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Malaysia to ensure houses for all, says PM Najib

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama) - Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said the government always endeavoured to ensure that every Malaysian including the less...

Man held over murder of Japanese couple in Bali

DENPASAR, Indonesia (AFP) - Indonesian police have arrested a man over the murder of an elderly Japanese couple whose bodies were found burned beyond...

Anti-communist mob attacks Indonesia meeting, 22 arrested

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) - A mob opposed to public discussion of Indonesia's 1965 massacre of communists tried to force its way into a Jakarta...

US flies powerful warplanes amid tensions with N Korea

SEOUL (AP) - The US military flew advanced bombers and stealth jets over the Korean Peninsula and near Japan in drills with South Korean...

Ex-Pakistan PM’s wife on course to win his by-election seat

LAHORE (AFP) - The wife of former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was on course to win a parliamentary by-election for her husband’s seat,...

Young democracy activist among Macau election winners

HONG KONG (AP) - Macau voters elected a young pro-democracy activist to the Chinese casino capital’s legislature, as opposition lawmakers expanded their presence at...

Iraq court suspends Kurdish region’s independence vote

BAGHDAD (AP) - Iraq’s top court yesterday temporarily suspended the northern Kurdish region’s referendum on independence that’s due next week, a decision that put...

Americans unjustly held in Iran part of pattern: UN

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - Two Iranian-Americans serving 10-year prison sentences on spying charges in Iran should be immediately freed and paid restitution,...

Syria troops closer to besieging IS after crossing key river

MOSCOW (AFP) - Syrian government troops came closer yesterday to encircling the Islamic State (IS) group in a pocket of Deir Ezzor city after...

UN gives top prize to Chibok girls negotiator

ABUJA (AFP) - A Nigerian lawyer who helped secure the release of more than 100 schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram was yesterday awarded one...

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