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Zika: Two billion at risk in Africa and Asia, study says

<b>More than two billion people could be at risk from Zika virus outbreaks in parts of Africa and Asia, according to scientists writing in The Lancet Infectious Diseases.</b><p>Populations in India, Indonesia and Nigeria are some of the most vulnerable to transmission, the researchers said.<p>They used data on …

Public Health

Asthma pill 'promising' for people with severe symptoms

<b>An experimental pill could help adults with severe asthma, an early study in the Lancet Respiratory Medicine journal suggests.</b><p>In the small trial, patients who were given the drug, known as Fevipiprant, had less inflammation in their airways.<p>And some patients with uncontrolled asthma felt their …

Medicine

Derek Fernandez: Petaling Jaya Needs To Plan For Senior Living & Care

Strays strategy needed - Letters

I REFER to your letter, “Teach animal welfare in schools,” (<i>The Star</i>, June 3).I fully agree and support the writer that animal welfare awareness …

Hillary Clinton 'secures Democratic nomination' - AP

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Government

Muhammad Ali: World pays tribute to boxing legend

<b>Tributes have poured in from across the world for boxing legend Muhammad Ali, who has died at the age of 74.</b><p>"Muhammad Ali shook up the world. And the world is better for it," said US President Barack Obama.<p>The three-time world heavyweight champion - one of the world's greatest sporting figures - …

Boxing

Boxing legend Muhammad Ali dies at 74

<b>Boxing legend Muhammad Ali - one of the world's greatest sporting figures - has died at the age of 74.</b><p>The former world heavyweight champion died late on Friday at a hospital in the US city of Phoenix, Arizona, having been admitted on Thursday.<p>He had been suffering from a respiratory illness, a …

Boxing
Public Health

Swiss criminal probe into BSI bank over 1MDB links

<b>Swiss financial regulators have opened criminal proceedings against the country's BSI bank over links to corruption allegations against Malaysia's 1MDB fund.</b><p>BSI chief executive Stefano Coduri has resigned with immediate effect.<p>Swiss prosecutors said the probe was "based on information revealed by …

Economic Development

EgyptAir crash: Debris found from flight MS804

<b>Debris and body parts have been found in the Mediterranean Sea by teams searching for a doomed EgyptAir plane, Greek and Egyptian officials say.</b><p>Flight MS804 was en route from Paris to Cairo with 66 passengers and crew when it crashed early on Thursday.<p>Items including seats and luggage have also …

Airplanes

Malaysian Local Councils and Animal Welfare

SPCA Selangor could learn a thing or two from this RSPCA in how to lower their animal adoption rates generally instead of the stupid thing they did …

Pygmy goats offer care home therapy

<b>Two baby pygmy goats have been introduced to a care home for disabled people in Wiltshire as a form of pet therapy for residents.</b><p>Donald and Daisy have moved into a specially built shed at Greathouse Leonard Cheshire disability home near Chippenham.<p>The goats have been there since the beginning of …

Autism

Do India's stray dogs kill more people than terror attacks?

<b>In March, the civic authorities in one of India's richest cities made a startling disclosure in the country's top court: dog bites in Mumbai had killed more people in 20 years than the two deadly terror attacks in the city - the 1993 serial blasts and the 26/11 attack in 2008.</b><p>According to the …

India

Alberta wildfire: Emergency declared in Fort McMurray

<b>A state of emergency has been declared in the province of Alberta in Canada after a wildfire forced all 88,000 residents of Fort McMurray to flee.</b><p>Officials say the fast-moving blaze could destroy much of the city.<p>The fire, which broke out on Sunday in the heart on the country's oil sands region, …

Fort McMurray

Canada wildfire: Much of Fort McMurray 'could be destroyed'

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1241000/1241224_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1518443144_dd0a9897aea3f861bc61a04096062266<p><b>A massive wildfire that has forced the evacuation of all 88,000 people from Fort McMurray could destroy much of the Canadian city, local officials</b> …

Fort McMurray

Islamic State committed genocide, says US

<b>The US says the Islamic State (IS) group has committed genocide against Yazidis, Christians and Shia Muslims.</b><p>US Secretary of State John Kerry said IS was "genocidal by self-proclamation, by ideology and by actions".<p>He did not say whether his declaration would lead to a change of US policy in the …

Islam

US election: Trump advances despite Ohio loss, Clinton extends lead

<b>The front-runner in the Republican presidential nomination race, Donald Trump, won a decisive victory in the key state of Florida but lost to John Kasich in Ohio.</b><p>Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton extended her lead with wins in Florida, Ohio, Illinois and North Carolina.<p>Meanwhile Marco Rubio …

Government

Myanmar elects Htin Kyaw as first civilian president in decades

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1232000/1232333_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1518749519_3bfef3b3ddaef2263c70a9bd6f325834<p><b>Myanmar's parliament has elected Htin Kyaw as the country's next president, the first civilian leader after more than 50 years of military rule.</b><p>Htin …

Asia

Trump Blames Sanders for Disrupting Chicago Campaign Rally

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is blaming Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders and his supporters for what he says was a planned …

David Bowie dies of cancer aged 69

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/entertainment/1219000/1219264_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1518147893_7f3323585b2b5fb695bff3e0cfb25ff2<p><b>Singer David Bowie, one of the most influential musicians of his era, has died of cancer at the age of 69.</b><p>A statement was issued on his social …

David Bowie