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Malaysia names North Korean diplomat wanted for questioning in airport murder

Malaysian police named on Wednesday a senior official in the North Korean embassy and another linked to its state airline, wanted for questioning over the murder last week of Kim Jong Nam, the North Korean leader’s estranged half-brother. Kim Jong Nam was killed at Kuala Lumpur International Airport on February 13 while he was preparing […]

Security camera footage obtained by Japanese television appears to show a careful and deliberate attack last week on the exiled half brother of North Korea’s ruler, while Malaysia said Monday it had recalled its ambassador to North Korea amid rising tensions between the nations. The footage, obtained by Fuji TV and often grainy and blurred, […]

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From left, Barack Obama and Dalai Lama. US president Barack Obama met the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, at the White House on Wednesday despite a warning by China that it would damage diplomatic relations. The meeting came at a time of heightened tensions between the United States and China over Beijing’s assertive […]

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A massive quake struck on Wednesday off the Indonesian island of Sumatra, a region devastated by the 2004 Indian Ocean quake and tsunami, but initial fears of another region-wide disaster faded as tsunami warnings were canceled. Indonesian and Australian authorities called off their tsunami alerts within two hours of the 7.8 magnitude tremor, though it […]

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It could be the plot of a dystopian thriller: the sudden outbreak of a disease that spreads almost invisibly, for which there is no cure and no vaccination, but which is linked to horrific deformity in babies and may cause some adults’ immune defences to attack their own nervous systems. But Zika is no fiction. […]

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Australia confident about solving mystery after Malaysia confirms debris is from the missing plane  Chinese relatives of passengers aboard missing flight MH370 expressed anger and disbelief yesterday, after Malaysia’s prime minister said wreckage found on a French Indian Ocean island was from the plane. Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak announced a two-metre-long (almost seven-foot) wing […]

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Debris that has washed onto the Jamaique beach in Saint-Denis is seen on the shoreline of French Indian Ocean island of La Reunion, August 3, 2015. Malaysia confirmed early on Thursday that a piece of a wing washed up on an Indian Ocean island beach last week was from Malaysian Airlines flight MH370, the first trace of […]

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A certain Ruhul Amin, who came from Myanmar to Teknaf in the late 1980s, was the one who first discovered the route to bring people from Bangladesh to Malaysia through the Bay of Bengal by boat, say local inhabitants. In 1995, the first voyage was made by a boat from the No 1 sluice gate […]

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At least 116 people were killed Tuesday when an Indonesian air force transport plane crashed into a major city shortly after take-off and exploded in a fireball, officials said. Buildings were left in ruins and cars reduced to flaming wrecks when the Hercules C-130 came down in a residential area of Medan, a city of […]

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Being denied their citizenship at home, Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslim minority is trying to tell the world that they are Burmese. Fleeing sectarian violence, hundreds of thousands of Rohingyas have taken refuge in Bangladesh, but the Burmese authorities have so far refused to take them back. The Rohingyas have also been denied their citizenship and left […]

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The Senior adviser to the Royal Thai Army Lt. General Manas Kongpaen (C) surrenders at the police headquarters in Bangkok, Thailand on June 3, Wednesday. Human trafficking suspect Lt General Manas Khongpaen has been suspended from military service, Army Commander General Udomdej Sitabutr said today. Manas, a former special adviser to the Army, would be […]

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Thailand military officer is arrested in human trafficking investigations on Wednesday. The Senior adviser to the Royal Thai Army Lt. General Manas Kongpaen (C) arrives at the police headquarters in Bangkok, Thailand on Wednesday. A top army officer of Thailand, Lt General Manas Khongpaen, has turned himself in days after a Thai provincial court allowed […]

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