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Friday, Apr 20


Aguero’s club season over, says Man City boss Guardiola

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LONDON, April 20 — Argentine international Sergio Aguero’s club season is over following a minor knee operation, Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola said today.

Parents of terminally-ill British toddler lose court appeal

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LONDON, April 20 — The parents of a terminally-ill British toddler lost a last-ditch legal bid today to prevent doctors from turning off life support for their son despite getting the support of Pope Francis.

No fun and games for new Mattel chief as shares sink

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NEW YORK, April 20 ― Shares of US toymaker Mattel Inc sank 7 per cent today as the appointment of a fourth chief executive in three years left investors with little faith that the maker of Barbie and Hot Wheels was any nearer a recovery.

Ferguson ‘proud’ to have been a rival of Wenger

LONDON, April 20 — Alex Ferguson said he felt “proud to have been a rival, colleague and friend” of Arsene Wenger after the Arsenal manager announced today his intention to step down at the end of the season.

Indian government considering death penalty for child rapists

NEW DELHI, April 20 — The Indian government said today it is looking to introduce the death penalty for child rapists after nationwide outrage over the brutal gang rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl.

Najib says Opposition wants ECRL project to fail

KUALA LUMPUR, April 20 — Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak is determined not to let the Opposition thwart Barisan Nasional’s (BN) plans to develop the East Coast states and prospering the people there and Malaysia as a whole.

Mourinho pays tribute to his old rival Wenger

LONDON, April 20 — Jose Mourinho once called Arsene Wenger a ‘specialist in failure’ but on Friday, after the Arsenal manager announced he was stepping down at the end of the season, there was only respect.


Kedah BN launches GE14 manifesto

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ALOR SETAR, April 20 — Kedah Barisan Nasional (BN) today launched its manifesto for the 14th general election (GE14) themed ‘Continuing Development, Propelling Dreams’ which contained seven special clusters, worth RM65.3 billion for the...

‘Deadpool 2’ director boards ‘The Division’ game adaptation

SAN FRANCISCO, April 20 — David Leitch, the action movie director of Deadpool 2 and co-director of John Wick, will take on the adaptation of post-apocalyptic video game Tom Clancy’s The Division starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Jessica…

Shooting at Florida school as students stage walkout

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WASHINGTON, April 20 — A Florida high school student shot and wounded a classmate today as students around the country were poised to stage walkouts to protest gun violence.

Fiery kites adopted as new tactic by Gaza protesters

GAZA CITY, April 20 — Palestinians protesting along the Gaza border have begun attaching Molotov cocktails to kites to fly over the fence into Israel in a new tactic as demonstrations entered their fourth week.

Warner Bros theme park in Abu Dhabi gets opening date

ABU DHABI, April 20 — It’s official: The hotly anticipated Warner Bros theme park in Abu Dhabi will open its doors July 25.

Reaction to Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger’s departure (VIDEO)

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LONDON, April 20 — Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger announced today that he will step down from his role at the Premier League club at the end of the season after almost 22 years at the helm.

Wenger to leave Arsenal after two decades in charge (VIDEO)

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LONDON, April 20 — Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is to leave at the end of the season after a reign of almost 22 years that made him the most successful boss in the Premier League club’s history.

New season of Hulu’s ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ dark but inspiring, stars say (VIDEO)

LOS ANGELES, April 20 — The second season of Hulu’s dystopian saga The Handmaid’s Tale is dark and difficult, but inspiring, its stars said on the red carpet at show’s premiere yesterday.

Western strikes on Syria, turning point that never was

BEIRUT, April 20 — Unprecedented Western strikes against regime targets in Syria yielded a lot of political chest-thumping but no hope that the seven-year war would end soon or even claim fewer civilian victims.

PUNB CEO denies allegations in ‘poison pen’ letter

KUALA LUMPUR, April 20 — Perbadanan Usahawan Nasional Berhad (PUNB) chief executive officer Datuk Azhar Ahmad has brushed aside allegations by irresponsible quarters whose vicious email accused him of not discharging his duties with trust…

Janelle Monae plans dystopian film to accompany album

NEW YORK, April 20 — The singer Janelle Monae today announced the release of a dystopian film to accompany her first album in nearly five years, which was initially being produced by Prince.


MCA has served Chinese community well, says Khaled

JOHOR BARU, April 20 — MCA has served the Chinese community well particularly in the field of education, said Johor Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin.

Henry: Wenger’s legacy at Arsenal ‘untouchable’

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LONDON, April 20 — Arsenal’s all-time record goalscorer Thierry Henry insists a barren end to Arsene Wenger’s 22-year reign as the Gunners’ manager shouldn’t tarnish his legacy.

Djokovic to continue injury comeback in Barcelona

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BARCELONA, April 20 — Former world number one Novak Djokovic will continue his comeback from injury at the Barcelona Open next week, tournament organisers announced today.

Nadal thrashes Thiem to cruise into Monte Carlo semis

MONTE CARLO, April 20 — Rafael Nadal crushed fifth seed Dominic Thiem 6-0, 6-2 to romp into the Monte Carlo Masters semi-finals today as he stepped up his bid for an 11th title in style.

Gomez and Lovren set to return for Liverpool’s trip to West Brom

LONDON, April 20 — Liverpool defenders Joe Gomez and Dejan Lovren will return to the squad for tomorrow’s Premier League trip to basement club West Bromwich Albion, manager Juergen Klopp said.

Anifah says will continue to fight for Sabah rights if renominated as GE14 candidate

KIMANIS, April 20 ― Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Anifah Aman will continue to make the rights and interests of Sabah as a main priority of his struggle if he is renominated as a candidate in the 14th general election (GE14).

BMW launches all-new X3 in Malaysia

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KUALA LUMPUR, April 20 ― SUV fans will be very happy to note that the all-new BMW X3, launched today is now a CKD (locally assembled) model, which brings its price down to a more attainable level. Although BMW likes to call it a “SAV”,…

Natalie Portman backs out of Jewish prize over ‘recent events’ in Israel

JERUSALEM, April 20 — Oscar-winning actress Natalie Portman has cancelled her participation in a Jerusalem ceremony where she was to receive a US$2 million (RM7.7 million) prize, saying she was troubled by “recent events” in Israel,...


Former EC chairman slated for Kota Lama state seat

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KOTA BARU, April 20 ― Former Election Commission chairman Tan Sri Ab Rashid Ab Rahman will be contesting in the Kota Lama state seat here in the 14th general election.

Michelle Williams joins Julianne Moore in ‘After the Wedding’

LOS ANGELES, April 20 — The remake of Oscar-nominated Danish drama After the Wedding is moving forward with Michelle Williams of The Greatest Showman taking a leading role opposite Julianne Moore.

Nicol advances to second round of El Gouna International Open

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KUALA LUMPUR, April 20 ― Malaysian women's top squash player, Datuk Nicol Ann David cleared her first hurdle after securing victory in her first round match of the 2018 El Gouna International Open Squash Championship held at El Gouna…

Liow: MCA’s Wong You Fong is BN’s candidate for Perling

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JOHOR BARU, April 20 ― Johor Wanita MCA chief Wong You Fong has been announced as the Barisan Nasional (BN) candidate for the Perling state seat in the 14th general election (GE14).