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Third Indonesian president BJ Habibie dies

by BERNAMA/ pic by AFP
JAKARTA – Third Indonesian president Bacharuddin Jusuf Habibie or BJ Habibie (picture), died at the Gatot Sobroto Armed ...

Jack Ma Ends 20-Year Reign Over Alibaba Wealth Creation Empire

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Jack Ma is giving up the reins of Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. after presiding over one of the most spectacular ...

Zimbabwe’s former president Robert Mugabe dies in Singapore

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SINGAPORE  – Zimbabwe’s former president Robert Mugabe (picture) has died aged 95, the country’s ...

Hong Kong’s airport shut down after thousands protest

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HONG KONG – All flights in and out of Hong Kong were cancelled on Monday after thousands of pro-democracy protesters flooded ...

India imposes Kashmir clampdown to head off Eid protests

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SRINAGAR – Indian troops clamped tight restrictions on mosques across Kashmir for Monday’s Eid al-Adha festival, ...

Typhoon Lekima death toll rises to 44 in eastern China

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BEIJING – A monster storm that smashed its way up the eastern China coast and forced more than a million residents to flee has ...

Asia markets fall sharply, extending global losses

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HONG KONG – Asian markets slumped in morning trade Tuesday, tracking global losses after Wall Street suffered its worst ...

Tear gas fired at Hong Kong protesters near Beijing’s office

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HONG KONG • Riot police fired tear gas and rubber bullets yesterday evening to disperse pro-democracy protesters close to Beijing’s ...

Johnson’s Brexit plan set to trigger disruptions

Markets are expected to take a hit until there is clarity on the extent of disruptions
by ALIFAH ZAINUDDIN / pic by AFP BORIS Johnson’s appointment as ...

Boris Johnson says Brexit on Oct 31 ‘no ifs or buts’

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LONDON • Newly-installed British Prime Minister (PM) Boris Johnson (picture) yesterday promised to deliver Brexit on Oct 31, ...

Boris Johnson wins race to become Britain’s next PM

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Boris Johnson won the race to become Britain’s next prime minister on Tuesday, but will face a confrontation over Brexit with ...

Iran: Fate of seized ship depends on ‘cooperation’

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IRAN • Iran said yesterday the fate of a British-flagged tanker it is refusing to hand back after seizing it in the Gulf depends on ...