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June 20, 2018 12:39 AM Brazil Supreme Court to consider Lula appeal

BRASÍLIA: Brazil's Supreme Court is scheduled to rule Tuesday on the latest effort by former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva to be freed, pending new appeals to his 12-year corruption sentence. Lula, 72, has been behind bars since April after being convicted of accepting a seaside apartment as a bribe from the big Brazilian OAS construction company 7

June 19, 2018 9:00 AM Turkish rapper Ezhel acquitted on first day of drugs trial

ISTANBUL: An Istanbul court on Tuesday acquitted a popular Turkish rapper who faced up to 10 years in jail on charges of encouraging drug use, activists and lawyers said, on the first day of a trial that had sparked widespread alarm. Ezhel, 28, whose real name is Omer Sercan Ipekcioglu, was accused of inciting cannabis use through social media postings 6

June 14, 2018 3:29 AM Win tickets to see TWICE

XPAX by Celcom is offering a chance for fans of Korean girl band TWICE to win special VIP tickets to catch the band’s sold-out TWICEland Zone 2: Fantasy Park in KL concert on July 28 at Stadium Malawati, Shah Alam. The VIP tickets for Xpax Zone (Fantasy Zone) will include an exclusive ‘Hi-Touch’ session with TWICE members when the girls are in town for the concert 5

June 11, 2018 6:33 AM Undies pair caught fully clothed

ISKANDAR PUTRI: It was short-lived freedom for two robbery suspects who fled the Gelang Patah police station in their underwear at 6.15am today. They were recaptured fully clothed at a premise in Kuala Sedili, a coastal town in Kota Tinggi at 2.45pm, Johor police chief Datuk Mohd Khalil Kader Mohd said after the launching of Ops Selamat at Plaza Toll Skudai 5

May 30, 2018 2:14 PM EU urges 'swift, transparent' probe into Russian journalist murder

STRASBOURG: The EU on Wednesday urged a "swift and transparent inquiry" into the killing of anti-Kremlin reporter Arkady Babchenko in Ukraine, condemning it as a "cowardly crime". The prominent Russian war correspondent and former soldier who was shot dead in Kiev on Tuesday was the latest in a series of Kremlin critics to be killed in the Ukrainian 8

May 29, 2018 10:52 AM Muslim animal slaughter must occur in approved abattoirs

LUXEMBOURG: The EU's top court ruled Tuesday that animal slaughter without stunning can only occur in approved abattoirs, saying a ban on temporary slaughter houses does not violate Muslim religious freedom. In its ruling, the European Court of Justice upheld a 2014 ban in Belgium's Flanders region against temporary abattoirs set up to cope with increased 8

May 28, 2018 5:01 AM Beijing protests US warship operation in South China Sea

BEIJING: China has voiced "strong dissatisfaction" after two US warships sailed by an island claimed by Beijing in the disputed South China Sea, adding to simmering tensions in the strategic waterway. The foreign ministry issued a statement expressing "resolute opposition" to the US sail-by of the territory in the disputed Paracel Island chain on Sunday 9

May 14, 2018 12:05 PM Dismissal of Turkey academics creating 'climate of fear': HRW

ISTANBUL: Human Rights Watch on Monday said the dismissal of thousands of academics by the Turkish government after the 2016 failed coup was undermining academic freedoms and creating a 'climate of fear' on campus. "The Turkish government's crackdown is targeting academics and damaging its universities," said Hugh Williamson, Europe and Central Asia director 16

May 9, 2018 2:57 PM Hundreds protest against gun attack on Montenegro journalist

PODGORICA, Montenegro: Several hundred people protested in Podgorica Wednesday, a day after an investigative journalist reporting on organised crime in Montenegro was shot and injured. Olivera Lakic, 49, was shot in her right leg on Tuesday evening when an unknown attacker opened fire in front of her home. "Her life is not in danger", police said. "We are not optimists 11

May 3, 2018 9:01 AM RM2,700 is provisional estimate of living wage, not median income: BNM

KUALA LUMPUR: The monthly income of RM2,700 published in Bank Negara Malaysia's (BNM) 2017 Annual Report is a provisional estimate of a living wage for a single adult in the capital, which does not refer to the median income. FactWatch.my, an initiative by BNM, said the concept of a living wage was also different from the minimum wage and hence, did not supersede 18