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March 27, 2015 2:35 PM Judges ponder appeal from Knox's ex

Lawyers for Amanda Knox's ex-boyfriend have made a final appeal to Italy's top criminal court, urging it to overturn the pair's murder conviction for the 2007 murder of Knox's room-mate, British student Meredith Kercher. Attorney Giulia Bongiorno dissected the decision of an appeal court in Florence last year to show what she said were numerous errors 6

March 26, 2015 10:28 AM Snubbed in Parliament over Altantuya queries, Mahfuz urges cops to act

Pokok Sena MP Datuk Mahfuz Omar repeated his demand that police reopen the Altantuya Shaariibuu’s murder investigation after failing being rebuffed in Parliament. — Picture by Yusof Mat Isa KUALA LUMPUR, March 26 - PAS lawmaker Datuk Mahfuz Omar repeated his demand today that the police reopen Altantuya Shaariibuu’s murder investigation, after failing 4

March 25, 2015 8:30 PM Ivory Coast's coalition partners to merge after elections

ABIDJAN: The two main parties in Ivory Coast's ruling coalition will merge after elections later this year, aiming to consolidate support for President Alassane Ouattara, one of the party leaders said on Wednesday. Ex-president Laurent Gbagbo's Ivorian Popular Front (FPI) - the West African nation's third major party and its only opposition movement 4

March 25, 2015 7:35 PM Italy court ruling on Amanda Knox delayed until Friday

ROME: Italy's highest court delayed until Friday a ruling on whether to uphold the conviction of American Amanda Knox and her Italian ex-boyfriend for the murder of British student Meredith Kercher. The case has inspired books and films and riveted media attention for almost eight years. The court's decision could trigger a legal battle over Knox's extradition 6

March 25, 2015 3:53 PM ‘Harassed’ Borders manager seeks royal intervention

PETALING JAYA: Borders bookstore manager Nik Raina Nik Abdul Aziz has appealed to the Yang di Pertuan Agong Tuanku Abdul Halim Muadzam Shah to intervene in her long-running legal battle with the Federal Territory Islamic Affairs Department (Jawi). She said she was tired of dealing with Jawi, and pleaded the King to reprimand the religious authority for hounding 8

March 25, 2015 2:01 PM Italian high court weighs Amanda Knox’s fate in murder appeal

ROME—Italy’s high court took up the appeal of Amanda Knox’s murder conviction Wednesday, considering the fate of the “very worried” American and her Italian former boyfriend in the brutal 2007 murder of Knox’s British roommate. So many journalists and trial-watchers were on hand for the final arguments in the murder of Meredith Kercher that the judges 6

March 25, 2015 12:39 PM What more do you want from me, Borders manager asks Jawi

Borders bookstore manager Nik Raina Nik Abdul Aziz is begging the Federal Territory Islamic Affairs Department to stop oppressing her. – The Malaysian Insider file pic, March 25, 2015.Hounded by the Federal Territory Islamic Affairs Department (Jawi), Borders bookstore manager Nik Raina Nik Abdul Aziz today accused the religious authority of making her a scapegoat 16

March 25, 2015 10:47 AM Italy's top court to rule on Amanda Knox fate

ROME: Italy's highest court was expected to rule on Wednesday on whether to uphold the conviction of American Amanda Knox and her former Italian boyfriend for the 2007 killing of British student Meredith Kercher. The case, which has inspired books and films, has riveted media attention in Italy and the United States for eight years and the court's decision 5

March 25, 2015 7:18 AM Two abducted Bangladeshis freed in Libya

DHAKA: Two Bangladeshi workers abducted in Libya by suspected Islamic State militants have been freed after more than two weeks, Dhaka said Wednesday. They were among a group of nine people including four Filipinos and an Austrian reportedly taken hostage in southern Libya this month in an attack blamed on the jihadist group. The two Bangladeshis were released 7

March 24, 2015 11:54 PM More help for SMEs with new voucher scheme, News, News, AsiaOne Business News

Smaller firms will be able to tap on a range of 30 avenues of assistance through the expanded Innovation and Capability Voucher (ICV). The scheme was launched in 2012 and helped small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) engage consultants to advise them in in four areas - innovation, productivity, human resources and financial management. The scheme 4