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June 22, 2018 5:41 AM Five charity workers gang-raped in India

NEW DELHI: Five women working for a charity in remote eastern India were abducted and gang-raped at gunpoint, police said Friday, in the latest horrific sexual assault in the country. The women said in their complaint they were performing a play to raise awareness about human trafficking in the largely tribal Khunti district of Jharkhand state on Tuesday 9

June 21, 2018 12:10 AM UK PM calls for 'free elections' in Thailand

LONDON: British Prime Minister Theresa May called for "free and open elections" in Thailand as she met with the country's leader Prayut Chan-O-Cha in London on Wednesday. Prayut, a former army chief who seized power from Thailand's civilian government in a 2014 coup, will next meet French President Emmanuel Macron on Monday as part of a highly-publicised 3

June 20, 2018 6:18 AM Mohd Ghazali Abas is Education Ministry's new sec-gen

PUTRAJAYA: Datuk Dr Mohd Ghazali Abas (pix) has been appointed the new secretary-general of the Education Ministry effective today. He takes over from Datuk Seri Alias Ahmad who went on mandatory retirement on May 22. Chief Secretary to the Government Tan Sri Dr Ali Hamsa, in a statement today, said Mohd Ghazali was previously the secretary-general of the Human 3

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 7

June 20, 2018 12:47 AM Five US states refuse to deploy National Guard to border amid outcry

WASHINGTON: Five US states are refusing to deploy National Guard troops to the US-Mexico border amid a growing outcry over a controversial immigration policy of President Donald Trump's administration that has led to migrant children being separated from their parents. The Democratic governors of Colorado, New York and Virginia and the Republican governors 7

June 19, 2018 11:23 AM Malaysia's military involvement in Saudi-led war in Yemen must end, says lawyers for liberty

KUALA LUMPUR: Local human rights body, Lawyers for Liberty, says it is concerned with Malaysia's military involvement in the Saudi Arabia-led coalition war against Yemen that started in 2015 and continues to this day. Referring to the recent assault by the Saudi-led coalition on the Yemeni port city of Hodeidah, the body has called on Defence Minister 4

June 16, 2018 11:08 PM Israel targets Palestinians launching 'fire balloons' from Gaza

GAZA CITY: The Israeli army on Saturday wounded two Palestinians in the Gaza Strip attempting to launch incendiary balloons across the border into Israel, officials said. An Israeli military spokeswoman said an "aerial device" had fired at a group near the Gaza border that was launching "fire balloons" carrying flammable material into Israel 4

June 14, 2018 5:41 AM Pakistan student stabbed 23 times fights to see her attacker jailed

LAHORE: A Pakistani law student has emerged as a women's rights crusader after she was stabbed 23 times in a busy street only to see her alleged attacker walk free, igniting outrage across the deeply patriarchal country. Khadija Siddiqui, 23, survived the frenzied attack in broad daylight outside her sister's school on a busy thoroughfare in the teeming 4

June 14, 2018 12:01 AM People smugglers make billions: UN report

VIENNA: People smugglers made billions on the backs of some 2.5 million desperate migrants in 2016, the UN said in a report Wednesday as the plight of refugees worldwide continues to top the headlines. The report, issued by the UN Office on Drugs and Crime, said people smuggling rings earned some US$7.0 billion (RM 27.96 billion) in 2016 – an amount 9

June 14, 2018 12:01 AM Sea Watch says ready to take rescued migrants if Italy opens ports

BERLIN: German charity Sea Watch said Wednesday it was ready to take on board 40 migrants rescued in the Mediterranean Sea by the US Navy, but only if Italy agreed to open its ports to NGO vessels. US Navy ship the Trenton had rescued the migrants on Tuesday after their rubber boat sank in an accident that claimed 12 lives, the German group said. The US Navy posted 10