Key ruling due for women on trial in Kim Jong Nam killing
16 August, 2018, 15:20
They contend the women were duped by a group of North Koreans into thinking they were participating in a prank television show and thought the liquid was harmless.
Earlier in the court, Aisyah's lawyer Gooi Soon Seng had criticized his counterparts for only presenting security footage in edited parts during the trial.
Ariffin said he believed the prosecution provided sufficient evidence in court to prove that Kim was killed by VX.
A Malaysian judge on Thursday ruled that a trial against two women charged with the murder of the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un would continue, and asked them to enter their defence.
"She was tricked, and we all know that".
If found guilty, they would face the death penalty.
When the trial resumes on November 1, Indonesian suspect Siti will be the first witness to testify, the Associated Press reports.
There was no clear footage of Siti Aisyah smearing Kim's face.
Defense lawyers say the killing was politically motivated, with many key suspects linked to the North Korean embassy in the Malaysian capital, suggesting the women were simply pawns.
The trial at the Shah Alam High Court, outside Kuala Lumpur, heard that four North Koreans recruited the pair and were the masterminds, providing them with the poison on the day of the murder before flying out of the country.
An autopsy reveals Kim died from exposure to the VX nerve agent, an artificial chemical so deadly it is banned under global treaty and classified by the United Nations as a weapon of mass destruction.
Despite the evidence against them, the women's lawyers believed that prosecutors had not shown they meant to kill Kim, who had been living in exile for a decade since falling out of favour with the North's ruling family.
But the judge said their intention to kill can be inferred from targeting Kim's eyes, where the nerve agent would penetrate faster.
Salim Bashir, one of Doan's lawyers, said he wanted the AG to initiate assistance under the Mutual Legal Assistance (MLA) Act for help to record statements from witnesses to testify in Doan's murder case.
"There is no slightest doubt in my mind that it can be inferred that their desperate act of rushing to the toilet was exclusively for the goal to decontaminate the poisonous VX on their hands", Azmi said.
"The onus is on the accused to explain their conduct", he added.
The judge said the four North Koreans played a "substantial role" and were "part of the chain that led to the murder" of Kim.
Dmitry Peskov, the Kremlin spokesman, confirmed that the Russian president had sent the invitation to Mr Kim as part of a congratulatory telegram on the 73rd anniversary of North Korea's liberation from Japanese colonial rule. However, once Kim Jong Un took the reins, experts say the young North Korean leader would have seen his older brother as a threat.
In this July 25, 2018 photo, evangelical pastor Andrew Craig Brunson, center, arrives at his house in Izmir, Turkey . What this does is prevent investors, like hedge funds, from accessing lira liquidity in the offshore swap market.
Three more overdoses were reported at the Green Tuesday night, but officials could not confirm whether they were related. Another 5 people refused medical attention and were not in enough distress to be transported for treatment, he said.
He was on the island with his club during a pre-season tour including a training session with the Jersey Reds team. Gloucester Rugby Club said they were "aware of the incident" and will make a further announcement in due course.
This week, Brennan sharply rebuked Trump for referring to Omarosa Manigault Newman , the president's former, as "that dog". So, unlike his predecessors, most of whom also left under a dark cloud, Brennan is bereft of anyone to protect him.
Raw video: Emergency workers in Genoa, Italy , clear debris and wrecked vehicles from the scene of the collapse. A local industry confederation official spoke of the collapse of the Morandi bridge "in 10 years".
Westpac's expectation is that nationwide annual house-price inflation will slow to around zero by the end of 2018, Stephens said. Those cases and others have fueled the perception that New Zealand is being used as a bolthole for the world's elite.
What this does is prevent investors, like hedge funds, from accessing lira liquidity in the offshore swap market. The White House said on Tuesday President Donald Trump was frustrated that Turkey had not released Brunson.
With the release of Android Pie OS, Google has, apparently , killed the called recording in Android smartphones once and for all. The addition entrusts machine learning with identifying what apps the user harnesses most in order to optimise power flow.
Sergei and Yulia Skripal were poisoned by a nerve agent in March in the southern English city of Salisbury. Western nations say that Novichok was originally developed in the Soviet Union during the Cold War.
BodyArmor founder Mike Repole also sold Glaceau, the company behind smartwater and vitaminwater, to Coca-Cola in 2007. James and his business partner Maverick Carter put less than $1 million into fast-casual pizza chain Blaze in 2012.
Bitcoin falls through $6,000 mark as cryptocurrencies suffer
This has always been the case and the success or failure of bitcoin has always dictated the position of all other cryptos. If history is anything to go by, an increase in Bitcoin dominance hasn't been good for the price of the cryptocurrency.
China: Trade talks with the USA are back on
The last official round of talks was in early June when the USA commerce secretary, Wilbur Ross, met Liu He in Beijing. China responded by threatening in early August to impose new tariffs on $60 billion worth of United States goods.
Melania tried to calm Trump down before Omarosa tirade
Omarosa then began to speak out against Trump himself, telling Noah that the constant lies were her breaking point. Trump's alleged "racism" and supposed use of the N-word (which she says she only heard second-hand) seriously.
Lynx star Lindsay Whalen announces retirement from the WNBA
Whalen has won five WNBA championships - all with the Lynx - and will retire with the most wins of any player in WNBA history. The Lynx scheduled a news conference with Whalen and coach Cheryl Reeve for Monday afternoon at the team's practice facility.