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June 23, 2018 11:49 PM Saudi women driving ban ends

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia allowed women to drive from Sunday, overturning the world's only ban on female motorists, a historic reform that is expected to usher in a new era of social mobility. The lifting of the ban, which follows a sweeping crackdown on women activists, is part of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's reform drive to modernise the conservative 6

June 23, 2018 12:28 PM 45 individuals detained at 'Rumah Merah'

PUTRAJAYA: The Immigration Department detained 45 individuals comprising 38 foreigners and seven locals in an operation at 'Rumah Merah', believed to be a brothel in Jalan Petaling, Kuala Lumpur on Friday (June 22). In a statement today, the department said 34 of the suspects were foreign women (Indonesian (24), Indians (seven) and Bangladeshi (three) 8

June 23, 2018 10:46 AM Wan Azizah has audience with Pahang Regent

KUANTAN: Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail had an audience with Regent of Pahang, Tengku Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah at Istana Abdulaziz here in conjunction with her first visit to the state after being appointed as deputy prime minister. Dr Wan Azizah, who is also Women, Family and Community Development Minister, arrived at the palace with Pahang PKR chairman 5

June 23, 2018 10:20 AM Five migrants die, nearly 200 rescued off Libya

TRIPOLI: Five migrants died and nearly 200 were rescued off the coast of Libya while trying to cross the Mediterranean to Europe in two boats, the Libyan navy said Saturday. Three children and nine women were among 94 migrants rescued on Friday when their inflatable dinghy sank 12 nautical miles from Garabulli, east of the capital Tripoli. Five migrants 6

June 22, 2018 5:41 AM Five charity workers gang-raped in India

NEW DELHI: Five women working for a charity in remote eastern India were abducted and gang-raped at gunpoint, police said Friday, in the latest horrific sexual assault in the country. The women said in their complaint they were performing a play to raise awareness about human trafficking in the largely tribal Khunti district of Jharkhand state on Tuesday 9

June 21, 2018 7:53 AM Children's Wellbeing Roadmap to be released in a month: Wan Azizah

PUTRAJAYA: An integrated and comprehensive Children's Wellbeing Roadmap will be drawn out in a month to address various problems plaguing children, including refugees and the marginalised. Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail stressed that the country had failed to ensure the wellbeing of children, despite the millions spent for almost 3

June 21, 2018 12:10 AM New Zealand PM in hospital to give birth

WELLINGTON: New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is in hospital to give birth, her office said Thursday, handing over duties to her deputy ahead of the delivery. The 37-year-old is set to become only the second world leader to have a child while in office, capping a meteoric year just months after she took over the country's top job in October 3

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 4

June 19, 2018 9:15 AM Pensioner loses RM288k in Macau Scam

JOHOR BARU: A government pensioner lost about RM288,000 after being duped by a Macau Scam syndicate in May. Batu Pahat District Police chief ACP Abdul Wahib Musa said the 62-year-old man lost his money when he made payment transactions to four accounts belonging to the syndicate, purportedly for bail and legal fees. "The victim, a retired medical assistant 7

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