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August 20, 2018 2:59 PM 14 killed in Rio police, military operations

RIO DE JANEIRO: At least 14 people were killed Monday in Rio de Janeiro during operations by soldiers and police against drug gangs in impoverished favelas and a suburb, officials and media reports said. The military command heading security in Brazil's second biggest city said eight people died in the sweep of favelas "and there could be more." The military 87

August 17, 2018 9:34 AM Islam is a political movement

Today, two million Muslims are converging on Mekah, Umno President Ahmad Zahid Hamidi being one of them. What many, Muslims included, do not realise is that the annual pilgrimage to the Kaaba is a pre-Islamic ritual. It is older than Islam and was in existence long before Muhammad was born. And the Kaaba was home to 360 different gods. Chief amongst 105

August 12, 2018 2:07 PM Remains of seven Kiwi soldiers from WWII to be repatriated

TAIPING: The remains of seven New Zealand soldiers who died in World War II were exhumed from the Commonwealth War Graves in the Kamunting Camp and transported to Wardieburn Camp in Kuala Lumpur today and will be flown home on Aug 20. The forensic analysis process and reconciliation was conducted at Taiping Hospital while identification was done at the camp. A total 44

August 12, 2018 9:06 AM Venezuela's Maduro says he would accept FBI help over alleged murder plot

CARACAS: President Nicolas Maduro has said that he would let US FBI agents come to Venezuela to help investigate the alleged recent plot to kill him with explosive drones — but with conditions. If US officials confirm "the offer for the FBI to investigate links in Florida with the assassination plan ... I would agree for the FBI to come here," Maduro 54

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 94

August 3, 2018 11:57 AM Public workers end strike in Guinea-Bissau after pay deal

BISSAU: Public-sector workers in the West African state of Guinea-Bissau have called off a strike after securing a pay increase in talks with the government, their main trade union said Friday. The strike, launched on July 24, ended after the government agreed on Thursday to increase minimum monthly pay from 19,200 CFA francs to 50,000 francs from Sept, Julio 85

August 3, 2018 12:20 AM Mnangagwa wins Zimbabwe's first post-Mugabe election

HARARE: Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa, a former ally of Robert Mugabe, narrowly won the country's landmark election, results showed early Friday, in an outcome set to fuel fraud allegations as security forces patrolled the streets to prevent protests. Mnangagwa won 50.8% of the vote, ahead of Nelson Chamisa of the opposition MDC party on 44.3%, the Zimbabwe 88

August 2, 2018 2:39 PM Special send-off for remains of 28 Kiwi soldiers on Aug 20

MALACCA: It may be a sombre event, but one that will be steeped in tradition as the remains of 28 New Zealand servicemen will be given honours at a special ceremony at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) before they are repatriated home on Aug 20. The Defence Ministry in a statement today said the ceremony to be held at KLIA's Bunga Raya Complex 35

August 1, 2018 2:14 AM Malaysian released from Israeli prison arrives at KLIA

SEPANG: The sole Malaysian representative who was detained by the Israeli regime at the Givon Prison, Prof Madya Dr Mohd Afandi Salleh felt like being in a war zone when the flotilla ship Al-Awda which carried medicines to Gaza was captured by Israeli forces 49 nautical miles from the Gaza waters. Mohd Afandi, who was met by reporters shortly after arrival 26

July 31, 2018 4:45 AM 30 years on, 'new age militancy' stokes Kashmir conflict

SRINAGAR, India: A home-made bomb set off the insurgency against Indian rule in Kashmir 30 years ago, but "new age" fighters using social media assaults alongside guns are taking the battle to new heights of bitterness. The explosion at the Srinagar telegraph office doorway on July 31, 1988 caused no casualties but lit the fuse on a conflict that rights 83