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Movida bombers sentenced to 25 years' jail

Movida bombers sentenced to 25 years'...

March 29

KUALA LUMPUR — The two Islamic State (IS) supporters, who carried out the first terror bombing in Malaysia at the Movida night spot, have been jailed 25 years each by the High...

Indonesian man found dead inside giant python

Indonesian man found dead inside...

March 29

MANUJU (Indonesia) — An Indonesian farmer has been discovered inside the belly of a giant python after the swollen snake was caught near where the man vanished while harvesting...

South Korean ferry saga a tale of government blunders

South Korean ferry saga a tale of...

March 29

SEOUL — From a botched rescue job to severely wrong death counts, South Korea’s government has been blamed for a series of egregious errors in its handling of the 2014 sinking...

Man unleashes anger on ATMs after failing to withdraw money

Man unleashes anger on ATMs after...

March 29

GEORGE TOWN — A man broke two automated teller machines (ATM) after he failed to withdraw money at a bank’s branch in Penang on Tuesday night (March 28).

Philippines, China to hold direct talks on sea row: Manila

Philippines, China to hold direct...

March 29

MANILA — China and the Philippines will hold direct talks on their maritime dispute in May, Filipino officials said on Wednesday (March 29), as President Rodrigo Duterte seeks...

Duterte offers authoritarianism as Philippine panacea

Duterte offers authoritarianism as...

March 29

MANILA — Three turbulent decades after the Philippines shed dictatorship, President Rodrigo Duterte is offering a return to authoritarian rule as a solution to all the problems...

Please don’t call my husband ‘first gentleman’: HK’s chief executive-elect

Please don’t call my husband ‘first...

March 29

HONG KONG — Ms Carrie Lam’s victory in the chief executive race poses a question raised previously when Ms Angela Merkel was elected chancellor of Germany – what is the best way...

Jokowi not trying to promote secularism in Indonesia: Party official

Jokowi not trying to promote...

March 29

JAKARTA — Indonesian President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo was not trying to promote secularism when he urged the people to separate politics and religion last week, a leading lawmaker...

Former MP, navy chief among Malaysians who had stakes in North Korean firm: Report

Former MP, navy chief among...

March 29

KUALA LUMPUR — A former federal lawmaker and ex-navy chief both had stakes in a North Korean firm that had allegedly violated international sanctions while operating in Malaysia...