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Parti Upko: Tuaran MP Madius Tangau wins deputy chief post

KOTA KINABALU: Science, Technology and Innovations Minister Datuk Ewon Ebin lost his bid to capture the vacant Parti Upko deputy president slot at the party’s triennial congress here.


Twitter account of China's state broadcaster hacked

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's state broadcaster CCTV News said on Tuesday one of its Twitter accounts had been hacked, and deleted a tweet claiming the country's president had set up a special unit to probe corruption accusations against a former domestic security chief.


Mixed signals ahead of December polls

KUALA LUMPUR: There is no clear winner for those seeking a simple answer on the outcome of the just-concluded MCA extraordinary general meeting (EGM). In fact, it has become more intriguing as to what to expect in the run-up to the party elections in December.


Robbery suspect rams into cop’s car in bid to escape

JOHOR BARU: In his desperate attempt to escape, a robbery suspect not only repeatedly reversed his four-wheel-drive (4WD) into a police MPV but also tried to hit the two police officers who had gotten out of their vehicle.


Turkey rejects EU view of handling of protests, pleased with report

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey on Saturday rejected European Union criticism of its handling of anti-government protests earlier this year, but said a report on its progress towards joining the bloc showed it had come closer to European economic and democratic standards.


Police in 4km car chase with suspects in Kota Damansara

PETALING JAYA: A 4km chase through densely-populated Kota Damansara ended in several smashed cars and the suspected robbers' vehicle almost ramming into a group of children.


Umno polls: Saifuddin Abdullah far behind in supreme council race

PETALING JAYA: Former Temerloh MP Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah looks to be among the biggest losers in Saturday's party elections.


Japanese minister visits controversial war shrine

TOKYO, Oct 18, 2013 (AFP) - A Japanese cabinet minister visited a controversial war shrine in Tokyo on Friday, in a move likely to cause anger in China and South Korea, which see it as a symbol of Japan's past militarism.


Cops probing Mohd Ali over alleged seditious remarks

KUALA LUMPUR: The police are investigating Umno vice-president aspirant Datuk Seri Mohd Ali Rustam over alleged seditious remarks against the Chinese community at a recent event here.


Al Qaeda's rise in northern Syria leaves Turkey in a dilemma

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - The rise of al Qaeda in parts of Syria's north has left Turkey facing a new security threat on its already vulnerable border and raised questions about its wholesale support for rebels battling President Bashar al-Assad.