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Wenger defiant ahead of Hull Cup final 'warm-up'

LONDON: Arsene Wenger insists his Arsenal side have made progress this season despite once again facing a battle to hold on to a top four spot.

Moyes set for tricky Everton return

LONDON: Manchester United manager David Moyes will be under the spotlight when he returns to Everton on Sunday for the first time since he left the club for Old Trafford at the end of last season.

Security threat reported on Detroit-Denver Delta flight

DENVER: A Delta Airlines flight that landed at a Denver airport was directed to a remote taxiway after an unspecified "potential security threat" onboard and passengers were ushered off the plane, interviewed and the scene secured, officials said.

<font color=red>Everest Avalanche updates:</font> 12 dead, four missing

Everest Avalanche updates: 12 dead, four missing

KATMANDU: Rescuers were searching through piles of snow and ice on the slopes of Mount Everest today for four Sherpa guides who were buried by an avalanche that killed 12 other Nepalese guides in the deadliest disaster on the world’s highest peak.

<font color=red>MH370 Tragedy:</font> Bluefin-21 completes 6th mission, 7th mission commences

MH370 Tragedy: Bluefin-21 completes 6th mission, 7th mission commences

PERTH: A robotic submarine has finished its sixth trip to the bottom of the Indian Ocean in the hunt for wreckage from the missing Malaysia Airlines plane, six weeks after the aircraft mysteriously disappeared, the search coordination centre said today.

Chelsea's title pedigree can make the difference

LONDON: Chelsea’s vast experience of the Premier League title race could be the deciding factor as the Blues try to overhaul leaders Liverpool, according to the club’s assistant manager Steve Holland.

6.6-quake hits off Bougainville Island

SYDNEY: A strong 6.6-magnitude earthquake struck off Papua New Guinea’s Bougainville Island today but there was no risk of a widespread tsunami, seismologists said.

Wyatt Earp gun sells for $225,000 at auction

Wyatt Earp gun sells for $225,000 at auction

SCOTTSDALE, Arizona: A gun thought to have been carried by Wyatt Earp during the famous O.K. Corral shootout in Tombstone has sold at auction for US$225,000.

Court order forces Brazilian team to leave match

SAO PAULO: Brazilian club Portuguesa abandoned its second-division match in the 16th minute on Friday, saying it had a court order allowing it to play in the top flight that begins today.

Rodgers only has eyes for Norwich

LIVERPOOL: Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers remains confident he will be able to keep his players focused against Norwich City as they attempt to take another step towards the Premier League title.

<font color=red>S. Korea Ferry Incident:</font> Captain says evacuation delayed for safety

S. Korea Ferry Incident: Captain says evacuation delayed for safety

JINDO, South Korea: The arrested captain of the South Korean ferry that capsized with 476 people on board said today he had delayed evacuating the ship because of the sea conditions and the absence of rescue ships.

Gabriel Garcia Marquez hailed as literary giant

Gabriel Garcia Marquez hailed as literary giant

MEXICO CITY: His death mourned around the globe, Gabriel Garcia Marquez is being hailed as a giant of modern literature, a writer of intoxicating novels and short stories that illuminated Latin America’s passions, superstition, violence and social inequality.

<font color=red>S. Korea Ferry Incident:</font> Divers see 3 bodies inside hull of capsized ferry

S. Korea Ferry Incident: Divers see 3 bodies inside hull of capsized ferry

JINDO, South Korea: Divers searching for survivors of a capsized South Korean ferry saw three bodies floating through a window of a passenger cabin today but were unable to retrieve them, the coastguard said, hours after the ship's captain was arrested.

US raises pressure on Russia over deal

WASHINGTON: The United States ramped up the pressure on Moscow on Friday, urging “full and immediate compliance” of a four-way agreement on Ukraine and warning of new sanctions if Russia fails to do so.

Driver, passengers injured as express bus crashes at East Coast Expressway

Driver, passengers injured as express bus crashes at East Coast Expressway

TEMERLOH: A bus driver and several passengers were injured when an express bus crashed into the guardrail before it landed on its side at KM116 of the East Coast Expressway near here early today.

Nadal crashes in Monte Carlo, Federer faces Djokovic

MONTE CARLO, Monaco: Eight-time champion Rafael Nadal slumped to a shock Monte Carlo Masters quarter-final defeat to compatriot David Ferrer on Friday while Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic struggled into a semi-final showdown.

Atletico close on title after seeing off Elche

Atletico close on title after seeing off Elche

MADRID: Atletico Madrid stayed firmly on course for a surprise La Liga title triumph when a Miranda header and Diego Costa's late penalty secured an unconvincing 2-0 win for the leaders at home to Elche on Friday.

Falcao gets cautious World Cup green light

LISBON: Colombia striker Radamel Falcao will go to the World Cup but risks not being 100 percent fit, the surgeon who operated on the Monaco star’s ruptured knee ligaments said Friday.

West Ham youngster dies of cancer

LONDON: West Ham’s Australian striker Dylan Tombides died on Friday following a three-year battle with testicular cancer.

Ronaldo back in training before Bayern clash

MADRID: Real Madrid top scorer Cristiano Ronaldo returned to training with his team mates on Friday as he battles to regain fitness before Wednesday's Champions League semi-final, first leg at home to Bayern Munich.

UN says 58 killed in attack on UN base in S. Sudan

UNITED NATIONS: An attack on a U.N. peacekeeping base in South Sudan where some 5,000 members of an ethnic minority had sought shelter killed 58 people and injured about 100 others, a U.N. official said Friday.

Russia warns US against further sanctions as Ukraine deal stalls

DONETSK, Ukraine: Russia said its military is massed on Ukraine’s doorstep and warned against further US sanctions as a deal struck with Washington appeared to stall because of intransigence by Moscow-backed rebels in the former Soviet republic.

Nigeria militant still holding 85 schoolgirls after raid

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria: Nigerian Islamist militant group Boko Haram is still holding 85 girls it abducted from a raid on a secondary school in northeastern Borno state this week, although the other 44 were free, the state government said on Saturday.

Magnitude-7.2 earthquake shakes Mexican capital

ACAPULCO, Mexico: A powerful magnitude-7.2 earthquake shook central and southern Mexico on Friday, sending panicked people into the streets. Some walls cracked and fell, but there were no reports of major damage or casualties.

Miami mayor defends Beckham stadium plan

MIAMI: The mayor of Miami on Friday defended David Beckham’s plans to build a state-of-the-art stadium on the city’s waterfront, rejecting criticism of the project by a coalition of business groups.

<font color=red>S. Korea Ferry Incident:</font> Captain, crew members arrested

S. Korea Ferry Incident: Captain, crew members arrested

MOKPO, South Korea: The captain of a sunken South Korean ferry was arrested today on suspicion of negligence and abandoning people in need, as investigators looked into whether his evacuation order came too late to save lives.

Plane spotted in Iran registered to US bank

SALT LAKE CITY: An airplane that ended up in Iran is registered to a Utah bank under an arrangement that has prompted recent warnings from a government watchdog.

Chris Brown trial set to start on Monday

WASHINGTON: A judge has set Monday as the start date for the assault trial of singer Chris Brown in the nation’s capital.

White House on deport Bieber petition: No comment

WASHINGTON: The White House has two words for those who want President Barack Obama to deport Justin Bieber: No comment.

Man who avoided prison is overwhelmed by support

ST. LOUIS: A US man who avoided prison because of a clerical error and led a law-abiding life for 13 years said he is overwhelmed by the support he’s received since the story of his eventual incarceration became public.

Syrian state TV: 14 killed in car bombing in Homs

BEIRUT: A powerful car bomb exploded Friday outside a mosque in a pro-government district of central Syria, killing 14 people in the latest violence to hit the war-shattered city, state-run Syrian television reported.

Erdogan challenges social media in top Turkish court - media

ANKARA: Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan applied to Turkey's constitutional court on Friday to challenge the alleged violation of his and his family's rights by social media, broadcaster CNN Turk and other media said.

Sembrong, Pagoh NS camp operators asked to monitor spread of MERS

PEKAN: Operators of the National Service Training Programmes (NS) camps in Sembrong, Kluang and Pagoh, Muar have been asked to monitor developments of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) in Kampung Bintang Laut, Batu Pahat.

Bespoke shoes scandal claims scalp of Hollande aide

PARIS: A close advisor to Francois Hollande resigned on Friday after allegations about a conflict of interest and his extravagant lifestyle dealt a fresh blow to the beleaguered French president.

List of winners of MPI-Petronas Awards

PETALING JAYA: Following is the complete list of winners for the 2013 MPI-Petronas Malaysian Journalism Awards here tonight.

Everest guide recalls horror of being 'trapped' by avalanche

KATHMANDU: A young Nepalese guide who survived the deadliest mountaineering accident ever on Mount Everest recalled Friday being “trapped” after the avalanche came crashing down the icy slopes, killing at least 12 of his companions.

Christie's to auction portrait of Malala by Yeo

NEW YORK: A portrait of a Pakistani teenager shot by the Taliban for championing education for girls will be auctioned next month.

Chris Brown trial could start as soon as Friday

WASHINGTON: A judge is expected to give her verdict soon in the trial of a bodyguard for singer Chris Brown on an assault charge.

Karpal Singh's Death: Liong Sik describes Karpal as a cheeky student

GEORGE TOWN: Former MCA president Tun Dr Ling Liong Sik has described the late Karpal Singh as a playful student who always failed in the exam.

US arrests about 80 immigrants at Texas camp

McALLEN (Texas): At least 80 immigrants suspected of entering the United States illegally have been arrested in a makeshift encampment in South Texas.

Super League standings

KUALA LUMPUR: Following are the standing of teams after tonight's Super League matches:

Closure of Wangsa Maju plant affects water rationing plan in Gombak: Syabas

KUALA LUMPUR: The closure of Wangsa Maju water treatment plant is among the main factors that affected the water rationing plan in several areas in Gombak yesterday and today.

NSTP wins big at MPI-Petronas Awards

NSTP wins big at MPI-Petronas Awards

KUALA LUMPUR: Berita Harian bagged the country’s most coveted journalism prize, the Kajai award for the third time in four years.

Public urged to take precautionary measures against MERS

KUALA LUMPUR: The public has been urged to take precautionary measures to prevent respiratory illness following the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) outbreak.

Giant panda project not a waste, says Palanivel

KUALA LUMPUR: The keeping of two giant pandas here on loan from China as a symbol of Malaysia-China diplomatic relations is not a waste, says Natural Resources and Environment Minister Datuk Seri G. Palanivel.

State Education Dept probes pupil's claim teacher kicked him

KUALA TERENGGANU: The State Education Department is investigating an allegation by a Primary Five pupil that he was kicked by a teacher in a school in Cendering, here, on Wednesday.

Ukraine separatists reject diplomatic deal to disarm

SLAVIANSK/DONETSK (Ukraine): Armed pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine said on Friday they were not bound by an international deal ordering them to disarm and would not move out of public buildings they have seized until the Kiev government stepped down.

Tennis: Eight-time champion Nadal knocked out of Monte Carlo

MONTE CARLO (Monaco): David Ferrer produced a major upset at the Monte Carlo Masters on Friday as the persistent Spaniard stunned eight-time champion Rafael Nadal 7-6 (7/1), 6-4 in the quarter-finals.

7.5-quake rattles southern Mexico: USGS

ACAPULCO (Mexico): A powerful, magnitude-7.5 earthquake shook central and southern Mexico on Friday. The US Geological Survey said it was centered northwest of the Pacific resort of Acapulco, where many Mexicans are on vacation for the Easter holiday.

Teacher fired over comment on black president

CINCINNATI: A US teacher has been fired following allegations that he told a black student who said he wanted to become president that the nation didn’t need another black president.

Karpal Singh's Death: Some mourners are still in disbelief

GEORGE TOWN: Mourners who converged at the home of the late DAP stalwart Karpal Singh were surprised and in disbelief when they heard the news of his passing.

Chinese key leader calls on Najib

Chinese key leader calls on Najib

PUTRAJAYA: A Chinese key leader called on Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak at Malaysia's administrative capital here today, signifying a prevailing warm Malaysia-China ties.

Hishammuddin receives courtesy visit from Communist Party of China provincial secretary

Hishammuddin receives courtesy visit from Communist Party of China provincial secretary

KUALA LUMPUR: Defence Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein today received a courtesy visit from the Secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC), Guangdong Province, Hu Chunhua, at a hotel, here.

'Check MQA accreditation before enrolling for courses at IPTs'

PETALING JAYA: Students intending to pursue higher studies at local institutions of higher learning (IPTs) should enrol for diploma and degree courses accredited by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA).

Endawie laid to rest at Saratok Memorial Hill

SARATOK: Sarawak former deputy chief minister, Datuk Amar Dunstan Endawie Enchana, who died in Saratok Hospital on April 11 was laid to rest at Saratok Memorial Hill, Bukit Perabun here today, the day when Christians worldwide observe Good Friday.

IRB introduces special programme to monitor deliberate tax defaulters

KUALA LUMPUR: The Inland Revenue Board (IRB) has introduced a Monitoring Deliberate Tax Defaulters (MDTD) programme starting Jan 1 this year to empower and increase effectiveness of its existing tax audit activities.

Jamil Khir: Umrah agents should monitor health of pilgrims

BANGI: Umrah agents should monitor the health of their pilgrims to prevent them from getting infected with the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV), said Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Seri Jamil Khir Baharom.

Don't be apologetic in defending national interests, media told

Don't be apologetic in defending national interests, media told

PETALING JAYA: Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin has reminded media practitioners not to be apologetic in defending national interests.

Dengue cases in Penang increase by 187 per cent

GEORGE TOWN: The number of dengue cases in Penang increased by 187 per cent to 602 between January and April 12 compared with 210 cases during the corresponding period last year.

Karpal Singh's Death: Leaders continues to pay their last respects

GEORGE TOWN: Leaders from both sides of the political divide, regardless of race and religion, continued to visit the residence of the late Karpal Singh today to pay their last respects.

Body of standard 5 pupil who fell into drain found

KUALA LUMPUR: The search team yesterday recovered the body of the 11-year-old boy who had slipped into a monsoon drain in Ampang, here, on Wednesday.

Suspected burglar on police wanted list nabbed

Suspected burglar on police wanted list nabbed

JOHOR BARU: Police nabbed a suspected burglar who was high on the wanted list after a short chase which ended after the suspect's car crashed into a large drain in Taman Pelangi here this afternoon.

Seriously injured Paloh assemblyman Nozulah in stable condition

IPOH: The assemblyman for Paloh in Kelantan, Datuk Norzula Mat Diah who was involved in a road accident yesterday, was today reported to be in stable condition although his injuries were considerd serious by the medical team at Raja Permaisuri Bainun Hospital (HRPB), here.

Armed masked men rob elderly couple in Maran

MARAN: An elderly couple and their son woke up in the wee hours today to a terrifying scene as armed masked robbers broke into their shophouse, tied them up and fled with jewellery and cash.

MH370 TRAGEDY: M'sian authorities handled media conference well - Expert

PUTRAJAYA: The Malaysian authorities have handled well the global-scale daily media conference on a missing Malaysia Airlines (MAS) flight, said a communication expert, Ethan Becker.

Seven killed during Good Friday ceremony in Flores waters

JAKARTA: At least seven people died after a boat carrying dozens of Christian worshippers for a Good Friday sea ceremony in Indonesia's Flores waters sank when hit by strong waves Friday afternoon.

Karpal Singh's Death: Abdullah lauds Karpal's life of service

KUALA LUMPUR: Former prime minister Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi said Karpal Singh, who died in a road accident yesterday, dedicated a life of tireless commitment and service to the people.

<font color=red>S. Korea Ferry Incident:</font> Prosecutors seek arrest warrant for captain

S. Korea Ferry Incident: Prosecutors seek arrest warrant for captain

SEOUL: Prosecutors say they’ve asked a court to issue an arrest warrant for the captain of the South Korean ferry that sank two days ago, leaving hundreds missing and feared dead.

Home Ministry hopes to make deportation of illegals easier: Zahid

TELUK INTAN: Home Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi has vowed to make deportation of illegal immigrants easier, considering the money spent on them annually.

Paloh assemblyman's wife Maziah laid to rest

Paloh assemblyman's wife Maziah laid to rest

GUA MUSANG: The wife of the Paloh assemblyman, Datin Maziah Din, 57, who was killed in a road accident at Km23 of the Cameron Highlands-Simpang Pulai Road yesterday, was laid to rest at the Felda Chiku Muslim burial ground, here, today.

Nigeria military admits most kidnapped schoolgirls still missing

ABUJA: The Nigerian military on Friday admitted that most of the 129 girls abducted by Boko Haram Islamists from their school in the country’s restive northeast remained missing.

7 killed in shooting on China-Vietnam border

HANOI: The Vietnamese government says seven people have been killed in a shootout between Chinese migrants and Vietnamese border guards at a crossing in the north of the country.

S. Korea Ferry Incident: Divers enter sunken ferry in hunt for survivors

JINDO: Divers battled strong currents and murky waters Friday to finally enter a South Korean ferry two days after it sank, as investigators revealed the captain was not at the helm when the vessel capsized with hundreds on board.

Karpal Singh's Death: Karpal one of most ethical criminal lawyers - Shafee

KUALA LUMPUR: Senior lawyer Tan Sri Muhammad Shafee Abdullah paid tribute to the late Karpal Singh, describing him as one of the most ethical criminal lawyers he used to appear with while acting as deputy public prosecutor or counsel for the opposing clients.

British teenager killed in Syria conflict

LONDON: A British teenager whose uncle was detained in the Guantanamo Bay camp has been killed in the Syrian conflict, his family said on Friday.

<font color=red>S. Korea Ferry Incident:</font> Ferry's sharp turn, slow evacuation probed

S. Korea Ferry Incident: Ferry's sharp turn, slow evacuation probed

MOKPO, South Korea: Investigations into South Korea’s ferry disaster focused on the sharp turn it took just before it started listing and whether a quicker evacuation order by the captain could have saved lives, officials said Friday, as rescuers scrambled to find 270 people still missing and feared dead.

Brewers seek to rekindle Belgium's love of beer

DWORP: The ruby lettering on the front of the old corner pub “In de Welkom” has peeled almost beyond recognition.

Karpal Singh's Death: Karpal's maid still in critical condition

IPOH: The Indonesian maid travelling in an MPV that was involved in a deadly crash which claimed the lives of Bukit Gelugor MP Karpal Singh and his personal assistant, was still in critical condition.

Woman caught passing drugs to son in court

BALIK PULAU: Police arrested a woman for passing drugs to her son just after the Magistrate's Court had sentenced him for possession of drugs here yesterday.

Ukrainian militia deny calls to free buildings

DONETSK, Ukraine: Pro-Russian insurgents in Ukraine’s east who have been occupying government buildings in more than 10 cities say they will only leave them if the interim government in Kiev resigns.

Ricciardo declares Red Bull 'are coming'

Ricciardo declares Red Bull 'are coming'

SHANGHAI: Daniel Ricciardo sounded a warning to Mercedes after the first practice sessions for Sunday’s Chinese grand prix, declaring that they should watch out as Red Bull “are coming”.

AG asks Jais to provide info into Bible probe

SHAH ALAM: The Selangor Islamic Religious Department (Jais) has been ordered by the Attorney-General to provide further information on its investigation into the seizure of 300 Bibles seized from the Bible Society of Malaysia (BSM) on Jan 2.

Rival group accuses Qaeda of betraying jihadist cause

BAGHDAD: A powerful rival organisation has accused Al-Qaeda leaders of betraying the jihadist cause, in the latest widening of divisions rooted in Syria’s civil war.

Everest Avalanche updates: 12 killed, 3 missing

KATMANDU, Nepal: An avalanche swept Mount Everest’s slopes on Friday along a route used to climb the world’s highest peak, killing at least 12 Nepalese guides and leaving three missing in the worst disaster to hit climbers on the mountain, officials said.

Larrazabal jumps in water trap to avoid hornets

KUALA LUMPUR: Spain’s Pablo Larrazabal has been forced to dive into a water hazard to avoid attacking hornets during his second round in the Malaysian Open on Friday.

Bukit Kayu Hitam UPP seized 27,000 litre of petrol worth RM54,000

BUKIT KAYU HITAM: Smuggling Prevention Unit (UPP) had foil an attempt to smuggle 27,000 litre petrol worth about RM54,000 in a tanker at Km7 of the North-South Expressway yesterday.

Peeping Tom fined RM2,000 for peeping in ladies' toilet

KUALA LUMPUR: A salesman was fined RM2,000 in default four months' jail by the Magistrates Court here today for peeping at a woman in a public toilet three days ago.

klia2 obtains certificate of completion and compliance

KUALA LUMPUR: klia2, the world's largest purpose-built terminal for low-cost carriers, has obtained the Certificate of Completion and Compliance (CCC) from UEMC-Bina Puri JV, the main terminal building contractors.

Selangor speaker, deputy among those down with food poisoning

SHAH ALAM: Several media personnel and state assembly staff stationed at the Selangor state assembly suffered from food poisoning.

Iran says will firmly deter any attacks as military displays might

ANKARA: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said the Islamic Republic had the might to deter any attacks as its military displayed a range of drones and missiles at an annual parade in Tehran, state television reported on Friday.

Teachers warned against sexually abusing children

HARARE: Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe has warned the country's teachers against sexually abusing children in schools as this will break the trust bestowed on them by parents.

S. Korea Ferry Incident: Rescued school vice principal in apparent suicide

JINDO: A high school vice principal rescued from a sinking South Korean ferry that sank with hundreds of his students on board was found dead Friday, in what media reports said was an apparent suicide.

<font color=red>Everest Avalanche updates:</font> 11 dead, more bodies expected

Everest Avalanche updates: 11 dead, more bodies expected

KATHMANDU: At least eleven Nepalese climbing guides have been killed after an avalanche struck Mount Everest early Friday, a rescue team official told AFP, in the worst accident to hit the world’s highest peak.

Karpal Singh's Death: Funeral procession to make three 'significant stops'

GEORGE TOWN: The funeral procession of the late Karpal Singh on Sunday will make three 'significant stops' on its way from the Dewan Sri Pinang to the Batu Gantung crematorium, it was announced here today.

People's private parts removed for witchcraft rituals

ONAYENA, NAMIBIA: Members of a community in a settlement in the Oshikoto Region in northern Namibia have accused certain individuals of abducting and killing weaker members of that community to remove their private parts for witchcraft practices.

Founder, president of Gagasan Melayu Perak dies

KUALA LUMPUR: Founder and president of Gagasan Melayu Perak, Datuk Seri Mohd Hilmi Ismail, who was also the Malay Consultative Council's (MPM) Political and Governance Bureau chairman, passed away at 10.30am at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Hospital, here, today.

Women life expectancy rises

BEIJING: Health authorities said life expectancy of Chinese women increased from 73.33 years in 2000 to 77.37 years in 2013, Xinhua news agency reported.

William and Kate hit the beach on Sydney visit

William and Kate hit the beach on Sydney visit

SYDNEY: Britain’s Prince William and his wife Kate got to grips with Australia’s beach and bush lifestyles on Friday, watching a life-saving display and a sheep-shearing demonstration as part of their tour Down Under with baby son George.

<font color=red>MH370 Tragedy:</font> Chinese relatives pray over lost plane

MH370 Tragedy: Chinese relatives pray over lost plane

PERTH: Six weeks into the extensive search for the lost Malaysia Airlines plane without so much as a piece of debris yet found, several Chinese relatives met Friday to pray for spouses who never came home, while begging for answers that could end their misery of not knowing.

Hamilton sets the pace in Chinese GP practice

Hamilton sets the pace in Chinese GP practice

SHANGHAI: Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton recovered from an early suspension problem to set the fastest practice time at the Chinese Grand Prix on Friday, narrowly edging Fernando Alonso of Ferrari.