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Japanese group to sue over emperor's enthronement funding

Dozens of Japanese citizens, including members of Christian groups and Buddhist monks, are planning to sue the government over its plan to use taxpayer money for ceremonies next year to mark the new emperor's enthronement.


Philippines hands Imelda Marcos lengthy prison term in graft case

Imelda Marcos was found guilty of corruption on Friday and handed a lengthy prison term in a rare conviction for the former Philippine first lady accused with her late dictator husband of embezzling billions of dollars from state coffers.


Seven killed in Seoul fire

Seven tenants were killed and 11 others injured early Friday when a blaze ripped through a three-storey studio complex in Seoul, fire authorities said.


Chemical spill leaves 52 ill in east China

A chemical spill that dumped nearly seven tonnes of toxic waste in the seas off Fujian province in east China has left 52 people ill, local authorities said Thursday.


Cancer not terminating my career: Chong Wei

Cancer is not a stumbling block to national badminton champion, Datuk Lee Chong Wei to continue with his dream of appearing in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.


Philippines marks five years since its deadliest storm

Philippine survivors of Super Typhoon Haiyan recalled their terror and loss while gathered Thursday at a mass grave for thousands killed five years ago in the country's worst storm on record.


Seoul earmarks more than US$260m for rail, roads in North

South Korea has earmarked more than $260 million to build new railways and roads in the North, an official said Thursday, as Seoul pushes ahead with cross-border projects despite international sanctions on Pyongyang.


Metoo, Brexit, environment inspire new dictionary entries

"Single-use" was named the Collins Dictionary word of the year on Wednesday, following a four-fold increase in usage since 2013 in a reflection of increased concerns about sustainability.


Court: Shafie is rightful Sabah CM

The High Court here today made the ruling that Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal is the rightful Chief Minister of Sabah.


Democrats seize US House but Trump averts 'blue wave'

Democrats seized control of the House of Representatives on Tuesday in a midterm setback for Donald Trump, but the US president managed to avoid a feared "blue wave" as his Republican Party expanded its Senate majority after a polarizing, racially charged campaign.


 

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