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WhatsApp says working with Reliance Jio to curb fake news menace

Facebook's WhatsApp is working closely with Reliance Jio to spread awareness of false messages, weeks after the Indian telecoms operator opened up the messaging service to tens of millions of customers using its cheap Internet-enabled phone.

Eat this, not that: New FoodSwitch app helps you shop for healthier options

Millions of Americans have tried a digital approach to nutrition – like the carb-counting Atkins app or Weight Watchers' point system or the ever popular MyFitnessPal.

FoodSwitch is an app designed to help users make healthier choices at the grocery store. — Morgan Searles/TNS

Malaysian palm oil/Vegoils: Market factors to watch Wednesday Sept 26

KUALA LUMPUR: The following factors are likely to influence Malaysian palm oil futures and other vegetable oil markets on Wednesday Sept 26.

Malaysian palm oil futures edged up for a second consecutive session on Tuesday, tracking strength in crude oil prices and a weaker ringgit.

PublicInvest lowers VS Industry to trading buy

KUALA LUMPUR: VS Industry Bhd's net profit of RM38.4mil in 4QFY8 led to a cumulative FY18 net profit of RM150.8mil which came in line with expectations.

Pope says Church 'spared no effort' to fight abuse recently

ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (Reuters) - Pope Francis, facing clergy sex abuse scandals in several countries, said on Tuesday that the Roman Catholic Church has "spared no effort" to tackle the problem in recent years.

Oil prices drop, Brent moves further away from 4-year high(Update)

TOKYO: Brent oil edged further away from a four-year high on Wednesday and U.S. crude fell, after the U.S. said it would ensure crude markets are well supplied before sanctions are re-imposed on Iran and as President Donald Trump criticized high prices.

Brent crude futures were down 43 cents, or 0.5 percent, at $81.44 a barrel by 0041 GMT, after gaining nearly 1 percent the previous session. Earlier on Tuesday, Brent hit its highest since November 2014 at $82.55 per barrel.  U.S. crude futures were down 40 cents, or 0.6 percent at $71.88 a barrel. They rose 0.3 percent on Tuesday to close at their highest level since mid-July.

SiriusXM buys Pandora to step up streaming music wars

SiriusXM, which dominates satellite radio in the United States, announced it is buying online rival Pandora for US$3.5bil (RM14.47bil), ramping up competition in the streaming music market dominated by Spotify and Apple.

SiriusXM is the leader in subscription radio in the United States and serves mainly motorists with music and news channels. — AFP Relaxnews

Moroccan woman dies after navy fires at speedboat carrying migrants

RABAT (Reuters) - A Moroccan woman died and three people were injured when the Moroccan navy opened fire on Tuesday at a speedboat with illegal migrants onboard, an interior ministry official said.

Anti-Kremlin activist taken under protection by German police

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Pyotr Verzilov, an anti-Kremlin activist being treated in a Berlin hospital for suspected poisoning, has been given a police guard for his own protection, a close friend who visited him in hospital said on Tuesday.

Barca coach Valverde says Messi the best despite Modric award

MADRID (Reuters) - Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde believes his player Lionel Messi should have won FIFA’s 'The Best' award and not Real Madrid's Luka Modric.