The Buzz: Malaysia police arrest 44 Nepalese workers after factory riot

Malaysian police arrested 44 Nepalese workers of manufacturer JCY International Bhd. after a riot led the company to shut down some of its operations in the southern state of Johor. About

Pacquiao to help set up boxing academy in China

Manny Pacquiao is setting up a boxing institute in China and believes the country of 1.4 billion people can produce professional world champions. Pacquiao said yesterday that he has partnered with

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CHINA Twenty-two Chinese officials who had relatives living overseas have been punished for graft as part of a government campaign targeting corruption, China News Service reported yesterday. The so-called naked

SYRIA | UN panel: Crimes against humanity committed

The Syrian government has likely used chlorine gas to attack civilians while the Islamic State group has committed crimes against humanity with attacks on civilians in two provinces in the

US citizen killed fighting beside Islamic extremists in Syria

The U.S. said an American citizen was killed while fighting alongside Islamic extremists in Syria, highlighting concerns that foreign combatants involved in the conflict pose an increasing global threat. Douglas McAuthur

UKRAINE | Putin says summit positive as talks begin

Russian President Vladimir Putin said talks with his Ukrainian counterpart on ending separatist fighting that’s killed more than 2,000 people were “positive” as the parties began discussions on a political

GAZA CRISIS | Ceasefire holds as sides weigh gains 

An open-ended ceasefire between Israel and Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip was holding yesterday, as many people on both sides of the conflict wondered what was gained during 50

FRANCE | IMF chief Lagarde under investigation for negligence

Christine Lagarde, the chief of the International Monetary Fund, was placed yesterday under official investigation for negligence in a French corruption probe that dates back to her days as France’s finance

this day in history: 1963 King’s dream for racial harmony

Reverend King was greeted with rapturous applause as he delivered his heart-felt words to a 250,000-strong crowd of civil rights protesters at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC. He spoke of

Offbeat | Swedish city plays ‘Schindler’s List’ to Nazis

Neo-Nazis rallying in the Swedish city of Norrkoping have been greeted by the theme song from “Schindler’s List” ringing from the bells of city hall. Local government spokesman Ulf Mossberg said

The Buzz: Maccabi Tel Aviv coach quits for safety reasons

Maccabi Tel Aviv coach Oscar Garcia has quit his job, with the club saying yesterday it was because of the “current security situation” in Israel. The club said Garcia, a

Amid poverty, US surgeons saving lives in Uganda

The operation was one of many complex, life-saving surgeries the team performed for a week on Ugandan patients who otherwise had little hope of survival. The operations, which would cost up

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CHINA The Chinese anti-corruption agency said yesterday it is investigating one current and one former manager at Volkswagen’s main joint venture in China. A former deputy general manager of First

GAZA CRISIS| Israel, Hamas accept Gaza war cease-fire

Israel and Hamas announced yesterday that they agreed to an open-ended cease-fire in the Gaza war after seven weeks of fighting that killed more than 2,200 people, the vast majority

HEALTH | UN: E-cigarettes must be regulated

In a report to its 194 member nations, the World Health Organization also called for a ban on sales to minors of the popular nicotine-vapor products, and to either forbid

USA | Ferguson mourns black teen shot by police

Mourners gathered to remember Michael Brown in an emotional service that consecrated the killing of the black 18-year-old by a white police officer as another in the long history of

this day in history: 1967 Beatles’ manager Epstein dies

Mr Epstein, 32, was due to travel tomorrow to Bangor in north Wales to join the Beatles at a meeting of the International Meditation Society. Paul McCartney and his girlfriend,

Offbeat | Moose shows up at German office canteen

A spokesman for Dresden police says the young bull walked into the building housing German industrial giant Siemens shortly before lunchtime Monday. Marko Laske says officers and wildlife spent six hours

The Buzz: Large wildfire threatens southern Greek village

Greek authorities have partially evacuated a southern village near a major archaeological site due to a large wildfire that is being swept on by strong winds. The fire brigade says

Independence referendum | Leaders set to clash in Scotland TV debate

Scotland’s leading politician is set to face off with Britain’s former treasury chief in a live television debate on Scotland’s future less than three weeks ahead of an independence referendum. First

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