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Sivarraajh loses bid to quash EC ban

KUALA LUMPUR: Former Cameron Highlands MP Datuk C. Sivarraajh has failed to quash a ban that barred him from contesting or voting in any election for five years on grounds of bribery during the polls.

All BN chips on the table with their candidate

KUALA LUMPUR: Barisan Nasional’s strategy of fielding Ramli Mohd Noor, who is both an orang asli and former police Assistant Commissioner, as their candidate for Cameron Highlands by-election may pull in more votes for the coalition.

Scenarios - How U.S. shutdown over border wall fight might play out

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - As the partial U.S. government shutdown neared the end of its 20th day, President Donald Trump and congressional Democrats remained divided over his demands for funding a U.S.-Mexico border wall, with a prompt resolution looking unlikely.

Romania says political infighting won't hamper its EU presidency

BRUSSELS/BUCHAREST (Reuters) - Political divisions will not undermine Romania's six-month EU presidency, top officials from Bucharest said on Thursday, as the European Commission expressed concerns over whether the country was ready to lead the bloc until mid-2019.

Treasury's Mnuchin defends U.S. decision to lift sanctions on Russian firms

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin insisted on Thursday that the Trump administration would keep tight control on companies linked to Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska, despite last month's decision to ease restrictions on the firms.

Baton-wielding Bangladesh police fire tear gas to break up garment pay clashes

DHAKA (Reuters) - Baton-wielding Bangladeshi police fired tear gas to break up thousands of garment workers demonstrating for higher wages for a fifth day on Thursday, forcing dozens of factories to close.

Former Cameron Highlands MP Sivarraajh fails to quash EC ban

KUALA LUMPUR: Former Cameron Highlands MP Datuk C. Sivarraajh has failed to quash the Election Commission's (EC) decision that barred him from contesting or voting in any election for five years.

Study claims Facebook tracks you even if you don’t have an account or logged off

Privacy International, a Britain-based organisation that promotes and defends the right to privacy worldwide, released a study which claims that Facebook collected data on users who don’t even own Facebook accounts.

Venezuela's Maduro starts new term as U.S. decries him as 'usurper'

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro started a second term on Thursday, defying critics in the United States and Latin America who called him an illegitimate usurper of a nation where economic chaos has wrought a humanitarian crisis.

EC boss Art Harun slams fake news over viral pic of Manogaran

PETALING JAYA: Election Commission chairman Azhar Azizan Harun has slammed those attempting to spread false information over a picture of DAP’s M. Manogaran that has been making its rounds on social media and messaging apps.