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 2021-07-31 04:27 

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PMO: Cabinet advised King on July 21 to extend Emergency in Sarawak...

KUALA LUMPUR, July 31 — The Cabinet agreed during its meeting on July 21 to advise Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri'ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah to approve a Proclamation of Emergency for Sarawak after the current Emergency ends.....

 2021-07-31 04:05 

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USA's Connor Fields suffered brain bleed in BMX crash, out of ICU...

TOKYO, July 31 American BMX racer Connor Fields suffered a brain bleed during a horror crash in yesterday's Olympic event but has been moved out of intensive care, his team confirmed today. Fields went down hard in a first-corner crash during......

 2021-07-31 03:55 

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Covid-19 cases surge in Sydney, police cordon off downtown to prevent rally...

MELBOURNE, July 31 — New South Wales, Australia's most populous state, reported 210 locally acquired cases of Covid-19 today, as police cordoned off downtown Sydney with multiple checkpoints to prevent a planned anti-lockdown protest. Sydney and...

 2021-07-31 03:42 

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Sarawak can still hold election if it can flatten curve of Covid-19 cases within next few weeks, says DCM...

KUCHING, July 31 Sarawak may still be able to hold a state election this year if it can flatten the curve of Covid-19 cases, said Deputy Chief Minister Tan Sri James Jemut Masing. He said that the extension of Emergency in the state from August......

 2021-07-31 03:41 

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Ringgit likely to trade at current levels next week...

KUALA LUMPUR, July 31 — The ringgit is expected to trade at current levels next week on mixed market sentiments, likely influenced by local political developments and concerns over rising Covid-19 cases, said an analyst. As such, Bank Islam......

 2021-07-31 03:23 

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Over 20 million Covid-19 vaccine shots given in Malaysia as of July 30...

KUALA LUMPUR, July 31 — The national vaccination rate against the Covid-19 pandemic continues at a steady pace, with approximately 20,014,549 cumulative doses administered so far. According to the Special Committee for Ensuring Access to Covid-19......

 2021-07-31 03:10 

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Tokyo Olympics: Biles withdraws from event finals for vault and uneven bars...

TOKYO, July 31 American gymnast Simone Biles has withdrawn from event finals for vault and the uneven bars at the Tokyo Olympics, USA Gymnastics said today. Biles, who continues to wrestle with mental health issues, had earlier withdrawn from......

 2021-07-31 03:06 

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World record holder Harrison on course for gold dash in Tokyo...

TOKYO, July 31 American Kendra Harrison stayed on course to become the first world record holder to win Olympic gold in the women's 100 metres hurdles in 33 years by safely qualifying through her heats today. Bulgaria's Yordanka Donkova held the.....

 2021-07-31 02:36 

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Crowd gathers in heart of Kuala Lumpur for #Lawan protest...

KUALA LUMPUR, July 31 — A crowd of about 50 to 60 people have gathered this morning at the Masjid Jamek LRT Station ahead of the #Lawan protest today. A heavy police presence was also seen in the area. The protesters are expected to converge on......

 2021-07-31 02:33 

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Can quitting smoking have immediate benefits?...

PARIS, July 31 Quitting smoking is a challenge that may seem impossible for the heaviest smokers. But while withdrawal syndromes can be daunting, quitting brings health benefits in the short and longer term. Quitting smoking has many benefits,......

 2021-07-31 02:32 

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US oil giants to keep a lid on spending even as profits surge...

NEW YORK, July 31 — US oil giants ExxonMobil and Chevron reported strong profits yesterday riding a wave of higher prices amid recovering demand, but pledged to keep a lid on spending. The results marked a 180-degree reversal from this time last......

 2021-07-31 02:25 

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Immigration officer in Kuching fined RM30,000 for not reporting bribery to MACC...

KUCHING, July 31 A female immigration officer was slapped with a RM30,000 fine at the Session's Court here yesterday after pleading guilty to two alternative charges for failing to report a bribery transaction amounting to RM8,200 to the......

 2021-07-31 02:22 

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Tokyo Olympics: Americans McLaughlin, Muhammad ease ahead in 400m hurdles...

TOKYO, July 31 World record holder Sydney McLaughlin of the United States strolled through an eventful heat in the women's 400 metres hurdles today as her closest competitors also advanced to keep alive hopes of a big showdown. After pushing......

 2021-07-31 02:17 

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Bursa Malaysia likely to trade in cautious mode with upside bias...

KUALA LUMPUR, July 31 — Bursa Malaysia is expected to trade in cautious mode with an upside bias, with the benchmark index hovering within a range of between 1,500 and 1,520 points next week, a dealer said. Bank Islam Malaysia Bhd economist Adam......

 2021-07-31 02:10 

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Tokyo Olympics: Dressel bags second gold as McKeown does backstroke double...

TOKYO, July 31 American Caeleb Dressel stormed to the men's 100m butterfly gold medal today with a world record time of 49.45 to pick up his second individual gold of the Tokyo Games and Australia's Kaylee McKeown timed her swim perfectly to win.....

 2021-07-31 02:06 

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Official PMI: China's factory activity expands at a slower pace in July...

BEIJING, July 31 — China's factory activity expanded at a slower pace in July due to higher raw material costs, equipment maintenance and extreme weather, adding to concerns of a slowdown in the world's second-biggest economy. The official.....

 2021-07-31 01:58 

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Demolish this soup that will delight both Popeye and the Incredible Hulk!...

KUALA LUMPUR, July 31 — What's green, purple and super powerful? If you guessed the gamma-strengthened alter ego of Dr Bruce Banner, well perhaps you read as many Marvel comics as I do. But no. I'm not thinking of the Incredible Hulk, not in...

 2021-07-31 01:56 

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PM, Cabinet should resign and cede power to the King, says Ku Li...

KUALA LUMPUR, July 31 — Tan Sri Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah has suggested that Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin and his Cabinet should tender their resignations and cede power to Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri'ayatuddin Al-Mustaf...

 2021-07-31 01:27 

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State of Emergency in Sarawak extended until February 2022...

KUALA LUMPUR, July 31 — The Emergency Proclamation which is set to end tomorrow will instead be continued in Sarawak until February 2, 2022. Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri'ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah gave his consent to a new.....

 2021-07-31 01:25 

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A King is a King — Daulat Tuanku! — Hafiz Hassan...

JULY 31 — On July 9, 1963 an agreement was concluded among "the Federation of Malaya, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, North Borneo, Sarawak and Singapore." It was a historic agreement known as the "Malaysia......

 2021-07-31 01:15 

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Britain win first-ever triathlon mixed-relay gold in Tokyo...

TOKYO, July 31 Alex Yee delivered a superb final leg as Britain won the inaugural triathlon mixed relay gold medal today, their four-person team completing a wonderful week for the country, after also collecting two silvers in the individual......

 2021-07-31 01:05 

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US judge tells lawyers in Ghislaine Maxwell case to watch what they say...

NEW YORK, July 31 — The US judge overseeing Ghislaine Maxwell's criminal case yesterday admonished lawyers not to make out-of-court statements that could taint the British socialite's upcoming sex trafficking trial. US District Judge Alison....

 2021-07-31 01:00 

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New July releases on Shudder worth checking out...

JULY 31 Now that we're knee deep in the age of streaming, with the pandemic forcing everyone to stay at home (and work from home), expediting the process in the last two years, it's almost a given that most homes equipped with good internet......

 2021-07-31 00:43 

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The AirAsia F-bomb incident: What would you have done?...

JULY 31 It appears social media remains abuzz with the on-going controversy over Thai AirAsia CEO Tassapon Bijleveld's use of profanity towards a subordinate during a townhall. The public anger is multi-layered as not only was an F-word used,......

 2021-07-31 00:40 

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China fights Covid-19 surge as Japan extends emergency during Olympics...

BEIJING, July 31 — Hundreds of thousands of people in China were in lockdown yesterday as the country battled its worst Covid-19 outbreak in months, while Japan — a week into the Olympics — extended its state of emergency due to surging....

 2021-07-31 00:36 

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Sarawak MMEA officer fined RM10,000 for accepting bribes as vessel acting head...

KUCHING, July 31 A Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) officer was fined RM10,000 in default five months' jail by the Session's Court here yesterday for accepting bribes amounting to RM8,000 last year. Tamisan Tumen, 55, plead......

 2021-07-31 00:31 

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US issues new Cuba sanctions, Biden promises more to come...

WASHINGTON, July 31 — The United States imposed sanctions on the Cuban police force and two of its leaders yesterday in response to the Havana government's crackdown on protesters, and President Joe Biden promised Cuban-American leaders more......

 2021-07-31 00:10 

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'Better Call Saul' star Odenkirk recovering from 'small heart attack'...

LOS ANGELES, July 31 — Screen actor Bob Odenkirk, best known as the sardonic, morally conflicted criminal defence lawyer on television's Better Call Saul, said yesterday he was recovering from a mild heart attack after collapsing on the set of.....

 2021-07-31 00:05 

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Mercedes pair edge Verstappen in Hungarian Grand Prix practice 'sauna'...

BUDAPEST, July 31 Mercedes pair Valtteri Bottas and Lewis Hamilton edged Red Bull's Max Verstappen in practice for the Hungarian Grand Prix yesterday as the two teams renewed their rivalry following their controversial collision at Silverstone.......

 2021-07-30 23:55 

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Twitter to offer 'bounty' to find algorithmic bias...

SAN FRANCISCO, July 31 Twitter said yesterday it would offer a cash "bounty" to users and researchers to help root out algorithmic bias on the social media platform. The San Francisco tech firm said this would be "the industry's first......

 2021-07-30 23:43 

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Schoenmaker's Olympic win could motivate young S.African female swimmers...

PRETORIA, July 31 South African Tatjana Schoenmaker's record-breaking gold medal in the 200m breaststroke at the Tokyo Olympics could motivate more young female swimmers in the country not to give up on their career, a coach at Schoenmaker's......

 2021-07-30 23:36 

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How Rick Astley broke the internet with 'Never Gonna Give You Up' (VIDEO)...

LOS ANGELES, July 31 — What do Nirvana's Smells Like Teen Spirit, Psy's Gangnam Style and Rick Astley's Never Gonna Give You Up have in common? These songs have all surpassed one billion views on YouTube. A feat that's all the more.....

 2021-07-30 23:34 

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Dressel, Ledecky hunt more gold as Fraser-Pryce seeks 100m treble...

TOKYO, July 31 US swim stars Caeleb Dressel and Katie Ledecky will target more gold in Tokyo today as Jamaica's Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce tries to become the first woman to win an individual Olympic athletics event three times. Dressel, with two......

 2021-07-30 23:27 

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Manchester United announce coronavirus all clear...

LONDON, July 31 Manchester United announced yesterday they had no positive coronavirus cases within their first-team squad and could resume training. Thursday saw United cancel their pre-season friendly at Preston today after a number of......

 2021-07-30 23:20 

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Hollywood agency slams Disney in heated dispute over Johansson's 'Black Widow'...

LOS ANGELES, July 31 — One of Hollywood's biggest talent agencies yesterday hit out at the Disney movie studio in an escalating public dispute over claims by Scarlett Johansson that she had lost money over the release of her Black Widow movie......

 2021-07-30 23:20 

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In one-two punch to Trump, Justice Dept OK's release of taxes, memo...

WASHINGTON, July 31 — Former President Donald Trump suffered twin setbacks yesterday when the Justice Department cleared the way to release his tax records and disclosed a memo showing he had urged top officials last year to falsely claim his......

 2021-07-30 23:17 

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Two Trinidad and Tobago Olympic competitors, coach test positive for Covid-19...

TOKYO, July 31 Trinidad and Tobago long jumper Andwuelle Wright and 400 metres hurdler Sparkle Ann McKnight have been withdrawn from the Tokyo Games after they tested positive for Covid-19, the country's Olympic committee said yesterday. The......

 2021-07-30 23:13 

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Covid-19: 'War has changed', CDC says, calling for new response to Delta variant...

WASHINGTON, July 31 — The war against Covid-19 has changed because of the highly contagious Delta variant, the US Centres for Disease Control said, proposing a clearer message, mandatory vaccines for health workers and a return to universal......

 2021-07-30 23:08 

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US stocks slip, dollar has worst week in almost two months...

NEW YORK, July 31 — US stocks dropped yesterday to pull further from record highs as an underwhelming earnings report from Amazon.com Inc dampened the market mood, while the dollar bounced from its lows but still suffered its worst week in nearly......

 2021-07-30 23:08 

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Amanda Knox criticises 'Stillwater' film for profiting off her story...

LOS ANGELES, July 31 — Amanda Knox, the American woman who was tried and acquitted of murder in Italy more than a decade ago, has hit out at a Hollywood movie that she said seeks to profit off her name without her consent. Knox, who spent four......

 2021-07-30 23:05 

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Wall Street falls with Amazon; S&P 500 posts sixth straight month of gains...

NEW YORK, July 31 — US stocks fell yesterday and registered losses for the week as Amazon.com shares dropped after the company forecast lower sales growth, but the S&P 500 still notched a sixth straight month of gains. Amazon.com Inc shares......

 2021-07-30 23:03 

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Tokyo Olympics: US 4x400 mixed relay team reinstated to final...

TOKYO, July 31 The United States' mixed 4x400m relay team has been reinstated into today's final after they were disqualified yesterday for exchanging the baton outside the changeover zone. The American team, comprising Elija Godwin, Lynna Irby,.....

 2021-07-30 23:00 

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Russia blames software glitch after space station briefly thrown out of control...

MOSCOW, July 31 — A software glitch, and possible lapse in human attention, were to blame for throwing the International Space Station out of control, but work was proceeding to activate a newly attached module at the centre of the mishap, Russian.....

 2021-07-30 22:56 

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Wildfires highlight need for climate action, Biden says...

WASHINGTON, July 31 — President Joe Biden spoke yesterday with governors of several western US states where severe wildfires are devastating communities, telling them the crisis highlights the urgent need for action to stem climate change. In a......

 2021-07-30 22:46 

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Covid-19 dilemma: Penang 'parang' maker still has orders but may soon face problems getting raw materials...

GEORGE TOWN, July 31 While camping and other group outdoor activities are still prohibited under Phases One and Two of the National Recovery Plan (NRP), parang maker Ahmad Nadir Askandar is still getting orders from local and international......

 2021-07-30 15:41 

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Arsenal sign England defender White from Brighton on long-term deal...

LONDON, July 30 — England defender Ben White has joined Arsenal from Brighton & Hove Albion on a long-term contract, both Premier League clubs announced today. Arsenal did not disclose the transfer fee but British media reported that the deal......

 2021-07-30 15:27 

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Villarreal's Parejo set to miss Chelsea Super Cup clash...

MADRID, July 30 — Villarreal midfielder Dani Parejo looks set to miss next month's European Super Cup clash with Chelsea after suffering a calf injury, the Spanish club said in a statement today. "Medical tests carried out on Dani Parejo hav...

 2021-07-30 15:27 

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Trinidad and Tobago athletes out of Olympics after testing positive for Covid-19...

TOKYO, July 30 — Two Trinidad and Tobago track and field athletes have been ruled out of the Tokyo Olympics after testing positive for the coronavirus in the Games Village, officials said today. Long jumper Andwuelle Wright and 400m hurdler......

 2021-07-30 15:20 

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Wanita Perikatan says fully supports Muhyiddin, upholds and respects King's decree...

KUALA LUMPUR, July 30 — Wanita Perikatan Nasional (Wanita PN) has expressed unequivocal support for Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin as prime minister and head of government. Wanita PN in a statement tonight said the prime minister had led the country......

 2021-07-30 14:51 

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Red Bull's Hamilton criticism below the belt, says Wolff...

LONDON, July 30 — Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff said Red Bull's criticism of seven-times champion Lewis Hamilton in the aftermath of his collision with Formula One title rival Max Verstappen at the British Grand Prix were below the belt and had....

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