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August 31, 2018 8:43 AM S. Korea's Moon to send special envoy to N. Korea next week: Yonhap

SEOUL: South Korean President Moon Jae-in will send a special envoy to Pyongyang next Wednesday to discuss plans to hold a summit with the North's Kim Jong Un and nuclear disarmament, local media said Friday. The unnamed envoy will visit the North's capital city on Sept 5, Yonhap news agency said, citing a presidential spokesman. Seoul proposed the envoy's 105

August 30, 2018 3:48 PM Yemen state news journalist killed in shelling

ADEN: Yemeni journalist Ahmed Saleh al-Hamzi, head of the state news agency's Baida bureau, was killed in shelling Thursday, local media announced. Saleh, who headed the state-run Saba news agency's office in the embattled Baida province, was killed covering the fight between pro-government forces and Yemen's Huthi rebels, Saba said. Aref al-Amri, head of the Baida 100

August 30, 2018 1:05 PM Space station reports 'leak', crew not in danger

MOSCOW: The International Space Station crew on Thursday was repairing a small "leak" most likely caused by a collision with a small meteorite, the head of the Russian space agency said, adding the incident presented no danger. "Overnight and in the morning there was an abnormal situation — a pressure drop, an oxygen leak at the station," Roscosmos chief 92

August 29, 2018 12:23 PM Belgian TV presenter arrested over armed robbery

BRUSSELS: One of Belgium's top football TV presenters has been arrested as part of a police probe into a series of armed robberies, prosecutors said Wednesday. Stephane Pauwels, who has hosted football shows for Belgian and French TV, was held for questioning for "possible complicity" in an armed robbery in 2017 in the town of Lasne, south of Brussels 76

August 29, 2018 10:26 AM Iran has arrested 'dozens of spies': Intelligence minister

TEHRAN: Iran's intelligence minister said "dozens of spies" had been arrested as part of a crackdown on espionage and dual nationals and alluded to an agent Iran had placed in the Israeli government, Iranian media reported on Wednesday. Intelligence Minister Mahmoud Alavi did not provide details of the "dozens of spies", or over what period they had been arrested 91

August 29, 2018 10:18 AM Korean archer refuses to celebrate Asian Games gold

JAKARTA, Aug 29, 2018 (AFP) - A South Korean archer refused to celebrate bagging a gold medal at the Asian Games after his second-placed compatriot missed a final chance to win an exemption for military service. Kim Woo-jin, 26, brushed off a strong challenge from Lee Woo-seok in the men's individual recurve on Tuesday, where top spot would have exempted 92

August 28, 2018 8:42 AM I knew about Amri’s disappearance only through news reports, says ex-IGP

KUALA LUMPUR: Former Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said he only knew about activist Amri Che Mat through news reports. Khalid told the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) inquiry for Amri's disappearance that he only knew about the case from reading news reports. "After reading news reports I found out that he was the subject 74

August 27, 2018 2:01 PM China plans law against sexual harassment

BEIJING: China is planning new legislation which would ban sexual harassment and make employers responsible for preventing it, state media reported Monday. It would then go to a vote at the rubber-stamp legislature, the National People's Congress (NPC). The proposed regulations would ban sexual harassment and include a definition of what constitutes 59

August 27, 2018 9:51 AM Austria asylum seekers to be denied apprenticeships

VIENNA: Austria will no longer allow asylum seekers to take up apprenticeship opportunities while their claims are being assessed, a policy reversal by the country's anti-immigration government criticised by the opposition. The government is working on a new regulation to fill vacant training places with labourers from third countries, but will no longer 87

August 27, 2018 7:18 AM Wan Azizah, Zahid convey condolences to Zainal Abidin's family

KUALA LUMPUR: Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah has expressed her condolences to the family of a former deputy minister, Datuk Seri Zainal Abidin Osman, who died today. "My condolences to the family of Datuk Seri Zainal Abidin Osman, former Deputy Rural and Regional Development Minister. May his soul be blessed," she said through her Twitter 78