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Clashes as IS-linked gunmen seek new Philippine base: military

MANILA: Months after being routed from the southern Philippine city of Marawi, extremists are waging a fresh and deadly bid to set up a South-East Asian caliphate in the same region, the military warned Friday.

Top Thai cop transferred over role in RM3.73mil lottery scandal

KANCHANABURI: The city's police chief has been transferred out of his post over a lottery-cheating scandal, giving weight to widespread speculation that some state officials had colluded in the plot to grab the 30mil Baht (RM3.73mil) prize from the legitimate winner.

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American tourist found hanged at Chiang Mai hostel

CHIANG MAI: An American tourist was found hanged in a room at a Chiang Mai hostel on Thursday night in what police believe to be a suicide.

Bungalow of rich widow in Yang Yin case put up for sale with expected price of above RM104mil

SINGAPORE: The house at the centre of a bitter, high-profile dispute between former China tour guide Yang Yin and a rich Singaporean widow has been put up for sale with an expected price of above $35mil (RM104mil) or RM3,254 per sq ft of land.

 Chung Khin Chun (left) and her niece Hedy Mok, the appointed deputy public trustee for the estate's administration, at Madam Chung's bungalow in Gerald Crescent.PHOTO: ST FILE.

Ultraviolet radiation in Singapore hit highest 'extreme' level of 15 twice in a week

SINGAPORE: Slather on some sunscreen or seek shade in the afternoon, as the ultraviolet radiation level in Singapore has recorded "extreme" readings this week, reaching the highest of 15 on Monday (Feb 19).

In Singapore, it is common for the index to reach extreme levels during a four-hour period from 11am to 3pm, when the sun intensity peaks and UV radiation is strongest.ST PHOTO: LEE JIA WEN.

‘Robbed’ woman apologises for damaging taxi drivers’ reputation

BANGKOK: A woman who has confessed to filing a false complaint with police claiming a taxi driver had robbed her, has apologised for damaging the reputation of all taxi drivers.

Prawit given more time to clarify case

Bangkok: The National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) expects to get a clarification from deputy premier Prawit Wongsuwan over the controversial luxury watch case next month, further extending the deadline for the anti-graft agency to wrap up the case.

Krabi public works chief gunned down

Krabi: A business conflict or jealousy are the suspected motives in the killing of the chief public works engineer with the Krabi provincial administrative organisation.

Philippine rebels reject terror tag but remain open to talks

MANILA: Communist guerrillas said a Philippine government court petition to have them designated as terrorists is a desperate attempt to alienate them from the people, but insisted they are still open to talks to peacefully settle one of Asia’s longest-raging insurgencies.

Ex-CHC leader charged with leaving unlawfully

SINGAPORE: Former City Harvest Church leader Chew Eng Han (pic) was charged with leaving Singapore unlawfully, a day after his escape attempt by boat was foiled.