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Australian kids skip school to demand action on climate change
SYDNEY: Thousands of Australian students skipped school yesterday to join nationwide protests demanding government action on climate change. The demonstrations were held as more than a hundred bushfires blazed in scorching temperatures in the (...)
BorneoPost - 30 November 2018
Heavily caffeinated: Indonesians sip 4,000 cups of Java
BATUSANGKAR, Nov 30 ― Thousands of Indonesians lined up to get their mug of Java in the hopes of keeping alive a coffee tradition that dates back to Dutch colonial times. “Everyone get your cup ready!” yelled an announcer to some 4,000 (...)
Malay Mail - 30 November 2018
Lady golfers raise RM10,300 for palliative care
MIRI: The Miri Golf Club (KGM) Lady Golfers Division’s charity golf tournament on Tuesday raised RM10,300 for the Palliative Care Association of Miri (PCAM). The tournament, to mark the birthday of captain Marilyn Raja-Wright, involved 31 lady (...)
BorneoPost - 30 November 2018
KTS Customers’ Day gets overwhelming response
SIBU: Large crowds thronged the KTS showroom in Workshop Road here yesterday, the first day of a 3-day KTS Customers’ Day. Among the attractions are the world renowned STIHL products, which include STIHL chainsaws, pressure cleaners and STIHL (...)
BorneoPost - 30 November 2018
Clarel having year-end promotion till Dec 31
KUCHING: Clarel is having a year-end promotion for its blackcurrant yoghurt powder supplement until Dec 31. The Melaka-produced supplement which helps to fight freckles, dull skin, dark spots, acne and scars, wrinkles, large pores and uneven (...)
BorneoPost - 30 November 2018
Long Semiyang JKKK, residents want Danny as their new chief
MIRI: The village development and security committee (JKKK) and residents of Kampung Long Semiyang in Baram near here unanimously support Danny Lawai Kajan as their new village chief. According to its treasurer, Johanes Njok, the current chief – (...)
BorneoPost - 30 November 2018
Jamilah hopes to set up Akademi Tok Nan in Lundu
KUCHING: Tanjong Datu assemblywoman Datuk Amar Datin Patinggi Jamilah Anu hopes to set up Akademi Tok Nan in Lundu District to train future footballers by next year. She said the proposed academy will be a permanent fixture and not just (...)
BorneoPost - 30 November 2018
JCI Padawan elects Yap Kuok Haw new local president
KUCHING: Junior Chamber International (JCI) Padawan third annual general meeting recently saw Yap Kuok Haw elected as local president. In his speech, Yap thanked members for their trust and support, and promised to continue the chapter’s mission (...)
BorneoPost - 30 November 2018
Colombian confesses to over 150 murders at El Chapo trial
NEW YORK: An ex-Colombian drug cartel leader confessed Thursday to ordering the killings of 150 people and told the US trial of Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman how the pair worked together to traffic drugs into the United States. The US government (...)
BorneoPost - 30 November 2018
Australia moves to curb ‘orphanage tourism’
SYDNEY: Australia has criminalised the act of falsely inducing children into orphanages as a form of slavery, in what is believed to be the first move of its kind in the world. Amid warnings that children in poor countries are being shipped into (...)
BorneoPost - 30 November 2018
British PM in landmark visit to Argentina
LONDON: Adding to her EU divorce dramas, Prime Minister Theresa May is on a landmark visit to Argentina for the G20 summit where her hosts are using Brexit to advance their claim on Britain’s Falkland Islands. May arrived late Thursday on the (...)
BorneoPost - 30 November 2018
N. Zealand whale strandings ‘linked to ocean warming’
WELLINGTON: More than 50 beached pilot whales perished in New Zealand yesterday, the latest in a spate of mass strandings this week that experts have linked to rising ocean temperatures. The dead whales were part of a pod of 80-90 whales spotted (...)
BorneoPost - 30 November 2018
Former addict nabbed for threatening family
MIRI: A former inmate of a drug rehabilitation centre was arrested early Thursday in Kampung Sepurau, Bekenu for allegedly threatening his family members. The suspect, in his 20s, is said to have issued the threats after his mother had earlier (...)
BorneoPost - 30 November 2018
Indonesian island clean-up nets 40 tonnes of rubbish daily
JAKARTA: Residents on a string of coral-fringed islands off Jakarta’s coast are battling a tidal wave of trash, with more than 40 tons of rubbish collected daily over the past week, an official said. Indonesian authorities have deployed an army (...)
BorneoPost - 30 November 2018
Teenage boys drown during outing at national park
KUCHING: Two teenagers drowned yesterday during an outing at a national park in Matang yesterday. The victims, aged 17 and 18, were swimming at the park with two other friends when they encountered difficulties in the water. Sources said other (...)
BorneoPost - 30 November 2018
Sharks return to Thai bay popularised by ‘The Beach’
BANGKOK: Thai conservationists have welcomed footage of reef sharks gliding through the azure waters of Maya Bay as a ‘positive sign’ of recovery six months after the closure of a tourist hot-spot made famous by the movie ‘The Beach’. The bay, (...)
BorneoPost - 30 November 2018
Trade deal possible at G20 but US must be ‘fair minded’
SHANGHAI: China and the United States can reach a trade agreement at the G20 meeting in Argentina this week, the state-run China Daily newspaper said in an editorial yesterday, but Washington must be “fair minded” if it wants to defuse spiralling (...)
BorneoPost - 30 November 2018
Family of six unscathed as fire destroys house
KUCHING: A family comprising four adults and two children escaped without any injury when their house was gutted by fire early yesterday. The Fire and Rescue Department (Bomba) received a distress call at 2.40am and rushed its personnel to the (...)
BorneoPost - 30 November 2018
Six injured after Vietjet flight loses wheels on landing
HANOI: Six people were injured after a the wheels of a recently delivered Vietjet Airbus plane flew off as the aircraft made a rough landing in central Vietnam, officials said yesterday. The incident comes as Southeast Asia’s booming aviation (...)
BorneoPost - 30 November 2018
Bayer to cut 12,000 jobs after Monsanto takeover
BERLIN: German chemical and pharmaceutical giant Bayer said it would slash 12,000 jobs in a major restructuring following the mammoth takeover of Monsanto, enabling it to save 2.6 billion euros (US$3 billion) a year from 2022. The planned job (...)
BorneoPost - 30 November 2018
An offence to dredge, transfer earth without licence — Dept
KUCHING: The Land and Survey Department has reminded the public that it is an offence under Section 32 (A) of the State Land Code (Chapter 81) to dredge and transfer earth materials and rocks without a licence. A statement issued by the (...)
BorneoPost - 30 November 2018
Grieving families shocked teens’ death in crash linked to Selangor temple riots on social media
KULAI, Nov 30 — Two families here, who recently lost their sons in a road accident, were dealt with another cruel blow after photos of the accident were linked to the fracas at a Hindu temple in Subang Jaya on Tuesday. The families, who (...)
Malay Mail - 30 November 2018
Ringgit closes higher against US dollar
KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 30 — The ringgit closed higher against the US dollar today, lifted by cautious sentiment on the greenback ahead of the G20 summit in Argentina. At 6pm, the ringgit stood at 4.1820/1870 versus the greenback compared (...)
Malay Mail - 30 November 2018



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