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Malaysian lawmakers including indicted ex-leader take oath

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) - Malaysian lawmakers including former Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak, who has been charged in a massive corruption scandal that...

Two foreign nationals charged over death of Grab driver

KUALA LUMPUR  (Bernama) -  Two foreign nationals were charged in the Selayang Magistrate’s Court yesterday with the murder of a Grab driver, whose lifeless...

Huge drugs haul intercepted in Bali

DENPASAR, Indonesia (AFP) - Bali police said yesterday they had intercepted a huge haul of Australia-bound cold relief tablets that contained a key ingredient...

Cambodian spy trial of filmmaker postponed again

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) - The trial of an Australian filmmaker who could get five to 10 years in prison for flying a drone...

Fierce heatwave hits Japan flood recovery

TOKYO (AFP) - A blistering heatwave smothered swathes of flood-hit western Japan yesterday, hampering clean-up efforts as survivors and relief workers toil in stifling temperatures...

From jail, Pakistan’s former PM Sharif appeals his sentence

ISLAMABAD (AP) - Pakistan’s jailed former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif appealed his 10-year prison sentence yesterday, his party spokeswoman said, just days after returning...

Rights group warns of ‘blatant’ bid to manipulate Pakistan vote

ISLAMABAD (AFP) - Pakistan’s human rights commission yesterday slammed "blatant, aggressive and unabashed" attempts to manipulate the upcoming election, as politicians expressed security fears...

Traditional Chinese opera revitalised through young students

YINCHUAN (Xinhua) - In a training room in northwest China’s Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, more than 30 children are learning martial arts and pantomime,...

Iraqi police arresting protesters in the south: Activists

BAGHDAD (AP) - Activists said Iraqi security forces in the southern oil-rich province of Basra have started arresting protesters who have taken part in...

Netanyahu visits southern region following Gaza escalation

JERUSALEM (AP) - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has met with community leaders of southern Israeli towns bordering Gaza, warning that Israel is engaged in...

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