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Expat orders 6m sickle for family temple in hometown

AN Indian national living in Malay­sia has commissioned a 6m-tall steel sickle to be installed at his favourite temple in Tamil Nadu, India, Tamil dailies reported.

Nation

Police nab drug addict over temple vandalism incident

GEORGE TOWN: The recent damaging of idols at Hindu temples in Penang is believed to be the work of a 45-year-old drug addict and has nothing to do with any racial issue or IS militants, police said Thursday.

World

Electoral surge of far left likely to shake up Spanish politics

CORDOBA, Spain (Reuters) - The parched olive groves and tranquil towns of Spain's southern Cordoba province are an unlikely backdrop for a political upset that could reverberate across Europe.

Golf

Memorial champion McGirt earns late U.S. Open berth

OAKMONT, Pennsylvania (Reuters) - William McGirt, who eight days ago won his first PGA Tour title at the Memorial tournament, was among six players who were handed late spots on Monday for this week's U.S. Open at Oakmont Country Club.

World

In Indonesia, 'national defence' training against perceived threats

BOGOR, Indonesia (Reuters) - Yakobus Mebri stepped in front of his classmates at a training centre in Indonesia's West Java province and, at the top of his voice, demanded if their hearts burned to defend the nation.

Living

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Indonesia

Indonesia’s bid to probe massacres sparks backlash

JAKARTA: Indonesian activist Adlun Fiqri could be jailed for wearing a T-shirt allegedly bearing a leftist logo, one of many caught up in a backlash against efforts to shine a light on military-backed, anti-communist massacres half a century ago.

World

Indonesia's 'red scare' stokes unease over military's growing influence

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia's military elite are openly stoking public anxiety about communism, gays and other 'foreign influences', a drive critics say is aimed at seizing a greater role in civilian affairs of the world's third-largest democracy.

World

East Germany's 'Purple Witch' Margot Honecker dies in Chile aged 89

SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Margot Honecker, the widow of former East German leader Erich Honecker and the most powerful woman in the Communist state until its collapse in 1989, died on Friday in Santiago, Chile, at the age of 89.

World

Ahead of rare North Korea Congress, money trumps Party for most

SEOUL (Reuters) - Kim Dan-bi's brother is the model of the establishment North Korean: an army veteran and member of the ruling Workers' Party, he is now a manager at a state enterprise.