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Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin does not have a majority as he has asserted, the main opposition bloc and a key ally said, predicting that he could lose a confidence vote next month. On Wednesday, Muhyiddin said he retained majority support among lawmakers and would prove it through a confidence vote when Malaysia's parliament reconvened next month. Muhyiddin's grip on power has been shaky since coming to power in March 2020 as he leads an unstable coalition.
PETALING JAYA, Aug 5 ― Stillwater actor Matt Damon has clarified that he stands with the LGBTQ community, after facing backlash over the ‘f-slur’ controversy. This comes after Damon's daughter...
Shares of India's Vodafone Idea tumbled as much as 24% on Thursday, a day after the troubled telecom operator's board accepted billionaire-industrialist Kumar Mangalam Birla's request to step down as non-executive chairman. Birla had engineered the merger of Idea Cellular, which was part of his Aditya Birla Group, and the India operations of Britain's Vodafone Plc in 2018 to form Vodafone Idea, creating what was the country's largest telecom operator at that time. Birla, who has a net worth of $14 billion according to Forbes, will be replaced by Aditya Birla Group-nominee Himanshu Kapania as non-executive chairman, Vodafone Idea said https://bit.ly/2Vt3a65 in a stock exchange filing on Wednesday.
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 5 ― A man from Norfolk, England will be running the marathon this Sunday accompanied by a tattoo on his leg drawn using his son's ashes. Kev Pitcher, who lost his son Benny to...
Tokyo Olympic organizers apologized Thursday after Ukrainian athletes in artistic swimming were announced as Russians at a medal ceremony. “It was purely an operational mistake,” organizing committee spokesman Masa Tanaka said of the error on Wednesday at the Olympic pool. The mistake is sensitive because of years-long diplomatic tensions between Ukraine and Russia.
Australia's Keegan Palmer flew to a stunning skateboarding gold medal on Thursday as the USA suffered track disappointment with a major flop in the 4x100 metres relay heats.
A statement from Watts' spokesman on Wednesday said that the drummer's doctors advised him to rest and recover from the medical procedure, which was successful. "For once my timing has been a little off," Watts said in the statement. Watts and the rest of the band's members - Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Ronnie Wood - are in their 70s.
Sabah-born Colin Mukri, has been handpicked to travel the world for a year with his family – and hopefully visit his hometown again after being away for years. The self-employed designer, filmmaker, and songwriter from Tawau moved to South Carolina when he was 19 and has not been to Malaysia since 2017. But he will ... This article, Sabah designer chosen to travel the world with family amid pandemic, originally appeared on Coconuts, Asia's leading alternative media company.
Germany's Lufthansa said on Thursday it further narrowed its losses in the second quarter and recorded its first positive cash flow since the start of the coronavirus crisis, citing faster than planned cost cuts. The group, which also owns Eurowings, Swiss, Brussels and Austrian Airlines, said its adjusted operating loss narrowed to 952 million euros ($1.13 billion), down 43% from a year earlier and lower than the 971 million euros forecast on average in a company-provided poll. Revenue came in at 3.2 billion euros against a 3.3 billion euro forecast.
He said his actions had been misconstrued, his words misunderstood. “We will not be moved by Governor Cuomo’s attempts to use the stories of survivors, including those he harassed, as a shield for his own misconduct and abuse of power all while claiming the harassment was a ‘misunderstanding,’” said an open letter to be released Thursday by the National Women’s Law Center and several gender and survivor groups, demanding the Democratic governor’s resignation or removal. Tarana Burke, the survivor and advocate who gave the #MeToo movement its name, wrote in an email to The Associated Press that “abusers, no matter their own personal histories, do not get to center themselves in cases of abuse.”
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 5 ― American rock band The Offspring have dropped their drummer from the band for refusing to be vaccinated. The announcement came from drummer Pete Parada himself who shared the...
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has yet to talk to any Belarussian team officials involved in the case of sprinter Krystsina Tsimanouskaya, who took refuge in Poland https://www.reuters.com/lifestyle/sports/belarus-sprinter-tsimanouskaya-leaves-polish-embassy-tokyo-police-2021-08-03 this week after refusing to return to her homeland from Tokyo. The committee also said it was waiting for a report from the Chinese team https://www.reuters.com/lifestyle/sports/ioc-asks-chinese-team-report-cyclists-mao-zedong-badges-2021-08-03 on why two of its medallists appeared on the podium wearing badges featuring the head of the country's former leader Mao Zedong, in a potential breach of Olympic rules on the display of political paraphernalia. Belarus sprinter Tsimanouskaya caused a furore on Sunday when she said coaches had ordered her to pack and go to the airport before she had even competed.
Sydney reported a record number of new Covid-19 cases and five virus deaths Thursday, as authorities expanded the lockdown in Australia's largest city to neighbouring regions.
Both teams in the women's soccer gold medal game have asked the IOC to move it to a later start because of heat. The IOC refuses to budge.
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 5 ― Honda Malaysia took a major hit during the extended lockdown as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic in the country, with car sales declining 52 per cent for the year-on-year...
In a social media post Wednesday afternoon, Kathy Griffin gave friends and supporters a frank, but optimistic account of how she’s doing after her lung cancer surgery. Admitting that the procedure was ‘a little more than I had anticipated,” Griffin opened up about her determination to get through her recovery without risking a prescription pill addiction relapse. But, she said, “I fear drugs and addiction more than I fear cancer. So I think I’ll be OK.” “To be honest, this cancer surgery was a l
Alexander Martinez says he fled from homophobia, government persecution and the notorious MS-13 gang in El Salvador only to run into abuse and harassment in America’s immigration detention system. “I find myself emotionally unstable because I have suffered a lot in detention,” Martinez said last week at Winn Correctional Center in Louisiana. The number of detainees has more than doubled since the end of February, to nearly 27,000 as of July 22, according to the most recent data from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
New Zealand will tour Pakistan for the first time in 18 years when it plays three one-day internationals and five Twenty20 matches beginning in September. New Zealand last toured Pakistan in 2003 for a five-match ODI series while the tourists last played a test match in Pakistan in 2002. International tours to Pakistan have been affected by concerns over player safety.
For some employers, where staff work is less important than whether they get their work done.
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