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Lap of luxury: Indonesian jailers busted over fancy cells

Inmates at an Indonesian prison paid for luxury cells equipped with air conditioning, flat-screen TVs and private washrooms, anti-graft officials said, in the graft-riddled country's latest corruption scandal.


Neanderthal man knew how to make a fire

Neanderthal man knew how to make a fire by striking stone to create sparks, researchers said Thursday after analysing several tools found at sites in France dating from 50,000 years ago.


Cloud brightening, 'sun shields' to save Barrier Reef

Australia announced plans Friday to explore concepts such as firing salt into clouds and covering swathes of water with a thin layer of film in a bid to save the embattled Great Barrier Reef.


Suharto's convicted murderer son to run for office

Indonesian dictator Suharto's youngest son -- who was convicted of ordering the assassination of a supreme court judge -- will run for a seat in parliament, his political party said Friday.


Park Geun-hye gets eight more years in prison

Disgraced former South Korean president Park Geun-hye was convicted of charges including illegally receiving funds from the country's spy agency on Friday and given eight more years in prison, on top of her current term.


Former HK leader jailed again for misconduct

Former Hong Kong leader Donald Tsang was sent back to prison Friday after a failed appeal bid against a misconduct conviction in one of the city's most high-profile corruption cases.


Mohd Zawawi is PKR's candidate for Sg Kandis

Six years ago, Mohd Zawawi Ahmad Mughni submitted his Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) membership form to party de facto leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim at Padang Rakyat Jalan Kebun here during the 13th General Election campaigning period and today, symbolically, at the same place, he was announced as PKR's candidate for the Sungai Kandis by-election.


Balakong assemblyman killed in accident

The DAP rep's death will force the second by-election after GE14.


Shooting stars on demand: Japan start-up plans meteor shower

A Japanese start-up developing "shooting stars on demand" says it will be ready to deliver the world's first artificial meteor shower in a spectacular show over Hiroshima in early 2020.


'It was a miracle': Thai cave boys describe two-week ordeal

It was meant to be a fun excursion after football practice, but it turned into a life-threatening, two-week ordeal for a group of youngsters trapped in a cave with rising waters and no apparent escape route.


 

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