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  • Philippine presidential guard shot dead, Duterte not nearby

    September 26, 2017 6:50 AM 3

    MANILA: A member of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's guard unit was shot dead on Tuesday, but the president was far away at the time of the incident and the head of his security team ruled out foul play. Tuesday morning's mysterious shooting in Malacanang Park, the Manila base of the Presidential Security Group (PSG), is being treated as an isolated

  • Myanmar says no ethnic cleansing, genocide against Muslims

    September 26, 2017 5:47 AM 3

    Myanmar's U.N. ambassador insisted Monday that there is no ''ethnic cleansing'' or genocide taking place against Muslims and objected ''in the strongest terms'' to countries that used those words to describe the situation in Rakhine State. Myanmar’s U.N. ambassador insisted Monday that there is no ”ethnic cleansing” or genocide taking place against Muslims

  • Take action against ‘deviant’ laundrette owner, urges ex-minister

    September 26, 2017 5:39 AM 3

    He is afraid more such Muslim-only joints will follow suit and affect unity in Malaysia if the government fails to take action. PETALING JAYA: Former Umno leader Zainuddin Maidin has asked the government to take stern action against the controversial Muslims-only policy of a launderette in Johor. He said such behaviour is considered deviant socially

  • SDP elects Professor Paul Tambyah as new chairman

    September 26, 2017 5:33 AM 3

    SINGAPORE: The Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) has elected Professor Paul Tambyah as its new chairman, the party said in a statement on its website on Tuesday (Sep 26). Prof Tambyah, a professor of medicine at the National University of Singapore and an infectious diseases consultant, was elected at SDP's 18th ordinary party conference over the weekend

  • North Korea bolsters defences after flight by US bombers, rhetoric escalates

    September 26, 2017 4:20 AM 3

    SEOUL/NEW YORK: North Korea has been boosting defences on its east coast, South Korea's Yonhap news agency said on Tuesday, after the North said U.S. President Donald Trump had declared war and that it would shoot down U.S. bombers flying near the Korean peninsula. Tensions have escalated on the Korean peninsula since North Korea conducted its sixth

  • Government doing more to prepare businesses for terror threat: DPM Teo

    September 26, 2017 3:42 AM 4

    SINGAPORE: Amid a heightened security landscape, the Government is doing more to prepare businesses in the event of a terror threat, Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean said at the National Security Conference organised by the Singapore Business Federation on Tuesday (Sep 26). Mr Teo, who is also the Coordinating Minister for National Security, said that the terrorist

  • Burma: 'No ethnic cleansing' against Muslims in Rakhine state

    September 26, 2017 3:26 AM 4

    He did not identify any of the nations, though many spoke out about the plight of more than 420,000 Rohingya Muslims who have fled from Burma to Bangladesh since August 25, when Rohingya insurgent attacks on security forces prompted a military crackdown and reprisals by majority Buddhists. Among those who accused Burma, also known as Myanmar, of trying

  • Iraqi Kurds vote on independence, angering neighbours and US

    September 26, 2017 2:04 AM 4

    IRBIL, Iraq (NYTIMES) - As jubilant Iraqi Kurds celebrated their vote on Monday (Sept 25) on independence from Iraq, shooting off fireworks and parading in cars festooned with Kurdish flags late into the night, their neighbours conducted military exercises on the region's borders, raising the threat of military intervention if it secedes. The vote played

  • US healthcare Bill appears doomed after a third Republican senator says 'no'

    September 26, 2017 1:40 AM 3

    WASHINGTON (REUTERS) - US Senator Susan Collins rebuffed intense lobbying from fellow Republicans and the promise of more money for her state in deciding on Monday (Sept 25) to oppose - and likely doom - her party's last-ditch effort to repeal Obamacare. The most moderate of Republican senators joined John McCain and Rand Paul in rejecting the Bill to end Obamacare

  • Why Republicans’ latest Obamacare repeal attempt was doomed from the start

    September 26, 2017 1:08 AM 3

    Republicans tried to rush through an unpopular bill, largely crafted and edited behind closed doors, that would leave millions more uninsured than current law and that never had nor won the support of moderates and conservatives in their party. In the bill’s final days, changes were haphazardly slapped on that seem devised to attract votes rather than inspire