (GOF) have seized 3,000 turtle eggs from a boatman trying to slip into waters near Sandakan in Sabah’s east coast. Sandakan-based GOF Battalion 15 commander Supt Toipi Lamat said the 31-year-old boatman was arrested after his boat was intercepted off Nunuyan Darat in Sandakan at about 8.30pm on Saturday
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People participate in a protest to demand an end to anti-Asian violence in New York City on April 4, 2021. [Photo/Agencies] WITH massive protests against Anti-Asian hatred in full swing, people are calling out Redbubble, a Melbourne-based print-on-demand fashion and art company, for promoting products exclusive of Chinese. Entering “I am not Chinese” into its
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OTTAWA (Reuters) – Police in cities across Ontario, Canada’s most populous province, on Saturday refused to make random stops greenlighted by the provincial government seeking to impose a stay-at-home order amid a surge in COVID-19 cases. Toronto, the country’s largest city, Ottawa, Hamilton, Windsor and at least 19 other municipal police forces said they would
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COPENHAGEN (Reuters) – Greenland’s left-wing Inuit Ataqatigiit party (IA), which has pledged to oppose a large rare-earth mining project, announced a new government coalition on Friday, as it reiterated its strong environmental stance and vowed to combat acute social issues. The Arctic island of 56,000 people has gained international attention since former U.S. President Donald
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COPENHAGEN (Reuters) – Denmark on Friday advanced its reopening plan on the back of stable infection rates, allowing indoor serving at restaurants and bars and some football fans to cheer from the stands from April 21, weeks earlier than originally planned. Denmark has avoided a third wave of the COVID-19 epidemic after imposing wide lockdown
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A controversial live stream binge drinking boom in China has attracted millions of fans but has mainstream media seriously alarmed about health impacts. Although the trend appeared a few years ago, the videos in which bloggers drink excessive amounts of alcohol including beer, liquor, wine and spirits, have only gained momentum since the beginning of
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ANKARA (Reuters) – Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday that Turkey and Libya were committed to a 2019 maritime demarcation accord in the eastern Mediterranean, after meeting Libya’s Prime Minister Abdulhamid Dbeibeh in Ankara. “The maritime accord signed between Turkey and Libya secures national interests and future of both countries…We confirmed our determination on
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PORT-AU-PRINCE (Reuters) – Five priests and two nuns were kidnapped in Haiti on Sunday, a Catholic priest said, with two French citizens among the hostages in the Caribbean nation increasingly riven by kidnappings and violent crime. The clergy members were kidnapped in the commune of Croix-des-Bouquets, northeast of the capital Port-au-Prince, said Father Gilbert Peltrop,
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NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India reported a record 168,912 COVID-19 infections overnight, data from the health ministry showed on Monday, overtaking Brazil to become the second-most affected country globally by the coronavirus. India’s overall tally reached 13.53 million, surpassing Brazil’s 13.45 million cases, according to data compiled by Reuters. The United States led the global
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MELAKA: Five teachers and several pupils of SRJK (C) Bukit Beruang here have been asked to go on 10-day quarantine after one Primary Three pupils was confirmed Covid-19 positive. The schools’ Parents and Teachers Association President Datuk Ronald Gan said the quarantine order was issued by state Health Department. “The pupil was from the Class
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