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 2018-06-20 02:52 

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Washington votes to raised tipped workers' wages...

WASHINGTON, July 20 — Voters in the US capital Washington approved a measure yesterday to require businesses to pay tipped workers at least US$15 (RM60.08) per hour as a base hourly wage by 2025. The Minimum Wage Amendment Act, or "Initiative......

 2018-06-20 02:47 

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North Korea's Kim hails 'unity' with China in new visit...

BEIJING, July 20 — Kim Jong-un declared North Korea's unstinting "friendship, unity and cooperation" with Beijing during his third visit to China this year, in a show of loyalty to his main ally following a landmark summit with US Presid...

 2018-06-20 02:43 

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Queen E award winner joins DAP to further fight for refugee rights...

KUALA LUMPUR, June 20 — Malaysia's sole recipient of the Queens Young Leaders Awards entered DAP today, saying she hoped to use the platform for her cause of championing education rights for refugees in Malaysia. Heidy Quah, 23, who is behind......

 2018-06-20 02:39 

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Chinese stocks extend slump as authorities appeal for calm...

SHANGHAI, June 20 — Chinese stocks fell, extending yesterday's plunge, despite efforts by the government to soothe nerves rattled by the threat of additional tariffs. The Shanghai Composite Index slid as much as 0.9 per cent to a two-year low......

 2018-06-20 02:30 

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Singaporean jailed for sexually abusing niece when she was a minor...

SINGAPORE, July 20 — The girl was in Primary 5 when her uncle, who was living with her and her family, sexually abused her twice in a year. Then when she was a teen four years later, he molested her twice, which led her to confide in her form......

 2018-06-20 02:29 

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Amirudin clocks in as Selangor MB...

SHAH ALAM, June 20 — Amirudin Shari started his official duty as the new Mentri Besar of Selangor today. He arrived at the state secretariat building at 7.50am before clocking in at the Mentri Besar office at 8.01am. On......

 2018-06-20 02:27 

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Dr M says Jack Ma's ideas 'ahead of times'...

KUALA LUMPUR, June 20 — Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said he was left impressed with Alibaba founder and chief executive officer Jack Ma's deep knowledge of information technology (IT). In an interview with Alibaba Group-owned......

 2018-06-20 02:24 

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Starbucks to close 150 US cafes to combat slowing growth...

NEW YORK, June 19 — Starbucks Corp yesterday said it would close 150 cafes in some saturated US markets and warned comparable sales globally this quarter would miss Wall Street expectations, sending shares down 3 per cent after hours. The world'...

 2018-06-20 02:23 

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Trump says would back both US House immigration bills as separation crisis grows...

WASHINGTON, July 20 — US President Donald Trump told Republican lawmakers yesterday he would back either of the immigration bills making their way through the House of Representatives, as the outcry grew over his administration's separation of.....

 2018-06-20 02:18 

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Dr M says not anti-China, but against lopsided deals...

KUALA LUMPUR, June 20 — Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad wants to strengthen diplomatic and trade ties with China, but urged the country's investors to offer more benefits to local players. In an interview with Hong Kong's South China....

 2018-06-20 02:13 

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Pepe says Portugal 'privileged' to have Ronaldo...

MOSCOW, June 20 Portugal defender Pepe said it was a "privilege" for the country to have a player like Cristiano Ronaldo after the Real Madrid star's dazzling display against Spain at the World Cup. Ronaldo scored a hat-trick, including an......

 2018-06-20 02:09 

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New in theatres: 'Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom,' 'Boundaries,' 'Damsel'...

LOS ANGELES, June 20 — It seems that only comedy dramas scheduled for release alongside Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom in North America this week as theatres welcome R-rated escapades Boundaries, Damsel and Izzy Gets the F*ck Across Town on June......

 2018-06-20 02:04 

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Ringgit higher against US dollar at opening...

KUALA LUMPUR, June 20 — The ringgit opened higher against the US dollar this morning, reversing yesterday's losses and as bargain hunting emerged to take advantage of the recent depreciation, a dealer said. At 9am, the ringgit was quoted at......

 2018-06-20 02:01 

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Bursa opens higher following eight-day downturn...

KUALA LUMPUR, June 20 — Bursa Malaysia snapped an eight-day losing streak to open higher today as bargain-hunting took place. The local bourse slumped to an over six-and-a-half month low at yesterday's close. But at 9.08 am today, the benchmark....

 2018-06-20 02:00 

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Canada 'troubled' by US separation of migrant families...

OTTAWA, July 20 — Canada said yesterday it was "troubled" by the US practice of separating immigrant children from parents detained after crossing the US-Mexico border, warning that it could put the US's safe haven status at risk. "I...

 2018-06-20 01:53 

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Canada Senate approves recreational use of marijuana...

TORONTO, July 20 — Canada's upper house of parliament yesterday approved a revised bill to legalise recreational marijuana, setting the stage for the country to become the first Group of Seven nation to legalise cannabis. The Senate voted 52-29....

 2018-06-20 01:50 

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ZTE, US suppliers shares tank after Senate puts Trump reprieve in doubt...

HONG KONG, June 20 — Shares of ZTE Corp and its American business partners took a hit yesterday after the US Senate's passage of a defence bill set up a potential battle with the White House over whether the Chinese telecoms firm can resume......

 2018-06-20 01:48 

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Baby joy for Queen Elizabeth's eldest granddaughter Zara Tindall...

LONDON, June 20 — Zara Tindall, Queen Elizabeth II's eldest granddaughter, has given birth to a baby girl, Buckingham Palace announced yesterday. Her second child, born on Monday in Stroud, southwest England, weighed nine pounds and three ounces...

 2018-06-20 01:46 

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Shahidan Kassim's brother dumps Umno, weighs PPBM entry...

KUALA LUMPUR, June 20 — Datuk Ismail Kassim who was among Barisan Nasional candidates to be quit Umno last night. The Tambun Tulang assemblyman, who is also the brother of former minister and ex-Perlis MB Datuk Seri Shahidan Kassim, said he had......

 2018-06-20 01:37 

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Rescuers continue hunt for victims of Indonesian ferry disaster...

TIGARAS PORT, July 20 — The search for victims of a ferry that sank in the lake of an ancient supervolcano crater in Indonesia resumes this morning with divers and an underwater drone to scour the depths for at least 128 missing passengers. The......

 2018-06-20 01:37 

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In US, obesity, smoking more common in rural areas, study shows...

WASHINGTON, June 20 — People who live in rural areas of the United States are far more likely than city dwellers to smoke, be overweight, and face a host of related health concerns, researchers said yesterday. Many chronic diseases are linked to......

 2018-06-20 01:28 

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GE kicked out of Dow, last 19th Century member removed...

NEW YORK, June 20 — General Electric Co suffered a crowning ignominy yesterday when overseers of the Dow Jones Industrial Average kicked the beleaguered company out of the stock gauge it has inhabited for more than a century. Once the world's......

 2018-06-20 01:19 

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Asian markets rebound on bargain-hunting, shrug off trade war threats...

SHANGHAI, June 20 — Stocks in Asia rebounded from recent losses today as investors sought bargains, a day after the spectre of a US-China trade war drove down bond yields, and share and commodity prices. The improved risk appetite pushed the yield.....

 2018-06-20 01:16 

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Merkel rejects Trump's Germany crime claim...

MESEBERG, July 20 — German Chancellor Angela Merkel yesterday firmly rejected US President Donald Trump's assertion that immigration is fueling a rise in crime in Germany, citing official national data. "My response is that the interior......

 2018-06-20 01:10 

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Denmark's Eriksen the dangerman as Australia bid to shape World Cup destiny...

KAZAN, June 20 Captain Mile Jedinak says Australia cannot afford to focus solely on dangerman Christian Eriksen when they face Denmark looking for the win that could save their World Cup campaign. A gut-wrenching 2-1 defeat to France in their......

 2018-06-20 01:07 

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Murray unsure about Wimbledon after comeback defeat at Queen's...

LONDON, June 20 Andy Murray was back at one of his favourite stomping grounds yesterday and while the resumption of his career ended in defeat by Nick Kyrgios, the Scot remained upbeat about his return from injury, if guarded about his Wimbledon......

 2018-06-20 01:03 

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White House: Trump may visit Malaysia in November...

KUALA LUMPUR, June 20 — US President Donald Trump could travel to Malaysia in November after the 33rd Asean Summit held in Singapore, an official from the White House has indicated. Following the change of government here, US National Security......

 2018-06-20 00:54 

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Clare Waight Keller tribute to Hubert de Givenchy with haute couture show...

PARIS, June 20 — The British fashion designer, Clare Waight Keller — Givenchy creative director as of March 2017 — will pay homage to the fashion house's founder, Hubert de Givenchy, during Paris Haute Couture Week, July 1-5. Givench...

 2018-06-20 00:48 

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France vow to up the ante as World Cup rivals flounder...

EKATERINBOURG (Russia), June 20 With their title rivals failing to fire, France have vowed to ramp up the intensity and put their stamp on the World Cup with victory over Peru tomorrow. Didier Deschamps's team were far from fluid against......

 2018-06-20 00:42 

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Investors pull US$5.5b out of emerging markets in last week, reports IIF...

NEW YORK, June 20 — Foreign investors have pulled about US$5.5 billion (RM22 billion) out of emerging market economies since the US Federal Reserve's interest rate hike last week, data from the Institute of International Finance showed yesterday...

 2018-06-20 00:41 

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Five US states refuse to deploy National Guard to border amid outcry...

WASHINGTON, July 20 — Five US states are refusing to deploy National Guard troops to the US-Mexico border amid a growing outcry over a controversial immigration policy of President Donald Trump's administration that has led to migrant children.....

 2018-06-20 00:40 

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England midfielder Alli nursing thigh strain after opening match...

REPINO (Russia), June 20 England midfielder Dele Alli suffered a slight thigh strain in their opening 2-1 Group G win over Tunisia and the injury will have to be managed over the coming days, the FA said on Twitter. The 22-year-old seemed to......

 2018-06-20 00:39 

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Uruguay fans grateful for Tabarez but worried about Suarez...

ROSTOV-ON-DON, June 20 As Uruguay fans whipped up a fervent atmosphere on the eve of their team's World Cup game against Saudi Arabia, supporters expressed their gratitude towards coach Oscar Tabarez whilst admitting their concern over the form......

 2018-06-20 00:35 

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Trump doubles down on family separations as border crisis rages...

WASHINGTON, July 20 — A defiant US President Donald Trump doubled down yesterday on his administration's controversial policy that leads to separating migrant children from their parents, as he prepared to face congressional Republicans alarmed....

 2018-06-20 00:32 

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Italy's Osteria Francescana is world's best restaurant again...

MODENA, June 20 Italy's Osteria Francescana was crowned the world's best restaurant for the second time yesterday by an influential list compiled by British trade magazine Restaurant, beating out top eateries in Spain and France. Run by chef......

 2018-06-20 00:30 

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Separating families: Kirstjen Nielsen, Trump immigration enforcer...

WASHINGTON, July 20 — One month after President Donald Trump berated her over soaring illegal immigration, US homeland security chief Kirstjen Nielsen has become the front-line defender of the administration's widely condemned practice of......

 2018-06-20 00:28 

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TripAdvisor is latest to collaborate with delivery.com food delivery service...

NEW YORK, June 20 TripAdvisor has become the latest travel player to launch a partnership with a food delivery service. The online travel agency announced it has partnered with delivery.com, which will allow users to place a restaurant order......

 2018-06-20 00:27 

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Mexico condemns 'inhuman' US separation of migrant families...

MEXICO CITY, July 20 — Mexico strongly condemned US President Donald Trump's administration yesterday for its policy of separating immigrant children and parents detained after crossing the US-Mexican border, calling it "inhuman." "I...

 2018-06-20 00:25 

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Slovak farmers drive tractors into capital to protest alleged fraud...

BRATISLAVA, July 20 — Dozens of farmers from across Slovakia drove their tractors into the capital Bratislava yesterday to protest against alleged irregularities in EU farm subsidy payments first made public by murdered journalist Jan Kuciak. The......

 2018-06-20 00:24 

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Herbal Essences and the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew collaborate on haircare...

LONDON, June 20 — Herbal Essences is known for its floral-inspired concoctions, but the haircare brand is taking things a step further with its latest collaboration. The Procter & Gamble-owned brand has joined forces with the UK's Royal......

 2018-06-20 00:21 

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Trump's latest swipe at Canada? Smuggling US shoes...

WASHINGTON, July 20 — After citing national security reasons for slapping tariffs on Canadian metals, Donald Trump escalated his attacks on America's northern neighbour yesterday, claiming its citizens were smuggling shoes across the bourder.......

 2018-06-20 00:18 

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Pope's envoys in Chile call for justice for sex abuse victims...

SANTIAGO, July 20 — The Vatican's top investigator called yesterday for justice for child sex abuse victims of Chile's Catholic Church as fresh cases involving pedophile priests came to light. Malta Archbishop Charles Scicluna spoke as he......

 2018-06-20 00:15 

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Caterpillar becomes trade-war casualty even with record profit...

NEW YORK, June 20 — The world on the cusp of a trade war has spooked investors, and few companies are feeling the fright more than Caterpillar Inc. Shares of the Deerfield, Illinois-based company, which is expected to post record profit this year......

 2018-06-20 00:15 

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Pizza Hut pledges to make complete switch to antibiotic-free chicken...

NEW YORK, June 20 Pizza Hut has announced that by 2022, all chicken served at their restaurants will be antibiotic-free. After making the switch last year for the chicken used to top their pizzas, the company has committed to using chicken......

 2018-06-20 00:12 

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'Quit separating the kids!' Trump faces Democratic rage on immigration...

WASHINGTON, July 20 — President Donald Trump yesterday came face to face with furious Democratic lawmakers who launched a loud and very rare US Capitol protest of the American leader over his controversial immigration policies. After huddling for......

 2018-06-20 00:06 

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Volvo aims to use 25pc recycled plastic in cars from 2025...

GOTHENBURG, June 19 — Volvo is aiming to ensure that from 2025, at least 25 per cent of the plastic used in each of its new cars comes from recycled materials. To demonstrate that its latest ambition is attainable, Volvo revealed a special version.....

 2018-06-19 23:59 

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Hurdles facing parents and children separated at US border...

WASHINGTON, July 20 — Over 2,300 children were separated from their parents at the US-Mexico border between May 5 and June 9 under the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" policy, US Customs and Border Protection said yesterday, and.....

 2018-06-19 23:58 

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PBOC to use tools 'comprehensively' as trade war sparks China selloff...

BEIJING, June 20 — China's central bank called for investors to remain calm and pledged to use monetary policy "comprehensively," after an escalation of the stand-off with US sent the nation's benchmark stock index plunging. The Peop...

 2018-06-19 23:56 

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Paris attacks suspect taken to hospital with appendicitis...

PARIS, July 20 — Salah Abdeslam, the sole surviving member of a terror cell which carried out deadly attacks in Paris in 2015, was taken out of prison and driven under high security to hospital with appendicitis, a prison source said. Abdeslam,......

 2018-06-19 23:53 

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Central Africa: Boris Becker's diplomatic passport is fake...

BANGUI, July 20 — The Central African Republic (CAR) said yesterday that a diplomatic passport that tennis star Boris Becker claims entitles him to immunity in bankruptcy proceedings in Britain "is a fake". "The diplomatic passport that ...

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