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February 21, 2017

Malaysia

No one is above the law, says MACC – Nation

Share This: PETALING JAYA: The arrest of several officials from a state religious department by the anti-graft body shows that no one is above the law, said the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC).    As long as there are elements of corruption, there will be a probe, said MACC deputy chief commissioner (operations) Datuk Azam Baki. He said religion

Russia’s UN envoy Vitaly Churkin dead at 64

Share This: Churkin collapses while at work at the Russian mission to the United Nations Monday morning and was rushed to a Manhattan hospital, apparently suffering from heart problems. NEW YORK: Russia’s ambassador to the United Nations, Vitaly Churkin, who for years fended off Western criticism and skillfully defended Moscow’s actions in Ukraine and Syria,

Woman shot dead by lone gunman in Penang – Nation

Share This: GEORGE TOWN: A woman was shot dead as she was driving her BMW in Taman Pekaka in Sungai Dua, near here, Tuesday.   The victim, in her 30s, is believed to have died from gunshot injuries in a close-range shooting as several bullet holes were found on the windows of her car.   A lone

World

Turkish trial opens into coup death of ‘hero’ soldier

Share This: ANKARA:The trial opened Tuesday into the killing of a Turkish soldier who became a national hero after shooting dead one of the suspected ringleaders of last year’s failed coup. Sergeant Omer Halisdemir killed Brigadier General Semih Terzi on the night of July 15, thus breaking the command chain of the plotters. Some 18

JAN MOIR asks Why must the Beeb fawn over celebrities? 

Share This: Deep in the Cambodian jungle, a strange creature is stirring. A creature who is familiar to millions yet somehow unfamiliar. Known and yet unknown. The same but somehow very, very different. Those twiglet arms: should we be worried? Why so many tattoos — her back looks like she slept on a wet newspaper.

Sports

St Etienne say not obsessed by nemesis Ibrahimovic – Football

Share This: SAINT-ETIENNE, France (Reuters) – St Etienne are Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s preferred victim, but Les Verts refuse to obsess over the Manchester United striker ahead of their Europa League last-32 return leg on Wednesday. No other team in Europe has been more haunted by Ibrahimovic, who has now scored three hat tricks against the French

Lions should pick NZ-born Solomona for tour, says Healey – Rugby

Share This: LONDON (Reuters) – Sale’s Auckland-born winger Denny Solomona has been tipped for a place on the British and Irish Lions’ tour to New Zealand by former England back Austin Healey. The 23-year-old has been drawing rave reviews in England’s Premiership since switching from rugby league and scored a first-half hat-trick of tries for