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In victory for Trump, U.S. Supreme Court revives Trump travel ban

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday handed a victory to President Donald Trump by allowing his temporary ban on travellers from six Muslim-majority countries and all refugees to go into effect for people with no strong ties to the United States while agreeing to decide this fall the legality of the order.

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Video of church band playing Raya song goes viral

PETALING JAYA: A video of a Catholic church band in Keningau, Sabah playing a popular Hari Raya song after Sunday mass has gone viral.

Security personnel walk in front of Kerobokan prison in Bali. - Reuters

Hindu group safeguards Aidilfitri prayers at Bali prison

BALI: Wearing traditional Balinese attire, several Hindu prisoners were seen standing around the tennis field at Kerobokan Penitentiary where Aidilfitri prayers were being held for Muslim prisoners on Sunday morning. They greeted people who arrived to pray.

Siti Safiyah Amirah Abdul Rahman (left) and Sin Li Jane (right).

Siti Safiyah, Li Jane create bowling history with US victory

PETALING JAYA: Siti Safiyah Amirah Abdul Rahman and Sin Li Jane created history by becoming the first Malaysian champions on the prestigious Professional Women's Bowling Association (PWBA) Tour.

Powerful men prowl for effeminate boys to keep as their bacha bazi, snatching vulnerable youngsters from poor families whome they will be able to keep as sex slaves.

Stolen boys: Life after sexual slavery in Afghanistan

Kabul (AFP) - Adorned in makeup, fake breasts and bells, Jawed whirls around middle-aged men at Kabul's underground bacha bazi, or "boy play" parties, where the former child sex slave finds freedom of sorts as a dancing boy.

Get treatment quick if your hands go numb

Many people think nothing of it if their hand occasionally goes numb. But this may be a sign of carpal tunnel syndrome, which can cause permanent nerve and muscle damage if left untreated.

Television shows on Hari Raya: Day 2

One thing’s for sure: On the first and second day of Hari Raya, the house is going to be filled with family members and good friends.

Familiar yet different Raya

It looks like the same old festive fare, but there's something Millennial about Ili Sulaiman and Basira Yeusuff's Raya table.

British author J. K. Rowling went from failure "on an epic scale" to become a publishing sensation with her first Harry Potter book 20 years ago. - AFP

J.K. Rowling: Creator of magic who dazzled the world

London (AFP) - The creator of a wizarding empire which has dazzled the world, J. K. Rowling struggled through hardship to become an unrivalled children's author with a global voice.

Takata Corp. Chairman and CEO Shigehisa Takada (L) and senior management bow as they attend a news conference after its decision to file for bankruptcy protection in Tokyo, Japan, June 26, 2017. REUTERS
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Japanese airbag maker Takata files for bankruptcy, gets Chinese backing

TOKYO/WASHINGTON: Japan's Takata Corp , the firm at the center of the auto industry's biggest ever product recall, filed for bankruptcy protection in the United States and Japan, and said it had agreed to be largely acquired for $1.6 billion by the Chinese-owned U.S.-based Key Safety Systems.

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Raya tradition: (From right) Syed Yusuff Idid Syed Asad, seven, and Sharifah Kaisya Cui Idid Syed Asad, nine, seeking blessings and forgiveness from their parents Sara Cui Abdullah (left) and Syed Asad Syed Abdul Wahab Idid. — IZZRAFIQ ALIAS/The Star

When culture meets religion

StarMetro speaks to Chinese Muslims to find out how they celebrate Hari Raya Aidilfitri and their spiritual journeys in embracing Islam.

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China seeks ping-pong diplomacy to defuse coaching row

BEIJING (Reuters) - The removal of China's top table tennis coach has stirred up rare tensions in the country's sporting world, prompting a backlash from leading players and fans, and drawing the gaze of the country's censors.

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