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AseanPlus News 08 Sep 2018 | 12:00 AM

Singapore gay community urged to fight sex ban

SINGAPORE: A senior Singapore diplomat has urged the country’s gay community to challenge a law banning homosexual sex after India’s top court stuck down similar legislation, a rare high-level intervention on the issue.

AseanPlus News 08 Sep 2018 | 12:00 AM

Thais urged to drop charges against 12 over FB posts

BANGKOK: Human Rights Watch urged Thai authorities to drop legal cases against 12 people arrested over Facebook posts they shared about a British tourist’s complaint that she had been raped on a holiday island.

AseanPlus News 08 Sep 2018 | 12:00 AM

Govt slams Britain over sail-by

BEIJING: China lashed out at Britain for sending a warship close to disputed islands in the South China Sea, where Beijing has built military installations despite competing claims from other nations.

Japan 08 Sep 2018 | 12:00 AM

Cruel yet popular punishment

TOKYO: Years waiting on death row, inmates told their fate just hours before their execution, and guards paid US$180 (RM745) to do an “unbearable” job – Japan’s capital punishment system is criticised as cruel and secretive yet remains popular.

Letters 08 Sep 2018 | 12:00 AM

Widen separation of powers

From G. SELVA, Ipoh.

World 07 Sep 2018 | 11:25 PM

EU lawmakers set to back 45 percent cut target for CO2 from cars and vans by 2030

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - EU lawmakers are set to back a more ambitious carbon dioxide reduction target for fleets of cars and vans of 45 percent by 2030 on Monday, EU sources said on Friday.

World 07 Sep 2018 | 11:07 PM

Trump's Supreme Court nominee on track as Senate hearing ends

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Brett Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump's U.S. Supreme Court pick, on Friday appeared on track for Senate confirmation after a contentious four-day hearing in which he avoided any major stumbles even as Democrats tried to derail his nomination.

World 07 Sep 2018 | 10:57 PM

Brazil presidential election thrown into chaos after front-runner stabbed

SAO PAULO/JUIZ DE FORA, Brazil (Reuters) - Brazil's presidential race was thrown into chaos on Friday with the far-right front-runner Jair Bolsonaro in serious but stable condition in an intensive care unit after being stabbed at a rally, his wound severe enough that his son said he was unlikely to be able to return to campaigning before the Oct. 7 vote.

World 07 Sep 2018 | 9:34 PM

Serbia, Kosovo leaders abruptly cancel EU-brokered meeting on land swap

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The presidents of Serbia and Kosovo abruptly called off a face-to-face meeting in Brussels on Friday, deflating hopes of a deal involving a land swap that could allow both nations to move towards EU membership.

World 07 Sep 2018 | 9:29 PM

Myanmar says court in Reuters reporters' case was independent

YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar's government spokesman said on Friday a court that convicted two Reuters journalists under the colonial-era Official Secrets Act was independent and followed due process, after international calls for the pair to be released.