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‘Abang bomba’ hots up 2019

PETALING JAYA: Images of swashbuckling heroes scaling towers and battling fires will once again adorn the desks and walls of Malaysians.


India's top court says 'every second counts' for miners trapped for three weeks

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India's Supreme Court on Thursday ordered the government to list the steps it plans for the rescue of at least 15 miners trapped in a so-called "rat-hole" coal mine for three weeks in a remote hilly state, warning that "every second counts".


Families, friends of trapped Indian miners lose hope after 18 days

GUWAHATI, India (Reuters) - Relatives of at least 15 Indian miners trapped in a "rat-hole" mine for 18 days said on Monday they have given up hope that any of them would be found alive, even as rescue operations were stepped up.


Jailed Russian serial killer convicted of 56 more murders

MOSCOW (Reuters) - A former police officer jailed for murdering 22 women received a second life sentence on Monday for the murder of 56 more people, making him one of modern Russia's deadliest serial killers.


Four men claim trial to rioting at Seafield temple

PETALING JAYA: Four men who were allegedly involved in a scuffle over the relocation of a temple in Subang Jaya last month have claimed trial in a magistrate’s court here to rioting and possessing dangerous weapons.


Four charged with rioting over Seafield temple issue

PETALING JAYA: Four men who were allegedly involved in a scuffle over the relocation of a temple in Subang Jaya have been charged with rioting and using dangerous weapons at a magistrate's court here.


Roving gangs of 'yellow vest' militants set heart of Paris ablaze

PARIS (Reuters) - Groups of young men with faces masked, some carrying metal bars and axes, rioted on the streets of central Paris on Saturday, setting a dozen vehicles ablaze and torching buildings, unleashing the city's worst urban unrest for years.


Gunfire, threats and curfews slow Congo's fight against Ebola

GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo (Reuters) - When medics tried to reach Ebola patients in a village in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo during a recent surge in violence, they were blocked by men wielding machetes and axes.


Malaysian palm oil price in biggest fall in 21 months as Indonesia axes export levy

JAKARTA:Malaysian palm oil futures suffered their biggest fall in more than 21 months on Monday after Indonesia, the world's top palm oil producer, announced measures to increase shipments.


Factbox: India's Ayodhya temple dispute

(Reuters) - The demolition of a centuries-old mosque by a Hindu mob in the Indian holy town of Ayodhya in late 1992 sparked deadly religious riots around the country, killing about 2,000 people.