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'Bullet-proof' counters prevent jewellery heist at Shah Alam mall

PETALING JAYA: Thanks to "bullet-proof" display counters, a group of hammer-wielding robbers failed to remove jewellery from an outlet in a Shah Alam mall on Monday.

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Moon's aim to move South Korean presidential office a security 'headache'

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's new president has pledged to work out of a drab, decades-old government building in central Seoul instead of the grandiose presidential Blue House, a symbolic gesture that brings a logistical headache for his security staff.

Israel's 'Checkpoint Q' - a daily hurdle for Palestinians

QALANDIYA, West Bank (Reuters) - To one side loom towers manned by Israeli soldiers who keep watch from behind bulletproof glass. To the other stand concrete walls charred by fire bombs, pitted with bullet holes and scrawled with Palestinian graffiti. In between, barriers and steel fences block traffic or corral vehicles and pedestrians.

Pope says will not increase security on travels despite risks

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis says he realises he may be the target of an attack but that he will continue to travel without bulletproof vehicles or heavy security because he wants to get close to people.

Kurdish forces open new front on IS capital Mosul

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Kurdish Peshmerga forces on Monday said they had secured a river crossing point enabling them to open a new front against Islamic State and further tighten their grip on the militants' capital Mosul.

Car bulletproofing a costly affair

PETALING JAYA: The recent spate of shootings in the country, mostly fatal and believed to be carried out by hired killers, has caused jitters among Malaysians and many are looking for ways to protect themselves from harm’s way.

India marks Republic Day with camels and women stunt-riders

NEW DELHI: Thousands gathered in New Delhi amid tight security Tuesday for India’s annual Republic Day parade, a pomp-filled spectacle of military might featuring camels and daredevil stuntwomen, with French President Francois Hollande the chief guest.

An Indian military band plays while riding camels during the nation's Republic Day Parade in New Delhi on January 26, 2015. -AFP

Fenerbahce's Mehmet Topal unhurt after car shot at

ANKARA (Reuters) - Fenerbahce and Turkey midfielder Mehmet Topal and a youth player escaped unhurt after the car they were travelling in was shot at by unknown gunmen on Tuesday.

At least six U.S. states move to arm National Guard offices

(Reuters) - The governors of Florida, Louisiana, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Texas and Indiana on Saturday ordered National Guard members at offices and other facilities to be armed in the wake of attacks that left five servicemen dead in Tennessee.

Safe and sound in Sri Hartamas

NEED a place to store your valuables? You can now do so at G7 Safety Locker Sdn Bhd’s new branch at Plaza Damas 3 in Sri Hartamas, Kuala Lumpur.

Lloyd’s of London authorised agent KK Poon (far left), Ching (third from left), G7 Safety Locker director Sandy Leong (fourth from left) and Ravindran (right) at the grand opening of G7 Safety Lockers in Plaza Damas 3, Sri Hartamas.