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August 24, 2017 8:30 PM Athletics: Mo Farah ends track career with Zurich 5,000m win

ZURICH: Britain's four-time Olympic champion Mo Farah ended his track career in thrilling fashion on Thursday (Aug 24) with victory in the 5,000m at the Diamond League final in Zurich. The 34-year-old Farah, also a six-time world champion who will now switch to road running, clocked 13min 06.05sec to defeat Paul Chelimo of the United States and Muktar 12

August 24, 2017 1:31 PM Najib eyes enhanced trade ties with US ahead of Trump meeting

Najib will make a working visit to Washington in September. — Bernama picKUALA LUMPUR, Aug 24 — Enhancing trade between Malaysia and the United States is one of the main topics for discussion at the meeting between Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak and US President Donald J. Trump at the White House on Sept 12. Najib, who disclosed this today 30

August 24, 2017 8:07 AM The second largest jackpot in Powerball history has a winner

Powerball announced that a single ticket sold at a convenience store in Watertown, Mass., was the winner of Wednesday night’s $758.7 million jackpot, according to the Powerball website. It was the second largest lottery prize in United States History, according to the Associated Press. The winning numbers were 6, 7, 16, 23 and 26, and the final number 15

August 24, 2017 4:34 AM Vietnam calls for Southeast Asian unity amid South China Sea tension

HANOI (Reuters) - Vietnam's most powerful leader has called for greater unity among Southeast Asian states at a time the country has appeared increasingly isolated in challenging China's territorial claims in the South China Sea. Making the first visit by a Vietnamese communist party chief to Indonesia, Nguyen Phu Trong said in a speech televised at home on Wednesday 24

August 24, 2017 2:37 AM SpaceX unveils peek at sleek new spacesuit

Elon Musk, founder, CEO and lead designer at SpaceX and co-founder of Tesla, speaks at the International Space Station Research and Development Conference in Washington July 19, 2017. — Reuters pic MIAMI, Aug 24 — Spacex’s chief executive Elon Musk gave a sneak peek yesterday at the California-based company’s futuristic new spacesuit. In an Instagram 31

August 24, 2017 1:53 AM Trump to meet Malaysian PM Najib in September

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump is set to welcome Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, to the White House on Sep 12, a statement from the White House press secretary released on Wednesday (Aug 23) said. The meeting will mark 60 years of US-Malaysia bilateral ties, the statement added. "President Trump looks forward to celebrating the 60th anniversary 12

August 24, 2017 1:36 AM Trump to meet Najib in White House Sept 12

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 24 — US President Donald Trump will be meeting Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak on September 12, the White House press secretary confirmed today. The meeting will mark 60 years of bilateral ties between the world superpower and South-east Asia’s third-largest economy. “President Trump looks forward to celebrating the 60th anniversary 9

August 23, 2017 11:33 PM After deadly accidents, Navy admiral loses command of 7th Fleet

The Navy has removed the admiral in charge of the service’s 7th Fleet based in Japan in response to four embarrassing accidents this year, two of which killed sailors at sea, the service announced Wednesday. Vice Adm. Joseph P. Aucoin was relieved of command due to a loss of confidence by Adm. Scott Swift, the commander of U.S. Pacific Fleet. The incidents 28

August 23, 2017 3:22 PM Saudi-led airstrikes hit Yemen hotel, killing at least 41

CAIRO — An airstrike by a Saudi-led coalition struck a hotel near Yemen’s capital on Wednesday, killing at least 41 people as the alliance stepped up airstrikes against the Houthi rebels and their allies in and around Sanaa. The escalation comes amid a standoff in Sanaa between the two main components of the rebel alliance, Shiite fighters from the north 33

August 23, 2017 12:57 PM Military conflict with North Korea can be avoided

BERLIN (Reuters) - A military conflict with North Korea can be avoided, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday, adding that Germany could help find a diplomatic solution to Pyongyang's standoff with the United States. "We cannot simply insist on a diplomatic solution while we sit and do nothing," she added at an event organized by the Handelsblatt 19