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Malaysia cartoonist arrested for criticising Anwar ruling

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Kuala Lumpur One of Malaysia`s best-known political cartoonists has been arrested for sedition over a Twitter posting that criticised the jailing of opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim, the artist`s wife said Wednesday. Zulkifli Anwar Ulhaque — better known as Zunar — was arrested Tuesday night, hours after Anwar was jailed for five years in a politically charged sodomy case. “Of course ... Read More »

Obama India visit ..Narendra Modi broke with protocol to meet President Obama personally at the airport in Delhi

Mumbai,By Kabir Ali  Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has told visiting US President Barack Obama that the two nations are starting a “new journey” of co-operation. Mr Obama said that the nations had declared a new friendship to take ties to a higher level. The leaders announced fresh defence and trade initiatives, and committed to more-regular bilateral meetings. Security is ... Read More »

Sydney cafe siege victims hailed as `heroes`

Sydney journalist

Sydney Two hostages killed in a siege at a central Sydney cafe on Tuesday were hailed as heroes “willing to lay down their lives so others might live” in a church service mourning their deaths. Tori Johnson, the 34-year-old manager of the Lindt chocolate cafe where the crisis unfolded, and 38-year-old barrister and mother-of-three Katrina Dawson died as heavily-armed police ... Read More »

China official admits millions in jade bribes: Report

China Jouranalist

Beijing A former senior Chinese provincial official told a court he took around 13 million yuan ($2.1 million) in bribes consisting largely of precious stones, state-run media reported Tuesday. Ni Fake, a former deputy governor of the eastern province of Anhui, had a “craving for jade”, the state-run Shanghai Daily said. His trial on Monday was the latest case in ... Read More »

Three hostages run out of Sydney siege cafe: Police

Sidney-Journalist

Sydney Three people ran out of a Sydney cafe where a gunman has taken hostages and displayed an Islamic flag against the window, police said on Monday, adding that no one has yet been harmed. The hostages appeared to come out of a side door of the Lindt chocolate cafe which was being watched by heavily armed police, almost six ... Read More »