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Nation 21 Dec 2017 | 12:00 AM

No more wanderers in Wang Kelian

PADANG BESAR: Dishevelled, starving foreigners wandering into the only village in Wang Kelian were a regular sight before the discovery of illegal campsites and mass graves in the nearby hills in 2015. But no longer.

Nation 21 Dec 2017 | 12:00 AM

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World 20 Dec 2017 | 10:14 PM

Strikes kill 19 in rebel village in Syria's Idlib - Observatory, rescue service

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Air strikes killed 19 people in a village in Syria's rebel stronghold of Idlib overnight, a rescue service there and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Wednesday.

World 20 Dec 2017 | 9:38 PM

Russia denies reports its planes behind deadly strike in Syria's Idlib - RIA

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Russian Defence Ministry on Wednesday denied allegations that its warplanes had carried out deadly strikes on a village in Syria's rebel stronghold of Idlib that killed 19 people, the RIA news agency reported.

World 20 Dec 2017 | 7:28 PM

Fierce California winds expected as crews fight to tame wildfire

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Crews battling a devastating California wildfire that now ranks as the state's second-largest on record may face another round of fierce winds on Wednesday after they made progress corralling the flames.

World 20 Dec 2017 | 12:16 PM

Who killed U.N. experts in Congo? Confidential prosecutor's file offers clues

DAKAR (Reuters) - U.N. investigators Zaida Catalan and Michael Sharp were on familiar ground when they sat down with local leaders in central Congo in March to discuss a widening seven-month-old conflict in the area.

AseanPlus News 20 Dec 2017 | 3:26 AM

Two injured as policeman’s gun fires accidentally in bank

BANGKOK: A policeman whose gun accidentally went off in a bank in Rayong’s Banchang district wounding two people, will face a charge of negligence causing injuries on Tuesday.

AseanPlus News 20 Dec 2017 | 1:35 AM

Ladyboy ‘changed lifestyle’ to avoid arrest over motorbike theft

BANGKOK: Police have arrested a 20-year-old “ladyboy”, who allegedly had cosmetic surgery in an attempt to elude capture, over the theft of a motorcyle in Bang Khen district in February 2015.

World 20 Dec 2017 | 1:13 AM

Egypt air base attack kills officer in North Sinai - military statement

CAIRO (Reuters) - An Egyptian military officer was killed and two other people were wounded in a shell attack on a military airport near the town of Arish in the North Sinai region on Tuesday, the army spokesman said in a statement on Facebook.

World 20 Dec 2017 | 12:43 AM

Fighting in eastern Ukraine worst since February - OSCE

KIEV/NOVOLUHANSKE, Ukraine (Reuters) - Fighting in eastern Ukraine has escalated to the worst level in months, officials monitoring the conflict said on Tuesday, after the shelling of a frontline village wounded eight civilians and destroyed or damaged dozens of homes.