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Number of Malaysians displaced by worst-ever floods reaches 160,000

Dec 28, 2014

Number of Malaysians displaced by worst-ever floods reaches 160,000

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - The number of people evacuated due to Malaysia's worst-ever floods jumped to more than 160,000 on Saturday, as Prime Minister Najib Razak reached the worst-hit state after cutting short a vacation in the U.S. Najib arrived in Kelantan, which has the biggest problems among eight affected states, following his return from Hawaii on Friday after public criticism he had been absent as flooding worsened. On Saturday, Najib announced an additional 500 million ringgit ($143.31 million) will be spent to aid victims after the flood subsides, following an initial government allocation of 50 million ringgit two days ago #Business #facebook #India #Japan #Brazil #France #Arabic #markets #North Korea #Latin America #author
Indonesian police detain six on Islamic State suspicions

Dec 28, 2014

Indonesian police detain six on Islamic State suspicions

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesian police detained six people on Saturday, including a 10-year-old girl, on suspicion that they planned to travel to Syria to join Islamic State, a police spokesman said. News website detik.com reported that Jakarta police detained the Indonesians, originally from Makassar in South Sulawesi, as they were about to take a flight from the capital's main airport to Doha. The six, ranging in age from 10 to 48 years old, have not been charged with a crime and could not immediately be reached for comment #Business #United States #China #Japan #Arabic #Russia #United Kingdom #opinion
Four officials reprimanded in central China over developer's AIDS scare tactics - Xinhua

Dec 28, 2014

Four officials reprimanded in central China over developer's AIDS scare tactics - Xinhua

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Police in central China detained five people and four officials were reprimanded after reports that a construction firm employed HIV/AIDS sufferers to scare residents into vacating their houses, the state news agency reported on Saturday. #Business #United States #Brazil #Technology #France #Arabic #Russia #markets #North Korea #opinion
Somali Islamist with $3 mln U.S. bounty on head surrenders - Somali govt source

Dec 28, 2014

Somali Islamist with $3 mln U.S. bounty on head surrenders - Somali govt source

MOGADISHU (Reuters) - A leader of Somali Islamist group al Shabaab, who has a $3 million U.S. bounty on his head, has surrendered, a Somali government official and local media said on Saturday, although the militants said he had long left their organisation #Business #United States #Brazil #Technology #Arabic #Russia #markets #Italy #author
Thieves fry Kenya's power grid to cook fast food

Dec 27, 2014

Thieves fry Kenya's power grid to cook fast food

NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The morning scene is increasingly routine for Kenyans. When it's time to start the day, the power is already out. #facebook #China #Arabic #Russia #markets #North Korea #Argentina #United Kingdom