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Indonesia orders recall of ‘vulgar’ children’s sex-education book

JAKARTA, Feb 22: Indonesia has ordered a publisher to withdraw a sex-education book for children, which addresses the subject of masturbation, for being too vulgar. The publisher of “I Dare to Sleep Alone and I Learn to Control Myself” apologised for causing any offence but said the book aimed to help parents teach children how to protect themselves from ...Full Article

Taiwan train bomber jailed for 30 years

TAIPEI, Feb 22: A Taiwanese man was sentenced to 30 years in prison Wednesday (Feb 22) for detonating a pipe bomb on a busy Taipei train that injured more ...Full Article

US targets millions in sweeping deportation plan

WASHINGTON, Feb 22: The Trump administration issued tough new orders on Tuesday (Feb 21) for a sweeping crackdown on illegal immigrants, putting nearly all of the country’s 11 million ...Full Article

Trump’s new security advisor differs from him on Russia, other key issues

WASHINGTON, Feb 22: U.S. President Donald Trump has shown little patience for dissent, but that trait is likely to be tested by his new national security adviser, Army Lieutenant ...Full Article

Bodies of 74 migrants wash up on Libya beach

HARCHA, Feb 22: The bodies of 74 migrants who drowned in the Mediterranean trying to reach Europe have washed up on a beach west of the Libyan capital, the ...Full Article

Iraqi forces fighting Islamic State set to storm airport, clear way to western Mosul

SOUTH OF MOSUL, Iraq/BAGHDAD, Feb 22: U.S.-backed Iraqi forces closing in on the Islamic State-held western half of Mosul prepared on Tuesday to storm the airport and a nearby ...Full Article

China finishing South China Sea buildings that could house missiles: US

WASHINGTON, Feb 22: China, in an early test of U.S. President Donald Trump, is nearly finished building almost two dozen structures on artificial islands in the South China Sea ...Full Article

Where in the world is Kim Jong-nam’s son?

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 21: Kim Han-sol, the 20-something son of Kim Jong-nam, is believed to have arrived in Kuala Lumpur on Monday night. Local media reported he was on ...Full Article

Kim Jong-nam: The life and tragic times of N Korea’s forgotten son

FOR North Korea’s heir apparent Kim Jong-un, Oct 10, 2010, was a glorious day. It was just two weeks since he had been unveiled before the nation as the ...Full Article

India is world’s biggest buyer of weapons, says think-tank

NEW DELHI, Feb 21: India was the world’s biggest buyer of weapons in the last five years while global arms trade grew to its highest level since the Cold ...Full Article
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