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Kim Jong-Nam murder: probe by outsiders against the law—IGP

KUALA LUMPUR—Conducting of investigation by outsiders including North Korean agents into the murder of Kim Jong-nam here is against the law, says Inspector-General of Police, Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar. He said any party that wished to investigate the case, should first seek permission of the Malaysian police as it could disturb the on-going investigation. …

Aus PM condemns UK Parliament attack

MELBOURNE—Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull today strongly condemned the UK Parliament terror attack describing it as “an attack on parliaments, freedom and democracy everywhere”. “Australia’s heartfelt sympathy and resolute solidarity is with the people of the UK with whom we stand today as we always have in freedoms cause. Staunch allies in the war against …

Native bird spotted in Australian state for 1st time in 100 years

SYDNEY—A group of four birdwatchers have spotted an Australian night parrot, once thought extinct, for the first time in a century. The sighting of the night parrot, a small nocturnal bird native to Australia, came three years after the bird was declared extinct and 2,000 kilometers from where it was first rediscovered in Western Queensland. …

British PM says attack near parliament “sick and depraved”

LONDON—British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Wednesday that the attack near the British parliament is “sick and depraved”. “The location of this attack was no accident,” she said in a statement following the attack in Westminster, adding that “the terrorists chose to strike at the heart of our Capital City.” Four people, including the …

Steady fall in suicides offers glimmer of hope in Japan

TOKYO—Fewer Japanese are taking their own lives, a positive sign in a country with one of the world’s highest suicide rates. The Health Ministry said Thursday that 21,897 people committed suicide in 2016, down from more than 30,000 in 2011 and the lowest number since 1994. Of those, 15,121 were male and 6,776 were female. …

Trump talks with British PM on London attack

WASHINGTON—The White House said on Wednesday U.S. President Donald Trump spoke with British Prime Minister Theresa May after a deadly attack in London killed at least four. Speaking at the daily briefing, White House spokesman Sean Spicer said the United States condemned the attack and applauded the quick response of British police and first responders. …

Car used in Westminster bridge attack registered in Essex

MOSCOW— The car used in the deadly Wednesday terror act in London was registered in the county of Essex in eastern England, British media report. The number plate of the Hyundai vehicle was registered in the city of Chelmsford, but it is not clear who the owner is or where the car was kept before …

Spying claim by Intel chair renews fight over Russia probe

WASHINGTON –Private communications of Donald Trump and his presidential transition team may have been scooped up by American intelligence officials monitoring other targets and improperly distributed throughout spy agencies, the chairman of the House intelligence committee said Wednesday – an extraordinary public airing of often-secret information that brought swift protests from Democrats. Republican Rep. Devin …

Trucker: ‘Surreal’ to be topic of Supreme Court nomination

DETROIT –During Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch’s Senate confirmation hearings, one case came up repeatedly: A truck driver was fired for leaving his trailer of meat on the side of an Illinois road after breaking down on a frigid night in 2009, fearing he’d freeze to death. The federal appeals court judge last year dissented …

5 dead in vehicle, knife attack at British Parliament

LONDON –A knife-wielding man went on a deadly rampage in the heart of Britain’s seat of power Wednesday, plowing a car into pedestrians on London’s Westminster Bridge before stabbing a police officer to death inside the gates of Parliament. Five people were killed, including the assailant, and 40 others were injured in what Prime Minister …

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