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January 18, 2018 2:09 AM NY banker assistant arrested in US$1.2m fine wine theft

NEW YORK: An ex-personal assistant of a New York banking executive is facing up to 10 years behind bars, accused of stealing hundreds of bottles of vintage wine worth more than US$1.2 million (RM4.7 million) from his boss, prosecutors announced Wednesday. Nicholas De-Meyer, 40, worked in a personal capacity for Goldman Sachs' president and co-chief operating 9

January 17, 2018 3:58 PM Super blue blood moon phenomenon on Jan 31

KUALA LUMPUR: On Jan 31, the people in Malaysia will have the opportunity to witness a spectacular combination of three lunar phenomena dubbed the Super Blue Blood Moon, a total lunar eclipse which last occurred 152 years ago. The Super Blue Blood Moon phenomenon, which was last observed on March 31, 1866, is a combination of Supermoon, Bluemoon and Bloodmoon 9

January 12, 2018 12:46 AM Italian coastguard rescue 264 migrants off southern coast

A member of the Italian Red Cross helps a migrant after he disembarks from the Italian Coast Guard vessel 'Diciotti' on January 8, 2018 in the port of Catania following a rescue operation at sea. — AFP picROME, Jan 12 — Italian coastguard service said yesterday 264 migrants had been rescued from a boat off the coast of Calabria, where traffickers have increasingly 7

January 9, 2018 7:15 AM Rare giant lily pads draw impressive crowds to Paraguay lagoon

These aquatic plants — their scientific name is Victoria cruziana but locals call them ‘alligator lilies’ — sprawling enough that they can provide a hiding place for a small alligator. — AFP picASUNCION, Jan 9 — An off-the-beaten-path corner of Paraguay has become a tourist attraction this month as visitors flock to see a rare delight floating on a hidden 11

January 8, 2018 9:55 AM India’s top court to review gay sex ban

The Supreme Court in India reinstated the ban after it had earlier been rescinded. ― Reuters picNEW DELHI, Jan 8 — India’s Supreme Court today announced a review of a hugely controversial ban on gay sex, saying no one should have to live in fear because of their sexuality. The court said it would take up a legal challenge by five high-profile Indians 14

January 7, 2018 6:52 AM N. Korea names delegates for inter-Korean talks

South Korean soldiers stand guard at the truce village of Panmunjom November 12, 2014. — Reuters picSEOUL, Jan 7 — North Korea has sent a list of its delegation for a rare high-level meeting with the South this week, the unification ministry in Seoul said today. The two Koreas agreed Friday to hold their first official dialogue in more than two years 14

January 1, 2018 12:21 PM Storm cuts power to 40,000 households in western France

A storm affected power in Brittany, a rare occurence in France — Reuters picPARIS, Jan 1 — Winter storm Carmen has cut power to about 40,000 households in the Brittany region of western France, power grid company Enedis said in a statement today. Enedis, which has mobilised 1,500 staff to restore power, said the storm is now moving to other regions 13

December 19, 2017 10:15 PM Pfizer, Exelixis cancer drugs get FDA approval for wider use

REUTERS: Cancer treatments from Pfizer Inc and Exelixis Inc on Tuesday won approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for expanded use in previously untreated patients. Pfizer's Bosulif was expanded to treat newly-diagnosed adult patients with a rare, chronic form of blood cancer. The drug was first approved in 2012 to treat patients with resistance 10

December 12, 2017 1:19 PM Diphtheria kills nine in Bangladesh Rohingya camps

DHAKA: Bangladesh on Tuesday (Dec 12) launched a massive drive to vaccinate Rohingya children against diphtheria after a suspected outbreak killed nine refugees and infected more than 700. Health workers in Bangladesh said they had been caught unaware by the outbreak of the bacterial disease in the Rohingya refugee camps of southeast Bangladesh 5

December 11, 2017 3:35 PM Chongqing name Portuguese Bento as head coach

REUTERS: Former Portugal coach Paul Bento has taken over as head coach of Chinese Super League side Chongqing Lifan, the club said on Monday. Bento, who led his native Portugal to the World Cup finals in Brazil in 2014, replaced South Korea's Chang Woe-ryong and has been tasked with keeping Chongqing in China's top flight while bringing players from the academy 8