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‘Baby Shark’ song used to soothe toddler becomes rallying cry in Lebanon

A popular children’s song became a rallying cry in Lebanon after protesters in Beirut spontaneously sang the hit to calm a toddler caught in the midst of a noisy demonstration. When driver Eliane Jabbour was surrounded by a rally in

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For Syrian Kurds, a leader’s killing deepens pain of US betrayal

BEIRUT: Kurdish politician Hevrin Khalaf spent the final months of her life building a political party that she hoped would help shape Syria’s future, drawing the attention of US officials who said it would have a say in what happened

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Russia, Turkey reach deal to eject Kurdish fighters from Syria border

Syrian and Russian forces will deploy in northeast Syria to remove Kurdish YPG fighters and their weapons from the border with Turkey, under a deal agreed yesterday which both Moscow and Ankara hailed as a triumph. Hours after the deal

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Hong Kong protesters crash NBA opening night party

Hong Kong pro-democracy supporters crashed the NBA’s opening night party yesterday handing out thousands of black t-shirts as the Toronto Raptors prepared to begin the defence of their championship title against the New Orleans Pelicans. While the Raptors gifted the

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China may replace HK leader, appoint ‘interim’ chief executive

China is drawing up a plan to replace Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam with an “interim” chief executive, the Financial Times reported, citing people briefed on the deliberations, which would bring to a close Lam’s rule after months of often-violent

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LTTE arrests: Habeas corpus filed, to be heard tomorrow

KUALA LUMPUR: The habeas corpus application filed by five individuals, including two state assemblymen, from Melaka and Negeri Sembilan, who have been arrested over alleged links to the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), is set for mention tomorrow. According

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IGP: LTTE suspects may not be released in time for Deepavali

KUALA LUMPUR: Police have urged families of those detained on suspicion of involvement in the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) terrorist group to be patient, pending completion of the investigation. Inspector General of Police Tan Sri Abdul Hamid Bador

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Flood: new evacuation centre opened in Seberang Perai Tengah

BUKIT MERTAJAM: Another relief centre opened at Tadika Kemas Kampung Manggis yesterday, sheltering 31 people after their homes were flooded last night. Penang Welfare, Caring Society and Environment committee chairman Phee Boon Poh said all victims from eight families were

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Sim: Development plans must consider climate change

BUKIT MERTAJAM: The Penang state government should take into account rainfall frequencies over the next five to 10 years as climate change must be considered in strategic development and planning, said Bukit Mertajam MP Steven Sim Chee Keong. He said

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Bukit Jalil Deepavali Carnival is back, attracting visitors from all over M’sia

KUALA LUMPUR: Deepavali is around the corner and the largest festive carnival for the occasion is being held at the Bukit Jalil Stadium. Organised by Agenda Suria Communication Sdn Bhd, the 18th Deepavali Carnival is a nine-day event beginning Oct

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