Love blossoms in the midst of Hong Kong’s long protest

HONG KONG: A gas mask lovingly adjusted, a hand squeezed before approaching police lines and a frantic search through swirls of tear gas – Abby and Nick’s relationship has blossomed on the barricades during Hong Kong’s long summer of protest.

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Assam on alert ahead of citizenship registrar release

GUWAHATI: Tens of thousands of paramilitary personnel and police were deployed in India’s border state of Assam on Friday, the eve of the publication of a citizenship register that could leave millions of people stateless, many of them Muslims. For

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Ebola death toll in east Congo outbreak climbs above 2,000

GOMA: The death toll from Democratic Republic of Congo’s year-long Ebola outbreak has climbed above 2,000, government data showed on Friday, as responders battle to overcome community mistrust and widespread security problems. The government team overseeing the response said the

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Rich Malaysian, Poor Malaysian – The Merdeka gap

In recent weeks, we have been occupied with the question of whether the UN Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights, Philip Alston’s claim is correct or false. Alston concluded that Malaysia’s absolute poverty rate cannot be 0.4 percent

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Under Mahathir, Malaysia makes bold move to embrace China

Malaysia-China relations appeared to have cooled considerably in the first few months of Pakatan Harapan (PH) rule, when Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad suspended three projects backed by Chinese companies in one of his first decisions in the office. It was

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Beijing rejected Hong Kong’s appeasement plans for protesters

HONG KONG: Earlier this summer, Carrie Lam, the chief executive of Hong Kong, submitted a report to Beijing that assessed protesters’ five key demands and found that withdrawing a contentious extradition bill could help defuse the mounting political crisis in

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Time to make the first move, Kak Wan

It is clear that Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad is playing political games over the exact moment when Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim is to take over as Prime Minister. He now says there is no vacancy in the Cabinet for a

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Malaysia, a developed nation? Farfetched

PUCHONG: Former law minister Datuk Zaid Ibrahim has dismissed the notion that Malaysia will be a developed nation. “Don’t want to sound too critical on Merdeka eve; but the idea that Malaysia will be a developed nation is farfetched. “There

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Fire leaves seven families homeless

LABUAN: A man suffered burns on his hands as he attempted in vain to put out a fire early today at his house that left seven families homeless. The fire, which started at about 2 am, destroyed the double-storey wooden

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Bersatu, Amanah still incapable of replacing Umno, PAS

PUTRAJAYA: Both Bersatu and Amanah are still incapable in replacing Umno and PAS to champion Malay rights and Islam, said political analyst Awang Azman Awang Pawi. The deputy director of Malay Studies Academy in Universiti Malaya said both the Pakatan

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