• Game over for Dr M and son

    KUALA LUMPUR — Umno’s decision to sack its suspended deputy president Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin and former Kedah menteri besar Datuk Seri Mukhriz Mahathir with immediate effect was a move that...

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  • Brexit: Sports in limbo, Lineker blasts 'selfish' 50-somethings

    England football great Gary Lineker led a host of sports stars expressing their anger at Britain's shock vote to leave the European Union on Friday. On a practical level there was confusion over what the EU exit would mean for foreign players, not only in the lucrative English Premier League, but also in cricket and rugby union. Sports lawyers say it is crucial that Britain negotiates successfully to remain part of Europe's single market, which enshrines freedom of movement.

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  • Nicolas Cage's third marriage is over

    Con Air star and Alice Kim separated in January.

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  • The Latest: Calls for 2nd referendum crash UK website

    LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain's historic vote to leave the European Union (all times local):

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  • Ringgit will weather post-Brexit storm, say experts

    KUALA LUMPUR — Bursa Malaysia took an early beating yesterday following the Brexit vote but made a comeback in the evening to close at 1,634 points, losing only 5.93 points in the process. The...

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  • Man freed after 20 years: Don't just drop charges _ clear me

    NEW YORK (AP) — After 20 years behind bars for a murder he says he didn't commit, Richard Rosario was about to get the charges dropped Friday. Until he said no.

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  • I can't score without chances, says Kane of Euro 2016

    England striker Harry Kane laid bare his team's attacking problems on Friday when he said that he has not had one clear scoring opportunity at Euro 2016. The Tottenham Hotspur striker started England's first two games in the tournament, against Russia and Wales, but was substituted at half-time against Wales and played only 14 minutes of the 0-0 draw with Slovakia. Asked if he had had a chance in the tournament to date, Kane replied: "Probably not a clear chance where I'd say: 'I'm disappointed I missed that, I wish I'd scored that one.' "But as a striker, you just have to be ready for when that chance comes.

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  • Her New Year's Resolution got her to Paris.

    Her New Year's Resolution got her to Paris.

  • Freed hostage recounts boyfriend's beheading by Philippine militants

    A Filipina hostage released by southern Philippine militants on Friday broke down in tears as she recounted how her Canadian boyfriend had been beheaded a week earlier. Marites Flor was abducted in September by Abu Sayyaf militants, along with three others, two of whom -- Flor's partner Robert Hall and fellow Canadian John Ridsdel -- were killed. Flor cried as she recounted how the kidnappers led away Hall to be beheaded after a ransom deadline lapsed last week.

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  • Lottery firm says its 'most-prized' secrets have been taken

    A key executive of a company that works with more than 40 state lotteries in the U.S. orchestrated a "massive theft" of its most-prized secrets before he resigned to accept a position with a ...

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  • More woes for ‘crimebuster’ Sanjeevan

    KUALA LUMPUR — The alleged extortion case against anti-crime crusader Datuk R. Sri Sanjeevan seems to have opened a can of worms as more police reports claiming blackmail have been lodged against...

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  • 'Good riddance', bitter French tweeters tell Les Anglais

    Twitter was the go-to soapbox on Friday for the French to vent their anger -- as well as predictable digs at "Les Anglais" -- over the Brexit vote. The hashtag #BonDebarras -- Good Riddance -- spoke for itself, but one user sniped: "Les Anglais are beginning to realise that most Europeans are delighted that they are splitting." Other snarky tweets recalled that Britain had always had an arm's-length relationship with the European Union, having opted out of the euro, the visa-free Schengen zone and the Common Agricultural Policy.

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  • Taiwan cabin crew end strike after China Airlines concessions

    Taiwan's first ever strike by cabin crew, which left 20,000 passengers without flights, ended Friday after China Airlines bowed to almost all of staff's demands. The strike on the island's biggest carrier ended late in the evening after hours of negotiations between unions and the airline's newly appointed management. "After a marathon negotiation of four and a half hours, we got a good deal," Chao Kang, the head of the Taoyuan Flight Attendant Union, told hundreds of excited union members gathered outside the CAL office in Taipei.

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  • North Korea rejects UN rebuke, warns tensions 'uncontrollable'

    Pyongyang on Saturday rejected the UN Security Council's sharp criticism of its latest missile tests and blamed the United States for driving the divided peninsula toward an "uncontrollable extreme phase". North Korea this week conducted its most successful tests to date of a powerful home-grown missile it hopes will one day be capable of launching nuclear attacks on the US mainland. North Korea has conducted a string of failed missile launches this year which, coming hot on the heels of its fourth nuclear test in January, have escalated international tensions.

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  • Plenty of condoms but no TVs in Rio Olympics athletes village

    The village opened its doors to the international media this week. "Today everything is white but there will be plenty of colours when the 207 national flags are flying along the Carioca," explained Mario Cilenti, the village executive director, as he pointed to the street bordering the complex. Each of the 207 delegations has the right to have a welcome ceremony presided over by the "mayor" of the village, former basketball star Janeth Arcain, a two-time Olympic medallist.

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  • Taylor Swift saved Dave Grohl from humiliating performance

    Taylor Swift covered Foo Fighters song with high Dave Grohl

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  • AP reporter's terrifying trip on 1,000-foot-high glass slide

    Perched 1,000 feet above the ground on the side of the tallest skyscraper west of the Mississippi, the 360-degree glass slide is utterly terrifying. The slide is part of a $50 million renovation that includes an open-air observation desk and a bar.

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  • Potential MH370 debris found on island off African coast

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Aircraft wreckage potentially from missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has been found on an island off the east African coast, an Australian official said Friday.

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  • Brexit' shock more bad news for Japan PM's stumbling 'Abenomics'

    By Linda Sieg TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's limping "Abenomics" revival programme suffered a fresh blow on Friday when Britain's vote to leave the European Union sent the yen soaring and threatened to make companies and consumers even more cautious. The 'Vote Leave' campaign claimed unexpected victory over its 'Britain Stronger in Europe' rival, after 52 percent of Britons voted to support their plan to leave the 28-nation club. Abe took office in December 2012 pledging to end decades of deflation in Japan and generate growth in an economy plagued by a shrinking, fast-ageing population with a mix of hyper-easy monetary policy, fiscal spending and reforms.

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  • Scotland "highly likely" to hold 2nd independence vote after EU vote - Sturgeon

    Scotland is highly likely to hold a second independence referendum, Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said on Friday, adding she would do what was necessary to secure the country's place in the European Union after Britain voted to leave the bloc. "I think an independence referendum is now highly likely," she added. Scotland, which held its previous independence referendum in 2014, voted by a margin of 62 percent to 38 percent to remain in the EU in Thursday's referendum, putting it at odds with Britain as a whole, which voted 52-48 percent in favor of Leave.

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  • New orchid species found in Philippine forest guerrilla zone

    Five new orchid species have been discovered in remote Philippine mountains, protected from poaching because of an insurgency in the region, conservationists said Friday. The species are found only in a mountain range on the rebellion-torn Mindanao area in the southern Philippines and have eluded those cataloguing plant life for 200 years, expert Miguel David de Leon told AFP. Poaching of wild orchids mostly by locals is rampant in the Philippines, with some communities illegally harvesting them without permits for export or to sell them along roads.

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