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Kudos to the G25

A new sense of hope has been ignited by the letter from 25 prominent Malay establishment figures urging the Prime Minister to take action to bring clarity and vision to end the unresolved disputes on the position and application of Islamic laws in this country.

Sri Lanka

New government: Coup averted in Sri Lanka

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka’s new government on Sunday accused toppled strongman Mahinda Rajapakse of having tried to stage a coup to cling to power after losing last week’s presidential election.

TECH

Top German court deals blow to Uber complaint

Germany's highest court has declined to hear a complaint brought by online taxi service Uber over a ban on its activity in the city of Hamburg.

World

Law calling for census before 2016 Congo vote clears first hurdle

KINSHASA (Reuters) - Lawmakers loyal to Congolese President Joseph Kabila gave initial backing on Monday to a bill requiring a national census before a 2016 election, overcoming protests by opposition legislators who said the move would delay the vote by years.

World

Egypt minister says pardon still possible for Al Jazeera journalists

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi could still pardon three jailed Al Jazeera journalists who are now facing a retrial if he deems it appropriate, the country's foreign minister said on Tuesday.

World

Revived Nazi-era term 'Luegenpresse' is German non-word of year

BERLIN (Reuters) - A German linguists' panel has chosen a Nazi-era term "Luegenpresse" (lying press), which anti-immigrant protesters have revived and shouted at the media, as the country's non-word of the year.

World

Voting to choose new Italian president to begin on Jan 29

ROME (Reuters) - Parliamentarians and regional officials will hold a first round of voting to select a new president to replace Giorgio Napolitano, who resigned earlier on Wednesday, on Jan. 29, lower-house 5-Star Movement lawmaker Alessio Villarosa said.

World

Italian President Napolitano departs, setting challenge for Renzi

ROME (Reuters) - Italian President Giorgio Napolitano handed in his resignation as head of state on Wednesday, leaving Prime Minister Matteo Renzi with the politically delicate task of finding a successor.

World

Swiss seek to avert EU immigration clash with 'safeguard' clause

ZURICH (Reuters) - The Swiss government hopes to negotiate for a right to cap immigration from the European Union so as to keep its access to EU markets when it writes into law a popular vote requiring strict limits on migration.

Nation

Sacked from Air Force, Mej Zaidi turns to politics

KUALA LUMPUR: Sacked from the Air Force over statements he made on the indelible ink, Mej Zaidi Ahmad is now turning his sights on becoming a politician.