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New Malaysian government repeals law banning 'fake news'

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia –Malaysia's new government on Thursday repealed a widely criticized law prohibiting "fake news," in a move hailed as a landmark moment for human rights by a group of Southeast Asian lawmakers.

FOX NEWS - 2018-08-16 12:47:14

From Botswana to the Middle East: How you could spend your gap year

If yourA-Levels weren't as you expectedthis morning – why not consider taking a gap year? More than 230,000 people take one every year, according to statistics fromYear Out Group.And if you need some inspiration for where to go and what to do, here's howIndependentjournalists spent their gap years –

THE INDEPENDENT - 2018-08-16 08:54:41

The Latest: Indonesia envoy shocked by Malaysia trial ruling

SHAH ALAM, Malaysia –The Latest on the murder trial of two Southeast Asian women in the assassination of the North Korean leader's half brother (all times local):12:45 p.m.Indonesia's ambassador to Malaysia says he was shocked by a judge's ruling that evidence presented so far warranted continuing t

FOX NEWS - 2018-08-16 06:27:11

11-Year-Old Bride of Malaysian Man Is Returned to Thailand

Siti Nor Azila, 34, the second wife of Che Abdul Karim Che Abdul Hamid, with her two daughters in her family’s home in Kelantan in July. Ms. Siti Nor was unaware of Mr. Che Abdul Karim’s marriage to an 11-year-old girl until after it happened.

NEW YORK TIMES - 2018-08-16 00:00:00

Malaysian court tells women charged in killing of North Korean to enter defense

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - A Malaysian judge on Thursday ruled that a trial against two women charged with the murder of the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un would continue, and asked them to enter their defense. Vietnamese Doan Thi Huong, who is on trial for the killing of K

REUTERS - 2018-08-16 05:06:13

Women accused of killing Kim Jong Nam could be freed

Two women accused of murdering the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un could walk free Thursday, if a judge decides there's not enough evidence to proceed with their trial.Kim Jong Nam died in February last year after Siti Aisyah of Indonesia and Doan Thi Huong of Vietnam allegedly wiped

CNN - 2018-08-15 22:46:09

Malaysian prime minister justifies his licesnse to be antisemitic

“There is one race that cannot be criticized. If you are antisemitic, it seems almost as if you are a criminal,” Mohamad said in an interview with the Associated Press on Monday, denying that he disliked Jews, as such. “Antisemitic is a term that is invented to prevent people from criticizing the Je

JERUSALEM POST - 2018-08-16 09:28:00

Kim Jong-nam murder trial: two suspects await key Malaysia court ruling

Indonesian Siti Aisyah, left, and Vietnamese Doan Thi Huong, right, are accused of killing Kim Jong-nam, the half-brother of North Korea’s leader. Photograph: Daniel Chan/AP

THE GUARDIAN - 2018-08-15 22:54:41

‘Suicide by plane’ has killed 393 people in just 4 years

Originally Published By:Father beats, kills man who followed his daughter into bathroom stallMollie Tibbetts website surge forces cops to add serverOral sex, rape: Report says church brushed off complaints

NEW YORK POST - 2018-08-15 19:35:02

U.S. targets Chinese and Russian firms with North Korea-related sanctions

August 15, 2018 / 3:26 PM / Updated 31 minutes ago WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States on Wednesday imposed sanctions on one individual and three entities, including firms based in Russia and China, under a North Korea-related sanctions program. FILE PHOTO: The North Korea flag flutters next t

REUTERS - 2018-08-15 15:26:07

Women accused of killing brother of Kim Jong-un may face death penalty

Indonesian Siti Aisyah and Doan Thi Huong, a Vietnamese, could face the death penalty on charges of murdering Kim Jong Nam by smearing his face with VX, a nerve agent banned by the United Nations, at a Kuala Lumpur airport on Feb. 13 last year.

JERUSALEM POST - 2018-08-16 02:10:00

Malaysia PM approval rating at 71 percent but concern over race,...

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysians have given Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad a 71 percent approval rating, but concern about ethnic and religious issues has risen since his election in May, an opinion poll showed on Wednesday.

REUTERS - 2018-08-15 12:44:37

VEGOILS-Short covering lifts palm, market still bearish due to trade concerns

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 16 (Reuters) - Malaysian palm oil futures reversed early losses to end higher on Thursday due to short covering, though traders said market sentiment was still bearish on trade and currency concerns.

INVESTING.COM - 2018-08-16 00:00:00

Kim Jong Nam trial: judge tells women's lawyers to mount defence

Internet privacy3:18minFacebook alert: what's next?After Facebook's share plunge, what is next for the social network?Wednesday, 15 August, 2018

FINANCIAL TIMES - 2018-08-16 00:00:00

Malaysia court rules N. Korea assassination trial can proceed

The murder trial of two women accused of assassinating the half-brother of North Korea’s leader can proceed, a Malaysian court ruled Thursday, in a blow to their families who insist the pair were tricked into carrying out the dramatic hit.

24MATINS.UK - 2018-08-16 00:00:00

REFILE-Emerging market currency woes trigger palm oil demand concerns

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 16 (Reuters) - Sliding emerging market currencies are ringing alarm bells among traders concerned that palm oil demand will weaken across the region from China to Iran, as reduced purchasing power cuts into imports into countries like Turkey and India.

INVESTING.COM - 2018-08-16 00:00:00

China-linked cyberattacks likely as Malaysia reviews projects:...

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Chinese state-sponsored hackers may be targeting companies and state agencies in Malaysia as it looks to review several major projects linked to China’s Belt and Road Initiative, cybersecurity firm FireEye Inc. (FEYE.O) said on Wednesday.A hooded man holds a laptop computer

REUTERS - 2018-08-16 09:24:10

The best food experience in the world has been revealed

For many of us, discovering new cuisines is one of the most important and exciting aspects of travelling.Trying local delicacies, experiencing different traditions and learning new ways to appreciate food and drink is one of the best ways to discover a foreign culture.

THE INDEPENDENT - 2018-08-15 09:23:48

Facebook struggling to end hate speech in Myanmar, investigation finds

Facebook's efforts to crack down on hate speech in Myanmar, which has contributed to violent attacks against the minority Muslim population, have been inadequate, according to a Reuters investigation. The social media company has faced warnings from human rights groups and researchers that its platf

THE GUARDIAN - 2018-08-16 01:32:51

Additional Upside Tipped For Malaysia Stock Market | Markets Insider

The Malaysia stock market bounced higher again on Tuesday, one session after it had ended the four-day winning streak in which it had advanced more than 25 points or 1.4 percent. The Kuala Lumpur Composite Index remains just above the 1,780-point plateau and it may add to its winnings on Wednesday.

BUSINESS INSIDER - 2018-08-14 19:00:00