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August 12, 2018 3:18 PM Crowd-funded headstone marks lost grave of poet William Blake

LONDON: The lost resting place of British poet and artist William Blake was finally marked Sunday with a gravestone, almost 200 years after he died. Despite his influence today, Blake died in obscurity in 1827 and was buried in an unmarked common grave in Bunhill Fields, a London cemetery. Only a plain memorial stone recorded that he was buried nearby 53

August 2, 2018 2:39 PM Special send-off for remains of 28 Kiwi soldiers on Aug 20

MALACCA: It may be a sombre event, but one that will be steeped in tradition as the remains of 28 New Zealand servicemen will be given honours at a special ceremony at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) before they are repatriated home on Aug 20. The Defence Ministry in a statement today said the ceremony to be held at KLIA's Bunga Raya Complex 30

June 20, 2018 2:22 AM Maduro ally named leader of Venezuela's ruling assembly

CARACAS: Venezuela's all-powerful Constituent Assembly on Tuesday elected Diosdado Cabello as its new president, a month after he was slapped with US sanctions. Cabello, deputy leader of the ruling Socialist Party, was elected by a show of hands of the 545-member Assembly and replaces Delcy Rodriguez, a former foreign minister who President Nicolas Maduro 40

May 6, 2018 8:09 AM Dr Mahathir prevented from visiting Nik Aziz's grave

KOTA BARU: Pakatan Harapan (PH) chairman Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has been prevented from visiting the grave of Datuk Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat by the family members of the late PAS spiritual leader, here today. At about 9am, Nik Abdul Aziz's son Nik Adli was seen locking the gates of the Kampung Pulau Melaka Muslim cemetery, which was also blocked by a lorry 18

April 11, 2018 11:02 AM Kremlin warns against moves that ‘could destabilise’ war-torn Syria

A man walks with his bicycle at a damaged site in the besieged town of Douma, Eastern Ghouta, Syria March 30, 2018. — Reuters picMOSCOW, April 11 ― The Kremlin today urged restraint in Syria, saying that countries should avoid taking action that could further destabilise the war-torn country, as the US considered missile strikes over alleged chemical 39

April 6, 2018 1:34 AM Japan animation giant Takahata dies at 82

TOKYO: Oscar-nominated Japanese anime director Isao Takahata, who co-founded the Studio Ghibli and was best known for his work "Grave of the Fireflies", has died aged 82, the studio said on Friday. "(His death) is true, but we can't comment further as we are trying to confirm some facts around it," a Studio Ghibli spokeswoman told AFP. Citing unnamed 209

April 5, 2018 2:32 PM Russian historian who exposed Stalin’s crimes cleared of child pornography, reports TASS

Dmitriev's focus on crimes had jarred with the Kremlin narrative of not being ashaed of its past — Reuters picMOSCOW, April 5 — A Russian historian whose exposure of Soviet leader Josef Stalin’s crimes angered state officials was cleared of child pornography charges today, the TASS news agency reported. State prosecutors had accused Yuri Dmitriev of involving 40

March 27, 2018 6:11 AM Iceland leaders to snub 2018 World Cup in Russia

REYKJAVIK: Iceland announced Monday it will stage a diplomatic boycott of the football World Cup in Russia over the poisoning of a former double agent in Britain. "Among the measures taken by Iceland is the temporary postponement of all high-level bilateral dialogue with the Russian authorities," the foreign ministry said in a statement said. "Consequently 23

March 20, 2018 12:47 AM Facebook launches audit of data leaked to Trump consultant

Public posts on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Foursquare and other online venues give hackers fodder to mimic the way people write and the words they use, says security firm Trustwave. – AFP picSAN FRANCISCO, March 20 — Facebook announced yesterday it has hired a digital forensics firm to investigate the handling of data on millions of Americans leaked 42

March 9, 2018 2:04 AM Japan says US tariffs ‘regrettable’, warns of ‘grave impact’

Jaoan’s foreign minister Taro Kono describes Donald Trump's decision to impose steep trade tariffs as ‘regrettable’. — Reuters picTOKYO, March 9 ― Japan hit out today at US President Donald Trump's decision to impose steep trade tariffs on foreign steel and aluminium, saying it could harm economic relations between the two allies. “The measure could 48