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King Bhumibol, late father of a divided nation

Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej was the revered "father of the nation" whose reign spanned seven politically turbulent decades, shielded by harsh defamation laws and an intense personality cult.


Twitter increase ad transparency to foil politics meddling

Twitter on Tuesday announced steps to make it easier to see who is behind political ads and who they are targeting as social media giants try to thwart skullduggery.


Fuel prices up for second straight week

This is the second week domestic fuel prices have gone up after the recent drops.


Tabling of Budget earlier by 30 minutes

The time for Najib to table Budget 2018 at Dewan Rakyat this Friday will be brought forward by half an hour to 3.30 p.m.


Clinton paid in part for Trump-Russia dossier: report

Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign and the Democratic National Committee helped pay for research that went into a salacious dossier on Donald Trump's alleged campaign ties to Russia, The Washington Post reported Tuesday.


Lessen burden of civil servants: DPM

Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi has suggested that in the 2018 Budget, focus be given to reducing the cost of hiring domestic maids.


Life returns to war-torn Philippine city

Residents of a southern Philippine city where Islamic State supporters waged a brutal five-month battle began returning home on Tuesday, but gunfire greeted them as soldiers scoured devastated neighbourhoods for remaining militants.


Singapore to freeze number of cars on its roads

Singapore, one of the most expensive places in the world to buy a vehicle, has announced it will freeze the number of private cars on its roads from next year but vowed to expand public transport.


Fit for a king: Thailand's royal cremation

Thailand's late King Bhumibol Adulyadej will receive a lavish send-off this week during a spectacular five-day funeral centered around a cremation at a gilded pyre in Bangkok's historic heart on Thursday.


Kim Jong-Nam murder suspects taken to airport crime scene

Two women on trial for murdering the North Korean leader's half-brother visited the Malaysian airport where he was poisoned under heavy police guard on Tuesday, with the exhausted suspects pushed around in wheelchairs and one bursting into tears.


 

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