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 2021-07-30 03:56 

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Wang steals show at Olympics to become first 200m medley champion since Phelps...

TOKYO, July 30 China's Wang Shun claimed the men's 200m individual medley gold medal today, becoming the event's first new Olympic champion since 2000 after the retirement of four-time winner Michael Phelps. Wang touched in 1min 55.00secs ahea...

 2021-07-30 03:42 

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Philippines' Duterte fully restores troop pact with United States...

MANILA, July 30 — President Rodrigo Duterte has restored a pact governing the presence of US troops in the Philippines, the two countries' defence ministers said on Friday, reversing a decision that had caused increasing concern in Washington......

 2021-07-30 03:41 

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Bursa Malaysia stays negative at mid-morning...

KUALA LUMPUR, July 30 — Bursa Malaysia remained in negative territory at mid-morning today on selling pressure in heavyweights. At 11.00am, the benchmark FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (FBM KLCI) was 5.26 points lower at......

 2021-07-30 03:39 

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The Opposition's elephant in the room — Victor Ng...

JULY 30 — Calls for Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin to resign have grown louder following his administration's run-in with the palace over the revocation of Emergency ordinances. Leading the chorus are the usual suspects like Opposition....

 2021-07-30 03:35 

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It's a conundrum — Hafiz Hassan...

JULY 30 — Dick the Butcher's famous quote from Shakespeare's Henry VI, "The first thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers" is known by almost everyone. Yet forgotten by almost everyone, by the look of things. Almost everyone has ...

 2021-07-30 03:33 

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Don't abandon Malaysia for Perikatan, Umno veep tells party...

KUALA LUMPUR, July 30 — Umno vice-president Datuk Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin has called for an interim government to be formed by the party, following the chaos that occurred after the Yang di-Pertuan Agong's statement yesterday. He said Malaysi...

 2021-07-30 03:29 

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Lukaku hopes for 'even more' with Serie A champions Inter next season...

MILAN, July 30 Romelu Lukaku warned Serie A champions Inter Milan hope to achieve "even more" next term as the Belgium striker returned to pre-season training on Monday. Inter ended their 11-year wait for the Italian title last campaign......

 2021-07-30 03:25 

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Bus driver claims trial for outraging the modesty of 10-year-old girl in Ipoh...

IPOH, July 30 — A 53-year-old bus driver was charged at the Sessions court here today with outraging the modesty of a 10-year-old girl, two years ago. The man, however, pleaded not guilty to the offence when the charge was read out to him before......

 2021-07-30 03:21 

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Rylov completes Olympic backstroke double to break American streak...

TOKYO, July 30 Russian two-time world champion Evgeny Rylov scored the Olympic backstroke double today by winning the 200m gold medal to go with his 100m title. He touched in a new Olympic record time of 1min 53.27sec ahead of defending champion......

 2021-07-30 03:14 

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Dr Noor Hisham: 11 positive Covid-19 cases detected in Parliament yesterday...

KUALA LUMPUR, July 30 — The Ministry of Health (MoH) has detected a total of 11 Covid-19 cases in Parliament as of 8pm yesterday. Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham in a statement this morning said 10 positive cases were detected......

 2021-07-30 03:11 

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Tokyo Olympics: Americans eye up Semenya-free women's 800m...

TOKYO, July 30 The women's 800 metres, right in the spotlight of the "intersex athlete" debate, looks as if it could be a great race in Tokyo as the main contenders advanced from today's opening round in the absence of all three banned Rio...

 2021-07-30 03:05 

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IGP assures Malaysians country's security and public order in check...

KUALA LUMPUR, July 30 — The police have assured Malaysians that the country's security and public order is under control. In a statement today, Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Datuk Seri Acryl Sani Abdullah Sani said there should not be cause....

 2021-07-30 02:56 

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Google to close inactive Play Store developer accounts to keep its ecosystem safe...

KUALA LUMPUR, July 30 Google has announced that it will be removing inactive Play Store developer accounts in their set of Play Policies. The accounts will be removed if they have been inactive after one year of dormancy. Developer......

 2021-07-30 02:53 

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China reports 64 new Covid-19 cases as Delta resurgence continues in Nanjing...

SHANGHAI, July 30 — China reported on Friday 64 new coronavirus cases in the mainland for July 29, compared with 49 cases a day earlier, the health authority said. The National Health Commission said in a statement 21 of the new infections were......

 2021-07-30 02:47 

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Umno lawyer Mohd Hafarizam freed of RM15m money laundering charges...

KUALA LUMPUR, July 30 The Sessions Court here today acquitted and discharged Umno legal adviser Datuk Mohd Hafarizam Harun on money laundering charges, involving RM15 million, which he allegedly received from former Prime Minister Datuk Seri......

 2021-07-30 02:35 

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Sydney Covid-19 cases ease amid tightening of lockdown rules...

SYDNEY, July 30 — Australia's largest city, Sydney, on Friday reported a slight easing in locally acquired cases of Covid-19 amid a further tightening of restrictions in the worst-affected suburbs, with the military summoned to help enforce......

 2021-07-30 02:32 

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Manchester United call off Preston friendly over coronavirus fears...

LONDON, July 30 Manchester United have cancelled their pre-season friendly at Preston tomorrow after a number of suspected Covid-19 cases within the camp of the English football giants. United were due to make the short trip to Deepdale, fellow......

 2021-07-30 02:26 

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Bathroom slip rules Australia's Baynes out of Tokyo Games...

TOKYO, July 30 Australia forward Aron Baynes has been ruled out of the rest of the Tokyo Olympics after slipping in the bathroom and aggravating a neck injury, Team Australia officials said today. The Toronto Raptors 2.09m-tall player, who......

 2021-07-30 02:24 

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Ringgit opens marginally higher against US dollar...

KUALA LUMPUR, July 30 — The ringgit opened higher against the US dollar on Friday as trading of the greenback remained sideways over the United States' (US) weaker-than-expected economic data, a dealer said. At 9.02am, the ringgit rose to......

 2021-07-30 02:11 

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Johor man offering free SPM online tuition with friends for anyone in need, inspired by late friend's kindness...

PETALING JAYA, July 29 Johor man Christopher Cheong lost a close friend of his in Kenneth to testicular cancer this year. It was hard for him as it meant not being able to read books together and have intellectual debates and discussions about......

 2021-07-30 02:06 

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Bursa Malaysia extends downtrend...

KUALA LUMPUR, July 30 — Bursa Malaysia bucked the uptrend among regional peers to open lower today amidst uncertainties surrounding the market, a dealer said. At 9.05am, the benchmark FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (FBM KLCI) slipped......

 2021-07-30 02:05 

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Schoenmaker takes Olympic gold for South Africa with world record...

TOKYO, July 30 Tatjana Schoenmaker won the women's 200m breaststroke today in a world record time of 2:18.95 to deliver South Africa's first gold medal of the Tokyo Games while Emma McKeon won the 100m freestyle for Australia's sixth gold in t...

 2021-07-30 02:03 

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Korean semiconductor company sets up RM508m plant in Penang...

GEORGE TOWN, July 30 — A Korean semiconductor company, Simmtech Holdings Inc, is setting up its first plant in Malaysia with a RM508 million (USD120 million) investment in Penang. Simmtech Southeast Asia Managing Director Jeffery Chun said......

 2021-07-30 01:56 

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Tokyo Olympics: Azreen Nabila sprints to personal best en route to qualifying for first round of Women's 100m race...

TOKYO, July 30 National woman sprinter Azreen Nabila Alias produced a spirited display to advance to the first round of the 100-metre race after finishing second in the qualifiers of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics this morning. What is more impressive......

 2021-07-30 01:50 

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Health minister: Daily Covid-19 vaccination exceeds 500,000 doses for four consecutive days...

KUALA LUMPUR, July 30 The daily Covid-19 vaccination recorded more than 500,000 doses for the past four consecutive days, with 556,404 doses administered yesterday. Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Adham Baba, through an infographic on his Twitter,......

 2021-07-30 01:46 

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Women's 100m prelim heats kick off Tokyo track and field...

TOKYO, July 30 The women's 100 metres preliminary heats kicked-off the track and field portion of the Tokyo Games today at a spectator-less Olympic Stadium. With cloud cover offering athletes some respite from the stifling heat, Congo's Natacha......

 2021-07-30 01:21 

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Elon Musk's Neuralink raises over US$200m from Google Ventures, others...

SAN FRANCISCO, July 30 — Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk's brain-chip startup, Neuralink, has raised US$205 million (RM868 million) in a funding round led by Dubai-based venture capital firm Vy Capital, with participation from Alphabet......

 2021-07-30 01:16 

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Peru's Castillo names Marxist party member as prime minister...

LIMA, July 30 — Peruvian President Pedro Castillo on Thursday named Guido Bellido, a member of his Marxist party, as prime minister, a move which dimmed hopes of a moderate left administration and will face an uphill confirmation battle in......

 2021-07-30 00:57 

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West Ham sign PSG goalkeeper Areola on loan...

LONDON, July 30 West Ham have signed goalkeeper Alphonse Areola on loan from Paris Saint-Germain, the English Premier League club announced yesterday. The 28-year-old France international's deal will see him stay with the Hammers on an initial......

 2021-07-30 00:51 

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Japan proposes adding four regions to Covid-19 emergency, says minister...

TOKYO, July 30 — Japan's government on Friday proposed states of emergency through Aug. 31 in three prefectures near Olympic host city Tokyo and the western prefecture of Osaka, a cabinet minister said, as Covid-19 cases spike to records around....

 2021-07-30 00:51 

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Twitter tests shopping in e-commerce move...

SAN FRANCISCO, July 30 Twitter on Wednesday began testing a feature allowing businesses sell goods from their profile pages at the one-to-many messaging platform. A "Shopping Module" being tried by a few brands in the US marked a move into......

 2021-07-30 00:48 

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Ancom posts best results since 2008 with RM23.9m FY21 net profit...

KUALA LUMPUR, July 30 — Ancom Berhad recorded strong fourth quarter and full-year financial results for the period ended May 31, 2021 amid a highly challenging operating environment. In a statement, the leading manufacturer and supplier of......

 2021-07-30 00:43 

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When hotel rooms become art galleries...

PARIS, July 30 There's no need to go to a museum to admire works of art while on vacation. Now the artworks come to you, right in your hotel room. In recent years, hotels have transformed themselves into veritable galleries, offering their......

 2021-07-30 00:39 

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BeachBot is a robot that picks up cigarette butts from the beach...

AMSTERDAM, July 30 Were you aware that cigarette butts are the category of waste that is least disposed of? Every year, no fewer than 4.5 trillion cigarette butts are found in the wilds, even they can take up to 14 years to decompose... It's......

 2021-07-30 00:36 

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Study: To live longer, eat foods rich in omega-3 (but you have to also quit smoking)...

NEW YORK, July 30 The various health benefits of a diet rich in omega-3s have already been widely publicised. A new study suggests that these fatty acids could also add almost five years of life to a person. A study published in The American......

 2021-07-30 00:23 

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SUPP Women chief urges Agong to extend Sarawak Legislative Assembly's term until Covid-19 under control...

KUCHING, July 3 Sarawak United People's Party (SUPP) Women chief Kho Teck Wan has urged the Yang di-Pertuan Agong to grant a special extension to the Sarawak State Legislative Assembly (DUN) so that the 12th state election can be held at a......

 2021-07-30 00:22 

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Didi Global denies media report it plans to go private after US$4.4b New York IPO...

NEW YORK, July 30 — Ride-hailing company Didi Global on Thursday denied a media report that the company was considering going private to placate Chinese authorities and compensate investor losses since it listed in the United States. The Wall......

 2021-07-30 00:20 

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Gilead's Covid-19 drug helps boost Q2 results as HIV sales dip...

NEW YORK, July 30 — Gilead Sciences Inc on Thursday posted a higher-than-expected second-quarter profit, helped by strong demand for its Covid-19 antiviral treatment, Veklury, but sales of its flagship HIV drugs lagged as the pandemic continued to.....

 2021-07-30 00:18 

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All transporters must undergo Covid-19 antigen rapid test before entering Brunei, says Sarawak transport minister...

KUCHING, July 30 State Transport Minister Datuk Lee Kim Shin has stressed that transporters are required to undergo the antigen rapid test (ART) before they enter neighbouring Brunei. He said based on the press releases made by Negara Brunei......

 2021-07-30 00:18 

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New York judge finds Cuba Gooding Jr liable in rape accuser's civil lawsuit...

NEW YORK, July 30 — A US judge on Thursday found Cuba Gooding Jr liable in a civil lawsuit by a woman who accused the Oscar-winning actor of raping her twice in a Manhattan hotel room in 2013, after Gooding failed to respond to the accusations in......

 2021-07-30 00:16 

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Tesla agrees to pay US$1.5m to settle claims over battery voltage reduction...

SAN FRANCISCO, July 30 — Tesla Inc has agreed to pay US$1.5 million (RM6.35 million) to settle claims a software update temporarily reduced maximum battery voltage in 1,743 Model S sedans, court documents show. Owners of the vehicles will get......

 2021-07-30 00:14 

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Brazil's Bolsonaro escalates rhetoric over electoral fraud...

BRASILIA, July 30 — Brazil's far-right President Jair Bolsonaro pleaded on Thursday for the replacement of the country's electronic voting system with printed ballots that can be counted, alleging that it is necessary to avoid fraud in next....

 2021-07-30 00:11 

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Britain in the box seat for first mixed sprint relay in Tokyo...

TOKYO, July 30 Having collected two silver medals in the individual events, Britain can further cement their place as the most successful country in Olympic triathlon history by winning the Games' first-ever mixed relay event tomorrow. Alex Yee......

 2021-07-30 00:08 

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Barty, Venus and Kerber exit WTA Montreal event, Halep enters...

MONTREAL, July 30 World number one Ashleigh Barty, Angelique Kerber and US star Venus Williams have withdrawn from next month's WTA Montreal tournament, Tennis Canada announced yesterday. However, organisers also said that two-time Grand Slam......

 2021-07-30 00:05 

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Mercedes accuse Red Bull of attempt to 'tarnish good name, integrity of Hamilton'...

BUDAPEST, July 30 Mercedes ramped up the war of words with Formula One rivals Red Bull yesterday by accusing them of attempting to "tarnish the good name and sporting integrity of Lewis Hamilton". The accusation came after Red Bull failed to......

 2021-07-29 23:58 

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Forest fires rage near Turkish resorts, killing four...

ANKARA, July 30 — Four people were reported dead Thursday and more than 180 injured as thousands of firefighters battled huge blazes spreading across the Mediterranean resort regions of Turkey's southern coast. Officials also launched an......

 2021-07-29 23:58 

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Tokyo Olympics: ROC silver leaves American rower with 'nasty feeling'...

TOKYO, July 30 American rower Megan Kalmoe said she was left with a "nasty feeling" after watching the Russian duo of Vasilisa Stepanova and Elena Oriabinskaia take home a silver medal in the women's pair yesterday. Russian athletes are......

 2021-07-29 23:54 

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L'Oreal results at pre-pandemic levels in 2021 first half...

PARIS, July 30 — French cosmetics giant L'Oreal dusted off coronavirus fallout and posted Thursday a strong net profit owing to a rebound in all its regional markets as well as product categories. In the first six months of 2021, L'Oreal mad...

 2021-07-29 23:50 

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WTO says disparities in vaccine rates can hit economic rebound...

GENEVA, July 30 — The World Trade Organization on Thursday warned that global disparities in coronavirus vaccine rates could impact worldwide economic recovery. "World trade and output have recovered faster than expected since the second half of...

 2021-07-29 23:49 

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USA's Sunisa Lee takes Olympic gold home to her father and Hmong community...

TOKYO, July 30 One of the first things Sunisa Lee did after putting her gold medal around her neck and hearing the US national anthem played for her Olympic victory was to call her family and cry with them in joy at a dream fulfilled. Her......

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