Hong Kong protesters sing and boo China anthem

Hong Kong’s protest movement made its presence felt in a sports stadium and shopping malls yesterday. Fans attending an Iran v China football match drowned out the pre-game Chinese national anthem with loud booing. Protesters have also staged flash events

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Haze blocks KL Tower, KLCC visibility

Popular landmarks in the capital including the country’s tallest structures, KL Tower and Petronas Twin Towers, were shrouded by haze as air quality and visibility worsened towards the afternoon. Checks by Bernama revealed that sundry shops and stalls have started

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Kashmir: Indian police kills militant

NEW DELHI: Security forces in Indian Kashmir shot dead today a suspected member of a Pakistan-based militant group who was accused of attacking the family of a fruit trader, the state police chief said. Tension is running high in Jammu

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U.S. national security adviser John Bolton axed

WASHINGTON: U.S. President Donald Trump abruptly fired his national security adviser John Bolton amid disagreements with his hard-line aide over how to handle foreign policy challenges such as North Korea, Iran, Afghanistan and Russia. “I informed John Bolton last night

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Ex-StarMetro editor Johan Fernandez passes away

PUCHONG: Veteran journalist and former StarMetro editor, Johan Fernandez, 71, passed away today. He leaves behind his wife, Hanim Melan, four children and seven grandchildren. A close relative told The Star that Fernandez was admitted to the Kuala Lumpur General

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KL, Selangor, NS, Melaka record unhealthy air

PUCHONG: KL, Selangor, Negeri Sembilan and Melaka has recorded unhealthy air pollutant index (API) readings as of 12 noon today. An unhealthy reading are those readings from 101 to 200 in its readings. Putrajaya recorded the highest reading at 152. 

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India-China spat delays global trade matters

NEW DELHI: A spat between the world’s most populous countries is holding up a pan-Asian trade agreement encompassing nearly a third of all global trade. Trade ministers from 16 Asia-Pacific countries this week hailed a “critical milestone” after seven years

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Turkish paper reveals Khashoggi’s final words before death

ANKARA: Turkish newspaper Daily Sabah said yesterday revealed the audio recordings of the final words of Saudi Arabian journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who was murdered last October in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, reported Xinhua news agency. The audios were obtained

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Hasty rollout of Trump immigration policy has ‘broken’ border courts

On the day she was set to see a US immigration judge in San Diego last month, Katia took every precaution. After waiting two months in Mexico to press her case for US asylum, the 20-year-old student from Nicaragua arrived

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Najib’s trial postponed again due to conjunctivitis

KUALA LUMPUR: Former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s 1MDB trial has been postponed for the second time as he has once again contracted conjunctivitis. The Kuala Lumpur High Court was told of this matter by lead defence counsel, Muhammad

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