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  • A worker walks at Nahr Bin Umar oil field, north of Basra, Iraq December 21, 2015. Image source: cnbc.com
    OPEC emergency meeting may hurt market

    Iran’s oil minister said on Friday any emergency meeting of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries would hurt the crude oil market if it made no decision to shore up falling prices. Venezuela has been calling for an emergency meeting to discuss steps to prop up prices, which are at their lowest since 2003. But

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    RM900 million mixed development in Manjung, Perak

    KUALA LUMPUR (Jan 22): Global Oriental Bhd has teamed up with Menteri Besar Incorporated (Perak) (MB Inc) to develop a mixed development in Manjung, Perak, which will have a gross development value (GDV) of RM900 million. In a filing with Bursa Malaysia today, Global Oriental said its wholly owned subsidiary Johan Awana Sdn Bhd (JASB)and

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  • Android users can now use Tor to connect to Facebook. It avoids network censors -- which means mobile users in Iran and China can now use Facebook on smartphones.
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    Facebook able bypass China’s censors

    A tweak that Facebook made to its Android app will allow mobile customers in restricted places like China and Iran to connect to the social network. It’s a big step forward for human rights activists — and it could greatly expand Facebook’s reach into countries where its services are banned. China and Iran have a

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    9 people bitten by snakes in Queensland, Australia

    Nine people have been treated by paramedics or hospitalised after being bitten by snakes across Queensland in a 36-hour period. Among those was a woman in her 30s who was fighting for her life after being bitten on the ankle while walking along a track at Agnes Waters, near Gladstone, about 3:00pm this afternoon. A

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    10 Best Airlines You Never Heard

    Kulula Airlines kulula.com, sometimes simply known as kulula,  is a South African no-frills airline, operating on major domestic routes from OR Tambo International Airport and Lanseria International Airport, both just outside Johannesburg. The airline’s headquarters are located at Bonaero Park, Kempton Park, Ekurhuleni,Gauteng. This no-frills South African airline services Cape Town, Durban, East London, George and

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    NZ: Woman was knocked down by a car

    A dispute between two women – that started at a roundabout and involved rock-throwing and a foot-chase down the road – ended when one of the woman was run down by a car and pinned to a tree late this afternoon. The fight started just after 4pm on Salisbury Road in Birkdale when a white

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  • Unemployed men on the outskirts of Erbil, Iraq. Credit Alice Martins/Associated Press
    Oil price pressure, Iraq are going broke

    Iraqi and American officials leading the military campaign against the Islamic State now have to wrestle with a challenge that has the potential to change battlefield fortunes: the slumping price of oil. The semi-autonomous Kurdistan Regional Government in northern Iraq, an oil-producing region, has racked up $18 billion in debt, which has imperiled its ability

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  • Migrant workers cut fish during a police inspection at the pier of Songkhla, south Thailand December 23, 2015. REUTERS/Surapan Boonthanom
    Thailand crack down on illegal fishing to pleased EU

    BANGKOK: Thailand delivered a progress report on Thursday on efforts to clamp down on illegal fishing in a last-ditch attempt to show progress made ahead of a visit by EU officials next week. Thailand, the world’s third-largest seafood exporter, faces a ban after the EU issued the country a “yellow card” in April for failing

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    Cameron Highlands landslide again

    CAMERON HIGHLANDS: A foreign worker was buried alive near a farm at Kampung 1 Pos Terisu here. Kassim Munshi, 40, was trying to build a hut there when the landslide occurred at about 2am on Thursday. Police chief Deputy Supt Muhammed Rizal Kamarudin said Kassim, from Dhaka, Bangladesh, was digging a hole in the ground

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    Risk of Breast Reconstruction Surgery

    Breast reconstruction surgery is an option for women who have had their breasts surgically removed through mastectomy. However, many are unaware of the risks and complications linked to the procedure. Researchers at the University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center address the disadvantageslinked to the process in their recent study. While statistics show that the number of

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