Malaysian reform group slams crackdown to silent dissent

Malaysia has been seized for more than a year by allegations that billions of dollars were plundered from 1MDB, a state investment fund Najib founded and oversaw, in an audacious campaign of fraud and embezzlement. KiniTV and its director Steven Gan, who is also Malaysiakini editor-in-chief, was charged for uploading a video of a press conference called by former Umno leader Khairuddin Abu Hassan who criticised attorney-general Mohamed Apandi Ali.

Turkey sacks 15000 more people as part of coup probe

It mustn't say "for me it's the European Union at all costs" . In comments reported in Hurriyet newspaper on Sunday, Erdogan also suggested that the Shanghai Cooperation Organization - made up of China, Russia and Central Asian nations - could be an alternative to the EU.

Lexington Christmas tree growers not concerned with drought conditions

At Barker's Tree Farm in Lexington, growers say drought conditions haven't had an impact on this year's crop, but it may impact their crop down the line. After taking the tree home, Cregg advises cuttting another inch off the base so it can get the most water from the stand. Emma Hardey, therapy coordinator, said: "It is great to see everyone get together and show what we all do".

Wilson throws, catches, leads Seahawks past Eagles 26-15

Wilson throws, catches, leads Seahawks past Eagles 26-15

Seahawks S Earl Thomas (hamstring), CB DeShawn Shead (hamstring), LT George Fant (shoulder) and RB C.J. Prosise (shoulder) were also hurt during the game. We'll get him back and we'll be excited to see him play for us. Carroll and the players like Rawls physical style of running and his willingness to finish off runs by applying punishment to defenders.

Union misconduct bill passes Senate, shotgun change blocked

Malcolm Turnbull has given his coalition troops riding orders to deliver a "strong finish" to the year, as the government hailed the passing of one of its two double dissolution trigger bills. Whistleblowers will get new protections to encourage exposing wrongdoing under a deal struck between the government and Senate crossbenchers last night in Canberra.