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SEOUL: North Korean ruler Kim Jong-Un has reportedly given copies of Adolf Hitler’s “Mein Kampf” to his top officials, urging them to study it as a leadership skills manual.
IPOH: Perak police have formed a special task force to address the problem of gangsterism in Taiping.
MELBOURNE, Australia: A serial sex offender was sentenced to life in prison on Wednesday for a rape and murder that outraged Australia’s second-largest city.
SINGAPORE: Singaporeans rolled back military training, kept cough-stricken children indoors and considered wearing protective masks to work after a smoky haze triggered by forest fires in neighboring Indonesia caused air pollution to briefly hit its worst level in nearly 16 years.
McALESTER, Oklahoma : Oklahoma executed a 36-year-old man on Tuesday for taking part in the brutal killing of a ranching couple 13 years ago.
DETROIT : After initially defying federal regulators, Chrysler abruptly agreed Tuesday to recall some older-model Jeeps with fuel tanks that could rupture and cause fires in rear-end collisions.
LA PAZ, Bolivia: Doctors in Bolivia say a 4-year-old girl who was unconscious for nearly three weeks after being mauled in the face and body by a Rottweiler is conscious and ready to fly to Boston for reconstructive surgery.
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota: The endangered Lakota language has lost one of its greatest supporters.
Serena Williams says in an interview with Rolling Stone magazine that, while not blaming the victim in the Steubenville rape case, “she shouldn’t have put herself in that position.”
WASHINGTON : The US House of Representatives approved a Republican measure Tuesday restricting abortion to the first 20 weeks after conception, one of the most stringent pro-life bills in the past decade.
BRASILIA, Brazil : A Brazilian congressional human rights committee on Thursday approved legislation that would allow psychologists to treat homosexuality as a disorder or pathology.
McLEAN, Virginia : For the second time in as many months, a Muslim civil rights group is pursuing criminal charges on behalf of a taxicab driver who was subjected to an anti-Islamic rant caught on tape.
CHICAGO: A mentally disabled woman and her daughter were forced to live in an Ohio basement with snakes and pitbulls and were treated like slaves for more than two years, US prosecutors said Tuesday.
LOS ANGELES: US actor Edward Furlong, whose credits range from “Terminator 2” (1991) to 2011 hit “The Green Hornet,” was charged Tuesday with assaulting his girlfriend, prosecutors said.
BRUSSELS : A billion euros of EU aid channelled to Egypt before and after the January 2011 uprising that ended Hosni Mubarak’s reign failed to improve human rights and governance, or reduce corruption, auditors said Tuesday.
LE BOURGET, France : Boeing announced Tuesday that Korean Air had agreed to buy five 747-8 jumbo jets and six 777 planes in a deal worth some $3.6 billion (2.7 billion euros) at list prices, adding to an already strong order book at the Paris Air Show.
NEW YORK : U.S. retail sales of video games, hardware and accessories declined 25 percent in May as demand for aging game consoles continued to fade and fewer new games launched compared with last year, according to market researcher NPD Group.
TUNIS : A Tunisian court has sentenced six radical Islamists to five years in prison for burning a Sufi Muslim shrine in one of a spate of attacks that have highlighted rising militancy in the country that ignited the Arab Spring.
TEHRAN : Conservative candidates, among them four Olympians, won a majority in the election for Tehran’s 31 municipal councillors, Iranian media reported on Tuesday.
WASHINGTON : U.S. military leaders are ready to begin tearing down the remaining walls that have prevented women from holding thousands of combat and special operations jobs near the front lines.
BUCHAREST, Romania : Romanian prosecutors say they are investigating a claim made by a popular singer that she was beaten up by her manager after a dispute over money.
KUALA LUMPUR : There is a need to rewrite Malaysian history books to include problems faced in the past and steps taken by the government to solve such issues, so as to offer a better understanding of the country's history to the younger generation.
Teen pop star Justin Bieber was involved in a late-night traffic accident, which Los Angeles media said injured a photographer who had been among a crowd trying to take pictures of the singer.
LONDON : Britain laid off more 4,400 soldiers on Tuesday in a third wave of military job cuts intended to help tackle a budget deficit, the Ministry of Defence said.
BERLIN : European nations granted more people asylum in 2012, including seven times as many Syrians as the previous year.
KABUL : American officials say U.S. representatives will begin formal meetings with the Taliban in a few days at the group’s new office opening in Qatar.
ALGIERS, Algeria : The former and current heads of Algeria’s state electricity company are under investigation for alleged corruption along with 15 others, a top official said.
CAIRO : An Egyptian court on Tuesday ended the detention of Hosni Mubarak in one corruption case, judicial sources told AFP, but the ousted president will remain in custody on other charges.
MOSCOW : Russia is on its way to formally prohibiting all adoption by same-sex couples and also banning the adoption of Russian children by single people or unmarried couples from countries that allow same-sex marriage.
LAHAD DATU : A claim by a 14-year-old girl at Kampung Tanagian in the Tanjung Labian zone, about 150 kilometers from here, that she was abducted by a group of men is still being investigated.
KUALA LUMPUR : Members of the public who saw a murder in Jalan 1/77B, Off Jalan Imbi on Sunday morning are asked to step forward and provide information to the police.
PASIR MAS : The remains of three siblings who drowned in Sungai Golok yesterday were today buried at Kampung Rahmat Muslim cemetery.
COPENHAGEN : A dating site targeting singles looking for a partner to have children with launched this week in Denmark, attracting slightly more men than women, its founder said on Tuesday.
DAVAO : Communist insurgents killed five civilians and kidnapped five soldiers in the southern Philippines on Tuesday in the latest of a series of violent acts following the collapse of peace talks, authorities said.
NEW YORK : Jay-Z’s partnership with Samsung for his new album, “Magna Carta Holy Grail,” is another sign of how musicians are finding new ways to sell and promote their music, and how the multiplatinum performer — who famously rapped “I’m not a businessman, I’m a business, man” — continues to leverage his enduring popularity into a successful brand.
BEIJING : State media say a bus carrying 35 people has plunged into a valley in western China, killing at least 11 people.
DHAKA : Hundreds of Bangladesh factory workers who fell sick in recent weeks could have been struck down by a mysterious illness described as a type of “mass hysteria,” officials said Tuesday.
MANILA : The Philippine justice secretary demanded an investigation after a woman was detained in a police prison for more than five years without charge, in a case likened to the plight of terror suspects languishing in Guantanamo Bay.
KUALA LUMPUR : The Works Ministry will need an allocation of RM10 million to upgrade 16 kilometers of motorcycle lanes supervised by the Public Works Department (JKR) along the Federal Highway, said its minister Datuk Fadillah Yusof.
N’DJAMENA : Authorities in Chad have arrested a suspected member of a poaching gang accused of slaughtering nearly 200 elephants and killing five Cameroonian park rangers, the environment minister said on Tuesday.
PARIS : The trial of French football stars Franck Ribery and Karim Benzema for having sex with an underage prostitute opened without the two defendants or the woman at the centre of the scandal.
BAGHDAD : Two suicide bombers blew themselves up inside and near a Shiite mosque in Baghdad on Tuesday, killing 26 people and wounding 55, Iraqi officials said.
JERUSALEM : Israeli leaders on Tuesday condemned an apparent hate crime in an Arab town near Jerusalem that is known for good relations with its Jewish neighbors.
ENNISKILLEN, Northern Ireland : A senior Russian diplomat says the G-8 summit’s joint statement on ending the Syrian civil war will not mention whether Bashar Assad must step down from power as part of any peace settlement.
RISHIKESH, India : Torrential rains washed away hundreds of homes and roads, leaving at least 64 people dead and thousands stranded, after the annual monsoon hit northern India earlier than expected, officials said Tuesday.
LAHAD DATU : A baby boy, believed to be three-days-old, was found on the stairs of a shop house at Fajar Centre near here today.
SHAH ALAM : The Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism Ministry's Selangor branch has busted a syndicate that buys and re-sells fake printer cartridges.
HONG KONG : Conservationists Tuesday warned that the number of rare Chinese white dolphins in Hong Kong waters has fallen to its lowest level in a decade of monitoring, and urged the government to immediately create more protected areas.
GENEVA : At least 9,000 people have fled violence in northern Nigeria and crossed into neighbouring countries as a government offensive aims to end a four-year Islamist insurgency, the UN said on Tuesday.
PESHAWAR, Pakistan : A bomb attack killed 10 people, including a provincial lawmaker, and wounded more than 40 others at a funeral in northwestern Pakistan on Tuesday, police said.
DAMASCUS : Quitting power while his government battles a countrywide uprising would be a “national betrayal,” Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad has told a German newspaper in an interview.
KUALA TERENGGANU : Asrah Ramadi, 7, who suffered burns while playing kitchen is reported to be in stable condition.
TOKYO : Proposed experiments with animal-human embryos cleared the first regulatory hurdle Tuesday, reports said, as scientists seek permission for tests that could see human organs produced inside the growing body of an animal.
MALACCA: Umno may soon implement new methods of informing members of general meetings at branch and division levels through short-messaging system (SMS) and social media websites such as Facebook and Twitter.
TEHRAN : Iran’s outgoing President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad met his successor Hassan Rowhani on Tuesday for the first time since the moderate conservative was elected, in talks centred on political and economic issues.
LONDON : British experts began on Tuesday an 18-month task of cleaning the barnacles, silt and seaweed from a rare World War II German bomber plane rescued after more than 70 years on the sea bed.
KOTA KINABALU : Former Sabah Journalists Association (SJA) president Datuk Joniston Bangkuai has been appointed as chairman of the Sabah Tourism Board.
RIO DE JANEIRO : Rio police fired tear gas and rubber bullets in clashes with protesting youths early Tuesday, after tens of thousands rallied in major Brazilian cities against the huge costs of hosting the 2014 World Cup.
DETROIT : U.S. safety regulators are investigating problems with air bag sensors in the seats of some small Suzuki SUVs.
BEIJING : Belgium and France roll out the red carpet next week for 30 Chinese businesses leaders in a visit designed to promote trade, despite an ongoing dispute between Europe and China.
AMMAN, Jordan : Jordan’s King Abdullah II has endorsed a treaty with Britain that sets the stage for the possible deportation of radical Muslim preacher Abu Qatada.
KUALA LUMPUR : Datuk Wira Ahmad Hamzah has been re-appointed Malaysian Rubber Board chairman, the Plantation Industries and Commodities Ministry announced today.
NEW DELHI : India has decided to cancel two friendly football matches scheduled against Malaysia and the Philippines in September, due to other events taking place around the same time, said a report.
PUTRAJAYA: The Court of Appeal has set aside the acquittal of a former Internal Security detainee charged with a security offence and another who allegedly abetted him.
BRUSSELS : A woman who says she is the unrecognised daughter of Belgian King Albert II has summoned the monarch and two of his children to appear in a Brussels court in her bid to prove he is her father, her lawyer said on Tuesday.
BANGKOK : Thailand’s government has acknowledged losing more than $4.46 billion in a much-criticized scheme to support rice prices that ended up dislodging the country from its top spot as the grain’s exporter.
LONDON : Come rain, wind or sunshine, the weather has long been one of Britain’s main topics of conversation. Now it has also become a mystery.
GEORGE TOWN : Police arrested five men involved in a fight that led to a car and two motorcycles being burnt in Nibong Tebal, near here, last Sunday.
MOSCOW : Russian lawmakers on Tuesday debated a bill which would place tough restrictions on adoption to countries where same-sex marriages are legal, following France’s vote last month allowing such unions.
BEIJING : President Xi Jinping is to launch a “thorough clean-up” of the ruling Communist Party, state media reported Tuesday, the latest strongly-worded anti-corruption drive to be enacted by China’s new leader.
WARSAW, Poland : A prosecutor in Poland says that files concerning a Nazi unit commander are being reviewed to see if they contain sufficient evidence to press charges and request his extradition from the United States, where he is living.
GEORGE TOWN : The Penang Family Health Development Association (FHDA) will be organising a seminar on sexual health in vulnerable communities on June 26, said its Medical Chairman Dr Gan Kam Ling.
CYBERJAYA : Malaysia will adopt the Digital Education Solution (DES) to provide an attractive digital teaching and learning environment.
KUANTAN : Three people including a woman, who were suspected to have stolen scrap metal, were hurt after they were assaulted by residents at Felda Panching Utara here, last night.
NEW YORK : Most adults in developed countries favor gay marriage or some type of legal recognition for same-sex couples and think they should be able to adopt children, according to an international poll.
MUMBAI : Indian officials said Tuesday they were probing reports Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan knows he and his wife are expecting a baby boy, in a country where prenatal sex tests are banned.
MANILA : Eighteen Vietnamese crew members of a cargo ship have been detained after it ploughed into a coral reef in the central Philippines, the coastguard said Tuesday.
LONDON : Art collector Charles Saatchi has been cautioned by police for assaulting his wife, the celebrity chef Nigella Lawson, after being photographed grabbing her by the throat in an incident that has fueled a debate in Britain about domestic violence.
BEIRUT : Lebanon’s main Sunni Muslim political party pleaded with the presidency on Tuesday to prevent “state collapse”, blaming the Shi’ite Hezbollah group for dragging the country into the war in neighbouring Syria.
SEOUL : Prize-winning South Korean film director Kim Ki-Duk said Tuesday he had cut scenes from his incest-themed new movie
KIEV : A parliamentary hearing on Ukraine’s budget was suspended on Tuesday when opposition deputies alleged that a deputy finance minister presenting the budget report was drunk.
KATHMANDU : At least 12 people have been killed in landslides triggered by three days of heavy monsoon rain in remote parts of Nepal, officials said Tuesday.
KUALA TERENGGANU : The Terengganu police have launched a manhunt for four suspects alleged to have robbed a couple at a car park of a supermarket here yesterday.
KUALA TERENGGANU: Allocations for the construction of two roofed futsal courts in the state will be received from the federal government, as an initiative in helping the state government to encourage the healthy lifestyle among the youth, said the state Youth and Sports Department director Rusli Yusoff.
KUALA LUMPUR : Two former employees of E-Genius Welfare and Education Fund pleaded not guilty at the Sessions Court yesterday to charges of cheating a general goods supplier of RM200,000 six years ago.
SUBANG JAYA: Police busted a parcel syndicate following the arrest of four Nigerians early this month.
SHAH ALAM : Yang di-Pertuan Agong Tuanku Abdul Halim Mu'adzam Shah today launched the RM600 million Management and Science University (MSU) campus here.
MANILA : Communist rebels posing as government troops have abducted five Philippine army soldiers on the outskirts of a southern city, the military said Tuesday.
KUWAIT CITY : Authorities in Kuwait on Tuesday hanged a 33-year-old Egyptian man dubbed a “monster” for the abduction and rape of 17 children under the age of 10, the public prosecution said.
BUDAPEST : Hungarian prosecutors on Tuesday charged a 98-year-old man who tops the Nazi-hunting Simon Wiesenthal Center’s wanted list with war crimes, saying he had helped to deport Jews to Auschwitz in World War Two.
KUANTAN : Police arrested a poultry dealer, believed to be involved in drug trafficking, in a surau at Kampung Batu 4 1/2 Jalan Kuantan-Gambang here.
BUKIT MERTAJAM: Police busted a ruthless armed robbery gang which had slashed a bookstore assistant in Nibong Tebal and escaped with RM17,000 taking from the shop.
TAIPING: Two motorcyclists were killed while another four were injured after a car rammed into three motorcycles in succession here early today.
GEORGE TOWN: The original architects and engineers who built Menara Umno, where a 15m lightning arrestor fell 21 storeys onto Jalan Macalister last Thursday, will be conducting technical studies on the building.
GEORGE TOWN: The grieving family of Lim Chin Aik, who went missing after a lightning arrestor on Menara Umno collapsed and fell on his car last Thursday, was given a contribution of an undisclosed sum from Penang Umno.
JAKARTA : Indonesia defied popular anger Tuesday by pressing ahead with its first fuel price hike since 2008, a day after police fought running battles with thousands outside parliament.
GEORGE TOWN : Penang police will view the closed-circuit television (CCTV) recordings in Jalan Macalister as part of the investigation to determine the death of the rise seller, Lim Chin Aik, who is believed to be buried in the collapse of the lightning arrestor pole in the area last Thursday.
BEIJING : Chinese authorities have formally arrested a man for trying to stage a repeat of the 1989 Tiananmen Square pro-democracy protest, his wife said on Tuesday, signalling an increasing intolerance for dissent under Communist Party rule.
JERUSALEM:Israeli police have launched an investigation to find perpetrators who vandalized cars and sprayed hate graffiti in an Arab town near Jerusalem.
BUTTERWORTH: Except for a a minor damage reported by a hotel in Gurney Drive and a water supply disruption at a hotel in Jalan Macalister, George Town, the hotels in Penang and Seberang Perai mainland were unaffected by the Thursday freak storm incident.