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Stories with place: Malaysia
  • new storyToyota to expand in Malaysia with $488 million plant 
    Updated: May-25-16 3:23 am

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Japanese automaker Toyota Motor Corp. said Wednesday that it will build a second factory in Malaysia as part of expansion to meet rising local demand.

  • Swiss bank to be shut over Malaysia embezzlement scandal story has photos
    Updated: May-24-16 10:59 am

    GENEVA - A Swiss private bank accused of turning a blind eye to shady money transfers and willful defiance of regulators will face criminal proceedings and be liquidated for its alleged role in the suspected embezzlement of $4 billion from a Malaysian state fund.

  • Despite high-profile disasters, air safety steadily improves 
    Updated: May-21-16 8:19 am

    NEW YORK - Since the start of 2014, more than 1,600 people have died in commercial aviation disasters. That rate is up from the preceding three years and results in part from some shocking incidents, including a pilot suicide and the downing of a passenger jet over Ukraine by an anti-aircraft missile.

  • Flying fish and a movie help save 4 people lost at sea story has photos
    Updated: May-13-16 12:16 pm

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - A Spanish couple, a Malaysian woman and a man from Hong Kong who spent 10 days adrift at sea together say they survived by eating flying fish that landed in their small boat and distilling seawater using a technique one of them saw in a movie.

  • Malaysia says search area for Flight 370 will not shift 
    Updated: May-13-16 4:11 am

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Malaysia said Friday the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 will not be shifted after the discoveries of five pieces of debris in the western Indian Ocean.

  • Scandal-ridden Malaysian leader wins big in state polls story has photos
    Updated: May-07-16 11:55 am

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Scandal-ridden Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak secured a major victory for his ruling coalition in elections Saturday in the country's biggest state, boosting his rule despite corruption allegations.

  • Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines agree to boost sea security 
    Updated: May-05-16 5:15 am

    YOGYAKARTA, Indonesia - Indonesia, Malaysia and Philippines agreed Thursday to run coordinated patrols to boost maritime security following the kidnappings at sea of Indonesians by suspected Abu Sayyaf militants.

  • Takata air bags may have caused 2 more deaths in Malaysia story has photos
    Updated: May-04-16 10:19 am

    DETROIT - Two people in Malaysia have died in recent traffic crashes in which Takata air bag inflators exploded with too much force, but authorities have yet to determine the exact cause of either death.

  • North Korea says waitresses tricked into going to South 
    Updated: May-03-16 2:12 am

    PYONGYANG, North Korea - North Korea stepped up its calls Tuesday for South Korea to return 12 waitresses whom Pyongyang says Seoul abducted from a restaurant in China.

  • Malaysia deports 32 Taiwanese to China, draws protest 
    Updated: May-01-16 12:27 am

    BEIJING - Taiwanese officials have protested Malaysia's deportation of 32 of the self-ruled island's nationals to China to face wire fraud charges.

  • Navy commander sentenced to 78 months in bribery scandal 
    Updated: Apr-29-16 5:48 pm

    SAN DIEGO - A Navy commander who fled Cambodia's killing fields as a boy to grow up to become a decorated U.S. military officer was sentenced Friday to 78 months in prison for providing classified ship schedules in exchange for the services of prostitutes, theater tickets and other gifts from a Malaysian defense contractor.

  • After hostage beheading, is Philippines facing IS threat? story has photos
    Updated: Apr-28-16 9:11 am

    MANILA, Philippines - Months before Abu Sayyaf militants beheaded retired Canadian mining executive John Ridsdel in the tropical jungles of the southern Philippines, they showed him pleading for life in a video with three other hostages that demanded a record-high ransom.