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Israel’s Mossad accused of killing Palestinian Professor in Malaysia

GAZA CITY: The family of a Palestinian professor and Hamas member accused Israel's Mossad spy agency on Saturday of killing him on the streets of Kuala Lumpur. Malaysian police said Fadi Mohammad al-Batsh, 35, was killed in a drive-by motorcycle shooting as he headed on foot to take part in dawn Muslim prayers on Saturday. In a statement from the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip, his family said: "We accuse the Mossad of being behind the assassination." The Islamist Palestinian movement said Batsh, a research scientist…

High-tech ship en route to resume hunt for Flight MH370

CAPE TOWN: A high-tech vessel run by a US exploration firm is en route to resume the hunt for flight MH370 in a new bid to solve one of aviation's greatest mysteries. The Malaysia Airlines jet disappeared with 239 people on board in March 2014 en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing after diverting from its flight path. No sign of the plane was found in a 120,000 square kilometre (46,000 square mile) zone selected by satellite analysis of the jet's likely trajectory and the Australian-led hunt -- the largest in aviation…

Blaze kills 24 at school in Malaysian capital

KUALA LUMPUR: A fire at an Islamic boarding school for boys killed at least 24 people, most of them students, in the Malaysian capital of Kuala Lumpur on Thursday morning, officials said. Officials suspected an electrical short circuit caused the blaze that broke out in a top floor dormitory, where most of the students perished. The fire at Darul Quran Ittifaqiyah, a “tahfiz” boarding school where students learn to memorize the Koran, was reported around 5.40 a.m. local time (2140 GMT Wednesday), according to a…

Malaysia Airlines flight forced to land over bomb scare: official

KUALA LUMPUR: A Malaysia Airlines flight was forced to return to Melbourne to land late Wednesday after a "disruptive" passenger on board the Kuala Lumpur bound flight claimed he was carrying a bomb, Malaysia's deputy transport minister said. "It is not a hijack. One disruptive passenger tried to enter the plane's cockpit," Deputy Transport Minister Abdul Aziz Kaprawi told AFP. The passenger, a Sri Lankan national who was apparently drunk, was overpowered by the plane's crew and later arrested at Melbourne's airport,…

North Korea diplomat wanted over Kim killing: Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR: Detectives probing the assassination of Kim Jong-Un's half-brother want to question a North Korean diplomat, Malaysia's top policeman said Wednesday. Investigators have put five North Koreans in the frame for last week's brazen killing of Kim Jong-Nam at Kuala Lumpur International Airport and have said they are seeking three more for questioning. They include the embassy's second secretary, Hyon Kwang Song, as well as a North Korean airline employee called Kim Uk Il, Khalid Abu Bakar told reporters.…