England wins women's rugby World Cup
Monday, August 18, 2014

PARIS, August 18, 2014: England ended a run of three straight final defeats with a 21-9 victory over Canada to be crowned women's World Cup champions yesterday. The Red Roses, also champions in 1994, were beaten by New Zealand in the finals of the last three tournaments. The Black Ferns missed out on this year's showdown after a shock defeat by Ireland in the pool stages. ...

M. United false start shows depth of malaise
Monday, August 18, 2014

LONDON, August 18, 2014: Manchester United's momentum-sapping defeat by Swansea City on the Premier League's opening weekend suggested that new manager Louis van Gaal will not be able to revive the club's fortunes overnight.
United approached the game encouraged by a pre-season campaign in which they won five and drew one of their six matches, notably beating Real Madrid and Liverpool, but at Old Trafford on Saturday, the old failings returned....

Newspapers seek path forward
Sunday, August 17, 2014

WASHINGTON, August 17, 2014 - Following an unprecedented series of spinoffs by major US media companies, the print news industry now faces a rocky future without financial support from deep-pocketed parent firms.
The wave of corporate breakups comes with newspapers and magazines struggling in a transition to digital news, and shareholders of media conglomerates increasingly intolerant of the lagging print segment....

Pope warns of cancer of despair in newly affluent Asia
Friday, August 15, 2014

DANGJIN, August 15 -- 2014: Pope Francis warned today of a cancer of despair in materially obsessed, outwardly affluent societies and urged South Korean Catholics to reject inhumane economic models in a stark message to wealthier Asian nations.
In an apparent reference to South Korea's high suicide rate he also warned 45,000 people at a mass in a World Cup stadium...

Malaysia to launch science channel
Thursday, August 14, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 14 - The Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI) is planning to soft-launch a science channel billed as Malaysia's own version of National Geography.
"The channel will showcase Malaysia's achievements and innovations in the science and technology landscape.

Tian Chua claims trial to insulting cop
Tuesday, August 12, 2014

PETALING JAYA, Aug 12 -- 2014: Batu Member of Parliament Tian Chua pleaded not guilty in the Sessions Court here today to uttering words intended to insult the modesty of a police officer in April. Tian Chua, whose real name is Chua Tian Chang, 50, is alleged to have uttered the words at DSP Glenn A. Sinappah of Petaling Jaya at the main entrance to the lobby of Armada Hotel on April 14....

Actor Robin Williams dead from suspected suicide
Tuesday, August 12, 2014

LOS ANGELES, August 12 -- 2014: Oscar-winning actor and comedian Robin Williams has died from suspected suicide after a battle with depression, triggering an outpouring of grief and tributes for one of the most beloved entertainers of his generation.
The 63-year-old star of blockbusters such as "Good Will Hunting," "Good Morning Vietnam" and "Mrs Doubtfire"...

McIlroy wins fourth major in shootout
Monday, August 11, 2014

LOUISVILLE, August 11 -- 2014: Rory McIlroy put himself among golf's greatest legends on Sunday by winning his fourth major title in dramatic fashion, capturing the PGA Championship in a shotmakers' showdown at rain-softened Valhalla.
Three weeks after winning the British Open, the 25-year-old from Northern Ireland rallied on the back nine to take his second major victory in a row and third consecutive triumph overall in impressive fashion....

Soup kitchen can operate as usual - Tengku Adnan
Saturday, August 9, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 9 - Soup kitchen activities are permitted to operate as usual without any time frame but the cleanliness aspect will be stringently monitored by Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL).
Federal Territories Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor said previously the ministry had set Aug 16 as the last date for the soup kitchens to operate....

Forgotten and forsaken driver
Wednesday, August 6, 2014

In the midst of the mourning and sorrow, one man was forgotten and forsaken. Judged even before he has yet to be tried in court, C. Selvam from India was left high and dry in Taiping Prison since July 9 after he was charged with reckless driving that caused the deaths of lawyer and politician Karpal Singh and his assistant Michael Cornelius on April 17. ...

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