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  • A couple wearing masks to prevent contracting Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) rides a tandem bicycle at the Han river park in Seoul, South Korea, June 22, 2015. Photo: Reuters
    South Korea reports 4 new MERS cases, total rises to 179

    SEOUL — South Korea’s health ministry reported four new cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS)today (June 24), bringing the total number of cases to 179. The health ministry also said 67 people who had tested positive for the MERS virus had recovered and been discharged from hospital since the outbreak started in May. South

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  • What does your height says about your health?

    Small comfort for all the short and tall women out there: There isn’t a perfect height for your health. Turns out, extra inches lower your risk of some common health problems, but increase the odds of others. Sigh. Here’s the long and short of it: When Short Is Sweet (Photo: Getty Images) You’re not as

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  • Muslim Consumers' Association activist Nadzim Johan says Muslims must drop the bad habit of wasting food during Ramadan.
    RM9 billion food wasted during Ramadan, says M’sia consumer group

    KUALA LUMPUR — Some RM9 billion worth of food is wasted during the fasting month, said the head of a consumers’ association, adding that this habit was pushing prices up in the market. Mr Nadzim Johan of the Muslim Consumers’ Association (PPIM) said food that was wasted during the breaking of fast created artificial demand.

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  • China presses US to invest more in its own economy

    Chinese Finance Minister Lou Jiwei on Tuesday (Jun 23) called on the United States to boost its domestic savings and investment to strengthen growth, including spending to improve infrastructure. WASHINGTON: Chinese Finance Minister Lou Jiwei on Tuesday (Jun 23) called on the United States to boost its domestic savings and investment to strengthen growth, including

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  • China: Yulin dog meat festival, 10,000 Dogs has been consumed

    The annual dog meat festival in China’s southwestern town of Yulin has attracted scores of protesters and online criticisms, after thousands of dogs were slaughtered in the annual celebration of the summer solstice. BEIJING: An annual dog meat festival in the town of Yulin, south-west of China, has provoked an increasing backlash from within the

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  • Estimate $7.0 billion Revenues From Mobile Gaming By 2019 in SEA region

    South East Asia Mobile Gaming Industry Estimated To Generate US$7.0 billion by 2019. Southeast Asia’s mobile gaming revenues are expected to grow six-fold to over US$7.0 billion in the next five years thanks to smartphones and high-speed Internet access, an industry report said Tuesday. Revenues only crossed the $1.0 billion mark in 2014 but are expected to rise

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    New earthquake recorded near Ranau on Tuesday evening

    PETALING JAYA: An earthquake measuring in at 4.3 on the Richter scale was recorded on Tuesday evening near Ranau, said the Malaysian Meteorology Department. “A weak earthquake has occurred at 5:33pm with a magnitude 4.3 and depth 10km at Ranau, Sabah, 19km Northwest of Ranau. Tremors were felt in Kota Kinabalu, Kota Belud, Ranau &

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  • How to protecting yourself against MERS infections?

    As South Korea struggles to contain the spread of the Middle East Respiratory Coronavirus (MERS-CoV), neighbouring Asian countries are becoming increasingly concerned and want to learn more about the disease and how to protect themselves against infection. Since the first reported case of MERS infection in South Korea on May 20, the number of MERS

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    ‘Top’ Mara official, 2 others linked to RM65 million Melbourne property scam, says Aussie paper

    KUALA LUMPUR (June 23): A “top” Mara officer, senior official and former politician have allegedly spent millions of government funds to buy an apartment block in Melbourne in a property scam, The Age newspaper said today. In the exclusive report, the Australian paper alleges that “a group of super-rich Malaysian officials” overpaid by A$4.75 million

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  • Sungai Buloh Hospital has apologised for a woman being allegedly denied entry for wearing shorts.
    Hospital apologises for denying entry to woman in shorts

    PETALING JAYA: The Sungai Buloh Hospital has apologised over the incident of a woman who was allegedly barred from entering the compound because she was wearing shorts. Hospital director Dr Khalid Ibrahim said it is neither the Health Ministry nor hospital’s policy to stop anybody from going into the hospital based on their attire. “We

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