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Japan's Abe calls snap election, faces Koike challenge

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe officially dissolved parliament Thursday, effectively kicking off a national election campaign where he faces an unexpected and formidable challenge from the popular governor of Tokyo.


Fire razes religious school hostel

No students were injured but three with history of asthma were rushed to Tampin Hospital for treatment after inhaling smoke.


Google, Facebook, Twitter asked to testify in Russia probe

The Senate Intelligence Committee has asked top tech companies Google, Facebook and Twitter to testify about Russian interference in US politics, a Senate aide confirmed Wednesday.


Taste of the exotic: Nasi lemak condoms of Malaysia

A Malaysian condom company is hoping to spice up sex lives with a contraceptive that tastes like the country's ultimate comfort food -- a chili-infused rice dish known as nasi lemak.


Petrol down, diesel up

This is the second week of downward adjustment for retail petrol prices after a two-month upswing.


Yingluck sentenced in absentia to 5 years

Thailand's top court on Wednesday sentenced ousted premier Yingluck Shinawatra in absentia to five years in prison for criminal negligence, a verdict that likely ends the political career of a popular leader who fled the junta-run kingdom last month.


MPK okays German F&B Party at Centro

MPK says it approves the application because it's a private event held at private premises.


UN plans food aid for up to 700,000 Rohingya

The UN has drawn up a contingency plan to feed up to 700,000 Muslim Rohingya refugees from Myanmar after some 480,000 fled to Bangladesh over the past month and arrivals continue.


Saudi allows women to drive

Saudi Arabia said Tuesday it would allow women to drive, the last country in the world to do so, sparking euphoria and disbelief among activists in the ultra-conservative kingdom, where social restrictions are increasingly being loosened.


"Muslims only" launderette now open to all

The launderette's owner says he takes the Sultan's order and has removed the "Muslims only" notice in front of the shop.


 

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