WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump was snarled in fresh controversy Wednesday after he was accused of being disrespectful to a US soldier slain in an ambush in Niger, as well as showing insensitivity to the grieving family. “President Trump did disrespect my son and my daughter and also me and my husband,” Sergeant La David Johnson’s mother, Cowanda Jones-Johnson, told the Washington Post. Trump denied making the comments, tweeting Wednesday: “Democrat Congresswoman totally fabricated what I said to the wife of a soldier who died in action (and I have proof). And she said ‘he didn’t even know his name,’” Wilson said, referring to Trump and the dead soldier. Trump had faced criticism for not contacting the families of the soldiers killed in Niger right away.
Source:New Strait Times
October 18, 2017 23:48 UTC
Kuala Langat: More than 500 workers whose services were terminated by Megasteel Sdn Bhd in April last year want the company to pay the full retrenchment benefits promised to them. Mohd Nu’man Abd Rahim, 37, said he had been waiting for more than a year for his compensation. Former electrical supervisor Raja Arif Shah Raja Osman, 30, said he was frustrated with the compensation that never came. Metal Industry Employees’ Union executive secretary G. Rajasekaran said the retrenchment benefits involved more than RM10mil. In September last year, Megasteel ceased operations at its 17-year-old flat steel products plant in Banting.
October 18, 2017 23:37 UTC
PETALING JAYA: Sticks and stones may break bones, but words can hurt too. Bullying does not only come in physical form, emotional bullying and cyberbullying can also cause just as much pain without the physical telltale signs. Through a 2014 student survey, one out of four students said that they have been victims of cyberbullying. He couldn’t take it anymore, and it’s these words through bullying that pushes the victim into a corner,” she said. “Some of these kids hear things like ‘you’re worthless’, ‘you’re trash’, ‘you’re good for nothing’.
October 18, 2017 23:37 UTC
Read about it in today's nation pagesA first for the SemaiProducer David Liew's latest movie Asli is set to be the first movie filmed largely in the Semai language. Get Liew's take on the movie on Page 4 in the Star. Spooky taleThai actress Aom is sweeping China’s horror fans off their feet with her latest movie Haunted Hotel, a joint China/Malaysia/Thai helmed by Malaysian auteur Ryon Lee. Aom talks about filming her latest movie at one of Asia’s most haunted hotels in Genting Highlands. For these stories and more, grab a copy of the newspaper or e-paper today!
October 18, 2017 23:26 UTC
JOHOR BARU: Sometimes it breaks the heart of Ivy Teh to see her young daughters waking up at ungodly hours just so that they can reach their school in Singapore before the rush hour. But she is considering sending her youngest son, who is now in kindergarten, to an international school in Johor Baru. She said Malaysian parents usually chose to enrol their children in schools in Marsiling (Singapore) as it was closest to the Causeway. Ten-year-old Nurul Aleesha Amirudeen is also among those who take the daily commute between Johor Baru and Singapore. When contacted, Singapore’s Ministry of Education (MOE) declined to comment on the number of Malaysian students enrolled in Singapore schools, citing sensitivities.
October 18, 2017 23:26 UTC
KUALA LUMPUR: A priest is being investigated over allegations that he had sexually abused his own adopted daughter since 2009. Police sources said the 49-year old man had allegedly molested the 17-year-old girl and forced her into peforming oral sex on him. He is also said to have also forced the girl to sleep naked with him at night. She began living with the priest on Nov 15, 2009 as his adopted daughter. “After several months, the man began to sexually abusing the girl.
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October 18, 2017 23:03 UTC
NEW YORK: The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed above 23,000 for the first time on Wednesday, driven by a jump in IBM after it hinted at a return to revenue growth. The Dow hit 22,000 on Aug. 2, only 54 trading days earlier and roughly half the time it took the index to move from 21,000 to 22,000. It took the index 54 trading days to climb from 22,000 to above 23,000. That followed the 107 trading days it took to close above the 21,000 milestone earlier this year. Here are some recent facts about the index:- The Dow closed above 22,000 for the first time on Aug. 2.
October 18, 2017 22:52 UTC
LONDON (Reuters) - Antonio Conte was in no mood to wax lyrical about the virtues of free-flowing Champions League football after his Chelsea side lost the plot and threw away a two-goal lead before scrambling a 3-3 home draw with AS Roma on Wednesday. Hazard's second of the night ensured they remain favourites to reach the last 16 but Conte, who had never conceded three goals as a manager in the Champions League before, was far from happy with what he had witnessed. "I like to be honest and for sure I didn't like the type of football we played for a lot of parts of the game," Conte told reporters. It was the third time Chelsea had failed to win a Champions League match having enjoyed a two-goal lead - all at Stamford Bridge and one, in 2012, when Conte's Juventus drew 2-2. "In the first half we were 2-0 up, but we weren't in control of the game," Conte said.
October 18, 2017 22:41 UTC
The result left United on the verge of reaching the Champions League knockout stages and the Portuguese manager was happy. "I never felt we could concede a goal and were solid defensively," he told BT Sport. We are one point from qualifying and one victory away from winning the group with two games at home to play." Still unbeaten in either the Champions League or in domestic competitions, United, who are two points behind local rivals City in the Premier League, are in position to challenge for their first league title since 2013. But with a rock-solid rearguard he also knows United will usually be in with a chance of winning those games.
October 18, 2017 22:41 UTC
Barca took the lead in the 18th minute at a rainswept and sparsely attended Nou Camp when visiting defender Dimitrios Nikolaou turned Gerard Deulofeu's cross into his own net. It was the fifth own goal Barca have benefited from this season in all competitions. Messi struck his landmark goal in Europe from a free kick in the 61st minute to double Barca's lead. The unbeaten Barca top Champions League Group D with nine points. "We are feeling very good in the league and Champions League and we have to keep going like this," Barca's Sergi Roberto told reporters after his side recorded a 10th victory in 11 games.
October 18, 2017 21:27 UTC
Hazard's equaliser kept Chelsea top with seven points from three games with Roma on five -- three ahead of Atletico Madrid who were surprisingly held to a 0-0 draw by Qarabag. "It is a good result for both teams but when you are 2-0 up at home you must win the game," Hazard said. Radja Nainggolan and Diego Perotti wasted gilt-edged chances for Roma and those misses looked terminal for Roma's hopes when Chelsea struck again with a 36th-minute counter-attack. Alvaro Morata and Hazard combined before Morata's cross spun off a Roma defender and into the path of Hazard who rammed home his side's second. Roma began the second half full of purpose and Dzeko looked poised to tap-in Kolarov's low cut back only to see the ball diverted off his toes by the alert Courtois.
October 18, 2017 21:06 UTC
TURIN, Italy (Reuters) - Juventus hit back to snatch a late 2-1 win at home to Sporting after gifting the Portuguese side an early lead with a bizarre own goal by Alex Sandro in their Champions League match on Wednesday. Four days after their two-year unbeaten home run was ended by Lazio, Juve were in more trouble when goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon saved at foot of Gelson Martins but the ball hit Alex Sandro and went straight into the net. Juventus have six points from three games in Group D, three behind leaders Barcelona, while Sporting are on three. The Brazilian first failed to cut out Bruno Fernandes' pass through the Juve defence, allowing Martins a clear run on goal. Buffon managed to block the ball at Martins' feet, only for it to hit Alex Sandro and ricochet into the net.
Basel thought they had scored another early in the second half when Albian Ajeti's drive beat Akinfeev, but referee Bjorn Kuipers ruled offside. After a string of missed chances, Dimitri Oberlin added another for Basel in the 90th minute. The disallowed goal re-energised CSKA but they were unable to use the momentum to get on the scoresheet. Basel set-pieces that could have unsettled CSKA were off target or floated into the hands of Akinfeev. Basel climbed to second place in the group on six points, three behind leaders Manchester United.
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Paris St Germain’s feared attacking trio all got on the scoresheet as the French side completed a comfortable 4-0 away victory over Anderlecht in their Champions League Group B clash on Wednesday. Celtic are in third with a single victory to their name, while Anderlecht are still searching for their first points. Sels managed to get a hand to the ball but only pushed it as far as Neymar, who shot wide from the edge of the box. Home forward Henry Onyekuru, on loan from Everton, struck the crossbar with 10 minutes remaining, the closest Anderlecht came to a goal. The rout was complete when Di Maria saw the Anderlecht defence part in front of him and he raced through to chip the ball past an exposed Sels.
(Reuters) - After suffering a devastating ankle fracture just five minutes into his debut as a Boston Celtic on Tuesday, forward Gordon Hayward received encouragement from NBA players who overcame gruesome injuries of their own before returning to the league. "I tried to give him words of encouragement and tried to be there for him," he said. "Only God has ALL the answers," Livingston wrote in a Twitter message to Hayward that included three prayer emojis. Livingston, who had to relearn to walk as part of his recovery, ultimately returned to the league and has since won two championships as a key reserve for the Warriors. You see the belief within you grow with each mini milestone and you will come back a better player for it."
October 18, 2017 20:37 UTC