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World 31 Mar 2018 | 10:18 PM

At rhino's memorial, Kenyan minister urges life sentences for ivory possession

NANYUKI, Kenya (Reuters) - The death of the world's last male northern white rhinoceros this month led a Kenyan government official to declare anyone caught possessing ivory should be sentenced to life in prison.

World 31 Mar 2018 | 6:27 PM

Mongolians protest to demand greater action against child abuse

ULAANBAATAR (Reuters) - Thousands of Mongolians protested in front of parliament in Ulaanbaatar on Saturday to demand more action to prevent child abuse, after the widely-reported rape of a male infant shocked the country.

Thailand 31 Mar 2018 | 5:20 AM

Thai magazine sued for ‘blasphemous’ painting of ancient kings

BANGKOK: The governor of Thailand’s Chiang Mai province has sued a local magazine for posting a “blasphemous” painting on Facebook of ancient kings wearing pollution masks as part of a campaign to protest the city’s hazardous smog.

Economy 31 Mar 2018 | 1:12 AM

China says protectionist moves will mean shutting door on the country

BEIJING: China wants to share its development opportunities with other countries, but protectionism will mean closing the door into China, the country's top diplomat said, amid a festering trade dispute with the United States.

Corporate News 31 Mar 2018 | 1:03 AM

MIT scientist gets 15 months prison for insider trading

NEW YORK: A research scientist at Massachusetts Institute of Technology was sentenced on Friday to 15 months in prison after admitting to insider trading on a mining company merger that his wife, a corporate lawyer, had been working on.

Nation 31 Mar 2018 | 12:00 AM

Mahathir hits out at Umno and PAS

ALOR SETAR: Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has hit out at his former party, claiming that it no longer serves its original purpose.

Metro News 31 Mar 2018 | 12:00 AM

A question of fake news

BY NOW, many of you would probably have seen the picture of a purported WhatsApp conversation between friends in the wake of the proposed legislation against fake news.

Metro News 31 Mar 2018 | 12:00 AM

Budget hotels seek more equitable royalties payment

THE Malaysia Budget Hotel Association (MyBHA) is proposing a flat rate of RM150 to be paid by its member hotels to Music Rights Malaysia Bhd (MRM), the licensing body collecting music royalties in the country.

Nation 31 Mar 2018 | 12:00 AM

Khairy: Redelineation system started by Dr M

TANAH MERAH: The Opposition should not forget history, said Umno Youth chief Khairy Jamaluddin as he reminded them of the electoral redelineation exercise that had been carried out since Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s time as prime minister and his curbs on freedom of speech.

World 30 Mar 2018 | 4:49 PM

Most French want Macron crackdown on radical Islamists - polls

PARIS (Reuters) - Most French people want Muslims suspected of harbouring extremist views detained if they appear on spy agency watchlists and would back a ban on ultra-conservative Salafist Islam, two polls showed after the latest deadly attack in France.