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NEW YORK, March 26 — Wall Street stocks bounced back early today, with energy, technology and banking shares gaining after worries over global growth prompted a downturn in recent days.
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LONDON, March 26 — Sterling rallied above US$1.32 today on fresh hope that British Prime Minister Theresa May would avoid a chaotic no-deal Brexit, while global stock markets recovered.
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TAIPEI, March 26 — Taiwanese laptop maker Asus unknowingly pushed malware to thousands of computers after one of its servers was hacked last year, potentially affecting more than one million people,...
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KUALA LUMPUR (AFP) - A newly restored World War II memorial in Malaysia sparked anger and calls for its demolition Tuesday (March 26) after a sign described three Japanese soldiers honoured as "heroes...
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PARIS, March 26 — France’s budget deficit fell to a 12-year low of 2.5 per cent in 2018, a greater-than-expected decline achieved despite falling growth and purchasing power, national statistics a...
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The French Council of the Muslim Faith (CFCM) said March 25 it was suing Internet giants Facebook and YouTube for allowing the public broadcast of a live video by the man who carried out the New Zealand mosque massacre this month.
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SEOUL, March 26 — Unveiled alongside other members of the new family of flagship Galaxy S10 smartphones, the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G will be available from April 5, first in South Korea then in the US...
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TOKYO, March 25 — Tokyo’s benchmark Nikkei index dived more than three per cent today, as fears grow over a global economic slowdown.
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SAN FRANCISCO, March 25 — A trailer for short film The Heretic demonstrates the versatility and capability of game-making suite Unity; Battlefield V finally adds its battle royale mode, Firestorm; A...
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SAN FRANCISCO, March 25 — A long-awaited sequel to action role-playing classic Vampire: The Masquerade — Bloodlines has been announced by new franchise owner Paradox, with a trailer to demonstrate...
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KUALA LUMPUR (AFP) - Malaysia may retaliate against a European Union plan to curb palm oil use by purchasing new fighter jets from China instead of European arms companies, its leader said on Sunday (...
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BEIJING, March 23 — Apple chief executive Tim Cook today urged China to keep opening up its economy as local rivals bit into the profits of the US tech giant caught in the crosshairs of a trade spa...
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SAN FRANCISCO, March 23 — Comcast has announced the launch of Xfinity Flex, a TV streaming platform for its internet-only customers that costs only US$5 (RM20.25). As users opt for cloud-based enter...
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SEOUL, March 23 — As first spotted by GalaxyClub, Samsung has updated their Galaxy A site page revealing telltale details about the upcoming A90 smartphone's design, a couple weeks before its offici...
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SEATTLE, March 22 — Microsoft researchers have been working with those from the University of Washington to develop the “first fully automated system to store and retrieve data in manufactured DNA...
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NEW YORK, March 22 — US stocks fell into the red early today, putting Wall Street on track to finish the week on a weak note as investors absorbed sombre news about the global economy.
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SAN FRANCISCO, March 22 — Starting in April, eBay will be adding Google Pay as a payment option; the latest option before Google Pay to be added to the platform was Apple Pay last year.
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LONDON, March 22 — London equities slipped at the open today but Frankfurt and Paris rose, after the European Union gave Britain a last-gasp Brexit deadline extension deal.
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BEIJING, March 22 — China has lodged a diplomatic protest with the United States after Washington sanctioned two Chinese shipping companies for doing business with North Korea, the foreign ministry ...
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South Korea's Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha apologised to Parliament over South Korean President Moon Jae-in using the wrong greetings during his visit to Malaysia earlier this month.
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SEOUL: What’s the difference between good afternoon and good night?
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SEOUL (AFP) - What's the difference between good afternoon and good night?
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SEOUL, March 22 — What’s the difference between good afternoon and good night?
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SAN FRANCISCO, March 22 — Facebook yesterday admitted that millions of passwords were stored in plain text on its internal servers, a security slip that left them readable by the social networking g...
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WASHINGTON, March 22 — The International Monetary Fund yesterday said the US economic outlook remained “strong,” a day after the Federal Reserve trimmed its median growth forecasts for the year.
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SAN FRANCISCO, March 22 — Over a year after WhatsApp's small business-oriented application launched on Android, WhatsApp Business finally starts rolling out on iOS. Tech news outlets across the worl...
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NEW YORK, March 22 — At a New York event, Dyson revealed three new home products with technology designed to clean up your home or workspace and make it more productive.
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NEW YORK, March 21 — Wall Street was little changed early today, a day after the Federal Reserve cut its growth outlook and announced an unexpected pivot on monetary policy.
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HONG KONG, March 21 — Hong Kong stocks ended lower today, reversing early gains after Donald Trump warned tariffs on Chinese imports could stay in place for some time after any agreement is reached,...
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NEW YORK, March 21 ­— US jeans company Levi Strauss & Co announced Wednesday strong pricing ahead of its Wall Street return, enabling it to raise a better-than-expected US$623 million (RM2.52 milli...
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LONDON, March 20 — The pound fell sharply today after British Prime Minister Theresa May announced it was seeking a delay to its exit from the European Union until June 30, while investors awaited t...
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FRANKFURT AM MAIN, March 20 — The threat to German chemical giant Bayer and subsidiary Monsanto from US litigation swelled today, when its share price plunged after a jury ruled weedkiller Roundup w...
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FRANKFURT AM MAIN, March 20 — Shares in German chemicals and pharmaceuticals giant Bayer plunged as markets opened yesterday, after a second US jury ruled that blockbuster pesticide Roundup — made...
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SAN FRANCISCO, March 20 — Google yesterday unveiled a streaming platform called Stadia that allows video game play on any internet-connected device, eliminating the need for games consoles.
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BEIJING, March 20 — Xiaomi has announced the latest of the company’s gaming handsets, packed with in-screen sensors and customisable controls.
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MLADÁ BOLESLAV, March 20 — Once the butt of jokes, Czech-made Skoda cars have won over Brits, but the UK’s looming exit from the European Union could deal a heavy blow to the brand and the entir...
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PARIS: The management of the Grand Mosque of Paris here has expressed its interest to obtain the Malaysian Islamic Development Department (Jakim) halal certificate as recognition for its slaughtering ...
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NEW YORK, March 20 — Wall Street stocks finished little changed yesterday following conflicting reports on US-China trade talks and as the Federal Reserve began a two-day monetary policy meeting.
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RIYADH, March 20 — Saudi Arabia’s King Salman yesterday announced recreational projects in the capital Riyadh worth US$23 billion (RM94 billion), officials said, in a new drive to transform the co...
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SAN FRANCISCO, March 20 — Instagram announced yesterday that users can now make purchases from select fashion, beauty and clothing brands without ever leaving the application.
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WASHINGTON, March 20 — US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin will return to Beijing next week as the United States and China inch toward resolving their tra...
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NEW YORK, March 19 — A couple of weeks before its funding deadline on Kickstarter, the robot golden retriever therapy dog Tombot has reached its US$20,000 (RM81,394) goal; as early as August of 2020...
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COPENHAGEN, March 19 — Institutional shareholders in scandal-ridden Danske Bank are suing the Danish lender for US$475 million (RM1.93 billion) in damages for losses incurred in a gigantic money lau...
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LONDON, March 19 — The British unemployment rate has struck a 44-year low, official data showed today, despite a broader economic slowdown as Brexit looms.
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TAIPEI, March 19 — Taiwan’s new StarLux Airlines signed a deal today worth up to US$6 billion (RM24.5 billion) for 17 Airbus A350 XWB aircraft in one of the island’s biggest single commercial pl...
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HONG KONG, March 19 — Hong Kong stocks finished higher today, extending a rally to a fourth day as investors look ahead to the Federal Reserve’s next policy meeting.
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MUMBAI, March 19 — Indian taxi-hailing company Ola has secured a US$300-million (RM1.22 billion) investment from South Korean car giant Hyundai, the firms said today, providing a major boost in its ...
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SAN FRANCISCO, March 19 — With the Google+ social network set to close for good April 2, 2019, several online archiving services are working on preserving public posts from the platform before they ...
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SAN FRANCISCO, March 19 — Early yesterday, the Apple Store went down before quietly rolling out a brand new 10.5-inch iPad Air and refreshed mini ahead of next week’s March 25 event.
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MUMBAI, March 19 — Indian tycoon Anil Ambani has settled a multi-million debt with Sweden’s Ericsson, the company said yesterday, after judges threatened the billionaire with jail if he did not pa...
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PARIS, March 18 ― Global sales of counterfeit and pirated goods have soared to €460 billion (RM2.1 trillion) a year, amounting to a whopping 3.3 per cent of world trade, according to a report publ...
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NEW YORK, March 18 ― Lyft said today it would seek to raise some US$2 billion (RM8.1 billion) in its public share offering, in the first major listing in the ride-hailing sector.
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KUALA LUMPUR, March 18 ― The ringgit ended higher against the US dollar today in tandem with most emerging Asian currencies, as the greenback softened ahead of the Federal Open Market Committee (F...
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P The announcement was billed as a merger but will see FIS shareholders take a 53 per cent stake in the combined group, while Worldpay investors will have 47 per cent.
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JOHOR BARU, March 18 ― Police are cooperating with Turkish authorities to bring back Malaysians detained in Syria, believed to be involved in terrorist activities.
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HONG KONG, March 18 — Hong Kong stocks rose sharply this morning, extending last week’s gains, as investors look ahead to the Federal Reserve’s next policy meeting this week.
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TOKYO, March 18 — Japanese exports declined for the third straight month in February while imports also fell, according to government data today, indicating a possible slowdown in the world’s thir...
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TOKYO, March 18 — Tokyo stocks opened higher today, tracking gains on Wall Street due to optimism over US-China trade talks, with investors closely eyeing the US Federal Reserve’s meeting later th...
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WASHINGTON, March 17 — There is virtually no chance the US Federal Reserve will raise interest rates in the coming week, since policymakers have all but promised to hold their fire as the global eco...
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KUALA LUMPUR (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK, AFP) - The Attorney-General should explain why murder charges against Vietnamese suspect Doan Thi Huong were not dropped, says newly minted Malaysian Bar pres...
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BANGULA, MALAWI (March 16): "We just sleep on the floor in the tents," said 28-year-old mother-of-five Mary Amidu who like thousands of other Malawians fled her flood-ravaged home.
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WASHINGTON, March 16 — A horrific video of the New Zealand mosque massacre was blocked by Facebook during its livestream but circulated on other social media, highlighting the challenges faced by in...
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SAN FRANCISCO, March  16 ― The Steam Link game streaming protocol, which connects a PC to a display and controller within the same house, apartment, or workspace, now functions over the net.
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SAN FRANCISCO, March 16 ― Xbox Live integration is coming to iOS and Android, with Microsoft extending its Xbox ecosystem to mobile platforms.
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NICOSIA (Cyprus), March 15 — Cypriot Finance Minister Harris Georgiades, who is credited with having navigated the island through a painful 2013 EU bailout, announced today he will step down at the ...
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LONDON, March 15 — The pound has experienced a chaotic week in reaction to Brexit’s twists and turns, with large swings against rival currencies a daily occurrence.
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BUKIT LAWIANG, Malaysia: Test tubes holding plants line shelves in a Malaysian laboratory, the heart of a breeding programme for dwarf palm oil trees which scientists hope will cut costs and limit th...
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TOKYO, March 15 — Japan’s entertainment firm Sega has suspended shipments of its video game Judge Eyes after a popular Japanese actor appearing in the action-adventure software was arrested on dru...
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TOKYO, March 15 — A Japanese court today sentenced the former high-flying boss of the MtGox bitcoin exchange to a suspended jail sentence of two and a half years after finding him guilty of data man...
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PARIS, March 15 — American gamer Tyler Blevins, known as “Ninja”, embarked on a multi-million dollar career from his parents’ basement and told AFP his family only began to understand his obse...
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American gamer Tyler Blevins, known as “Ninja”, embarked on a multi-million dollar career from his parents’ basement and told AFP his family only began to understand his obsession when the cheques started rolling in.
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KUALA LUMPUR; A Vietnamese woman accused of murdering the North Korean leader’s half-brother was given a mental health check-up today, one day after she lost a release bid and broke down in court.
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KUALA LUMPUR (AFP) - A Vietnamese woman accused of murdering the North Korean leader's half-brother was given a mental health check-up Friday (March 15), a day after she lost a release bid and broke d...
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PETALING JAYA: Acts of terrorism like this can never be justified, and go against the principles that New Zealanders and all right-thinking individuals believe in, says Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.
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BUKIT LAWIANG: Test tubes holding plants line shelves in a laboratory, the heart of a breeding programme for dwarf palm oil trees which scientists hope will cut costs and limit the environmental damag...
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SAN FRANCISCO, March 15 ― An update for Microsoft's Wireless Display app allows the Xbox One console to stream content, including games, from a PC.
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BUKIT LAWIANG, March 15 — Test tubes holding plants line shelves in a Malaysian laboratory, the heart of a breeding programme for dwarf palm oil trees which scientists hope will cut costs and limit ...
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SAN FRANCISCO, March 15 ― Though Twitter made its name years ago by being a fundamentally text-oriented platform, a new update for its camera features suggests that the application is making a shift...
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WASHINGTON, March 15 — President Donald Trump said yesterday that trade war negotiations with China should wrap up within four weeks and expressed optimism about striking a deal.
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LOS ANGELES, March 14 — Brendan Greene, also known as the “PlayerUnknown” behind PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, is stepping away from PUBG itself to head up new division PUBG Special Projects.
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WASHINGTON, March 14 — President Donald Trump expressed optimism again today about reaching an agreement to resolve a trade war with China, saying talks are “moving along very well.” “We are d...
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NEW YORK, March 14 — Wall Street was little moved at the open today as investors brushed aside a bevy of worrisome corporate and trade news.
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SAO PAULO, March 14 — Brazilian airplane manufacturer Embraer, in the process of a partial takeover by US giant Boeing, announced a net loss of 669 million reais (RM748 million) for 2018.
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CANNES, March 14 — The deepening uncertainty over how Britain will exit the European Union has not dented foreign investors’ interest in the City of London, the financial district’s policy chief...
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STRASBOURG, March 14 — The European Parliament today rejected the EU launching trade talks with the United States, dealing an unexpected blow to efforts by Brussels to avert a trade war with Washing...
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LONDON, March 14 — Britain will have a £26.6-billion (RM143.92-billion) war chest to battle the potential damage of its exit from the European Union, a government oversight body said.
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SAN FRANCISCO, March 14 — As of this week, you can trot the Google Earth globe looking for Carmen Sandiego and her henchmen as if it were still the 1990s.
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AHMEDABAD, March 14 — Indian police have arrested 10 university students for playing PUBG, the hugely popular smartphone game described by one minister as a “demon in every house”.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Lee Chong Wei is likely to miss next month's Malaysia Open and delay his comeback from nose cancer for a second time, an official said Thursday (Mar 14), as the badminton great struggle...
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KUALA LUMPUR (AFP) - Lee Chong Wei is likely to miss next month's Malaysia Open and delay his comeback from nose cancer for a second time, an official said on Thursday (March 14), as the badminton gre...
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DUBAI, March 14 — Dubai port and logistics giant DP World said today its net profit for 2018 rose over five per cent on increased trade and higher returns from new acquisitions.
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Malaysian authorities have rejected a plea to drop the murder case against Doan Thi Huong, the Vietnamese woman accused of killing the half-brother of North Korea's leader.
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TOKYO, March 14 ― Tokyo shares closed lower today as lingering concerns over the US-China trade dispute and the fate of Brexit weighed on the market in late trade, erasing their early gains.
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NAM DINH, Vietnam (AFP) - The father of a Vietnamese woman accused of killing the half-brother of North Korea's leader had washed bed sheets in anticipation of her homecoming after her Indonesian co-a...
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KUALA LUMPUR (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK, AFP) - The Malaysian parliament will debate an emergency motion for the federal government to declare a state of emergency over the chemical dumping incident ...
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SAN FRANCISCO, March 16 — Yesterday Insta360 announced EVO, the cube-shaped 360-degree camera that can also unfold to capture 180-degree 3D content.
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SHAH ALAM (AFP) - A Vietnamese woman accused of assassinating the North Korean leader's half-brother is expected to learn on Thursday (March 14) whether she will be freed, days after the shock release...
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SAN FRANCISCO, March 14 — Facebook and Instagram users lost access to the social network’s applications in parts of the world Wednesday as a result of an outage of undetermined origin.
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SAN FRANCISCO, March 14 — China is poised to overtake the United States in artificial intelligence with a surge in academic research on the key technology, an analysis published yesterday showed.
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PARIS, March 14 — As well as unveiling its forthcoming P30 Pro high-end smartphone in Paris, March 26, 2019, Huawei could also be set to present two new smartwatches, according to the German website...