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June 21, 2018 10:51 AM Libya strongman's forces say key oil ports recaptured

BENGHAZI, Libya: A force led by Libyan military strongman Khalifa Haftar said Thursday it had recaptured two key oil export terminals, a week after they were attacked by a rival militia. "Our armed forces have full control of the Ras Lanuf region," the force's spokesman Ahmed al-Mesmari said, later adding that it had also seized the Al-Sidra terminal 5

June 21, 2018 5:02 AM Japan worker's pay docked for taking lunch 3 mins early

TOKYO: A Japanese city official has been reprimanded and fined for repeatedly leaving his desk during work hours — but only for around three minutes to buy lunch. The official, who works at the waterworks bureau in the western city of Kobe, began his designated lunch break early 26 times over the space of seven months, according to a city spokesman 5

June 20, 2018 10:02 AM Malaysian embassy monitoring Lake Toba boat capsize incident

JAKARTA: The Malaysian Embassy in Jakarta is monitoring the boat capsize incident in Lake Toba, Sumatra for any Malaysians involved in the tragedy which struck on Monday. An embassy spokesman said the embassy was still trying to get information on victims and was monitoring the search and rescue operation conducted by Indonesian authorities. "The embassy 3

June 19, 2018 2:12 PM Pentagon to set up ‘Space Force’

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump on Monday said he was ordering the creation of a sixth branch of the military to focus on space, a move critics said could harm the Air Force. "It is not enough to merely have an American presence in space. We must have American dominance in space," Trump said before a meeting of his National Space Council. "We are going 6

June 19, 2018 4:04 AM Smooth traffic flow on most major highways

KUALA LUMPUR: The morning traffic flow on major highways today was reported to be smooth and under control, according to PLUS Malaysia Berhad and the Malaysian Highway Authority (LLM). A PLUS Malaysia spokesman told Bernama as at 9am, traffic in both directions of the North-South Expressway (PLUS) was smooth. He added that traffic condition along the Penang 4

June 19, 2018 1:43 AM One dead, five wounded in Malmo shooting: Police

STOCKHOLM: One person was killed and five wounded in a shooting in the centre of the southern Swedish city of Malmo on Monday, police said, ruling out a terrorist link. "An 18-year-old man has died in hospital," Malmo police said in a statement, adding that four others were hospitalised. A police spokesman told AFP that the possibility of a terrorist 6

June 19, 2018 1:19 AM Netanyahu meets King Abdullah in Jordan for rare talks

AMMAN: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Jordan's King Abdullah II held rare talks in Jordan on Monday focused on the stalled Israeli-Palestinian peace process and on the Jerusalem issue. Jordan and Egypt are the only Arab countries to have peace treaties with Israel, and Monday's visit was Netanyahu's first to the kingdom since 2014. The king stressed 3

June 18, 2018 8:23 AM Spanish king's brother-in-law jailed over graft conviction

MADRID, SPAIN: The Spanish king's brother-in-law was jailed Monday after losing an appeal against a graft conviction, the prison authorities said. Inaki Urdangarin, the husband of King Felipe's sister Cristina, entered the prison in Brieva, about 100km north of Madrid at 8am (0600 GMT), a spokesman said. The former Olympic handball player was sentenced 4

June 18, 2018 7:38 AM Guatemala volcano search called off with nearly 200 unaccounted for

GUATEMALA CITY: Authorities on Sunday called off a search for the nearly 200 people missing since Guatemala's Fuego volcano erupted earlier this month, devastating the surrounding countryside. Officials have confirmed the deaths of 110 people as a result of the volcanic eruption on June 3, but another 197 remain unaccounted for. A spokesman for the government's 5

June 18, 2018 7:14 AM Slow moving traffic at several major highways

KUALA LUMPUR: Traffic at several major highways was reported to be slow moving as more people begin to return from their home villages after the Hari Raya Aidilfitri celebration last Friday. A PLUS Malaysia Berhad spokesman told Bernama, as at 1pm, traffic in both directions of the North-South Expressway (PLUS) was reported to be slow and under control 6