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As North Korea threat looms, Trump to address world leaders at U.N.

As North Korea threat looms, Trump to address world leaders at U.N.

Published 18/09/2017

North Korea's nuclear threat looms large this week over the annual gathering of world leaders at the United Nations in New York, where diplomats are eager to hear U.S. President Donald Trump address the 193-member body for the first time. [more…]

U.S. Navy fires two commanders after Asia sea accidents

U.S. Navy fires two commanders after Asia sea accidents

Published 18/09/2017

The U.S. Navy dismissed two senior officers on Monday after a series of collisions involving Seventh Fleet warships in Asia, citing a loss of confidence in their ability to command. [more…]

Mercedes must not drop the ball now, warns Wolff

Mercedes must not drop the ball now, warns Wolff

Published 18/09/2017

Mercedes will see Ferrari's Singapore self-destruction as a warning, even as they revel in Lewis Hamilton's sudden 28-point lead, that anything can happen in Formula One and nothing can be taken for granted. [more…]

Red Bull roll back the years with Singapore form

Red Bull roll back the years with Singapore form

Published 17/09/2017

Red Bull rekindled memories of their pomp at the Singapore Grand Prix, but team driver Daniel Ricciardo doesn't expect a three-way tussle at the top in Formula One just yet. [more…]

Rohingya crisis fans communal tensions across Myanmar

Rohingya crisis fans communal tensions across Myanmar

Published 11/09/2017

Communal tensions appeared to be rising across Myanmar on Monday after two weeks of violence in Rakhine state that have triggered an exodus of about 300,000 Rohingya Muslims, prompting the government to tighten security at Buddhist pagodas. [more…]

Malaysia ready to provide temporary shelter for Rohingya fleeing violence

Malaysia ready to provide temporary shelter for Rohingya fleeing violence

Published 08/09/2017

Malaysia's coast guard will not turn away Rohingya Muslims fleeing violence in Myanmar and is willing to provide them temporary shelter, the maritime agency's chief said on Friday. [more…]

Malaysia sets boat ablaze as it turns up heat on illegal fishing

Malaysia sets boat ablaze as it turns up heat on illegal fishing

Published 30/08/2017

Malaysia on Wednesday for the first time set fire to a foreign boat for fishing illegally in its waters as it turns up the heat on trespassing trawlers. [more…]

Ten sailors missing after U.S. warship, tanker collide near Singapore

Ten sailors missing after U.S. warship, tanker collide near Singapore

Published 21/08/2017

Ten sailors are missing after a U.S. warship collided with an oil tanker east of Singapore on Monday, the U.S. Navy said, the second accident involving U.S. Navy destroyers in Asian waters in little more than two months. [more…]

Malaysia apologizes for Indonesia flag blunder, reprinting regional games guide

Malaysia apologizes for Indonesia flag blunder, reprinting regional games guide

Published 20/08/2017

Malaysia apologized on Sunday for the upside-down printing of Indonesia's flag in the souvenir guidebook for the Southeast Asia Games, which officials said is being withdrawn and reprinted. [more…]

Drilling ship leaves Vietnam oil block after China row

Drilling ship leaves Vietnam oil block after China row

Published 14/08/2017

The drilling ship at the center of a row between Vietnam and China over oil prospecting in disputed waters in the South China Sea has arrived in waters off the Malaysian port of Labuan, shipping data in Thomson Reuters Eikon showed on Monday. [more…]