• Khashoggi fallout: Saudi conference no-shows

    Three European government ministers on Thursday joined an array of corporate chiefs in pulling out of an upcoming investment conference in Saudi Arabia, following the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

  • Indonesia raids home of Lippo Group deputy chairman in bribery probe

    Indonesia's anti-graft agency said on Thursday it had raided 10 locations, including the home of Lippo Group Deputy Chairman James Riady, as part of a bribery investigation linked to the conglomerate's $21 billion Meikarta real estate project. The raids come after the Corruption Eradication Commission, known as KPK, arrested two Lippo Group consultants and an employee accused of trying to pay off city officials to obtain property permits for Meikarta. Costing $21 billion and billed as the "Shenzhen of Indonesia", after the booming Chinese city, Meikarta is Lippo's largest project to date and is meant to be a center for the automotive and electronic industries.

  • Top Afghan police chief killed in shooting, U.S. general unhurt

    Gen. Abdul Razeq, one of Afghanistan's most powerful security officials, was killed on Thursday when a bodyguard opened fire following a meeting in the governor's compound in the southern province of Kandahar, officials said. Gen. Scott Miller, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan who had been at the meeting with Razeq only moments earlier, was not injured in the attack. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack, saying they had targeted both Miller and Razeq, the police chief of Kandahar who had a fearsome reputation as a ruthless opponent of the insurgents in their southern Afghan heartlands.

  • Shocking Cyberjaya car accident shows woman dragged through Shaftsbury Square

    Netizens have been left in shock over leaked CCTV footage of a Cyberjaya woman being hit, and dragged, by a vehicle in the city’s popular Shaftsbury Square area. Online Facebook page Cyberjaya Community shared the short clip, and we warn you that it is incredibly upsetting to watch, so proceed with caution. Reporting that the ... The post Shocking Cyberjaya car accident shows woman dragged through Shaftsbury Square appeared first on Coconuts.

  • Chinese city wants to launch artificial moon to 'replace streetlights'

    The city of Chengdu plans to boost the real moon with the glow of a more powerful fake one, according to reports in the Chinese media

  • At Facebook, public funds join push to remove Zuckerberg as chairman

    State treasurers from Illinois, Rhode Island and Pennsylvania, and New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer, co-filed the proposal. A similar shareholder proposal seeking an independent chair was defeated in 2017 at Facebook, where Zuckerberg's majority control makes outsider resolutions effectively symbolic. Rhode Island State Treasurer Seth Magaziner said that the latest proposal was still worth filing as a way of drawing attention to Facebook's problems and how to solve them.

  • Students given cookies baked with grandfather's ashes: media

    A teenage girl in California allegedly baked her grandfather's ashes into cookies and handed them out to her school friends, local media reported on Wednesday. The student is said to have given her baked goods to at least nine students, the Los Angeles Times said, citing police in Davis, near the state capital Sacramento. Some ate the cookies without knowing about the macabre extra ingredient and were horrified, Lieutenant Paul Doroshov said, according to the Times.