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 2021-10-26 02:22 

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Shopping mall shooting in Idaho leaves two dead, four injured...

BOISE (Idaho), Oct 26 — Two people were killed and four others, including a police officer, were injured yesterday in a shooting at a shopping centre in Boise, Idaho, that ended with the lone suspect taken into custody, authorities said. Official......

 2021-10-26 02:13 

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I spoke up now because victims of abuse never forget, says Malaysian Olympic diver Pandelela...

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 26 — A recent revelation about the alleged sexual harassment she had to endure at the hands of her coaches was meant to show her solidarity with other victims, said national Olympian Datuk Pandelela Rinong. The national diver,......

 2021-10-26 02:10 

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Provide Covid-19 self-test kits to all rural households in Sarawak, PSB man urges state govt...

KUCHING, Oct 26 A Parti Sarawak Bersatu (PSB) man has called upon the state government to provide all low-income households in rural Sarawak with free Covid-19 self-test kits. In pointing this out, PSB Mulu pro tem chairman Prof Son Radu......

 2021-10-26 02:03 

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Ringgit opens lower against US dollar...

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 26 The ringgit opened easier against the greenback today, on a lack of market catalysts, said a dealer. At 9.02am, the local currency depreciated to 4.1505/1535 versus the greenback from 4.1480/1510 at yesterday's close. The......

 2021-10-26 01:52 

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Bursa Malaysia opens slightly higher...

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 26 Bursa Malaysia's key index opened slightly higher on Tuesday in line with stronger Wall Street performance overnight. At 9.05am, the benchmark FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (FBM KLCI) gained 0.68 of-a-point to 1,588.62 from......

 2021-10-26 01:47 

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Najib gets all clear from three High Court judges to have passport back Oct 25-Dec 6...

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 26 — Three separate judges in the High Court who were hearing Datuk Seri Najib Razak's criminal trials today allowed his application for his passport to be released from October 25 until December 6, to enable his Singapore......

 2021-10-26 01:43 

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FTSE 100 ends higher on oil, mining boost; HSBC hits four-month high...

LONDON, Oct 26 London's blue-chip index gained yesterday as higher commodity prices lifted oil and mining stocks, while shares in HSBC rose after the Asia-focussed bank reported a higher-than-expected profit. The FTSE 100 ended 0.3 per cent......

 2021-10-26 01:15 

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Singapore court fines man S$3,500 for punching, kicking abdomen of pregnant girlfriend, now his fiance...

SINGAPORE, Oct 26 — During an argument with his pregnant girlfriend over whether to keep or abort their baby, a 24-year-old man repeatedly punched and kicked her abdomen and face, causing multiple bruises and a possible bone fracture. Shawn Tan......

 2021-10-26 01:08 

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HSA: More than S$2m worth of electronic vaporisers and components seized in Singapore, largest seizure to date...

SINGAPORE, Oct 26 — More than S$2 million (RM6.16 million) worth of electronic vaporisers and components have been seized through an operation by the Health Sciences Authority (HSA), in what is the largest seizure of tobacco products it has......

 2021-10-26 01:06 

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Tokyo stocks open higher following US gains...

TOKYO, Oct 26 Tokyo stocks opened higher today, boosted by gains in US shares that hit record highs as Tesla topped US$1 trillion (RM4.15 trillion) in value. The benchmark Nikkei 225 index gained 1.09 per cent, or 312.84 points, to 28,913.25 in......

 2021-10-26 01:02 

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Measures to prevent Covid-19 spike during Melaka election among focus in Parliament today...

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 26 As the Melaka State Election approaches, the measures to be taken by the government to prevent Covid-19 case spike in the state like what happened after the Sabah election last year, will be among the focus at today's......

 2021-10-26 00:57 

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Malaysia sees 92 more Covid-19 deaths, overall tally now at 28,492...

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 26 — The Ministry of Health recorded 92 new Covid-19 related deaths at midnight, doubling yesterday's figure of 46 deaths. According to data released on the CovidNow portal, 11 of the new deaths were of people who died before.....

 2021-10-26 00:33 

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'Rust' shooting: Assistant director previously sacked over gun safety...

LOS ANGELES, Oct 26 — The assistant director who handed Alec Baldwin the loaded weapon that killed a cinematographer had been sacked from a previous production for gun safety violations, the company said Monday. The news came as it was reported......

 2021-10-26 00:14 

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Picasso masterpieces fetch US$108.9m at Sotheby's auction...

LAS VEGAS, Oct 26 Eleven masterpieces by Pablo Picasso fetched US$108.9 million (RM452 million) at a Sotheby's auction in Las Vegas on Saturday. The works went under the hammer at the Bellagio hotel and casino, known for its extensive art......

 2021-10-26 00:05 

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Investigators still seeking key answers in Alec Baldwin shooting case...

SANTA FE, Oct 26 — Authorities investigating the movie-set shooting by Alec Baldwin will ask for a ballistics analysis they hope will help answer the key question of what type of material was discharged from the gun that killed a cinematographer.......

 2021-10-26 00:01 

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Raise a glass to sparkling mead...

PARIS, Oct 26 Water, honey... and bubbles! That's the recipe for a brand-new drink that refreshes an age-old tipple dating back to ancient times. What's different about this 2021 take on mead is the addition of a light fizz, as well as a lower......

 2021-10-25 23:59 

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Injured Federer slides further down rankings...

PARIS, Oct 26 — Former men's tennis world number one Roger Federer dropped a further four places in the latest ATP rankings yesterday to 15th having exited the top 10 last week. The 40-year-old Swiss is side-lined with a right knee injury and......

 2021-10-25 23:51 

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SAS shares tumble as CEO says airline 'fighting for survival'...

STOCKHOLM, Oct 26 Shares in Scandinavian airline SAS dropped yesterday after its chief executive said the company was fighting for its survival and must cut costs. "When I see what the market looks like today, how our clients are changing, and......

 2021-10-25 23:50 

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No police action over Saudi protest banner by Palace fans...

LONDON, Oct 26 — Metropolitan Police said yesterday no further action will be taken after an investigation into a banner unveiled by Crystal Palace fans protesting the Saudi-led takeover of Newcastle. The banner, on display at Selhurst Park during.....

 2021-10-25 23:50 

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US judge sets deadline for Prince Andrew's testimony in accuser's lawsuit...

NEW YORK, Oct 26 — Britain's Prince Andrew must make himself available to answer questions under oath by next July 14 in a civil lawsuit by a woman who accused him of sexually abusing her when she was a teenager. US District Judge Lewis Kaplan.....

 2021-10-25 23:49 

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Primary school teacher in Selangau becomes first Sarawakian to win Global Teacher Award...

KUCHING, Oct 26 A teacher's innovative way of teaching English not only to her pupils, but also to the local community, has earned her the honour of being the first Sarawakian to win the Global Teacher Award 2021. Tessy Rijem, 30, who......

 2021-10-25 23:37 

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Italian FA to probe Roma fans' racist chant at Osimhen...

MILAN, Oct 26 — The Italian Football Federation said yesterday that it will be investigating a racist chant directed at Victor Osimhen by Roma fans during their goalless draw with Napoli at the weekend. The FIGC said in its statement that a......

 2021-10-25 23:37 

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US envoy says Iran nuclear deal effort is at 'critical phase'...

WASHINGTON, Oct 26 — Efforts to revive the 2015 Iran nuclear deal are at a "critical phase" and Tehran's reasons for avoiding talks are wearing thin, a US official said yesterday while raising the possibility of further diplomacy even if...

 2021-10-25 23:34 

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Petrol price hits record high at UK pumps...

LONDON, Oct 26 The price of petrol in Britain hit a record high of 149.94 pence (RM8.51) per litre, the RAC motoring organisation said yesterday. The previous record at the pumps, set in April 2012, was broken on Sunday as global oil prices rise......

 2021-10-25 23:33 

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Turkey and West climb down from brink of biggest diplomatic crisis...

ANKARA, Oct 26 — Turkey and its Western allies climbed down from a full-blown diplomatic crisis yesterday after foreign embassies said that they abide by diplomatic conventions on non-interference, averting a threatened expulsion of 10......

 2021-10-25 23:28 

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Sarawak minister Abdul Karim says he prefers no open campaign, no open rally for state polls...

KUCHING, Oct 26 Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture Datuk Seri Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah calls for no open campaign and no open rally to facilitate the next Sarawak election. "No open campaigning or no open rally does not mean that democracy......

 2021-10-25 23:24 

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S&P 500, Dow close at new highs as Facebook starts heavy earnings week...

NEW YORK, Oct 26 The Dow Industrials and S&P 500 closed at record highs yesterday, as earnings season kicked in to high gear in one of the heaviest reporting weeks of the quarter with bellwethers in multiple sectors poised to announce......

 2021-10-25 23:23 

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Seven killed, 140 hurt in protests against Sudan military coup...

KHARTOUM, Oct 26 — Sudan's military seized power from a transitional government yesterday and a health ministry official said seven people were killed by gunfire and 140 injured in clashes between soldiers and street protesters. The leader of......

 2021-10-25 23:12 

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Global stocks gain as upbeat Wall Street earnings lift outlook...

NEW YORK, Oct 26 Global stocks rose and Treasury yields dipped yesterday with major Wall Street benchmarks hitting fresh records, buoyed by a robust start to the US corporate earnings season and an improving economic outlook. A large proportion......

 2021-10-25 23:10 

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Apple likely to face DoJ antitrust suit, says report...

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 26 The US Department of Justice (DoJ) has accelerated its two-year-old antitrust probe on Apple Inc in the last several months, increasing the likelihood of a lawsuit, the Information reported yesterday. Lawyers for the DoJ......

 2021-10-25 23:06 

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Tesla tops US$1t in market value as Hertz deal fuels latest surge...

NEW YORK, Oct 26 Tesla became the latest US tech giant to hit US$1 trillion (RM4.15 trillion) in market value yesterday as investors cheered a large order from Hertz and shrugged off criticism from a US auto safety official. Shares of Elon......

 2021-10-25 23:06 

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Barcelona to play Boca Juniors in friendly tribute to Maradona...

SAO PAULO, Oct 25 — Spanish club Barcelona will play Argentine giants Boca Juniors in a December tribute match to mark the one year-anniversary of the death of their former player Diego Maradona, the two clubs announced yesterday. "FC Barcelona....

 2021-10-25 22:59 

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Recognising Myanmar junta won't stop violence, says outgoing UN envoy...

NEW YORK, Oct 26 — Recognising Myanmar's junta as the country's government would not stop growing violence, the outgoing United Nations special envoy on Myanmar said yesterday, warning such a move would push the country toward instability an...

 2021-10-25 22:50 

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'Facebook Papers' hit as platform reports billions in profit...

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 26 Facebook announced over US$9 billion (RM37.4 billion) in quarterly profits yesterday, hours after a US news collective published a deluge of withering reports arguing the company prioritises its growth over people's safety.......

 2021-10-25 22:39 

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KL mayor: Changes in Federal Hill part and parcel of city evolution...

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 26 Even as concerned Kuala Lumpur residents continue to push for the authorities to preserve Bukit Persekutuan, KL Mayor Datuk Seri Mahadi Che Ngha has clarified City Hall's position on the matter. Mahadi said the residents as......

 2021-10-25 15:51 

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Allegation of CIA 'murder' plot is game-changer in Assange extradition hearing, fiancee says...

LONDON, Oct 25 —The partner of Julian Assange said today a media report that the CIA had plotted to kill or kidnap the WikiLeaks founder was a game-changer in his fight against extradition from Britain to the United States. US authorities will......

 2021-10-25 15:43 

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Verstappen has stronger hand in F1 title thriller, says Hamilton...

AUSTIN, Oct 25 — Lewis Hamilton will not give up his world crown lightly, but the seven-time Formula One champion says the thrilling title duel with Max Verstappen could swing further away from him in the next two races. Hamilton trails the......

 2021-10-25 15:43 

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Swiatek, Badosa to make WTA Finals debut next month...

LONDON, Oct 25 — Poland's Iga Swiatek and Spaniard Paula Badosa will make their WTA Finals debut next month after booking their spots for the season-ending tournament in Guadalajara, Mexico, the women's tour said today. Swiatek, last year...

 2021-10-25 15:28 

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MCMC says optimisation work on communication towers begins in Padang Besar...

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 25 — Optimisation work on two communication towers to provide better Internet coverage to residents in Kampung Seri Kesinai Padang Besar, Perlis began today and is expected to be completed on November 8. In a statement, the......

 2021-10-25 15:15 

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Plantation Industries and Commodities Ministry continues to monitor anti-palm oil campaign, says deputy minister...

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 25 — The Ministry of Plantation Industries and Commodities (MPIC) has continued to take the anti-palm oil campaign in the west seriously and is constantly monitoring the legal developments that could have a negative impact on the.....

 2021-10-25 14:49 

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Singapore Covid-19 patients with mild symptoms urged by health ministry, civil defence force to refrain from calling 995...

SINGAPORE, Oct 25 — Around one in five 995 calls made between Oct 15 and 21 were from Covid-19 patients, most of whom did not suffer from life-threatening or emergency conditions, the authorities said today. In a joint statement, the Ministry of......

 2021-10-25 14:45 

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Russian hackers behind fresh US cyberattack, says Microsoft...

WASHINGTON, Oct 25 — The state-backed Russian hacking group that carried out last year's massive SolarWinds cyberattacks is behind a new and ongoing assault against US and European targets, Microsoft said today. The software giant's Threat.....

 2021-10-25 14:45 

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Cops arrest bank officer in Cheras over seven CBT cases amounting to RM4m...

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 25 — A bank officer was arrested in a raid in Cheras on September 21 over his suspected involvement in seven criminal breach of trust and embezzlement cases amounting to about RM4 million. Bukit Aman Commercial Crimes......

 2021-10-25 14:45 

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Italy reports 30 coronavirus deaths today, 2,535 new cases...

MILAN, Oct 25 — Italy reported 30 coronavirus-related deaths today against 24 the day before, the health ministry said, while the daily tally of new infections fell to 2,535 from 3,725. Italy has registered 131,856 deaths linked to Covid-19 since......

 2021-10-25 14:39 

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Man Utd thrashing by Liverpool 'was coming', says Shaw...

MANCHESTER, Oct 25 — Luke Shaw believes Manchester United's players have to take responsibility for a series of embarrassing results as manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer fights for his job following yesterday's 5-0 thrashing at home to Liverpool....

 2021-10-25 14:38 

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Feels like America has accepted Formula One, says Hamilton...

AUSTIN, Oct 25 — Lewis Hamilton had to settle for second but Formula One's most successful driver said yesterday's US Grand Prix in Austin still felt like a breakthrough for his sport. The race day crowd of 140,000 at the Circuit of the......

 2021-10-25 14:35 

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Finas says community-themed Malaysian films to be screened abroad...

IPOH, Oct 25 — The National Film Development Corporation Malaysia (Finas) will collaborate with Wisma Putra to screen films with elements of community and nationhood abroad which is expected to happen next year. Its chairman Zakaria Abdul Hamid......

 2021-10-25 14:08 

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Why only bring up sexual harassment now? Sports minister asks Olympian diver Pandelela...

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 25 — Youth and Sports Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Faizal Azumu has today downplayed Olympian diver Pandelela Rinong's revelation of alleged sexual harassment by one of her former coaches. In a report by Free Malaysia Today (FMT),...

 2021-10-25 13:46 

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Five candidates to replace Solskjaer as manager of Man Utd...

MANCHESTER, Oct 15 — Manchester United's historic 5-0 thrashing at the hands of fierce rivals Liverpool has left manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer clinging to his job despite signing a new three-year deal just three months ago. Solskjaer has failed.....

 2021-10-25 13:45 

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Selangor MACC arrests GLC executive, two others for misuse of power...

SHAH ALAM, Oct 25 — The Selangor branch of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has arrested three individuals, including a government-linked company (GLC) executive, for allegedly abusing their authority in the company's project......

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