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September 3, 2018 2:28 AM After a week of bipartisan tribute, McCain is laid to rest

WASHINGTON: A nearly weeklong celebration of the life of US senator John McCain – war hero, maverick, two-time presidential candidate and outspoken critic of Donald Trump – came to a solemn and subdued end Sunday as he was laid to rest at the US Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. McCain, who died Aug 25 aged 81 after a year-long struggle against brain 4

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 11

August 7, 2018 1:44 PM Russia holds funerals for journalists shot in C. Africa

MOSCOW: Russia on Tuesday held funerals for three journalists killed in the Central African Republic who were investigating a shadowy Russian mercenary group for a media project founded by Kremlin foe Mikhail Khodorkovsky. The three men, reporter Orkhan Dzhemal, director Alexander Rastorguyev and cameraman Kirill Radchenko, were killed on July 30 shortly 13

August 6, 2018 5:06 AM Tajikistan fears for tourism after attack on bike tourists

DUSHANBE, Tajikistan: En route to mountainous Tajikistan's "roof of the world" lies a hastily-erected memorial to four bike tourists killed in an attack claimed by the Islamic State group late last month. Roses and tulips lie scattered at the tribute — featuring a plaque inscribed in English — in the foreground of a scrubby mountain landscape. "We express 19

August 6, 2018 3:00 AM Japan marks 73rd anniversary of atomic attack on Hiroshima

TOKYO: A bell tolled Monday in Hiroshima as Japan marked 73 years since the world's first atomic bombing, with the city's mayor warning that rising nationalism worldwide threatened peace. The skies over Hiroshima's Peace Memorial Park were clear, just as they were on Aug 6, 1945, when an American B-29 bomber dropped its deadly payload on the port city dotted 19

July 31, 2018 7:58 AM Selangor Sultan attends state-level Warriors' Day celebration

SHAH ALAM: The Sultan of Selangor, Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah, today attended the state-level Warriors' Day celebration at the Memorial here. Sultan Sharafuddin was accompanied by the Raja Muda of Selangor, Tengku Amir Shah, and Mentri Besar Amirudin Shari. Also present were 11th Brigade commander Brig Gen Dr Mohd Radzi Abdul Hamid and Selangor Police 13

July 31, 2018 5:44 AM Kedah Sultan at Warriors' Day event in Alor Star

ALOR STAR: The Sultan of Kedah, Sultan Sallehuddin Sultan Badlishah, attended the state-level 2018 Warriors' Day celebration today at the Memorial in Jalan Tunku Bendahara here. The Sultanah of Kedah, Sultanah Maliha Tengku Ariff, and the Tunku Temenggong of Kedah, Tan Sri Tunku Puteri Intan Safinaz Sultan Abdul Halim Mu'adzam Shah, also graced the event 11

July 24, 2018 9:16 AM Late Eddie Ng cremated

KUALA LUMPUR: The late Balakong assemblyman Eddie Ng Tien Chee was cremated today at the Xiao En crematorium in Cheras. Earlier, Ng's family members and friends performed the religious rites at the Xiao En Memorial Park here. Among those who paid their last respects were Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng, Transport Minister Anthony Loke, Deputy Education 13

July 21, 2018 9:09 AM Eddie Ng's demise, big loss for DAP, community

KUALA LUMPUR: The demise of Balakong state assemblyman Eddie Ng Tien Chee, who died in a road accident early yesterday is a big loss for DAP and the community, said DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng. Lim said Eddie was an elected representative, who was very committed whenever he discharged his duties involving the party and people in his constituency 9

July 9, 2018 2:03 PM Russian rights activist goes on trial in Chechnya

MOSCOW: A leading Russian rights activist went on trial in Chechnya on Monday, charged with drug possession in a case that has sparked concern from Western officials and rights groups. Oyub Titiyev, 60, heads a branch of Russia's top rights group Memorial, the last such body to remain active in the North Caucasus region ruled with an iron fist by strongman 14