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Sydney, Melbourne warned to prepare for 50°C days

Sydney and Melbourne could regularly face 50 degree Celsius (122F) days within 25 years even if Australia meets its Paris global warming targets, a new study warned Wednesday.

Las Vegas massacre probe turns to gunman’s girlfriend in Philippines

LAS VEGAS: The investigation into the motives of a Las Vegas retiree who killed 59 people in the bloodiest mass shooting in modern US history turned on Tuesday (Oct 3) to the gunman’s girlfriend in the Philippines, where she turned up after the massacre, authorities said. Stephen Paddock, who …

Distrust and suspicion deepens in Myanmar’s Rakhine State amid violence

The crisis in Myanmar’s Rakhine State has deepened distrust among locals towards Muslims, especially those from Rohingya communities, which many believe are connected to the ARSA group.

India’s crackdown on Muslim-run leather units dents exports, hits jobs

A government crackdown on Muslim-dominated abattoirs and the trade of cattle dragged down India’s exports of leather shoes by more than 13 percent in June, as leading global brands turned to China, Bangladesh, Indonesia and Pakistan to secure supplies.

Chile’s Pinera would win 44 pct in presidential first round – pollster

SANTIAGO: Chile’s conservative presidential candidate Sebastien Pinera has consolidated a strong lead in polls for the November presidential election, a survey by pollster CERC Mori showed on Tuesday. The poll showed that Pinera, a former president, would win 44 percent of the vote in the November …

Malaysian MP calls for tighter gun control locally after Las Vegas shooting

KUALA LUMPUR: Following the mass shooting in Las Vegas where at least 59 people were killed, Malaysian MP N. Surendran has called for Malaysian authorities to tighten gun control measures locally.  Surendran, who is an MP from Malaysia’s opposition People’s Justice Party (PKR), told Channel …

Defence disputes nerve agent used to kill North Korean leader’s half-brother

Lawyers for two women accused of murdering the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said on Tuesday low enzyme levels in his blood may have been caused by liver disease or hormone pills rather than a lethal nerve agent.

Malaysia police arrest aquatics coach over alleged rape of national diver

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian police said on Tuesday (Oct 3) they have arrested an aquatics coach over the alleged rape of a national diver. The coach, who is a 35-year-old man from China, was arrested on Monday, police said in a media release. According to police, the victim made a police report …

Trump to meet victims, responders in hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico

President Donald Trump will fly to Puerto Rico on Tuesday to view the havoc wreaked by Hurricane Maria and meet residents, many of whom are frustrated and resentful that they are still struggling with basic necessities two weeks after the storm.

Rohingya refugees scoff at Myanmar’s assurances on going home

Rohingya Muslims in Bangladesh were sceptical on Tuesday about their chances of ever going home to Myanmar, even though the government there has given an assurance it would accept people verified as refugees.