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PM extends condolences to ex-Johor speaker's family

KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak expressed his condolences to the family of former Johor state legislative assembly speaker Datuk Mohd Ali Hassan, who passed away early Friday.

Beijing faces backlash after dissident Liu Xiaobo dies in custody

Shenyang (China) (AFP) - China's Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo died Thursday after losing his battle with terminal cancer, remaining in custody under guard in hospital until his last breath as Beijing faced a wave of criticism over its treatment of the Tiananmen Square protest veteran.

The International 2017 to offer the highest ever prize money in eSports history

The International 2017, the seventh edition of the annual Dota 2 tournament will offer the largest prize in eSports history after its crowdfunding total broke the previous record set in 2016.

West mourns Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo, criticises Beijing

(Reuters) - Western leaders, rights groups and the Nobel Peace Prize committee expressed sorrow at the death of Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo on Thursday, but reaction was muted in his homeland, where strict censorship made him less well-known than abroad.

With big little sister absent, Venus is doing it for herself

LONDON (Reuters) - Venus Williams last graced Centre Court in a Wimbledon singles final in 2009, since when she's got used to playing the supporting role for sister Serena in four triumphant All England Club campaigns.

Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo dies in custody, struck by liver cancer

SHENYANG, China (Reuters) - Chinese Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo, a prominent dissident since the 1989 Tiananmen Square pro-democracy protests, died on Thursday after being denied permission to leave the country for treatment for late-stage liver cancer.

Brits lead the pack in Wimbledon... at queuing

LONDON (Reuters) - While the best tennis players from around the world put their ability to the test on the lawns of Wimbledon’s All England Club, the British public is busy showing off one of things it does best - queuing.

Sigurdsson to miss Swansea tour to decide on future

(Reuters) - Swansea City midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson will miss the Premier League club's pre-season tour in the United States due to the uncertainty surrounding his future at the club with media reports linking him to a move away from Liberty Stadium.

Rahman Dahlan presses for answer from Guan Eng

PETALING JAYA: Barisan Nasional strategic communications (BNSC) director Datuk Seri Abdul Rahman Dahlan has taken to Twitter to press Lim Guan Eng for an answer on the Penang government’s overpayment of consultation fees for the three paired roads in the state.

In Brazil, Lula conviction opens field for 2018 presidential race

BRASILIA (Reuters) - The graft conviction Wednesday of former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, a front-runner for next year's presidential election, opens the door for an outsider to take power in Latin America's largest country, political experts said.