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Malaysia rolls out red carpet for Qatar’s emir

KUALA LUMPUR (AP) - Malaysia yesterday rolled out the red carpet for Qatar’s emir, who is on his first trip to Southeast Asia four months...

New Kampong Sungai Bedaun planned near Kuching centre city

KUCHING (Bernama) - The Sarawak government is planning to develop a new 42.5-hectare area in Kampong Sungai Bedaun, about 15 kilometres from Kuching, specially for...

IS Southeast Asia chief killed in Philippines

MARAWI, Philippines (AFP) - The head of the Islamic State (IS) group in Southeast Asia, who figures on the US “most wanted terrorists” list, has...

Big bundle of joy: Vietnam woman gives birth to 7kg baby

HANOI (AFP) - A Vietnamese mother had the shock of her life when her newborn son weighed in at a whopping 7.1 kilogrammes, one...

Vietnam braces for more downpours as flood toll hits 72

HANOI (AFP) - Vietnam braced yesterday for fresh storms as the official death toll from last week’s floods and landslides rose to 72. Downpours lashed much...

Goalkeeper dies after collision in Indonesian league game

JAKARTA (AP) - Indonesia’s soccer community was grieving yesterday following the death of a veteran goalkeeper after a collision during a weekend league game. Choirul Huda,...

US, South Korea begin major navy drill

SEONGNAM, South Korea (AFP) - The United States and South Korea yesterday launched a joint naval exercise in a fresh show of force against...

China’s ruling Communist Party reasserts itself under Xi Jinping

BEIJING (AP) - Officials from the Communist Youth League of China felt they had to act: Busy with their education and careers, young Chinese...

South Korea police seek arrest warrant for Hanjin chief

SEOUL (AFP) - South Korean police yesterday sought an arrest warrant for the chairman of Hanjin Group - a former chief organiser of the...

Iraqi forces drive Kurds from disputed areas near Kirkuk

KIRKUK (AP) - Iraqi Kurdish officials said yesterday that federal forces and state-backed militias have launched a "major, multi-pronged" attack aimed at retaking the...

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