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Pirates attack Malaysian tanker in South China Sea

Pirates have attacked a Malaysian tanker and stolen the gas oil cargo before releasing it in the latest attack in Southeast Asian waters, officials said.

Pirates attack Malaysian tanker in South China Sea
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Two dead, 18 missing as boat capsizes off Malaysia

At least two people died and 18 others were missing after an overloaded boat carrying illegal Indonesian immigrants capsized off the coast of southern Malaysia, a maritime official said.

Two dead, 18 missing as boat capsizes off Malaysia
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World Cup boosts TV sales in football-mad Southeast Asia

Sales of flat panel televisions across Southeast Asia rose sharply in May as demand soared in the football-crazy region ahead of the World Cup, a report said.

World Cup boosts TV sales in football-mad Southeast Asia
Malaysian sentenced to death for French tourist murder
Malaysian sentenced to death for French tourist murder

A Malaysian shopkeeper was sentenced to death after a court found him guilty of murdering a French tourist on a popular resort island.

Malaysian sentenced to death for French tourist murder
Christians lose divisive bid to use 'Allah' in Malaysia
Christians lose divisive bid to use 'Allah' in Malaysia

Malaysia's highest court on Monday dismissed a bid by Christians for the right to use the word "Allah", ending a years-long legal battle that has escalated religious tensions in the Muslim-majority country.

Christians lose divisive bid to use 'Allah' in Malaysia
Death toll rises to 15 in twin Malaysian boat accidents
Death toll rises to 15 in twin Malaysian boat accidents

Malaysian authorities said Friday a 15th body was found and 27 people remain missing from two boat accidents, at a time when Indonesian illegal migrant workers head home for the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan.

Death toll rises to 15 in twin Malaysian boat accidents
Members of recue team. ©Reuters/Junaidi Hanafiah
66 missing after boat sinks off Malaysia

Sixty-six people were missing on Wednesday after an apparently-overloaded boat carrying Indonesian illegal migrants sank in rough waters off Malaysia's west coast, authorities said.

66 missing after boat sinks off Malaysia
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Flight MH370 families get $50,000 in first payouts

Malaysia Airlines' insurer has begun paying the families of passengers onboard Flight MH370 $50,000 each in initial compensation three months after the jet disappeared, a government official said

Flight MH370 families get $50,000 in first payouts
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Kidnapped Chinese, Filippino rescued in Malaysia

A Chinese tourist and a Filippino worker have been rescued nearly two months after they were abducted from a Malaysian dive resort, Prime Minister Najib Razak said.

Kidnapped Chinese, Filippino rescued in Malaysia
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Malaysian police arrest 13 over gang-rape of teen

Malaysian police have arrested at least 13 people -- many of who are related -- over the alleged gang-rape of a 15-year-old girl, reports said.

Malaysian police arrest 13 over gang-rape of teen
Australia rules out swathe of ocean as MH370 crash zone
Australia rules out swathe of ocean as MH370 crash zone

Australia on Thursday ruled out a large swathe of Indian Ocean as Flight MH370's final resting place after a lengthy underwater hunt, as a US Navy official queried whether the missing plane ever went there.

Australia rules out swathe of ocean as MH370 crash zone
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Nursultan Nazarbayev meets Malaysian PM

President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev has met the Prime Minister of Malaysia Najib Tun Razak.

Nursultan Nazarbayev meets Malaysian PM
Football: Singapore delays Malaysia game over stadium
Football: Singapore delays Malaysia game over stadium

Singapore has postponed a highly anticipated football match against arch-rivals Malaysia over concerns that its state-of-the-art new sports complex is not ready to host the fixture.

Football: Singapore delays Malaysia game over stadium
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Weinstein brothers finish Marco Polo filming in Kazakhstan

Filming of Marco Polo TV series produced by Weinstein brothers has finished in Kazakhstan.

Weinstein brothers finish Marco Polo filming in Kazakhstan
Nursultan Nazarbayev. ©RIA Novosti.
Nazarbayev invites Malaysian PM to Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev has invited the Prime Minister of Malaysia Najib Razak to visit Kazakhstan.

Nazarbayev invites Malaysian PM to Kazakhstan
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Marco Polo filming will be held in Kazakhstan

Filming of Marco Polo adventure movie will be held in Kazakhstan.

Marco Polo filming will be held in Kazakhstan
Obama in first US presidential visit to Malaysia since 1966
Obama in first US presidential visit to Malaysia since 1966

US President Barack Obama arrives Saturday in Malaysia hoping to energise aloof ties with a Muslim-majority nation whose government is under the microscope for wide allegations of abuse of power and the loss of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.

Obama in first US presidential visit to Malaysia since 1966
Angry scenes as Chinese MH370 relatives meet airline staff
Angry scenes as Chinese MH370 relatives meet airline staff

A meeting between relatives of Chinese passengers aboard missing flight MH370 and Malaysia Airlines staff descended into chaos Thursday, with police stepping in to separate both sides amid angry scenes in a Beijing hotel.

Angry scenes as Chinese MH370 relatives meet airline staff
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Pirates kidnap three on Singapore tanker off Malaysia

Armed pirates boarded a Singapore-managed oil tanker in the Strait of Malacca, kidnapping three Indonesian crew and stealing some of the vessel's shipment of diesel fuel, the International Maritime Bureau said.

Pirates kidnap three on Singapore tanker off Malaysia
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British tourist killed as Malaysia bus plunges into ravine

A passenger bus plunged into a ravine after leaving a Malaysian island resort, killing a British man and injuring 40 others, mostly foreign tourists, police said.

British tourist killed as Malaysia bus plunges into ravine