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The audience comes under fire

THE word “audience” comes from the Latin audientia – a hearing. People gather to listen, and an individual or group is given the opportunity to be heard. It is basic democracy.

Cerebral palsy athlete believes in own abilities

KOTA KINABALU: Having confidence in his abilities paid off for cerebral palsy athlete Eddy Bernard, who won two gold medals in his inaugural outing at the recent 9th Asean Para Games.

Musa: All must help make Sabah rivers clean again

KOTA KINABALU: Many rivers in Sabah have gone from having crystal-clear water to looking like streams of chocolate beverage, says Chief Minister Tan Sri Musa Aman.

Langkawi tour operators advised to halt water activities

LANGKAWI: The Langkawi Disas­ter Management Committee has advised tour operators on the island to temporarily shelve marine tourism and recreation activities such as jet skiing and island hopping due to the current weather.

German court rules public should have free access to beaches

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - The public should not be forced to pay to walk on Germany's beaches or swim in the sea, a federal court ruled, calling into question private beaches along the North and Baltic Sea coasts.

Suhakam raises concerns over Tanah Merah immigration depot

PETALING JAYA: The Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) has highlighted “unsanitary” and “poor” conditions at the Tanah Merah immigration depot in Kelantan.

Protesters turn out in San Francisco despite cancelled rally

(Reuters) - Hundreds of counter-protesters gathered near a barricaded San Francisco park Saturday despite the cancellation of a free-speech rally that city leaders feared could draw right-wing extremists.

Kansas City takes down Confederate monument after vandalism

(Reuters) - Municipal workers in Kansas City, Missouri, on Friday started dismantling a Confederate memorial that was vandalised earlier this month, the latest move to take down a Civil War symbol amid a fierce debate about race and the legacy of slavery in America.

San Francisco latest U.S. city to brace for protests

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - San Francisco braced on Friday for a weekend of protests, including a rally by an Oregon-based group that local leaders labelled "white supremacist" as the city's mayor urged residents to boycott the event.

Chris Pratt and Anna Faris announce separation

Los Angeles (AFP) - Action star Chris Pratt and comic actress Anna Faris announced their separation after eight years of marriage in a joint statement on Sunday.