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World 09 Jun 2019 | 12:30 PM

Kazakhs vote for a new president today (June 9)

NUR-SULTAN, Kazakhstan: At a glance, it's hard for casual onlookers to tell that there is an election going on here.

World 06 Feb 2019 | 11:16 AM

Venezuela's funds transfer blocked, opposition lawmaker says

CARACAS (Reuters) - A bank in Portugal has blocked Venezuela's attempt to transfer $1.2 billion (927 million pounds) to Uruguay, a lawmaker said on Tuesday as the opposition to President Nicolas Maduro warned of the theft of public funds, while the United States sent food and medical aid to the Venezuelan-Colombian border.

The Star Says 25 Nov 2018 | 12:00 AM

One step forward, two steps back

THE government has spoken. Malaysia will not ratify the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (ICERD), keeping us on the list of 14 countries that, in the language of the United Nations, did not express their consent to the treaty.

Nation 29 Oct 2018 | 12:00 AM

Sabah political heat rising with talk of crossovers

KOTA KINABALU: Sabah’s political temperature is rising with talk of crossovers between the ruling Warisan-led coalition and the reshaped opposition pact Gabungan Bersatu Sabah (GBS).

World 12 Oct 2018 | 3:45 PM

WhatsApp hits the road with skits to stamp out fake news in India

JAIPUR, India (Reuters) - On a hot morning in India's tourist mecca of Jaipur, an open truck painted in the signature lime-green colours of Facebook's WhatsApp messaging service pulls into a dusty lane, where five men spill out and begin to perform a skit. The event is part of a major grassroots effort by WhatsApp to battle fake news, which has triggered numerous lynchings in a country where 200 million people use the service, more than anywhere else in the world.

TECH 12 Oct 2018 | 7:55 AM

WhatsApp hits the road with skits to stamp out fake news in India

On a hot morning in India's tourist mecca of Jaipur, an open truck painted in the signature lime-green colours of Facebook's WhatsApp messaging service pulls into a dusty lane, where five men spill out and begin to perform a skit.