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September 3, 2018 2:28 AM After a week of bipartisan tribute, McCain is laid to rest

WASHINGTON: A nearly weeklong celebration of the life of US senator John McCain – war hero, maverick, two-time presidential candidate and outspoken critic of Donald Trump – came to a solemn and subdued end Sunday as he was laid to rest at the US Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. McCain, who died Aug 25 aged 81 after a year-long struggle against brain 6

September 1, 2018 9:02 AM Indonesia to bid for 2032 Olympics

JAKARTA: Indonesia will bid to host the 2032 Summer Olympics, President Joko Widodo said Saturday following its successful staging of the 18th Asian Games. Widodo said the Asian Games, hosted in the cities of Jakarta and Palembang over the past two weeks, have proved the country has the ability to host the world's most prestigious multi-sports event 12

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 13

August 30, 2018 2:00 PM Two official events in conjunction with Agong's birthday celebration cancelled

KUALA LUMPUR: Two events in conjunction with the official birthday celebration of Yang di-Pertuan Agong Sultan Muhammad V, namely the official birthday ceremony and royal tea reception scheduled for Sept 9 at the Istana Negara have been cancelled. Comptroller of the Royal Household Datuk Wan Ahmad Dahlan Ab Aziz made the announcement on the matter in a statement 13

August 30, 2018 7:00 AM New automotive policy by year-end, Senate told

KUALA LUMPUR: The government is to announce by the end of this year a new National Automotive Policy, said Deputy International Trade and Industry Minister Dr Ong Kian Ming (pix). The new policy would ensure that the automotive industry remained competitive and benefited the people, he told the Dewan Negara. "We are reviewing the National Automotive 23

August 25, 2018 4:13 AM Rohingya's protest for 'justice' on crackdown anniversary

COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh: Thousands of Rohingya refugees staged protests for "justice" Saturday on the first anniversary of a Myanmar military crackdown that forced them to flee to camps in Bangladesh. About 700,000 of the Muslim minority poured across the border after attacks by the Myanmar military and Buddhist groups that the United Nations has likened 8

August 24, 2018 10:18 AM TM, UEM Sunrise scrap plans for KL high rise project

PETALING JAYA: Telekom Malaysia Bhd (TM) and UEM Sunrise Bhd (UEMS) have decided to cancel the proposed development of a high rise mixed development along Jalan Raja Chulan in Kuala Lumpur. In a filing with Bursa Malaysia, TM said the parties have mutually agreed for the joint land development agreement (JLDA) to be rescinded upon expiry of the extension 20

August 22, 2018 10:12 AM German police arrest Russian over alleged jihadist bomb plot

BERLIN: German police commandos Wednesday arrested a Russian suspected Islamist militant accused of having plotted an explosives attack in the country. Identified only as 31-year-old Magomed-Ali C., he was allegedly an accomplice of Clement Baur, who was arrested in Marseilles shortly before the 2017 French elections accused of plotting an imminent attack 18

August 22, 2018 9:45 AM Anti-Muslim rant sparks backlash against AFL personality

SYDNEY: A leading Australian media personality sparked controversy Wednesday after lashing out at the nation's Muslim community, saying they "share no common interest" with the rest of the country. Sam Newman, a former Aussie Rules football player who co-hosts the popular "Footy Show" on commercial television, was reacting after two leading Muslim players 12

August 21, 2018 9:34 AM Kawan Food earnings fall in Q2

PETALING JAYA: Kawan Food Bhd’s net profit for the second quarter ended June 30,2018 fell 32.40% to RM6.08 million from RM8.99 million a year ago due to lower export turnover, and higher operation and promotion costs. Revenue for the quarter under review fell 4.92% to RM52.38 million from RM55.09 million due to a decrease in turnover from North America 14