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April 24, 2018 2:41 PM World Youth Jazz Festival back for 7th edition in Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR: The 7th edition of World Youth Jazz Festival, a gathering of jazz musicians from Malaysia, Indonesia, Poland, Philippines, Bangladesh, Germany and the United States will be back from May 4. Jazz bands, Newsound, Low Flowinder, Return of The Waves, Formula, Indro's Jazz Muda, Four Corners, Ray Infante Trio, Emiko and Magnitudo are among 11

April 24, 2018 8:20 AM Armenia marks Ottoman massacres after leader quits

YEREVAN: In a show of unity Tuesday, Armenians marked the anniversary of the massacre of 1.5 million of their kin by Ottoman forces in 1915, a day after leader Serzh Sarkisian resigned after days of protests. The commemorations are a hugely emotional event for the country and Armenians of all stripes flocked to a hilltop memorial in the capital Yerevan 6

April 24, 2018 7:12 AM Sumatec signs MoA with China National Petroleum’s subsidiary

PETALING JAYA: Sumatec Resources Bhd has inked a memorandum of agreement (MoA) with Liaohe Oilfield of CNPC, a subsidiary of China National Petroleum Corp (CNPC-Liaohe) for the exploration and development of the Rakushechnoye oil and gas field project. Under the MoA, CNPC-Liaohe will provide full technical service including subsurface, drilling and production 5

April 24, 2018 4:22 AM Malaysian foundation receives US$136,000 in recognition of refugee support

KUALA LUMPUR: A Malaysian foundation – The Dignity for Children Foundation - has been gifted the second edition of Sharjah International Award for Refugee Advocacy and Support (SIARA) worth US$ 136,000 (RM 520,800) for their efforts in Asia, the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. The foundation provides educational services to approximately 7

April 24, 2018 3:00 AM Hitting the global Viral 50 charts

THE DJ duo of Ethan Curzon and Yeoh Wai Hong (pix, from left), collectively known as BATE, are making inroads in the global Viral 50 charts with their debut single, One I Love. The single, which officially dropped on March 9, is the only Malaysian track to appear on music streaming giant Spotify’s Global Viral 50 chart, where it reached the No.21 spot. It also peaked 8

April 24, 2018 1:24 AM Argentine Biglia's World Cup in doubt after back injury

MILAN: AC Milan midfielder Lucas Biglia could miss the World Cup this summer with Argentina after suffering a severe back injury during the Italian club's defeat to Benevento at the weekend. The 32-year-old was forced off the pitch after 72 minutes in Milan's shock defeat to 10-man Benevento and the club confirmed Biglia has fractured two vertebrae in his back. "AC Milan 6

April 23, 2018 10:33 AM Far-right group attacks migrants on Greek island

MYTILENE, Greece: A far-right group launched a violent attack overnight on migrants staging a sit-in protest on the Greek island of Lesbos, injuring around a dozen people, police said Monday. The violence erupted late Sunday after members of the radical "Patriotic Movement" gathered on the central square of the island's main city Mytilene, where some 200 Afghan 8

April 23, 2018 12:01 AM Former Brazil great Rivaldo advises Neymar to quit PSG

RIO DE JANEIRO: Injured Brazil and Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar should leave France and resume his career in Spain if he wants to become the world's top player, former Brazil great Rivaldo said Sunday. Rivaldo, who starred in the 1998 and 2002 World Cups, told GloboEsporte.com and Esporte Espetacular that while a return to Barcelona might be too complicated 6

April 22, 2018 10:23 AM Australia beat Netherlands to return to World Group

WOLLONGONG, Australia: Daria Gavrilova put Australia back into the World Group of the Fed Cup with victory over Quirine Lemoine of the Netherlands in Wollongong on Sunday. The 24th-ranked Gavrilova, who replaced Saturday's losing team-mate Samantha Stosur, beat the 295th-ranked Lemoine 6-3, 6-2 in the fourth singles to give Australia an unassailable 6

April 22, 2018 10:23 AM Japan pip Britain to seal return to Fed Cup's elite

MIKI, Japan: Japan plucked victory from the jaws of defeat as the hosts beat Britain 3-2 on Sunday to seal a return to the Fed Cup's elite level after a four-year absence. Johanna Konta crushed Naomi Osaka 6-3, 6-3 to put the visitors on the brink of victory before Kurumi Nara upset Heather Watson 7-6 (11-9), 6-4 to take a see-saw World Group II playoff 6