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Fear consumes Sri Lankan blast survivor after scenes from hell

24 Apr 2019

COLOMBO Ab Nirmala had just recounted how a day earlier she had found her daughter alive amid the body parts and bloody corpses strewn across the nave of St Anthony's Church, when a car exploded outside her home, plunging the 54-year-old woman deeper into the trauma consuming all of Sri Lanka.

Fear consumes Sri Lankan blast survivor after scenes from hell

24 Apr 2019

COLOMBO Ab Nirmala had just recounted how a day earlier she had found her daughter alive amid the body parts and bloody corpses strewn across the nave of St Anthony's Church, when a car exploded outside her home, plunging the 54-year-old woman deeper into the trauma consuming all of Sri Lanka.

Transgender guitarist strikes a different note in conservative Malaysia

29 Mar 2019

KUALA LUMPUR Shika Corona strums her guitar on a Kuala Lumpur stage, the crowd dancing as she launches into a chorus, "Gender doesn't lie between your thighs!" | Video

Malaysia's Lee eyes comeback after cancer treatment

08 Nov 2018

KUALA LUMPUR Former world number one Lee Chong Wei is planning to return to badminton after successful treatment for nose cancer and has set his sights on winning gold at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, he said on Thursday.

Malaysian anti-graft agency to question former PM Najib

18 May 2018

KUALA LUMPUR Malaysia's former prime minister, Najib Razak, will give a statement at a corruption investigation looking into a transfer of millions of dollars from a former unit of state fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), three anti-graft agency sources told Reuters.

Malaysian anti-graft agency to question former PM Najib

18 May 2018

KUALA LUMPUR Malaysia's former prime minister, Najib Razak, will give a statement at a corruption investigation looking into a transfer of millions of dollars from a former unit of state fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), three anti-graft agency sources told Reuters.

Hijab cosplay takes off as Muslim women embrace fan culture

21 Jul 2017

JAKARTA After donning a blue Cinderella dress, Sind Yanti carefully arranges her pale yellow "hijab", or traditional headscarf, into folds that resemble hair. | Video

Malaysia says talks on with North Korea for return of nine citizens

13 Mar 2017

KUALA LUMPUR Malaysia said talks were underway on Monday for the release of nine citizens stranded in North Korea by a travel ban, while its defence minister tried to ease anxieties among the public about the risks of angering an unpredictable nuclear-armed state.

Sold into marriage - how Rohingya girls become child brides in Malaysia

15 Feb 2017

KUALA LUMPUR The slight girl in a turquoise headscarf held back tears as she recalled what happened when she fled to Malaysia from Myanmar's violence-hit Rakhine state. Just 12-years-old at the time, she was forced to wed a man she did not know, and who was more than a decade older than her.

OIC envoy calls for U.N. intervention to avoid genocide of Rohingya Muslims

18 Jan 2017

KUALA LUMPUR The United Nations should intervene in Myanmar's Rakhine State to stop further escalation of violence against Rohingya Muslims and avoid another genocide like in Cambodia and Rwanda, said the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation's special envoy to Myanmar.

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