Briefly World: Indians acquitted of murder in Malaysia
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Indians acquitted of murder in Malaysia
Kuala Lumpur: Three Indian nationals charged with murder in Malaysia three years ago were acquitted by a court here Friday, citing inadequate evidence against them. Security supervisor Illayaraaja Haridas, 29, student Gobi Nath Shanmugam, 21, and technician Tivanesvaran Sathivelu, 23, were accused of murdering Syed Kumar Yahya, 37, in Puchong — a suburb of Kuala Lumpur — three years ago.
China tightens Net curbs, legalises post deletion
BEIJING: China unveiled tighter Internet controls on Friday, legalising the deletion of posts or pages which are deemed to contain "illegal" information and requiring service providers to hand over such information to the authorities for punishment.
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London: Former British PM Margaret Thatcher was surprised by the invasion of the Falkland Islands by Argentina in 1982, which she thought was a "stupid thing to do". According to newly released government papers, Thatcher was acutely worried about retaking the islands, BBC News reported.
Myanmar to allow daily private newspapers
YANGON: Myanmar will allow private daily newspapers starting in April for the first time since 1964, in the latest step toward allowing freedom of expression in the long-repressed nation. The Information Ministry announced on its website Friday that any Myanmar national wishing to publish a daily newspaper will be able to submit an application in February. Printing will be allowed from April 1.
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