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August 31, 2018 6:56 AM Hong Kong's Sarah Lee eases into sprint final

JAKARTA: Hong Kong's Sarah Lee Wai-sze eased into women's sprint final as she went in search of her second track cycling gold at the Asian Games on Friday. The defending champion, who set a tournament-record 10.583 seconds in Thursday's qualifying round, beat South Korea's Cho Sun-young in two straight races. The 31-year-old former Olympic keirin bronze 97

August 31, 2018 2:59 AM French unions call Oct 9 strike against 'ideological' Macron policies

PARIS: Unions in France on Thursday called for a strike for Oct 9 in protest at the "ideological policies" of French President Emmanuel Macron's government. The CGT and FO unions, as well as two national student unions, denounced "ideological policies targeting the destruction of our social model, favouring notably the explosion of inequality and the breaking 94

August 30, 2018 4:10 AM Whistleblower Manning faces Australia speaking tour ban

SYDNEY: US whistleblower Chelsea Manning, jailed for leaking classified information, is facing a ban from Australia as organisers of a speaking tour said Thursday her visa application was likely to be refused. The former soldier, freed last year after then-US president Barack Obama commuted her 35-year sentence days before he left office, was due to talk at the Sydney 97

August 29, 2018 10:26 AM Iran has arrested 'dozens of spies': Intelligence minister

TEHRAN: Iran's intelligence minister said "dozens of spies" had been arrested as part of a crackdown on espionage and dual nationals and alluded to an agent Iran had placed in the Israeli government, Iranian media reported on Wednesday. Intelligence Minister Mahmoud Alavi did not provide details of the "dozens of spies", or over what period they had been arrested 91

August 29, 2018 7:24 AM Court dismisses Mohamad's preliminary objection against Dr Streram's election petition

SEREMBAN: The Special Election Court here today dismissed a preliminary objection by Umno deputy president Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan to strike out an election petition filed by PKR candidate for the Rantau state seat, Dr S. Streram. Judge Datuk Azimah Omar made the decision after studying and considering all the affidavits and written submissions by Mohamad 69

August 29, 2018 5:23 AM Cancer-stricken former journalist appeals for donations

KUANTAN: A freelance journalist is surviving on milk formula as his body is no longer able to take in food due to the stomach cancer he has been suffering from since 2009. V. P. Tawasegaran, 66, who was formerly with the Tamil Nesan newspaper, said a special apparatus is helping him channel the milk formula into his stomach. "I was detected as having 91

August 29, 2018 4:14 AM Ismail Bakar clocks in as Chief Secretary

PUTRAJAYA: Datuk Seri Dr Ismail Bakar has began his first day of work as the new Chief Secretary to the government. Dr Ismail, 58, arrived at the Office of Chief Secretary to the Government and clocked in at 7.25am. In a short briefing, Dr Ismail pledged to always uphold the integrity and the principle of righteousness in discharging his duties as the Chief 85

August 28, 2018 8:42 AM I knew about Amri’s disappearance only through news reports, says ex-IGP

KUALA LUMPUR: Former Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said he only knew about activist Amri Che Mat through news reports. Khalid told the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) inquiry for Amri's disappearance that he only knew about the case from reading news reports. "After reading news reports I found out that he was the subject 74

August 28, 2018 8:11 AM May kicks off first Africa tour as British PM

CAPE TOWN: British Prime Minister Theresa May touched down in Cape Town Tuesday as she kicked off a tour of the African continent where she hopes to lay the foundations for post-Brexit trade deals. May is facing pressure at home from so-called Remainers sceptical of her ability to forge trade deals once Britain severs ties with Brussels, as well as from Brexiteers 82

August 28, 2018 4:59 AM First (political) “assassination” blow against Rafizi Ramli

Years back, I did wonder whether Rafizi Ramli has too manymusuh dalam selimut in PKR. Yes, Rafizi does have his bullshit element (which most politicians have), but nonetheless, he is not only an important PKR asset-leader but potentially a future PM of a Pakatan government, say in about 15 years time (in 3 parliamentary terms). Best of all, unlike others 111