Hong Kong protesters disrupt train services, cause commuter chaos

HONG KONG: Hundreds of Hong Kong protesters blocked train services during the early morning rush hour on Tuesday, causing commuter chaos in the latest anti-government campaign to roil the former British colony. What started three months ago as rallies against

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Bank of Japan hints at more easing if inflation sputters, keeps policy steady

TOKYO: The Bank of Japan held off on expanding stimulus on Tuesday but signaled its readiness to do so “without hesitation” if a global slowdown jeopardizes the country’s economic recovery. Growing fallout from the U.S.-China trade war has prompted major

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AirAsia: No more processing fee for online banking and credit card customers

KUALA LUMPUR: Low-cost carrier AirAsia Group Bhd says it will remove the processing fee for passengers who pay either through online banking and credit card from October. “We still have some charges to drive traffic to cheaper, safer and less

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Singapore to stop production of ‘Sling’ LNG price indices

SINGAPORE: Singapore’s Energy Market Company (EMC) will stop producing and publishing price indices for liquefied natural gas (LNG) in the city-state known as ‘Sling’, the company said in an undated statement on its website. EMC said Sling – short for

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Uphold the law, charge those involved in gay sex video clip

PUCHONG: Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, Attorney General Tommy Thomas and Inspector General of Police Datuk Seri Abdul Hamid Bador to uphold the rule of law in the case of the viralled gay sex video by charging the suspects.

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17 killed in Pakistani military aircraft crash

ISLAMABAD:A Pakistani military aircraft on a training flight crashed in a built-up area in the city of Rawalpindi, killing all five crew members and 12 civilians, a statement from the army’s communications wing said on Tuesday. Another 12 civilians were

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Installation of 16th Yang di-Pertuan Agong, Al-Sultan Abdullah today

KUALA LUMPUR: The installation of Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah as the 16th Yang di-Pertuan Agong is set to take place today in a ceremony steeped in royal Malay customs and tradition at Istana Negara, a historic event under

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Mexico unveils $25 billion stimulus package to boost economy

MEXICO CITY: Mexico unveiled on Monday a stimulus package of over $25 billion to boost the country’s infrastructure, investment and private consumption as Latin America’s second-largest economy teeters on the brink of a recession. The announcement by Finance Minister Arturo

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57 dead, 16 decapitated in Brazil prison massacre

SAO PAULO/RIO DE JANEIRO: A bloody clash between two prison gangs on Monday left at least 57 inmates dead with 16 of them decapitated, authorities in the state of Para said, the latest deadly clash as Brazil’s government struggles to

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