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Woman charged over $3.4 mn Australian 'handbag spree'

Sydney - Australian police have charged a 21-year-old woman with fraud after she allegedly spent US$3.4 million that her bank mistakenly gave her, with much of the money reportedly lavished on handbags.

Deputy minister's body found after Malaysia helicopter crash

Kuala Lumpur - Search teams on Friday recovered the body of a Malaysian deputy minister in the Borneo island state of Sarawak near where a helicopter carrying her and five others is believed to have crashed, officials said.

Two more Takata-linked airbag deaths in Malaysia: Honda

Kuala Lumpur - Two people have died in Malaysia after airbag inflators made by Japan's Takata exploded, carmaker Honda announced, raising the global toll to 13 in a scandal that has led to the biggest auto recall in US history.

Malaysian capital to be one of world's most connected cities

The Malaysian government is implementing an ambitious three-year plan to transform the capital Kuala Lumpur into one of world’s most connected cities.

Malaysia PM names new bank chief amid funding scandal

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia's scandal-plagued prime minister on Wednesday appointed a new central bank governor, who will take over from respected longtime chief Zeti Akhtar Aziz amid a contentious financial scandal.

MH17 families mulling lawsuit against Malaysia Airlines

Den Haag - Dozens of families of those killed when a missile shot down Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over Ukraine two years ago are considering suing the carrier for compensation, their lawyer told AFP Tuesday.

Op-Ed: FDA issues import alert on shrimp and prawns from Malaysia

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued an import alert on Malaysian shrimp and prawns on Monday. This means that all imports of the seafood products under the alert will be detained without inspection.

Australians killed in Vietnam War to be brought home

Sydney - Australian soldiers killed in the Vietnam War and buried in Malaysia and Singapore will be brought home in June with a full military ceremony, it was announced Sunday.

Australians killed in Vietnam War to be brought home

Sydney - Australian soldiers killed in the Vietnam War and buried in Malaysia and Singapore will be brought home in June with a full military ceremony, it was announced Sunday.

Australians killed in Vietnam War to be brought home

Sydney - Australian soldiers killed in the Vietnam War and buried in Malaysia and Singapore will be brought home in June with a full military ceremony, it was announced Sunday.

Gunmen kidnap four Indonesian sailors off Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur - Gunmen have abducted four Indonesian sailors and shot and wounded one crew member on the high seas off the east coast of Malaysia's Sabah state, waters where Abu Sayyaf militants are known to operate, a senior police official said Saturday.

Firebomb thrown at Malaysia office after 'Satan' preacher jibe

Kuala Lumpur - A petrol bomb was thrown on Tuesday at the office of a senior politician in Malaysia's opposition-ruled Penang state, after he described a visiting fiery Islamic preacher as "Satan".

Op-Ed: China’s parallel reality

Washington D.c. - While Xi Jinping, General Secretary of the Communist Party of China may have visited Washington earlier this month to participate in the Nuclear Security Summit, nobody seemed to care too much about nuclear disarmament.

Australia says possible MH370 debris found on Mauritius

Sydney - Australia's transport minister on Sunday said new debris found on the Indian Ocean island of Mauritius would be examined to see if it belonged to MH370, just weeks after two Mozambique fragments were linked to the missing flight.

Australia says possible MH370 debris found on Mauritius

Sydney - Australia's transport minister on Sunday said new debris found on the Indian Ocean island of Mauritius would be examined to see if it belonged to MH370, just weeks after two Mozambique fragments were linked to the missing flight.

Australia says possible MH370 debris found on Mauritius

Sydney - Australia's transport minister on Sunday said new debris found on the Indian Ocean island of Mauritius would be examined to see if it belonged to MH370, just weeks after two Mozambique fragments were linked to the missing flight.

Malaysia PM accounts funded luxury buys, election payouts: WSJ

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak's bank accounts were used to purchase $15 million in luxury goods and pay out millions more to political figures ahead of 2013 elections, the Wall Street Journal reported.

Malaysian punk artist clowns with scandal-hit leader

Kuala Lumpur - A Malaysian designer's caricatures of the scandal-plagued prime minister as a sinister clown have become a viral phenomenon, spurring a wider protest-through-images movement and making the artist a target of authorities.

Opponents of Malaysian PM step up drive to oust him

Kuala Lumpur - Leaders from across Malaysia's political spectrum said Sunday they plan to present a petition to the country's Islamic royalty seeking the removal of scandal-plagued Prime Minister Najib Razak over a corruption crisis.

Mozambique debris 'almost certainly from MH370'

Sydney - Two pieces of debris found in Mozambique are "almost certainly from MH370", Australia and Malaysia said on Thursday, after technical analysis provided fresh clues to the fate of the missing Malaysia Airlines aircraft.

Mozambique debris 'almost certainly from MH370'

Sydney - Two pieces of debris found in Mozambique are "almost certainly from MH370", Australia and Malaysia said on Thursday, after technical analysis provided fresh clues to the fate of the missing Malaysia Airlines aircraft.

Mozambique debris 'almost certainly from MH370'

Sydney - Two pieces of debris found in Mozambique are "almost certainly from MH370", Australia and Malaysia said on Thursday, after technical analysis provided fresh clues to the fate of the missing Malaysia Airlines aircraft.

Australian journalists detained in Malaysia for trying to question PM

Kuala Lumpur - Two Australian journalists were detained and barred from leaving Malaysia after they had tried to "aggressively" question Prime Minister Najib Razak about a corruption scandal, police said Sunday.

New find of suspected MH370 debris to be sent to Australia

Sydney - A new piece of debris found by a South African holidaymaker that could be a part of the missing Malaysian flight MH370 will be sent to Australia for analysis, aviation authorities said.

Real-time trackers aim to avoid repeat of MH370 mystery

Montr - Two years on from the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, the UN's aviation agency announced new requirements in a bid to avoid a repeat of a mystery that has perplexed investigators.

MH370 disappearance still a mystery two years on

Kuala Lumpur - Investigators probing what happened to flight MH370 said Tuesday the cause of the plane's disappearance remained a mystery as the second anniversary passed with devastated next-of-kin still grasping for answers.

Among the believers: Hope endures for MH370 relatives

Bejing - Distrust, disbelief, despair: two years after their loved ones vanished, many Chinese relatives of those on board Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 still refuse to believe they are somewhere at the bottom of the Indian Ocean.

Malaysia, Australia still 'hopeful' on MH370 anniversary

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia and Australia said they remained "hopeful" of solving the mystery of flight MH370 as the second anniversary of the plane's disappearance arrived Tuesday with no end in sight for devastated families.

Questions linger as Malaysia marks two years since MH370

Kuala Lumpur - Investigators probing the MH370 mystery will release an annual statement, and Malaysia's parliament will observe a solemn moment of silence to mark two years since the plane's baffling disappearance.

Chinese MH370 relatives file lawsuit in Beijing

Bejing - Relatives of a dozen Chinese passengers aboard missing flight MH370 filed suits against Malaysia Airlines, Boeing, Rolls Royce and others Monday, a day before the second anniversary of its disappearance and a legal deadline to do so.
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Citrawarna Malaysia parade in Kuala Lumpur
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Two Malaysia Airlines jets are shown at Kuala Lumpur International Airport, where Flight 370 took off from on March 8.
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Three U.S. Navy Poseidon aircraft wait to join the search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 at the airport in Perth, Australia.
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Under Taib's rule the Penan have mounted countless blockades to stop their forest being destroyed. © A.Rain/N.Rain/Survival
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The Australian Navy vessel Ocean Shield has been outfitted with a high-tech listening device to detect locator signals from the black boxes aboard Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.
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PASukan Khas Laut or PASKL is a military counter-terrorism of the Malaysian Navy. In this image Navy Special Operations Force PASKAL operatives practice a hostage rescue drill aboard a merchant vessel. The team is 1,000 strong and it's signature color is purple. It's motto is "Dari Jasamu Kami Abadikan" which when translated from the Malaysian language to English reads "From Your Kindness We Eternize."
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Citrawarna Malaysia parade in Kuala Lumpur
Citrawarna Malaysia parade in Kuala Lumpur
Sign posted at Mount Silam last month reads  Pray for MH370  at  Tower of Heaven on Mount Silam.
Sign posted at Mount Silam last month reads "Pray for MH370" at "Tower of Heaven"on Mount Silam.
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Citrawarna Malaysia parade in Kuala Lumpur
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Construction is already under way at the Murum dam site. ©Survival
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And eagle in the mangrove
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Kilim Geoforest park, Langkawi, Malaysia
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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Citrawarna Malaysia parade in Kuala Lumpur
Citrawarna Malaysia parade in Kuala Lumpur
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An aerial view of the Adelaide, Australia, city center is seen, looking southeast.
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The US Navy's towed pinger locator and other ocean search and recovery equipment wait in a cargo plane at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York on March 24 before being sent to the Indian Ocean to help search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.
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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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Kota Bharu, Kelantan, Malaysia. Kota Bharu is the Royal City and capitol city of Kelantan.
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