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Pedophilia cases spark social media outcry in Vietnam

Vietnamese cops took three months to respond seriously to allegations that an eight-year-old girl had been molested, but then outrage spilled onto Facebook and they made an arrest in days -- a rare win for public opinion in the communist country.


Seven arrests over British parliament terror attack

Seven people have been arrested including in London and Birmingham over the terror attack at the British parliament, the police said on Thursday, revising down the number of victims to three.


Two Malaysian hostages found safe in Philippines

Two ailing Malaysian seamen held hostage by Filipino Muslim militants for eight months were found Thursday aboard a boat adrift off the southern Philippines, the local military said.


South Korea raises sunken Sewol ferry

South Korea’s sunken Sewol ferry emerged from the waters Thursday, nearly three years after it went down with the loss of more than 300 lives and dealt a crushing blow to now-ousted president Park Geun-Hye.


Duterte reignites martial law fears

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte warned Thursday he may impose martial law and suspend elections for tens of thousands of local posts, fuelling concerns about democracy under his rule.


Four killed in attack on symbol of British democracy

Four people were killed and 40 injured after being run over and stabbed in a lightning attack at the gates of British democracy attributed by police to "Islamist-related terrorism".


Laptops, tablets on airplanes: what's the threat?

The United States and Britain have banned laptops and tablet computers from passenger cabins on certain airlines' flights from some airports in Turkey, the Middle East and North Africa, citing terror threats.


Fuel prices every Wednesday from next week

The new prices will be announced at 4.00 p.m. every Wednesday and will take effect from 12.01a.m. the following morning.


US to charge Jho Low over 1MDB

The US authorities plan to file criminal charges against a businessman suspected to be at the centre of a major corruption scandal that has embroiled Malaysia's prime minister, the Wall Street Journal reported.


Former Sarawak deputy CM Wong Soon Kai dies

Former deputy chief minister and former Sarawak United People's Party (SUPP) chairman Tan Sri Dr Wong Soon Kai, 90, died at around 4am this morning at his residence here.


 

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