Christianity reunited in Cuba

HAVANA: Pope Francis and Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill embraced and kissed on Friday in a historic meeting, uniting to issue a global appeal for the protection of Christians under assault in the Middle East. Nearly 1,000 years after the Eastern and Western branches of Christianity split apart, the meeting at an airport terminal in Cuba […]

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108 dead, 9 missing a week after Taiwan quake

TAIPEI: The death toll from the earthquake that struck southern Taiwan’s Tainan city on Feb 6 had climbed to 108 by 7am Saturday, with nine still missing, China’s Xinhua news agency reported. The 16-storey Weiguan Jinlong building fell down towards a road on its east side seconds after the earthquake, accounting for 106 of the […]

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Five dead, about 30 injured in attack on UN peacekeepers in Mali

UNITED NATIONS, UNITED STATES: At least five United Nations peacekeepers were killed and some 30 others injured in an attack on a UN base in northern Mali, UN chief Ban Ki-moon said Friday. Ban condemned the “complex” assault on the base in Kidal and recalled that targeting peacekeepers constitutes a war crime. The latest attacks […]

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UN expects aid deliveries to beseiged Syrians ‘without delay’

GENEVA: The UN said Friday it expected to be able to deliver aid to besieged Syrians “without delay” after world powers agreed a plan to cease hostilities in the war-wracked country. Amid doubts over the prospect of the ceasefire agreed in Munich, representatives of 17 countries met in Geneva to discuss plans for mass aid […]

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Manhunt for employee who fled with RM80,000

KOTA KINABALU: Police are looking for a local man who allegedly stole RM80,000 from his employer about a week ago. Amli Amjan @ Andrew, 31, is wanted by the police for allegedly stealing from his employer on February 4. City police chief ACP M. Chandra said the incident happened between 8am and noon last Thursday […]

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USA ready to discuss with national parties to face GE14 – Bumburing

KOTA KINABALU: The United Sabah Alliance (USA), a coalition of local-based opposition parties, is ready to discuss with national-based parties on working together in the 14th general election. Parti Cinta Sabah (PCS) member Datuk Seri Panglima Wilfred Bumburing, however, stressed that the discussion had to be done with all members of USA and not individually. […]

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Dept to provide all needed assistance to elderly couple

KOTA KINABALU: The State Social Welfare Department will provide all the assistance needed by the elderly couple, Kong Nyuk Hiong and his wife, Liew Nyuk Ping. Community Development and Consumer Affairs Minister Datuk Jainab Ahmad Ayid gave this assurance after a follow-up visit to the couple at their dilapidated house at Kampung Bandulan, Menggatal near […]

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Crocs’ opening act: faith in Rajagobal

KUCHING: Sarawak midfielder Mohd Shahrol Saperi is feeling gung-ho that new head coach Datuk K Rajagobal can make a world of difference for the Ngap Sayot team in the new Malaysia League football season. Sarawak will open their campaign in the Super League against Police (PDRM) at Hang Jebat Stadium in Malacca today, after which […]

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Wushu on track, with shadow play in China

KUCHING: The sharpening act of the Wushu Federation of Sarawak (WFS) for the challenge in Sukma XVIII this July is right on track. According to WFS deputy president James Ting, they are not only prepared to pose a strong challenge for supremacy in the wushu competition but also be a good host at it. “Our […]

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