Pressure mounts on Malaysian PM as protests spill into second day

Thousands gathered for a second day of protests on Sunday to demand the resignation of Prime Minister Najib Razak over a multi-million-dollar financial scandal, their spirits lifted by unexpected support from Malaysia`s longest-serving leader.

Malaysians rally to demand reform, PM Najib Razak's ouster

Tens of thousands of Malaysians marched in a massive anti-government rally here on Saturday demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Najib Razak following weeks of simmering anger over corruption allegations against the premier.

Malaysians gather in capital to demand reform, PM`s ouster
Malaysians gather in capital to demand reform, PM`s ouster

 Thousands of Malaysians streamed into central Kuala Lumpur on Saturday to call for the prime minister`s ouster over corruption allegations and demand broader reforms, spurning warnings by police who have declared the rally illegal.

Malaysia finds more graves and human remains near Thai border

 Malaysian police said on Sunday they had found 24 human skeletons - all believed to be victims of trafficking - in newly discovered graves along the Thai border in the northern Malaysian state of Perlis.

Maldives debris not from MH370: Malaysian minister

 Debris found in the island nation of Maldives do not belong to the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, Malaysian Transport Minister Liow Tiong Lai said on Friday.

Malaysia`s scandal-hit PM draws ire with transparency call

 Malaysia`s premier called Friday for greater transparency in political funding, drawing immediate ridicule from critics who attacked his failure to explain massive transfers to his own bank accounts.

Cooking oil that can be used 80 times over

Using palm oil and a natural herb extract, researchers have produced a cooking oil that can be used repeatedly for at least 80 times, thus reducing the risk of cardiovascular diseases and cancer.

Hiroshima bombing underscores need for Iran nuclear deal: Kerry

Secretary of State John Kerry said Thursday the US atomic bombing of Hiroshima underscored the importance of the Iran nuclear deal and disarmament in general, as Japan marked the attack`s 70th anniversary.

Kerry voices concern to China over South China Sea: US official
Kerry voices concern to China over South China Sea: US official

China has sparked alarm in the region by expanding tiny reefs and constructing military posts to reinforce its claims over the strategic waters, which are believed to sit atop vast gas deposits.

World hopes for first clues to MH370 mystery

 Technical experts in France were to begin examining Wednesday whether a washed-up plane part belonged to missing flight MH370, raising hopes that some light may finally be shed on one of aviation`s darkest mysteries.

South Sudan tearfully becomes 206th Olympic member
South Sudan tearfully becomes 206th Olympic member

South Sudan on Sunday became the Olympic movement`s 206th member amid emotional scenes as the war-stricken African nation crossed the final hurdle to competing at next year`s Rio Olympics.

Part number 'confirms' debris is from Boeing 777: Malaysia

A part number on a piece of aircraft wreckage found in the Indian Ocean confirms the object is from a Boeing 777, a Malaysian transport official said on Friday.

Beijing, Almaty make final pitch for for 2022 Winter Olympics votes
Beijing, Almaty make final pitch for for 2022 Winter Olympics votes

Beijing and Almaty made their final bids for the 2022 Winter Olympics with China`s basketball legend Yao Ming countering Kazakhstan`s prime minister in the battle to sway decision-makers ahead of Friday`s vote.

Mysterious plane wreckage sparks MH370 speculation

A mysterious piece of plane debris washed up on the French Indian Ocean island of La Reunion on Wednesday, prompting some speculation it could be part of the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.

Beijing promises better air quality, enough snow for 2022 Winter Olympics
Beijing promises better air quality, enough snow for 2022 Winter Olympics

Air quality and snow conditions are regarded as two of the major challenges for Beijing's bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics. But the city's bid officials gave an answer and solution to all the concerns, promising clean air and enough snow.

Innovation, increased gender balance at 2018 Youth Olympics
Innovation, increased gender balance at 2018 Youth Olympics

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) Executive Board has approved the event programme for the third Summer Youth Olympic Games (YOG) set to take place in Buenos Aires in 2018.

Malaysia blocks UK-based whistle-blower website

Malaysian authorities said they had blocked a UK-based website that had published corruption allegations against Prime Minister Najib Razak, but the portal vowed Monday to press on with its exposes.

Malaysian police looking for those behind leaked documents

Malaysian police said on Monday a special task force set up to probe reported transfers involving a state investment fund to Prime Minister Najib Razak is now itself under investigation to see if its members leaked classified information.

Malaysian Police foils ISIS terror plot; arrests 2

Two people suspected of having links with the Islamic State (IS) terror group were arrested here on Thursday, police said.

Malaysia's opposition demands emergency debate on PM after graft allegations

Two of Malaysia`s main opposition parties on Sunday demanded an emergency sitting of parliament to discuss Prime Minister Najib Razak`s future as tensions mounted over a report that linked him to probes into alleged corruption involving state fund 1MDB.