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September 3, 2018 12:39 PM Cameroonian rights activist 'missing' for weeks: Family

DOUALA: A prominent Cameroonian rights activist has been missing for nearly a month after heading to the restive anglophone region on a fact-finding mission, his partner said Monday. Franklin Mowha, the head of the Frontline Fighters for Citizen's Interest, disappeared after leaving the commercial capital Douala on Aug 6 for Kumba, a town in the English-speaking 17

August 28, 2018 8:42 AM I knew about Amri’s disappearance only through news reports, says ex-IGP

KUALA LUMPUR: Former Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said he only knew about activist Amri Che Mat through news reports. Khalid told the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) inquiry for Amri's disappearance that he only knew about the case from reading news reports. "After reading news reports I found out that he was the subject 6

August 28, 2018 2:21 AM Fire forces brief Statue of Liberty evacuation

NEW YORK: More than 3,000 tourists were evacuated Monday from the island where the Statue of Liberty stands, after propane cylinders caught fire at a construction site near the iconic landmark, officials said. Liberty Island, which welcomes thousands of visitors a day during the busy summer season, was evacuated for more than two hours, before the fire department 14

August 22, 2018 11:12 AM Man arrested over Facebook post depicting Nepal PM as monkey

KATHMANDU: A man in Nepal was arrested for sharing a doctored image on Facebook showing Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli's head superimposed on a monkey's body, police said Wednesday. Homnath Sigdel, 44, was taken into custody on Tuesday for "sharing indecent photos that targeted the prime minister", senior police officer Narendra Prasad Uprety told AFP. The offending 24

August 10, 2018 8:48 AM Mujahid to meet LGBT activist Nisha Ayub over portrait incident

PETALING JAYA: Minister of Religious Affairs in the Prime Minister's Office Datuk Mujahid Yusof Rawa will meet LGBT activist Nisha Ayub whose portrait was removed from a photography exhibition at the George Town Festival. The meeting is slated to take place at 6pm today at the lobby of Block A of the Putrajaya Islamic Complex. According to a media invite 17

August 5, 2018 2:03 AM Police order crowd dispersal after projectiles thrown at US far-right rally

PORTLAND: Police said activists hurled rocks and bottles during a Portland rally Saturday organized by two far-right groups that drew a counter-demonstration and raised fears of a replay of last year's deadly "Unite the Right" protests in Charlottesville, Virginia. Police in the western state of Oregon's largest city said the projectiles were thrown 21

July 29, 2018 7:09 AM Israel arrests Italians who painted mural of Palestinian teen

JERUSALEM: Israeli forces have arrested two Italians for drawing a giant mural of a Palestinian teenager seen as a symbol of resistance on the separation wall in the occupied West Bank, police said. The roughly four-metre image near Bethlehem in the West Bank depicts Ahed Tamimi, 17, who was released from prison Sunday after an eight-month sentence for slapping 21

July 27, 2018 1:45 AM Set up volunteer teams to address security issues and provide protection for children: PPIM

KUALA LUMPUR: The Women, Family and Community Development Ministry has been urged to set up volunteer teams in housing areas to tackle security issues and provide protection for children. Malaysian Muslim Consumer Association (PPIM) lead activist Datuk Nadzim Johan (pix) said the move could lead to a change in the society's attitude, making them more sensitive 12

July 26, 2018 11:14 AM Indian police detain 450 after violent minority protests

MUMBAI: Almost 450 people were in custody in the Indian state of Maharashtra on Thursday after clashes between thousands of protestors from the Maratha minority and police charging with batons and firing tear gas, officials said. Like other communities in India the Marathas, who make up around 30 percent of the western state's 110 million people, want quotas 19

July 19, 2018 9:56 AM Get ‘with it’ at the cleverer Kancil

The Association of Accredited Advertising Agents of Malaysia (4A's) will host its first Kancil Creative Festival this July 26 and 27. Held at Ruang by ThinkCity, KL, the creative festival themed "Celebrating humanity in creativity, technology and culture" will gather some of the most innovative minds across diverse backgrounds. These include MP of Lembah 18