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malaysians banned from leaving north korea: state media | news


pyongyang is banning all malaysian citizens from leaving north korea, state media said, amid an escalating row over the killing of north korean leader kim jong-un's half-brother.pyongyang and kuala lumpur had unusually strong links for years, but have been set at loggerheads following the assassination of king jong-nam by two women using vx nerve agent.seoul has blamed pyongyang for the assassination, and kuala lumpur has sought several north koreans for questioning, although the only one it arrested was released for lack of evidence. malaysia-north korea relations fray after kim jong-nam killing"all malaysian nationals in the dprk will be temporarily prohibited from leaving the country until the incident that happened in malaysia is properly solved," the official korea central news agency






malaysians blocked from leaving north korea as tensions escalate


seoul, south korea — the bitter diplomatic dispute between north korea and malaysia over the poisoning death of leader kim jong-un’s estranged half-brother escalated dramatically tuesday, with pyongyang saying it had banned malaysians from leaving north korea.that was followed quickly by malaysia saying north korean embassy staff were barred from leaving its country. malaysia had already expelled the north korean ambassador on monday.the north’s foreign ministry told the malaysian embassy in pyongyang that it would temporarily ban the exit of malaysian citizens now in the north, according to the official korean central news agency.it said the exit ban will be valid “until the safety of the diplomats and citizens of (north korea) in malaysia is fully guaranteed through the fair settlement o






malaysians blocked from leaving north korea as tensions escalate


seoul, south korea — the bitter diplomatic dispute between north korea and malaysia over the poisoning death of leader kim jong-un’s estranged half-brother escalated dramatically tuesday, with pyongyang saying it had banned malaysians from leaving north korea.that was followed quickly by malaysia saying north korean embassy staff were barred from leaving its country. malaysia had already expelled the north korean ambassador on monday.the north’s foreign ministry told the malaysian embassy in pyongyang that it would temporarily ban the exit of malaysian citizens now in the north, according to the official korean central news agency.it said the exit ban will be valid “until the safety of the diplomats and citizens of (north korea) in malaysia is fully guaranteed through the fair settlement o






north korea, malaysia step up dispute over kim’s death – the denver post


seoul, south korea (ap) — the bitter diplomatic dispute between north korea and malaysia over the poisoning death of leader kim jong un’s estranged half-brother escalated dramatically tuesday, with pyongyang saying it had banned malaysians from leaving north korea.that was followed quickly by malaysia saying north korean embassy staff were barred from leaving its country. malaysia had already expelled the north korean ambassador on monday.the north’s foreign ministry told the malaysian embassy in pyongyang that it would temporarily ban the exit of malaysian citizens now in the north, according to the official korean central news agency.it said the exit ban will be valid “until the safety of the diplomats and citizens of (north korea) in malaysia is fully guaranteed through the fair settlem






philippines: malaysian financier believed killed in siege


manila, philippines (ap) — the philippine military chief says a malaysian militant who helped lead and finance the siege in southern marawi city has been killed in one of the setbacks to the uprising by locals aligned with the islamic state group.gen. eduardo ano told the associated press on friday that malaysian mahmud bin ahmad was wounded in the fighting in marawi last month and died on june 7 of his wounds. a local militant leader, omarkhayam maute, also is believed to have been killed in the early days of the violence. troops are looking for their remains.ano, citing intelligence shared by foreign counterparts, says mahmud is suspected of channeling more than 30 million pesos ($600,000) from the islamic state group to acquire firearms, food and other supplies for the attack.






north korea bans malaysians from leaving the country over murder investigation


malaysia's prime minister accused north korea of "effectively holding our citizens hostage" tuesday, after the kim regime banned all malaysians in north korea from leaving the country, the latest escalation in tensions following the assassination of the north korean leader's half brother.the malaysian government responded by saying it would not allow north korean diplomats to leave the country, surrounding the north korean embassy in kuala lumpur with tape and armed police.the moves underscore the sudden breakdown between two non-aligned nations that, until a month ago, enjoyed a pragmatic relationship free from ideological judgments.north korea's official media said tuesday that malaysian citizens had been banned from leaving the country. "north korea's foreign affairs department sent a n






indonesia says 1 woman arrested in kim killing is citizen


jakarta, indonesia — indonesia's foreign ministry said a woman arrested in malaysia for suspected involvement in the killing of the north korean leader's half brother is an indonesian citizen and officials have requested consular access to her.malaysian police have identified the woman as siti aishah, 25, from serang in banten, a province that neighbors the indonesian capital, jakarta. she was arrested early thursday.the ministry said in a statement it concluded the woman is indonesian based on data provided by malaysian authorities and the indonesian embassy in malaysia."following that verification, the embassy has requested consular access to the government of malaysia to provide assistance in order to ensure her legal rights," the statement said.malaysian police have now arrested two wo






the latest: vietnam talking to malaysia over slay suspect


kuala lumpur, malaysia — the latest on the apparent assassination of north korean leader kim jong un's half brother, kim jong nam, at a malaysian airport (all times local):5:35 p.m.vietnamese authorities are in touch with malaysia over a woman who was arrested as a suspect in the death of the half brother of the north korean leader.so far, vietnam is not confirming that the woman is a citizen. a second suspect, also a woman, has been identified as indonesian, according to the indonesian foreign ministry. police in malaysya say a third suspect, a malaysian, is her boyfriend who was arrested earlier thursday.vietnamese foreign ministry's deputy spokeswoman nguyen phuong tra said in a statement that vietnam strongly condemns criminal acts and is willing to cooperate with other countries in pr






philippines: malaysian financier believed killed in siege


manila, philippines — a malaysian militant who helped lead and finance the siege of a southern philippine city is believed to have been killed as the local jihadis aligned with the islamic state group become increasingly constricted after a month of fighting, the military chief said friday.gen. eduardo ano told the associated press in a telephone interview that malaysian mahmud bin ahmad was wounded in the fighting in marawi last month and reportedly died on june 7 of his wounds.he said the military has a general idea of where the militant was buried and troops are trying to locate the exact spot with the help of civilians to recover the remains. a local militant leader, omarkhayam maute, also is believed to have been killed in the early days of intense fighting, he said.ano, citing intell






north korea bans malaysians from leaving in murder row | news


north korea has barred malaysians from leaving the country, sparking tit-for-tat action by malaysia, as police investigating the murder of kim jong-nam sought to question up to three men hiding in the north korean embassy.after pyongyang announced the move, malaysia prime minister najib razak swiftly called for the immediate release of its citizens, instructing police "to prevent all north korean citizens in malaysia from leaving the country until we are assured of the safety and security of all malaysians in north korea"."this abhorrent act, effectively holding our citizens hostage, is in total disregard of all international law and diplomatic norms," najib said in a statement, adding that he had called an emergency meeting of the national security council.malaysia-north korea relations f






north korea bans malaysians from leaving in murder row | news


north korea has barred malaysians from leaving the country, sparking tit-for-tat action by malaysia, as police investigating the murder of kim jong-nam sought to question up to three men hiding in the north korean embassy.after pyongyang announced the move, malaysia prime minister najib razak swiftly called for the immediate release of its citizens, instructing police "to prevent all north korean citizens in malaysia from leaving the country until we are assured of the safety and security of all malaysians in north korea"."this abhorrent act, effectively holding our citizens hostage, is in total disregard of all international law and diplomatic norms," najib said in a statement, adding that he had called an emergency meeting of the national security council.the north's foreign ministry not






philippines: malaysian financier believed killed in siege


manila, philippines — a malaysian militant who helped lead and finance the siege of a southern philippine city is believed to have been killed as the local jihadis aligned with the islamic state group become increasingly constricted after a month of fighting, the military chief said friday.gen. eduardo ano told the associated press in a telephone interview that malaysian mahmud bin ahmad was wounded in the fighting in marawi last month and reportedly died on june 7 of his wounds. he said the military has a general idea of where the militant was buried and troops are trying to locate the exact spot with the help of civilians to recover the remains and validate the intelligence that was received. a local militant leader, omarkhayam maute, also is believed to have been killed in the early day






philippines: malaysian financier believed killed in siege


manila, philippines (ap) — a malaysian militant who helped lead and finance the siege of a southern philippine city is believed to have been killed as the local jihadis aligned with the islamic state group become increasingly constricted after a month of fighting, the military chief said friday.gen. eduardo ano told the associated press in a telephone interview that malaysian mahmud bin ahmad was wounded in the fighting in marawi last month and reportedly died on june 7 of his wounds. he said the military has a general idea of where the militant was buried and troops are trying to locate the exact spot with the help of civilians to recover the remains and validate the intelligence that was received. a local militant leader, omarkhayam maute, also is believed to have been killed in the earl






f1 confirms last malaysian gp in october


shanghai — the last malaysian grand prix will run on oct. 1, bringing an end to a race that has been a fixture on the formula one calendar for 19 years.f1 officials at the chinese gp and the malaysian government made the announcement on friday.despite a contract to host the event through 2018, the government decided this year's race would be the last due to the high cost of staging the event and declining ticket sales and tourism figures."hosting the f1 has helped promote the country as a destination for international sports and tourism. however, it's time for the government to assess the f1 race due to the changes since we first hosted the race in 1999," malaysian prime minister najib razak said in a statement.competition from other races in asia has taken a toll on the malaysian gp. in h






emiratis, malaysians reach $1.2b deal over troubled fund


dubai, united arab emirates — emirati and malaysian officials say they've reached a deal over the indebted and troubled malaysian investment fund 1mdb, with the uae set to receive $1.2 billion over this year.a filing on monday on the london stock exchange says abu dhabi's international petroleum investment co. will receive half the money by july 31 and the other half by dec. 31.the filing says malaysian officials also have agreed to cover all payments on two $1.75 billion bonds. the filing says the settlement is contingent on the approval of an arbitration tribunal in london.the 1mdb fund has been the focus of worldwide investigations over embezzlement and money-laundering allegations.the u.s. justice department says people close to malaysian prime minister najib razak stole at least $3.5






malaysians banned from leaving north korea: state media | news


pyongyang is banning all malaysian citizens from leaving north korea, state media said, amid an escalating row over the killing of north korean leader kim jong-un's half-brother.the north's foreign ministry has notified the malaysian embassy in pyongyang of the reason for the measure and said it had hoped the case would be swiftly and fairly resolved in order to develop bilateral ties with malaysia, the north's kcna news agency reported."all malaysian nationals in the dprk will be temporarily prohibited from leaving the country until the incident that happened in malaysia is properly solved," the official korea central news agency said on tuesday, citing the foreign ministry.malaysia-north korea relations fray after kim jong-nam killingal jazeera's florence looi, reporting from kuala lumpu






f1 confirms 2017 malaysian gp will be the last


shanghai — formula one has confirmed that this year's malaysian grand prix on oct. 1 will be the farewell edition of the race.the decision, jointly announced friday by f1 officials at the chinese grand prix and the malaysian government, will bring an end to an event that has been a fixture on the f1 calendar for 19 years.malaysia's contract to host the event runs through 2018, but the government decided this year's race would be the last due to the high cost of staging the event and declining ticket sales and tourism figures."in the early stage, hosting the f1 has helped promote the country as a destination for international sports and tourism. however, it's time for the government to assess the f1 race due to the changes since we first hosted the race in 1999," malaysian prime minister na






malaysians banned from leaving north korea: state media | news


pyongyang has banned all malaysian citizens from leaving north korea, state media said, amid an escalating row over the killing of north korean leader kim jong-un's half-brother.in an immediate reponse, malaysia prime minister najib razak called on north korea to immediately release all its citizens and also instructed the police "to prevent all north korean citizens in malaysia from leaving the country until we are assured of the safety and security of all malaysians in north korea"."this abhorrent act, effectively holding our citizens hostage, is in total disregard of all international law and diplomatic norms," najib said in a statement, adding that he has summoned an emergency meeting of the national security council.the north's foreign ministry notified the malaysian embassy in pyongy






indonesia says woman arrested in kim killing is citizen


jakarta, indonesia — indonesia's foreign ministry said a woman arrested in malaysia for suspected involvement in the killing of the north korean leader's half brother is an indonesian citizen and officials have requested consular access to her.malaysian police have identified the woman as siti aishah, 25, from serang in banten, a province that neighbors the indonesian capital, jakarta. she was arrested early thursday.the ministry said in a statement it concluded the woman is indonesian based on data provided by malaysian authorities and the indonesian embassy in malaysia."following that verification, the embassy has requested consular access to the government of malaysia to provide assistance in order to ensure her legal rights," the statement said.malaysian police have now arrested two wo






kim jong-nam killing: malaysia expels north korean ambassador


media captionwhy was north korea's kim jong-nam killed?malaysia has expelled north korea's ambassador after he criticised its investigation into the killing of the north korean leader's half-brother.kang chol must leave within 48 hours, malaysia's foreign ministry says. it demanded an apology after the envoy said north korea could not trust malaysia's handling of the probe, but says it did not receive one.kim jong-nam, the half-brother of kim jong-un, died three weeks ago at a kuala lumpur airport.malaysia has not directly blamed north korea for the attack, in which two women smeared the nerve agent vx on mr kim's face. but there is widespread suspicion pyongyang was responsible.mr kang, who had become a fierce critic of his host country, said the probe into the killing had become "politic






chinese automaker buys stake in malaysia’s proton


kuala lumpur, malaysia (ap) — the chinese owner of sweden’s volvo cars says it has signed the final contract to buy a stake in malaysian automaker proton, gaining a platform to expand in southeast asia.geely holding group’s announcement friday gave no financial details.the company agreed in may to buy 49.9 percent of proton and 51 percent of british sports car brand lotus, which was owned by the malaysian automaker.proton holdings bhd. was founded in 1983 by the malaysian government to create a domestic auto brand and has a distribution network throughout southeast asia. its sales have suffered due to growing competition and a reputation for poor quality and bland models.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.






the latest: indonesia wants access to woman in korean death


kuala lumpur, malaysia — the latest on the apparent assassination of north korean leader kim jong un's half brother, kim jong nam, at a malaysian airport (all times local):4:35 p.m.indonesia's foreign ministry has requested consular access to a woman arrested in malaysia for suspected involvement in the killing of the north korean leader's half brother.the ministry said thursday the woman is an indonesian citizen based on data provided by malaysia and the indonesian embassy in kuala lumpur.she is one of three people arrested following the apparent assassination of kim jong nam at the kuala lumpur airport on tuesday. the others are a woman who was traveling on a vietnamese passport and the indonesian woman's boyfriend, who was arrested earlier thursday.___4:30 p.m.malaysian police say a thi






n korea: malaysia probe of kim's death full of 'holes' | north korea news


north korea denied that its agents masterminded the assassination of the half-brother of leader kim jong-un, saying a malaysian investigation into the death of one of its nationals is full of "holes and contradictions".the north's response on thursday came a day after malaysian police said they were seeking two more north koreans, including the second secretary of north korea's embassy in kuala lumpur, in connection with the february 13 killing of kim jong-nam at a malaysian airport.malaysia police have not directly pinpointed north korea as being behind the death, but have already arrested a north korean man working at a malaysian company along with three other southeast asian people. they are searching for several more north koreans. read more: kim jong-nam's killing one week on - what w






n korea: malaysia probe of kim's death full of 'holes' | north korea news


north korea denied that its agents masterminded the assassination of the half-brother of leader kim jong-un, saying a malaysian investigation into the death of one of its nationals is full of "holes and contradictions".the north's response on thursday came a day after malaysian police said they were seeking two more north koreans, including the second secretary of north korea's embassy in kuala lumpur, in connection with the february 13 killing of kim jong-nam at a malaysian airport.malaysia police have not directly pinpointed north korea as being behind the death, but have already arrested a north korean man working at a malaysian company along with three other southeast asian people. they are searching for several more north koreans. read more: kim jong-nam's killing one week on - what w






north korea denies role in airport killing of kim jong un's brother in malaysia


north korea denied thursday that its agents masterminded the assassination of the half brother of leader kim jong un, saying a malaysian investigation into the death of one of its nationals is full of "holes and contradictions."the north's response came a day after malaysian police said they were seeking two more north koreans, including the second secretary of north korea's embassy in kuala lumpur, in connection with the feb. 13 killing of kim jong nam at a malaysian airport.malaysia police have not directly pinpointed north korea as being behind the death of kim jong nam, but have already arrested a north korean man working at a malaysian company along with three other people. they are searching for several more north koreans.the korean jurists committee, a legal body affiliated with nor






malaysian police say one suspect in vx poisoning of kim jong nam was sickened, v


share storythe associated presskuala lumpur, malaysia (ap) — malaysian police say one suspect in vx poisoning of kim jong nam was sickened, vomited after attack.the associated presscustom-curated news highlights, delivered weekday mornings.thanks for signing up!






f1 confirms last malaysian gp in october


shanghai — the malaysian grand prix will hold its final edition on oct. 1, bringing an end to one of the longest-running formula one races in asia after struggling in recent years to attract fans and local television viewers.the announcement, which was made friday by f1 officials at the chinese grand prix and the malaysian government, had been anticipated after the country's sports minister indicated late last year that the race's contract would not be renewed when it expires in 2018.malaysian prime minister najib razak said friday the government had decided to pull out of f1 because of the high cost of staging the event and declining ticket sales and tourism figures."hosting the f1 has helped promote the country as a destination for international sports and tourism. however, it's time for






malaysian police formally id kim jong nam in airport attack


kuala lumpur, malaysia — malaysian police say they have formally identified kim jong nam as the victim of a fatal nerve agent attack at kuala lumpur's airport.kim is the estranged half brother of north korea's ruler.friday's announcement was a formality. soon after the feb. 13 attack, malaysian cabinet officials confirmed the victim was kim.the identification process touches on one of the flashpoints in a case that has broken once-warm ties between malaysia and north korea.north korea does not acknowledge the victim is kim jong nam and has demanded custody of the body, but malaysia has not handed it over.national police chief khalid abu bakar refused to say how police identified kim. he said the "safety and security of witnesses" are at stake.






malaysian airlines plane turns back after cockpit entry bid


image copyrightafpimage caption flight mh128 was bound for kuala lumpur, but was airborne for just minutes a malaysian airlines plane has been forced to turn back to melbourne airport after a passenger tried to enter the cockpit.flight mh128, bound for kuala lumpur, was forced to return "due to a disruptive passenger", a statement from the airline said. the airline said that the flight landed safely and the passenger was apprehended.the passenger reportedly claimed to have explosives.but malaysia's deputy transport minister abdul aziz bin kaprawi said "it was not a bomb but a powerbank", the afp agency quoted him as saying.passengers have safely left the plane and will be screened by australian authorities, malaysian airlines said.both the airline and australian authorities will investigat






philippines: 2 malaysians rescued from abu sayyaf militants


manila, philippines (ap) — two malaysian sailors held captive for eight months by muslim militants were rescued thursday in the southern philippines, military officials said.the two were weak and in sick conditions when they were rescued by marines from abu sayyaf militants before dawn in waters near sulu province’s pata island, said major gen. carlito g. galvez, jr., a regional military commander.they were taken to a military hospital for a check-up.tayudin anjut, 45, and abdurahim bin sumas, 62, were among five malaysian tugboat crewmen kidnapped in july off malaysia’s sabah state near the southern philippines.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.officials said the two were abandoned without a fight by their captors as a naval patrol closed in.abu sayyaf militants su






the latest: malaysia, n.korea say citizens cannot leave


kuala lumpur, malaysia — the latest on malaysia's investigation into the killing of north korean leader kim jong un's half brother (all times local):11:30 a.m.malaysia is now banning north koreans from leaving malaysia amid growing fallout over the death of kim jong nam.deputy prime minister ahmad zahid hamidi announced the decision just hours after pyongyang said malaysians can't leave north korea.the killing of kim jong nam at an airport in kuala lumpur has unleashed an extraordinary diplomatic battle between malaysia and north korea.malaysian authorities say two women killed him by smearing vx nerve agent on his face as he waited for a flight. but north korea says malaysia's investigation is deeply flawed.___11 a.m.pyongyang says it will ban malaysians from leaving north korea amid dipl






malaysia condemns use of chemical weapon in kim killing


kuala lumpur, malaysia — malaysia ramped up the pressure on pyongyang on friday, issuing a statement condemning the use of a banned toxic chemical weapon in the killing of the half brother of north korea's leader.malaysia has not directly accused north korea of being behind the feb. 13 killing of kim jong nam, but the statement from the foreign ministry comes hours after a north korean envoy rejected a malaysian autopsy finding that vx nerve agent killed kim, saying the man probably died of a heart attack because he suffered from heart disease, diabetes and high blood pressure.the statement from malaysia's foreign ministry said it was "greatly concerned" with the use of the toxic chemical and condemned the use of such a chemical weapon under any circumstances."its use at a public place cou






malaysian ship with aid for rohingya arrives in yangon


yangon, myanmar — a malaysian ship carrying 2,300 tons of food, medicine and other supplies for myanmar's long-persecuted muslim rohingya minority has arrived in yangon.the shipment arrived thursday as myanmar faces allegations that the army is committing crimes against humanity against the rohingya population.the rohingya muslims have long faced discrimination in majority-buddhist myanmar.the government launched what it called "area clearance operations" in northern rakhine state after attacks on border police killed nine officers in october, and its security forces have been accused of widespread killings and . the government denies such allegations.malaysia is an outspoken critic of myanmar's treatment of the rohingya. last month, malaysian prime minister najib razak slammed myanmar for






the killing of kim jong nam: malaysia, north korea take each other hostage


north korea and malaysia slapped exit bans on each other’s citizens, escalating more than a week of tit-for-tat retaliation between once-friendly nations in the wake of an investigation into the killing of kim jong nam on malaysian soil.on tuesday morning, pyongyang said it had barred all malaysian citizens in north korea from departing the country until officials could ensure that the safety of north korean diplomats and citizens...






vx nerve agent killed kim jong nam, half brother of kim jong un now malaysia fac


beijing -- malaysian police have identified the poison used to kill the half brother of north korean dictator kim jong un at an airport in kuala lumpur as vx, an extremely dangerous nerve agent developed for chemical warfare. kim jong nam died shortly after he was attacked last week by two women at the international airport. the two women, and a north korean chemistry expert, remain in custody. as cbs news correspondent adrianna diaz reports, vx is universally banned, and classified as a weapon of mass destruction by the united nations. its use against kim shows the capabilities -- and the resolve -- of his killers.playvideocbsnnew details in mysterious death of kim jong un's half-brother malaysian police say the two female suspects accused of killing kim jong un's estranged half-brother w






swiss sanction rbs unit over lapses linked to malaysian fund


geneva — the swiss financial markets regulator is sanctioning a private bank linked to royal bank of scotland for having "seriously breached" money laundering rules by failing to fully monitor its business with indebted malaysian sovereign wealth fund 1mdb.regulator finma has ordered coutts & co. ltd, a wealth manager with over three centuries of history, to hand over to the swiss government "unlawfully generated profits" of 6.5 million swiss francs ($6.6 million), and is considering enforcement measures against the employees responsible.finma on thursday cited "serious deficiencies" in the anti-money laundering processes at the swiss arm of coutts, the first swiss bank to accept ets from individuals with what would become the malaysian fund.it said a total of $2.4 billion in 1mdb-rela






malaysian police to sweep the airport terminal where kim jong nam was killed to


share storythe associated presskuala lumpur, malaysia (ap) — malaysian police to sweep the airport terminal where kim jong nam was killed to check for possible toxic chemical.the associated presscustom-curated news highlights, delivered weekday mornings.thanks for signing up!






malaysian police say airport where kim jong nam killed with nerve agent will be


share storythe associated presskuala lumpur, malaysia (ap) — malaysian police say airport where kim jong nam killed with nerve agent will be decontaminated, 11 days after attack.the associated presscustom-curated news highlights, delivered weekday mornings.thanks for signing up!






why you should thank mary tyler moore for your yoga pants and leggings


when mary tyler moore was cast to play laura petrie on “the dick van dyke show” in 1961, she was a 25-year-old dancer and actress with a short resume and long legs. she also had something else — a defining characteristic that propelled her into tv history. call it “spunk.”that spunk made her america’s sweetheart and a subtle, smiling challenge to the status quo for women on tv. moore e to be laura in a very old-school hollywood way. she had appeared as happy point, a cat-eared, leotard-wearing mascot for an appliance company and then in “richard diamond: private detective” as the titular character’s secretary, sam.but sam was never seen. she was known only by her alluring legs under a desk as she took calls for the boss. it was eye-rollingly reductive, but moore used it to her a ntage. she