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Antarctica ice loss increases six fold since 1979

Global warming is melting ice in Antarctica faster than ever before -- about six times more per year now than 40 years ago -- leading to increasingly high sea levels worldwide, scientists warned Monday.


Kylie Jenner's Instagram record battered by an egg

US social media star and makeup mogul Kylie Jenner has had her world record for the most-liked image on Instagram swiped -- by a photo of an ordinary brown egg.


Death sentence heightens China, Canada tensions

A Chinese court's decision to impose the death penalty on a convicted Canadian drug smuggler has escalated a diplomatic row that experts say has descended into a high-stakes game of "hostage politics".


Thailand to make it rain as pollution chokes Bangkok

Thailand is set to deploy rainmaking planes to seed clouds in an effort to tackle the pall of pollution that has shrouded the capital in recent weeks.


Poland 'must pay' for Huawei arrest: China

Poland "must pay" for arresting an employee of Chinese telecom giant Huawei for alleged espionage, state-run tabloid Global Times said on Monday.


Virtual reality makes splash, but not ready for prime time

Virtual reality showed off its spectacular side at the Consumer Electronics Show this week, whisking people onto hockey arenas, baseball fields and even into the internet with animated film trouble-maker "Wreck-it Ralph."


Facial recognition: Coming to a gadget near you

Imagine walking into a store where a robot greets you by name, lets you know that your online order is ready, and then suggests other products you might want pick up.


Older people, conservatives more likely to share fake news: study

Facebook users aged 65 plus and conservatives are more likely to share fake news on the platform than younger or more liberal counterparts, according to a new study published.


Petrol down, diesel up

Prices of RON95 and RON97 will be lower by one sen each at RM1.92 and RM2.22 per liter respectively while diesel will be dearer by 1 sen at RM2.05.


Myanmar Reuters journalists lose appeal against 7-year sentence

A Myanmar judge dismissed an appeal Friday by two Reuters journalists jailed for seven years while investigating atrocities committed against the Rohingya, dashing slim hopes that the pair could be freed early.


 

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