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World 26 Mar 2015 | 12:12 PM Premium

England’s Richard III finally gets burial fit for a king

LEICESTER (AFP): England’s slain king Richard III, exhumed from an undignified grave beneath a car park, will finally be buried with honour on Thursday in an unprecedented ceremony filled with pageantry and poignancy.

World 18 Mar 2015 | 6:55 PM Premium

Macau police break up prostitution ring, arrest 42

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Police in Macau, the world's biggest gambling hub, have broken up a prostitution ring and arrested 42 mainland Chinese in the second major crackdown since Chinese President Xi Jinping visited the southern Chinese territory at the end of last year.

World 18 Mar 2015 | 12:00 AM Premium

Factbox - Main candidates in Israel's election

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Following is a list of the leading candidates in Israel's March 17 parliamentary election, their main policies and where they stand on participation in a governing coalition.

World 16 Mar 2015 | 3:35 PM Premium

Afghan army says kills 10 militants affiliated with Islamic State

KABUL (Reuters) - Afghan security forces have killed 10 fighters who claimed to be from Islamic State (IS) in Afghanistan, officials said, amid reports that growing numbers of disgruntled Taliban fighters have joined the militant group that controls much of Syria and Iraq.

Thailand 11 Mar 2015 | 2:08 PM Premium

Parents of former Thai princess jailed for insulting monarchy

BANGKOK, March 11, 2015 (AFP) - The elderly parents of a former Thai princess were both jailed for two and a half years Wednesday after pleading guilty to defaming the monarchy, an institution protected by one of the world’s toughest lese majeste laws.

World 16 Apr 2015 | 8:30 AM Premium

U.S. Iran bill makes nuclear deal harder, but not impossible

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A compromise allowing the U.S. Congress to vote on a nuclear deal with Tehran may prompt Iranian negotiators to drive a harder bargain, but does not drastically weaken President Barack Obama's ability to deliver on a final agreement.

World 29 Apr 2015 | 6:20 PM Premium

Three killed in attack in Mali after rebels vow action

BAMAKO (Reuters) - Two soldiers and a civilian were killed on Wednesday when gunmen attacked the village of Goundam in northern Mali, an army spokesman and local residents said, amid rising tensions after two days of clashes between pro- and anti-government militia.

World 05 Jun 2015 | 8:55 PM Premium

Egyptian Qaeda militant once jailed for Sadat assassination dies - sources

CAIRO (Reuters) - An Islamist militant jailed for plotting al Qaeda bombings since his release from prison in 2012 after serving time for his role in the assassination of Anwar Sadat, has died in hospital, security sources said on Friday.

Nation 28 Jun 2015 | 7:05 PM Premium

MH17: One year on, families want probe expedited

KUALA LUMPUR: Agony. That is what Mohd Tarmizi Ismail feels every time he is asked about his wife, Hamfazlin Sham Mohamed Arifin, the Malaysia Airlines (MAS) stewardess on MH17 that was shot down in eastern Ukraine last year.

Nation 08 Jun 2015 | 12:00 AM Premium

Pupils resting when quake struck

SINGAPORE: Primary Six pupil Ronan Lim was sleeping in a hut on Mount Kinabalu when he was awoken by tremors at about 7.15am last Friday.