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Malaysian parties call for polls, reject unity coalition

Malaysian parties call for polls, reject unity coalition

Four Malaysian parties yesterday rejected veteran leader Mahathir Mohamed’s proposal for a unity government that could have strengthened his grip, calling instead for an election to end the political turmoil after he quit as prime minister.

Duterte calls for rising above differences on revolution anniversary

Duterte calls for rising above differences on revolution anniversary

President Rodrigo Duterte called on the public to rise above “petty political differences” as he joined the country in commemorating the 34th anniversary of the People Power Revolution, yesterday.

World 'simply not ready' for virus spread: WHO China mission chief

World 'simply not ready' for virus spread: WHO China mission chief

The world is "simply not ready" to rein in the new coronavirus outbreak, the head of a joint WHO-China mission of experts said Tuesday, urging countries to learn from China's expertise.

World's oldest man dies in Japan at 112

World's oldest man dies in Japan at 112

A Japanese man recently named the world's oldest living male has died aged 112, a local official said Tuesday.

US first lady Melania Trump visits ‘happiness’ class at Delhi school

US first lady Melania Trump visits ‘happiness’ class at Delhi school

US first lady Melania Trump visited on Tuesday a government school in the Indian capital of New Delhi that teaches a special ‘happiness curriculum’, rooted in mindfulness practices.

Riot police on Greek islands as work begins on new migrant camps

Riot police on Greek islands as work begins on new migrant camps

Riot police were dispatched to the Greek islands of Lesbos and Chios on Tuesday as the government ploughed ahead with the construction of controversial new migrant camps, officials said.

Indonesia's capital hit by serious flooding for second time this year

Indonesia's capital hit by serious flooding for second time this year

Torrential rain brought floods to Indonesia's capital on Tuesday, paralysing large parts of the city as rescue workers used boats to navigate streets turned into murky, brown waterways to get people to safety.

East Timor PM resigns after political coalition collapses

East Timor PM resigns after political coalition collapses

The prime minister of East Timor has sent a letter of resignation to the president, he said on Tuesday, as the tiny Southeast Asian nation faces new political instability after the collapse of a coalition supporting him ...

Weinstein convicted of sex assault, rape in 'new era' for #MeToo

Weinstein convicted of sex assault, rape in 'new era' for #MeToo

Harvey Weinstein was convicted Monday of rape and sexual assault but acquitted of the most serious predatory charges, a verdict hailed as a historic victory by the #MeToo movement ...

Trump administration seeks $2.5 billion in funds to fight coronavirus

Trump administration seeks $2.5 billion in funds to fight coronavirus

The Trump administration is asking Congress for $2.5 billion to fight the fast-spreading coronavirus, including more than $1 billion for vaccines, the White House said on Monday.

Seven killed, around 150 injured in Indian protest violence: police official

Seven killed, around 150 injured in Indian protest violence: police official

At least seven people were killed and around 150 were injured in clashes between opposing groups in the Indian capital, a police official told Reuters on Tuesday, the deadliest riots in the city ...

Italy hosts summit with neighbouring countries on coronavirus crisis

Italy hosts summit with neighbouring countries on coronavirus crisis

Italy was due Tuesday to host a summit of health ministers from neighbouring countries to discuss a coordinated response to the coronavirus outbreak in northern Italy.

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