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Thais give digital spin to ancient ‘floating basket’ festival

BANGKOK: Thai children crafted virtual rafts and sent them floating down digital rivers, in an environmentally friendly version of an ancient festival. Over the centuries, people have sent ‘krathongs’ – small, baskets made from plants and loaded with flowers, candles and bamboo – down waterways to make wishes and pay their respects to water spirits. […]

Finland seals border with Russia amid migrant crisis

HELSINKI, Nov 29 — Prime Minister Petteri Orpo yesterday said Finland will close its final remaining border crossing with Russia, accusing the Kremlin of using migrants as part of “hybrid warfare” aimed at destabilising the Nordic country following its entry into Nato. This month, Finnish authorities say about 900 crossed from Russia, an unusual increase, […]

Batu Maung building collapse: At least 10 similar incidents in Penang since 2011

GEORGE TOWN: Prior to yesterday’s collapse of a building under construction in Batu Maung, there have been at least 10 such incidents in the state since 2011. Not all, however, were buildings under construction. The following are the incidents in question: Oct 5, 2011:A tower crane fell onto three residential houses in George Town, killing […]

Pharmacy asssistant charged with causing death of disabled sister

SUNGAI PETANI: A pharmacy assistant at a private hospital was charged at a Magistrate’s Court here Wednesday (Nov 29) with causing the death of her younger disabled sister. Nur Syuhaidah Mohd Sani, 36, only nodded in understanding after the charges were read against her before Magistrate Khairatul Animah Jelani. According to the charge sheet, the […]

Gangguan KTM komuter Lembah Klang, ETS susulan gelinciran tren

KUALA LUMPUR: Perkhidmatan KTM komuter Lembah Klang dan tren elektrik (ETS) mengalami gangguan pada pagi Rabu susulan insiden gelinciran tren kejuruteraan projek. Menerusi kemas kini di Facebook KTM Berhad, berlaku kelewatan antara 15 hingga 20 minit dari Stesen KL Sentral ke Tanjong Malim dan KL Sentral ke Batu Caves serta perkhidmatan ETS. Menurutnya, kerja pembaikan […]

Google Calendar turut tidak lagi disokong pada Android 7.0

AWAL bulan ini, Google telah menghentikan sokongan Chrome untuk peranti Android 7.0/7.1 Nougat. Ini kerana sistem operasi ini telah berusia tujuh tahun dan tidak lagi menerima kemas kini sekuriti untuk perlindungan para pengguna. Terbaharu, aplikasi Google Calendar turut dihentikan sokongannya untuk peranti-peranti ini. Berbeza dengan Chrome yang masih boleh digunakan oleh pengguna walaupun tidak lagi […]

Dera seksual kanak-kanak, kes tertinggi dikendali JKM

Kuala Lumpur: Dewan Rakyat hari ini diberitahu penderaan seksual terhadap kanak-kanak adalah kes tertinggi dikendalikan oleh Jabatan Kebajikan Masyarakat (JKM) dengan 1,603 kes sehingga Ogos lalu. Menteri Pembangunan Wanita, Keluarga dan Masyarakat (KPWKM) Datuk Seri Nancy Shukri berkata, ia diikuti dengan kes pengabaian terhadap kanak-kanak dengan 1,530 kes. Katanya, JKM juga mengendalikan sebanyak 1,240 kes […]

Tiga mengaku tak salah rompak barang kemas RM1.4 juta

Kuala Kangsar: Tiga lelaki dihadapkan ke Mahkamah Sesyen Kuala Kangsar di sini, hari ini, atas tuduhan melakukan rompakan bersenjata kumpulan membabitkan pelbagai barang kemas bernilai RM1.4 juta, awal bulan ini. R Gunasellan, 52; A F Adrian Raj Dominic, 29; dan R Anandan, 35, mengaku tidak bersalah selepas pertuduhan itu dibacakan di hadapan Hakim Rohaida Ishak. […]

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