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Israeli who stabbed Jew mistaken for Arab gets 11 years

By AFP - Tuesday, 28 February 2017.

JERUSALEM: An Israeli Jew was sentenced to 11 years in prison on Monday for stabbing another Jew he thought was an Arab in a racially-motivated revenge attack, a court said.

Britain urges M'sia to share evidence on Kim VX attack with UN

By AFP - Tuesday, 28 February 2017.

UNITED NATIONS: Britain on Monday urged Malaysia to share evidence from the lethal VX nerve gas attack on Kim Jong-un's half-brother with the United Nations, which could take action against North Korea.

Trump blames Oscars gaffe on show's political tone

By AFP - Tuesday, 28 February 2017.

LOS ANGELES: US President Donald Trump said Monday the chaos that erupted at the end of the Oscars was due to Hollywood obsessing about him rather than concentrating on running a smooth show.

Iran tests missiles in naval exercises

By AFP - Tuesday, 28 February 2017.

TEHRAN: Iran’s navy has test-fired the latest versions of the Nasr and Dehlaviyeh missiles during military exercises in the Gulf, local media reported on Monday.

Israel to destroy 9 illegal West Bank settler homes

By AFP - Tuesday, 28 February 2017.

JERUSALEM: Israeli forces were set Monday to evacuate and demolish nine settler homes built on private Palestinian land, after the supreme court rejected a last-minute request to only seal the structures.

Trump proposes US$54bln increase in defence spending

By AFP - Monday, 27 February 2017.

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump’s first budget proposal includes a substantial US$54 billion dollar increase in defence spending, with corresponding cuts in foreign assistance and other non-military spending.

S. Korea, Japan, US to discuss Kim killing in Washington talks

By Bernama - Monday, 27 February 2017.

WASHINGTON: The recent killing of the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un will be a key topic when South Korea, the US and Japan hold trilateral strategy talks on how to deal with Pyongyang, South Korea's Yonhap news agency reported an official as saying Sunday.

Malaysian officials run into N. Korean's diplomatic immunity

By AP - Monday, 27 February 2017.

TOKYO: Malaysian police investigating the killing of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un’s estranged half brother believe they know somebody who might help them solve one of the most bizarre murder mysteries they have ever faced.

Aceh man faints during caning for close proximity

By AFP - Monday, 27 February 2017.

BANDA ACEH: An Indonesian man collapsed while being publicly caned Monday for spending time with a woman who is not his wife in contravention of strict Islamic laws in a staunchly Muslim part of the country.

S. Korea, Japan, US to discuss Kim killing in Washington talks

By Bernama - Monday, 27 February 2017.

WASHINGTON: The recent killing of the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un will be a key topic when South Korea, the US and Japan hold trilateral strategy talks on how to deal with Pyongyang, South Korea's Yonhap news agency reported an official as saying Sunday.

Philippines-based militant group Abu Sayyaf beheads German hostage

By Reuters - Monday, 27 February 2017.

MANILA: Abu Sayyaf extremists in the Philippines released a video showing the beheading of a German hostage in the first sign the brutal Filipino militants carried out a threat to kill him after a ransom deadline lapsed over the weekend.

Kim killing: Suspects from N. Korean state security, foreign ministries

By Reuters - Monday, 27 February 2017.

SEOUL: The killing of the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un was organized by the reclusive state's ministry of state security and foreign ministry, according to South Korean lawmakers briefed by the country's intelligence agency.

Indonesian police shoot suspected militant after standoff

By AP - Monday, 27 February 2017.

JAKARTA: Indonesian police said they shot a suspected militant in the West Java capital of Bandung on Monday after his bomb exploded in a vacant lot and he fled into a municipal building and set it alight.

Bomb burns office building in Indonesia's West Java

By Bernama - Monday, 27 February 2017.

JAKARTA: An alleged terrorist exploded a bomb near a village administration office before exchanging gunfire with anti-terror squad in West Java on Monday, China’s Xinhua news agency reported provincial police chief Anton Charlian as saying.

Indonesian police in gunfight after reported explosion in Bandung city

By Reuters - Monday, 27 February 2017.

JAKARTA: Indonesian police exchanged gunfire with an attacker after a reported explosion in a government building in the city of Bandung, according to police and TV footage.

Bloody accident and rain mar joyful Rio carnival

By AFP - Monday, 27 February 2017.

RIO DE JANEIRO: A huge float carried by a truck at the Rio de Janeiro samba parade struck several people, causing serious injuries to at least one woman, late Sunday.

Police foil Algeria suicide attack

By AFP - Monday, 27 February 2017.

ALGIERS: A policeman managed to foil an attempted suicide attack in eastern Algeria on Sunday, opening fire on the bomber and triggering the explosives belt he was wearing, officials said.

16 killed, 50 injured as truck overturns in India

By AP - Sunday, 26 February 2017.

GAUHATI, India: Police say at least 16 people were killed and 50 injured when a truck taking them to a Sunday church service overturned after hitting a concrete barricade on a highway in India's remote northeast.

Thirteen escape in latest Philippine jailbreak

By AFP - Sunday, 26 February 2017.

MANILA: Thirteen detainees facing drug charges escaped from jail on Sunday, the latest in a series of prison breaks in the Philippines, authorities said.

Trump to skip correspondents' dinner as media row heats up

By AFP - Sunday, 26 February 2017.

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump ratcheted up his feud with the US media Saturday, announcing he will skip the annual correspondents’ dinner one day after a row erupted over White House press access.

Why N. Korea may have used VX to kill Kim

By AP - Sunday, 26 February 2017.

SEOUL: Was it a poorly executed assassination or did North Korea want to showcase its stockpile of banned chemical weapons?

Australia-Indonesia restore full military ties

By AFP - Sunday, 26 February 2017.

SYDNEY: Australia and Indonesia announced the full restoration of military ties Sunday as the countries’ leaders held talks following a brief spat over teaching material deemed offensive to Jakarta.

(UPDATED) Drunken driver injures 28 at New Orleans Mardi Gras parade

By Reuters - Sunday, 26 February 2017.

NEW ORLEANS: A pickup truck driven by a man who appeared to be "highly intoxicated" plowed into a crowd of spectators watching the main Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans on Saturday, sending more than 20 people to the hospital, police said.

Man steals US$150K Maserati during test drive

By AP - Sunday, 26 February 2017.

BOCA RATON: A Maserati is missing after police say a man conned a salesman during a test drive.

One dead, 2 injured after man drives into crowd in Germany

By Reuters - Sunday, 26 February 2017.

HEIDELBERG: A man died and two other people were injured after a 35-year-old German man drove into a crowd standing near a bakery in the southwestern town of Heidelberg on Saturday, but the authorities said there were no indications that it was a terrorist attack.

Mexico vows to impose tariffs if Trump presses wall payment

By AFP - Sunday, 26 February 2017.

MEXICO CITY: Mexico’s foreign minister has warned the United States that his country will impose tariffs on US products if President Donald Trump taxes Mexican imports to finance a border wall.

Myanmar police blame grudge, not army, for prominent lawyer's murder

By AP - Saturday, 25 February 2017.

YANGON: The assassination of a prominent legal adviser to Myanmar's government was the result of a personal political grudge and not part of a bigger conspiracy by the military, senior security officials said Saturday.

Mugabe feted at lavish 93rd birthday party

By AFP - Saturday, 25 February 2017.

MATOBO: Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe celebrated his 93rd birthday with a lavish party on Saturday attended by thousands of loyalists outside the second city of Bulawayo.

Ten killed in hotel blaze in southeastern China

By Reuters - Saturday, 25 February 2017.

SHANGHAI: A fierce blaze at a hotel in southeastern China killed 10 people, the official Xinhua news agency said in a post on its official microblog on Saturday.

Tough love? wife-beating a source of pride for some in Mauritania

By Thomson Reuters Foundation - Saturday, 25 February 2017.

NOUAKCHOTT: Salimata was always told she should be proud to come from a family of wife beaters.