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Friday, April 7th, 2017


Formula One: Malaysia confirms F1 race to be halted from 2018 due to low returns

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Malaysia confirmed on Friday (April 7) that it will end its contract to host the Formula One Grand Prix race from 2018 due to declining sales. Malaysia’s tourism minister had said in November that the country will stop hosting the racing championships after the current agreement expires in 2018. “The Cabinet has agreed to end the contract for hosting the Formula One race starting 2018 after considering lowering returns to the country compared to the cost of hosting the championships,” Malaysia Prime Minister Najib Razak saidRead More

Chinese tourist dies after photo attempt

KRABI: A Chinese tourist drowned on Tuesday after attempting to take underwater photos at a national park in Krabi. At about 4pm, Jampen Pormpakdee, chief of the Koh Hong protection zone at Than Bok Khorani National Park, and lifeguards recovered 31-year-old Wang Xitiang, administered CPR, and transferred her to Krabi Hospital. “I heard shouts for help and found Ms Xitiang barely conscious in two meters of water,” Lifeguard Supakit Prompakdee told the Phuket Gazette. Ms Xitiang’s partner, who remains nameless, told Mr Jampen that she had gone under water toRead More

Cambodia kicks out Navy Seabees with no explanation

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Haze brings risk of cardiac arrests: Study

Haze shrouding the Singapore city skyline in June 2013. The results of the study give more urgency to solve the issue of transboundary haze, and the need to protect more vulnerable populations like the elderly at such times. When haze blows into the country, a strong burning smell is not the only thing Singaporeans should be concerned about. First local study to link haze with mortality; men above 65 found most vulnerable Poorer air quality is also linked to an increased risk of cardiac arrests occurring outside of hospitals, accordingRead More