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Alternate refuelling solutions now in place at KLIA 2

PETALING JAYA: A mitigation plan has been put in place to address disrupted hydrant fuelling services at KLIA 2, with full operational status expected within 90 days.

World

To curb deaths from disasters, end poverty - U.N. chief

BARCELONA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Ending extreme poverty is essential to save lives and limit damage from disasters, U.N. chief Ban Ki-Moon said, as figures revealed poorer nations bear the brunt of deaths from earthquakes, tsunamis, floods, storms and heat waves.

World

New Zealand pushes to break U.N. Security Council deadlock on Syria

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - New Zealand gave the 15-member United Nations Security Council on Wednesday a draft resolution that would demand an end to all attacks that may kill civilians in Syria, particularly air strikes in Aleppo, just days after Russia vetoed a similar text.

Business

New Wells Fargo CEO faces immediate test

Newly installed Wells Fargo & Co CEO Tim Sloan will not have much time to prepare his pitch for Wall Street. He will present third-quarter results on Friday, less than 48 hours after replacing John Stumpf at the helm of the bank, as investors seek reassurance that Wells Fargo can rebuild its reputation and retain profits while overhauling the hard-charging sales culture at the heart of a scandal over unauthorised accounts.

TECH

Samsung offers financial incentives to stem Note 7 bleeding

Samsung Electronics on Oct 13 offered financial incentives for customers in South Korea who exchange Galaxy Note 7 smartphones for other Samsung models, as it scrambles to shore up its reputation in the wake of a damaging safety crisis.

AseanPlus News

New Zealand makes UN push for end to Syria air attacks

United Nations (United States) (AFP) - New Zealand, one of the 10 non-permanent Security Council members, has presented a draft resolution demanding an end to air attacks in Syria's battleground city of Aleppo.

Swimming

Tokyo governor says now's the last chance to rein in Olympic costs

TOKYO (Reuters) - Tokyo's governor said on Wednesday that now was the last chance to take steps to rein in soaring costs for the city's 2020 Olympics, projected to cost 3 trillion yen (23.65 billion pounds) - over four times higher than planned.

World

Saudi forces down missile fired by Yemen's Houthis - agency

DOHA (Reuters) - Saudi air defence forces shot down a ballistic missile fired by Yemen's Houthi group toward Khamees Mushait city in the kingdom's southwest on Tuesday night, a Saudi-led coalition said in a statement carried by the state news agency SPA.

World

Quake of magnitude 5.8 strikes off Papua New Guinea - USGS

SYDNEY (Reuters) - An earthquake of magnitude 5.8 struck 182 km (113 miles) southeast of Rabaul in the Pacific nation of Papua New Guinea, on Wednesday, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) said.

TECH

Samsung crisis highlights S. Korea’s ‘chaebol’ problem

Samsung’s corporate car-crash over its exploding Note 7 smartphones has shone a spotlight on South Korea’s “chaebol” business culture – the family-run empires whose rigid corporate structure and opaque governance style aren’t always best suited to a crisis.