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11:52 AM

Selangor MB crisis: Iskandar yet to receive place invite

PETALING JAYA: PAS’ Cempaka assemblyman Iskandar Samad says he has yet to receive an invite from the Selangor palace for the swearing in ceremony of the new Mentri Besar next Tuesday, an indication that he may not be the “chosen one”.

11:45 AM

Islamic State releases video it says shows British journalist John Cantlie

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Islamic State militants fighting in Iraq and Syria released a video on Thursday that they said shows British journalist John Cantlie in captivity saying he will soon reveal "facts" about the group to counter its portrayal in Western media.

11:45 AM

Australian PM cites "chatter" of attacks on government, parliament

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Intelligence "chatter" has revealed that militants plan to attack Australian politicians and government buildings, the prime minister said on Friday, a day after hundreds of police carried out a sweeping counter-terrorism operation.

11:45 AM

Whitney Houston’s live album due in November

There’s also going to be a DVD to accompany the album called ‘Whitney Houston Live: Her Greatest Performances’.

11:33 AM

Customs director claims trial to eight counts of bribery

KUALA LUMPUR: A customs director was charged in the Sessions Court here with taking bribes as payoff for not taking action against the importation of untaxed liquor.

11:30 AM

China separatism trial of Muslim scholar ends, verdict next week - lawyer

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's trial of a Uighur scholar on separatism charges completed its two days of evidence on Thursday, and his lawyer said a verdict in a case that has drawn international criticism might come next week.

11:30 AM

Aeon Credit falls on analysts downgrade

KUALA LUMPUR: Shares of Aeon Credit fell at mid-morning on Friday after RHB Research downgraded the stock to a Neutral from Buy, to reflect the group's asset quality risks.

11:17 AM

China's Li Na announces her retirement from tennis

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's Li Na, Asia's first grand slam singles title winner, announced her retirement from tennis on Friday.

10:54 AM

Apple's iPhone 6 Plus includes chips from Qualcomm, SK Hynix - iFixit

SAN FRANCISCO: Apple's iPhone 6 Plus uses chips from Qualcomm and SK Hynix, according to gadget repair firm iFixit, which pried one of the devices open in Melbourne early on Friday.

10:50 AM

Obama not due to meet Iran's Rouhani but open to it - U.S. official

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama is not scheduled to meet Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in New York during the United Nations General Assembly next week, though the U.S. leader remains open to such a meeting, a senior U.S. official said on Thursday.

10:36 AM

Chinese buyers lead charge in iPhone 6 global debut

TOKYO: Buyers from China, deprived of the latest iPhone launch at home, were among the first in line Friday in Japan to grab the "6" and its new large-screen cousin as Apple hit back at rivals.

10:32 AM

Microsoft lays off 2,100, axes Silicon Valley research

SEATTLE: Microsoft Corp will close its Silicon Valley research-and-development operation as part of 2,100 layoffs announced on Thursday, as it moves toward its new CEO's goal of cutting 18,000 staff, or about 14% of its workforce.

10:25 AM

Asian media members discuss regional coverage

HANOI: About 20 newsroom chiefs, editors and journalists from media organisations in the Asia News Network (ANN) opened a two-day meeting in Ha Noi, Thursday.

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