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  • US judge postpones ‘El Chapo’ trial until September

    January 10, 2018 11:55 PM 11

    Joaquin 'Shorty' Guzman is escorted by soldiers during a presentation at the Navy's airstrip in Mexico City February 22, 2014. — Reuters picNEW YORK, Jan 11 — A US judge yesterday postponed until September the trial in New York of notorious Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman. The 60-year-old kingpin, accused of running one of the world’s biggest

  • Armed robbers steal millions from Ritz Paris hotel

    January 10, 2018 11:06 PM 14

    A general view of the scene after axe-wielding robbers stole jewelry on Wednesday from a store in the famed Ritz Paris hotel in Paris, France, January 10, 2018 in this picture obtained from social media. — Reuters picPARIS, Jan 11 — Axe-wielding robbers stole jewellery yesterday possibly worth more than US$5 million (RM20.02 million) from a store in the famed

  • 'Drunk' Russian crashes armoured vehicle into store

    January 10, 2018 3:52 PM 11

    MOSCOW: A Russian man believed to be drunk was detained after stealing an armoured personnel carrier and smashing it into a supermarket on Wednesday, reports said. The man stole the tank-like vehicle on caterpillar tracks from a military driving school in the far northern Murmansk region, RIA Novosti news agency cited a traffic police spokeswoman as saying

  • Trump calls US court system 'unfair' after 'Dreamers' ruling

    January 10, 2018 2:38 PM 10

    WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump lashed out Wednesday at the US judicial system as "broken and unfair" after a judge blocked his decision to end a program that protects so-called "Dreamers" from deportation. Earlier, the White House had called the ruling Tuesday by US District Judge William Alsup in San Francisco "outrageous," coming the same day Trump

  • Declared dead, Spanish prisoner wakes up just before autopsy

    January 10, 2018 1:12 PM 12

    MADRID: Spanish morgue workers were given a major fright when a prisoner who had been declared dead after an apparent suicide attempt woke up just as they prepared to perform an autopsy, authorities said Wednesday. In jail near Oviedo in northern Spain, the man, whom Spain's prison authority refused to identify, was found unconscious around 8am (0700 GMT, 3pm Malaysia)

  • One dead, 800 injured in Philippine Catholic parade

    January 10, 2018 7:08 AM 14

    Devotees parade a replica of an image of Black Nazarene during the annual religious procession in Manila January 9, 2018. — Saudi Press Agency handout via ReutersMANILA, Jan 10 — One devotee died and more than 800 people were injured in the Philippine capital when millions joined a religious procession featuring a blackened image of Jesus, officials

  • Magnitude 7.6 quake off Central America reported

    January 10, 2018 3:37 AM 15

    The last major earthquake was felt in Jakarta on early December 16, 2017, a magnitude 6.5 quake on the Richter scale. — AFP picWASHINGTON, Jan 10 — A massive earthquake of magnitude 7.6 struck north of Honduras in the Caribbean Sea yesterday, sparking a tsunami warning in the area, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre said. The US Geological Survey said the quake

  • Khamenei: US and Britain failed to cause Iran unrest

    January 9, 2018 10:01 AM 8

    Iranian students protest at the University of Tehran during a demonstration driven by anger over economic problems, in the capital Tehran December 30, 2017. — AFP picBEIRUT, Jan 9 — Supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said today that Iran had foiled attempts by the United States and Britain to create unrest during a wave of protests, state media reported

  • N. Korea to reopen military hotline with South, Seoul minister says

    January 9, 2018 9:41 AM 9

    South Korean soldiers stand guard at a checkpoint on the Grand Unification Bridge that leads to the truce village of Panmunjom, just south of the demilitarized zone separating the two Koreans, in Paju, South Korea, January 9, 2018. — Reuters picSEOUL, Jan 9 — North Korea has completed technical maintenance needed to reopen a military hotline with South

  • S. Korea to stick with Japan 'comfort women' deal

    January 9, 2018 7:16 AM 7

    SEOUL: South Korea will not seek to renegotiate a deal with Japan on wartime sex slavery, it said Tuesday, despite new President Moon Jae-In saying on the campaign trail he "could not accept" the agreement. The issue of women forced into sexual slavery for Japanese troops during World War II is a hugely emotional one that has long marred ties between