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A shootout between government forces and Pakistani Taliban fighters overnight in a northwestern territory left two militants and a soldier dead, the military said early Sunday. A military statement said security forces conducted an operation in the Spinwam area of North Waziristan, a tribal region that has served as a sanctuary for local and foreign militants.
KUALA LUMPUR, June 20 — Former Sabah chief minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal has criticised the actions of the state government in buying laptops for students as a waste. Sinar Harian reported...
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Hong Kong's pro-democracy tabloid Apple Daily said on Sunday the freezing of its assets in a national security probe had left the newspaper with cash for "only a few weeks" of normal operations and it may struggle to pay staff wages. The newspaper, whose chief editor and chief executive have been detained under the new security law and whose offices were raided by 500 police officers on Thursday, said the announcement was made in a management meeting on Friday. Three companies related to Apple Daily are also being prosecuted for collusion with a foreign country and authorities have frozen HK$18 million ($2.3 million) of their assets.
KUALA LUMPUR, June 20 — In his opening speech for PKR’s 15th National Congress today, party president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim said Malaysia longs for “systemic change”. He said that the...
Tokyo 2020 organisers threw open the doors of the Olympic Village to the media on Sunday, showcasing virus upgrades including a fever clinic just over a month before the Games begin.
The Taliban said on Sunday they were committed to peace talks, adding they wanted a "genuine Islamic system" in Afghanistan that would make provisions for women's rights in line with cultural traditions and religious rules. Officials have raised concerns over the stalling negotiations and have said the Taliban has not yet submitted a written peace proposal that could be used as a starting point for substantive talks. "We understand that the world and Afghans have queries and questions about the form of the system to be established following withdrawal of foreign troops," said Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, the head of the Taliban's political office, in the statement, adding the issues were best addressed during negotiations in Doha.
Japan's Naoya Inoue knocked Michael Dasmarinas down three times in three rounds to easily retain his WBA and IBF belts in a bantamweight world title bout on Saturday night.
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KUALA LUMPUR, June 20 — The continued suspension of Parliament, contrary to Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah’s decree, could create a constitutional...
TOKYO (Reuters) -Facing the daunting task of keeping the world's largest sporting event safe, some emergency medicine officers overseeing Tokyo Olympic venues are calling on the organisers to bar spectators over risks of a jump in COVID-19 cases. Organisers are to decide as soon as Monday whether to allow domestic spectators into the stadiums for the Games, which were delayed by a year due to the pandemic and now set to start in about a month. Foreign spectators have already been banned.
Australia’s suppression of information seen as pivotal to a free and open media is at the center of accusations that the country has become one of the world’s most secretive democracies. Last week, a former Australian spy was convicted over his unconfirmed role as a whistleblower who revealed an espionage operation against the government of East Timor. It’s the latest high-profile case in a national system in which secrecy laws, some dating back to the colonial era, are routinely used to suppress information.
KUCHING, June 20 — Sarawak Fire and Rescue Department (Bomba) director Khairuddin Drahman today expressed regret that a firefighter was attacked while attempting to put out a fire in a village in...
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One person died and an another was injured after a pickup truck ran into a crowd of spectators at a Pride parade in south Florida on Saturday, local authorities said.Police have apprehended the truck driver responsible for the crash at the festival in Fort Lauderdale, Mayor Dean Trantalis told Miami television station WSVN.The intention of the driver remains unknown, police said, but Trantalis described the crash as a deliberate attack on the LGBTQ community, WSVN said.The report said the driver, who has not been publicly identified, acted like he was part of the Wilton Manors Stonewall Pride Parade and accelerated suddenly after being asked to move up."The investigation into this incident is active and we are considering and evaluating all possibilities," Fort Lauderdale Police Detective Ali Adamson said in a statement, adding that the police were working with the Federal Bureau of Investigation.The victims, both male, were transported to a local medical center where one was pronounced dead and the other is expected to survive, the statement said."Due to a tragic event, the Stonewall Pride Parade has been canceled but the festival events will continue," Wilton Manors Police Department said in a tweet.Democratic Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz, who was in the parade, tweeted that she was safe, though she was "deeply shaken and devastated that a life was lost and others seriously injured."
On the weekend marking World Refugee Day, one word that was on the tip of asylum seeker Andy Molina's tongue was 'happy'. On Friday the 27-year-old Honduran and his daughter would cross the border from Mexico into Texas. Molina spoke of plans to reunite with his wife and older son in the United States, after two years of separation. They had left Honduras several months before Molina, and entered the U.S. separately. But a Trump-era program forced asylum seekers to wait in Mexico for court decisions, often in the dangerous northern cities. Molina and his 10-year-old daughter Eleana became stuck in Mexico for more than a year. He says he left Honduras out of concern for his children. There he was forced to pay a so-called 'war tax' to gangs, who threatened to kill him if he did not comply. Now shortly before crossing the border, Molina says he just wants to focus on the positive. He was one of a group of 74 people allowed into the U.S. to pursue asylum applications over the weekend.Cuban citizen Amelin Acosta was another."It has been a complicated process. Many delays, a lot of anxiety, nerves waiting for answers to be given to us. Today is the long-awaited day."After President Joe Biden took office, he began rolling back Trump's Migrant Protection Protocols. Of the thousands of asylum seekers gathered in Mexico under that policy, more than 95% were allowed to entered the U.S. to pursue their cases. Hand-in-hand, Molina and his daughter crossed the border into Texas on Friday. Acosta and her family were right behind them. She says she is hopeful for a new opportunity for them to improve their lives in a free country.
Human rights commission says the world cannot overcome Covid-19 if it overlooks refugees.
The U.N. representative in Sri Lanka said the sinking of a container ship that caught fire while transporting chemicals off the capital Colombo has caused “a significant damage to the planet” by releasing hazardous substances into the ecosystem. The Singapore-flagged X-Press Pearl sank off on Thursday a month after catching fire, raising concerns about a possible environmental disaster. The U.N. said it was coordinating international efforts and helping Sri Lanka in assessing the damage, recovery efforts and preventing such disasters in the future.
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KUALA LUMPUR, June 20 — We might not be able to travel to Japan due to the current pandemic situation but you can experience “Shibuya crossing” in downtown KL. Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) has...