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PMO begins Tadarus Al-Quran at Kg Masin Mosque

THE Prime Minister’s Office began the first of its Tadarus Al-Quran sessions yesterday, at the Kampong Masin Mosque. Among those present at the religious...

Malaysia sets up task force to probe 1MDB scandal

KUALA LUMPUR (AFP) - Malaysia yesterday set up a task force to probe allegations that billions of dollars were looted from sovereign wealth fund 1Malaysia...

Stars urge Indonesia to ban ‘brutal’ trade in dog meat

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) - International stars of acting, music and sports have urged Indonesia’s president to ban what they say is a brutal trade...

Coordinated bombs rock ‘peace progress’ claims in Thai south

BANGKOK (AFP) - Insurgents detonated more than 20 homemade explosives across Thailand’s south, the army said yesterday, in a night of violence undermining junta claims...

One-fingered Japanese climber dies on eighth attempt at Everest

KATHMANDU (AFP) - A celebrated Japanese climber who lost all but one finger to frostbite on Everest has died on his eighth attempt to...

More IS fighters leave Damascus district

BEIRUT (AFP) - A second batch of fighters from the Islamic State (IS) extremist group left their final Damascus stronghold overnight, a monitor said...

Man faces murder charges in restaurant crash that killed kin

BESSEMER CITY, NC (AP) — A man intentionally rammed a vehicle into a steak and seafood outlet in North Carolina on Sunday, killing his...

Erdogan seeks expatriate support for re-election

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) - Turkey’s president addressed thousands of expatriate Turks in Bosnia’s capital Sunday to shore up support before his country’s snap presidential...

Greek police arrest two in mob beating of mayor

THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) - Two people have been arrested as suspects in an attack that left the mayor of Greece’s second-largest city hospitalised, Thessaloniki...

Surgeon builds windpipes from arteries

PARIS (AFP) - Where others failed, sometimes spectacularly, French surgeon Emmanuel Martinod has helped people whose windpipes have been ravaged by cancer and other...

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