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 2021-09-20 10:58 

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Weekend talking points from La Liga...

MADRID, Sept 20 — Real Madrid leave it late again, champions Atleti are struggling in front of goal, plus will Villarreal ever stop drawing? Here are the talking points from weekend La Liga action. Real Madrid's late shows The league season is.....

 2021-09-20 10:51 

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In Kuala Lumpur, former govt staff and acquaintance plead not guilty to migrant smuggling...

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 20 — A former government contract staff and his female acquaintance were arraigned in the Sessions Court here today on charges of smuggling seven Indonesians. Jafperi Noor, 54, and Rohani, 49, an Indonesian, pleaded not guilty......

 2021-09-20 10:50 

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Ringgit closes lower versus US dollar ahead of Fed meeting...

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 20 — The ringgit slid against the US dollar in the week's first trading day amid jitters ahead of the US Federal Reserve (US Fed) meeting which starts tomorrow. At 6pm, the local note fell to 4.1905/1950 from 4.1700/1730 at......

 2021-09-20 10:43 

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DoE: Hong Kong firm that illegally brought in e-waste into Malaysia fined HK$13,000...

PUTRAJAYA, Sept 20 — A Hong Kong-based company whose container was detained by Malaysian authorities in February this year has been convicted by a Hong Kong court for violating the Waste Disposal Ordinance (WDO). Department of Environment (DoE)......

 2021-09-20 10:36 

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US Fed to reveal new projections with investors on alert for rate liftoff timing...

WASHINGTON, Sept 20 — US Federal Reserve officials will lay bare how soon and how often they think the economy will need interest rates rises over the next three years when they release new forecasts at their policy meeting on Wednesday, with......

 2021-09-20 10:32 

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MAHB opens private Covid-19 health screening facility in KLIA, KLIA2...

SEPANG, Sept 20 — Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) has opened private Covid-19 health screening facilities at eight locations in the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) Main Terminal and KLIA2. Five of the testing facilities are located.....

 2021-09-20 10:32 

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In Putrajaya, teens happy to receive Covid-19 vaccination, can't wait to go back to school...

PUTRAJAYA, Sept 20 — The first group of students who are getting vaccinated under the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme (PICK) for Adolescents here today are excited to receive their first dose jab and cannot wait to go back to school. The......

 2021-09-20 10:23 

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UK government holds emergency meeting over gas prices...

LONDON, Sept 20 — The UK government held an emergency meeting with energy and consumer groups today as the country experiences record gas prices that threaten households with huge bills and suppliers' futures. Prime Minister Boris Johnson sought...

 2021-09-20 10:22 

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Serie A weekend talking points...

MILAN, Sept 20 — Talking points from the weekend's Serie A matches. No Lukaku, no problem for Inter When last term's MVP in Serie A — the league award for the best player of the season — Romelu Lukaku left for English Premier Lea...

 2021-09-20 10:16 

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Former Singapore national footballer 'Mat Noh' dies at 67...

SINGAPORE, Sept 20 — Former Singapore national footballer Mohamed Noh Hussein died today after suffering a heart attack yesterday morning. In its Facebook update, Football Association of Singapore (FAS) said it is deeply saddened to hear about the.....

 2021-09-20 10:03 

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Bursa Malaysia ends in red, KLCI falls 1.33pc...

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 20 — Bursa Malaysia ended today in red for the seventh consecutive session despite foreign investors returning to the market, pushed down by the selling of selected heavyweight counters led by Sime Darby Plantation and Top......

 2021-09-20 09:49 

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Kenya judge: policemen must answer for killing of human rights lawyer...

NAIROBI, Sept 20 — Four police officers and a police informer have a case to answer in the killing of a human rights lawyer, a Kenyan judge ruled today, a rare move in a nation where rights groups have accused the police of hundreds of......

 2021-09-20 09:48 

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Hong Kong police arrest three members of student prisoner, says support group...

HONG KONG, Sept 20 — Hong Kong police arrested today three members of a pro-democracy student group, accusing them of a "conspiracy to incite subversion" including by helping deliver snacks to prisoners with the aim of recruiting followers.....

 2021-09-20 09:46 

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Money-laundering trial: Shafee did not produce proof RM9.5m from Najib was for legal services rendered during MACC questioning, court told...

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 20 — Lawyer Tan Sri Muhammad Shafee Abdullah did not produce any supporting documents as proof upon request by a Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) investigating officer that he had received RM9.5 million from Datuk......

 2021-09-20 09:41 

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MAHB partners Maxis to set up Malaysia's first 5G digital airport...

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 20 — Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) has announced a strategic partnership with Maxis Bhd to co-develop a digital transformation roadmap for "smart airport" operations as part of its Airports 4.0 digitalisation......

 2021-09-20 09:33 

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Global sell-off, BoE uncertainty, gas prices push sterling lower...

LONDON, Sept 20 — Sterling hit a one-month low against the dollar today as a global sell-off prompted by China's struggling Evergrande hit risk-oriented currencies while uncertainties about the Bank of England's monetary policy and surging g...

 2021-09-20 09:33 

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Covid-19 vaccination for 3,150 inmates at two Terengganu prisons starts today, says state health dept...

MARANG, Sept 20 — The Terengganu Health Department today kicked off its vaccination drive for 3,150 inmates at two prisons in the state to prevent the spread of Covid-19 infection among them. Its director Datuk Dr Kasemani Embong said of the......

 2021-09-20 09:29 

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Appeals court dismisses businessman Deepak's bid to reinsate suit against Najib, Rosmah and Azeez Rahim...

PUTRAJAYA, Sept 20 — Carpet Raya Sdn Bhd director JR Deepak Jaikishan and two others today failed to reinstate suit against former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak, his wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor, and Baling MP Datuk Seri Abdul Azeez Abdul.....

 2021-09-20 09:22 

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Khairy: Those entering Malaysia can apply online for Covid-19 home quarantine from Sept 21...

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 20 — Minister of Health Khairy Jamaluddin said fully-vaccinated foreigners and travellers coming or returning to Malaysia can apply for home quarantine prior to their visit to the country. He said the Crisis Preparedness and......

 2021-09-20 09:20 

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Melbourne to buy trains from French firm amid diplomatic spat...

PARIS, Sept 20 — French firm Alstom signed a contract today to provide commuter trains to Melbourne, even as a diplomatic spat between France and Australia over a cancelled submarine deal rages. Alstom said in a statement that it will supply 25......

 2021-09-20 09:16 

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Puchong MP: Will PM revamp MACC and PDRM?...

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 20 — Puchong MP Gobind Singh Deo questioned today if Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob has the political will to overhaul the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) and the Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM),......

 2021-09-20 09:14 

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Singapore education centre apologises to parents, calls off 'roadshows' amid probe into clowns approaching children at primary schools...

SINGAPORE, Sept 20 — Education centre Speech Academy Asia has apologised to parents and called off what it described as "roadshows", shortly after the police said today that they were probing incidents where persons dressed as clowns alleged...

 2021-09-20 09:11 

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Hishammuddin: Interstate travel not part of trimmed SOP...

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 20 — The permission for interstate travel is not part of the trimmed standard operating procedures (SOP) of the National Recovery Plan (PPN), said Senior Defence Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein. He said the decision on......

 2021-09-20 09:08 

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UK meat industry warns some firms have just five days' CO2 supply...

LONDON, Sept 20 — Some of Britain's meat processors will run out of carbon dioxide within five days, forcing them to halt production, the head of the industry's lobby group warned today. A jump in gas prices has forced several domestic energ...

 2021-09-20 08:57 

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China wealth plans threaten European luxury stocks' post-Covid boom...

LONDON, Sept 20 — China's stuttering economic recovery and plans to redistribute wealth threaten to derail Europe's booming luxury sector, leaving many investors apprehensive about buying the stocks even after their sharp August sell-off.......

 2021-09-20 08:55 

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Ex-IGP Hanif Omar, Sinar apologise to Kit Siang, civil suit settled...

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 20 — Lim Kit Siang's defamation suit against Tun Mohammed Hanif Omar and Sinar Karangkraf Sdn Bhd has been settled, after the former Inspector-General of Police and the company apologised to the veteran DAP leader at the High....

 2021-09-20 08:48 

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Kedah to receive 1.4 million doses of Covid-19 vaccine this month, says MB...

ALOR SETAR, Sept 20 — The Kedah government is receiving 1.4 million doses of Covid-19 vaccine this month to be administered to the adult and adolescent population in the state. Mentri Besar Muhammad Sanusi Md Nor said the state government is......

 2021-09-20 08:41 

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Eight killed in shooting at Russian university, says state investigators...

MOSCOW, Sept 20 — A student opened fire at a university in the Russian city of Perm today, killing at least eight people and wounding several, law enforcement said. The gunman was himself killed after the shootings at Perm State University, around.....

 2021-09-20 08:38 

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Cocaine distribution: In Selangor, cops nab seven, seize 174 sacks of drug-processing chemicals worth over RM50m...

SERDANG, Sept 20 — Police have arrested seven individuals suspected of being involved in a syndicate distributing 4.87 kilogrammes (kg) of cocaine and seized 174 sacks containing drug-processing chemicals estimated to be worth over RM50......

 2021-09-20 08:37 

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Rwanda court to rule on case of Rusesabagina, hero of 'Hotel Rwanda'...

KIGALI, Sept 20 — A Rwandan court is expected to rule today in the case of Paul Rusesabagina, a one-time hotel manager portrayed as a hero in a Hollywood film about the 1994 genocide, later accused by Rwanda's authorities of masterminding......

 2021-09-20 08:36 

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Bursa Malaysia continues downtrend at mid-afternoon...

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 20 — Bursa Malaysia extended its downtrend to mid-afternoon, weighed by selling activities in index-linked counters, led by Top Glove and Press Metal. At 3.05pm, the benchmark FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (FBM KLCI) fell 15.79......

 2021-09-20 08:33 

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Dr Mahathir: Don't count forming political coalition post-elections as 'party-hopping'...

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 20 — Establishing a political coalition after an election to subsequently form a ruling government should not be considered as party-hopping, Langkawi MP Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today. In Parliament while debating the......

 2021-09-20 08:25 

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Health Ministry: Daily Covid-19 cases continue downward trajectory in Malaysia, falling to 14,345 today...

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 20 — The Ministry of Health logged 14,345 daily Covid-19 cases today, in a continuing downward trend of new infections that began on September 11. The latest tally brings the total number of cumulative cases since the pandemic......

 2021-09-20 08:18 

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Nazri Aziz: Denying citizenship to children born abroad to Malaysian mothers runs contrary to PM's 'Keluarga Malaysia' concept...

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 20 — The government's continued quest to deny children born abroad citizenship is "medieval" and discriminatory against women, said Datuk Seri Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz. The Padang Rengas MP said the manner by which the...

 2021-09-20 08:18 

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Moody's: Strong demand for Islamic finance to partially offset impact of industry challenges...

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 20 — Strong demand for Islamic finance, which is growing faster than conventional banking, will partially offset the impact from the challenges being faced by the industry, said Moody's Investors Service. Islamic banks'......

 2021-09-20 08:07 

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Covid-19: 216 Johor teachers agree to be vaccinated after meeting with TMJ, says exco...

JOHOR BARU, Sept 20 — The recent meeting and briefing session with Tunku Mahkota of Johor Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim has "opened the eyes" and convinced some teachers who previously rejected the Covid-19 vaccine, to get vaccinated. Johor......

 2021-09-20 08:07 

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Michigan father sues school staff for RM4.1m for trimming his daughter's hair without consent...

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 20 — A Michigan father decided to sue a school employee who trimmed his 7-year-old daughter's hair without his consent. Jimmy Hoffmeyer, sued Mount Pleasant Public Schools' librarian, and a teacher's assistant for US$1...

 2021-09-20 07:51 

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Evergrande contagion fears hit Hong Kong stocks, with default expected...

HONG KONG, Sept 20 — Fears of a contagion from the potential collapse of battered Chinese real estate giant Evergrande sent property shares plunging in Hong Kong today, with the firm expected to default on upcoming interest payments this week. The.....

 2021-09-20 07:51 

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Police in Semporna detain man for alleged involvement in vaccination scam...

SEMPORNA, Sept 20 — The police detained an elderly man at Taman Kanak-Kanak Pekan Semporna here last Friday (Sept 17) after he was suspected of being involved in a Covid-19 vaccination scam. Semporna police chief Supt Farhan Lee......

 2021-09-20 07:48 

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USIM Mega PPV in Negri Sembilan ceases operations...

NILAI, Sept 20 — The Mega Vaccination Centre (PPV) at Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM) here ceased its operation yesterday. USIM deputy vice-chancellor (academic and international) Prof Mohd Radhi Ibrahim said the PPV had......

 2021-09-20 07:35 

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Laos locks down capital as Covid cases hit record high...

BANGKOK, Sept 20 — Reclusive Laos has locked down its capital Vientiane and barred travel between Covid-hit provinces, as cases soared to a record high. The communist country appeared to have escaped the brunt of the pandemic in 2020, and by March.....

 2021-09-20 07:29 

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Hishammuddin: 5,887 students in military camps to get vaccinated...

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 20 — A total of 5,887 students aged between 12 and 17 at schools in military camps nationwide will be vaccinated under the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme (PICK) for Adolescents which kicks off today. Senior......

 2021-09-20 07:14 

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German chancellor candidate to be grilled in fraud probe...

FRANKFURT, Sept 20 — German lawmakers will today quiz Finance Minister Olaf Scholz, the frontrunner in the race to succeed Angela Merkel as chancellor, over an investigation into an anti-money laundering agency overseen by his ministry. Scholz's...

 2021-09-20 07:12 

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Khairy: Covid-19 vaccine supply sufficient for booster dose, adolescent immunisation programme...

PUTRAJAYA, Sept 20 — The supply of Covid-19 vaccine for the booster dose and National COVID-19 Adolescent Immunisation Programme (PICK) is adequate, said Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin. "In terms of supply, God willing, we have......

 2021-09-20 07:04 

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Proposed cable cars won't affect Penang Hill's Unesco biosphere reserve status, says exco...

GEORGE TOWN, Sept 20 — The proposed cable cars for Penang Hill will not affect its recent designation as a Unesco biosphere reserve, said state exco Jagdeep Singh Deo. He said the projects introduced by the government, including the cable car,......

 2021-09-20 07:03 

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Tzu Chi's Food Care project benefits over 100,000 underprivileged individuals across 45 locations in KL and Selangor...

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 20 Tzu Chi Kuala Lumpur and Selangor's Food Care project has benefited over 100,000 underprivileged individuals across 45 locations in KL and Selangor. The initiative came into being after the influx of Covid-19 cases in May......

 2021-09-20 06:52 

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Government mulls allowing interstate tourism, says minister...

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 20 — The government is discussing the possibility of allowing interstate tourism and will announce the decision soon, Tourism, Arts and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Nancy Shukri said today. She said the move was to expedite the......

 2021-09-20 06:46 

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Perak MB Inc plants 75,000 trees in sustainable development push...

IPOH, Sept 20 — Perak Mentri Besar Incorporated (MB Inc) has planted 75,000 trees, including endangered species, around the state from November 2020 to September this year as part of the Perak Tree Planting campaign. Its chief executive officer......

 2021-09-20 06:32 

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Bully learns his lesson after messing with the Brazilian jiu-jitsu world champion...

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 20 — A bully in England who didn't realise the teenager he was teasing was a martial arts world champion, ended up learning a lesson. The Brazilian jiu-jitsu world champion, Alex Williams,16, taught a painful lesson to the......

 2021-09-20 06:21 

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Over 70pc of Labuan's population have received first dose of vaccine...

LABUAN, Sept 20 — Of Labuan's 103,000 population, 73.63 per cent have received at least one dose of Covid-19 vaccine as of Sept 19, while 69.49 per cent are fully vaccinated. Labuan Covid-19 Task Force chairman Rithuan Ismail said the number......

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