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Petrol prices flat, diesel up 2 cents

Prices of RON95 and RON97 will remain at RM2.30 and RM2.58 per liter respectively while diesel will be two cents dearer at RM2.25 per liter.


Bali airport reopens

Bali's international airport will re-open Wednesday afternoon after a nearly three-day shutdown, Indonesian airport authorities said, as ash from a rumbling volcano that looms over the island paradise shifted direction.


Pyongyang claims nuclear statehood with US in missile range

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un said Wednesday his country had achieved full nuclear statehood after what he said was the successful test of a new missile capable of striking anywhere in the United States.


Indonesia extends Bali airport closure over volcanic ash

Bali's international airport will be closed for a third day, Indonesian officials said Wednesday, as ash from a rumbling volcano that looms over the island paradise poses a danger to planes.


N. Korea tests ICBM in fresh challenge to Trump

North Korea on Wednesday test-fired a missile that could bring the entire continental United States within range, ramping up its nuclear strike threat in a major challenge to President Donald Trump.


Diabetes, obesity behind 800,000 cancers worldwide

Nearly six percent of new cancers diagnosed worldwide in 2012 -- some 800,000 cases -- were caused by diabetes and excess weight, according to a study published Tuesday.


Big tobacco wins in SE Asia: watchdog

A global treaty to fight the health impact of tobacco has suffered substantial setbacks in Southeast Asia, home to some of the world's highest concentrations of smokers, a watchdog group said.


Ash from rumbling volcano forces Bali airport to stay shut

Plumes of ash from a rumbling volcano forced Indonesian authorities to close Bali's airport for a second day Tuesday, as a threatened eruption stranded tourists and forced mass evacuations.


Chinese court jails Taiwanese activist for five years for 'subversion'

A Chinese court sentenced Taiwanese democracy activist Lee Ming-cheh to five years in prison on Tuesday on charges of attempting to subvert state power, further souring cross-strait ties.


Audit: PAC to call up ministries, agencies to explain shortcomings

The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) will call up several government ministries and agencies to clarify issues raised in the Auditor-General's Report 2016 Series 2.


 

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