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HM Attends Funeral of Johor Sultan's Mother


Sultan of Johor Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar receiving Sultan of Brunei Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah, who is paying his respects on the demise of the former’s mother, in Johor Baru June 6, 2018.



JOHOR BARU, June 6 — It was a solemn day for Johoreans as the Sultan of Johor’s mother Enche’ Besar Hajah Khalsom Abdullah’s remains were laid to rest at the Mahmoodiah Royal Mausoleum here today.

Her remains were buried next to her grandson Tunku Laksamana Johor Tunku Abdul Jalil’s final resting place.

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Argentina 'cancels Israel World Cup friendly' after Gaza violence

Lionel Messi on a poster in the West Bank protesting against the planned fixture



Argentina has reportedly cancelled a World Cup warm-up match against Israel under political pressure over Israel's treatment of Palestinians in Gaza.

Argentine striker Gonzalo Higuain told the ESPN sports channel on Tuesday the game had been cancelled.

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MH17: Russia 'liable' for downing airliner over Ukraine

The remains of the Boeing 777, photographed at its crash site in 2014



Australia and the Netherlands say they are holding Russia responsible for downing a Malaysia Airlines passenger jet in 2014.

All 298 people on board MH17, which was en route from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, died when it was shot down over rebel-held territory in Ukraine.

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