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August 15, 2018 9:27 AM Modi says 'sleeping elephant' India has woken up

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday hailed India's growing role in the world economy, calling it a "sleeping elephant" that has woken up, in a keynote national speech before a looming election campaign. The Hindu nationalist leader spoke for more than 80 minutes from the ramparts of New Delhi's 17th century Red Fort in the final Independence 4

August 14, 2018 2:30 PM Tourist killed by helicopter tail rotor in Nepal

KATHMANDU: An Indian tourist died in Nepal Tuesday after he walked into the tail rotor of a helicopter at a remote helipad near the border with China, officials confirmed. The 42-year-old man was disembarking from the chopper at Hilsa — the staging point for popular pilgrimage sites in neighbouring Tibet — when the accident happened. "He was hit on his head by the tail rotor 5

August 14, 2018 7:16 AM Ex-Australian archbishop avoids jail for concealing child abuse

SYDNEY: A former Australian archbishop convicted of concealing abuse by a notorious paedophile priest in the 1970s was confronted by enraged victims outside a courthouse Tuesday after a judge spared him jail and ordered he serve his sentence at home. Philip Wilson became one of the highest-ranked church officials convicted of covering up child sex abuse 3

August 11, 2018 12:24 PM Proud Pogba happy to repay trust as Man Utd captain

MANCHESTER, United Kingdom: Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba declared his pride at being named captain for Friday's Premier League opening 2-1 win over Leicester, but pointedly suggested he wants to be trusted more by manager Jose Mourinho. Mourinho surprisingly put Pogba straight into the starting line-up and handed him the armband even though 6

August 9, 2018 12:08 PM Chelsea swoop for Kepa in record move as transfer deadline looms

LONDON: Chelsea shattered the world-record fee for a goalkeeper with an 80-million euro swoop for Athletic Bilbao's Kepa Arrizabalaga on Wednesday as the Premier League transfer window prepared to slam shut. While the rest of Europe's leading leagues don't close the window until later in August, England's top-flight clubs have until 1600GMT on Thursday 10

August 8, 2018 11:00 AM Real Madrid end US tour with 2-1 win over Roma

LOS ANGELES: Gareth Bale is serving notice that he is ready to shine without Cristiano Ronaldo, factoring in both goals as Real Madrid wrapped up their US tour with a 2-1 win over Roma on Tuesday. Bale and Marco Asensio scored for Real Madrid who put on a strong performance especially in the first half of the International Champions Cup friendly at MetLife 9

August 6, 2018 9:03 AM The day the Special Branch threatened to charge me for being a CIA agent

When Malaysia’s Special Branch detained me together with nine others in April 2001, the official reason given was ‘terrorism’. According to what the government announced, and which was reported by the media, the ten of us were planning to start an armed insurrection and that we had imported guns, bombs and rocket launchers for this purpose. What the Special 8

August 3, 2018 9:18 AM After Pacquiao loss, ex-WBA champ Matthysse calls time on career

BUENOS AIRES: Just two weeks after a punishing knockout loss to Filipino great Manny Pacquiao, Argentine former WBA welterweight champion Lucas Matthysse announced his retirement on Thursday. "Today I decided to hang up the gloves, another stage in my life is beginning," said the 35-year-old Matthysse, who ends his 43-fight career with a record of 38 wins, 36 inside 6

August 3, 2018 7:30 AM EPF CEO Shahril appointed Khazanah MD

PETALING JAYA: Khazanah Nasional Bhd today announced that Datuk Shahril Ridza Ridzuan has been appointed as its managing director. In a statement released by the sovereign wealth fund today, it said Shahril will assume the post on Aug 20. Shahril, 48, is currently the Chief Executive Officer of the Employees Provident Fund (EPF), having been appointed 8

August 2, 2018 4:12 AM Perodua maintains 2018 sales target of 209,000 units

PETALING JAYA: Perusahaan Otomobil Kedua Sdn Bhd (Perodua), which has achieved a record first half sales results, is maintaining its sales target of 209,000 units for 2018 in light of the challenges expected in the second half of the year (2H18). Key challenges in 2H18 include the reintroduction of SST, slower economic growth, rising cost of doing business 5