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World 22 Jul 2016 | 9:05 PM

American fighting with Kurds against Islamic State killed in Syria

BEIRUT (Reuters) - An American man who died fighting alongside Syrian Kurdish fighters to oust Islamic State from the northern Syrian city of Manbij has been named as Levi Jonathan Shirley.

World 22 Jul 2016 | 5:23 PM

Fighting flares up again in northern Mali town of Kidal

BAMAKO (Reuters) - Tuareg rebels battled pro-government militia fighters in Mali's desert north on Friday, locals said, the second day of clashes raising fears for a fraying peace deal.

AseanPlus News 22 Jul 2016 | 10:20 AM

Pokemon Go craze finally hits Japan

TOKYO (AFP) - Pikachu was welcomed home by thousands of enthusiastic gamers Friday as the global phenomenon of Pokemon Go finally launched in Japan, extending a wildly successful franchise that is part of the national social fabric.

World 22 Jul 2016 | 6:45 AM

Factbox: Why the Zika virus is causing alarm

Global health officials are racing to better understand the Zika virus behind a major outbreak that began in Brazil last year and has spread to many countries in the Americas.

Nation 22 Jul 2016 | 2:33 AM

Actor held over RM35mil investment scam

PETALING JAYA: An actor was among 14 people detained by police for alleged involvement in an investment fraud syndicate, responsible for “collecting” RM35mil from members to be invested in “property and foreign currencies”.

World 22 Jul 2016 | 2:17 AM

EU relaxes trade rules with Jordan to create jobs for Syrian refugees

AMMAN (Reuters) - The European Union has relaxed trade rules with Jordan in return for allowing thousands of Syrian refugees to work in its companies, EU and Jordanian officials said on Thursday.

Nation 22 Jul 2016 | 12:00 AM

Boatmen reminded to notify Esscom of movements

KOTA KINABALU: Boat operators are reminded to inform the Eastern Sabah Security Command (Esscom) of their movements in east-coast Sabah amidst confirmation that contact has been made by the group involved in Monday’s abduction of five Malaysian sailors off Lahad Datu waters.

World 21 Jul 2016 | 9:13 PM

U.N. calls for 48 hour ceasefires to aid besieged Syrian zones

GENEVA (Reuters) - The United Nations called on Thursday for Syria's warring sides to observe 48-hour local truces to let aid reach eastern Aleppo and other besieged zones where civilians may be starving.

World 21 Jul 2016 | 7:15 AM

Waste fears as Afghan soldiers cash in on spent ammo

KABUL (Reuters) - Zahir Jan, a scrap metal dealer in the southern Afghan province of Helmand, pays about 175 Afghani ($2.55) per kilo of spent cartridge casings and has no trouble finding supplies from poorly paid soldiers and policemen looking for extra cash.

World 21 Jul 2016 | 5:22 AM

Guantanamo judge nixes Sept. 11 suspect's bid for new lawyers

FORT MEADE, Md. (Reuters) - A Yemeni man facing charges relating to the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the United States had his bid to fire his court-appointed lawyers denied again by a judge on Wednesday at the U.S. naval base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.