KUALA LUMPUR: The Health Ministry estimates smokers aged 18 and above in the country to number a staggering five million.
BERLIN (Reuters) - People in Germany would not want soccer star Jerome Boateng, born in Berlin from a Ghanaian father, as their neighbour, Alexander Gauland, vice chair of anti-immigration party, Alternative for Germany, said in the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung newspaper on Sunday.
ABUJA (Reuters) - Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari said on Sunday the government had resolved to keep the naira's exchange rate steady while supporting the central bank's decision to move away from the dollar peg, which is seen as overvaluing the naira.
HASSAN SHAMI, Iraq (Reuters) - Servicemen from the U.S.-led coalition were seen near the front line of a new offensive in northern Iraq launched on Sunday by Kurdish peshmerga forces that aims to retake a handful of villages from Islamic State east of their Mosul stronghold.
KIEV (Reuters) - Five Ukrainian servicemen have been killed and four wounded in the past 24 hours as a result of attacks by pro-Russian rebels in separatist eastern regions, Ukrainian military spokesman Oleksandr Motuzyanyk said on Sunday.
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Jordan's King Abdullah appointed veteran politician Hani Mulqi as prime minister after dissolving parliament on Sunday, charging him with overseeing elections before the end of the year, a senior political source said.
VERDUN, France (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande together marked the 100-year anniversary of the Battle of Verdun on Sunday, laying a wreath at a cemetery in northeastern France for the 300,000 soldiers killed.
ALOR SETAR: Police have recorded a statement from a state assemblyman who was alleged to have assaulted a man and his girlfriend on May 15.
PARIS (Reuters) - Spanish fourth seed Garbine Muguruza reached the French Open quarter-finals for the third year in a row when a solid display earned her a 6-3 6-4 victory against former champion Svetlana Kuznetsova on Sunday.
LANGKAWI: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said the opening of the St Regis Langkawi hotel is part of a bigger strategy to put Langkawi on the world map.
KUALA KANGSAR: The absence of Barisan Nasional candidate Datin Mastura Mohd Yazid during the campaign for the Kuala Kangsar parliamentary by-election should not be made an issue by any party, including the Opposition.
MILAN (Reuters) - In leading Real Madrid to their 11th European Cup less than five months after inheriting an unhappy team from Rafael Benitez, Zinedine Zidane has cemented his heroic status at the Bernabeu and appears to have assured his immediate future.
WARSAW (Reuters) - The U.S. missile shield to be located in Poland does not pose a threat to Russia's security, Poland's state-run news agency PAP quoted Foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski as saying on Sunday.
ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim's government on Sunday won a vote of confidence in parliament as well as approval for his legislative programme, parliament speaker Ismail Kahraman said.
MISRATA, Libya (Reuters) - Forces loyal to Libya's U.N.-backed unity government say they aim to encircle Sirte, Islamic State's stronghold in Libya, having moved to within 15 km (10 miles) of the city centre.
LONDON (Reuters) - Nineteen people have been rescued from the English Channel after an inflatable boat they were in started taking on water, the British coastguard said on Sunday.
DUBAI: World champion Gregory Gaultier beat Australia’s surprise finalist Cameron Pilley to regain the men’s title at the PSA World Series Finals after a seven-year interval.
PARIS (Reuters) - French Prime Minister Manuel Valls is determined not to join a long list of politicians who have conceded defeat to protesters, he told the Journal Du Dimanche (JDD) newspaper, as the government prepares to dig in its heels on labour reform.
KIEV (Reuters) - Seventeen people have been killed after a fire broke out in a residential building housing elderly people in a village near Kiev, Ukraine's state emergency service said in a statement on Sunday.
TOKYO: Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi arrived here Sunday to begin a five-day working visit to Japan, aimed at fostering greater bilateral relations with the world's third largest economy.