Kuala Lumpur - Four Bangladeshis and one Burmese worker were killed Wednesday when a fire broke out at a furniture store in the central Selangor state, the official Bernama news agency said.
The victims were believed to have been trapped in their bedroom on the first floor of the store during the pre-dawn blaze, district police chief Arjunaidi Mohamed said.
A total of 43 firefighters managed to put out the fire after one hour, when the bodies of the victims were discovered, he said.
Twelve other foreign workers who were sleeping at the store escaped unhurt, state fire and rescue chief Ramli Yusoff said.
Ramli said authorities were still investigating the cause of the blaze. (dpa)
London - The conflict over Georgia should not stop NATO from continuing its policy of constructive engagement with Russia, NATO chief Jaap de Hoop Scheffer said in London Thursday.
"I do not foresee a U-turn in NATO's policy vis-a-vis Russia," Scheffer told military and security experts at the Royal United Service Institute (RUS) in London.
A U-turn was only required when wrong decisisons had been made, "and we have not gone wrong," explained Scheffer.
Islamabad, Nov 28 - Pakistan's beleaguered President Asif Ali Zardari has amended a key law to relinquish the executive control over the country's nuclear weapons to the prime minister.
The change in the structure of the National Command Authority (NCA) came late Friday as part of 28 ordinances that Zardari had to reissue which otherwise would have lapsed after midnight Saturday under a Supreme Court ruling.
London, Oct.18 : The world’s oldest Rolls Royce is likely to fetch a record price of over two million pounds when it goes on the auction block on December 3 this year.
According to The Times, the classic two-seater, built in 1904, was originally expected to sell for about a million pounds, but Bonhams, which is organising the sale, said that figure could double when the public auction goes ahead on December 3.
The Rolls Royce has gone on display before an auction.
The car is the star attraction among about 100 cars, including a Bugatti once owned by Antoine de Saint-Exupery, the author of Le Petit Prince. (ANI)
Washington, September 11 : NASA has taken a major step toward building the nation’s next generation launch vehicle with the successful completion of the Ares I rocket preliminary design review.
Starting in 2015, the Ares I rocket will launch the Orion crew exploration vehicle, its crew of four to six astronauts, and small cargo payloads to the International Space Station. The rocket also will be used for missions to explore the moon and beyond in the coming decades.
Residents of Kailash Apartments in Delhi have written an application to Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC), Chief Minister and LG office after they came to know about the cracks appeared in the basement of the building under the impact of the girder break down.
A police complaint has also been filed regarding the matter by concerned parties.
Mr. Anuj Dayal, spokesperson of DMRC on Saturday stated that the rail corporation is setting up an action plan to mend the damaged structures.
The term of Liberhan panel is further extended by the government for six months. The commission is set up to probe the demolition of Babri mosque on December 6, 1992. The commission headed by justice MS Liberhan and it is the 47th extension to the commission. The Liberhan panel was to its report before September 30. The commission is the longest ever serving commission under the Commission of Enquiry Act following its further extension for six months.
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Athens - More than 4,000 students blocked a busy avenue across from Athens' main police headquarters Monday in a second week of anti- government protests, sparked by the police shooting of a teenager.
The students gathered in a peaceful demonstration, yelling "You have got old, fat and have forgotten." Students have occupied nearly 600 school buildings across the country in protest.
On the other side of town, protesters hurled eggs at police outside the main court house where hearings went ahead involving dozens of people arrested during the country's worst riots in decades.
Peshawar, Dec. 29 : A government primary girls’ school has been blown up by suspected Taliban insurgents in Shabqadar region of North West Pakistan.
Sources said the five-room school was completely destroyed in the bomb blast, which was triggered off by the Taliban.
Senior Police official Mohammad Riaz Khan confirmed the blast and told a foreign news agency that a nearby house was also damaged.
There were no casualties in the blast, The Dawn reports.
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Doors are likely to be opened for the futures trading of four agriculture commodities on Sunday as the ban is lapsed on November 30 after period of at least six months. However, government has not issued any notification for futures trading in rubber, potato, chickpea and soya oil.
Futures trading is expected to start in a short time after the necessary notification by commodity markets regulator Forward Markets Commission (FMC).
Melbourne, Jul 1 : Socialite Paris Hilton reportedly consulted Middle Eastern cultural experts before her trip to Dubai, so as to avoid landing herself in any trouble there.
Hilton, 28, hired a "cultural guide" to tag along while she roams around in the city, and to ensure that she does not make any gaffes that could offend the entire Muslim community.
Los Angeles, June 28 : Actress Cameron Diaz will be reportedly making her musical debut with "Annie" remake.
Actress Sandra Bullock was reportedly approached twice to play the brutal orphanage headmistress Miss Hannigan, but she refused.
Diaz, 40, is said to have accepted the role and will star opposite nine-year-old Quvenzhane Wallis, reports usmagazine. com. Actor Jamie Foxx is expected to play Daddy Warbucks in the film, which is being directed by Will Gluck.
"Annie" is slated for release Dec 25, 2014.(IANS)