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Special prosecutor to examine Jussie Smollett case in Chicago

A Chicago judge orders a special prosecutor to examine the handling of actor Jussie Smollett’s discredited claim that he was the victim of a hate crime, a police spokesman says.

Actor Jussie Smollett not returning to ‘Empire,’ TV creator says

Jussie Smollett will not be returning to US TV show “Empire”, confirming rumours that the actor has been dropped after a furore over claims that he was the victim of a hate crime.

The real threat to your children isn’t Momo

The issue of internet-inflicted harm to minors is real, and parents need to look out for things other than a spooky, bug-eyed Japanese-designed character.

Man who claims to be ‘God’ claims trial to bomb scare

Nur Azhan Kamaluddin says he suffers 'mental and heart' problems and has been referred by the court to Hospital Bahagia for observation.

2 men remanded 4 days over Sri Pentas bomb hoax

Police arrested the two last night in Temerloh, Pahang.

11 passengers aboard Lion Air flight injured in bomb hoax

A male passenger was allegedly joking about the existence of a bomb on the plane while the other passengers were entering the Boeing 737 aircraft.

Far-right conspiracy theorists target Florida shooting survivors

At the forefront were websites known for relaying bogus theories, including the notion that the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School was a hoax.

Malaysia Airlines dismisses ‘fake post’ on MH8008 problem

The national airline tells its passengers to refer to its website or official social media platforms for updates.

Indonesia launches cyber agency to tackle extremism, fake news

Agency will crack down on terrorist networks which communicate online and combat online hate speech that has been blamed for driving fundamentalism in the country.

Viral news about Pahang Sultan being ill a hoax

The Pahang Palace regrets the spread of such false news and has stressed that the sultan is fine.

Bomb threat at Wisma Bernama a hoax

Checks conducted by the bomb squad found that the package wrapped in a batik cloth contained a bottle of cooking oil.

Police recruitment ad featuring Singaporean actor, a hoax

PDRM slams Singapore website Mothership.sg for publishing article about fake recruitment ad featuring Elvin Ng, without first verifying details.

IGP: Viral report on police uniform theft a hoax

According to Subang Jaya police chief, the viral report about the uniform theft at a laundry shop in Subang Jaya is an old story.

Notice of road closures due to Bersih false, says IGP

Khalid Abu Bakar denies knowledge of notice making its rounds on social media and WhatsApp.