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Wife of ex-Malaysian leader Razak charged with money laundering

Rosmah Mansor pleads not guilty to 17 charges KUALA LUMPUR: The luxury-loving wife of Malaysia’s former prime minister was yesterday charged with money laundering and tax evasion linked to a…

Philippines plans party crackdown on reopened Boracay

MANILA: Beach boozing and smoking will be consigned to the past when Boracay, the Philippines’ top holiday island, welcomes back a capped number of tourists after its six-month shutdown, authorities…

Time running out for survivors as Indonesia death toll tops 1,400

WANI: The death toll in Indonesia’s twin quake-tsunami disaster passed 1,400 yesterday, with time running out to rescue survivors and the UN warning of “vast” unmet needs. Authorities have set…

Indonesia races against time as quake death toll hits 1200

Rescue teams scour for survivors in demolished Palu hotel PALU: Indonesia is in a race against time to save victims of a devastating earthquake and tsunami on Sulawesi island, the…

Syrian trapped in Malaysia airport for 7 months

KUALA LUMPUR: A Syrian man has been arrested after almost seven months stranded in a Malaysian airport, an official said yesterday, in a bizarre saga that drew comparisons with hit…

Reunited Indonesian couple a rare ray of hope in quake zone

PALU: It was two agonizing days of searches through makeshift morgues and hospitals before Azwan found his wife Dewi alive and well after she was swept away in the tsunami…

Perfect storm of factors behind deadly Indonesian quake-tsunami

Officials admit early-warning systems are no longer working JAKARTA: Inadequate warning systems, a lack of education about what to do when the quake hit and a narrow bay that channeled…

Indonesia buries quake victims in mass grave

PALU: Indonesian volunteers began burying bodies in a mass grave with space for more than a thousand people yesterday, victims of a quake-tsunami that devastated swathes of Sulawesi and left…

US, Japanese pair win Nobel Prize for cancer therapy

STOCKHOLM: Two immunologists, James Allison of the US and Tasuku Honjo of Japan, won the 2018 Nobel Medicine Prize for research into how the body’s natural defenses can fight cancer,…

Chaotic scenes in earthquake-hit Indonesia as bodies lie unclaimed

Survivors run short on food, water, fuel; Police guard banks PALU, Indonesia: Police guarded banks in the Indonesian city of Palu yesterday as residents scrambled to flee and dozens of…

Indonesia mourns as quake death toll jumps to 832

PALU, Indonesia: The death toll from Indonesia’s quake and tsunami disaster nearly doubled to 832 yesterday and was expected to rise further, prompting authorities to announce mass burials in a…

Indonesians turn to Facebook in desperate search for loved ones

Distraught Indonesians in grim search for family members JAKARTA: Indonesians desperate to trace loved ones missing in the earthquake and tsunami that struck the island of Sulawesi are turning to…