Detailed and public, Kim Jong Nam murder may never be solved

World 04/01/19, 21:53

The murder of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's estranged half brother at an airport in Malaysia was brazen, intricately orchestrated and, thanks to scores of security cameras, witnessed by millions around the world. The real masterminds behind the killing, however, may never be brought to justice. The murder charge was dropped ...

Update: Ambassador hopes Vietnam suspect can be freed

World 03/31/19, 22:16

The Latest on the trial of a Vietnamese woman in the killing of estranged North Korean scion Kim Jong Nam (all times local):9:30 a.m.Vietnam's ambassador to Malaysia says he hopes the lone suspect in custody in Kim Jong Nam's death can be freed after she pleaded guilty to a weapons ...

Malaysia prosecutors offer lower charge for lone Kim suspect

World 03/31/19, 21:14

Malaysian prosecutors on Monday offered to reduce a murder charge against the Vietnamese woman who is the only suspect in custody for the killing of the estranged half brother of North Korea's leader.Prosecutor Iskandar Ahmad told the court he received instruction from the attorney general to offer a lower "alternative ...

Scott Hend wins Maybank Championship in playoff

Golf 03/24/19, 06:42

Scott Hend overcame a rain stoppage to capture the Maybank Championship title in dramatic fashion after he beat Nacho Elvira at the first play-off hole in Kuala Lumpur on Sunday.The Australian was on course for the win after he sank six birdies to lead by a shot heading into the ...

Nacho Elvira edges closer to Maybank Championship title

Golf 03/23/19, 04:15

Nacho Elvira took a big step towards clinching a first European Tour title after he fired a 6-under-par 66 for a two-shot advantage over David Lipsky after the third round at the Maybank Championship on Saturday.Elvira has been on song since the opening round where he joint-led the standings, and ...

Pieters takes halfway lead at Maybank Championship

Golf 03/22/19, 08:10

Ernie Els was two shots behind Maybank Championship leader Thomas Pieters on a crowded leaderboard after the second round on Friday.Els carded a 2-under-par 70 to reach 6 under at the European Tour event.There were 15 golfers within three shots of Pieters, who was at 8 under overall after a ...

Fraser and Elvira share Maybank Championship lead

Golf 03/21/19, 07:59

Former champion Marcus Fraser and Nacho Elvira turned in 7-under-par 65s for the joint lead of the Maybank Championship after the opening round on Thursday.A shot behind were Jazz Janewattananond of Thailand, Angelo Que of the Philippines, and Matthias Schwab of Austria. Thomas Pieters of Belgium was two shots behind ...

Photos: Editor selections from the past week in Asia

World 03/15/19, 04:17

Dozens of people were killed in mass shootings at two mosques in New Zealand that were full of worshippers attending Friday prayers. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said the attacks in Christchurch were "an extraordinary and unprecedented act of violence." In addition to the dead, she said more than 20 people ...

Malaysia won’t drop case against Vietnamese in Kim killing

World 03/13/19, 21:59

Prosecutors say Malaysia's attorney general has ordered the murder case to proceed against a Vietnamese woman accused in the killing of the North Korean leader's half brother.Prosecutors in court Thursday gave no explanation why they refused to drop the murder charge against Doan Thi Huong. She is the only suspect ...

Vietnam urges Malaysia free 2nd woman in N. Korean killing

World 03/12/19, 19:07

Vietnam is urging Malaysia to release the second woman accused of killing the estranged half brother of North Korea's leader.Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh made the plea in a phone call Tuesday with his counterpart, Saifuddin Abdullah.A statement posted on the ministry's website said Minh requested the Malaysian court conduct ...

Indonesian woman’s village celebrates her newfound freedom

World 03/12/19, 00:30

Relatives and neighbors of the Indonesian woman accused of killing North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's estranged half brother in Malaysia are preparing an emotional welcome home party after charges against her were unexpectedly dropped.In Rancasumur, the Javanese village where Siti Aisyah grew up, residents said they cried with joy ...

Indonesian woman freed 2 years after killing of Kim Jong Nam

World 03/11/19, 05:30

An Indonesian woman held for two years on suspicion of killing North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's half brother was freed from custody Monday after Malaysian prosecutors unexpectedly dropped the murder charge against her. Siti Aisyah cried and hugged her Vietnamese co-defendant, Doan Thi Huong, before leaving the courtroom and being ...

5 years on, Malaysia open to proposals to resume MH370 hunt

World 03/03/19, 04:49

Malaysia's transport minister said Sunday that the government is open to new proposals from U.S. technology firm Ocean Infinity or any other companies to resume the hunt for Flight 370, as families of passengers marked the fifth anniversary of the jet's mysterious disappearance.Ocean Infinity mounted a "no cure, no fee" ...

Airlines need better info before flying over conflict zones

Europe 02/21/19, 06:23

More than four years after a Malaysian passenger jet was shot down over conflict-ravaged eastern Ukraine, airlines around the world still need more and better information to make risk assessments about flying over war zones, a Dutch safety watchdog said Thursday.The Dutch Safety Board's comments came in a report following ...

Wildlife group: Malaysia seizes record 30-ton pangolin haul

Science 02/12/19, 01:48

Malaysian authorities have seized a record 30 tons of pangolin and pangolin products in eastern Sabah state on Borneo, the biggest such bust in the country, a wildlife monitoring group said Tuesday.The monitoring network Traffic said in a statement that Sabah police this month uncovered two major pangolin processing facilities, ...

Malaysian ex-PM Najib combative ahead of 1MDB graft trial

World 02/10/19, 22:44

Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak is hardly lying low ahead of his corruption trial on charges related to the multibillion-dollar looting of the 1MDB state investment fund.He's crooned about slander in an R&B video and vilified the current government in daily social media posts to counter portrayals of him ...

Dutch, Russia in talks about responsibility in MH17 downing

Europe 02/07/19, 15:50

The Netherlands is in diplomatic discussions with Russia about the European country's assertion that Moscow bears legal responsibility for its role in the 2014 downing of a passenger jet over Ukraine, the Dutch foreign minister said Thursday.Foreign Minister Stef Blok said the initial diplomatic contacts were aimed at paving the ...

Goldman execs may have pay cut over Malaysian fund scandal

Business 02/01/19, 20:26

Goldman Sachs Group's board is taking steps to slash its top executives' 2018 compensation, depending on the outcome of investigations into the investment bank's role in the ransacking of a multibillion-dollar Malaysian state investment fund.In a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission late Friday, Goldman said the board can ...

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