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Malaysian High Commissioner hands letter of appointment to Sultan of Brunei

PUTRAJAYA: Malaysian High Commissioner to Brunei Darussalam Datuk Raja Reza Raja Zaib Shah yesterday handed over his letter of appointment to the Sultan of Brunei Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah at Istana Nurul Iman, Bandar Seri Begawan, in an official...

Zuckerberg apologises for WhatsApp, Facebook disruption

KUALA LUMPUR: Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg has apologised to users around the world who faced disruption in accessing Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp. In his Facebook post, he said the apps were gradually coming back online. "Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp and Messenger are...

Japan’s Fumio Kishida to take office as prime minister, launch new gov’t

TOKYO: The newly elected leader of Japan's ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP), Fumio Kishida, will take office as the Japanese prime minister on Monday and launch his new government, aiming to promote economic recovery while keeping Covid-19 infections under...

New Zealand flag carrier airline to introduce ‘no jab, no fly’ for international travellers

WELLINGTON: Air New Zealand is asking customers to get ready for international travel by getting vaccinated. From Feb 2022, the airline will require customers traveling anywhere on its international network to be fully vaccinated, Xinhua news agency reported. "We're getting...

Virgin Hyperloop showcases full-scale commercial pod in DP World FLOW Pavilion at Expo 2020

KUALA LUMPUR: Virgin Hyperloop has revealed it will showcase a full-scale hyperloop cargo pod and cutaway passenger pod as part of DP World’s FLOW pavilion at Expo 2020. “The constant flow of goods has historically driven innovation in the transportation...

Zeus temple’s entrance gate found in turkey’s Aegean province

AYDIN, Turkey: The entrance gate of Magnesia's Zeus Temple has been unearthed during an excavation in the ancient city of Magnesia, located in the Ortaklar district of Germencik in the Aegean province of Aydin. The Artemis sanctuary, a stadium, a...

Volcano erupts on Spanish isle for 1st time in 5 decades

MADRID: A volcano on the Spanish island of La Palma erupted on Sunday, spewing lava, smoke, and ash, and prompting the evacuation of thousands of residents. This is the first time the Cumbre Vieja volcano, located on the Canary Islands...

Boxer Manny Pacquiao to run for Philippine presidency in 2022 election

MOSCOW: Filipino boxing star and Senator Emmanuel Dapidran Pacquiao, known as Manny Pacquiao, announced his presidential bid in the 2022 election as a candidate from the PDP-Laban faction on Sunday. "I boldly accept the challenge of running as PRESIDENT of...

Camel cloning — big business

Beauty pageants, races spur high demand DUBAI, United Arab Emirates: Cloning is in high demand in the competitive world of camel beauty pageants, leaving scientists at a Dubai clinic working round the clock to produce carbon-copy beasts. Not every animal is...

Indonesia court finds president negligent over pollution in landmark case

JAKARTA, Indonesia: In a landmark victory for Indonesian environment campaigners, a court on Thursday ordered President Joko Widodo to clean up Jakarta's notorious air pollution, ruling that the leader and other top officials had been negligent in protecting citizens. The...

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Malaysian High Commissioner hands letter of appointment to Sultan of Brunei

PUTRAJAYA: Malaysian High Commissioner to Brunei Darussalam Datuk Raja Reza Raja Zaib Shah yesterday handed over his letter of...