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World 19 Dec 2013 | 1:56 PM

U.S. prosecutor defends treatment of Indian diplomat

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. attorney in Manhattan defended on Wednesday the treatment of an Indian diplomat who was strip-searched after her arrest last week on charges of underpaying her nanny, a case that has strained U.S.-Indian relations.

Business 19 Dec 2013 | 7:22 AM

'The Wolf Of Wall Street,' a Scorsese epic of American greed

NEW YORK: Oscar-winning director Martin Scorsese plumbs the depths of the debauched, hedonistic lifestyle of a 1990s convicted stock swindler and the world of high finance in "The Wolf of Wall Street," a cautionary tale about excess, lust and greed.

AseanPlus News 19 Dec 2013 | 7:17 AM

US 'regrets' diplomat treatment as India seethes

WASHINGTON (AFP) - The United States on Wednesday voiced regret to India over the treatment of a diplomat whose account of being stripped and cavity-searched triggered outrage.

AseanPlus News 18 Dec 2013 | 2:52 PM

Tearful Indian diplomat tells of invasive US body probe

NEW DELHI (AFP) - A female Indian diplomat told how she broke down in tears after being arrested, stripped and cavity-searched in New York, as the US embassy became the focus Wednesday of outrage at her treatment.

World 19 Dec 2013 | 4:11 AM

Turkey's Erdogan says corruption probe aims to smear government

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey's Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday denounced a corruption crackdown on his allies months ahead of elections as a "dirty operation" to smear his administration and undermine the country's progress.

Nation 14 Dec 2013 | 12:00 AM

Enhanced security at electronic dance music event

PETALING JAYA: One of the most anticipated parties of the year, Heineken Thirst, to be held at the Sepang International Circuit tonight, will have enhanced security features for the safety of its expected 20,000 patrons.

Nation 14 Dec 2013 | 12:00 AM

Party-goers recall fights and drugging incidents

PETALING JAYA: Seasoned party-goers say year-end parties can get out of control with fights, thefts and drugging incidents.

World 09 Dec 2013 | 1:55 PM

North Korea says Kim's powerful uncle dismissed for 'criminal acts'

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea on Monday excoriated Jang Song Thaek, the uncle of leader Kim Jong Un, for what it described as a slew of criminal acts, confirming the spectacular downfall of the once second most powerful man in the reclusive state.

Nation 13 Dec 2013 | 12:00 AM

Not all of us are bad, say foreign workers

PETALING JAYA: Foreign workers have to deal with being looked down upon by locals in addition to working long hours.

World 08 Dec 2013 | 6:35 PM

Insight - Family, politicians battle over 'Brand Mandela'

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - From political posters to bottles of wine and kitchen aprons, the face and name of Nelson Mandela are a potent commercial and political brand in South Africa. Little wonder it's so sought after - and the source of occasional squabbles.