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‘Maximum’ security as Philippines readies for Boracay shutdown

BORACAY, Philippines (AFP) - Police with assault rifles patrolled entry points to Boracay island yesterday just days before a six-month shutdown and clean-up of...

Online skin trade fuels Myanmar elephant slaughter: Conservation group

BANGKOK (AFP) - An emerging online market for elephant skin in China is threatening the survival of the creatures in neighbouring Myanmar as poaching...

Corrupt Indonesian politician gets 15 years prison

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) - An Indonesian court sentenced a senior politician to 15 years in prison for his role in the theft of $170...

ANZAC Day reminds Sabah to develop sense of togetherness

KOTA KINABALU (Bernama) - Sabah continues to commemorate war heroes of the Australia and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) on ANZAC Day so that...

Malaysian govt’s commitment to provide quality healthcare not empty promises: Najib

PUTRAJAYA (Bernama) - The Malaysian government’s commitment in providing quality healthcare, which is one of the best globally for Malaysians, is not merely empty promises,...

Afghan officials say Taleban attacks kill 11 troops, policemen

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - A new wave of Taleban attacks across Afghanistan killed at least 11 Afghan soldiers and policemen yesterday, officials said, the...

S Korean President to raise Japanese abductee issue in N Korea...

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - South Korean President Moon Jae-in plans to raise the issue of Japanese citizens who were abducted decades ago by...

Bangladesh factory disaster survivors demand justice five years on

SAVAR, Bangladesh (AFP) - Hundreds of Bangladeshis staged protests and tearful tributes at Rana Plaza yesterday on the fifth anniversary of one of the...

Increased attacks on S Sudan health facilities, workers

JUBA (AP) - Everyone and everything is a target in South Sudan’s civil war, as attacks against health facilities and aid workers increase, a...

Verdict looms into macabre death of Swedish journalist

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) - One of the most talked-about and macabre court cases in recent Danish history is set to conclude today when the...

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