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Samsung heir indicted for bribery, embezzlement: prosecutors

Samsung heir indicted for bribery, embezzlement: prosecutors

The heir to the Samsung empire and four other top executives from the world's biggest smartphone maker were indicted Tuesday on multiple charges including bribery and embezzlement, South Korean prosecutors said.

Bangladesh sentences 5 militants to death for killing Japanese man

Bangladesh sentences 5 militants to death for killing Japanese man

Five Islamist extremists who murdered a Japanese farmer in a drive-by shooting in 2015 were sentenced to death by a Bangladeshi court Tuesday.

Trump looks to reboot in first address to Congress

Trump looks to reboot in first address to Congress

President Donald Trump gives his maiden speech to Congress Tuesday, trying to boost dismal approval ratings and flesh out his promise to help Americans left behind by a changing economy.

Australian arrested over IS missile-design plot

Australian arrested over IS missile-design plot

A man in Australia was charged Tuesday with helping the so-called Islamic State group develop high-tech weapons, including long-range guided missile capabilities.

Pentagon prepares new plan to defeat IS

Pentagon prepares new plan to defeat IS

The Pentagon yesterday presented the White House with possible new battle plans to defeat the Islamic State group, after President Donald Trump demanded top brass find additional ways to destroy the militants.

Moonlight takes Oscar after stunning mix-up

Moonlight takes Oscar after stunning mix-up

Coming-of-age drama Moonlight won the best picture Oscar, but not before the film industry’s biggest night was marred by one of the worst fiascos in its history, as La La Land was mistakenly handed the award first.

First Muslim to win an Oscar for acting

First Muslim to win an Oscar for acting

Heavily-backed favourite Mahershala Ali has won the best supporting actor Oscar for his portrayal of a drug dealer in coming-of-age drama Moonlight – becoming the first Muslim film star to pick up a golden statuette.

Trump seeking a ‘big’ boost in army spending

Trump seeking a ‘big’ boost in army spending

President Donald Trump is seeking what he called a “historic” increase in military spending of more than 9%, a huge rise even as the United States has wound down major wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and remains the world’s strongest military power.

US takes its seat at the UN Human Rights Council

US takes its seat at the UN Human Rights Council

The US claimed its seat yesterday on the Human Rights Council under the new presidency of Donald Trump, whose election has provoked deep concern over the body’s future.

Driver in Mardi Gras crash was legally drunk, say police

Driver in Mardi Gras crash was legally drunk, say police

A driver accused of injuring 28 people in New Orleans after ploughing a pickup truck into a crowd watching a Mardi Gras parade had a blood alcohol level nearly three times the legal limit soon after the crash, the authorities said on Sunday.

Rio carnival goes ahead despite gruesome crash

Rio carnival goes ahead despite gruesome crash

Rio carnival organisers yesterday carried on with the show after a truck carrying a float ran into bystanders, injuring 20.

French govt slams Le Pen, Fillon as Elysee race heats up

French govt slams Le Pen, Fillon as Elysee race heats up

France’s socialist President Francois Hollande and Prime Minister Bernard Cazeneuve hit back yesterday at fiery comments by the scandal-hit conservative and far-right candidates for presidential elections due to take place in April and May.

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