Malaysia rejects requests to free suspect in Kim Jong Nam murder Mar 15, 2019 0 662 12345 dpaSingapore/HanoiVietnam’s government expressed “regret” that Malaysia rejected its call to free a Vietnamese national being charged with murdering the half brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, days after an alleged Indonesian co-conspirator was freed.“We very much regret that the Malaysian high court did not release Vietnamese citizen Doan Thi Huong immediately,” said foreign affairs ministry spokeswoman Le Thi Thu Hang at a press conference on Thursday.Huong, 30, along with Indonesian national Siti Aisyah, 27, stood accused of murdering Kim Jong Nam by smearing deadly VX nerve agent on his face at a Kuala Lumpur airport in February 2017. The Vietnamese national, dressed in a traditional Malaysian black dress and a red scarf, left the courthouse Thursday morning in tears after hearing that the trial against her is expected to continue as planned, even as a similar charge against her co-accused was dropped by prosecutors several days earlier. Prosecutors ordered a dismissal not amounting to an acquittal for Siti on Monday, which prompted Huong’s defence team to lodge a similar request for her “on the same basis.”The move represented an abrupt turnaround for prosecutors, after a judge ruled last August there was “sufficient evidence” they had engaged in a “well-planned conspiracy” with four North Korean suspects in the murder, who remain at large. RELATED ARTICLES Pakistan and India hold ‘very positive’ talks on Sikh shrine Mar 15, 2019 0 702 World leaders appeal for ‘urgent action’ on climate at UN meeting Mar 15, 2019 0 625 Afghan air strikes kill 31 militants Mar 15, 2019 0 1227 3.7 mn children at risk of measles in Philippines, warns Red Cross dpa Manila An estimated 3.7 million children under 5 years old are at risk in the Philippines from a measles outbreak that has already killed 286 people, the Red Cross warned on Thursday. These children have never been .. Toxic air tears apart families in Mongolia AFP Bornuur, Mongolia In the world’s coldest capital, many burn coal and plastic just to survive temperatures as low as minus 40 degrees -- but warmth comes at a price: deadly pollution makes Ulaanbataar’s air too toxic .. Farmer unions call to discard free trade pact IANS New Delhi About 40 farmer unions, led by Bhartiya Kisan Union (BKU), on Thursday demanded the government walk out of the negotiations over the RCEP free trade agreement, saying it would be disastrous for the domestic ..