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Indonesian president orders officers to shoot drug traffickers

JAKARTA: Indonesia's President Joko Widodo has instructed law enforcement officers to shoot drug traffickers to deal with a narcotics emergency facing the country. "Be firm,...

Palestinians, Israelis killed in violence over holy site

JERUSALEM: Escalating Israeli-Palestinian tensions over the Holy Land’s most contested shrine boiled over into violence on Friday that killed six people — three Palestinians...

Spicer exits as Trump shakes up his beleaguered press team

WASHINGTON: White House press secretary Sean Spicer abruptly resigned Friday over President Donald Trump’s decision to tap a camera-ready financier to lead the beleaguered...

Linkin Park vocalist Chester Bennington dies

KUALA LUMPUR: Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington has died of an apparent suicide. The UK BBC in quoting the Los Angeles County Coroner reported that...

Aussie scientists develop drug that re-programmes cells to fight cancer

MELBOURNE: Australian researchers have developed a drug capable of reprogramming the immune system to fight cancer, China's Xinhua news agency reported. The landmark new therapy,...

Thai general, provincial politicians found guilty of human trafficking

BANGKOK: An army general, two provincial politicians and police officers were among 62 people out of a total of 103 defendants found guilty on...

Families to unveil ‘living memorial’ on 3rd MH17 anniversary

THE HAGUE: Three years after Flight MH17 was shot down by a missile over war-torn Ukraine, more than 2,000 relatives will gather today to...

Australia says MH17 perpetrators may be tried in absentia

SYDNEY: The perpetrators who brought down Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 in July 2014, killing all 298 aboard, may be tried in absentia, Australian Foreign...

Trump may reverse decision on climate accord, France’s Macron says: JDD

PARIS: French President Emmanuel Macron said he was hopeful that US President Donald Trump would reverse his decision to pull the United States out...

China says Nobel laureate cremated and his wife is ‘free’

SHENYANG: Deceased Chinese Nobel Peace Prize-winning dissident Liu Xiaobo was cremated on Saturday and his wife is "free", a government official said, as a...

Russian-American lobbyist joined Trump’s son’s meeting, too

WASHINGTON: A prominent Russian-American lobbyist and former Soviet military officer attended a meeting with President Donald Trump’s son, son-in-law and campaign chairman last year,...

North Korea may have more nuclear bomb material than thought: US think tank

WASHINGTON: Thermal images of North Korea's main nuclear site show Pyongyang may have reprocessed more plutonium than previously thought that can be used to...

Trump tells French first lady she’s ‘in such good shape’

PARIS: US President Donald Trump's history of commenting on women's appearances got one chapter richer yesterday on the sidelines of his visit to meet...

Fancy Nasi Lemak Burger, Chendol McFlurry?

SINGAPORE: Have cravings for nasi lemak? The traditional breakfast delicacy has "evolved" recently, with even a cake version. Now, fast-food giant McDonald's has launched the...

Giant iceberg breaks away from ice shelf in Antarctica

LONDON: One of the biggest icebergs on record has broken away from Antarctica, scientists said on Wednesday, creating an extra hazard for ships around...

Singapore gives ex-BSI banker additional jail time

SINGAPORE: A Singapore court jailed a former wealth manager of Swiss bank BSI for four and a half years on Wednesday for money laundering...

Brazilian construction giant fined US$175m for graft

RIO DE JANEIRO: Brazilian construction engineering company, UTC Engenharia S.A., one of the country's largest, will pay 574 million reais (US$175 million) as a...

North Korea calls US practice bombing run a provocation

SEOUL: North Korean state media have sharply criticised a recent practice bombing run by two US B-1B bombers on the Korean peninsula, calling it...

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