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  • More than 600 refugees refuse to leave closed Australian immigration camp in Papua New Guinea

    November 2, 2017 3:46 AM 3

    The camp inside a Manus Island navy base was declared closed Tuesday afternoon and the men are without power and many of their toilets. SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA—The 606 men refusing to leave an Australian immigration camp in Papua New Guinea were without power and many of their toilets on Wednesday as reports emerged saying one of them had resorted to harming

  • These Are the Ads Russia Bought on Facebook in 2016

    November 2, 2017 3:45 AM 25

    to date for a sample of the Facebook ads and pages that were linked by a trail of ruble payments to a Russian company with Kremlin ties. “America, we have a problem,” said Representative Jackie Speier, a California Democrat who sits on the House committee. “We basically have the brightest minds of our tech community here and Russia was able to weaponize

  • Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi makes visit to crisis-hit northern Rakhine

    November 2, 2017 3:39 AM 3

    YANGON: Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi arrived on her first visit to conflict-battered northern Rakhine State on Thursday (Nov 2), an official said, an unannounced trip to an area that has seen most of its Rohingya Muslim population forced out by an army campaign. Suu Kyi, a nobel laureate who leads Myanmar's pro-democracy party, has been hammered

  • Two killed, one injured in shooting at Colorado Walmart: Police

    November 2, 2017 3:18 AM 15

    DENVER — At least two people were killed and one wounded in a shooting inside a Walmart store in suburban Denver on Wednesday (Nov 1), the police said. Police in Thornton, Colorado, did not immediately release any information about the circumstances of the shooting or who was responsible for the gunfire. In a Twitter post about 90 minutes after the shooting

  • Islamic preacher Haslin seeks meeting with Johor Islamic affairs committee following state ban

    November 2, 2017 2:18 AM 4

    PETALING JAYA (The Star/Asia News Network) - While declining to comment on the Johor Sultan's decree that bans him from preaching in the state of Johor, preacher Haslin Baharim says he wants to meet the state's Islamic Religious Affairs Committee chairman to "discuss the matter". Haslin, who is also known as Ustaz Bollywood, denies his sermons caused

  • At least two dead in shooting inside suburban Denver Walmart

    November 2, 2017 2:00 AM 16

    THORNTON, COLORADO (REUTERS) – At least two people were killed and one wounded in a shooting inside a Walmart store in suburban Denver on Wednesday (Thursday Singapore time), police said. Police in Thornton, Colorado, did not immediately release any information about the circumstances of the shooting or who was responsible for the gunfire. In a Twitter

  • Navy collisions that killed 17 sailors were ‘avoidable’: Official inquiry reports

    November 2, 2017 12:21 AM 2

    WASHINGTON — Two collisions between United States Navy destroyers and commercial vessels in the Western Pacific earlier this year were “avoidable” and the result of a string of crew and basic navigational errors, the Navy's top officer said in reports made public on Wednesday (Nov 1). Seven sailors were killed in June when the destroyer Fitzgerald collided

  • New York truck attacker linked to Islamic State, 'radicalised domestically'

    November 2, 2017 12:21 AM 3

    NEW YORK — The pickup truck driver who plowed down a New York cycle path, killing eight people, in the city’s worst attack since September 11, was associated with the Islamic State (IS) group but “radicalised domestically”, the state’s governor said on Wednesday (Nov 1). The driver, identified as Uzbek national named Sayfullo Saipov, mowed down pedestrians

  • Prince Charles and Camilla risk backlash by LOCKING LIPS in shock PDA

    November 1, 2017 11:17 PM 7

    The Duke and Duchess of Cornwall put on an intimate showing with a kiss during their tour of Singapore. Pictures captured the surprising moment which risked a backlash as royals usually refrain from such scenes in public. But that could be because the ginger Prince is far down in the pecking order for the throne. With Charles expected to be the next King, the public

  • Asylum seekers barricaded in Papua New Guinea camp call for aid

    November 1, 2017 10:35 PM 4

    SYDNEY: Asylum seekers refusing to leave a detention centre in Papua New Guinea began digging wells on Thursday to try find water as their food supplies dwindled, in a stand-off that human rights groups warn could become a humanitarian crisis. Australia and PNG are trying to close the Manus Island centre, one of two remote Pacific camps that Canberra