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Death toll from Thai boat tragedy rises to 21

(AFP) – Thai rescuers pulled 21 bodies from waters off the coast of the holiday island of Phuket on Friday after a tourist boat went down in heavy seas with dozens of Chinese passengers on board. The dead were found drifting face down in the water, still wearing life jackets, ...

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Malaysia’s Razak charged with graft, pleads not guilty

Muslim Times(Web Desk) – Malaysia’s former prime minister Najib Razak has been officially charged with corruption in connection with money theft from a state fund. Razak told court on Wednesday that he was not guilty of the three charges of criminal breach of trust and one count of abuse of ...

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China’s Xi warns anti-corruption battle not over yet

Muslim Times(Web Desk) – Chinese President Xi Jinping has warned that the country’s fight against corruption has not yet concluded and that the ruling Communist Party needs to continue to reform itself. Speaking to senior party officials in Beijing on Wednesday, Xi warned that the Communist Party’s survival was at ...

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Japan to send helicopter carrier to South China Sea

Muslim Times(Web Desk) – Japan has decided to send a large helicopter carrier to the South China Sea and the Indian Ocean for a second straight year, sources say, in a move that is likely to anger China. Unnamed sources who had direct knowledge of the plan were cited by ...

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Iran president to visit Switzerland, Austria for key talks

Muslim Times(Web Desk) – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is to set off on a visit to Switzerland and Austria to discuss ways of improving mutual relations amid the looming imposition of US economic sanctions on Tehran. Heading a high-ranking politico-economic delegation, Rouhani will leave Tehran for Bern on Monday on ...

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Cambodia earns Guinness record for longest woven scarf

(AFP) – Cambodia won a place in the Guinness book of World Records Sunday for a 1,100-meter (3,600-foot) long version of the country’s popular Krama scarf. Supported by a youth movement with links to the nation’s ruling party, more than 23,000 people took part in the six-month weaving marathon outside ...

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Two Koreas resume naval communications after a decade

Muslim Times(Web Desk) – North and South Korea have reopened a bilateral naval communication channel, with vessels from the two countries now making radio contact for the first time in over a decade. South Korea’s Defense Ministry made the announcement in a statement on Sunday, saying that a North Korean ...

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