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July 9, 2018 6:58 AM Being LGBT is not a crime, say lawyers and activists

PETALING JAYA: Legal experts and activists have defended the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community, saying being one of them is not a crime. The Malaysian Islamic Strategic Research Institute (Iksim) CEO Mahamad Naser Disa (pix) had said being lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender is a crime itself. National Human Rights Society (Hakam) 21

July 7, 2018 6:46 AM Key points of Britain's post-Brexit trade plan

LONDON: Here are the key points of the British government's proposal agreed Friday for the future relationship with the European Union after Brexit, centred on a new "free trade area for goods". The plan says it would avoid checks on the border between Northern Ireland and Ireland and protect manufacturing supply lines, while also fulfilling domestic 55

July 6, 2018 4:43 AM Najib's defence seeks to disqualify Thomas

PETALING JAYA: The defence team of Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak will file an application to disqualify Attorney-General Tommy Thomas from leading the prosecution in the case against the former prime minister. Lead defence counsel Tan Sri Shafee Abdullah told an online news portal that the application would be filed within the next two weeks. Shafee added 47

July 5, 2018 8:30 AM Rebel-held south Syria hit by heaviest strikes yet

DARAA, Syria: The Syrian government and its Russian ally pounded rebel-held areas of the southern province of Daraa on Thursday with the heaviest air strikes of a two-week-old offensive, an AFP correspondent and a monitor reported. "Hundreds" of missiles and barrel bombs were unleashed before dawn by both Syrian and Russian aircraft after talks on rebel 52

June 30, 2018 6:23 AM C4 and Suaram urge govt to lift ban on lawyer in Scorpene probe

KUALA LUMPUR: Civil rights group Center to Combat Corruption and Cronyism (C4) and Suara Rakyat Malaysia (Suaram) have urged the government to lift the ban on French lawyer William Bourdon to assist the judicial inquiry on the Scorpene scandal. "This move would enable him to enter Malaysia and advise the government, in particular, the Minister of Defence 15

June 29, 2018 12:27 PM Ex-Barcelona president Rosell to stand trial for money laundering

MADRID: Former Barcelona president Sandro Rosell will stand trial for alleged money laundering related to the sale of the Brazilian national football team's television rights and a sponsorship deal with the Selecao, a court said Friday. Spain's National Court, which deals with major corruption cases, added Rosell's wife, an Andorran lawyer and three 13

June 28, 2018 2:17 AM MISC warns of scam using its name

PETALING JAYA: MISC Bhd has warned the public of a scam using its name and corporate logo. The international shipping corporation said a letter purportedly from MISC Shipyard & Engineering Sdn Bhd is in circulation. The scam letter requests organisations to submit their tenders for a contractual supply for a project "Centralised, Reorganise, Restructure 24

June 27, 2018 5:13 AM Female founder of S. Korea's largest porn site arrested

SEOUL: A woman who co-founded South Korea's largest pornography website has been arrested after living as a fugitive in New Zealand for years, police said. Soranet — set up in 1999 — held tens of thousands of illegal porn videos including "revenge porn" and spycam porn videos of women secretly filmed at public locations. Distributing pornography is illegal 38

June 26, 2018 12:41 PM Two Ukraine minors in custody over deadly Roma attack

LVIV, Ukraine: A Ukrainian court has ordered that two minors suspected in a deadly attack on a Roma camp be held in custody for 60 days, officials said Tuesday, as concern grows over a wave of hate crimes. On Saturday, masked assailants attacked a Roma camp outside Lviv, in western Ukraine, with batons and knives, killing one man. The 24-year-old died from stab wounds 16

June 26, 2018 6:26 AM Israeli missiles strike near Damascus airport: Syrian state media

DAMASCUS: Two Israeli missiles struck targets near Damascus airport early Tuesday, Syrian state media said, while a monitoring group said they hit arms depots for Hezbollah. In a report in the early hours of Tuesday, Syria's state news agency Sana said "two Israeli missiles came down near Damascus international airport". The head of monitoring group 47