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$28.6 million in cash seized in ex-Malaysia PM’s graft probe

Kuala Lumpur, May 25 : Malaysian police say the cash stashed in bags at an apartment linked to former Prime Minister Najib Razak and seized in a money-laundering investigation amounted to 114 million ringgit ($28.6 million). Police seized 284 expensive designer handbags and 72 items of luggage stuffed with cash, jewelry and watches from an unoccupied apartment at a high-end ...

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Lava from Hawaii volcano enters ocean from 3 flows

Honolulu, May 25 : Lava entered the ocean from a third flow Thursday, marking the third week of a Hawaii volcano eruption that has opened up nearly two dozen vents in rural communities, destroyed dozens of buildings and shot miles-high plumes of ash into the sky. Low lava fountains were erupting from a nearly continuous 2-mile-long (3.22-kilometer) portion of the ...

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N. Korea demolishes nuclear test site as journalists watch

Punggye-Ri, May 25 : North Korean leader Kim Jong Un made good on his promise to demolish his country’s nuclear test site, which was formally closed in a series of huge explosions Thursday as a small group of foreign journalists watched. The explosions at the test site deep in the mountains of the North’s sparsely populated northeast were supposed to ...

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2019 EU elections vulnerable to Russian meddling  – MEP Karim

Next year’s European elections are at risk of Russian meddling unless action is taken warns Sajjad Karim MEP. Dr Karim’s warning comes as the European Parliament begins its one-year countdown to its next polls. Speaking at a conference on the threat Russian electoral interference in European democracies, Mr Karim said: “Russian interference in democratic elections has reached new, unprecedented heights. ...

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North Korea demolishes nuke test site with series of blasts

Photo: Birds-eye-view of demolished North Korean Nuclear Test Site. Punggye-Ri, May 24 : North Korea carried out what it said is the demolition of its nuclear test site Thursday, setting off a series of explosions over several hours in the presence of foreign journalists. The explosions at the nuclear test site deep in the mountains of the North’s sparsely populated ...

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Pakistani mob demolishes mosque belonging to minority sect

Photo taken from Twitter video shows extremist mob demolishing Ahmadiyya Mosque in Sialkot, Pakistan on Wednesday night. Islamabad, May 24 : Sunni extremists have demolished a mosque belonging to Pakistan’s minority Ahmadi sect in the eastern city of Sialkot, the latest mob attack on minorities in the country. No one was inside the Ahmadiya Mosque and there were no casualties ...

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North Korea slams Pence remark, renews threat to quit summit

Tokyo, May 24 : North Korea has renewed its threat to pull out of a summit next month with President Donald Trump, saying it is just as ready to meet in a nuclear confrontation as at the negotiating table. Pyongyang’s latest salvo follows recent comments by U.S. Vice President Mike Pence suggesting the North may end up like Libya if ...

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FBI may have disrupted major cyberattack on Ukraine

London, May 24 : The FBI has put a spoke in the wheel of a major Russian digital disruption operation potentially aimed at causing havoc in Ukraine, evidence pieced together from researchers, Ukrainian officials and U.S. court documents indicates. On Wednesday, network technology company Cisco Systems and antivirus company Symantec warnedthat a half-million internet-connected routers had been compromised in a ...

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Malaysia’s ex-leader questioned again in corruption scandal

Putrajaya, May 24 : Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak was being questioned again Thursday by anti-graft investigators looking into alleged theft and money laundering at a state investment fund he had founded that accumulated billions in debt. Najib smiled and waved at reporters before entering the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission building for the second time since his shocking ouster in ...

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Train plows into truck stuck on tracks in Italy; 2 dead

Rome, May 24 : A regional train plowed into a big-rig truck stopped on the tracks outside the northern Italian city of Turin late Wednesday, killing at least two people and injuring 18 others, authorities said. The Italian news agency ANSA said the first fatality was the engineer of the train, which smashed into the truck near the town of ...

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