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Dozens of suspects arrested

Jakarta: Indonesian police said that they have arrested dozens of Islamic-State linked terror suspects, including some who planned to detonate bombs at political demonstrations when election results are announced next week.

Statistics: More youngsters dying in road accidents

Bangkok: Road accidents kill more than 17,000 children and teenagers in Thailand every year, the latest statistics show. And most of these fatalities involve motorcycles, Road Safety Policy Foundation’s manager Thanapong Jinwong said.

Appreciating their sacrifices

WHILE most people are planning their celebrations with family this festive season, security personnel have to be on duty.

Tiny Timor-Leste to become world’s first plastic-neutral nation

KUALA LUMPUR: In a region where seas are awash with trash, Timor-Leste is set to become the world’s first country to recycle all its plastic waste after it teamed up with Australian researchers to build a revolutionary recycling plant.

Venezuela's Maduro says Norway talks sought 'peaceful agenda' with opposition

CARACAS (Reuters) - Talks in Norway this week with representatives of Venezuela's government and the opposition sought to "build a peaceful agenda" for the crisis-stricken South American country, President Nicolas Maduro said on Friday.

Ministers agree way for Russia to rejoin Europe's human rights body

HELSINKI (Reuters) - Foreign ministers from the Council of Europe, the continent's chief human rights watchdog, reached an agreement on Friday that opens the way for Russia to return to the organisation, resolving a dispute that began after Moscow's seizure of Crimea.

Hearings begin to halt dolphin hunting in notorious Japan village

TOKYO (Reuters) - Court hearings began to stop dolphin hunting in a Japanese village on Friday, with plaintiffs saying the grisly annual hunts, made famous in an Oscar-winning documentary, violate animal protection laws due to their "extreme cruelty".

India's Modi chooses woman facing terrorism charges as election candidate

BHOPAL, India (Reuters) - For nearly a decade, Pragya Thakur was known mostly as the saffron-clad Hindu ascetic shuttling in and out of Indian courts, flanked by police, facing charges under an anti-terrorism law for plotting a bomb attack on Muslims.

Sony unveils another record buyback, its second this year

TOKYO: Sony Corp. has unveiled another record share buyback just months after completing a similar program, underscoring Chief Executive Officer Kenichiro Yoshida’s commitment to supporting his stock price in a tumultuous environment.

CSM: Malaysians ignore journalism, prefer social media, and are falling victim to fraud, fake news

PETALING JAYA: While Malaysians say they are concerned about the spread of fake news, many prefer to get their information via social media rather than genuine news sites, Bernama reported.