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Federer leads list of moneymakers in tennis
Tuesday, August 26, 2014

NEW YORK, August 26, 2014: Roger Federer has not won a Grand Slam title this year but the 17-time Grand Slam champion topped Forbes magazine's list of the 10 top tennis moneymakers announced yesterday. The Swiss star made $56.2 million from July of last year through this past June, with endorsement deals from such firms as Rolex and Nike bringing the lion's share of that total, more than $40 million....

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Mercedes: Rosberg to pay for Hamilton crash
Monday, August 25, 2014

SPA, August 25, 2014: Nico Rosberg will face serious consequences, but his comments were misinterpreted and he did not deliberately crash into Lewis Hamilton in the Belgian Grand Prix, according to Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff.
 
Speaking after a heated meeting to review yesterday's stormy race won by Australian Daniel Ricciardo, Wolff explained that Rosberg, who was booed on the...

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Malaysia still a favoured destination in the US
Monday, August 25, 2014

NEW YORK, Aug 25 - Even as Malaysia mourns the two Malaysia Airlines (MAS) plane tragedies – the MH370 disappearance and the more recent MH17 downing in eastern Ukraine – the country is still perceived by United States' travel agents and tour operators as an attractive destination.             ...

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Gandhi director and producer Richard Attenborough dies at 90
Monday, August 25, 2014

LONDON, August 24, 2014 - British director and actor Richard Attenborough has died aged 90 after a sparkling career spanning six decades, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) said on Sunday. "We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of esteemed filmmaker and former BAFTA President, Lord Attenborough," the organisation said in a statement. ...

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Facebook given deadline
Saturday, August 23, 2014

Facebook has been given four weeks to respond to a class action, launched against it by an Austrian activist and supported by 60,000 users.
 
The suit claims Facebook violated users' privacy, by cooperating with the NSA's PRISM program.
 
The class action initiated by Max Schrems, an Austrian lawyer, data privacy activist and founder of Europe vs....

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UK's racial slur against Vincent Tan
Saturday, August 23, 2014

LONDON, August 22, 2014 - Former Cardiff City boss Malky Mackay allegedly called the club's Malaysian owner Vincent Tan a "chink" in a text message, the Daily Mail newspaper reported Saturday. Mackay has been embroiled in controversy over claims that he and right-hand man Iain Moody swapped racist, sexist and homophobic SMS messages when they worked at the club. ...

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Lahad Datu trial observes a minute of silence for MH17
Friday, August 22, 2014

KOTA KINABALU, Aug 22 - The trial of 30 individuals charged with various offences in connection with the Lahad Datu intrusion in February last year observed a minute of silence in honour of the Malaysian victims of the MH17 tragedy whose remains were flown home today.
           
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FINALLY HOME, TO REST IN PEACE
Friday, August 22, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 22 - The special Malaysia Airlines aircraft bearing the remains of 20 Malaysian victims of the MH17 tragedy touched down at the KL International Airport (KLIA) at 9.54 am today.           The plane had departed Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport at 9.40 pm Malaysian time last night on a 12-hour journey to Kuala Lumpur, bringing the first batch of remains in 17 caskets and three urns....

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Gambling, IT & booze addictions rife in Japan
Thursday, August 21, 2014

TOKYO, August 21, 2014: Nearly five per cent of Japanese adults are addicted to gambling, a rate of up to five times that of most other nations, according to a study.
 
The study, released to local media yesterday, also showed rising adult addiction to the Internet and alcohol in a society long known for its tolerance of boozing and its love of technology.
 
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"Not in the mood" one reason for MC
Wednesday, August 20, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR, August 20, 2014: A survey by JobStreet.com found that employees cited not being in the mood, burnout and faking sickness as among the main reasons for submitting a medical certificate to employers. Jobstreet.com in a statement today said such reasons are signs that employees are not motivated at their workplace and are being dishonest just to avoid coming to work....

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