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Massive floods bring Penang to a standstill

Massive floods bring Penang to a standstill

In Kulim, a flood victim was grateful for the aid from the government and agencies such as the Civil Defense Force, Royal Malaysian Police, the Social Welfare Department and the Fire and Rescue Department. "Our focus is on post-flood work such as clearing blocked roads and helping in cleaning up the affected areas". Nearly the whole of Penang was struck by floods, with the floodwaters rising to between 0.2 and one metre in several areas, following strong winds and heavy rain since 2 pm ...


Australia Dual Citizenship Row: New Rules To Make MPs Disclose Status

Australia Dual Citizenship Row: New Rules To Make MPs Disclose Status

Current politicians will have 21 days to make the declaration, while future members of parliament will be required to make the declaration when they are elected. "I think we may find that some members will have to do quite a bit of research to determine the place and date of birth of their parents, let alone their grandparents or potentially great-grandparents".



Qatar Airways buys 9.6% of Cathay Pacific from Kingboard

Bloomberg News said the deal was worth $662 million (570 million euros). Qatar Airways Group CEO Akbar Al Baker said: "Qatar Airways is very pleased to complete its financial investment in Cathay Pacific". The investment adds to Qatar Airways' overseas portfolio. The Doha-headquartered airline has acquired the 378,188,000 shares in Cathay Pacific from Kingboard Chemical Holdings Ltd, which is listed on the Hong Kong stock exchange.


Ground Invasion Only Way to Secure N.Korean Nukes, Says Pentagon

Ground Invasion Only Way to Secure N.Korean Nukes, Says Pentagon

The report detailing the prospect of war on the Korean peninsula comes as President Donald Trump embarks on a almost two-week Asia tour, with the North's nuclear and missile programme expected to top the agenda. "We must pursue every other option before even considering a massive ground invasion", their statement reads. The amount of casualties would differ depending on the advance warning and the ability of US and South Korea forces to counter these attacks.


US service member killed in Logar province

US service member killed in Logar province

Assigned to 2nd Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group based at Fort Carson , Colo., Cribben is the second USA soldier to die in Logar Province within eight days. The 36-year-old was assigned to 4th Battalion, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment, a unit known as the "Night Stalkers", at Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington.


U.S. suddenly bombs Somalia... uhmm ISIS is there

U.S. suddenly bombs Somalia... uhmm ISIS is there

The strikes occurred in northeastern Somalia and killed " several terrorists ", the USA military's Africa Command said in a statement yesterday. "US forces will continue to use all authorised and appropriate measures to protect Americans and to disable terrorist threats", AFRICOM said.