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Swansea will reap benefits of full pre-season - Clement - Football

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Swansea will reap benefits of full pre-season - Clement - Football

- (Reuters) - Swansea City manager Paul Clement hopes that having a full pre-season with his side will help them start the 2017-18 Premier League campaign strongly and avoid another relegation scrap. Clement joined Swansea in January, when they were bottom of the table, and led them out of the relegation zone with the team collecting 26 points from 18 games to finish 15th after four wins in their last five league matches

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West Ham's Antonio wants to keep getting better - Football

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West Ham's Antonio wants to keep getting better - Football

- (Reuters) - West Ham United midfielder Michail Antonio knows footballers can be "forgotten in two weeks" and is determined to keep improving to avoid that fate. Antonio started his senior career at semi-professional team Tooting and Mitcham United before joining Reading in 2008 and rising up the divisions, moving to West Ham in 2015. The winger has since made over 50 league appearances for the Hammers

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Merkel's conservatives widen lead three months before German vote

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Merkel's conservatives widen lead three months before German vote

- BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives widened their lead over the Social Democrats (SPD) to 15 points in a weekly opinion poll by the Emnid institute published on Sunday, three months before the Sept. 24 election. The Christian Democrats (CDU) and its CSU Bavarian sister party were steady at 39 percentage points in the Emnid poll published in Bild am Sonntag newspaper, while the SPD fell one percentage point to 24

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123 dead, more than 100 wounded in Pakistan oil tanker fire: official

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123 dead, more than 100 wounded in Pakistan oil tanker fire: official

- Islamabad: At least 123 people have died and scores more were injured in a fire that broke out after an oil tanker flipped over in central Pakistan early Sunday, an official said. “At least 123 people have been killed and more than 100 wounded in a fire which erupted after an oil tanker turned over and victims rushed to collect spilt fuel,” senior local government official Rana Mohammad Saleem Afzal told state television

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Immigration Dept prepares to overcome congestion at checkpoints

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Immigration Dept prepares to overcome congestion at checkpoints

- SEPANG: The Immigration Department, in cooperation with other enforcement agencies has taken early action to improve the preparedness of immigration officers to overcome congestion during peak hours at all checkpoints in the country. Director-general Datuk Seri Mustafar Ali said the department had held discussions a month ago with Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad and other airlines on measures to overcome congestion at main entry points such as the Kuala Lumpur International Airport

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Rohingya family turns to begging in KL to save 10-month-old baby with rare condition

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Rohingya family turns to begging in KL to save 10-month-old baby with rare condition

- KUALA LUMPUR: A Rohingya family is desperately seeking help from the public to save their 10-month baby, whose suffers from a condition which has caused his head to swell up. Mohamad Yasin Mohammed Rafique has been diagnosed with hydrocephalus, where cerebrospinal fluid builds up in the brain. He developed the condition when he was five-months-old. The condition caused Yasin's head to swell to a circumference of 75cm, putting pressure on his brain which leaves him with breathing difficulties and unable to move his head

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Navy men celebrate Raya with 'family' away from home

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Navy men celebrate Raya with 'family' away from home

- LUMUT: Royal Malaysian Navy officer Lieutenant Muhammad Suhaimi Abd Malek, 28, is looking forward to see his 7-month old first child donning Raya clothes when he returns from a routine patrol along the Straits of Malacca. "I don't get to be with my daughter on her first raya tomorrow, so I will see her as soon as I get back next week

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US teachers posted to Felda schools thrilled to observe Ramadan

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US teachers posted to Felda schools thrilled to observe Ramadan

- MARAN: Joining in to experience what it is like for a Muslim to fast during the month of Ramadan has been an eye opening experience for two English Teaching Assistants (ETA) who are posted at secondary schools in Felda settlements near here. Excitement was written on the faces of Nicole Charette, 24, and Kendall Iaquinta, 23, as they helped SMK Jengka 16 ETA mentor Wan Fariha Wan Azami to unpack and arrange food on the dining table at the school here yesterday

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Cruel fate: Martha, 125-pound Neapolitan mastiff crowned 'World's Ugliest Dog'

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Cruel fate: Martha, 125-pound Neapolitan mastiff crowned 'World's Ugliest Dog'

- Jessica Burkard of Penngrove, California, saw a beautiful companion for her St. Bernard when she found Martha, a 125-pound Neapolitan mastiff. Martha, with her droopy red eyes, uncontrollable drool and baggy skin, is, as one person described her, “so ugly she’s beautiful.” And on Friday, she was named the “World’s Ugliest Dog” at the Sonoma-Marin County Fair in Petaluma, California. Now Martha, whom Burkard, 29, calls “adorable,” has become all the rage on social media and is headed to New York to appear on “The Today Show

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BMW X5 up in flames near petrol station along MRR2

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BMW X5 up in flames near petrol station along MRR2

- KUALA LUMPUR: A BMW X5 car went up in flames near a petrol station along the Kepong bound MRR2 Highway, this afternoon, but the driver was nowhere to be found. Jinjang Fire and Rescue Department operations officer Mohd Zaini Omar said firefighters who arrived at the scene took about five minutes to douse the fire. "When fire fighters arrived at the scene, the car was burning

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King performs Aidilfitri prayers with 17,000 worshippers

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King performs Aidilfitri prayers with 17,000 worshippers

- KUALA LUMPUR: The Yang di-Pertuan Agong, Sultan Muhammad V, performed Aidilfitri prayers at the Federal Territory Mosque, along with over 17,000 worshippers. His Majesty arrived at the mosque at 8.30 am. The King was accompanied by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak, Najib’s wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor and Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi. Also present were Defence Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Jamil Khir Baharom, Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin, Chief Secretary to the Government Tan Sri Dr Ali Hamsa and other VIPs

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NCID on hunt for 130 M'sians linked to drug cases

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NCID on hunt for 130 M'sians linked to drug cases

- KUALA LUMPUR: The Federal police’s Narcotics Criminal Investigation Department (NCID) is on the hunt for 130 Malaysians to facilitate probes into drug-related cases. In a statement yesterday, the department released photos and details of the 130 suspects from across the country, and sought the public’s assistance for information on their precise whereabouts. Police said some of the individuals on the list are sought to help close pending cases

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12-year-old boy dies from injuries sustained in firecracker incident

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12-year-old boy dies from injuries sustained in firecracker incident

- PETRA JAYA: The first day of Syawal will not have much significance for a family from Kampung Bintawa Hilir, here, when a 12-year-old boy was killed while playing firecrackers early today. It is believed to be the first such case recorded nationwide this year. In the 12.15am freak incident, Haiqal Hakim Zolpaka was alone when the firecrackers he was playing with exploded in front of his house in Kampung Hilir Bintawa here

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RTD issues over 80,000 summonses through 'Awas' within 3 months

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RTD issues over 80,000 summonses through 'Awas' within 3 months

- KUALA BERANG: A total of 82,054 summonses have been issued by the Road Transport Department (RTD) through the Automated Awareness Safety System (Awas) in the first three months since its introduction this year. Its deputy director-general (management) Datuk Wan Ahmad Uzir Wan Sulaiman said 72,806 of the summonses were for speeding and 9,248 for beating the traffic lights. He said that 6,535 of the summonses had been settled by the vehicle owners

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Malaysia go down fighting to Argentina in World Hockey League

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Malaysia go down fighting to Argentina in World Hockey League

- KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian men's hockey team can hold their heads up high despite losing 2-1 to Argentina in the last four stage of the World Hockey League Semi Finals in London on Saturday. Olympic champions Argentina scored their goals through Lucas Vila in the 13th minute and Manuel Brunet in the 34th. Malaysia, pulled one back through Fitri Saari, who converted a penalty stroke in the 38th minute following a foul on older brother Faizal

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British Parliament hit by cyberattack, affecting emails

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British Parliament hit by cyberattack, affecting emails

- LONDON: The British Parliament was the target of a cyberattack that left many legislators unable to access their emails Saturday as remote access to accounts was disabled as a security measure. Legislators were made aware of the problem Friday night, and Chris Rennard, a Liberal Democrat member of the House of Lords, publicized the problem in a Twitter message Saturday, saying those with “urgent messages” should text him

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  • Poor patients stranded by doctors’ strike - Regional
    Poor patients stranded by doctors’ strike - Regional

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    Colombo: Tens of thousands of patients have been left in the lurch by a doctor-led strike at Sri Lanka’s state-run hospitals, a consumer rights group said. The Government Medical Officers Association (GMOA), the island’s biggest trade union of doctors, stopped work on Thursday to demand the government close down a private medical college established in 2008, protesting its allegedly poor standards of education

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  • Home is where we are now, says Rohingya refugee - Nation
    Home is where we are now, says Rohingya refugee - Nation

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    KLANG: Celebrating Hari Raya Aidilfitri surrounded by her mother, brothers and extended family members are just memories of the past for Halidah Abdul Hashim. The 27-year-old mother of three, who came here in 2010 after fleeing her village in Myanmar’s Rakhine state, said she hoped to celebrate the festivities with her family some day but was aware that it may just be a pipe dream

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  • 12-year-old boy dies from injuries sustained in firecracker incident
    12-year-old boy dies from injuries sustained in firecracker incident

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    PETRA JAYA: The first day of Syawal will not have much significance for a family from Kampung Bintawa Hilir, here, when a 12-year-old boy was killed while playing firecrackers early today. It is believed to be the first such case recorded nationwide this year. In the 12.15am freak incident, Haiqal Hakim Zolpaka was alone when the firecrackers he was playing with exploded in front of his house in Kampung Hilir Bintawa here

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  • Battle for Philippine town abates as troops mark Islamic holiday
    Battle for Philippine town abates as troops mark Islamic holiday

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    MARAWI CITY, Philippines (Reuters) - Fighting between government forces and Islamist rebels holed up in the heart of a southern Philippine town eased on Sunday as the military sought to enforce a temporary truce to mark the Eid al-Fitr Islamic holiday. Small skirmishes took place early in the day in parts of Marawi City, where fighters loyal to Islamic State were clinging on for a fifth week, as rebel snipers fired on positions held by troops who declared a unilateral, eight-hour halt on offensives until early in the afternoon

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  • Not just about academics - Education
    Not just about academics - Education

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    ENSURING that your child has the right preparation for the next phase in life can be worrying for parents. After graduating from high school, students are often expected to either pursue further education or start working. For those who choose to pursue further studies, more often than not, they’ll look for institutions that offer the best academics. In Taylor’s College, while academics are important, developing soft skills are just as vital

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  • Chef celebrating Raya away from home for first time misses family - Nation
    Chef celebrating Raya away from home for first time misses family - Nation

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    IPOH: This Hari Raya will not be the same for Azril Yahaya as this is the first time he is celebrating the festive season away from home. Azril, 23, who has been working in Singapore as a chef for the past three months, said this was made harder as his father died a month before he moved out. “It’s hard without my father and my family next to me, but it is something that I need to learn to adapt,” he said

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  • When fiction’s sold as fact - Nation
    When fiction’s sold as fact - Nation

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    DON’T believe everything you read. With fake news flooding social media, users must be more responsible with what they share, insist media houses, journalists, policymakers and industry players. Speaking at the “Keep it Real: Truth and Trust in the Media” conference in Singapore, stakeholders who attended a forum and workshops on June 19 and 20 discussed initiatives for fighting the spread of misinformation and improving media literacy in Asia

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