R. Kelly ‘arrested on federal sex trafficking charges’

R. Kelly is in custody after being arrested in Chicago on sex trafficking charges, according to reports in the US. There are said to be 13 charges against the singer, including child abuse images and obstruction of justice, according to

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Death toll in Pakistan train collision rose to 23

ISLAMABAD: The death toll from a train collision in central Pakistan rose to 23 on Friday after several people succumbed to their injuries overnight, officials said. The incident took place Thursday in Rahim Yar Khan district in Punjab province when

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Tajuddin succeeds in striking out Pua, Loke suit

KUALA LUMPUR: The High Court here today allowed Pasir Salak Member of Parliament Datuk Seri Tajuddin Abdul Rahman’s application to strike out a suit filed by Damansara Member of Parliament Tony Pua Kiam Wee and Transport Minister Anthony Loke Siew

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Asean Centrality a priority at ADMM

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia put forward its stand of retaining Asean Centrality as the key principle in the 10-member regional grouping’s establishment of cooperation with its dialogue partners at the 13th Asean Defence Ministers’ Meeting (ADMM), Defence Minister Mohamad Sabu said

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RM925.1 million of 1MDB money returned

PUCHONG: A total of RM925.1 million of 1MDB-related money has been returned to the government to-date, said Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng in a statement. He said the funds recovered were in various currencies and denominations. Lim said RM805.8 million

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Iran to Britain: Release our oil tankers

DUBAI: Iran called on Britain on Friday to immediately release its oil tanker which British Royal Marines seized last week on suspicion that it was breaking European sanctions by taking oil to Syria, a foreign ministry spokesman told state news

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US will not blacklist Iran’s foreign minister, for now

WASHINGTON: The United States has decided not to impose sanctions on Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif for now, two sources familiar with the matter said on Thursday, in a sign Washington may be holding a door open for diplomacy.

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Beijing backs Carrie Lam

China’s top representative in Hong Kong said on Thursday the central government in Beijing maintained its support for Chief Executive Carrie Lam, who is grappling with the city’s greatest political crisis since it returned to Chinese rule in 1997. Millions

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China flood death toll hits 61, over 350,000 evacuated

As many as 61 people have been killed and 356,000 evacuated from their homes as heavy rain and floods swept through large parts of southern and central China this week, Chinese rescue authorities said. In a notice published late on

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Husam: Lets have Muhyiddin as DPM with Anwar as PM

PUCHONG: Amanah vice president Datuk Husam Musa has nominated Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin’s name to be the next deputy prime minister once Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim takes over as prime minister. Muhyiddin is currently the Home Minister and was deputy

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