Witness says woman in table dispute at Singapore hawker centre swore at elderly man - Regional

A woman in white, his companion, was earlier seen shouting at the elderly man, apparently in a dispute over sharing the table. The elderly man, who was holding a tray of food, was asking the woman how many people were sitting at the table. The angry young woman then called her companion, and told him that the elderly man was trying to take their table. The elderly man nearly lost his balance from the shove, but managed to stay on his feet by holding onto the table. Later, Lim also saw another patron tell the young man he should not have pushed the elderly man.

April 24, 2017 10:18 UTC

Llorente targeting more goals to aid Swansea survival - Football

(Reuters) - Swansea City striker Fernando Llorente is keen to score more goals in the club's four remaining Premier League games and help them avoid relegation, the Spaniard has said. Llorente, who is Swansea's leading goalscorer with 12 strikes, opened the scoring in Saturday's 2-0 home win over Stoke City. It gave us all some confidence," Llorente told the club's website (www.swanseacity.net). The 32-year-old feels the Stoke victory gave Swansea the confidence to try and win at Manchester United on Sunday. "We have a very difficult match at Old Trafford next... We want to try to win again," Llorente said.

April 24, 2017 10:07 UTC

IMDB and IPIC settle arbitration proceedings - Business News

KUALA LUMPUR: 1Malaysia Development Bhd and International Petroleum Investment Company (IPIC) have agreed on a settlement of the arbitration proceedings at the London Court of International Arbitration. 1MDB said on Monday that as per the settlement, 1MDB will, amongst others, make certain payments to IPIC and will assume responsibility for all future interest and principal payments for two bonds issued by 1MDB Group companies due in 2022. “These obligations will be met by 1MDB, primarily via monetisation of 1MDB-owned investment fund units. “1MDB is pleased to confirm that a first tranche monetisation of approximately US$50mil has been received, in cash. “This arbitration settlement and monetisation of investment fund units represents the resolution of a significant challenge, and is a major part of the 1MDB rationalisation plan, which is now at its final stages of conclusion,” it said.

April 24, 2017 09:45 UTC

Gang 24: Remand against 18 suspects extended - Nation

KLANG: The remand order against 18 people - including 13 students - has been extended for another three days beginning Tuesday over their alleged involvement in the Gang 24 secret society. The order was issued by Magistrate Nor Asma Ahmad on Monday to give police more time to investigate the case. The suspects, who are aged between 16 and 25, and are being represented by lawyer Gerard Lazarus, had been in remand for four days. At the court, a commotion broke out when family members of the suspects attempted to prevent media members from covering the case. Meanwhile, 11 other students, aged between 15 and 16, who were arrested last Friday over the same case, have since been released.

April 24, 2017 09:42 UTC

Norwegian man caught stealing iPhone at Garuda lounge - Regional

JAKARTA: A Norwegian national has been caught stealing the mobile phone of a Saudi Arabian national at national flag carrier Garuda Indonesia’s Business Lounge in Terminal 2 of International Airport Soekarno-Hatta. He added that Erik stole the mobile phone, an iPhone 6 plus, after it was left on a business lounge sofa by Al Sehari Sultan Wazi. Upon returning to his seat, Sultan realized his mobile phone was missing and reported it to lounge staffers. CCTV footage showed Berger, who was scheduled to fly to Bangkok at 4.50pm, taking Sultan’s phone. Meanwhile, the stolen iPhone was returned to its rightful owner by Garuda Indonesia crew on a flight from Jakarta to Jeddah at 4.50pm.

April 24, 2017 09:11 UTC

Ibrahimovic vows to return stronger from injury - Football

(Reuters) - Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has vowed to come back even stronger after suffering a serious knee injury against Anderlecht in Europa League last week. Ibrahimovic and defender Marcos Rojo are likely to miss the rest of the season after scans revealed they both have suffered cruciate knee ligament injuries. I will go through this like everything else and come back even stronger. United, who are fifth in the Premier League standings, face a challenging schedule including visits to Manchester City, Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur. They also face Spanish side Celta Vigo in a two-legged Europa League semi-final next month.

April 24, 2017 09:00 UTC

6-year-old who died in van laid to rest; It was driver's first day at work

KUALA LUMPUR: Six-year-old Muhammad Iqram Danish, who died after being trapped in a daycare van for three hours, was laid to rest on Friday evening at a Muslim cemetery in Subang Jaya. Iqram, who was accidentally left unattended for three hours in a daycare van under the hot sun, died of heatstroke on Friday. He drove back to his home, locked up the van, and left it in its parking spot. The driver only discovered Iqram in the vehicle as he prepared to fetch the kids at 5pm. Jumrah revealed that she was notified by the driver’s boss that he was a replacement driver, and it was his first day at work.

April 24, 2017 09:00 UTC

AOC to meet in wake of bullying allegations - Other Sports

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - The Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) is to hold a "crisis meeting" this week after allegations of bullying were levelled against a senior executive, local media reported on Monday. Former CEO Fiona de Jong, who departed the AOC in December, confirmed to local media she had made a formal complaint against the AOC's media and communications director Mike Tancred. Tancred declined to comment when contacted by Reuters about the allegations, which have emerged three weeks before the AOC's presidential election at the annual general meeting on May 6. An AOC spokesperson confirmed the meeting to Australian Associated Press but provided no details. Ryan Wells, another former AOC staffer, detailed a separate allegation of bullying against Tancred when working in its media department in 2004.

April 24, 2017 08:48 UTC

N. Korean media issue threat to 'wipe out' US

SEOUL: An official North Korean website warned Monday that Pyongyang will “wipe out” the United States if Washington starts a war on the peninsula, the latest tit-for-tat sabre-rattling that has sent tensions soaring in the region. The US supercarrier Carl Vinson will arrive in waters off the Korean peninsula “in a matter of days“, Vice President Mike Pence said Saturday, amid reports the North could be preparing a sixth nuclear test. Pyongyang is still believed to be far from reaching its aim of building a missile capable of reaching the US mainland, but the secretive nation has ramped up its rhetoric in recent weeks and has carried out two rocket tests this month alone. A day earlier it said the North’s revolutionary forces were “combat-ready to sink the US nuclear aircraft carrier with a single strike.”Pyongyang’s rhetoric intensifies every spring, when the US and South Korea hold joint exercises it sees as rehearsals for an attack on the North. US officials have repeatedly warned that “all options are on the table” to curb the North’s weapons ambitions, including military strikes.--AFP

April 24, 2017 08:37 UTC

Meet the Hong Kong surgeon who could save Zlatan's career - Regional

Manchester United superstar Zlatan Ibrahimovic insisted his career was not over on Sunday – and a Hong Kong surgeon looks set to be tasked with saving his knee. The Sun and Daily Mail in England reported that Dr Fu will perform the operation, or operations, required to save Ibrahimovic's knee. Hong Kong born and raised, he studied at St Paul's Secondary before heading to the US in 1969. "I'm fifth generation Hong Kong. As well as working with athletes, Dr Fu has been taking care of Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre's dancers since the 80s.

April 24, 2017 08:03 UTC

Chinese students having cosmetic surgery to aid job interviews - Regional

Students in China are hoping do better in job interviews by turning to a drastic new measure - cosmetic surgery, according to a news website report. As graduation approaches, many hospitals and clinics have seen the number of cosmetic surgery procedures among students, mainly young women, increase by over 200 per cent, the China News Service reported. Many of these young women, and sometimes men, hope cosmetic surgery will tip the scales in their favour both in the workplace and in their love lives, the article said. The upsurge in demand for cosmetic surgery was highlighted in the northeastern city of Tianjin last weekend when a local hospital hosted an event for college students seeking cosmetic alterations before entering the workforce. In addition to improving one’s looks, Liu explained that cosmetic surgery also increases a person’s self-confidence, making it attractive to students.

April 24, 2017 07:52 UTC

Abused boy has blood clots on left shoulder - Nation

JOHOR BARU: The 11-year-old boy whose legs were amputated is now starting to show blood clots on his left shoulder. According to the boy's aunt Nurul Nabila Ahmad, 30, the boy's left shoulder was showing signs of blood clots at 6pm Sunday. It was reported that the boy's right arm was slowly returning to its natural colour after it had turned black due to a bacterial infection. She also said that tests have been conducted on his right arm, which was infected from his elbow to his fingers. However, the medication given to treat the arm needs 48 hours to fully take effect and its efficacy will only be known by 6am Tuesday.

April 24, 2017 07:41 UTC

Police to quiz TV presenter over Watson Nyambek insult - Nation

MIRI: Police will bring in for questioning the TV presenter over an insulting remark at Watson Nyambek's father on a national TV show. "We also received a police report lodged by Watson Nyambek in Miri on Monday. "We have classified the case under Section 504 of the Penal Code for intentional insult to provoke a breach of the peace. "We will be bringing in the presenter and the producer of the show for questioning," he told The Star Monday. SAC Dev said the offender faces a maximum two-year jail term or a fine or both upon conviction.

April 24, 2017 06:56 UTC

Luxury retailer Jimmy Choo puts itself up for sale - Business News

LONDON:British luxury retailer Jimmy Choo is seeking offers for the company as part of a review of its strategic options to maximise shareholder value, it said on Monday.The firm, which specialises in shoes and accessories, said it had discussed the strategic review process with its majority shareholder, JAB Luxury, which has confirmed it is supportive of the process.JAB Luxury holds 67.7 percent of Jimmy Choo, which trades from over 150 stores globally.Shares in Jimmy Choo, which floated on the London Stock Exchange at 140 pence in 2014, have increased 35 percent over the last year. They closed Friday at 168.5 pence, valuing the business at 657 million pounds ($840 million).Jimmy Choo said Britain's Takeover Panel has agreed that any talks with third parties may be conducted within the context of a “formal sale process” to enable conversations with parties interested in making a proposal to take place on a confidential basis.Jimmy Choo said it is currently not in receipt of any approaches.It is being advised by BofA Merrill Lynch and Citigroup.Last month Jimmy Choo reported a 15.7 percent rise in core earnings to 59 million pounds. ($1 = 0.7821 pounds) - Reuters

April 24, 2017 06:45 UTC

American Airlines apologises for onboard clash over stroller - World

NEW YORK: American Airlines on Saturday apologized to a female passenger and suspended an employee after a video showing an onboard clash over a baby stroller went viral, in the latest embarrassment for a U.S.carrier over how it treated a customer. Facebook user Surain Adyanthaya, who posted the video, wrote that the flight attendant had forcefully taken the stroller, hitting the woman with it and just missing her child. What it shows is the unidentified man standing up and yelling at the flight attendant: "You do that to me and I'll knock you flat." The video shows the man eventually returning to his seat. American Airlines said in a statement it was investigating the incident, which took place before the plane took off on a flight from San Francisco to Dallas.

April 24, 2017 06:45 UTC

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