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KUALA LUMPUR (July 16): Ekuiti Nasional Bhd (Ekuinas) is divesting its entire equity interest, together with its minority partners, in private tertiary education provider APIIT Lanka Pvt Ltd, based on...
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Liew (centre) presenting the Chief Minister’s Award to Tagap Dance Theatre, Sabah (International Category).
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ALOR STAR: Five primary school pupils in Kedah, including a girl, are among eight young footballers chosen to represent Malaysia in the Milo Champions Cup in Barcelona, Spain next month.
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TheAsianparent, a Southeast Asian community and content platform for mothers, has raised an eight-figure amount of funding in an oversubscribed series C round led by Chinese international conglomerate...
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GEORGE TOWN: A syndicate trafficking Rohingyans into Malaysia and giving them fake UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) cards, was busted following police raids on three locations in the state.
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COMMENT | A few months ago, the former the inspector-general of police, Mohamad Fuzi Harun, stated that Tawau and Sandakan have been identified as new transit points for Islamic State (IS) terrorists ...
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SYDNEY/LONDON (Bloomberg): Billionaire Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic aims to go public later this year and become the world’s first listed space-tourism venture.
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HONG KONG (BLOOMBERG) - You can now get a taste of the 90-metre yacht previously owned by Malaysia's fugitive financier Low Taek Jho for US$1.25 million (S$1.7 million) a week.
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(July 8): You can now get a taste of the 300-foot yacht previously owned by Malaysia’s fugitive financier Low Taek Jho for $1.25 million a week.
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COLOMBO, July 3 — Tourism in Sri Lanka suffered a huge blow after the Easter bombings that killed 258 people including 45 foreigners, but official figures today showed a modest recovery.
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LONDON (July 2): Emerging market central banks accelerated interest rate cuts in June, with policymakers rushing to trim benchmarks as major central banks, including the U.S. Federal Reserve and the E...
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DATA traffic per smartphone per month in South-East Asia and Oceania is expected to grow from 3.6GB to 17GB at a compounded annual growth rate of 29%, says a report.
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Sri Lanka on Saturday extended a law granting security forces emergency powers into third month following the Easter Day bomb attacks on hotels and churches that killed more than 250 people.
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Dr Teoh Eng Soon KUCHING: The 13th Asia Pacific Orchid Conference (APOC 13) will be held here for the first time this year, taking place at the Borneo Convention Centre Kuching (BCCK) from July 24 to...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian Resources Corporation Bhd (MRCB) won the prestigious Gold Award at the 2019 Australasian Reporting Awards (ARA) ceremony held in Melbourne on Wednesday.
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KUALA LUMPUR (June 21): Malaysian Resources Corp Bhd (MRCB) took home the Gold Award at the 2019 Australasian Reporting Awards (ARA) ceremony held in Melbourne, Australia on Wednesday.
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KUALA LUMPUR (June 20): Malaysian Resources Corp Bhd (MRCB) took home the Gold Award at the 2019 Australasian Reporting Awards (ARA) ceremony held in Melbourne, Australia yesterday.
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KUALA LUMPUR, June 20 — Malaysian Resources Corporation Berhad (MRCB) took home the prestigious Gold Award at the 2019 Australasian Reporting Awards (ARA) ceremony held in Melbourne yesterday.
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PETALING JAYA: Over 70 million people fled war, persecution and conflict in 2018, the highest level seen in almost 70 years, says the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).
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KUALA LUMPUR (June 18): Top Glove Corporation Bhd believes the rubber export curbs by the world's top producers, beginning April this year, would not significantly push up the commodity's price.
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KUALA LUMPUR (June 18): Rakuten Trade has set a “buy” call on Mestron Holdings Bhd on the steel pole maker’s intentions to enhance its international footprint namely in Brunei, New Zealand and S...
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KUALA LUMPUR, June 18 — Rakuten Trade has set a “buy” call on Mestron Holding Bhd on the steel pole maker’s intentions to enhance its international footprint namely in Brunei, New Zealand and ...
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PETALING JAYA: Tranquility, the superyacht formerly known as Equanimity that once belonged to fugitive businessman Low Taek Jho has set sail again after being grounded for 16 months.
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KUALA LUMPUR (June 14): Axiata’s subsidiary, edotco Group Sdn Bhd, is planning to construct its first bamboo-reinforced telecommunication tower in Malaysia by year-end.
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Around the world, governments are hitting on a modish new idea: Turn the Internet off. Sometimes they mean it literally.
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GEORGE TOWN: Penang has been listed as one of the best destinations to visit for the ultimate Asia experience by CNN Travel, along with 16 other destinations.
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KUALA LUMPUR, June 3 — The Islamic Development Department of Malaysia (Jakim) called for the cancellation of a gender and sexuality conference in Kuala Lumpur organised by a Sri Lanka organisation.
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KOTA KINABALU: Luyang state assemblyman Phoong Jin Zhe, who is Sabah’s youth and sports minister, is on a shortlist of 20 nominated by an international charity for the One Young World Politician of ...
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KUALA LUMPUR (May 28): Telecommunication group Axiata Group Bhd made a turnaround — after reporting four consecutive quarterly losses — by posting a net profit of RM709.05 million for the first qu...
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YOURSAY | ‘Such laws are a long time coming, and as each day passes, the hate grows with impunity.’ Amanah leader moots new law to stamp out 'Isma-like hate mongering' Simple Truth: I totally agre...
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Sri Lanka's speaker of Parliament Karu Jayasuriya has appointed a special parliamentary committee to probe the Easter Sunday terrorist attacks which killed over 250 people and injured over 500, Xinhua...
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi swept to a huge election victory on Thursday, on course to increase his majority and give his party the mandate to pursue business-friendly policies that put Hindus first ...
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The Indonesian government has restricted social media access following deadly riots after the results of the nation’s presidential election.
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Alibaba-owned online marketplace and retailer Daraz has named Rakhil Fernando as managing director of Daraz Sri Lanka, effective June 1, 2019.
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Countries do not have perpetual friends or perpetual enemies — only perpetual interests.
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AXIATA Group Bhd president and group CEO Tan Sri Jamaludin Ibrahim had wanted to hear wedding bells among industry peers in several countries, including Malaysia, for at least three years now.
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Prayers and tears at a memorial service in Colombo on Tuesday - one month after bombings in Sri Lanka by Islamist militants killed more than 250 people.Read more at https://www.thestar.com.my/news/wo...
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PETALING JAYA: A 13-year-old Sarawakian is among five winners of a patch design competition organised by US’ National Aeronautics and Space Administration (Nasa) for its mission to the moon and Mars...
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INDUSTRY 4.0 is about how the entire globe is connected in an online, digital world.
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THE Malaysia Indian Event Man­agement Association successfully hosted a 38-hour wedding planning and services exhibition, setting a new Malaysian record, reported Makkal Osai.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Kenanga research has upgraded Carlsberg Brewery Malaysia Bhd to market perform with a higher target price of RM23 from RM21.80 previously.
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Sri Lanka said on Wednesday all those responsible for anti-Muslim rioting this week in apparent retaliation for Easter bombings by Islamist militants had been arrested.Minister of plantation industri...
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RONALD Crelinsten states in his book Counterterrorism (2009) that three important pillars play a vital role in counterterrorism strategies – surveillance, intelligence gathering and monitoring.
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SIBU: The collaged picture of three suspected members of a Islamic State (IS) terror cell wanted by the authorities for planning a jihadist suicide attack during this month of Ramadan have been circul...
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NORWAY’S Telenor Group and Malaysia’s Axiata Group Bhd are in discussions regarding a potential merger of their telecom and infrastructure assets in the Asian region.
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SIBU: The collaged picture of three suspected members of a terror cell “Islamic State” wanted by the authorities in the country for planning jihadist suicide attack during this month of Ramadan ha...
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ADUN SPEAKS | Four men linked to an Islamic State “wolf pack” cell were arrested this week, thanks to the vigilance of the Royal Malaysian Police force.
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COLOMBO, May 14 — The International Monetary Fund today released a long-delayed loan instalment to Sri Lanka, providing financial relief to a government still reeling from the Easter Sunday bombings...
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Sri Lanka on Monday temporarily blocked some social media networks and messaging apps, including Facebook and WhatsApp, after attacks on mosques and Muslim-owned businesses in the worst unrest since E...
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Sri Lanka is temporarily blocking some social media networks and messaging apps, including Facebook and WhatsApp, it said on Monday after attacks on mosques and Muslim-owned businesses in the worst un...
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KUALA LUMPUR, May 13 — Foreign Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah said today Malaysia will hold steadfast to its international agreements with China or any other countries, so long as it is principle...
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The building of a Hong Kong-style metropolis on reclaimed land in Colombo using US$1.4 billion of Chinese money sits uneasily with some Sri Lankans. They are still smarting from the loss of sovereignty involved in their last encounter with what critics call Beijing’s "debt diplomacy".
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AXIATA Group Bhd’s tower company, edotco Group, is expected to be a major beneficiary of the mega-merger between Axiata and Telenor ASA’s Asian assets.
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Earlier this week, Axiata Group Berhad and Telenor Group had announced that they are in talks to merge their Asian operations.
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The Prime Minister’s Office today dismissed as “baseless” a report by an India-based TV channel which claimed that the Malaysian government had rewarded controversial Muslim preacher Zakir Naik ...
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KUALA LUMPUR (May 7): The Prime Minister's Office has denied claims that controversial Islamic preacher Dr Zakir Naik has been rewarded by the Malaysian government with a piece of land and a slot on M...
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All suspected plotters and those directly linked to Sri Lanka's Easter Sunday bombings have either been arrested or are dead, the country's acting police chief said on Monday.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Axiata Group Bhd announced yesterday that it is in talks with Norway’s Telenor Group to merge their operations in Asia.
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KUALA LUMPUR: CIMB Equities Research is maintaining its Hold rating on Digi.com with a 7% higher target price of RM4.70, which is its discounted cashflow based fair value (RM4.42) plus synergies from a Digi-Celcom merger.
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KUALA LUMPUR: CIMB Equities Research has upgraded Axiata Group from Hold to Add and raised the target price by 9% to RM4.80 following Axiata/Telenor’s proposed non-cash merger of their Asia operations under a new entity (MergedCo).
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State-controlled telco giant Axiata revealed yesterday it will take a minority stake in a merger of Asian operations with Norwegian counterpart Telenor, in a huge deal expected to unlock the value of ...
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Roslan with winner Leong KUALA LUMPUR: The first motorcycle reality show in Malaysia - Pulsar Dareventure powered by Modenas, has crowned its first Malaysian Pulsar Dareventure.
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Norway’s Telenor is in talks with Malaysia’s Axiata Group to form a jointly-owned Asian telecoms company with close to 300 million customers, the companies said on May 6.
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Norway's Telenor and Malaysia's Axiata Group are in talks to form a jointly-owned Asian telecoms company with close to 300 million customers, in a push to cut costs and boost growth, the companies sai...
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Axiata Group Berhad and Digi.com have suspended trading today pending a release of a material announcement.
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KUALA LUMPUR (May 6): The rumoured merger of Axiata Group Bhd's and Telenor Group's operations in Asia could enable the merged entities to leapfrog to top positions in terms of market share in countri...
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KUALA LUMPUR - Sovereign wealth fund Khazanah Nasional is set to monetise its stake in telco giant Axiata in a deal with Norway's Telenor, with a major tie-up of their Asian operations to be announced...
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KUALA LUMPUR: AmInvestment Research expects Norwegian telco Telenor Group, which maintains a 49% stake in Digi.com, to have a majority stake in the merger of the Asian operations with Axiata Group Bhd.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Two Asian telco giants — Malaysia-based Axiata Group Bhd and Norwegian Telenor Group — are in talks to merge their operations in Asia.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The Pakatan Harapan government recognises Tamil is an important language and is committed to improving Tamil Language Education (TLE), says Deputy Education Minister Teo Nie Ching.
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KUALA LUMPUR, May 3 — Controversial Muslim televangelist Dr Zakir Naik has been charged by Indian authorities with money laundering, even as he has sought refuge and made public appearances in Malay...
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India has charged Zakir Naik with money laundering, reported the BBC.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Moody's Investors Service says that China's (A1 stable) Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) -- through investments in large transportation and energy projects -- helps to expand productive capacity by closing critical infrastructure gaps.
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PUTRAJAYA: Health Minister Dzulkefly Ahmad says the Peduli Kesihatan scheme for the bottom 40 or B40 group (Peka B40) has been a game changer throughout the one year since Pakatan Harapan (PH) took fe...
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On April 21, 2019, the calm of Easter Sunday was shattered by gruesome bombings at several churches and high-end hotels in Colombo, Sri Lanka, leaving some 250 people dead and at least 500 more injure...
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Cable operators in Sri Lanka have allegedly blocked Peace TV, the television network founded by Islamic preacher Zakir Naik, just over a week after the Easter Sunday bombings which killed more than 2...
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Last Sunday, on April 28, it was reported that a group of Malaysian Muslims visited a church to show their solidarity with the Christian community following the horrifying Easter attacks in Sri Lanka.
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In the wake of the recent terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka, a warning by the Inspector-General of Police (IGP) last month that Malaysia was becoming a hub for foreign militants has taken on added signif...
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APRIL 29 — Last Sunday (April 28, 2019), it was reported that a group of Malaysian Muslims visited a church to show their solidarity with the Christian community following the horrifying Easter atta...
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Sometimes, I admit, we fail to appreciate the good work done by the police.
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The wife and daughter of the suspected mastermind of suicide bombings that killed 253 in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday escaped with minor injuries from an explosion at a safe house where they had been ho...
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Islamic State’s media network on Monday published a threatening video message purporting to come from its leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in what would be his first appearance since declaring the jihadi...
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PETALING JAYA: This Saturday, thousands of Malaysians will be standing together against hate and intolerance at the first-ever #StandTogether Kindness Concert.
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In study after study, civil society organisations have documented the human rights problems caused by Internet shutdowns and the economic damage they produce.
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LETTER | Why are certain Muslims destroying so much of what our merciful and kind God has given to us, all of us?
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Authorities in Sri Lanka on Monday banned women from wearing face veils under an emergency law put in place after deadly Easter Sunday attacks by Islamist militants.
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PETALING JAYA: Malaysians may quarrel among themselves but they are not prepared to allow the exploitation of religious and ethnic differences by individuals or groups to create tension and animosity ...
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A week after the Sri Lanka bombings on Easter Sunday, some are pointing to rifts within Sri Lanka's government and a lack of preparedness by the country's military that made the country a target.
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The world has seen yet another episode of violence where over 250 innocent people died in the Easter bombings in Sri Lanka on April 21.
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PETALING JAYA: In the true spirit of solidarity, a Muslim group visited a church, a Hindu temple and a Buddhist temple.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Following the deadly terrorist attack at multiple churches and hotels in Sri Lanka on April 21, a Muslim group showed solidarity in the best way possible – by visiting a church themsel...
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The father and two brothers of the suspected mastermind of Sri Lanka’s Easter Sunday bombings were killed when security forces stormed their safe house two days ago, police sources and a relative of...
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PETALING JAYA: A licensed security company is ready to deploy bomb-sniffing dogs to any religious institution within 48 hours to beef up security after places of worships were advised to take precautionary measures following bomb blasts in churches and hotels in Sri Lanka.
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PETALING JAYA: A Muslim group visited a church as well as Hindu and Buddhist temples in Kuala Lumpur Sunday (April 28) to show solidarity with non-Muslims following the terrorist attack in Sri Lanka.
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Churches across Sri Lanka suspended Sunday mass as security concerns remained high a week after suicide bombers killed over 250 in churches and hotels across the island nation.
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Places of worship in Malaysia have been advised to take extra precautionary measures to safeguard its premises following the bombings of several churches and hotels in Sri Lanka.
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THE series of coordinated terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday have not only devastated Sri Lankans but others as well, including those in Malaysia.
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Sri Lanka's president on Saturday outlawed two Islamist groups suspected to be behind the suicide bombings on churches and hotels, while the wife and child of the suspected ringleader were wounded dur...
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A gunman walked into a San Diego-area synagogue crowded with Sabbath worshipers on Saturday and opened fire with an assault-style rifle, killing one woman inside and wounding three others in a hate cr...
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KINI ROUNDUP | Here are key headlines you may have missed yesterday, in brief. 1.