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Climbers Conquer Everest After Consuming Kelulut Honey

SERDANG: Consuming the Bayu Kelulut brand of kelulut honey from stingless bees (Meliponini and Trigona bees) consistently since last year clearly contributed to the success of two Malaysian climbers in conquering Mount Everest.

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Iraq's Parliament Speaker Demands Inquiry Into Deadly Qaim Air Strikes

Iraq's parliament speaker called on Thursday for a government inquiry into air strikes on an Islamic State-held western border town which local politicians said had killed around 60 people, mostly civilians.

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China Checking Outbound Investment Deals Amid Forex Crackdown: Xinhua

China has begun checking some outbound investment projects as part of a crackdown on illegal cross-border currency deals, Xinhua news agency reported on Thursday, citing a foreign exchange regulator.

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British Spy Chief Says Islamic State Plotting Attacks As Russia Makes 'Desert' Of Syria

Islamic State militants are using turmoil sown by Russian President Vladimir Putin's bombing in Syria to plot attacks against the United Kingdom and her allies, Britain's foreign intelligence chief said on Thursday.

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Merkel's Bavarian Allies Praise Tougher Migrant Stance But Say It's Not Enough

The Bavarian party allied to German Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democrat Union (CDU) on Thursday welcomed the CDU's tougher stance on the integration of migrants but urged it to go further to restrict arrivals and up deportations.

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U.N.'S Egeland Says U.S. And Russia "Poles Apart" On Aleppo

The United States and Russia are "poles apart" in trying to agree the terms for evacuating people from besieged east Aleppo in Syria, U.N. Syria humanitarian adviser Jan Egeland said on Thursday.

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Indonesian Quake Toll Passes 100 As Rescuers Struggle

Indonesian medical teams struggled on Thursday to treat scores of people injured in a 6.5 magnitude earthquake a day after more than 100 people were killed in the worst disaster to hit the province since the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami.

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Tigris Lioness: Iraqi Militiawoman Fights For Revenge Against Islamic State

Wearing a camouflage cap over her headscarf, Miaad al-Jubbouri cuts an unusual figure among the hundreds of men fighting to retake a village from Islamic State in northern Iraq.

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Exclusive: Risking Beijing's Ire, Vietnam Begins Dredging On South China Sea Reef

Vietnam has begun dredging work on a disputed reef in the South China Sea, satellite imagery shows, the latest move by the Communist state to bolster its claims in the strategic waterway.

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Bodies Of Pakistan Plane Crash Victims Shifted To Hospital In Islamabad

ISLAMABAD: Bodies of all the 48 people who were killed in a plane crash in Pakistan's northern mountainous area Wednesday have been shifted to a hospital in Islamabad on Thursday, officials said, China's Xinhua news agency reported.

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