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Taiwan dentist ordered to pay mother RM3m for raising him

TAIPEI: Taiwan’s top court has ordered a dentist to pay his mother around Tw$22.33 million (RM2,990,860) as reimbursement for the money she spent raising...

Indian movie superstar Rajinikanth sets his sights on politics

NEW DELHI: Tamil superstar Rajinikanth Sunday announced he would be forming an Indian political party, to the delight of thousands of fans who cheered...

US military to accept transgender recruits on Monday -Pentagon

WASHINGTON: Transgender people will be allowed for the first time to enlist in the US military starting on Monday as ordered by federal courts,...

Singapore issues two more financial bans related to 1MDB scandal

SINGAPORE: Singapore’s central bank today said it had permanently barred Yeo Jiawei, a former wealth manager of Swiss bank BSI involved in breaches related...

UN council mulls call for US Jerusalem decision to be withdrawn

UNITED NATIONS: The United Nations Security Council is considering a draft resolution that would insist any decisions on the status of Jerusalem have no...

Strong quake hits Indonesia’s Java, at least 2 dead

JAKARTA: A powerful magnitude 6.5 earthquake struck the island of Java in Indonesia just before midnight on Friday, with authorities reporting two deaths and damage...

Zimbabwe’s Mugabe flies off to Singapore; to make stop-over in Malaysia

HARARE: Zimbabwe's former president Robert Mugabe has left the country for medical checks in Singapore, his first foreign travel since the army forced him...

Ukraine, Netherlands discuss cooperation on MH17 crash

PROBE KIEV: The Ukrainian and Dutch law enforcement chiefs met here on Monday to discuss the cooperation between the two countries on the investigation...

Trump recognises Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, sparks firestorm

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump recognised the disputed city of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital Wednesday, prompting an almost universal diplomatic backlash and fears of new...

Flynn pleads guilty, is cooperating in Trump-Russia probe

WASHINGTON: Michael Flynn, the retired general who vigorously campaigned at Donald Trump’s side and then served as his first national security adviser, pleaded guilty...

Charges dropped against Malaysian student who went on $4.6m spree after bank error

A Malaysian student who was alleged to have spent $4.6 million on designer goods — after the bank accidentally gave her an unlimited overdraft...

Egg fossils find in China crack open secrets of ancient flying reptiles

WASHINGTON: A dazzling discovery in northwestern China of hundreds of fossilized pterosaur eggs is providing fresh understanding of these flying reptiles that lived alongside...

Google sued over theft of data of 5 million UK users

LONDON: A consumer activist launched Thursday a lawsuit accusing Google of illegally collecting data on more than five million British iPhone users, who could...

6 Malaysian tourists held at HK airport with HK$4m worth of ketamine

PETALING JAYA: Six Malaysians who tried to smuggle over 8 kg of suspected ketamine into Hong Kong yesterday were arrested at the Hong Kong...

Palm oil giant vows to reform after Indonesian child labour probe

KUALA LUMPUR: The world’s biggest palm oil processor Wilmar has launched fresh measures to improve conditions of thousands of children living on its plantations,...

Donkeys jailed, politician helped secure their release

NEW DELHI: Authorities in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh jailed a herd of eight donkeys for four days after they ate up...

‘Smoking kills,’ US tobacco firms say in court-ordered ads

WASHINGTON: Smoking kills an average 1,200 Americans daily, US tobacco companies admitted Sunday in court-ordered “corrective statements” published in newspapers. The ads began appearing 11...

Militants kill more than 230 at Sinai mosque in Egypt’s deadliest attack

CAIRO: Militants killed more than 230 people at a mosque in North Sinai on Friday, detonating a bomb and gunning down worshippers in the...

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