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The Latest: Norway bans Airbus helicopter type from flying

Daily Mail - ‎8 minutes ago‎
The Norwegian Civil Aviation Authority says it is immediately banning helicopters of the same type as the one that crashed Friday off its western shore from flying in the Scandinavian country or near Norwegian offshore facilities.
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S. Korea, US activists launch anti-Pyongyang leaflets over border with North

Malay Mail Online - ‎4 hours ago‎
Park Sang-hak, a North Korean defector and leader of an anti-North Korea civic group, prepares to release a balloon containing leaflets denouncing North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Paju, South Korea, April 29, 2016.
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Protests rage outside Trump rally in Orange County; 17 arrested, police car smashed

Los Angeles Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
Hundreds of demonstrators filled the street outside the Orange County amphitheater where Donald Trump held a rally Thursday night, stomping on cars, hurling rocks at motorists and forcefully declaring their opposition to the Republican presidential ...
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Syria calls local truces; UN condemns 'monstrous disregard' for lives

The Star Online - ‎2 hours ago‎
MOSCOW/BEIRUT - (Reuters) - Syria declared brief local truces near Damascus and in one province on Friday but made no mention of halting combat on the main battlefield in Aleppo, after a surge in fighting the United Nations said showed "monstrous ...
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SA Judge finds Jacob Zuma should face corruption charges

BBC News - ‎56 minutes ago‎
South Africa's President Zuma should face corruption charges over a 1999 arms deal, the High Court has ruled. The charges were dropped just weeks before the 2009 election which led to Jacob Zuma becoming president.
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New violence as Paris police break up youth protest

Sin Chew Jit Poh - ‎6 hours ago‎
French Gendarmerie arresting a protestor as they clear the Place de la Republique during a demonstration by the Nuit Debout or "Up All Night" movement against the government's proposed labor reforms.
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Western governments, rights groups decry China's tough new NGO law

The Star Online - ‎6 hours ago‎
BEIJING (Reuters) - Western governments and rights groups lambasted a new Chinese law governing non-governmental organisations (NGOs) on Friday, saying it treats the groups as a criminal threat and would effectively force many out of the country.
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US senators propose bill to help Pacific allies counter China

Focus Taiwan News Channel - ‎2 hours ago‎
Washington, April 28 (CNA) Four American senators, including three members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee (SFRC), have proposed a maritime security act to increase support to Asia-Pacific allies to cope with Beijing's assertive moves in the ...
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7.0-magnitude quake hits Vanuatu, tsunami warning issued

The Sun Daily - ‎7 hours ago‎
HONG KONG: A 7.0-magnitude earthquake hit the Pacific nation of Vanuatu early Friday, the United States Geological Surveysaid, with a tsunami warning issued.
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Kidnapped Australian devoted to Afghans

The Australian - ‎7 minutes ago‎
An Australian woman kidnapped in Afghanistan had devoted the past 20 years to improving the plight of women in the war-devastated country.
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1MDB probe widens, former NRA analyst Jacky Lee questioned

The Edge Markets MY - ‎7 hours ago‎
SINGAPORE (April 29): The investigation into corrupt transactions related to 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) has widened, with more individuals named in court papers.
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UK prosecutors accuse pair of giving money to Brussels, Paris attacks suspect

Malay Mail Online - ‎2 hours ago‎
A Belgian police officer secures the zone outside a courthouse while Brussels attacks suspects Mohamed Abrini and Osama Krayem appear before a judge, in Brussels, Belgium, April 14, 2016.
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iTeksi taxi-booking app introduced, challenges Grab

Paul Tan's Automotive News - ‎9 hours ago‎
Public transport users will now have access to a brand-new mobile application called iTeksi. As the name suggests, the app allows users to book taxi services in a similar fashion to Grab.
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Former Auschwitz guard apologises at trial, says it was 'nightmare'

The Star Online - ‎3 hours ago‎
DETMOLD, Germany (Reuters) - A 94-year-old former Auschwitz guard on trial in Germany apologised in court to victims on Friday, telling them he regretted being part of a "criminal organisation" that had killed so many people and caused such suffering.
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Supreme Court won't block Texas photo ID law -- yet

USA TODAY - ‎18 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court refused Friday to block Texas' photo ID law, the strictest in the nation, from remaining in effect for now, but it left open the possibility of doing so this summer if a lower court challenge remains unresolved.
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General gets 52 years for ordering torture

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎11 hours ago‎
Mexico City: A judge has sentenced a general in the Mexican army to 52½ years in prison for ordering the torture of a suspect, then having his body burnt, Mexico's federal judiciary council said Thursday.
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