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August 25, 2018 3:33 AM Asian Games marathon winner accused of pushing rival

JAKARTA: Japan's Hiroto Inoue was accused of pushing his rival in a controversial sprint finish to the Asian Games marathon Saturday, as the runner-up from Bahrain lodged a complaint with race officials. Inoue and Bahrain's Elhassan Elabbassi entered the stadium in Jakarta neck and neck, before the Japanese athlete opened up a small lead. In the final 7

August 22, 2018 2:16 PM IHH Healthcare likely to exit maiden investment in India: Report

PETALING JAYA: The Economic Times of India reported late on Tuesday that Malaysia's IHH Healthcare Bhd, which recently succeeded in its bid for the much coveted Fortis Healthcare Ltd for 40 billion rupees (RM2.35 billion), is likely to exit its maiden investment in India, Kolkata's Apollo Gleneagles Hospitals. According to the report which cited people 15

August 8, 2018 11:38 PM Arsenal's 'silent Stan' unfazed by unhappy fans

LONDON: American businessman and entrepreneur Stan Kroenke is unlikely to be upset by the outpouring of heated opposition from Arsenal fans following his takeover of historic Premier League club. The hard-nosed multi-billionaire from Columbia, Missouri, who joined the American invasion of English football over a decade ago, has absorbed a steady volume 24

July 31, 2018 4:45 AM 30 years on, 'new age militancy' stokes Kashmir conflict

SRINAGAR, India: A home-made bomb set off the insurgency against Indian rule in Kashmir 30 years ago, but "new age" fighters using social media assaults alongside guns are taking the battle to new heights of bitterness. The explosion at the Srinagar telegraph office doorway on July 31, 1988 caused no casualties but lit the fuse on a conflict that rights 17

July 21, 2018 1:50 AM Rahul Gandhi hugs Modi in bizzare incident at parliamentary session (Video)

NEW DELHI: India's ruling party sailed through a confidence vote in a theatrical parliamentary session which saw a startled Prime Minister Narendra Modi embraced by his chief political foe. Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was in no danger of losing its first confidence motion since taking power four years ago, which was prompted by a minor party 7

July 1, 2018 1:49 PM Supermart cashier choked in 'bag rage' incident

SYDNEY: Australia's biggest supermarket chains are scrambling to combat "bag rage" as frustrated shoppers vent their anger over the removal of single-use plastic bags. One man put his hands around a supermarket worker's throat, the West Australian newspaper reported, while grocery stores are putting on more staff to help customers get used to the change 9

June 29, 2018 1:47 AM Libyan strongman Haftar announces 'liberation' of Derna

BENGHAZI, Libya: Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar announced Thursday the "liberation" of Derna, the only city in the eastern region beyond his control, from radical Islamist militias. "We proudly announce the liberation of Derna, a city dear to all Libyans," the breakaway military leader said in a televised speech. A spokesman for Haftar's self-styled 15

June 26, 2018 5:57 AM Australia buys high-tech drones to monitor South China Sea, Pacific

SYDNEY: Australia will invest Aus$7 billion (RM20.9 billion) to develop and buy high-tech US drones for joint military operations and to monitor waters including the South China Sea, it said Tuesday. Canberra has been embarking on its largest peacetime naval investment through a massive shipbuilding strategy that includes new submarines, offshore patrol 17

June 25, 2018 7:49 AM Turkey's Erdogan fetes poll triumph, opposition troubled

ISTANBUL: President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday celebrated winning five more years in office with sweeping new powers after a decisive election victory, as Turkey's opposition raised bitter questions over the conduct of the polls. A night of triumph for Erdogan saw the man who has dominated Turkey for the last one-and-a-half-decades declared winner 13

June 25, 2018 7:36 AM China's Didi steps up challenge to Uber with Australia push

MELBOURNE: Chinese ride-sharing giant Didi has intensified its drive for global business, launching in Melbourne Monday as it joins rivals Uber, Taxify and Ola in Australia's taxi market. Didi Chuxing claims to be the world's leading mobile transportation platform with more than 450 million users, and its latest expansion is part of attempts to rival 11