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May 31, 2017 7:21 PM Russia fires cruise missiles, targets IS positions in Syria

MOSCOW (AP) - Russians warships in the Mediterranean Sea have fired four cruise missiles at the Islamic State group's positions in Syria, the Russian defense ministry said on Wednesday. The announcement came as Syrian government troops pushed ahead in their offensive against IS and militants in central and northern Syria. Moscow said in a statement that the Admiral 33

May 31, 2017 2:40 PM Azeri journalist abducted in Georgia, put in custody in Azerbaijan

TBILISI: An independent Azeri journalist has been abducted in Georgia and forcibly taken to neighbouring Azerbaijan where he was detained in custody, his lawyer said, in a case condemned by rights activists. Afgan Mukhtarli, an investigative journalist and a human rights activist, who had been living in ex-Soviet Georgia since 2015, went missing on Tuesday 17

May 31, 2017 9:28 AM Perkasa to Najib: Explain gov't failure to reach bumiputera KPI target

Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak was asked to explain why only eight out of 25 ministries achieved the 100 percent key performance indicator (KPI) target under the Bumiputera Economic Empowerment (PEB) programme last year. In a statement today, Malay rights group Perkasa vice-president Ruhanie Ahmad also asked Najib to disclose the reasons why 68 percent 18

May 31, 2017 3:11 AM The Latest: Noriega family lawyer says cremation is coming

The lawyer for the family of former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega says the family held a private memorial ceremony for the ex-leader Tuesday, but the remains were not cremated as a family friend reported. Attorney Ezra Angel says Noriega’s remains were taken to the crematorium but have not yet been incinerated. He says cremation is planned for Wednesday 22

May 31, 2017 1:00 AM Shake-up rumors build as Trump's communications director exits

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer sparred with reporters about “fake news,” their anonymous sources and erroneous coverage of President Trump on Tuesday until, before long, he’d had enough. He abruptly left the press podium as reporters continued shouting questions. The 30-minute televised encounter vividly portrayed the strained relations between 23

May 31, 2017 12:58 AM Auditor casts going concern doubts on Damansara Realty

KUALA LUMPUR: Damansara Realty Bhd’s external auditor has issued a statement regarding a material uncertainty in the financial statements of Damansara Realty that may cast significant doubt on the company’s ability to continue as a going concern. The auditor, Messrs Jamal Amin and Partners, drew attention to Damansara Realty’s financial statements for the year ended 19

May 30, 2017 11:55 PM Telefonica splashes out on original shows in Spanish TV push

MADRID: Telefonica SA is taking an aggressive step into television production, with a plan to spend about 100 million euros a year making exclusive dramas and comedies the company will pipe through Europe’s largest fiber broadband network. The initiative from Telefonica’s Movistar TV division would be the biggest bet yet on original series by a European 31

May 28, 2017 2:14 PM Frenchman and 3 Congolese hostages are released in Congo

KINSHASA, Congo — A French man and three Congolese men have been released after being kidnapped in March from a Canadian mining company in eastern Congo in March, Congo’s government said Sunday. They were among five workers, including a Tanzanian who had been kidnapped from the Namoya gold mine operated by Canadian company Banro Mining Corp. in Salamabila 12

May 28, 2017 12:56 PM Home Ministry summons editor over ‘insensitive’ front page

The Star’s front page story on a Malaysian terrorist leader was accompanied by a photograph of Muslims praying at a mosque in Putrajaya. — Picture by Boo Su-LynKUALA LUMPUR, May 28 — The Home Ministry will call up tomorrow The Star’s chief editor over the newspaper’s purportedly insensitive front page with the headline “Malaysian terrorist leader” above 31

May 28, 2017 10:47 AM ‘The Star’ says sorry for its front page

This comes after politicians from both the ruling and opposition parties criticise daily for its layout that apparently links Muslims praying to terrorism. PETALING JAYA: English daily The Star has issued an apology for its Saturday’s front page, saying on hindsight, it should have been more sensitive to the feelings of its Muslim readers. The Star Media 16