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Facebook, Twitter and other US tech giants join forces against terror content

Facebook, Twitter and other US tech giants join forces against terror content

Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter and YouTube announced Monday the launch of an anti-terror partnership aimed at thwarting the spread of extremist content online. The “Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism” intends to share engineering, research and knowledge to help “continue to make our hosted consumer services hostile to terrorists and violent extremists,” the companies said. Each […]

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North Korea says US student’s death a ‘mystery to us as well’

North Korea says US student’s death a ‘mystery to us as well’

Seoul – North Korea said on Friday the death of US university student Otto Warmbier soon after his return home was a mystery and dismissed accusations that Warmbier had died because of torture and beating during his captivity as “groundless.” North Korea’s foreign ministry spokesman said Warmbier was “a victim of the policy of strategic […]

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US Olympic doctor charged over sex abuse of athletes

US Olympic doctor charged over sex abuse of athletes

A former doctor to gymnasts from successive US Olympic teams is to stand trial on charges that he sexually assaulted female athletes, some younger than 13, over almost two decades. A Michigan court on Friday ruled that Larry Nassar, a member of USA Gymnastics from 1996 to 2015, will face 17 counts of criminal sexual […]

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N.Korea tests rocket engine – US officials

N.Korea tests rocket engine – US officials

North Korea has carried out another test of a rocket engine the US believes could be part of its program to develop an intercontinental ballistic missile, two American officials say. The US assessed the test, the latest in a series of engine and missile tests this year, could be for the smallest stage of an […]

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Ringgit eases against US dollar

Ringgit eases against US dollar

The ringgit opened lower against the US dollar today weighed by the weaker crude oil price, dealers said. At 9 am, the local unit stood at 4.2870/2900 against the greenback from 4.2855/2885 on Thursday. A dealer said with Brent plunging below US$45 for the first time since November, investors are becoming more concerned as to […]

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Major US banks would withstand recession – US Fed

Major US banks would withstand recession – US Fed

Washington – The largest US banks would withstand a severe recession and still be able to lend to American households and businesses, the Federal Reserve announced Thursday. The results of the first part of the central bank’s so-called stress tests showed 34 major lenders were on solid capital footing, the Fed said. The tests are […]

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Ringgit finishes marginally higher against US dollar

Ringgit finishes marginally higher against US dollar

Kuala Lumpur – The ringgit pared yesterday’s losses to finish marginally higher against the US dollar today, thanks in part to the positive May inflation data released on Wednesday. At 6pm, the local note was quoted at 4.2855/2885 against the greenback from Wednesday’s close of 4.2860/2890. A dealer said the improved inflation data which showed […]

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Comedy host Noah ‘stopped eight-10 times’ by US police

Comedy host Noah ‘stopped eight-10 times’ by US police

Trevor Noah, one of the most prominent comedy hosts in the United States, has spoken out against the wider problem of racial bias among police, saying he has been stopped by American officers “eight to 10 times.” Noah, who is South African and hosts “The Daily Show” on Comedy Central, made the remarks after a […]

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Ringgit stronger against US dollar

Ringgit stronger against US dollar

The ringgit opened higher against the US dollar today on mild buying, dealers said. At 9am, the local unit stood at 4.2840/2880 against the greenback from 4.2860/2890 on Wednesday. A dealer said market sentiment was lifted by better economic data from the Department of Statistics which showed that inflation in May rose 3.3% year-on-year as […]

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Ringgit extends losses on falling oil prices

Ringgit extends losses on falling oil prices

Kuala Lumpur – The ringgit extended its losses to close lower against the US dollar today, mainly dragged down by the falling crude oil prices. At 6 pm, the local note was quoted at 4.2860/2890 against the greenback from Tuesday’s close of 4.2820/2850. A dealer said the declining crude oil prices due to oversupply in […]

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