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In this handout photograph taken by India’s Ministry of Defence on September 19, 2019, Indian Coast Guard personnel (up) pose for photographs as they keep watch on a Myanmarese ship’s crew after seizing 1160 kg of Ketamine drug from their boat near Car Nicobar islands, part of the Indian union territory of Andaman and Nicobar islands. Handout / INDIAN MINISTRY OF DEFENCE / AFP

India seizes one tonne of ketamine on boat, arrests six Myanmar crew

India’s coast guard has arrested six Myanmar men and seized $42 million worth of ketamine after spotting a suspicious vessel in the Indian Ocean near the Nicobar Islands.

Couples flogged for public affection

A trio of canoodling couples was publicly flogged in Indonesia’s Aceh province on Thursday, charged with breaking local Islamic law that outlaws public displays of affection.
Thousands of schools in Indonesia were closed due to the air pollution. AFP

Malaysia, Indonesia shut thousands of schools over forest fires haze

Thousands of schools were shuttered across Malaysia and Indonesia Thursday, affecting at least 1.7 million pupils, officials said, as toxic haze from rampant forest fires sent air quality plummeting.
The main party in the former ruling coalition, the United Malays National Organisation (UMNO), has since sought to bolster its position by forging closer ties with one-time rival, the Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party (PAS).

Malaysia’s top opposition parties form alliance

Malaysia's two oldest political parties have formed an alliance, presenting arguably the largest political platform for the majority Malay Muslims at a time of simmering racial and religious tensions.
A firefighter extinguishes a fire in a forest at Rambutan village, in Ogan Ilir, South Sumatra province, on September 11 , 2019. – Malaysia has stepped up pressure on neighbouring Indonesia to tackle huge blazes tearing through its rainforests and smothering Southeast Asia in smog, as fires typically started to clear land for crops send diplomatic tensions soaring. (Photo by ABDUL QODIR / AFP)

Indonesia forest fires surge, stoking global warming fears

The number of blazes in Indonesia’s rainforests has jumped sharply, satellite data showed Thursday, spreading smog across Southeast Asia and adding to concerns about the impact of increasing wildfire outbreaks worldwide on global warming.
“The Department of Justice has increased efforts in taking aggressive enforcement action against fraudsters who are targeting American citizens and their businesses in business email compromise schemes and other cyber-enabled financial crimes,” said Deputy Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen.

Operation Rewired: FBI announces arrest of 167 Nigerians

United States’ Federal authorities on Tuesday announced the arrest of 167 Nigerians in a wide scale effort to disrupt Business Email Compromise (BEC) schemes tagged used by fraudsters to intercept and hijack wire transfers from businesses and individuals, including many senior citizens through an investigation tagged ‘Operation reWired” conducted around the world.

World Bank: Nigeria dying slowly

The World Bank on Thursday, dropped a bombshell that Nigeria was dying slowly and tragically living on borrowed time due to its neglect of the agricultural sector and heavy reliance on crude oil which it said belongs to yesterday.

Federal government urged to stop destroying Cannabis farms

An Agro-Economist, Dr Victor Iyama, has urged the federal government to desist from further destruction of Indian hemp farms as, according to him, it could generate foreign exchange for the country.

Indonesia deploys over 8,000 workers to extinguish forest fires

Indonesia’s National Disaster Management Agency has said it has deployed at least 8,072 workers and 34 helicopters to extinguish forest and brush fires that have ravaged parts of Sumatra and Borneo Islands.
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Vietnam’s top carriers avoid Huawei 5G gear, citing security concerns

Concerns over the security of Huawei 5G networking hardware have spread to an unexpected country — Vietnam — where mobile carriers are reportedly excluding the embattled Chinese company’s gear from their launch of 5G services.
Malaysia Customs director-general Paddy Abdul Halim announces the drug find at a press conference today.

Malaysia discovers $161m cocaine, meph stored in sacks

Malaysian authorities on Friday said they had seized nearly 3.7 tonnes of ketamine and cocaine worth about USD 161 million in the country’s biggest drugs haul to date.
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UN: Malaysia ‘vastly undercounting poverty’

A United Nations human rights expert on Friday accused Malaysia of having “vastly undercounted poverty” by using an “unduly low poverty line” and by “excluding vulnerable populations from its official figures.”
EL PASO, TEXAS – AUGUST 06: FBI personnel drive in a vehicle in the Walmart parking lot as investigations continue at the scene of a mass shooting, which left at least 22 people dead, on August 6, 2019 in El Paso, Texas. A 21-year-old white male suspect remains in custody in El Paso which sits along the U.S.-Mexico border. President Donald Trump plans to visit the city August 7. Mario Tama/Getty Images/AFP

FBI arrests many Nigerian fraudsters in US

‘Those individuals are often members of transnational criminal organizations, which originated in Nigeria but have spread throughout the world. Fraudsters can rob people of their life’s savings in a matter of minutes’ the Federal Bureau of Investigation has said.
Nora Quoirin's body was found in Malaysia. Lucie Blackman Trust-Quoirin family

Nora Quoirin died from prolonged hunger and stress, police say

The remains of the 15-year-old, who was born with the brain defect holoprosencephaly and was described by her family as "vulnerable", were found on Tuesday near a jungle stream 10 days after she went missing from a rainforest resort in Seremban.
Shiite leader Ibrahim El-Zakzaky has alleged that the condition at the Medanta Hospital in India, where he was taken on Tuesday is worse than that of Nigeria and the prison.

Ibraheem El-Zakzaky: My Indian hospital condition worse than prison

Shiite leader Ibrahim El-Zakzaky has alleged that the condition at the Medanta Hospital in India, where he was taken on Tuesday is worse than that of Nigeria and the prison.
Police deployed 348 personnel to search for Nora, who has special needs, on Monday morning - the largest team so far, the Malay Mail reported, while hikers are also taking part.

More than £100, 000 raised for family of teen missing in Malaysia

More than £100,000 has been raised for the family of 15-year-old Nora Quoirin, who went missing in a Malaysian jungle resort more than a week ago.

Sex traffickers from southeast worry Anambra residents in Malaysia

Anambra residents in Malaysia have raised the alarm over number of Southeast girls being used in sex trafficking business in that country.
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Two Japanese held with 12kg of gold in pant pockets in Dhaka

Customs officials at Bangladesh’s main airport in Dhaka said on Thursday they seized gold bars weighing about 12 kg from two Japanese nationals from Malaysia.

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Flooding: Three children die in Delta

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Gov. Abubakar Sani-Bello of Niger has urged the Muslim Ummah to pray for peace, unity and security for meaningful development in the country.

Niger governor promises to strengthen relationship with media

The Niger State Governor Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello has described the Nigeria media as a critical stakeholders in the country democratic journey, saying that the role of the media can make or mar the entire process.
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APC wants free, fair council poll in Adamawa

The Adamawa All Progressives Congress (APC) has challenged the Adamawa State Independent Electoral Commission to ensure that the November local government poll in the state is free and fair.
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Rafa Nadal pulls out of Laver Cup with hand injury

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