• Malaysia Feb 24

    Malaysian King Accepts Mahathir's Resignation Amid Upheaval

    Malaysia’s king has accepted Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad’s shocking resignation but reappointed him as interim leader following the collapse of the ruling alliance in a major political upheaval less than two years after its historic election victory

  • San Francisco Jul 20, 2019

    Famed Architect Cesar Pelli Dies at 92

    Architect César Pelli, renowned for designing some of the world’s tallest buildings, has died, his firm said. He was 92. Pelli, an Argentine-American whose work ranged from skyscrapers in Malaysia and New York to an arena in Tulsa, Oklahoma, died Friday at his home in New Haven, Connecticut, said Anibal Bellomio, a senior associate architect at Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects....

  • China May 28, 2019

    Malaysia to Send Back Plastic Waste to Foreign Nations

    Malaysia will send back some 3,000 metric tons (3,300 tons) of non-recyclable plastic waste to countries such as the U.S., U.K., Canada and Australia in a move to avoid becoming a dumping ground for rich nations, Environment Minister Yeo Bee Yin said Tuesday. Yeo said Malaysia and many developing countries have become new targets after China banned the import of...

  • social media Apr 18, 2019

    6.1M Quake Causes Light Damage in Taiwan's Capital, East Coast

    A strong earthquake shook eastern Taiwan on Thursday afternoon, causing scattered light damage in the capital and along the eastern coast. The 6.1 magnitude quake was centered northwest of the city of Hualien at a depth of nearly 12 miles, Taiwan’s Central Weather Bureau said. Water pipes at the city’s train station burst and rail traffic was briefly suspended. Schools...

  • JUDGE Apr 1, 2019

    2nd Suspect in Killing of Kim Jong Nam Given Reduced Charge

    Two years after North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s half brother was killed, a Malaysian court on Monday told the only remaining suspect in custody that she would not face a murder charge, perhaps signaling the end of a case that had sparked international intrigue. The move to reduce the charge against the Vietnamese woman, Doan Thi Huong, came three...

  • Los Angeles Nov 27, 2018

    Disney, Fox Sued in LA By Malaysian Resort Company Over Proposed Theme Park

    The Walt Disney Co. and 21st Century Fox were sued Monday in Los Angeles for more than $1 billion by a Malaysian casino company which alleges the studios backed out of an agreement to sponsor a “Fox World” theme park outside Kuala Lumpur.

  • CEO Oct 31, 2018

    Starbucks to Open DC Store Where Baristas Know Sign Language

    This fall, Starbucks will open a store in Northeast Washington where all employees will know American Sign Language.

  • Facebook Oct 5, 2018

    No Signs of Life in Hotel Rubble, Week After Indonesia Quake

    French rescuers on Friday were unable to find the possible sign of life they detected a day earlier under hotel rubble, a week after the destructive earthquake and tsunami struck Indonesia’s Sulawesi island, killing more than 1,550 people and burying hundreds in mud and debris. The five-member International Emergency Firefighters team said late Thursday its sensor “detected the presence of...

  • Russia Oct 4, 2018

    US, Allies Accuse Russian Military Spy Agency GRU of Scores of Attacks

    The West unleashed an onslaught of new evidence and indictments Thursday accusing Russian military spies of hacking so widespread that it seemed to target anyone, anywhere who investigates Moscow’s involvement in an array of criminal activities — including doping, poisoning and the downing of a plane. Russia defiantly denied the charges, neither humbled nor embarrassed by the exceptional revelations on...

  • Donald Trump Aug 8, 2018

    Analysis Finds Big Spending at Trump's DC Hotel

    The Trump International Hotel is an ongoing legal headache for President Donald Trump but a welcoming place for members of his administration and their supporters, NBC News reported. Foreign governments, federal government agencies and Republican party organizations all spent significant sums at the hotel five blocks from the White House since Trump’s inauguration, according to an analysis of public filings...

  • China Jul 31, 2018

    Malaysia's Civil Aviation Chief Quits Over Flight 370 Lapses

    Malaysia’s civil aviation chief said Tuesday he has resigned to take responsibility after an independent investigative report highlighted shortcomings in the air traffic control center during Flight 370’s disappearance four years ago. The report released Monday raised the possibility that the jet may have been hijacked even though there was no conclusive evidence of why the plane went off course...

  • China Jul 30, 2018

    MH370 Mystery: New Report Highlights Government Shortcomings

    A Malaysian-led independent investigation report released Monday, more than four years after Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 disappeared, highlighted shortcomings in the government’s response and raised the possibility of “intervention by a third party.” The report, prepared by a 19-member international team, reiterated Malaysia’s assertion the plane was deliberately diverted and flown for over seven hours after severing communications. Chief investigator...

  • Governor Jul 7, 2018

    Heartbreaking Scenes Described in Thai Boat Sinking; 41 Dead

    Divers who entered the wreck of a tour boat that sank in a storm off the southern Thai resort island of Phuket described heartbreaking scenes of bodies of children found in the arms of their mothers, as the search continued Saturday for 15 mostly Chinese tourists missing in a disaster that has left dozens dead. The death toll from Thursday’s...

  • Brazil Apr 28, 2018

    New ‘Avengers' Film Nabs 4th Biggest Preview Gross Ever

    The superhero-stuffed “Avengers: Infinity War” is off to a super start, nabbing the fourth biggest preview gross ever and earning $95 million in 43 countries ahead of what could be a record-breaking debut in North America. Marvel Studios reported Friday that the crossover event “Infinity War” scooped up $39 million domestically from Thursday-night previews, the highest preview title for a...

  • Facebook Apr 7, 2018

    Facebook: People Behind Political Ads to Be Verified, Zuckerberg Messages Secretly Deleted

    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said Friday the company will require advertisers who want to run either political ads or so-called “issue ads” —which may not endorse a specific candidate or party but which discuss political topics— to verify themselves. Also Friday, Facebook acknowledged secretly deleting some messages Zuckerberg has sent through its Messenger application, an option that hasn’t been available...

  • Facebook Apr 2, 2018

    Malaysia Approves Anti-Fake News Bill Ahead of Elections

    Malaysia’s parliament on Monday passed a new law prohibiting fake news that critics fear will be abused to silence dissent ahead of a general election. Despite criticism from opposition lawmakers that the anti-fake news legislation will lead Malaysia closer to dictatorship, the bill was approved after a heated debate with 123 lawmakers voting for it and 64 against. The bill...

  • North Korea Mar 20, 2018

    Lunar New Year Celebrations Commence Around the World

    Lunar New Year festivities around the world included parades, marching bands and an ancient Japanese festival.

  • North Korea Mar 19, 2018

    People in Asia and Beyond Welcome Lunar New Year

    People in Asia and around the world are celebrating the Lunar New Year on Friday with festivals, parades and temple visits to ask for blessings. This year marks the year of the dog, one of the 12 animals in the Chinese astrological chart. People in Beijing celebrated with family feasts and visits to bustling temple fairs amid the mid-winter chill....

  • California Mar 10, 2018

    ‘Wolf of Wall Street' Film Company to Pay $60M Settlement

    The production company behind “The Wolf of Wall Street” has agreed to pay the U.S. government $60 million to settle claims it benefited from a massive Malaysian corruption scandal. The settlement between prosecutors and Red Granite Pictures Inc. was approved Thursday in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles. The case was part of an effort to recover more than $1...

  • Department of State Mar 7, 2018

    US Sanctions North Korea Over VX Assassination of Kim Jong Nam

    The U.S. has imposed more sanctions on North Korea after determining that Pyongyang used the chemical warfare agent VX to assassinate Kim Jong Un’s estranged half-brother, NBC News reported. Kim Jong Nam was killed at the airport in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Feb. 13, 2017, when two women allegedly smeared his face with XV. The women, Indonesian Siti Aisyah and...

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