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 2018-08-14 22:13 

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Malaysia's mysterious 'gay agenda'...

AUGUST 15 — You would think there is a secret gay army out to destroy the world, with the extent of LGBT-related news dominating headlines on a daily basis. It's not just mainstream news but social media. Facebook posts, Twitter threads, online....

 2018-08-14 22:10 

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Perak seeks to set up state institute to improve women's livelihoods...

IPOH, Aug 15 — The Perak Pakatan Harapan government hopes to establish an institute dedicated to empowering women in the state within the next two years. State executive councillor Wong May Ing envisions an institute tailored to help educate women.....

 2018-08-14 15:58 

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MARA pledges full cooperation after officer charged with embezzlement...

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 14 — MARA has offered its full cooperation to the courts after one of its officers was charged with siphoning funds from its business financing programme today. The Bumiputera empowerment agency confirmed in a statement this......

 2018-08-14 15:58 

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Tunisian anti-litter activist takes up 300km, 30 beach challenge...

NABEUL (Tunisia), Aug 14 — Bin bags at the ready, "long-distance activist" Mohamed Oussama Houij moves methodically along a beach in Tunisia's Mediterranean town of Nabeul, scooping up all kinds of trash as he goes along. The 27-year-old...

 2018-08-14 15:42 

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Nazri claims ignorance over 1MDB revelations, says Umno culture not to question leader...

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 14 — Umno lawmaker Datuk Seri Nazri Abdul Aziz said today he was shocked to learn the lavish lifestyle led by Datuk Seri Najib Razak and the latter's wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor could have come from funds stolen from......

 2018-08-14 15:37 

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Spurs sorry over new stadium delay...

LONDON, Aug 14 — Tottenham have apologised to their supporters after the "unavoidable"; delay to the opening of their new White Hart Lane stadium. The Premier League club have been forced to postpone the scheduled opening of the rebuilt area....

 2018-08-14 15:15 

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Fernando Alonso to retire from Formula One at end of season...

LONDON, Aug 14 — Two-time world champion Fernando Alonso is to retire from Formula One at the end of the season, his team McLaren confirmed today. The 37-year-old Spaniard -- who has 32 Grand Prix wins to his credit in 17 seasons — has......

 2018-08-14 15:10 

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Labourer nabbed for possessing homemade gun in Perak...

TELUK INTAN, Aug 14 — Police detained a labourer at a house in Kampung Sungai Suli Dalam, Sungai Tungku here last Thursday for allegedly possessing a homemade shotgun. Hilir Perak district police chief ACP Mohd Marzukhi Mohd Mokhtar said the man,......

 2018-08-14 15:03 

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Author of apartheid paedophile expose found dead in S.Africa...

JOHANNESBURG, Aug 14 — A South African author of a new book exposing an alleged paedophile ring involving top-ranking apartheid-era cabinet members has been found dead in an apparent suicide case, police said today. Mark Minnie, 58, was found......

 2018-08-14 15:01 

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'Too afraid to sleep': India's homeless women suffer as cities expand...

NEW DELHI, Aug 14 — Manjeet Kaur cannot say exactly how old she is or how long she has lived on the pavement of a busy street in New Delhi, her belongings in plastic bags, her washing hanging on the railing. Manjeet was kicked out years ago by her.....

 2018-08-14 15:00 

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US stocks bounce as Turkish currency rises...

NEW YORK, Aug 14 — Wall Street stocks gained early today as a bounce in the embattled Turkish currency tempered worries about emerging economies. About 10 minutes into trading, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 0.2 per cent at 25,248.29. The.....

 2018-08-14 14:59 

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Disney faces backlash over 'stereotypes' in first openly gay role...

LONDON, Aug 14 — Disney is facing a backlash over a report its first openly gay major film character, played by comic actor Jack Whitehall, will be "hugely effete" and "very camp". Campaigners for LGBT rights said the company risked....

 2018-08-14 14:56 

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Romanians demand probe of riot police after violence at protest...

BUCHAREST, Aug 14 — More than a hundred Romanians and rights groups have filed criminal complaints against riot police over the past four days for their violent response to an anti-corruption protest in the capital Bucharest on Friday, prosecutors.....

 2018-08-14 14:48 

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Russia star Cheryshev joins Valencia on loan...

MADRID, Aug 14 — Russia winger Denis Cheryshev, one of the standout performers at the World Cup this summer, has returned to Valencia for a second stint on loan from Villarreal. The 27-year-old, who scored four goals as Russia reached the......

 2018-08-14 14:48 

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India's Cosmos Bank loses US$13.5m in cyber attack...

MUMBAI, Aug 14 — Cyber criminals hacked the systems of India's Cosmos Bank and siphoned off nearly 944 million rupees (US$13.5 million, RM55.1 million) through simultaneous withdrawals across 28 countries over the weekend, the bank has told......

 2018-08-14 14:41 

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Twitter Lite now available in 45 countries including Malaysia...

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 14 — A year after its launch, Twitter Lite is now available for Android users in a total of 45 countries. Twitter Lite was rolled out last year to provide a faster, data-friendly version of the app to those connected to slower......

 2018-08-14 14:40 

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Top cop in charge of security moves to anti-drug agency, source says on PM's order...

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 14 — Federal Internal Security and Public Order Department director Commissioner Datuk Seri Zulkifli Abdullah has been transferred out of Bukit Aman to the National Anti-Drugs Agency (AADK) with immediate effect. A source told......

 2018-08-14 14:38 

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Israel to reopen Gaza goods crossing tomorrow if calm maintained...

JERUSALEM, Aug 14 — Israel will reopen its only goods crossing with the Gaza Strip tomorrow if calm is maintained, after having prevented most deliveries since July 9 over border tensions, the defence ministry said today. "Defence Minister......

 2018-08-14 14:37 

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Chaos at Spanish hospital as patients and staff flee blaze...

MADRID, Aug 14 — More than 100 patients and workers were evacuated from a hospital in the Canary Islands last night after a fire caused by the relative of a person who was receiving treatment there, the regional health chief said. None of the 124......

 2018-08-14 14:36 

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Don't drive LGBT community away from Islam, Fuziah urges...

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 14 — "What is haram is haram" but the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) group has to be approached with compassion and respect, said Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Fuziah......

 2018-08-14 14:36 

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Indonesia to impose import curbs to halt currency's slide...

JAKARTA, Aug 14 — Indonesia plans to restrict imports of capital and consumer goods and accelerate the use of biofuel to cut crude oil purchases to stem a slide in the nation's currency. The government will control inbound shipments of goods......

 2018-08-14 14:32 

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Samsung Galaxy S10 reportedly getting triple camera, but no 5G...

SEOUL, Aug 14 — A report from ET News (in Korean) leaked the camera setup for the Samsung Galaxy S10, revealing a three-camera setup. 2019 marks 10 years since Samsung's first Galaxy phone — the Samsung i7500 — which also signalled.....

 2018-08-14 14:17 

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SPAD's RM4.5m allocation to go to Transport Ministry, deputy minister says...

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 14 — Following the dissolution of the Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD), the allocation of the enforcement agency totalling RM4.5 million will be transferred to the Ministry of Transport. Deputy Transport Minister......

 2018-08-14 14:10 

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Langat 2 will supply 350 million litres water per day to Selangor in 2019, Dewan Rakyat told...

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 14 — The Langat 2 Water Treatment Plant (LRA) is expected to supply 350 million litres of water per day (MLD) for the people of Selangor next year, Water, Land and Natural Resources Minister Dr A. Xavier Jayakumar told the Dewan......

 2018-08-14 14:00 

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Myanmar climbers eye Hkakabo Razi — the peak conquered only once...

HPA-AN (Myanmar), Aug 14 — A two-week jungle trek followed by a sheer climb up avalanche-prone slopes to a jagged ridge of icy pinnacles awaits three Myanmar mountaineers planning to take on Hkakabo Razi, a peak so treacherous it has been......

 2018-08-14 13:34 

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Fitch affirms Malaysia rating at 'A-', outlook stable...

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 14 — Fitch Ratings has affirmed Malaysia's Long-Term Foreign-Currency Issuer Default Rating (IDR) at 'A-' with a stable outlook supported by solid economic growth and a net external creditor position built up from a rec...

 2018-08-14 13:30 

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Minister: Nepal has approved worker MoU in principle...

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 14 — The government is in discussions with Nepal's government with a view to ironing out issues pertaining to the recruitment of workers from that country. Human Resource Minister M. Kulasegaran disclosed that a memorandum of.....

 2018-08-14 13:25 

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Crop-munching armyworm could threaten millions of farmers in Asia, says UN...

LONDON, Aug 14 — A voracious crop-chomping pest which has wrought havoc in Africa could threaten millions of farmers in Asia, UN experts warned today, as India battles the continent's first reported infestation of fall armyworm. The pest - a......

 2018-08-14 13:21 

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Sri Lanka arrests intel officer over killings...

COLOMBO, Aug 14 —Sri Lankan police today arrested a navy intelligence officer in connection with atrocities committed during the island's bloody civil war, including the assassination of a prominent Tamil politician. Lieutenant commander Sampath...

 2018-08-14 13:20 

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Tan Chong Motor returns to black in Q2...

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 14 — Tan Chong Motor Holdings Bhd returned to the black in the second quarter ended June 30, 2018, with a net profit of RM9.9 million from the previous corresponding quarter's loss of RM26 million. Revenue eased to RM1.08......

 2018-08-14 13:17 

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Powell to keep hiking as US growth trumps Turkish turmoil...

WASHINGTON, Aug 14 — Don't count on a Powell Pause. That's the message seasoned watchers of the Federal Reserve have for any investors hoping that turmoil in Turkey and the wider emerging-market selloff would stay the hand of Chairman Jerome...

 2018-08-14 13:13 

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EU observers saw irregularities but no fraud during Mali vote...

BAMAKO, Aug 14 — European Union observers said today they saw irregularities but not fraud during Mali's presidential run-off, despite opposition accusations that President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita's camp cheated. Results from Sunday's sec...

 2018-08-14 13:10 

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Bird flu outbreak confined to Tuaran, says Sabah Veterinary Dept...

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 14 — The H5N1 flu outbreak in Sabah is well-contained in Kampung Kauluan, Tuaran, and has not spread to any other area, according to the Sabah Veterinary Services Department. Its deputy director (health division), Dr Peter......

 2018-08-14 13:07 

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Babies in prams exposed to over twice as much pollution as adults...

LONDON, Aug 14 — New UK research has found that babies in prams could be exposed to up to 60 per cent more pollution than their caregivers, which could negatively affect their cognitive abilities and brain development. Carried out by researchers......

 2018-08-14 13:06 

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Tesla forms three-member panel to look at any Musk deal...

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 14 — Tesla Inc's board named a special committee of three directors today which will evaluate Elon Musk's proposals to take the company private, although it said it was yet to see a firm offer from the company's chief....

 2018-08-14 13:00 

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Samsung's Note 9 versus iPhone X: Battle of the US$1,000 phones...

NEW YORK, Aug 14 — Samsung Electronics Co unveiled the Galaxy Note 9 in New York on Thursday, the latest iteration of a series of devices that ushered in the "phablet", which are between the size of a phone and tablet. Samsung is banking on ...

 2018-08-14 12:54 

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Trump slams former White House aide Omarosa as 'dog'...

WASHINGTON, Aug 14 — President Donald Trump today lashed out at his former White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman in especially angry terms, slamming her as a "dog" and "crazed" as their mud-slinging match escalated. Manigault......

 2018-08-14 12:53 

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Bus accident in Ecuador kills 22, says official...

QUITO (Ecuador), Aug 14 — Twenty-two people were killed and 18 injured when an inter-country bus crashed outside Ecuador's capital Quito, emergency services said today. Venezuelans and Colombians were among the dead, officials said. The......

 2018-08-14 12:52 

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Group lauds 'milestone' citizenship move...

KOTA KINABALU, Aug 14 — Rights organisation Development of Human Resources for Rural Areas (DHRRA) Malaysia welcomed the government's move to address the rising number of cases involving statelessness in the country, calling it a "milestone&...

 2018-08-14 12:50 

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Russian-made arms in rebel-held east Ukraine, says watchdog...

KIEV, Aug 14 — A security watchdog today said for the first time it had spotted Russian-made weapons in rebel-held areas of eastern Ukraine, despite the Kremlin insisting it has not provided arms in the conflict. The statement from the......

 2018-08-14 12:50 

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AC Milan sign Chelsea midfielder Bakayoko on loan...

LONDON, Aug 14 — AC Milan have signed midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko from Chelsea on loan with the option to make the move permanent at the end of the season, the two clubs said today. The 23-year-old player has joined the Italian top-flight club for.....

 2018-08-14 12:49 

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Mubadala offers to sell US$150m of shares in RHB Bank, say sources...

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 14 — Abu Dhabi sovereign fund Mubadala Investment Company has offered to sell around US$150 million (RM614 million) worth of shares in Malaysia's RHB Bank Bhd in a block trade today, sources familiar with the deal said.......

 2018-08-14 12:46 

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MACC probes minister's political assistant over corruption allegation...

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 14 — The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) is investigating the political assistant of a minister for purportedly accepting RM800,000 from several parties to help solve debt problems and to be cleared of bankrupt......

 2018-08-14 12:41 

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Gender equality goes beyond mere numbers, says Rafidah...

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 14 — Gender equality goes well beyond mere numbers in terms of opportunities for women to advance in their careers, according to former International Trade and Industry Minister Tan Sri Rafidah Aziz. And any quota that is less......

 2018-08-14 12:40 

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TH Plantations puts CEO Zainal Azwar on garden leave...

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 14 — TH Plantations Bhd (THP) today announced that its Chief Executive Officer/Executive Director, Datuk Seri Zainal Azwar Zainal Aminuddin, has been given garden leave commencing from Aug 14, 2018 until further......

 2018-08-14 12:40 

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S.Korea commemorates women forced into Japanese wartime brothels...

SEOUL, Aug 14 — South Korea marked its first "memorial day" today for girls and women forced to work in Japan's wartime brothels, with both of the US allies expressing concern that the emotionally charged issue could undermine their......

 2018-08-14 12:29 

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Good job, but credit goes to us, MIC leader says of PM's citizenship announcement...

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 14 — MIC Youth chief Datuk C. Sivarraajh congratulated the Pakatan Harapan (PH) government over the prime minister's announcement today, that Malaysian permanent residents (PR) over the age of 60 seeking citizenship will be......

 2018-08-14 12:20 

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FX traders are on alert as US dollar intervention risk climbs...

NEW YORK, Aug 14 — Foreign-exchange traders are always scanning the globe for signs of government intervention in the market — but it's rare for them to suspect the world's reserve currency as a candidate. That's changed after US P...

 2018-08-14 12:00 

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'Hijab is like a key': Myanmar blogger battles bias with beauty campaign...

YANGON, August 14 — Muslims in Buddhist-majority Myanmar usually keep a low profile for fear of intimidation, but Win Lae Phyu Sin, one of the community's rare bloggers on beauty care, has gone the other way. The 19-year-old was the centre of......

 2018-08-14 11:59 

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Russia says dollar's days numbered as global trade currency...

ANKARA, Aug 14 — The US dollar's role as a global currency is in decline and Russia has been exploring for some time using national currencies to settle bilateral trade deals with Turkey and other countries, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei......

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