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Opposition official, others charged with plotting against Rwandan government

KIGALI (Reuters) - A Rwandan opposition official and eight others were charged on Wednesday with forming an armed group and seeking to overthrow the government - indictments that could see them jailed for life.

Rescuers get closer to trapped girl as Mexico quake toll passes 220

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Rescuers frantically worked to dig a young girl out from under the rubble of a partially collapsed school in Mexico City on Wednesday, offering a small glimmer of hope amid devastation from a major earthquake that killed at least 224 people.

France's National Front on verge of split after election setback

PARIS (Reuters) - Four months after a heavy electoral defeat, France's National Front is on the verge of a split between its leader and her chief deputy that could open the way to a policy change on the euro as the far-right party seeks to rebrand itself.

Dozens of states sign nuclear weapons ban treaty at United Nations

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Dozens of countries signed a treaty to ban nuclear weapons on Wednesday amid tensions over North Korea's nuclear and missile tests, although the United States, Britain, France and others boycotted the event at the annual United Nations gathering of world leaders.

Saudi university to dismiss suspected Brotherhood-linked academics

RIYADH (Reuters) - A large Saudi public university announced it would dismiss employees suspected of ties to the banned Muslim Brotherhood, adding to concerns that the government is clamping down on its critics in academia and beyond.

Trio arrested for motorcycle theft

The arrested of the man who attempted to steal money from a donation box at a mosque in Kuala Sungai Baru on September 7th, lead to the arrest of two others involved for motorcycle theft. The trio are being investigated under the Penal Code.

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Silicon Valley challenged by senators over sex trafficking

Web companies opposed to a federal bill aimed at squelching online trafficking of children faced a blunt challenge from US lawmakers at a hearing on Sept 19, and a plea from a mother whose child was slain after being advertised for sex on the Backpage.com website.

Tech companies such as Google and Facebook Inc and their trade groups say the bill would create greater liability for speech and videos posted by users. — Sipa USA/TNS

Gender diversity link to business success amid low female leadership in Asia

PETALING JAYA: Men still hold at least 80% of the top jobs in Asia as well as the bulk of line manager roles, according to research carried out by recruiting experts Hays

Hays Malaysia regional director Tom Osborne

Celcom introduces KidSafe app to track children's online activities

KUALA LUMPUR: Although it is difficult for parents to stop children from exposure to harmful material on the internet, there is now a way to at least protect them.

Fed conflicted by tepid US inflation, global economic rebound

WASHINGTON: Caught between a lull in US inflation and a stronger global economy, the Federal Reserve is expected on Wednesday to signal whether it will raise interest rates for a third time this year or back off until prices rise more briskly.

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