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Justin Thomas: secured his first PGA Tour win in Kuala Lumpur in 2015 and successfully defended the title the following year, but  could only finish 17th in 2017. Photograph:  Christian Petersen/Getty Images

Justin Thomas is targeting a flying start to the new season with a third victory in the space of four years in the CIMB Classic, which opens on Thursd(...)

(L/R): Head of Dutch Military Intelligence and Security Service Onno Eichelsheim, Minister of Defence Ank Bijleveld and British ambassador Peter Wilson attend a press conference of the Dutch Military Intelligence and Security Service (MIVD) at The Hague. Photograph: Bart Maat/ ANP/AFP

The Netherlands has said it foiled a plot by Russian military intelligence to launch a cyber attack against the international chemical weapons watchdo(...)

A composite image shows two women who were each caned six times after they pleaded guilty at the Sharia High Court to homosexual activity in the state of Terengganu, Malaysia. Photograph: Stringer/EPA

Malaysian prime minister Mahathir Mohamad has denounced the caning of two Muslim women for attempting lesbian sex, a sentence that sparked outrage and(...)

 A composite image shows two women who were each caned six times  after they pleaded guilty at the Sharia High Court to homosexual activity in the state of Terengganu, Malaysia. Photograph: Stringer/EPA

Two Malaysian women convicted of attempting lesbian sex in a car were caned in court watched by dozens of people on Monday, local media and a state go(...)

Rohingya refugees Saida Bibi and  Bodu Zzaman at the Kutupalong refugee camp near Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh. More  more than 700,000 Rohingya fled Myanmar without passports or official ID. Photograph: Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images

Rohingya refugees are turning to blockchain-type technology to help address one of their most existential threats: lack of officially-recognised ident(...)

Rescuers evacuate the survivor of a crashed  aircraft in Papua, Indonesia. Photograph: Papua Cendrawasih Military Command/EPA

Indonesian search and rescue teams found eight bodies and one survivor after a small plane crashed in the eastern province of Papua, local police sai(...)

The couple have been remanded in custody since their arrest. They have no previous convictions.Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A couple who were caught with “an Aladdin’s cave” worth of stolen items in a Dublin hotel room will be sentenced later for fraud, theft and criminal d(...)

Malaysia’s former prime minister Najib Razak greets his supporters as he leaves a court in Kuala Lumpur on Wednesday. Photograph: Lai Seng Sin/Reuters

Najib Razak, the former prime minister of Malaysia, was charged with criminal breach of trust and abuse of power on Wednesday, and pleaded not guilty (...)

“It’s unfortunate that human rights are being sidelined in a rush to rapprochement and solving security problems.” Photograph: Ahn Young-joon/AP Photo/File

Lee Cheol cannot remember how many times he was forced to gather with his fellow soldiers at an airfield outside Pyongyang in North Korea and watch as(...)

A street food vendor in George Town, Penang. Photograph: iStock

Stand on a street corner at dinnertime in George Town, the Unesco world heritage site that is the capital of Penang island, close your eyes and inhale(...)

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