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January 22, 2018 3:35 AM Svitolina ‘working hard’ for Aussie Open success

Ukraine’s Elina Svitolina celebrates winning her Australian Open match against Czech Republic’s Denisa Allertova at the Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne January 22, 2018. — Reuters picMELBOURNE, Jan 22 ― Elina Svitolina says she is “working her a** off” to win a first Grand Slam title and become world number one after reaching the quarter-finals of the Australian 3

January 22, 2018 2:50 AM Asia’s next Silicon Valley takes shape in Penang (Video)

PETALING JAYA: Asia's next Silicon Valley is taking shape in Penang with a growing number of successful hardware start-ups making the island its home base. It has grown into a hardware hub with emphasis on the tech world through hardware manufacturing. The growing ecosystem has caught international attention with the BBC being the latest to highlight 3

January 22, 2018 2:23 AM Rahm beats Landry to win CareerBuilders in playoff

Jon Rahm hits a fairway shot on the 16th during the final round of the CareerBuilder Challenge golf tournament at PGA West TPC Stadium Course. ― Reuters picLOS ANGELES, Jan 22 ― Spain's Jon Rahm birdied the fourth playoff hole to beat Andrew Landry and capture his second US PGA Tour title at the CareerBuilder Challenge in California. Rahm, projected 1

January 22, 2018 1:41 AM World inequality grows amid glut of new billionaires, Oxfam says

The world’s richest person, Inc’s Jeff Bezos, saw a gain of US$33.7 billion in his personal fortune.— Reuters picLONDON, Jan 22 — The global economy created a record number of billionaires last year, exacerbating inequality amid a weakening of workers’ rights and a corporate push to maximise shareholder returns, charity organisation Oxfam 5

January 22, 2018 1:03 AM Scandal-hit Thai temple helps to stage mass Buddhist event in Myanmar

Buddhist monks prepare for an alms offering ceremony organised by the Thailand's Dhammakaya Foundation at the Chanmyathazi airport in Mandalay, Myanmar, January 21, 2018. — Reuters picMANDALAY, Jan 22 — Thousands of Buddhist monks gathered in Myanmar’s second largest city yesterday for an event partly organised by a scandal-hit Thai temple whose abbot 4

January 21, 2018 11:19 PM Chinese, Russians shore up Middle East tourism

In Egypt, tourist numbers soared 55 per cent in 2017. — AFP picCAIRO, Jan 22 — Chinese and Russian visitors boosted Middle Eastern tourism last year following a 2016 slump as Europeans gave the area a wide berth on security fears, according to the World Tourism Organization (WTO). The Mideast region as a whole drew 58 million foreign tourists in 2017 — a 4.8 per cent rise on the previous 6

January 21, 2018 3:44 PM Salleh: Malaysia is doing better than many other countries

Datuk Seri Dr Mohd Salleh Said Keruak said the world is in crisis and Malaysia is a member of a global community where changing the government is not a simple solution to the crisis. — Bernama picKUALA LUMPUR, Jan 21 — Malaysia is riding out the crisis and is doing better than many other countries, said Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Seri Dr Salleh 3

January 21, 2018 3:15 PM Dimitrov ousts Kyrgios to reach Open quarters

Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria chats with Nick Kyrgios of Australia after Dimitrov won their Australian Open match at the Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne January 21, 2018. — Reuters picMELBOURNE, Jan 21 — Bulgaria’s world No.3 Grigor Dimitrov won a gripping four-setter to knock Australia’s big hope Nick Kyrgios out of the Australian Open today. Dimitrov downed 3

January 21, 2018 3:00 PM Hot back nine lands Fleetwood fresh title

England’s Tommy Fleetwood poses with the trophy after winning the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship at the Abu Dhabi Golf Club January 21, 2018. — Reuters picABU DHABI, Jan 21 — England’s Tommy Fleetwood successfully defended his title at the US$3 million (RM11.8 million) Abu Dhabi Championship today, shooting a seven-under par 65 round to beat compatriot 6

January 21, 2018 2:47 AM Johnson says UK should welcome Trump

LONDON: British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson called for US President Donald Trump to be welcomed to the UK, warning Sunday that resisting a visit risked damaging his country's national interest. A day ahead of Johnson welcoming his US counterpart Rex Tillerson to Britain for talks, Johnson said postponing any Trump trip would be acting against the UK's "single 4