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Malaysian foes close ranks, denounce 'cruel' MH17 attack KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia's bitterly divided political forces put aside their differences on Wednesday to denounce the attack on flight MH17 as a heinous international crime and call jointly for swift justice for those responsible.Prime Minister Najib Razak led the charge, condemning the Malaysia Airlines flight's shooting down by a surface-to-air missile."Shooting down a commercial plane like MH17 is a violent and cruel crime," Najib told the session of parliament in the capital Kuala Lumpur following a moment of silence in honour of the plane's 298 dead.Najib, who on Tuesday announced a breakthrough deal with pro-Russian separatists in the crash zone to release passenger remains and the plane's "black box", also said he was "angry and disappointed" over delays in accessing the site.The separatists "did not respect the site of the tragedy as a restricted area and did not follow international standards and norms to ensure evidence was not lost or ...

China censors squash giant inflatable toad reports BEIJING: Chinese reports about a giant inflatable toad have been deleted from the Internet after social media users compared the puffed-up animal to a former Communist Party chief.The installation of a giant inflatable duck in Hong Kong's harbour last year sparked a national craze for oversized blow-up wildlife, with several Chinese cities launching their own imitations.The latest, a 22-metre-high (72-feet) toad, appeared in a Beijing park last weekend, but met with mockery from social media ...
Australian PM congratulates Joko Widodo on Indonesia win SYDNEY: Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott on Wednesday said he was looking forward to working closely with Joko Widodo after the governor of Jakarta won the Indonesian presidential election.Abbott said the relationship with neighbour Indonesia, with whom ties were strained last year due to a spying allegations, was "extraordinarily important to us"."The Australian government is looking forward to working closely with him," Abbott stated of the reform-minded governor who won a tight race against ex-general ...
MH17 has strong echoes of 1983 Korean tragedy SEOUL: The downing of a Malaysian airliner over Ukraine has stirred memories of a 1983 incident when a Korean passenger jet was shot down by Soviet fighters in what then US president Ronald Reagan called a mid-air "massacre".As with the Malaysian plane, the loss of life was total, with all 269 passengers and crew aboard Korean Air Lines Flight 007 perishing when the stricken aircraft plunged into the Sea of Japan.The similarities between the two ...
'Industrial scale' tampering of evidence at MH17 site: Australia SYDNEY: Evidence had been tampered with on an "industrial scale" at the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said Tuesday, calling it "a cover-up".Abbott, whose government was behind a UN Security Council resolution that Monday unanimously demanded full access to the site in rebel-held east Ukraine, admitted progress had been made but said more needed to be done."There is still a long, long way to go," he told a ...
South Korea police find body of fugitive ferry owner SEOUL: South Korean police said on Tuesday they had found the body of the fugitive business tycoon who headed the family operating the Sewol ferry which sank in April with the loss of around 300 lives.Yoo Byung-Eun had been the target of an unprecedented, months-long manhunt involving tens of thousands of police officers and army troops who set up checkpoints on roads and at ports, and raided a number of properties linked to the reclusive ...
Australian watchdog warns of MH17 scams SYDNEY: Australia's consumer watchdog has warned people to be wary of scams seeking to take advantage of the Malaysia Airlines MH17 tragedy, saying false Facebook profiles had already been set up.In an attempt to make money from the tragedy of the jet which was apparently shot down over Ukraine, killing all 298 on board, fake social media profiles of some Australian victims had been created, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission said. "The profiles direct ...

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