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Johnson wins historic victory in Brexit election

Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Friday hailed a political "earthquake" after securing a sweeping election win, which clears the way for Britain to finally leave the European Union next month after years of political deadlock.

6 illegal organisations took part in commemoration ceremony

Home minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said six out of the nine organisations recently taking part in the 30th anniversary commemoration of the signing of Hat Yai Peace Agreement had not been registered with the Registry of Societies and were therefore illegal.

Maszlee: still awaiting complete report from task force

Education minister Maszlee Malik said his ministry was still awaiting a complete report from the UEC task force, which would then be submitted to the cabinet for discussion.

Teo: govt not marginalising school boards

Deputy education minster Teo Nie Ching said the government did not marginalise the school boards by not including them in the decision-making bodies over the teaching of Seni Khat at national-type primary schools beginning next year.

Jawi: Hua Zong to attend congress

Hua Zong president Goh Tian Chuan says Hua Zong will attend the national congress for Chinese associations at Dong Zong headquarters on December 28.

World's hottest peppers grow under Serbian snow

December snow flurries in Serbia haven't stopped Aleksandar Tanic from cultivating his scorching-hot crop: the crinkly chili peppers that are considered the spiciest on the planet.

World's oldest artwork uncovered in Indonesian cave

An Indonesian cave painting that depicts a prehistoric hunting scene could be the world's oldest figurative artwork dating back nearly 44,000 years, pointing to an advanced artistic culture, according to new research.

Dong Jiao Zong: national congress to protest Jawi teaching

Dong Jiao Zong will hold a national congress for Chinese organisations in the country on Dec 28 to urge the government to withdraw its decision to introduce Jawi calligraphy at Chinese and Tamil primary schools.

Greta Thunberg is Time's 2019 Person of the Year

Greta Thunberg, the Swedish teenager who has become the voice of a generation facing the climate change emergency, is named Time magazine's 2019 Person of the Year.

Fears of further eruption as New Zealand volcano toll climbs

Intensifying fears of another eruption frustrated efforts to recover bodies from New Zealand's White Island on Thursday as the official death toll from the volcano disaster rose to eight.


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