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 2021-09-18 01:53 

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Google, Apple 'censor' Navalny app as Russian polls open...

MOSCOW, Sept 18 — Allies of jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny accused Apple and Google of "censorship" on Friday after they removed an opposition voting app at the start of a three-day parliamentary election in Russia. Polls opened across...

 2021-09-18 01:22 

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Report: Finance minister says those who appealed for BPR can check statuses starting today...

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 18 The Ministry of Finance (MoF) said that the status of appeals for the Bantuan Prihatin Rakyat (BPR) will be known by its recipients today. Utusan Malaysia reported Finance Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Zafrul Abdul Aziz saying......

 2021-09-18 01:05 

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Late night landslide in Kemensah Heights displaces 28 families...

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 18 A total of 19 double-storey terrace houses and 28 families were affected by a landslide along Jalan Kemensah Heights here last night. Selangor Fire and Rescue Department director Norazam Khamis said they received a distress......

 2021-09-18 00:52 

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The wild and outrageous wonders of 'Malignant'...

SEPTEMBER 18 Like all things, Hollywood movie trends have come in cycles. That's why musicals were everywhere not once, but twice in film history the first round during the 1930s when sound came into the picture, and the second time in the......

 2021-09-18 00:48 

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Malaysia records 388 deaths due to Covid-19, overall tally climbs to 22,743...

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 18 The Ministry of Health logged 388 more deaths due to Covid-19 as of midnight, bringing the total number of fatalities from the pandemic here to 22,743. Out of the new deaths logged, 92 cases had been brought in dead. The......

 2021-09-18 00:46 

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Covid-19: 934 new locally transmitted cases in Singapore...

SINGAPORE, Sept 18 — Singapore reported 934 locally transmitted cases of Covid-19 on Friday (Sept 17), with a shipyard in Admiralty added to a list of active clusters under close monitoring. The cluster at Sembcorp Marine Admiralty Yard has 26......

 2021-09-18 00:26 

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Annuar Musa: Document on Malaysian Family philosophy to be issued soon...

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 18 A document regarding the interpretation of the Malaysian Family philosophy will be issued by the Prime Minister's Department and Information Department soon, Communications and Multimedia Minister Tan Sri Annuar Musa......

 2021-09-18 00:19 

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HBO Max slashes prices in limited offer as streaming wars heat up...

LOS ANGELES, Sept 18 — AT&T Inc's HBO Max streaming service has halved its subscription fees in a limited-period offer to lure back millions of subscribers it lost after dropping out of Amazon.com Inc's Prime video channels. The......

 2021-09-18 00:15 

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Soviet chess legend sues Netflix for 'sexist' line in Queen's Gambit show...

TBILISI, Sept 18 — The world's first female chess grandmaster, Nona Gaprindashvili, has filed a US$5 million (RM21 milion) defamation lawsuit against Netflix over a line in its The Queen's Gambit series which her lawyers say is false and......

 2021-09-18 00:13 

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Wall Street week ahead... growth or value?...

NEW YORK, Sept 18 — Some investors are playing this year's tug of war between so-called growth and value stocks by owning companies that straddle the line between the two categories, as uncertainties mount over the US economy's trajectory in...

 2021-09-18 00:08 

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Klopp says Thiago has 'much more' to give Liverpool...

LONDON, Sept 18 Juergen Klopp says Thiago Alcantara has "much more" to offer Liverpool after coronavirus and a knee injury restricted his appearances during his first season with the Premier League club. The 30-year-old Spain international......

 2021-09-18 00:04 

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Some US hospitals forced to ration care amid staffing shortages, Covid-19 surge...

TEXAS, Sept 18 — Surges in coronavirus cases in several US states this week, along with staffing and equipment shortages, are exacting a mounting toll on hospitals and their workers even as the number of new admissions nationwide ebbs, leading to......

 2021-09-18 00:03 

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Former R. Kelly assistant testifies about singer's sexual activity, 'apology letter'...

NEW YORK, Sept 18 — A former assistant to R. Kelly testified on Friday she once saw him engage in sexual activity with one of the women he is charged with abusing, as prosecutors neared the end of presenting their sex trafficking case against the......

 2021-09-17 23:59 

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Fashion Week: Prada to stage simultaneous shows in Milan and Shanghai...

MILAN, Sept 18 After more than a year of digital shows, luxury fashion houses seem keen to make up for lost time and, more importantly, to continue reaching out to wider audiences. Not content with holding a real-world show in Milan to present......

 2021-09-17 23:53 

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Back on the catwalk: Live shows return at London Fashion Week...

LONDON, Sept 18 Catwalk shows resume at London Fashion Week yesterday, after previous editions of the landmark industry event were forced online by the coronavirus pandemic. The sight of models and audiences together again will be a welcome......

 2021-09-17 23:48 

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Rock-bottom prices and hearty, home-style fare: Welcome to Paris' 'bouillon' restaurants...

PARIS, Sept 18 Dishes of yesteryear, rock-bottom prices and all in pleasant surroundings, that's what's on offer at Paris's famous bouillon restaurants. These relics of another age are now firmly back in fashion, filling foodies with joy and.....

 2021-09-17 23:40 

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Surprise may be key to 'Mozart effect' on epilepsy, says study...

NEW HAMPSHIRE, Sept 18 A Mozart sonata that can calm epileptic brain activity may get its therapeutic power thanks to melodies that create a sense of surprise, according to a study published Thursday. The research on 16 patients hospitalised......

 2021-09-17 23:39 

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Baidu's self-driving taxis are popping up all across China's megacities...

SHANGHAI, Sept 18 — The battle is on between Alphabet in the United States and Baidu in China in regards to the development, launch and rollout of self-driving taxicabs. Baidu recently announced the launch of a test programme in five major cities,.....

 2021-09-17 23:34 

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US tycoon Robert Durst guilty of Beverly Hills murder of best friend...

LOS ANGELES, Sept 18 — US real estate scion Robert Durst was Friday convicted of killing his best friend to prevent her talking to police about his wife's disappearance. Durst, a multi-millionaire who was the subject of explosive HBO documentary...

 2021-09-17 23:32 

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Beckham increases ownership stake in MLS club Inter Miami...

MIAMI, Sept 18 Former England captain David Beckham has increased his ownership stake in Inter Miami, the Major League Soccer (MLS) club said yesterday. Inter Miami, who made their MLS debut last year, said in a news release that co-owners......

 2021-09-17 23:31 

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Huge cocaine seizure in Netherlands...

THE HAGUE, Sept 18 — Dutch customs officers have seized over 4,000 kilograms (8,800 pounds) of cocaine in the port of Rotterdam, one of the biggest seizures in the country, the public prosecutor's office said on Friday. The smuggled drugs, with....

 2021-09-17 23:28 

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World Bank and IMF: Washington's scandal-prone giants...

NEW YORK, Sept 18 — eKristalina Georgieva is in the hot seat following revelations over her conduct at the World Bank, where she held a senior managment role before being tapped to lead the International Monetary Fund. An independent investigation.....

 2021-09-17 23:27 

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Newcastle and Leeds stay in doldrums after 1-1 draw...

NEWCASTLE, Sept 18 Newcastle United and Leeds United fought out a 1-1 draw in an entertaining Premier League clash at St James' Park today and the result did neither side any favours as it stretched their winless starts to five games. The result......

 2021-09-17 23:24 

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Defiant Bruce convinced Newcastle will bounce back after 1-1 draw with Leeds...

NEWCASTLE, Sept 18 Newcastle United manager Steve Bruce was adamant his side would claw their way out of the Premier League relegation zone after a 1-1 home draw with Leeds United left them still looking for their first win of the season. The......

 2021-09-17 23:24 

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US admits strike in Kabul killed 10 civilians, not IS militants...

WASHINGTON, Sept 18 — A top general admitted the United States had made a "mistake" when it launched a drone strike against suspected Islamic State militants in Kabul, killing 10 civilians including children instead during the frenzied final...

 2021-09-17 23:18 

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Allegations of favouring China could erode confidence in IMF chief...

WASHINGTON, Sept 18 — A storm of controversy threatens to undermine Kristalina Georgieva's leadership of the IMF as experts, US lawmakers and the Treasury scrutinise her actions in a former senior role at the World Bank. The situation also could...

 2021-09-17 23:17 

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Pele briefly back in ICU but now 'stable', says hospital...

SAO PAULO, Sept 18 Brazilian football legend Pele, 80, was briefly transferred back to an intensive care unit yesterday after suffering breathing difficulties but is now stable, said the Albert Einstein Hospital in Sao Paulo, where he underwent......

 2021-09-17 23:11 

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US panel recommends Covid boosters for people 65 and older...

WASHINGTON, Sept 18 — A panel of leading US medical experts advising the government voted in favour of authorising boosters of Pfizer's coronavirus vaccine for everyone aged 65 and up, as well as people at high risk of developing severe Covid......

 2021-09-17 23:06 

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France recalls ambassadors to Australia, US in escalating row...

PARIS, Sept 18 — France on Friday recalled its ambassadors to the United States and Australia for consultations in a ferocious row over the scrapping of a submarine contract, an unprecedented step that revealed the extent of French anger against......

 2021-09-17 22:51 

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Discrimination in schools: Is there a way forward or is it too deep-rooted?...

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 18 A former deputy education minister said he was shocked by a recent poll which found as many as one in two students in Malaysian schools experienced some form of discrimination. Datuk Chong Sin Woon, who was deputy education......

 2021-09-17 15:49 

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Court: Prince Philip's will sealed for 90 years...

LONDON, Sept 17 — The will of Queen Elizabeth II's late husband Prince Philip will remain sealed from the public for 90 years "to protect the dignity and standing" of the monarch, a High Court judge has ruled. Philip, who was formally......

 2021-09-17 15:48 

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Sabah allows 300 congregants for Friday prayers at main mosques, says state minister...

KOTA KINABALU, Sept 17 — The Sabah government allowed 300 congregants to perform Friday prayers at the state's main mosques effective today, said State Local Government and Housing Minister Datuk Masidi Manjun. The minister, who is also Sabah......

 2021-09-17 15:43 

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Covid-19 negative test results not needed to enter Bintulu from tomorrow, says disaster management committee...

MIRI, Sept 17 — Those entering Bintulu will not need to provide negative Covid-19 test results starting tomorrow, the Bintulu Division Disaster Management Committee (BDDMC) confirmed today. When contacted, BDDMC said it acknowledged the decision......

 2021-09-17 15:41 

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India breaks own Covid vaccination record as 'birthday gift' to Modi...

NEW DELHI, Sept 17 — India broke its daily Covid-19 vaccination record today by administering over 20 million doses of vaccines in a single day as states organised a special inoculation drive on the occasion of prime minister Narendra Modi's......

 2021-09-17 15:36 

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UN chief: World on 'catastrophic' path to 2.7 degrees Celsius warming...

PARIS, Sept 17 — A failure to slash global emissions is setting the world on a "catastrophic4; path to 2.7 degrees Celsius heating, UN chief Antonio Guterres warned today just weeks before crunch climate talks. His comments come as a......

 2021-09-17 15:32 

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Gyms can reopen in states under phase two of NRP with 50pc capacity, says sports minister...

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 17 — Gyms in states under Phase 2 of the National Recovery Plan (NRP) can now reopen with 50 per cent capacity and in a controlled environment, effective immediately. Youth and Sports Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Faizal Azumu asked.....

 2021-09-17 15:28 

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UN extends Afghan mission mandate for six months...

NEW YORK, Sept 17 — The UN Security Council voted today to extend the UN mission in Afghanistan for six months and called on the Taliban to create an inclusive government. The 15-member council acted in a resolution passed unanimously on the UNAMA.....

 2021-09-17 15:27 

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Spurs hope trio ready for Chelsea clash after double injury blow...

LONDON, Sept 17 — Tottenham Hotspur hope to have Giovani Lo Celso, Cristian Romero and Davinson Sanchez available for Sunday's Premier League derby against Chelsea after the trio returned from Covid-19 quarantine amid an injury crisis, manager.....

 2021-09-17 15:21 

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UN agencies: Work-related deaths kill nearly two million people a year...

GENEVA, Sept 17 — Nearly 2 million people die from work-related causes each year, including from illnesses associated with long working hours and air pollution, an estimate from UN agencies showed today. The study by the World Health Organisation......

 2021-09-17 15:14 

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Tourism minister says travellers to Langkawi who test positive for Covid-19 can reschedule flight tickets, hotel reservations...

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 17 — Langkawi-bound tourists who tested positive for Covid-19 prior to their departure to the resort Island are allowed to reschedule their flight tickets and accommodation reservations to another date. Tourism, Arts and Culture.....

 2021-09-17 15:09 

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Wall Street slips as tax uncertainty, tech losses weigh...

NEW YORK, Sept 17 — US stock indexes slipped today with major technology firms weighing the most, while uncertainty over higher corporate taxes and an upcoming Federal Reserve meeting kept traders to the sidelines. The Nasdaq was the worst......

 2021-09-17 15:04 

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Palace going to Anfield with no fear, says Vieira...

LONDON, Sept 17 — Crystal Palace hold no fear going to Anfield to face Liverpool in the Premier League tomorrow and will not take a defensive approach, manager Patrick Vieira said. Palace, who claimed their first win of the season against......

 2021-09-17 15:00 

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Seberang Perai City Council orders Robina Ecopark to close for five days after visitors flout SOPs...

BUTTERWORTH, Sept 17 — The Seberang Perai City Council (MBSP) has ordered that Robina EcoPark in Telok Air Tawar be closed for five days beginning tomorrow, after visitors at the recreational park failed to comply with the standard operating......

 2021-09-17 14:42 

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Keira Knightley braves a doomsday Christmas in 'Silent Night'...

LONDON, Sept 17 — Keira Knightley stars in not-so-feelgood Christmas movie Silent Night, about a group of friends getting together for the holiday and blissfully ignoring a looming doomsday. Set in the English countryside, the friends eat, drink,......

 2021-09-17 14:38 

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In Shah Alam, cops arrest senior citizen for driving against flow of traffic...

SHAH ALAM, Sept 17 — Police arrested a senior citizen who mistakenly entered a lane against the flow of traffic at Persiaran Tun Teja, here, at about 1pm, yesterday. Shah Alam deputy police chief Supt Ramsay Embol said the initial investigation......

 2021-09-17 14:21 

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Kedah MB says Covid-19 screening tests right move to protect Langkawi...

LANGKAWI, Sept 17 — Subjecting every tourist heading to Langkawi to mandatory Covid-19 screening tests is a wise decision that will protect the tourism bubble pioneer project and the island resort, Kedah Mentri Besar Muhammad Sanusi Md Nor said.......

 2021-09-17 14:09 

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TMJ holds first Johor Covid-19 special task force meeting...

JOHOR BARU, Sept 17 — Johor's Covid-19 Special Task Force held its first meeting today as part of efforts to contain the spread of the virus and prepare for the endemic phase, Tunku Mahkota Johor Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim said. The meeting was...

 2021-09-17 14:03 

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'Together for a Shared Future' unveiled as motto for Beijing 2022 Games...

BEIJING, Sept 17 — The Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics unveiled its official motto, "Together for a Shared Future", during a ceremony at the city's Capital Museum today. Chen Ning, director general of Beijing 2022's Culture and Ceremoni...

 2021-09-17 14:01 

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Ten to be tried over 2016 Brussels bombings...

BRUSSELS, Sept 17 — Ten men accused of involvement in the March 2016 bomb attacks in Brussels that killed 32 people will face trial, Belgian federal prosecutors said today. Six of the suspects, including 32-year-old French-Moroccan Salah Abdeslam,.....

 2021-09-17 13:58 

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Covid-19: Walk-in vaccination for foreigners in Penang starts today (VIDEO)...

KEPALA BATAS, Sept 17 — Penang today started providing Covid-19 vaccinations to foreigners in the state on a walk-in basis. A check by Bernama found that vaccine recipients who turned up at the vaccination centre (PPV) in Dewan Millenium here were.....

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