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Frenchman freed on parole from Indonesian jail after 14 years

JAKARTA (AFP) - A French drug smuggler was freed on parole Monday after more than 14 years in an Indonesian prison, a rare early release of a foreigner that raises hopes for Australian inmate Schapelle Corby.

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Indonesia to release drug convict Frenchman on parole

JAKARTA (AFP) - Indonesian authorities have approved the parole of a Frenchman jailed 14 years ago for drug-smuggling and he could be released in the coming days, an official said Sunday.

World

One dead, many hurt as asylum seekers riot at PNG detention camp

SYDNEY (Reuters) - An asylum seeker was killed and at least 77 injured in the second riot this week at a detention centre in Papua New Guinea used to process asylum seekers, Australia's immigration minister said on Tuesday.

Nation

Mum wants action over runaway daughter

IPOH: Single mother Moo Mee Khoon kept her fingers crossed throughout Chinese New Year that her missing daughter would return.

World

One dead, many hurt as asylum seekers riot at PNG detention camp

SYDNEY (Reuters) - An asylum seeker was killed and at least 77 injured in the second riot this week at a detention centre in Papua New Guinea used to process asylum seekers, Australia's Immigration Minister said on Tuesday.

Nation

Food price increases not as dramatic as public perceives

Many Malaysians have expressed concern over the increase in price of items in the food basket in Malaysia, seeing it as a knock on effect of the reduction of fuel subsidies.

Community

Cycling campaign gets a boost

GAMA Supermarket & Departmental Store plans to develop a RM20mil 10-storey car park cum bicycle hub next to its store in Jalan Datuk Keramat.

Nation

Non-profit organisation offers helping hand to centre for disabled kids

PETALING JAYA: A non-profit organisation has stepped in to offer help to the Bangsa Ria daycare centre, in the form of repairs and furnishings.

World

Asylum seekers accuse Australia navy of abuse as boat towed to Indonesia

KUPANG, Indonesia (Reuters) - On New Year's day, 45 asylum seekers in a ramshackle wooden boat slid ashore on a small island off the Australian city of Darwin. Four others had been swept overboard that morning in rough seas and were believed dead.

World

Storm cuts power to 55,000 homes in France

PARIS (Reuters) - A storm cut electricity to some 55,000 homes in north and northwest France, power distributor ERDF said on Friday.