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Two Iraqi IS members detained in KL, says IGP

SHAH ALAM: The police have detained two Iraqi nationals, suspected to be members of the so-called IS group of militants on suspicion of making death threats against the Saudi Arabian and Qatar ambassadors based in the federal capital.

Hamilton grabs pole in rain-hit F1 qualifying

SEPANG: World champion Lewis Hamilton held off Ferrari rival Sebastian Vettel to claim pole position for Mercedes in the rain-affected Petronas Malaysian Formula One Grand Prix qualifying at the Sepang International Circuit.

Lights out as Earth Hour kicks off

SYDNEY (AFP) - Hong Kong's iconic skyline dimmed and the sails on Sydney's Opera House went dark Saturday, as lights on landmarks across Asia were switched off for the global climate change awareness campaign Earth Hour.

Sri Lankan president's brother dies after axe attack

COLOMBO (AFP) - The youngest brother of Sri Lankan president Maithripala Sirisena died in hospital Saturday after being attacked by an axe wielding acquaintance two days earlier, police said.

Hong Kong rally marks half-year anniversary of democracy protests

HONG KONG (AFP) - Hundreds gathered next to the Hong Kong government headquarters on Saturday to mark the half-year anniversary of mass democracy protests and vowed to press their fight for fully free elections for the city's next leader.

Glowing with hope: The dark halls of the National Planetarium will be illuminated with candles and lanterns from 8.30pm to 9.30pm tonight.

Switch off for Earth Hour

From 8.30pm to 9.30pm today, millions of people around the world will illuminate the dark with candles and lanterns to observe Earth Hour.

People pay their respects to the late first prime minister Lee Kuan Yew at a community tribute site in Singapore March 28, 2015. REUTERS/Edgar Su

Crowds swell to bid farewell to Singapore's founder Lee ahead of funeral

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Thousands of people gathered in Singapore on Saturday to bid farewell to former leader Lee Kuan Yew in an unprecedented wave of sympathy after authorities had to temporarily suspend queues overnight to manage surging crowds.

Russia's Soyuz TMA-16M spacecraft carrying the International Space Station (ISS) crew of US astronaut Scott Kelly and Russian cosmonauts Gennady Padalka and Mikhail Kornienko blasts off from the launch pad at Russian-leased Baikonur cosmodrome early on March 28, 2015. - AFP

Soyuz spacecraft docks at ISS for year-long mission

BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan (AFP) - A Russian Soyuz spacecraft with three crew on board successfully docked at the International Space Station Saturday after blasting off from Kazakhstan, NASA said, launching a year-long mission on the orbiting outpost.

Amanda Knox reacts while being interviewed on the set of ABC's "Good Morning America" in New York January 31, 2014.  REUTERS/Andrew Kelly

Amanda Knox acquitted of murder by Italy's top court

ROME/SEATTLE (Reuters) - Italy's top court on Friday annulled the conviction of American Amanda Knox for the 2007 murder of her British flatmate and fully acquitted her in a surprise verdict capping nearly a decade of courtroom drama.

Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (L) and Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge arrive at the XLP Mobile Recording Studio on March 27, 2015 in south London. - AFP

Britain’s Kate makes last royal visit before birth

LONDON (AFP) - Britain’s Prince William and his wife Kate visited a charity in London on Friday on what media said would be her last public engagement before she gives birth.

Lightning injures 52 at Ecuador traffic police school

QUITO, March 27, 2015 (AFP) - A lightning strike injured 52 people at a training school for traffic police near Quito, with 15 briefly hospitalized, officials said Friday.

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