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New moon: China to launch lunar lighting in outer space

China is planning to launch its own 'artificial moon' by 2020 to replace streetlamps and lower electricity costs in urban areas, state media reported Friday.


Zahid faces 45 charges of CBT, bribery, money-laundering

Umno president Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi pleaded not guilty in the Sessions Court today to 10 counts of criminal breach of trust and eight counts of bribery involving RM42,083,132.99 and 27 counts of money-laundering involving RM72,063,618.15.


Blooming early! Japan's famed cherry blossoms make unexpected appearance

The delicate blossoms of the cherry tree might be synonymous with the onset of spring in Japan -- except this year they're also blooming in autumn, a weather forecasting company said.


Too fat to fight: Pentagon grapples with obesity epidemic

Forget about the high-tech military challenges from China and Russia, the Pentagon is facing a fast-growing national security threat that could be even trickier to tackle: America's obesity crisis.


Protecting nature the best way to keep planet cool

The best -- and fairest -- way to cap global warming is to empower indigenous forest peoples, reduce food waste and slash meat consumption, an alliance of 38 NGOs said Monday.


Microsoft co-founder Allen dead at 65

Paul Allen, who founded Microsoft with Bill Gates in the 1970s and later went on to become an investor, philanthropist and sports team owner, died Monday after his latest battle with cancer at age 65.


Australia mulling embassy move to Jerusalem

Australia is considering moving its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced Tuesday, following the lead of US President Donald Trump.


New York marks first shooting-free weekend in 25 years

New York has marked its first weekend without a shooting in 25 years, police said Monday.


Anwar takes oath as MP

Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, the new MP for Port Dickson, today took his oath of office as a member of the Dewan Rakyat before Speaker Datuk Mohamad Ariff Md Yusof.


Asia tops World Bank ranking on support for children

Asian nations got the highest marks in a World Bank ranking launched Thursday that names and shames countries on how much they invest in their own children, saying neglect was dooming millions to sub-par lives.


 

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