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Singapore fines two British banks for 1MDB-linked lapses

Singapore - Singapore's financial regulator said Friday it has fined two British banks and barred a former Goldman Sachs banker in a widening crackdown on money laundering linked to Malaysian state fund 1MDB.Standard Chartered Bank was slapped with a Sg$5.

Malaysian PM eyes snap poll, vows fight to the death

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia will hold polls soon, embattled Prime Minister Najib Razak said Thursday, vowing "to fight until the death" and showing no sign of succumbing to calls to quit over a massive financial scandal.

Malaysia accused of 'abuse of law' in rally crackdown

Kuala Lumpur - Rights groups condemned Malaysia's government on Monday for a crackdown on organisers of a weekend anti-government rally, including the arrest of the protest leader under a tough law aimed at terrorism.

Fed-up MH370 families to hunt for debris in Madagascar

Kuala Lumpur - Relatives of MH370 passengers will travel to Madagascar next month in hopes of re-kindling efforts to find and recover seaborne debris from the ill-fated Malaysia Airlines jet, next-of-kin association Voice370 said Monday.

Malaysia's Mahathir joins calls to oust 'thief' PM

Kuala Lumpur - Former Malaysian leader Mahathir Mohamad called for a sustained push to topple scandal-plagued Prime Minister Najib Razak as thousands rallied on Saturday to demand the premier's resignation over the 1MDB corruption saga.

MH370 plunged rapidly, not ready for landing: new report

Sydney - Flight MH370 was likely out of control when it plunged into the ocean with its wing flaps not prepared for landing, a new report said Wednesday, casting doubt on theories a pilot was still in charge.

MH370 plunged rapidly, not ready for landing: new report

Sydney - Flight MH370 was likely out of control when it plunged into the ocean with its wing flaps not prepared for landing, a new report said Wednesday, casting doubt on theories a pilot was still in charge.

MH370 plunged rapidly, not ready for landing: new report

Sydney - Flight MH370 was likely out of control when it plunged into the ocean with its wing flaps not prepared for landing, a new report said Wednesday, casting doubt on theories a pilot was still in charge.

Malaysia signs 'landmark' deal to buy China warships

Bejing - Malaysia will buy four combat vessels from China in a "landmark" defence deal, Prime Minister Najib Razak said, signalling a potential strategic shift away from the United States.

Banker in 1MDB case 'worked with Malaysian PM's friend'

Singapore - A private banker on trial in Singapore for his alleged role in Malaysia's 1MDB fund scandal worked closely with a friend of Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, a court heard Tuesday.

Singapore starts first trial in 1MDB money-laundering scandal

Singapore - A former private banker went on trial in Singapore on Monday in the first prosecution of suspects linked to a massive international money-laundering scandal centred on Malaysian state fund 1MDB.

World piracy plummets to 20-year low: maritime watchdog

Kuala Lumpur - Pirate attacks worldwide fell to a 20-year low in the third quarter, the International Maritime Bureau said Monday, as it credited anti-piracy efforts by authorities and the shipping industry.

Mauritius wing debris from missing MH370: Australia

Sydney - A piece of wing debris found in Mauritius is from MH370, Australian authorities said Friday as they cautioned the discovery shed no new light on the missing passenger jet's specific location.

Mauritius wing debris from missing MH370: Australia

Sydney - A piece of wing debris found in Mauritius is from MH370, Australian authorities said Friday as they cautioned the discovery shed no new light on the missing passenger jet's specific location.

Mauritius wing debris from missing MH370: Australia

Sydney - A piece of wing debris found in Mauritius is from MH370, Australian authorities said Friday as they cautioned the discovery shed no new light on the missing passenger jet's specific location.

Zimbabwe's Mugabe in surprise visit to Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur - Zimbabwe's 92-year-old strongman Robert Mugabe will pay a surprise one-day working visit to Malaysia on Friday, the Southeast Asian country said.

Chastened 'Budgie Nine' back in Sydney after F1 stunt

Sydney - Several of the nine Australian men who sparked outrage after stripping off at the Malaysian Grand Prix returned home Friday, with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull saying they were lucky to escape without charge.

Malaysia frees Australia's 'Budgie Nine' after F1 stunt

Sepang - Nine Australian men who provoked anger in Malaysia by donning skimpy swimwear bearing the Muslim country's national flag at a Formula 1 race were released without charge Thursday.

Malaysia's 1MDB scandal involved 'Ponzi scheme': Swiss prosecutor

Geneva - Switzerland said Wednesday it had widened its probe into Malaysia's scandal-tainted state investment fund, 1MDB, with transactions worth $800 million under scrutiny and evidence pointing to fraud through "a Ponzi scheme".

Nine Australians arrested over Malaysia-flag underwear at grand prix

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysian police have arrested nine Australian men who stripped down during Sunday's Formula 1 Grand Prix race to reveal underwear bearing a Malaysia-flag print.

'Stiff Bull Herbal Coffee' has hidden Viagra-like drug warns FDA

If you think the "best part of waking up is Folgers in your cup," then stay away from a new online product being touted as being made for adults who want to have "longer-lasting more fulfilling sex."

Kosovo hacker linked to IS group gets 20 years in US prison

Washington - A computer hacker who helped the Islamic State group by providing stolen personal data on more than 1,000 US government and military workers was sentenced Friday to 20 years in prison.

Malaysia confirms Tanzania debris came from MH370

Kuala Lumpur - A piece of aircraft wreckage found in June off Tanzania has been confirmed as coming from the doomed airliner MH370, Malaysia said on Thursday.

MH370 'debris' handed to Australian agency by amateur investigator

Canberra - An American amateur investigator handed possible debris from missing flight MH370 to Australian officials Monday and said several pieces were blackened by flames, raising the prospect of a flash fire onboard.

MH370 'debris' handed to Australian agency by amateur investigator

Canberra - An American amateur investigator handed possible debris from missing flight MH370 to Australian officials Monday and said several pieces were blackened by flames, raising the prospect of a flash fire onboard.

MH370 'debris' handed to Australian agency by amateur investigator

Canberra - An American amateur investigator handed possible debris from missing flight MH370 to Australian officials Monday and said several pieces were blackened by flames, raising the prospect of a flash fire onboard.

New parasite species is named after Obama

Miami - US scientists have discovered a new species of a parasitic flatworm that infects turtles in Malaysia, and named it after Barack Obama as a way of honoring the US president.

Malaysia reports first pregnant Zika patient

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia on Wednesday reported its first case of a pregnant woman with Zika -- a resident of a Malaysian state bordering Singapore where authorities have already recorded 275 cases.

Malaysia reports first suspected Zika case

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia on Thursday reported its first suspected case of Zika, a 58-year-old woman believed to have contracted it in neighbouring Singapore where more than 100 cases have been confirmed.

New suspected MH370 debris found in Mozambique

Maputo - A South African hotelier said Monday he had picked up a piece of aircraft wreckage off the Mozambican coast in the latest possible find of debris from the missing MH370 flight.
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MISDIRECTION: Areas search in 2014 at the start of the hunt for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370...
MISDIRECTION: Areas search in 2014 at the start of the hunt for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, which disappeared in March with 239 passengers and crew.
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Honda recalling tens of thousands of cars in Malaysia amid the airbag scandal.
Honda recalling tens of thousands of cars in Malaysia amid the airbag scandal.
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Malaysia s jet-black leopards really do have spots.
Malaysia's jet-black leopards really do have spots.
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Pasukan Gerakan Khas or PGK is a national law enforcement counter-terrorism team in Malaysia. 
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Pasukan Gerakan Khas or PGK is a national law enforcement counter-terrorism team in Malaysia. In this image two operatives of Pasukan Gerakan Khas Detachment A including one female operator arms with Heckler & Koch MP5-N submachineguns. The MP5-N used by the team is equipped with an Aimpoint CompM2 Red-Dot optical sight and Insight Technology tactical flashlight.
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An underwater search vehicle supplied by the United States is hauled aboard an Austrialian support v...
An underwater search vehicle supplied by the United States is hauled aboard an Austrialian support vessel Friday as searchers prepared to bring the search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 under the Indian Ocean.
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Macaque monkeys in the mangrove
STUDY AREA: Map provided by investigators shows areas being considered for the next phase of the mul...
STUDY AREA: Map provided by investigators shows areas being considered for the next phase of the multi-nation search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, which vanished in March with 239 passengers and crew.
Joint Agency Coordination Centre
Zaharie Ahmad Shah  captain of the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 bound for Beijing
Zaharie Ahmad Shah, captain of the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 bound for Beijing
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Two Malaysia Airlines jets are shown at Kuala Lumpur International Airport  where Flight 370 took of...
Two Malaysia Airlines jets are shown at Kuala Lumpur International Airport, where Flight 370 took off from on March 8.
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Malay girls
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Citrawarna Malaysia parade in Kuala Lumpur
Citrawarna Malaysia parade in Kuala Lumpur
PROBLEMATIC: Ships believed to be Chinese dredging vessels are seen in the vicinity of Subi Reef in ...
PROBLEMATIC: Ships believed to be Chinese dredging vessels are seen in the vicinity of Subi Reef in the Spratly Islands in the South China Sea in a photo from 2015.
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A law enforcement counter-terrorist team in action. Special Actions Unit (UTK) or Pasukan Gerakan Kh...
A law enforcement counter-terrorist team in action. Special Actions Unit (UTK) or Pasukan Gerakan Khas (PGK) operatives armed with a Heckler and Koch 9mm MP5-N sub-machine guns simulates Counter-Terrorism operations at Bukit Aman Main Police Headquarters in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
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Citrawarna Malaysia parade in Kuala Lumpur
Citrawarna Malaysia parade in Kuala Lumpur
Citrawarna Malaysia parade in Kuala Lumpur
Citrawarna Malaysia parade in Kuala Lumpur
Malaysian authorities said Sunday that they have discovered a series of graves in more than a dozen ...
Malaysian authorities said Sunday that they have discovered a series of graves in more than a dozen abandoned camps used by human traffickers on the border with Thailand, where Rohingya Muslims fleeing Myanmar have been held.
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A possible relative cries at the Beijing Airport after news of the missing Malaysia Airlines Boeing ...
A possible relative cries at the Beijing Airport after news of the missing Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200 plane in Beijing on March 8, 2014
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STILL LOOKING: An Australian Navy helicopter leaves the HMAS Toowoomba in the southern Indian Ocean ...
STILL LOOKING: An Australian Navy helicopter leaves the HMAS Toowoomba in the southern Indian Ocean to rejoin the search for missing Malaysian Airlines Flight 370.
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