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 2018-12-15 00:27 

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Liverpool's Salah retains BBC African Footballer of the Year award...

LONDON, Dec 15 Liverpool and Egypt striker Mohamed Salah has capped a sparkling 2018 for club and country by winning the prestigious BBC African Footballer of the Year Award for the second time in a row. "It's a great feeling to win again. I'm...

 2018-12-15 00:20 

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Nissan probe into Ghosn trains lens on 'CEO Reserve' fund, Dutch unit...

YOKOHAMA, Dec 15 Nissan Motor Co Ltd investigators are examining former Chairman Carlos Ghosn's use of an internal "CEO Reserve" fund and the role of subsidiaries in the Netherlands and other countries as part of a probe into alleged......

 2018-12-15 00:12 

Malay Mail Online

Global growth worry hits stocks, but US data lifts dollar...

NEW YORK, Dec 15 A gauge of global stocks tumbled yesterday after weak economic data from China and Europe intensified global growth worries as investors weighed the broader impact of the trade dispute between the United States and China. Euro......

 2018-12-14 23:58 

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Mindef receives RM15.37b allocation for next year...

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 15 The budget allocation for the Defence Ministry (Mindef) has been increased to RM15.37 billion for next year after receiving additional RM1.45 billion for its operating expenditure (OE) from the Finance Ministry. According to......

 2018-12-14 23:51 

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Zainuddin Maidin's remains brought home to Putrajaya...

PUTRAJAYA, Dec 15 The remains of former information minister Tan Sri Zainuddin Maidin was taken home to his residence at Precinct 10 here, after being bathed and shrouded at Serdang Hospital. According to his youngest child, Zaidan, 38,......

 2018-12-14 23:47 

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Guardiola: De Bruyne's injury woe could be blessing in disguise...

MANCHESTER, Dec 15 Kevin De Bruyne's injury problems this season may turn out to be a blessing in disguise because they allowed him to recover from an exhausting 12 months, manager Pep Guardiola said yesterday. De Bruyne has suffered two......

 2018-12-14 23:42 

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Macron visits Strasbourg as police probe potential accomplices...

STRASBOURG, Dec 15 — French President Emmanuel Macron visited Strasbourg yesterday, a day after police shot dead a gunman who killed four people at the city's Christmas market, as investigators probe whether the jihadist had any accomplices.......

 2018-12-14 23:42 

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South Korea's 'Clean Up' takes Macao film festival's top honour...

MACAO, Dec 15 — South Korean psychological drama Clean Up edged Danish thriller The Guilty for the top award of Best Film at the 2018 International Film Festival & Awards Macao (IFFAM) here last night, despite the latter......

 2018-12-14 23:37 

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Malaysia's campaign in BWF World Tour Finals ends...

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 15 Malaysia's campaign in the 2018 BWF World Tour Finals fizzled out after Chan Peng Soon-Goh Liu Ying suffered their second defeat in Guangzhou, China, yesterday. Peng Soon-Liu Ying pair, the 2016 Rio Olympic silver medallist......

 2018-12-14 23:33 

Malay Mail Online

Nations still worlds apart at crunch UN climate summit...

KATOWICE (Poland), Dec 15 — Nations at UN climate talks were haggling yesterday over the world's plan to avert disaster as they picked through a draft text presented by host Poland that exposed several sources of disagreement. Negotiators told.....

 2018-12-14 23:32 

Malay Mail Online

Trump team defends Saudi ties after Senate rebuke on Yemen...

WASHINGTON, Dec 15 — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo yesterday again defended US ties with Saudi Arabia on national security grounds after the Senate voted to end support to the kingdom's war in Yemen. In a rare rebuke of President Donald Trump,....

 2018-12-14 23:25 

Malay Mail Online

A beautiful dream you wish would never end...

DECEMBER 15 No matter how good your Internet connection is, and no matter how good your movie hunting/downloading skills might be, one of the biggest disadvantages to being a cinephile based in Malaysia is that it's really hard to see certain......

 2018-12-14 23:17 

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Past Tun Dr Siti Hasmah Award winner Dr Lee remains a force in treating HIV/AIDS...

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 15 After 25 years, Datuk Dr Christopher Lee is more or less an institution by himself in the world of HIV/AIDS treatment and care. He remains at the forefront of charting the direction of infectious diseases in the country and......

 2018-12-14 23:13 

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Actor Aaron Aziz wants to continue spreading awareness on HIV among younger generation...

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 15 As a father of three, actor Datuk Aaron Aziz is mindful of the younger generation and their future contributions to the nation. "For me, they are the most important. With them, when they are teenagers, they are at a......

 2018-12-14 23:09 

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Nik Omar named new Yadim chief...

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 15 — Parti Amanah Negara member and 14th general election candidate Nik Omar Nik Abdul Aziz has been appointed the new president of the missionary group Islamic Dakwah Foundation of Malaysia (Yadim), effective December 1. The......

 2018-12-14 23:06 

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Protesters, police clash in Hungary for third straight night...

BUDAPEST, Dec 15 — Anti-government demonstrations in Budapest yesterday ended in clashes for a consecutive third night between police and protesters angry at Prime Minister Viktor Orban's controversial new laws on workers rights and the judicial...

 2018-12-14 22:59 

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Is Malaysia really intruding into Singaporean waters?...

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 15 Since early this month, Singaporean ministers have made fiery claims that Malaysia "encroached" on their country's territorial waters by extending the Johor Baru port limits and of Malaysian vessels "intruding"......

 2018-12-14 15:59 

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One of Khashoggi killers said 'I know how to cut' on audio, says Erdogan...

ISTANBUL, Dec 14 — One of the killers of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was heard saying "I know how to cut" on the audio of the killing Turkey shared with US and European officials, President Tayyip Erdogan said today. Erdogan also slamme...

 2018-12-14 15:54 

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Facebook discovers bug that may have affected up to 6.8 million users...

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 14 — Facebook Inc said today it has discovered a bug that may have affected up to 6.8 million people who used Facebook login to grant permission to third-party apps to access photos. The company said in a blog that the problem......

 2018-12-14 15:51 

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Momota powers into badminton World Tour Finals semis...

SHANGHAI, Dec 14 — World champion Kento Momota revved into the last four of badminton's US$1.5 million (RM6.29 million) World Tour Finals with a third comprehensive victory today. The all-action Japanese star powered past Indonesia's Tommy.....

 2018-12-14 15:49 

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Indian national gets nine years in US prison for airplane sexual assault...

CHICAGO, Dec 14 — An Indian national has been sentenced to nine years in US prison for a "brazen" sexual assault of a woman on an airplane while his wife sat next to him. Prabhu Ramamoorthy was sentenced yesterday in a Detroit court. The......

 2018-12-14 15:47 

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Liverpool's Klopp hails United quality ahead of Premier League clash...

LONDON, Dec 14 — Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says Manchester United have "unbelievable quality" despite their struggles this season, playing down his own team's growing injury problems ahead of Sunday's Premier League clash. Liver...

 2018-12-14 15:46 

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PKR announces five more state chairmen...

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 14 — PKR today announced the appointment of five more new state leadership council chairmen. PKR communications director Fahmi Fadzil said PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim held discussions with the PKR divisional chiefs and.....

 2018-12-14 15:41 

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May's 'robust' exchange as she 'handbags' Juncker...

BRUSSELS, Dec 14 — Theresa May confirmed today she had a "robust discussion" with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, after footage emerged of the pair having a heated Brexit row at an EU summit. As the leaders gathered in the...

 2018-12-14 15:27 

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Apple to push software update in China as Qualcomm case threatens sales ban...

SHANGHAI, Dec 14 — Apple Inc, facing a court ban in China on some of its iPhone models over alleged infringement of Qualcomm Inc patents, said today it will push software updates to users in a bid to resolve potential issues. Apple will carry out......

 2018-12-14 15:22 

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Bring AFF Suzuki Cup home, says Dr M...

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 14 — Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has advised the Harimau Malaya squad to go all out to bring home the AFF Suzuki Cup to Malaysia. "I would like to wish all the best to the Harimau Malaya squad who will play in Hanoi,...

 2018-12-14 15:18 

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Special Act for senior citizens to be tabled, says DPM...

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 14 — Datuk Seri Wan Azizah Wan Ismail said a special Act for senior citizens will be drafted in the near future to protect the welfare and basic rights of the group. The deputy prime minister said the matter was discussed and......

 2018-12-14 15:15 

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Thirteen miners trapped in coal mine in northern India after flooding...

GUWAHATI, Dec 14 — Rescue workers were trying today to reach 13 miners trapped underground in a coal mine in India's remote northeastern Meghalaya state since the previous day, authorities said. The mine is an old, illegal so-called rat-hole......

 2018-12-14 15:04 

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May says further Brexit talks with EU in coming days...

BRUSSELS, Dec 14 — Prime Minister Theresa May said today that Britain and the EU would hold more talks in the coming days, denying reports that bloc leaders refused her plea for reassurances on her Brexit plan. She welcomed a statement issued by......

 2018-12-14 14:56 

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Aguero, De Bruyne close to Man City return, says Guardiola...

MANCHESTER, Dec 14 — Sergio Aguero and Kevin De Bruyne are both on the verge of a return to action for Manchester City as a busy December programme gathers pace, manager Pep Guardiola said today. Aguero, City's leading scorer, has missed their.....

 2018-12-14 14:53 

Malay Mail Online

Wall Street sells off as China growth fears reemerge...

NEW YORK, Dec 14 Wall Street opened sharply lower today as investors took stock of slower growth in China, eroding gains for the major indices as they end another volatile week. China reported weaker-than-expected industrial output and retail......

 2018-12-14 14:42 

Malay Mail Online

Tony Blair sees another Brexit referendum as most likely outcome...

LONDON, Dec 14 — Former Prime Minister Tony Blair said a second Brexit referendum is now the most likely outcome because plans to leave the European Union face deadlock in parliament. Less than four months before Britain is due to leave the EU,......

 2018-12-14 14:19 

Malay Mail Online

Clyne ready to solve Liverpool injury crisis, says Klopp...

LONDON, Dec 14 — Liverpool right back Nathaniel Clyne could make his first Premier League start of the season against rivals Manchester United on Sunday as boss Jurgen Klopp looks to manage a defensive injury crisis. Centre back Joel Matip joined......

 2018-12-14 14:12 

Malay Mail Online

Energy Commission: No electricity surcharge on domestic peninsular users...

PUTRAJAYA, Dec 14 — No electricity surcharge will be levied on domestic users in Peninsular Malaysia from January 1 to June 30, 2019, although the government agreed to continue implementing the imbalance cost pass-through (ICPT) mechanism during......

 2018-12-14 14:03 

Malay Mail Online

Calling for calm, Zahid says Umno grassroots unaffected by defections...

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 14 — Umno president Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi remains unperturbed by the spate of party defections, posting on Twitter today that the void they left can easily be filled. "Let them leave. For those who have left Umno, they....

 2018-12-14 14:02 

Malay Mail Online

Singer Shakira accused of tax fraud...

MADRID, Dec 14 Spain's public prosecutor has filed an accusation of tax fraud against Colombian singer Shakira, the prosecutor's spokesman said. The prosecutor alleges she avoided more than 14.5 million (RM68.3 million) in payments over a......

 2018-12-14 13:51 

Malay Mail Online

Cop denies falsifying report against Farid Kamil...

PETALING JAYA, Dec 14 — A policeman today denied that his statement in a police report alleging actor and director Datuk Farid Kamil Zahari had hurled abusive words against him and slapped him was made up. Constable Muhammad Nizam Jamaluddin, 24,......

 2018-12-14 13:18 

Malay Mail Online

French police prepare for fifth wave of yellow vest protests...

PARIS, Dec 14 — France will deploy tens of thousands of police nationwide and around 8,000 in Paris tomorrow to handle a fifth weekend of 'yellow vest' protests, although the movement appears to be losing steam after concessions by President...

 2018-12-14 13:02 

Malay Mail Online

Trump knew hush-money payments were wrong, says ex-lawyer Cohen...

WASHINGTON, Dec 14 — President Donald Trump knew it was wrong to order election-eve hush money paid to two women who claimed to have had affairs with him, his former lawyer Michael Cohen said in an interview to be broadcast today. Trump acted......

 2018-12-14 13:01 

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Malay Mail launches special 111-page pictorial commemorating 100 days of 'Malaysia Baharu'...

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 14 — Malay Mail today launched its special pictorial book commemorating the 100-day journey of the new Pakatan Harapan (PH) government. The launch of the special edition book titled 100 Days, 100 Pictures was held on the 122nd......

 2018-12-14 12:56 

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Red Shirts leader urges Zahid to step aside, let Tok Mat lead Umno...

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 14 — Umno Sungai Besar division chief Datuk Seri Jamal Md Yunos has urged Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi to step down as party president in light of the mass defections which have hit the former ruling party. He said his division......

 2018-12-14 12:53 

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Nato to 're-examine' Kosovo mission after army vote...

BRUSSELS, Dec 14 — Nato will "re-examine" its 19-year-old mission in Kosovo, alliance chief Jens Stoltenberg warned today, after Pristina vowed to build an army in a move that inflamed tensions with Serbia. Stoltenberg said he regretted the....

 2018-12-14 12:48 

Malay Mail Online

AC Milan given until 2021 to break even or face European ban...

ZURICH, Dec 14 — AC Milan have been given until June 2021 to comply with Uefa's break even Financial Fair Play rule or face a one-season ban from European club football, European football's governing body said today. Uefa said that Milan wou...

 2018-12-14 12:43 

Malay Mail Online

Bayern winger Robben ruled out until new year...

BERLIN, Dec 14 — Bayern Munich winger Arjen Robben will be out for the last three Bundesliga matches of the year due to a nagging muscle injury but is expected to be back fit in early January, coach Niko Kovac said today. The 34-year-old Dutchman......

 2018-12-14 12:40 

Malay Mail Online

Netflix testing new instant replay function...

IPOH, Dec 14 Netflix confirmed to the Los Angeles Times on Wednesday that it's currently testing a new instant replay feature that lets you conveniently watch that epic scene again with just the tap of a button. Annoyed at having to......

 2018-12-14 12:37 

Malay Mail Online

Solari says Real Madrid need fan support after CSKA jeers...

MADRID, Dec 14 — Real Madrid coach Santiago Solari says the fans need to get behind the team after they were whistled off following Wednesday's humiliating 3-0 home defeat by CSKA Moscow in the Champions League. Madrid suffered their heaviest......

 2018-12-14 12:36 

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US-backed forces expel IS from east Syria hub...

BEIRUT, Dec 14 — Kurdish-led forces seized the Islamic State's main hub of Hajin today, a milestone in a massive and costly US-backed operation to eradicate the jihadists from eastern Syria. The Syrian Democratic Forces secured Hajin, the......

 2018-12-14 12:34 

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Dr M: Tok Mat said he wanted to leave Umno...

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 14 — Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today revealed that Umno deputy president Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan and several senior party leaders had informed him of their wish to leave Umno months before the current exodus of......

 2018-12-14 12:29 

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Baru says already told Anwar about missing PKR meeting...

KUCHING, Dec 14 — Works Minister Baru Bian has explained he was unable to attend a meeting between Sarawak PKR division chiefs with president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim here today because of work commitments in the state. He said he informed Anwar......

 2018-12-14 12:11 

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Perak MB denies excos were unkind towards kin of Ipoh shophouse fire victims...

IPOH, Dec 14 Perak Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Ahmad Faizal Azumu has denied claims that the state executive councillors were uncaring towards the families of victims who perished in the fire at a two-storey shophouses at the......

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