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Date Set for Kim Jong Nam Murder Trial

Suspect's lawyer says 'there was no guilty intention'

(Newser) - A chemist's report that shows the banned VX nerve agent was used to kill the half brother of North Korea's leader needs further scrutiny, a lawyer for one of the two women accused of poisoning the man said Friday, per the AP . High Court Judge Azmi Ariffin set... More »

Whoops: Malaysia Airlines Plane Flies the Wrong Way

Pilot noticed plane out of New Zealand was flying south instead of north

(Newser) - Searchers are still looking for the rest of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 , while the airline's Flight 17 downed in Ukraine remains the subject of a criminal investigation . Now a new incident has come to light, and it isn't likely to help the airline's reputation: A Christmas Day... More »

Oil Slicks Spotted; 239 Feared Dead in Jet Crash

Vietnam planes see them in water, but no wreckage yet; 239 people feared dead

(Newser) - Hope is fading for the 239 people aboard a Malaysia Airlines jet that vanished yesterday. Chinese media say the plane crashed off the south coast of Vietnam about 1:40pm ET as it traveled from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, reports CNN and Reuters . But no official confirmation about the fate... More »

The World's Most-Visited City Is...

Hong Kong, followed by Singapore

(Newser) - When it comes to the world's most-visited cities, Asia has a clear lead: Of the top five, four are on the continent, according to a list published by the Telegraph and based on a Euromonitor International report. The number one most-visited city? Hong Kong, which saw 23,770,200... More »

Occupy Plots Global Protests Tomorrow

115 US cities plan to reignite movement

(Newser) - We haven't heard much from Occupy Wall Street in a while, so protesters are looking to make some noise tomorrow. Groups from Barcelona to London to Kuala Lumpur, as well as in 115 cities across the US, are getting ready for May 1, known as International Workers' Day. "... More »

Huge Malaysia Protest Hit With Tear Gas

Up to 100K gather in Kuala Lumpur for electoral reform

(Newser) - As many as 100,000 demonstrators in Kuala Lumpur protesting for election reform were met by tear gas and chemical-laced water, reports the AP . The peaceful protest lasted for several hours, but as it was dispersing a small group tried to cross police barricades, leading to the chemical response. Government... More »

Malaysia Arrests 1,600 Protesters

Marchers in Kuala Lumpur demand electoral reform

(Newser) - Today's global hotspot: Malaysia. At least 20,000 demonstrators jammed the main city of Kuala Lumpur to demand electoral reform, reports AP . Prime Minister Najib Razak sent out riot police who fired tear gas and detained about 1,600 people during the five-hour standoff, including several senior opposition figures.... More »

Beyoncé Scraps Malaysia Show

Singer postpones date after criticism by conservative Muslim group

(Newser) - After controversy over her racy outfits and dance routines, Beyoncé won’t perform in Kuala Lumpur this weekend. The Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party, a hardline Muslim group, had protested the Oct. 25 date on her “I Am” tour, but promoters deny the postponement had anything to do with those objections.... More »

Seoul's Airport Is World's No. 1

None in North America makes top 10

(Newser) - Incheon International airport in Seoul, South Korea, is the world's best, according to a British survey that took into account passengers' experiences with check-in, departures, transfers, and arrivals. Two other Asian airports, in Hong Kong and Singapore, finished second and third, the BBC reports. More »

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