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Malaysia negotiating with US firm to resume MH370 hunt

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia is negotiating with a US firm to resume the hunt for missing flight MH370, a minister said Thursday, in news welcomed by the widow of one of those who had been on board.

IS a threat to SE Asia despite leader's death: analysts

Kuala Lumpur - The reported death of Islamic State's top leader in Southeast Asia is a major blow to the jihadists but analysts warn it remains a potent threat, with battle-hardened fighters set to return from the Middle East.

Trial sees video of Kim Jong-Nam on stretcher

Shah Alam - Footage of the North Korean leader's half-brother being wheeled out of a Malaysian airport on a stretcher after being poisoned was shown at the trial of his alleged killers on Wednesday.

Suspect practised before Kim Jong-Nam murder, court told

Shah Alam - One of the women on trial for murdering the North Korean leader's half-brother was filmed on CCTV apparently practising on another person two days before the assassination, a court heard Tuesday.

Kim Jong-Nam murder trial visits lab to view tainted clothes

Petaling Jaya - The trial of two women accused of murdering the North Korean leader's half-brother moved Monday to a high-security Malaysian laboratory to view clothing worn by the defendants and contaminated by a nerve agent.

VX found on clothes of women accused of Kim Jong-Nam murder: chemist

Shah Alam - Traces of a nerve agent used to murder the half-brother of North Korea's leader were found on the clothes of two women on trial for assassinating him, a chemist testified Thursday.

Kim Jong-Nam may have been poisoned by other suspects, trial told

Shah Alam - Other suspects could have poisoned the half-brother of North Korea's leader besides the two women on trial for his audacious assassination in Malaysia, an expert witness said Wednesday.

Kim Jong-Nam suffered extensive organ damage, trial hears

Shah Alam - The half-brother of North Korea's leader suffered extensive organ damage after being attacked with a nerve agent, a pathologist said Tuesday, as more chilling details emerged at the trial of his alleged killers.

Women plead not guilty to murdering N. Korea leader's half-brother

Shah Alam - Two women pleaded not guilty Monday to murdering the half-brother of North Korea's leader at the start of their trial in Malaysia, as prosecutors alleged they practised for the assassination before carrying it out.

Trial to lift lid on Kim Jong-Nam assassination

Kuala Lumpur - Two women go on trial Monday accused of murdering the half-brother of North Korea's leader, in an audacious assassination in Malaysia that stunned the world and sparked a diplomatic crisis.

Trial to shed light on Kim Jong-Nam airport assassination

Kuala Lumpur - Two women accused of the Cold War-style assassination of the half-brother of North Korea's leader go on trial next week, possibly lifting the lid on the mysterious murder in Malaysia that sparked a diplomatic crisis.

Malaysian Muslim-only laundrette stirs anger

Kuala Lumpur - A Malaysian laundrette that banned non-Muslim customers sparked anger Tuesday as fears grow of creeping religious conservatism in the multi-ethnic country.

Malaysia arrests suspects in deadly school fire

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysian police have arrested seven suspects accused of intentionally starting a fire that killed 23 children and teachers at an Islamic school, an official said Saturday.

Malaysia buries victims of deadly school fire

Kuala Lumpur - Victims of a fire at an Islamic school in the Malaysian capital that killed 23 boys and teachers were buried Friday, as hundreds of mourners looked on in stunned silence.

Malaysia school fire kills 23 children and teachers

Kuala Lumpur - Twenty-three people, mostly children, were killed Thursday by a blaze that tore through a Malaysian religious school, trapping them in a dormitory with metal grilles barring its windows.

25 people, mostly students, killed in Malaysia school fire

Kuala Lumpur - Twenty-five people, most of them students, were killed when a fire tore through a religious school in the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur on Thursday, an official said.

Malaysia PM says Rohingya face systematic atrocities

Wilayah Persekutuan - Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak on Saturday said Rohingya Muslims face systematic violence including torture, rape and murder in Myanmar.

Malaysia summons Myanmar envoy as Rohingya crisis worsens

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia on Tuesday summoned the Myanmar ambassador in a rare diplomatic rebuke in Southeast Asia to voice its "deep concern" over the spiralling violence against the Rohingya Muslim minority.

Malaysia says foiled plot to disrupt SEA Games, 19 arrested

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysian police said Tuesday they had foiled a "terror plot" to disrupt last month's Southeast Asian Games and the country's independence day celebrations and arrested 19 suspects including 11 foreigners.

US won't pull back from South China Sea ops: general

Kuala Lumpur - An American general insisted Friday the United States would not pull back from operations in the disputed South China Sea to combat Beijing’s territorial claims despite a series of accidents involving US warships.
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