UN rights chief pays tribute to Kofi Annan

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Outgoing UN rights chief Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein pays tribute to former UN chief Kofi Annan. The Nobel peace laureate and "diplomatic rock star" died Saturday at the age of 80.

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    Brazil hospital expects to discharge presidential candidate Gomes Wednesday

    Brazilian presidential candidate Ciro Gomes, who sits third in polls, is doing well and should be discharged later on Wednesday if his "good clinical condition continues," the Sao Paulo hospital treating him said in a statement. "Ciro Gomes was admitted yesterday evening ... with spontaneous

  • Arctic beluga whale 'swimming strongly' in Thames estuary
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    Arctic beluga whale 'swimming strongly' in Thames estuary

    A beluga whale spotted in the River Thames estuary outside London --- far from its natural Arctic habitat -- is "swimming strongly and feeding normally", Britain's main animal protection charity said on Wednesday. "Following our request to the London Coastguard, we are pleased that

  • Trump pledges new Middle East peace plan within months
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    Trump pledges new Middle East peace plan within months

    US President Donald Trump said Wednesday he would present a two-state peace plan for the Middle East in the coming months, voicing confidence the Palestinians would return to talks despite his unwavering support for Israel. Speaking before entering talks with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

  • Russian parliament approves Putin's controversial pension reform
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    Russian parliament approves Putin's controversial pension reform

    The Russian parliament's lower house passed a controversial pension reform bill Wednesday, after President Vladimir Putin announced concessions to try to dampen widespread public anger over plans to raise the state retirement age. The lower house, the State Duma, passed the legislation in a key

  • Trump says he wants two-state solution for Mideast conflict
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    Trump says he wants two-state solution for Mideast conflict

    U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he wanted a two-state solution to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the clearest expression yet of his administration's support for such an outcome. The Trump administration has in the past said it would support a two-state solution if both sides

  • DAP supports BM as the national language, says Guan Eng
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    DAP supports BM as the national language, says Guan Eng

    PETALING JAYA, Sept 26 — DAP’s position on upholding the national language remains the same, secretary-general Lim Guan Eng said today. He said DAP will continue to uphold both the position of...

  • Top Uber executive disciplined last year after probe into office conduct: WSJ
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    Top Uber executive disciplined last year after probe into office conduct: WSJ

    (Reuters) - Uber's head of corporate development, Cameron Poetzscher, was disciplined last year after a probe found he had a pattern of making sexually suggestive comments about other co-workers, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday, citing people familiar with the investigation. When the

  • UK PM vows low taxes in post-Brexit business pitch
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    UK PM vows low taxes in post-Brexit business pitch

    Prime Minister Theresa May sought Wednesday to reassure business leaders that Britain after Brexit would be "unequivocally pro-business" and have the G20's lowest corporate tax rate. In a speech to the Bloomberg Global Business Forum in New York, May expressed confidence that Britain would

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    Donald Trump Says GOP Should Have Pushed Through Brett Kavanaugh's Vote 2 Weeks Ago

    President Donald Trump said Wednesday he would have "frankly preferred" it if

  • Rosmah to be released after MACC grilling, says source
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    Rosmah to be released after MACC grilling, says source

    PUTRAJAYA, Sept 26 — Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor will not be detained overnight by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC), a source said, as her interview by graftbusters over her alleged...

  • Trump open to meeting Venezuela's Maduro, says all options on table
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    Trump open to meeting Venezuela's Maduro, says all options on table

    U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he was open to meeting Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro if it would help the people of Venezuela, but warned that "all options were still on the table" to deal with the crisis. Maduro said he hoped to arrange a face-to-face meeting with Trump

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    Pussy Riot activist 'convinced' was poisoned by Russia

    An activist with Russian protest punk band Pussy Riot said Wednesday that he was "convinced" he was poisoned by Russia's secret service, possibly for looking into the killing of three Russian reporters in Africa. Pyotr Verzilov, who has both Canadian and Russian citizenship, told German

  • Xbox introducing mouse, keyboard support
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    Xbox introducing mouse, keyboard support

    Free and nimble space ninja epic "Warframe" will function as one of the spearheads for a new Xbox policy allowing developers to cater for mouse and keyboard players as well as traditional gamepad owners. The Xbox 360 and Xbox One pads are already well established as a reliable controller option

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    Corbyn makes pitch for power despite Brexit divisions

    Opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn on Wednesday presented himself as the man to steer Britain through perilous Brexit negotiations as he pushed his case for a general election. Wrapping up the party's annual conference in Liverpool, Corbyn sought to play down his own party's divisions over

  • Leica revives iconic Soviet Zenit camera
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    Leica revives iconic Soviet Zenit camera

    German camera manufacturer Leica is reviving the legendary Soviet Zenit camera more than 30 years after its mass production ended, with a new digital model unveiled on Wednesday. The new camera, showcased at a photography exhibition in Cologne on Wednesday, will be available from December in Europe

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    Accuser of Trump's court pick offers statements to back accusation

    A woman who has accused President Donald Trump's U.S. Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, of sexual assault will provide senators with sworn statements from four people to corroborate her allegations, her lawyers said on Wednesday. The declarations, first reported by USA Today, include signed

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    Stock markets stable before Fed outcome

    Global stock markets were mostly steady Wednesday as investors awaited the outcome of a US Federal Reserve policy meeting, expected to deliver a rate increase. Market players were "biding their time" ahead of the rate decision, said David Cheetham at xtb.com, while David Madden at CMC Markets

  • Libyan government announces Tripoli ceasefire deal
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    Libyan government announces Tripoli ceasefire deal

    Libya's internationally recognised government Wednesday announced a new ceasefire deal to end a month of fighting between rival militias south of Tripoli that has left more than 100 dead. The agreement was signed by representatives of the capital and the town of Tarhuna, southeast of Tripoli, the

  • Danish appeals court upholds sub killer's life sentence
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    Danish appeals court upholds sub killer's life sentence

    A Danish appeals court on Wednesday upheld a life sentence against Peter Madsen for the 2017 murder of a Swedish journalist aboard his homemade submarine. Madsen, 47, had asked the Copenhagen appeals court to reduce the sentence, but did not contest the guilty verdict handed down by the district court

  • Romania communist-era prison camp chief dies behind bars
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    Romania communist-era prison camp chief dies behind bars

    The former head of a communist-era prison camp in Romania has died at the age of 90, while serving a 20-year jail sentence for crimes against humanity, officials said on Wednesday. Ioan Ficior who oversaw the Periprava camp in the country's east between 1958 and 1963, died in the prison hospital

  • UM hits new high in 2018 THE rankings; UiTM joins list
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    UM hits new high in 2018 THE rankings; UiTM joins list

    KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 26 — The University of Malaya (UM) is among the top 350 institutions listed in this year’s Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings, its best showing to date. A...

  • South Sudan civil war toll estimated at 382,900: study
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    South Sudan civil war toll estimated at 382,900: study

    South Sudan's civil war has caused the deaths of at least 382,900 people -- far higher than previous estimates and more than the conflict in Syria, according to a new study. The statistical research carried out by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine was published Tuesday after being

  • Labour will vote against PM May's Chequers Brexit plan, says Corbyn
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    Labour will vote against PM May's Chequers Brexit plan, says Corbyn

    British opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn said on Wednesday Labour would vote against a Brexit deal based on Theresa May's proposals, the strongest warning yet to a prime minister whose plan to leave the European Union is hanging by a thread. On the final day of his party's annual conference,

  • Ryanair cuts number of flight cancellations due Friday
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    Ryanair cuts number of flight cancellations due Friday

    The Dublin-based carrier said in a statement that it would now cancel six percent of flights amid the walk-outs in Belgium, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal and Spain. "The number of flights cancelled this Friday, 28 September, has been reduced to 150 from... 190 as the vast majority of our people

  • Gushing 'waterfall' spills water onto Jalan Simpang Pulai - Cameron Highlands
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    Gushing 'waterfall' spills water onto Jalan Simpang Pulai - Cameron Highlands

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