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Brexit risks 'thousands' of heart disease deaths by 2030

Thousands more people living in Britain are at risk of dying from heart attacks and strokes in the decade after Britain leaves the European Union as the cost of imported fruit and vegetables soars, new research warned Tuesday.


US charges Huawei in technology theft, sanctions violations

The US Justice Department on Monday unveiled sweeping charges against Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei in two cases likely to ratchet up tensions between the two superpowers -- including that of a top executive arrested in Canada on a US warrant.


Corruption seen rising in Trump's US: watchdog

The United States last year slid down the rankings of a global corruption index as America's system of checks and balances faced growing threats on Donald Trump's watch, Transparency International said Tuesday.


Trump to meet Chinese vice premier in trade talks

US President Donald Trump will meet with China's trade envoy this week during talks aimed at resolving the trade dispute with Beijing, US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Monday.


Kim Jong Nam murder trial adjourned until March

The trial of two women accused of murdering the North Korean leader's half-brother was adjourned Monday until March, and the case will now drag on until at least mid-2019.


Information wars endanger civilization, say Doomsday experts

Information warfare is amplifying major worldwide threats like climate change and nuclear warfare, endangering the future of civilization, US experts said Thursday as the symbolic Doomsday Clock stayed at two minutes to midnight.


2018 was fourth hottest year on record

The last four years have been the world's hottest since record-keeping began, with 2018 the fourth warmest on record, according to data published Thursday by US research group Berkeley Earth.


FB: We don't sell people's data

Mark Zuckerberg renewed his defense of Facebook's business, arguing that targeting ads based on interests was different from selling people's data.


Petrol flat, diesel up 1 sen

Prices of RON95 and RON97 will remain unchanged at RM2.28 and RM1.98 per liter respectively, while diesel will be one sen dearer at RM2.18 per liter.


S. Korea in airborne fight against 'Chinese' pollution

Seoul on Friday sent aircraft over the Yellow Sea to carry out cloud-seeding experiments in an effort to tackle air pollution many South Koreans blame on China.


 

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