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S. Korean intelligence says N. Korean hackers possibly behind Coincheck heist – Sources

Agencies, Seoul South Korea’s intelligence agency told lawmakers North Korean hackers could have been behind the $530 million theft of virtual coins from a Japanese cryptocurrency exchange last month, people familiar with the matter told...

Maldives President declares emergency

Agencies, Male Maldives President Abdulla Yameen on Monday declared a state of emergency for 15 days in an escalation of a battle with the country’s Supreme Court, which his allies say is trying to bring down the government. Yameen had earlier...

Turkish president heads to Italy to discuss Jerusalem with pope

Agencies, Vatican City Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan flew to Italy on Sunday ahead of talks with Pope Francis that are expected to centre on Jerusalem after U.S. President Donald Trump recognised the holy city as the capital of Israel. Jerusalem...

House intelligence panel to take up Democratic memo Monday -Sources

Agencies, Washington The U.S. House Intelligence Committee will consider on Monday whether to release the Democratic rebuttal to a Republican memo that alleged bias at the FBI and Justice Department against President Donald Trump, two sources...

Myanmar denies report of new mass graves in Rakhine

Agencies, Yangon Myanmar denied on Friday that there were mass graves in a village in troubled Rakhine state, where a military crackdown on insurgents has triggered the flight of nearly 690,000 minority Rohingya Muslims to neighbouring Bangladesh. The...

Iranian police arrest 29 women for removing headscarf

Agencies, Dubai Tehran police have arrested 29 women for appearing in public without a headscarf as protests against the dress code in force since the Islamic revolution of 1979 intensify, Iranian media reported Friday. Those arrested were...

Trump meets with North Korean defectors in Oval Office

Agencies, Washington US President Trump has met with North Korean defectors in the Oval Office, a provocative action meant to highlight human rights violations and one that could raise alarms in Pyongyang, according to The Washington Post. Trump...

Reuters reporters arrested in Myanmar brought to court

Agencies, Yangon Two Reuters journalists accused of violating Myanmar’s colonial-era Official Secrets Act were brought to a district court on Thursday where, according to a defence lawyer, the judge is due to rule on a bail request. The prosecution...