• Mata fires Manchester United into League Cup quarters

    By Toby Davis LONDON (Reuters) - Juan Mata swept home to steer Manchester United into the League Cup quarter-finals with a 1-0 win over holders and bitter local rivals Manchester City on Wednesday as Jose Mourinho got one over old adversary Pep Guardiola. Mata rifled in a low finish past City keeper Willy Caballero early in the second half at Old Trafford on a night of few chances but plenty of derby fervour as United boss Mourinho won the tactical battle against Guardiola's much-changed City side.

  • Family robbed of caring son who died in Johor hospital fire

    TELUK INTAN, Oct 27 — Twenty-year-old K. Logeswaran went to Singapore hoping to earn enough as a cleaner to support his family. Such was his love for his family. But after just 13 days in the...

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  • Philippines' Duterte wants US troops out in two years

    Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said Wednesday he wants US troops out of his country within two years and is willing to scrap defence pacts with longtime ally Washington if necessary. The remarks, made during a high-profile visit to Japan, follow a series of anti-American tirades by the firebrand leader. "I want, maybe in the next two years, my country free of the presence of foreign military troops," Duterte told an economic forum in Tokyo, in a clear reference to US forces, ahead of a summit with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

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  • ‘P Ramly’ pork burger a non-issue, says Ku Li

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 26 — A local fast food chain’s decision to name its pork burger “P Ramly”, which has attracted criticism “is not an issue”, Umno’s veteran Gua Musang MP Tengku...

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  • Johor hospital fire: Last man out grateful to nurse who spotted him

    JOHOR BARU, Oct 27— “Terrifying” would aptly describe the experience of being the last one left behind in a hospital ward at the height of the fire at Sultanah Aminah Hospital on Tuesday....

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  • National Geographic 'Afghan girl' arrested in Pakistan

    An Afghan woman immortalised on a celebrated National Geographic magazine cover as a green-eyed 12-year-old girl was arrested Wednesday for living in Pakistan on fraudulent identity papers. The haunting image of Sharbat Gula, taken in a Pakistan refugee camp by photographer Steve McCurry in the 1980s, became the most famous cover image in the magazine's history. Pakistan's Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) arrested Gul for fraud following a two-year investigation on her and her husband, who has absconded.

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  • If I’m a disgrace, you are too, Speaker tells Opposition MPs

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 26 — Tan Sri Pandikar Amin Mulia hit back today at the Opposition lawmakers who demanded he resign for allegedly being a “disgrace” to Parliament. The Dewan Rakyat Speaker...

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  • Real Madrid run riot in 7-1 Spanish cup romp

    A much-weakened Real Madrid went goal crazy in the Copa del Rey on Wednesday, smashing third-division minnows Cultural Leonesa 7-1 away from home in the first leg of their last-32 encounter.

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  • Blake Lively throws 40th birthday party for husband Ryan Reynolds

    Ryan Reynolds thanked his children for "not ruining everything like they planned" at his 40th birthday party.

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  • US warned against Chinese takeover of German firm: report

    The German government withdrew its approval for a Chinese firm to purchase Aixtron, which makes semiconductor equipment, after the US secret services raised security concerns, a German media report said ...

  • Jihadists 'shave beards' as pressure builds on Mosul

    Jihadists with the Islamic State group were shaving their beards and changing hideouts in Mosul, residents said, as a major Iraqi offensive moved ever closer to the city on Wednesday. With pressure building on the 10th day of the Mosul assault, Western defence chiefs were already looking ahead to the next target -- IS's other major stronghold of Raqa in Syria. Recent advances on the eastern front have brought elite Iraqi forces to within five kilometres (three miles) of Mosul, and several residents reached by AFP said the jihadists seemed to be preparing for an assault on the city itself.

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  • Pacquiao not slowing down in build up to Vargas fight

    Manny Pacquiao says that despite a punishing schedule which includes juggling two high-profile jobs in the build up to his return to the boxing ring, he has still managed to maintain his fire for the sport. Now that the Philippine Senate is on a break, the boxing legend says he is finally able to start training in earnest to face World Boxing Organization welterweight champion Jessie Vargas in Las Vegas. Three months after ending his brief ring "retirement," Pacquiao is in the final weeks of preparations for the fight which will be held November 5 at the Thomas & Mack Center.

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  • StarHub: Infected devices of customers caused broadband outage

    StarHub has identified “compromised” devices of customers as the source of the cyber attacks that caused the recent broadband service outage.

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  • World Bank: Doing business in Malaysia includes getting husband’s permission to leave home

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 26 — The World Bank has listed obtaining the husband’s permission to leave the home among the procedures for married Muslim women to start a business in Malaysia. According...

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  • Six to be tried in France over topless Kate photos

    Six reporters, photographers and media chiefs are to be tried in France for invasion of privacy over topless photos of Britain's Duchess of Cambridge published in 2012, judicial sources said Tuesday. The snaps of Kate, the wife of Prince William, were taken with a long lens and showed her topless on a balcony of a private residence in the south of France during a holiday with her husband. Closer's chief editor, the head of the Mondadori press group which owns the magazine, two photographers of a Parisian agency and a photographer and a senior figure at regional daily La Provence will now have to answer in court over the publication of the intimate photos, under a July magistrate's order.

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  • 'House of horrors' murder trial opens in Germany

    A German couple accused of luring women to their village home with personal ads went on trial Wednesday over charges they tortured and killed two of them. Wilfried and Angelika Wagener allegedly entrapped at least eight women over the years in what the media has dubbed the "house of horrors" case. Chief prosecutor Ralf Meyer on Wednesday outlined details of the case that has sparked widespread revulsion in Germany amid fears the couple may have had more victims.

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  • Apple designer's chest of drawers sells for over $1m

    A chest of drawers by the star Australian designer Marc Newson has sold at auction in Paris for more than one million euros, more than twice its estimate. The piece called "Pod of drawers" by the creator who has worked for Apple for the past decade, was bought for 1.019 million euros ($1.1 million) by an Asian buyer, the auction house Artcurial said Tuesday. The piece was inspired by French Art Deco designer Andre Groult's famous body-shaped "Chiffonnier Anthropomorphe", Artcurial said.

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  • India's 'Dinosaur Princess' keeps watch over rare remains

    One of princess Aalia Sultana Babi's most prized possessions is a fossilised dinosaur egg she found an unsuspecting villager using to grind spices on her ancestral lands, an area billed as "India's Jurassic Park". Babi rescued the egg and it now has pride of place among her collection of prehistoric fossils, part of a lifelong legacy of protecting the dinosaur remains on the land her family once ruled over. "She didn't know it was a dinosaur egg!" said Babi, 42, who has been dubbed the Dinosaur Princess for her work.

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  • Days before election, Trump touts new Washington hotel as example of business success

    By Steve Holland and Susan Heavey WASHINGTON (Reuters) - With just over two weeks to go until the U.S. election, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump touted his newest hotel venture on Wednesday, citing it as an example of his business success and ability to "get things done" for the American people. Trump's 11th-hour detour from the campaign trail to plug his business acumen drew criticism from some of his fellow Republicans, but the former reality TV star said the project showed what he could accomplish. Formally opening the Trump International Hotel in Washington, which has been in business since last month, Trump said he would bring the same principles to running the federal government that he has used as a real estate developer.

  • ‘Lego boy’ dies after battle with cancer

    PETALING JAYA, Oct 27 — The always smiling cancer patient Muhammad Danish Maarif, 11, who had united Malaysians from all walks of life, died yesterday. The Lego fan died in his home at 4am...

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