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EU leaders seek greater reductions in Africa immigration

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union leaders agreed on Thursday to provide "stronger support" to Italy for its work in Libya and replenish their Africa fund to further curb immigration to Europe.

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IPOH: A schoolboy from Muar, who insulted the Sultan of Perak on Twitter, was told to recite the Rukun Negara before he was slapped with a RM5,000 fine by a magistrate’s court.

PM praises Italy's migrant policy as U.N. cites humanitarian crisis

ROME (Reuters) - Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni said on Wednesday that Italy was a model for Europe on how to reduce migrant arrivals, a day after U.N. agencies said its policies had trapped tens of thousands of people in dire conditions in Libya.

Smugglers offer new routes to Europe for jobless Tunisians

OFF THE TUNISIAN COAST (Reuters) - Tunisian smugglers are offering migrants seeking a fresh start in Europe a new route from Africa to Italy.

Bosnia sees sharp rise in migrants heading to EU

SARAJEVO (Reuters) - The number of illegal migrants passing through Bosnia to try to reach the richer states of the European Union rose sharply in the first nine months of 2017, a government agency said on Tuesday.

Malaysian held with 2,000 cartons of illicit cigs

SINGAPORE: A 39-year-old Malaysian man who tried to smuggle more than 2,000 cartons of contraband cigarettes into Singapore in a modified prime mover was caught at Tuas Checkpoint.

Migrant deaths in the Sahara likely twice Mediterranean toll - U.N.

GENEVA (Reuters) - West African migrants trying to reach Europe are dying in far greater numbers in the Sahara than in the Mediterranean but efforts to dissuade them may cause new routes to open up, the United Nations migration agency said on Thursday.

India on alert for gold smugglers

NEW DELHI: Gold smugglers are resorting to increasingly desperate measures to get the metal past customs after nearly a dozen people were caught with bullion stashed in their rectums.

EU aims to reopen embassy in Libya

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union is seeking to reopen its embassy in Libya pending security conditions, officials said on Tuesday, offering further political support for the Tripoli government struggling to establish control.

Kedah border criminal ring crippled

ALOR SETAR: The arrest of 46 Geng Pak Su members shows that the police are serious about clamping down on organised crime activities in Kedah.

To the dock: Some of the alleged members of the organised crime gang being led to the courtroom.

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