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Meetings galore in divided Malaysia

Publication date 26 February 2020 | 00:00 | ICT

Speculations and anger mixed with satire and bewilderment seem to be the order of the day in the last 24 hours in Malaysia. Conversations in coffee shops and on social media centred on the epochal moment featuring the resignation of Dr



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    Publication date 25 February 2020 | 21:33 | ICT

    Calm returned on Tuesday after a two-day flare-up in and around Gaza as a truce between Israel and Palestinian militant group Islamic Jihad appeared to take hold after initial jitters.

  • WHO warns of nCov-19 pandemic risk

    Publication date 25 February 2020 | 21:32 | ICT

    THE new coronavirus has peaked in China but could still grow into a pandemic, the World Health Organisation (WHO) warned, as infections mushroom in other countries.

  • Weinstein convicted of assault, rape

    Publication date 25 February 2020 | 21:32 | ICT

    Harvey Weinstein was convicted on Monday of rape and sexual assault but acquitted of the most serious predatory charges, a verdict hailed as a historic victory by the #MeToo movement against sexual misconduct.

  • Colombia tackles narcotics gangs slashing forests for coca plants

    Publication date 25 February 2020 | 21:23 | ICT

    The Colombian military will step up an offensive against drug trafficking gangs responsible for clearing thousands of hectares of protected national parks for coca plantations, Minister of National Defence Carlos Holmes Trujillo Gar

  • Bryant’s widow sues chopper company over fatal crash

    Publication date 25 February 2020 | 21:22 | ICT

    Kobe Bryant’s widow Vanessa filed a lawsuit on Monday against the operators of the helicopter that crashed on January 26, killing the NBA icon and eight others.

  • Canada clears out indigenous protesters

    Publication date 25 February 2020 | 21:21 | ICT

    Canadian police on Monday cleared out indigenous protesters blocking a key east-west rail artery for nearly three weeks to protest a pipeline, causing major disruptions to the economy.

  • Assange victim of ‘war on leakers’

    Publication date 25 February 2020 | 21:20 | ICT

    A lawyer for Julian Assange on Monday claimed the US’ bid to extradite him is part of President Donald Trump’s “war on leakers and journalists”, as the WikiLeaks founder’s full extradition hearing opened in Britain.

  • Study reveals terrible toll of violence on women workers

    Publication date 25 February 2020 | 21:19 | ICT

    Sari, a 32-year-old Indonesian garment factory worker, relies on over-the-counter painkillers just to get through the day. Her problem is not in the workplace, it’s at home, with her abusive husband.

  • Micro-pollution ravaging China and South Asia, researchers say

    Publication date 25 February 2020 | 21:18 | ICT

    Nearly 90 per cent of the 200 cities beset by the world’s highest levels of deadly micro-pollution are in China and India, with most of the rest in Pakistan and Indonesia, researchers reported on Tuesday.

  • Teacher suspect in death of students killed in Indonesia flash flood

    Publication date 24 February 2020 | 23:30 | ICT

    A scoutmaster in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, has been charged with negligence resulting in death after 10 junior high school students were killed in a flash flood that struck during a riverbank trek.