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Singapore hands life ban to banker in 1MDB-linked cases

Singapore on Tuesday banned a jailed banker from working in its financial services industry for life over his links to the international money-laundering scandal involving neighbouring Malaysia's state fund 1MDB.


65 journalists, media workers killed globally in 2017

Sixty-five journalists and media workers were killed worldwide in 2017, according to annual figures published by Reporters Without Borders (RSF) on Tuesday.


US: N. Korea led huge WannaCry cyberattack

The United States officially accused North Korea late Monday of carrying out the massive WannaCry attack that infected some 300,000 computers in 150 countries earlier this year.


At least three dead as train derails over Washington state highway

An Amtrak passenger train traveling on a new route for the first time derailed Monday in Washington state, killing at least three people as cars plunged off a bridge onto a busy highway at the height of morning rush hour, officials said.


Pride in being Spanish reborn in Catalonia

Francisco Alfonso had never voted or taken part in a demonstration before, but that all changed when Catalonia's leaders tried to break the wealthy northeastern region away from Spain.


Appeals Court allows EC's bid to remove Selangor inquiry stay order

The Election Commission (EC) can now execute a local inquiry for parliamentary and state constituencies in Selangor after the Court of Appeal set aside an interim stay order by the High Court which had prevented the EC from holding the inquiry.


Duterte says he wants same-sex marriage legalized

Firebrand President Rodrigo Duterte has said he wants same-sex marriage legalised in the Philippines, a move that would bring him into conflict with the dominant Roman Catholic Church.


Rescuers search for dozens missing after Philippine storm

Rescuers used bulldozers to dig through mountains of mud in the eastern Philippines to search for over 30 people missing after a powerful storm triggered landslides on the weekend, authorities said Monday.


American recaptured after escaping Bali prison

An American man convicted of drugs charges who escaped Bali's notorious Kerobokan jail has been recaptured on a neighbouring island after five days on the run, police said Monday.


Marvel or mishap? Hong Kong's troubled mega bridge

Billed as the world's longest sea bridge connecting Hong Kong, Macau and mainland China, it has been touted by supporters as an engineering wonder.


 

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