• New suspected MH370 debris found in Mozambique

    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. Mozambique's aviation authorities in Maputo said they had been informed of the discovery, but were yet to receive the item

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  • Uzbek president in intensive care after brain haemorrhage

    Strongman Uzbek President Islam Karimov, who has dominated the Central Asian nation for over 25 year, is in intensive care after suffering a brain haemorrhage, his younger daughter said Monday.

  • South Korea says no plans to introduce nuclear submarines

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's Defense Ministry said Monday it has no plans to introduce nuclear-powered submarines, despite calls by lawmakers to do so following a recent test of a submarine-launched missile by rival North Korea.

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  • Memorial Mass for 2 nuns killed in their Mississippi home

    DURANT, Miss. (AP) — A memorial Mass will be held Monday for two 68-year-old nuns who were killed in their Mississippi home, even as authorities continue to investigate the stabbing. A man from about 15 miles away has confessed without giving a reason, according to the sheriff.

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  • Uzbek president's daughter says he suffered brain hemorrhage

    MOSCOW (AP) — The Uzbek president's daughter says her father is in the hospital with a brain hemorrhage.

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  • LoanTap raises US$3M in Series A to facilitate lending for salaried professionals

    The funds will be used for onward lending and enhancing its technology and distribution solutions LoanTap, an India-based lending platform for salaried professionals, has raised US$3 million in Series A investment round led by Mumbai-based HNIs (high net worth individual) Dr Abhishek Pandey and Jaysukh

  • Lending platform LoanTap raises US$3M in Series A round led by Mumbai-based HNIs

    Funds to be used for onward lending and enhancing its technology and distribution solutions LoanTap, an India-based lending platform for salaried professionals, has announced that it raised US$3 million in a Series A investment round led by Mumbai-based HNIs (high net worth individual), Dr Abhishek Pandey

  • Teenage cop attacker linked to IS charged in Germany

    German federal prosecutors said Monday they had brought charges against a 16-year-old girl who allegedly stabbed a policeman in February in an operation for the Islamic State jihadist group. The German-Moroccan teenager, identified only as Safia S., was charged on August 12 with attempted murder, grievous

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  • Belgium arrests five suspects after crime lab blast

    Belgian police have arrested five suspects after a blast on Monday at the country's national crime lab just north of Brussels caused major damage but no casualties, prosecutors said. "Five people were arrested in the immediate neighbourhood... They are currently being questioned to see if they

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  • U.S. FDA issues emergency use authorization for Zika test - Roche

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Monday issued emergency authorization for a Zika diagnostics test from Swiss drugmaker Roche, skirting normal approval channels as the regulator moves to fight the disease's spread. Zika virus, detected in Brazil and elsewhere last year before spreading to

  • iPhone spyware spotlights Israel's secretive surveillance industry

    The discovery of sophisticated spyware to infiltrate and remotely take control of iPhones without leaving a trace has put a spotlight on Israel's secretive surveillance industry, considered among the world's most advanced. Apple rushed out a security update last week after researchers said a

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  • Thai police link beach-town bombings to Muslim insurgency

    Thai police identified on Monday a third suspect wanted in connection with a wave of bombs in tourist towns this month that killed four people and for the first time linked the attacks to Muslim separatists operating in the far south. Thailand's tourist industry had been largely spared a spill-over

  • Clinton proposes plan to address mental health treatment

    SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) — Hillary Clinton is rolling out a comprehensive plan to address millions of Americans coping with mental illness, pointing to the need to fully integrate mental health services into the nation's health care system.

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  • Uzbek leader in intensive care after brain haemorrhage - daughter

    Uzbek President Islam Karimov is in a stable condition in an intensive care ward after suffering a brain haemorrhage on Saturday, his daughter Lola Karimova-Tillyaeva wrote on her Instagram page on Monday. Karimov, 78, who has run Uzbekistan since it was a Soviet republic and wields sweeping powers,

  • Prosecutors: Brussels attack probably arson, not a bomb

    BRUSSELS (AP) — The Brussels prosecutor is dismissing reports that a bomb exploded early Monday outside Belgium's criminal institute, describing the incident as more likely an arson attack designed to destroy criminal evidence.

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  • More than 300 reindeer killed by lightning in Norway

    More than 300 wild reindeer have been killed by lightning in southern Norway, officials said Monday, in the largest such incident known to date. The 323 reindeer, including 70 young, were found on Friday by a gamekeeper on the Hardangervidda plateau, a national park where Europe's largest herd of

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  • US rate guesswork weighs on stock markets

    Stock markets across the world dipped Monday as investors tried to second-guess the US Federal Reserve on the timing of its next interest rate hike. In a much-scrutinized speech, Fed chief Janet Yellen on Friday hinted at a US interest rate rise by the end of the year. Yellen said a pick-up in the

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  • Third warrant issued over Thai tourist town attacks

    A Thai military court on Monday issued an arrest warrant for a third suspect in a spate of bomb attacks on tourist towns, all three of them Muslims from the insurgency-plagued south. Usmeen Katemmadee, a 29-year-old from Pattani province who was named Monday, is wanted for bomb possession and arson

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  • False report of gunman at Los Angeles airport causes panic

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Reports of a gunman opening fire that turned out to be false caused panicked evacuations at Los Angeles International Airport on Sunday night, while flights to and from the airport saw major delays.

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  • Suicide bomber kills 54 in Yemen attack - health ministry

    A suicide bomber killed at least 54 people when he drove a car bomb into a militia compound in Aden on Monday, the health ministry said, in one of the deadliest attacks claimed by Islamic State in the southern Yemeni port city. The director general of Yemen's health ministry in Aden, al-Khader Laswar

  • Monthly household income up to RM6,000, Khazanah report says

    KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 29 — Average monthly household income rose from RM5,000 in 2012 to RM6,141 in 2014, the Khazanah Research Institute (KRI) revealed in a report today. The report titled “The...

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  • Indonesian church attacker 'obsessed with IS leader'

    An Indonesian teenager who stabbed a priest in a church and tried to set off a homemade bomb was obsessed with the Islamic State (IS) group leader, a minister said Monday. The 17-year-old attempted Sunday to set off the crude, low-grade explosive as the Catholic priest held mass in the packed church

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  • This Singaporean startup wants to save you by predicting medical crises before they arise

    We catch up with Kuldeep Singh Rajput, Founder and MD at Biofourmis to find out more Biofourmis, a data analytics startup based in Singapore, has recently secured US$1 million in angel funding led by SpesNet and Eden Strategy. Founded in 2015, the startup has been actively working with the healthcare

  • Turkey warns of more strikes if Syrian Kurds don't retreat

    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey has ordered predominantly Kurdish Syrian militants to withdraw east of the Euphrates river "immediately" or face more strikes by Turkish forces that crossed the border last week.

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  • Doha airport brings in passenger tax

    Qatar's international airport said Monday it is to charge passengers an exit tax as the energy-reliant emirate adjusts to falling oil prices. The 35-riyal ($10) levy is to be introduced this week, Hamad International Airport (HIA) said in a statement. "The charge is in line with International

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