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January 13, 2018 12:28 PM London store Harrods to remove Diana statue

A sale sign is seen at dawn on the outside of the Harrods store in Knightsbridge in London January 5, 2018. — Reuters picLONDON, Jan 13 — London luxury department store Harrods said today it was taking down a statue of the late Princess Diana and her boyfriend Dodi Al Fayed and returning it to former owner Mohamed Al Fayed. Al Fayed commissioned the bronze 138

January 13, 2018 10:30 AM Crowds jostle for Hong Kong flats, no end in sight to housing boom

Buyers and property agents line up for developer Sun Hung Kai's property sales in Hong Kong January 13, 2018. — Reuters picHONG KONG, Jan 13 — Hong Kong’s red-hot property market kicked off 2018 with hundreds queuing to buy flats in the first major property launch of the year today, backing expectations strong demand will further lift record prices by 5 to 20 per cent over the year. The Asian 59

January 12, 2018 2:32 PM Ronaldo: Neymar’s PSG move a backwards step

Ronaldo said that he would like to see Manchester City’s Gabriel Jesus installed up front for Brazil. — Reuters picRIO DE JANEIRO, January 12 — Neymar’s world record transfer to Paris Saint-Germain from Barcelona was a step backwards in his career, according to ex-Brazil star Ronaldo. “He’s at PSG now, but sports-wise, this decision he’s taken is a step backwards 47

January 12, 2018 1:54 PM Dortmund resume without Reus, wait on Goetze

BERLIN: Borussia Dortmund will be without Germany winger Marco Reus for their first Bundesliga match of 2018 on Sunday at home to Wolfsburg, but could welcome back Mario Goetze (pix). Dortmund's first league match after the winter break is still too early for Reus, 28, who tore knee ligaments in the German Cup final last May. Although he is back in training 33

January 12, 2018 1:31 PM Philippines' Duterte explains gum-chewing habit

MANILA: Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, who has a habit of chewing gum in public, even while meeting world leaders, has revealed he did it to ease pain from a spinal condition. The fiery 72-year-old has upset traditional decorum by lacing his speeches with curses, chewing gum in public, and wearing casual clothes, sometimes dispensing with socks 40

January 12, 2018 7:37 AM Top Glove acquires Adventa Capital unit for RM1.37b

The Top Glove factory. — Malay Mail picKUALA LUMPUR, Jan 12 — Malaysia's Top Glove Corp Bhd said on today that it has acquired a surgical glove business owned by Adventa Capital Pte Ltd for RM1.37 billion. The acquisition of Aspion Sdn Bhd makes Top Glove one of the world's largest surgical glove manufacturers, on top of being the largest rubber glove 40

January 12, 2018 7:06 AM Trump cancels UK visit, says will not unveil new US embassy

US President Donald Trump speaks to the media after the Congressional Republican Leadership retreat at Camp David, Maryland, January 6, 2018. — Reuters picWASHINGTON, Jan 12 — US President Donald Trump today cancelled a visit to London scheduled for early this year, saying he was disappointed with the “Obama administration having sold” the US embassy 25

January 12, 2018 6:03 AM Top Glove buys Aspion for RM1.37 billion

SHAH ALAM: Top Glove Corp Bhd, which expects to complete its RM1.37 billion acquisition of surgical glove producer Aspion Sdn Bhd in April, is aiming to acquire two more companies in 2018 and four companies next year. Executive chairman Tan Sri Dr Lim Wee Chai stressed that the group needs to grow both organically and through merger and acquisitions 12

January 12, 2018 1:34 AM EU unveils supercomputer plan to rival China

China overtook the United States in numbers and performance for supercomputers in a ranking last November, followed by Switzerland and Japan in third and fourth place. — pic via AFPBRUSSELS, Jan 12 — The EU unveiled plans yesterday to raise €1 billion (RM4.79 billion) to build superfast computers that catch up with China and others to boost 78

January 11, 2018 12:56 PM SanDisk presents world’s smallest 1TB USB-C flash drive

Billed as the smallest of its kind, this 1TB USB Type-C flash drive is currently still a prototype, and there's no word on when it might come to market or at what price. ― AFP picLAS VEGAS, Jan 11 ― Western Digital, under the SanDisk brand, revealed the world's smallest 1TB USB-C flash drive at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), which runs until January 66