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Venezuela slams U.S. travel restrictions as 'political terrorism'

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela on Monday accused U.S. President Donald Trump of conducting "political terrorism" through travel restrictions on eight countries including the socialist-run South American nation, which is already at loggerheads with Washington.

Nazir: Launderette 'misrepresenting Islam'

PETALING JAYA: Datuk Seri Nazir Razak says the "Muslim only" policy adopted by a self-service launderette in Muar, Johor is "a misinterpretation of Islamic teaching".

Tale of two cities - Kurdish vote lays bare political divisions

SULAIMANIYA, Iraq (Reuters) - Some Kurdish leaders describe Monday's referendum on independence as a historic chance for the ethnic group to shape its own destiny after decades of oppression. Yet there was little enthusiasm for voting in the city of Sulaimaniya.

Perlis mufti: 'Muslim only' launderette narrow-minded

ALOR SETAR: Datuk Dr Mohd Asri Zainal Abidin has joined the criticisms thrown at a launderette's "Muslims only" policy in Muar, Johor.

German industry see FDP revival boosting digital transition

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - German industry leaders want a shift towards digital services to be a priority as the pro-business Free Democrats (FDP) appear set to enter coalition talks with Angela Merkel's conservatives and the Greens.

Factbox - The 2023 World Cup bidders

(Reuters) - Factbox on the three nations - France, South Africa and Ireland - bidding to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup:

Travellers swamp Puerto Rico's main airport; dam on verge of collapse

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Reuters) - Hundreds of stranded travellers filled the sweltering halls of San Juan International Airport on Monday anxious to know when they could leave and reconnect with families after Hurricane Maria devastated power and communications across the island.

Rugby-Ireland, France and South Africa pitch for 2023 World Cup

LONDON (Reuters) - Ireland, France and South Africa all promised millions in the bank, great stadiums and "the best tournament ever" before figuratively plucking on the emotional heartstrings as they sought to earn the right to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup.

Najib calls for wider bumiputra economic policies

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said The Bumiputra economic agenda needs to go beyond merely eradicating poverty and raising the community's equity.

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Naked man found dead roadside with trousers nearby

BANGKOK: An unidentified man wearing no clothes was found dead in the ditch in the middle of a road in Kamphaeng Phet’s Mueang district on Monday.