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  • Inul Vizta kelab karaoke di Sulawesi Utara, di mana kebakaran berlaku.
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    17 terbunuh dan ramai cedera dalam kebakaran di bar karaoke Indonesia

    Kebakaran bermula di tingkat dua bangunan tiga tingkat di bandar Manado sebagai beratus-ratus orang menyanyi di bilik-bilik peribadi. Tujuh belas orang terbunuh dalam kebakaran yang mengoyakkan melalui karaoke bar dibungkus awal Sulawesi pulau Indonesia, dengan 71 yang lain dibawa ke hospital kerana terhidu asap. Saksi berkata, kebakaran bermula di tingkat dua bangunan tiga tingkat pada

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  • Jack Ma
    Leading Chinese businessman Jack Ma visits Tyva Republic

    Internet magnate and philanthropist Jack Ma – mainland China’s richest man – visited Siberia’s Tyva Republic as he admitted that his dreams for his business empire Alibaba Group is not yet realised. The tycoon was hosted by the president of Tyva Republic Sholban Kara-ool, who met him at the airport in Kyzyl. He visited the

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  • China
    China jails teacher for life over student sex abuse

    Shanghai:  A Chinese court has sentenced a kindergarten teacher to life in jail for sexually abusing 12 of his students, the official Xinhua news agency reported today. A court in the northern region of Ningxia sentenced Huang Zhenxin, a teacher at a rural school, for “raping or molesting” his female students, the report said. Police

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  • People walk against strong winds as Typhoon Soudelor approaches Taiwan in Taipei. Photo: Reuters
    Powerful storm hits Taiwan, millions without power, six dead

    TAIPEI/YILAN, Taiwan – A powerful typhoon battered Taiwan on Saturday with strong wind and torrential rain, cutting power to 3.62 million households as the death toll rose to six. Four people were missing and 101 were injured, authorities said. Hundreds of flights were delayed or canceled and more than 9,900 people were evacuated from their

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  • Malaysia's Prime Minister Najib Razak adjusts his glasses before confirming the debris found on Reunion Island is from missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, August 6, 2015. Photo: Reuters
    Malaysia says matches prove wing part is from missing flight MH370

    KUALA LUMPUR – Malaysia said on Thursday paint color and maintenance-record matches proved that a piece of wing found on the shore of an Indian Ocean island was part of the wreckage of Malaysian Airlines flight MH370, which vanished without trace last year. Transport Minister Liow Tiong Lai said investigators on the French island of

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  • Indonesia
    Indonesia’s growth slows further in second quarter 2015

    Jakarta, INDONESIA- Indonesia’s growth slid in the second quarter to levels unseen since 2009, government data showed Wednesday, highlighting the uphill battle for President Joko Widodo in expanding Southeast Asia’s biggest economy. The economy grew at 4.67 percent year-on-year in the three months to the end of June, from 4.72 percent in the previous quarter,

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  • In this photo dated Wednesday, July 29, 2015, French police officers carry a piece of debris from a plane in Saint-Andre, Reunion Island. Photo: AP
    Malaysia says Indian Ocean airplane debris is part of a Boeing 777

    KUALA LUMPUR/PARIS – Malaysia said today (Aug 2) that airplane debris that washed up on the Indian Ocean island of Reunion has been identified as being from a Boeing  777, the same model as a Malaysian Airlines plane which vanished last year. Experts hope the 2-2.5 metre wing surface, known as a flaperon, and a

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  • Mers
    Korea learns precious lessons from Mers

    IT certainly feels good to hear the Government announcing that Korea is free from the Middle East respiratory syndrome outbreak that had kept the whole nation fretting for two months. Needless to say, it would have been better had authorities dealt with the contagious disease promptly in its initial stage, but it is still fortunate

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  • A General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper stands on the runway during "Black Dart", a live-fly, live fire demonstration of 55 unmanned aerial vehicles, or drones. Reuters file photo
    Thai air force beefs up its unmanned vehicle units

    BANGKOK — The Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF) plans to create two squadrons of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), the first of their kind in Thailand, pending budget approval. Air Force Commander Air Chief Marshal Tritos Sonchaeng said the squadrons will be based at Wing 4 in Nakhon Sawan, which is currently made up of four

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  • Sex Offence
    8 Australian men charged with 500 sex offences against girl

    PERTH — An Australian man was accused on July 29 of allowing seven men to sexually abuse his 13-year-old daughter over the past two years, with police charging all eight men with more than 500 child sex offences. Western Australia police arrested the men after receiving a tip-off from the public. Police say the father

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