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 2020-09-29 23:57 

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N. Korea says 'faults' found in anti-epidemic work amid controversy over slain S. Korean...

SEOUL, Sept 30 — North Korea has discovered unspecified "faults" in its anti-epidemic measures, state media said today, amid controversy over the death of a South Korean man whom Pyongyang said was killed to prevent the coronavirus. North......

 2020-09-29 23:56 

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Economists: Britons would pay more tax for a fairer society as Covid-19 exposes inequality...

LONDON, Sept 30 Britons would be happy to pay higher taxes for a fairer, more caring and gender-equal society as the coronavirus pandemic transforms people's views about the world they want to live in, economists said today. In a major report to......

 2020-09-29 23:50 

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Wall Street closes lower, ending three-day rally ahead of US presidential debate...

NEW YORK, Sept 30 Wall Street closed lower yesterday, snapping a three-day winning streak as investors took money off the table hours before the first US presidential debate. All three major US stock indexes lost ground. In a reversal from......

 2020-09-29 23:45 

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WTO backs EU tariffs on US$4b US goods over Boeing subsidies, say sources...

WASHINGTON, Sept 30 The World Trade Organisation (WTO) has authorised the European Union to slap tariffs on US goods worth US$4 billion (RM16.6 billion) to retaliate against subsidies for US planemaker Boeing Co, people familiar with the matter......

 2020-09-29 23:29 

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Is Snapchat the new playing field for political campaigns?...

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 30 — Those of you who believe that Snapchat is only useful for sending short-lived messages, think again. Politicians are increasingly using the app for electioneering. Question-and-answer sessions, amusing filters in......

 2020-09-29 23:25 

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Money market turmoil in March shows past reforms may be insufficient, says US Treasury official...

WASHINGTON, Sept 30 Turmoil in money market mutual funds sparked by the coronavirus pandemic shows that decade-old reforms to the US$4.4 trillion (RM18.3 trillion) industry may not be enough to avert major outflows during a future crisis, Deputy......

 2020-09-29 23:25 

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Kuwait's new ruler to seek stability among fractious, powerful neighbours...

DUBAI, Sept 30 — Kuwait's new ruler in waiting may find it harder than his predecessor to uphold his country's mediating role between rival Gulf powers, if only because he lacks his late brother's decades of experience as a conciliator i...

 2020-09-29 23:25 

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Mourinho bemoans 'dangerous' schedule as Spurs see off Chelsea...

LONDON, Sept 30 — Jose Mourinho believes players are being put in danger by the football authorities after Tottenham beat Chelsea 5-4 on penalties to progress to the quarter-finals of the League Cup after a 1-1 draw. Mourinho's men were playing....

 2020-09-29 23:25 

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Messi says he wants to 'put an end' to Barcelona feuding...

BARCELONA, Sept 30 — Lionel Messi called for "an end" to arguments at Barcelona as he urged unity at the club he tried to leave before the season. The Barcelona captain spoke to Barcelona newspaper Sport in an interview published online late...

 2020-09-29 23:24 

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Global equities slip, bonds rise ahead of US presidential debate...

NEW YORK, Sept 30 Global equity benchmarks slid and government bonds inched higher yesterday as investors remained hesitant ahead of the first US presidential debate and watched for progress in talks for further fiscal stimulus in Washington.......

 2020-09-29 23:21 

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'Rocky' and 'Legally Blonde' to get the 'films in concert' treatment (VIDEO)...

LOS ANGELES, Sept 30 — Next summer, fans of Rocky and its iconic soundtrack will be able to enjoy concerts performed by a live orchestra, according to an announcement from Metro Goldwyn Mayer and TCG Entertainment. Hit singles from the six Rocky......

 2020-09-29 23:17 

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Biden discloses tax returns before debate, prods Trump to release his...

CLEVELAND, Sept 30 — Hours before his first debate with President Donald Trump, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden yesterday released his 2019 tax returns and his campaign called on Trump, who has come under fire for not releasing his......

 2020-09-29 23:16 

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LeBron says 'bubble' season the toughest challenge of career...

ORLANDO, Sept 30 — LeBron James says leading the Los Angeles Lakers into the NBA Finals after nearly three months inside the league's "bubble" in Orlando ranks as the biggest challenge of his career. The 35-year-old superstar is readying...

 2020-09-29 23:13 

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Disney to lay off about 28,000 parks unit employees due to Covid-19 hit...

LOS ANGELES, Sept 30 Walt Disney Co said yesterday it will lay off roughly 28,000 employees, mostly at its US theme parks, where attendance has been crushed by the coronavirus pandemic, especially in California where Disneyland remains closed.......

 2020-09-29 23:10 

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Singapore ministry to restrict proxies at general meetings for en bloc sales to 'minimise risk of abuse'...

SINGAPORE, Sept 30 — The number of unit owners a proxy can represent at general meetings for en bloc sales of private property will be capped from January next year to "minimise the risk of proxy abuse," the Ministry of Law (MinLaw) said.......

 2020-09-29 23:08 

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World Bank wants US$12b for virus vaccine in poor nations...

WASHINGTON, Sept 30 The World Bank yesterday said it has asked its board of directors to approve US$12 billion (RM49.8 billion) to help poor countries purchase and distribute eventual vaccines against Covid-19. The bank has already implemented......

 2020-09-29 23:01 

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Outrage in India as low-caste teen dies after gang rape...

NEW DELHI, Sept 30 — A Dalit teenager allegedly raped by four upper-caste men died of her injuries yesterday, sparking outrage from Indian activists, politicians and Bollywood stars. India's 200 million low-caste "untouchable"; Dalits hav...

 2020-09-29 22:59 

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Getafe grab top spot in Liga after Angel strikes twice...

MADRID, Sept 30 — Getafe jumped to the top of La Liga yesterday night with a 3-0 victory at home to Betis, dislodging Valencia who had moved into first earlier in the evening. Both Getafe and Valencia have seven points after the opening games in......

 2020-09-29 22:59 

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Man City seal 62m deal for Ruben Dias...

LONDON, Sept 30 — Manchester City announced the signing of Portuguese international centre-back Ruben Dias on a six-year deal from Benfica yesterday in the hope of solving the defensive problems that have dogged Pep Guardiola's side over the......

 2020-09-29 22:11 

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When your sadness comes, like snow, with the season...

SEPTEMBER 30 — Japanese actress Yuko Takeuchi passed unexpectedly last Sunday. Her death is a tragedy but what is also tragic to me is how callously media from her own country reported her death, blaring "suicide" in the headlines and......

 2020-09-29 21:42 

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In olive branch, pundits say Anwar seeking to curb threat and ride on Muyhiddin's popularity...

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 30 — Political analysts saw Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin's popularity as a major obstacle to Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim's bid to take over as prime minister and a possible motive for the PKR president to offer the former a......

 2020-09-29 16:05 

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Djokovic crushes Ymer to start French Open campaign...

PARIS, Sept 29 — Novak Djokovic got his quest for an 18th Grand Slam title back on track as he commenced his French Open campaign with a drama-free 6-0 6-2 6-3 victory over Mikael Ymer yesterday. Little over three weeks since Djokovic was......

 2020-09-29 15:49 

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Fulham boss Parker criticises owner over apology to fans...

LONDON, Sept 29 — Fulham coach Scott Parker said today he was "disappointed4; owner Tony Khan had apologised for his team's performance after their 3-0 Premier League defeat by Aston Villa. Khan tweeted his apologies following yesterday&#...

 2020-09-29 15:47 

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US September consumer confidence jumps more than 15 points to 101.8...

WASHINGTON, Sept 29 — US consumer confidence jumped to 101.8 in September, The Conference Board reported today, ending months of decline with a 15 point-plus gain from August despite no new federal stimulus. Indices measuring consumers'......

 2020-09-29 15:45 

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Hamilton offers veiled apology after F1 accusations...

LONDON, Sept 29 — Lewis Hamilton has offered a veiled apology for his claim that Formula One bosses are singling him out after he was hit with a 10-second penalty at the Russian Grand Prix. Hamilton's bid to match Michael Schumacher's record...

 2020-09-29 15:43 

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New York City to fine people who refuse to wear mask as Covid-19 positive rate rises...

NEW YORK, Sept 29 — New York City will impose fines on people who refuse to wear a face covering as the rate of positive tests for the novel coronavirus climbed above 3 per cent for the first time in months, Mayor Bill de Blasio said today.......

 2020-09-29 15:40 

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Public Services Commission: Covid-19 pandemic not affecting public sector recruitment...

GEORGE TOWN, Sept 29 — The Covid-19 pandemic will not affect the recruitment of public sector employees, Public Services Commission (PSC) chairman Tan Sri Zainal Rahim Seman said. He said annually, the PSC had been recruiting about 13,000 to......

 2020-09-29 15:24 

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New Batman story to debut on Spotify podcast in 2021...

SEPT 29 — An original story about Batman alter-ego Bruce Wayne will debut next year as a podcast series on the Spotify streaming service, the producers announced today. Called "Batman Unburied," the series is the first being developed throug...

 2020-09-29 15:10 

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UiTM embraces new norms, introduces convocation by appointment only...

SHAH ALAM, Sept 29 — Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) is introducing the awarding of diplomas and degrees by appointment to ensure the safety, health, welfare and comfort (4K) of graduates, parents and all involved due to the Covid-19 pandemic.......

 2020-09-29 15:05 

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Dow, S&P 500 dip ahead of US presidential debate...

NEW YORK, Sept 29 — The Dow edged lower in opening trading today as markets await the first US presidential debate amid partisan warring over a Supreme Court nomination and another federal stimulus package. About 20 minutes into trading, the Dow......

 2020-09-29 14:59 

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Berrettini leads impressive Italian charge in Paris...

PARIS, Sept 29 — No Italian man has won a singles Grand Slam title in 44 years, but Matteo Berrettini is now leading the charge to become the country's successor to Adriano Panatta, the 1976 French Open champion. Seventh seed Berrettini was......

 2020-09-29 14:55 

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Spain extends Covid furlough scheme to January...

MADRID, Sept 29 — Spain today agreed a last-minute extension of a scheme supporting hundreds of thousands of workers furloughed due to Covid-19, as part of a broader social protection package. Spain is the European country with the highest number......

 2020-09-29 14:52 

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France arrests 29 in anti-terror Syria financing sting...

PARIS, Sept 29 — French police today arrested 29 people in a sting operation targeting a network of terror financing for jihadists in Syria, prosecutors said. The network, active since 2019, mostly operated via the purchase of crypto-currency......

 2020-09-29 14:51 

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UK, Canada impose sanctions on Belarus President Lukashenko...

LONDON, Sept 29 — Britain and Canada today slapped sanctions on Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko, his son and senior figures in the regime for a string of alleged human rights violations. Lukashenko and seven other individuals will be......

 2020-09-29 14:50 

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Spurs goalkeeping coach Santos given touchline ban for improper conduct...

LONDON, Sept 29 — Tottenham Hotspur's goalkeeping coach Nuno Santos has been banned from the dugout for one game for improper conduct in Sunday's 1-1 Premier League draw with Newcastle United, the Football Association (FA) said today. The FA...

 2020-09-29 14:50 

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Kuwait's ruler Emir Sheikh Sabah dies, reports state TV...

KUWAIT, Sept 29 — Kuwait's ruling Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah has died said an official statement read out on state television today. Sheikh Sabah, 91, had ruled the Gulf Arab oil producer and US ally since 2006 and steered its foreign.....

 2020-09-29 14:41 

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Weibo parent Sina and search engine Sogou latest to delist from US...

BEIJING, Sept 29 — The parent company of China's vast Weibo platform and one of the country's biggest search engines have announced plans to delist from US stock markets in deals totalling over US$6 billion as relations between Washington an...

 2020-09-29 14:40 

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Bayern's Sane to miss Super Cup, Alaba doubtful...

BERLIN, Sept 29 — Bayern Munich winger Leroy Sane will miss tomorrow's domestic Super Cup against Borussia Dortmund with a knee injury while defender David Alaba is doubtful, coach Hansi Flick said today. Bayern, who won four titles this year,.....

 2020-09-29 14:40 

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Ostapenko gets first French Open win since 2017 title...

PARIS, Sept 29 — Jelena Ostapenko said she believes she can return to the world's top 10 with a little more consistency in her game after securing her first French Open victory since lifting the trophy in 2017. The Latvian, 23, blasted 46......

 2020-09-29 14:27 

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Hazard 'ready' for Madrid return, says Zidane...

MADRID, Sept 29 — Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane said today Belgium's Eden Hazard is set to return to play after missing the opening two games of the La Liga season with an ankle problem. Hazard last played for the Spanish champions in......

 2020-09-29 14:23 

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Insufficient capacity dampens air cargo in August, says IATA...

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 29 — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has released data for global air freight markets in August, noting slow improvements due to lack of capacity. IATA director general and chief executive officer Alexandre de.....

 2020-09-29 14:20 

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Bellerin pleads for patience as Arsenal build 'new identity'...

LONDON, Sept 29 — Hector Bellerin said Arsenal are building a new identity under Mikel Arteta and will not be knocked off course by setbacks such as Monday's 3-1 defeat at Liverpool. The London side enjoyed just 34 per cent of possession at......

 2020-09-29 14:17 

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Heat scorch Celtics to reach NBA Finals clash with Lakers...

MIAMI, Sept 29 — The Miami Heat poured it on in the fourth quarter to beat the Boston Celtics 125-113 on Sunday and book a NBA Finals showdown with the Los Angeles Lakers. The Heat, NBA champions in 2006, 2012 and 2013, reached the championship......

 2020-09-29 14:15 

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Badminton chief defends calendar changes after outcry...

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 29 — Badminton's ruling body today defended postponing the season's finale until January — a decision that has sparked an outcry from players — saying it was the "best possible solution" given the coron...

 2020-09-29 14:11 

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USM urges students from Sabah, red zones to postpone return to campus...

GEORGE TOWN, Sept 29 — Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) has advised all students coming from Sabah and other Covid-19 red zones to postpone their return trip to the campus as the placements for those requiring quarantine on campus are very limited......

 2020-09-29 14:11 

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Maybank branches open till 7pm tomorrow for repayment assistance applications...

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 29 — Malayan Banking Bhd (Maybank) branches nationwide, except for those in the red zones, will continue to remain open until 7 pm tomorrow (Wednesday) to provide customers added convenience to enquire and apply for Repayment......

 2020-09-29 14:01 

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Beyond Meat triples distribution of plant-based burgers at Walmart stores...

SEPT 29 — Beyond Meat Inc said today its burger patties will be available at more than 2,400 Walmart Inc stores from next week, as it triples distribution with the retailer to tap into the growing demand for its plant-based meat products during......

 2020-09-29 14:01 

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Passengers arriving from Sabah satisfied with Covid-19 screening process at KLIA...

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 29 — Passengers returning from Sabah are generally satisfied with the treatment and services provided, during the Covid-19 screening process at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA). Although some passengers had to wait......

 2020-09-29 13:51 

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Hungary says new EU proposal on rule of law conditions 'unacceptable'...

BUDAPEST, Sept 29 — Hungary considers a new proposal by the European Union presidency to tie future EU aid to rule of law conditions "unacceptable," Hungarian Justice Minister Judit Varga said on Facebook today. Varga said the proposal, made...

 2020-09-29 13:51 

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British regulator to review Taiwan-China bird spat...

TAIPEI, Sept 29 — Britain's charity regulator said today it was investigating a British bird conservation group that cut ties with a Taiwanese counterpart because it refused to promise in writing not to use terms that represent the island as......

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