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Fire breaks out at Johor Bahru shopping mall

Wed, 09/18/2019 - 22:10
JOHOR BAHRU: A blaze broke out at an exhibitor's display in a popular shopping centre in Johor Bahru on Wednesday (Sep 18) afternoon, setting off fire alarms. Firefighters were called to The Mall, Mid Valley Southkey Johor after the reports of a fire on the ground floor of the shopping centre at ...

Football: James joins Man United's growing injury list ahead of Astana game

Wed, 09/18/2019 - 22:06
Manchester United will be without Daniel James for Thursday's Europa League group stage opener after the winger suffered an injury in the weekend Premier League win over Leicester City, manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said on Wednesday.

Football: French League Cup to disappear from next season

Wed, 09/18/2019 - 22:04
The French League Cup will not be held as of next season and until further notice, the French professional football league said on Wednesday.

Russians protest over crackdown in growing solidarity campaign

Wed, 09/18/2019 - 22:03
A campaign in support of jailed Russian demonstrators gained momentum Wednesday, with celebrities, priests and teachers calling for their release and more than 200 people protesting outside the presidential administration.

Trump picks hostage negotiator O'Brien for top security job

Wed, 09/18/2019 - 21:55
US President Donald Trump on Wednesday (Sep 18) named US hostage negotiator Robert O'Brien as his choice to replace John Bolton as his national security adviser, making him the fourth person to hold the post in the Trump administration.

Asylum requests down in developed countries: OECD

Wed, 09/18/2019 - 21:43
Developed countries received sharply fewer asylum applications last year, a report said Wednesday, as the world remains gripped in a migrant crisis fuelled by wars and economic hardship.

Balance the key for Flying Fijians, says coach McKee

Wed, 09/18/2019 - 21:41
Fiji coach John McKee has said the World Cup will be treated to plenty of the flair associated with the island nation's rugby but this time it will be allied with a firm focus on the basics of the game.

Wall Street edges lower as FedEx profit warning drags; Fed in focus

Wed, 09/18/2019 - 21:41
REUTERS: U.S. stocks came under pressure on Wednesday after FedEx issued a profit warning, while investors waited for the Federal Reserve's decision on interest rates in what has been a rocky week for global markets. Shares of the package delivery company tumbled 13per cent and were on course ...

Singapore supports update of WTO rules, will not use special provisions for developing nations: Chan Chun Sing

Wed, 09/18/2019 - 21:34
SINGAPORE: Singapore said it will not seek special provisions in negotiations that it is entitled to under its “developing country” status in the World Trade Organization (WTO). This is part of the country’s efforts to “support, uphold and update WTO rules”, said Minister for Trade and Industry ...

Trump taps hostage negotiator Robert O’Brien for national security adviser

Wed, 09/18/2019 - 21:29
US President Donald Trump on Wednesday (Sep 18) named US hostage negotiator Robert O'Brien as his choice to replace John Bolton as his national security adviser, making him the fourth person to hold the post in the Trump administration.

Football: Cannavaro's Guangzhou end Kashima's reign as Asian champions

Wed, 09/18/2019 - 21:21
World Cup winner Fabio Cannavaro moved a step closer to AFC Champions League glory as his Guangzhou Evergrande side stunned Asian champions Kashima Antlers Wednesday on away goals to reach the semi-finals.

Wall Street ticks lower as FedEx warns on profit; Fed on tap

Wed, 09/18/2019 - 20:41
REUTERS: U.S. stocks edged lower at open on Wednesday, pressured by FedEx's warning on full-year profit, while investors waited for the Federal Reserve's decision on interest rates. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 35.41 points, or 0.13per cent, at the open to 27,075.39. The S&P 500 ...

Trump says he has ordered substantial increase of Iran sanctions

Wed, 09/18/2019 - 20:37
WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump said on Wednesday (Sep 18) he had ordered Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to "substantially increase sanctions" imposed on Iran, amid escalating tensions between Washington and Tehran. He did not give details on the move, which follows weekend attacks on oil ...

US housing starts, building permits hit 12-year high

Wed, 09/18/2019 - 20:37
U.S. homebuilding surged to more than a 12-year high in August as both single- and multi-family housing construction increased, suggesting that lower mortgage rates were finally providing a boost to the struggling housing market.

Apple taps recycled rare earth elements for iPhone parts

Wed, 09/18/2019 - 20:20
Apple Inc's new iPhones will used recycled rare earth elements in a key component, the company said on Wednesday.

Man accused of molesting teenager while pretending to take body measurements

Wed, 09/18/2019 - 20:16
SINGAPORE: A 21-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of molesting a woman on the pretext of taking her body measurements for a clothing advertisement, said the police in a news release on Wednesday (Sep 18). The 18-year-old woman made a police report on Sep 6.  According to the police ...

Chin Swee Road toddler death: Local MP Lily Neo expresses concern, sadness

Wed, 09/18/2019 - 20:10
SINGAPORE: In the wake of the recent news of a couple who was charged with murdering their two-year-old child in 2014, the Member of Parliament (MP) for the area Lily Neo has expressed concerns about what happened. READ: Chin Swee Road death: Couple charged with murdering their 2-year-old daughter ...

Suicide bomber, gunmen attack Afghan government building

Wed, 09/18/2019 - 20:08
At least 12 people were injured when gunmen stormed a crowded government building in eastern Afghanistan Wednesday after a suicide bomber attack, with desperate survivors leaping from windows to escape the fighting, witnesses and officials said.

British PM Johnson confronted at a hospital by parent of sick child

Wed, 09/18/2019 - 20:08
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was confronted at a London hospital on Wednesday by the father of a sick child who said the care his child received had not been acceptable and that the nation's health service had been destroyed.

Frustration with registration process as Malaysia’s Vehicle Entry Permit deadline looms

Wed, 09/18/2019 - 19:59
SINGAPORE: People frustrated with the process of registering for Malaysia's Vehicle Entry Permit (VEP) have complained about lengthy waiting times, a lack of appointment slots and little help from the  authorities. Malaysia announced in 2017 that all foreign-registered vehicles entering the ...