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World 28 Jun 2016 | 7:31 AM

Exclusive - U.S. to downgrade Myanmar in annual human trafficking report: sources

WASHINGTON/YANGON (Reuters) - The United States has decided to place Myanmar on its global list of worst offenders in human trafficking, officials said, a move aimed at prodding the country’s new democratically elected government and its still-powerful military to do more to curb the use of child soldiers and forced labour.

TECH 28 Jun 2016 | 5:24 AM

US senator, opposing FBI email data grabs, places hold on spy bill

A Democratic senator prevented legislation from being quickly considered that would expand the FBI's power to use secretive surveillance orders to obtain some Internet records, arguing it would lead to a "dramatic erosion" of US privacy rights.

China 28 Jun 2016 | 5:22 AM

China party journal editor hangs himself

BEIJING: The deputy editor of the Chinese Communist party’s top theoretical journal has committed suicide, reports said, sending speculation swirling over political infighting, freedom of thought and corruption.

Nation 28 Jun 2016 | 12:00 AM

23 questions on tunnel project

GEORGE TOWN: Twenty-three questions will be asked by Gerakan about the Penang undersea tunnel project during the public debate today.

World 27 Jun 2016 | 10:11 PM

Poland wants Europe to go slow with Britain

WARSAW/PRAGUE (Reuters) - Poland joined German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday in saying Britain should be allowed time to prepare for its negotiations on leaving the European Union.

World 27 Jun 2016 | 10:02 PM

UK's commitment to renewing nuclear deterrent unaffected by Brexit vote - defence minister

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's commitment to renewing its Trident nuclear deterrent will not be affected by last week's vote to leave the European Union, defence minister Michael Fallon said on Monday, adding that he hoped parliament would vote on it shortly.

World 27 Jun 2016 | 8:40 PM

Pakistani clerics declare transgender marriages legal under Islamic law

KARACHI, Pakistan (Reuters) - A group of clerics in Pakistan has declared marriage between transgender individuals permissible in Islam, saying they have a right to be buried in Muslim ceremonies, according to a copy of a religious edict Reuters obtained on Monday.

Banking 27 Jun 2016 | 12:00 AM

Can Brexit be overturned?

LONDON: Britain is coming to terms with its decision to leave the European Union (EU)after last Thursday’s dramatic referendum. Here are some of the questions that are doing the rounds in the UK:

Nation 27 Jun 2016 | 12:00 AM

Debate must be held in a peaceful manner, says DAP

GEORGE TOWN: The debate on the proposed Penang undersea tunnel and three paired roads should be held in a gentlemanly spirit where the public can have a chance to hear from both sides, said Penang DAP chairman Chow Kon Yeow.

Letters 27 Jun 2016 | 12:00 AM

Let them dispense their role

From S. M. Mohamed Idris, President, Consumers Association of Penang (CAP).