Indonesia earthquake: Huge surge in death toll

47 Views At least 832 people were killed in the devastating earthquake and tsunami that hit the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, the national disaster agency says. Many people were reported trapped in the rubble of buildings that collapsed in Friday’s 7.5-magnitude earthquake, agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho told a news conference. The quake triggered tsunami […]

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Vietnam’s President Quang dies after illness

56 ViewsQuang, 61, died in a military hospital in Hanoi from a ‘serious illness despite efforts by domestic and international doctors and professors’ Vietnam President Tran Dai Quang, one of the country’s top three leaders but with mostly ceremonial duties, died on Friday after an illness, state television and radio announced. Quang, 61, died in […]

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Former Malaysian PM Najib Razak arrested by anti-graft agency, to be charged on Thursda

46 ViewsFormer Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak will face further corruption charges related to money allegedly siphoned off from the scandal-plagued state fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), the anti-corruption agency said on Wednesday (Sept 19). Najib has faced intense scrutiny since unexpectedly losing a general election in May to Tun Mahathir Mohamad, who reopened investigations into […]

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