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Malaysia to deport 50 North Koreans: Zahid

Malaysia will deport 50 North Koreans for overstaying their visas, the deputy prime minister said Tuesday, in an apparent exception to a departure ban imposed after the assassination of Kim Jong-Nam.

Taiwan ex-leader faces new charges over leaks

Taiwan's former president Ma Ying-jeou was slapped with new charges on Tuesday in a political leaks controversy, just weeks before he faces possible conviction in another related case.

Johor exco fails to get remand period shortened

The High Court here today dismissed an application by a Johor state executive council member (exco) for a review of a remand order issued against him by a lower court last Friday.

US Fed due to meet with a rate hike on the cards

The US Federal Reserve was due to begin a two-day meeting Tuesday, having signalled it is likely to raise the benchmark interest rate as the world's largest economy gains steam.

Myanmar may be trying to 'expel' all Rohingya

Myanmar may be seeking to "expel" all ethnic Rohingya from its territory, a UN rights expert said Monday, pushing for a high-level inquiry into abuses against the Muslim minority community.

Malaysia censors 'gay moment' in Beauty and the Beast

Malaysian censors have reportedly cut out a "gay moment" in the Disney film "Beauty and the Beast" before agreeing to its release in the Muslim-majority nation.

More than 320,000 dead in six years of Syria war

Syria's war has killed just over 320,000 people since it erupted six years ago, a monitor said Monday, noting that a fragile ceasefire had helped to slow the rising death toll.

'They hated me because I supported UEC': Annuar

"When I said something, such as the government should recognize UEC, I didn't do it to make myself more popular or try to please the Chinese community. It was from the bottom of my heart!"

100 years on, debate rolls on over Russia's last tsar

Saint or playboy, blood-stained autocrat or family man, incompetent leader or just a victim of circumstance? A century after he ended Romanov rule, Russia's last tsar still prompts heated debate.

Philippines, communists resume peace talks

The Philippine government agreed Sunday to reinstate a ceasefire with the communists behind one of the world's longest-running insurgencies, despite President Rodrigo Duterte's earlier threat to step up attacks on the group.


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