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  • #UPDATE EU agrees to blacklist Venezuela's interior minister and six other senior officials

    EU agrees to blacklist seven top Venezuelan officials 18 Jan '18, 6pm

    The EU agreed to add Venezuela's interior minister and six other senior officials to its sanctions blacklist on Thursday, European sources said, the first time the bloc has targeted individual members of President Nicolas Maduro's regime. The head of the Venezuelan Supreme Court and t...

  • Uganda's only radiotherapy machine has been replaced, nearly two years after the previous one broke down

    After two-year wait, Uganda gets its new cancer machine 19 Jan '18, 5pm

    Uganda's only radiotherapy machine was officially replaced Friday, nearly two years after the previous one broke down, giving hope to cancer patients who had been denied a crucial tool against the disease. The failure of the old machine in March 2016 caused a public outcry and was see...

  • Pele spokesperson denies hospital reports 19 Jan '18, 3pm

    Pele's spokesperson dismissed reports the footballing legend had been hospitalised on Friday, saying the 77-year-old was resting at home. The Brazilian cancelled a trip to London this weekend for a dinner in his honour with the English Football Writers' Association (FWA), with the FWA...

  • RMN's standard-bearer KD Selangor sails into KK 20 Jan '18, 7am

    KOTA KINABALU: The Royal Malaysian Navy’s (RMN) patrol vessel KD Selangor, which arrived here on Saturday, will become the benchmark for other assets in the Eastern Fleet Command. Commander Vice Admiral Datuk Syed Zahiruddin Putra Syed Osman said although the KD Selangor has the same ...

  • US troops in Syria to help counter Bashar al-Assad and Iran, not just to fight jihadists: Tillerson

    Tillerson says US troops in Syria to counter Assad 18 Jan '18, 12am

    Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Wednesday that US troops will remain in Syria not just to fight jihadists but also to counter the power of Bashar al-Assad and his ally Iran. In a speech on the US strategy to help end Syria's seven-year civil war, Tillerson stressed that the miss...

  • Merkel and Kurz clash over migrant quota 17 Jan '18, 3pm

    Angela Merkel and her Austrian counterpart Sebastian Kurz clashed over immigration in their first meeting Wednesday, with the seasoned German chancellor saying Vienna's resistance to sharing out refugees across the bloc was "wrong". Kurz, at 31 the world's youngest leader after formin...

  • #UPDATE Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny says Putin "fears me and he fears the people I represent"

    Barred from election, Navalny vows to fight 'emperor' Putin 17 Jan '18, 12pm

    The Kremlin's top critic Alexei Navalny has slammed Russia's March presidential election, in which he is barred from running, as a sham meant to "re-appoint" Vladimir Putin on his way to becoming "emperor for life". With two months to go before Russians vote in polls that are all but ...

  • #UPDATE Yemen's devastating civil war has left 8.4 million people at risk of famine, according to the UN

    Saudi Arabia announces $2 bn bailout for Yemen government 17 Jan '18, 10am

    Saudi Arabia announced on Wednesday it would transfer $2 billion to Yemen's central bank, following desperate calls for funding from the war-torn country's president and prime minister. "To address the deteriorating economic situation faced by the Yemeni people as a result of the acti...

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