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Thailand deploys more assets as oil slick threatens beaches

Jan. 27, 2022 07:58 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — An aircraft from a company specializing in recoveries from oil spills arrived Thursday from Malaysia to join an urgent effort to clean up an oil slick before it could hit beaches in eastern Thailand, officials said. The C-130 joined other planes, ships and a...

Netherlands, Ukraine take Russia to European rights court

Jan. 26, 2022 10:29 AM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Netherlands and Ukraine argued Wednesday that a top European court should hear their cases that seek to hold Russia responsible for human rights violations in eastern Ukraine including the 2014 downing of a passenger jet that killed all 298 people on board. ...

Malaysia's ex-PM Mahathir on road to recovery in hospital

Jan. 26, 2022 07:50 AM EST

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad is recovering after being hospitalized for the third time since December and is eager to get back on his feet, his daughter said Wednesday. The 96-year-old two-time former premier, once the world’s...

New Malaysian carrier SKS Airways takes to the skies

Jan. 25, 2022 07:31 AM EST

SUBANG, Malaysia (AP) — New Malaysian carrier, SKS Airways, took to the skies Tuesday with short-haul flights to holiday island resorts as domestic travel rebounds after months of lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic last year. SKS launched its maiden flight from the smaller...

Ex-Malaysia PM Mahathir, 96, stable in hospital: daughter

Jan. 22, 2022 07:23 AM EST

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad was hospitalized for the third time in just over a month but his condition is stable, his daughter said Saturday. The 96-year-old two-time former premier, once the world’s oldest leader, was admitted...

Boat with 120 Rohingya refugees disembarks in Indonesia port

Dec. 30, 2021 13:49 PM EST

LHOKSEUMAWE, Indonesia (AP) — A group of 120 Rohingya Muslims disembarked from a boat that had drifted for days off Indonesia’s northernmost province of Aceh and was towed by a navy ship into port, officials said Friday. The refugees' wooden boat was reportedly leaking and had a...

Indonesia allows boat with 120 Rohingya refugees to land

Dec. 29, 2021 09:08 AM EST

BANDA ACEH, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian authorities decided Wednesday to allow a boat carrying 120 Rohingya Muslims to land after drifting for days off the country’s northernmost province of Aceh. The decision was made because of the severe conditions experienced by the...

Indonesia arrests 5 people in methamphetamine smuggling

Dec. 28, 2021 05:16 AM EST

PALU, Indonesia (AP) — Five people suspected of smuggling 29 kilograms (64 pounds) of methamphetamine into Indonesia from Malaysia have been arrested, Indonesian police said Tuesday. The five are part of an international drug smuggling network and include a Malaysian citizen,...

Prosecutors begin explaining indictment at MH17 trial

Dec. 20, 2021 07:19 AM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands, Netherlands (AP) — Prosecutors on Monday began explaining evidence and their indictment to judges in the murder trial of three Russians and a Ukrainian charged with involvement in downing Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine in 2014, killing all 298...

Rescue workers in Malaysia free people trapped by flooding

Dec. 20, 2021 00:29 AM EST

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Rescue teams on Monday worked to free people trapped by Malaysia’s worst flooding in years after heavy rains stopped following more than three days of torrential downpours in the capital and around the country. At least three people were reported to have died as a...