• U.S. says strategy on North Korea centres on sanctions, open to talks

    By Phil Stewart and David Brunnstrom WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration said on Wednesday it aimed to push North Korea into dismantling its nuclear and missile programs through tougher international sanctions and diplomatic pressure, and remained open to negotiations to bring that about. The U.S. stance, which appeared to signal a willingness to exhaust non-military avenues despite repeated warnings that "all options are on the table," came in a statement following an unusual White House-hosted briefing for the entire U.S. Senate followed by a briefing to the House of Representatives. The statement from Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats described North Korea as "an urgent national security threat and top foreign policy priority." North Korea's growing nuclear and missile threat is perhaps the most serious security challenge confronting President Donald Trump, who has vowed to prevent North Korea from being able to hit the United States with a nuclear missile - a capability experts say Pyongyang could have some time after 2020.

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  • Uber driver charged with raping California woman in car

    An Uber driver accused by prosecutors of having sexually assaulted a female passenger after she sought a ride home from a gathering in the upscale seaside city of Newport Beach, California, was charged with rape on Wednesday. Angel Sanchez, 36, was arrested a day after the March 30 attack, which took place on a street near the woman's home in Santa Ana, California. Sanchez, who is scheduled for an initial court appearance in the case next week, faces a maximum sentence of eight years in prison if convicted.

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  • Man who texted wife to drive safely dies in Jurong accident

    Less than an hour later, Loh Fook Siong, a 42-year-old Malaysian, died in a road accident in Singapore. Loh, who was a worker in Singapore’s marine industry, was riding on his motorcycle when he was run over by a trailer at Jalan Buroh in November last year. In a hearing on Wednesday (26 April), State Coroner Marvin Bay recorded a verdict of traffic misadventure into Loh’s death.

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  • Tottenham refuse to give up title chase, Arsenal eye top-four

    By Martyn Herman LONDON (Reuters) - With less than a month of the Premier League season left it remains Chelsea's title to lose but Tottenham Hotspur defiantly stayed in contention by grinding out a 1-0 victory at Crystal Palace on Wednesday. Chelsea's already profitable week looked like getting a whole lot better as Palace doggedly kept Tottenham at bay for 78 minutes but Christian Eriksen's unstoppable blast meant they are once again looking over their shoulders. With five games remaining Chelsea, who beat Tottenham in the FA Cup semi-final on Saturday and Southampton in the league on Tuesday, both by 4-2 scorelines, lead Tottenham by four points.

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  • Malay groups band together to fight those who are anti-Islam, warn of May 13 reoccurence

    KUALA LUMPUR, April 26 — A group of 22 Malay NGOs today jointly formed a new front dedicated to oppose “rude and dominant” groups who have questioned the tenets of Islam and the rights of...

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  • Thai taxi driver arrested for alleged rape of Brazilian

    BANGKOK (AP) — Thai police on Wednesday arrested a taxi driver accused of raping a Brazilian woman who had just arrived at a Bangkok airport on an international flight, saying the suspect had a criminal record and had already confessed to the crime.

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  • River overflows into 90 homes as floods hit KL again

    KUALA LUMPUR, April 27 — Flash floods continued to hit various locations in the city yesterday, causing traffic jams in some areas and damaging properties. The worst affected area was Jalan...

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  • Dortmund stun Bayern to reach German Cup final

    Borussia Dortmund reached the German Cup final for a record fourth successive season after staging a thrilling five-minute, two-goal comeback to stun holders and hosts Bayern Munich 3-2 on Wednesday. Teenager Ousmane Dembele scored one goal and set up another in a five minute spell in the second half to help Dortmund come back from 2-1 down after having taken a 19th-minute lead through Marco Reus. "We started well but it is brutally difficult to play attacking football and defend well against Bayern," said scorer Reus.

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  • China flags global naval role after new carrier launch

    China needs to raise its military capabilities to protect its growing overseas interests, its foreign minister said following the launch of China's first domestically built aircraft carrier, but he vowed not to pursue expansionism. China launched the carrier on Wednesday amid rising tension over North Korea and regional worries about Beijing's assertiveness in the South China Sea and its broader military modernisation programme. Speaking during a visit to Germany, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Chinese business and citizens had spread all around the world, with millions of people living overseas and nearly 30,000 Chinese-funded businesses registered in other countries.

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  • Aviation officer gives his version of United flight removal

    CHICAGO (AP) — The physician who was dragged off a United Airlines flight in Chicago this month was verbally and physically abusive, and flailing his arms before he lost his balance and struck his mouth on an armrest, according to the aviation officer who pulled the man out of his seat.

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  • Johnny Depp denies out of control spending led to financial woes

    Johnny Depp believes it's no one else's business how he spends his fortune.

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  • David Hasselhoff's manager shot down his chances of playing Superman

    The actor also missed out on Indiana Jones and the chance to date Anne Hathaway.

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  • FAS probe: A $500,000 Singapore football fiasco

    The first-ever Football Association of Singapore (FAS) leadership elections will take place on Saturday (29 April) against the backdrop of a Commercial Affairs Department (CAD) probe into alleged misuse of club funds.

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  • Hackers exploited Word flaw for months while Microsoft investigated

    By Joseph Menn SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - To understand why it is so difficult to defend computers from even moderately capable hackers, consider the case of the security flaw officially known as CVE-2017-0199. The bug was unusually dangerous but of a common genre: it was in Microsoft software, could allow a hacker to seize control of a personal computer with little trace, and was fixed April 11 in Microsoft's regular monthly security update. Google's security researchers, for example, give vendors just 90 days' warning before publishing flaws they find.

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  • Students among 33 held at drug party

    KUALA LUMPUR, April 27 — Two secondary school girls, aged 14 and 15, and two underage boys were among 33 people arrested after police cut short a drug party taking place at an upscale service...

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  • Mourinho shuns Ibrahimovic talk, says Pogba out

    Jose Mourinho refused to discuss Zlatan Ibrahimovic's Manchester United future on Wednesday in the wake of the Swedish striker's season-ending knee ligament injury. Ibrahimovic, 35, suffered a serious knee injury in last week's Europa League victory over Anderlecht and was due to undergo surgery in the United States this week. United and Ibrahimovic had been in talks over extending his one-year contract, which expires at the end of the season, but Mourinho would not entertain questions on the player's future.

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  • Jet Airways suspends pilot over racism, assault claims

    Indian carrier Jet Airways said Wednesday it had suspended a foreign pilot from flying duty over allegations that he assaulted a woman and hurled racist abuse at another passenger on a domestic flight. The Mumbai-based airline confirmed the incident took place on April 3 on a Chandigarh-Mumbai flight, adding the pilot in question had been taken off the flying roster soon after and an apology had been extended to the victim. "As regards the said incident, Jet Airways has noted guest feedback with concern and regrets the incident," Jet Airways said in a statement Wednesday.

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  • Loss won’t be mine, Rafizi says after PAS dismisses biggest GE loser forecast

    KUALA LUMPUR, April 26 — Labelled a “liar”, Rafizi Ramli shrugged off today a PAS leader’s denigration after a PKR-linked survey predicted the Islamist party will be the biggest loser at...

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  • Leave if you are unhappy, Dr M tells PPBM members

    PETALING JAYA, April, 26 — Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM) members who are uncomfortable with its leadership are free to leave the opposition party. The...

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  • Shania Twain fears Lyme disease may have been behind voice collapse

    The country star will be performing at the Stagecoach festival in California this weekend.

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