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Malaysia's Court of Appeal on Monday granted a request from former prime minister Najib Razak, who was convicted on graft charges last year, to temporarily release his passport so he can attend the birth of his grandchild in Singapore, a prosecutor said. Najib was sentenced in July 2020 to 12 years' jail for corruption and money laundering in a case linked to a multibillion-dollar scandal https://www.reuters.com/world/asia-pacific/how-malaysia-is-seeking-recover-billions-dollars-missing-1mdb-2021-05-11 at now-defunct state fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB). The court on Monday allowed Najib to retrieve his passport from Oct. 20 to Nov. 22 so that he could be with his daughter who is expected to give birth in Singapore next month, media reported.
Scotland stunned Bangladesh by six runs in their Group B opener of the T20 World Cup first round on Sunday.
Being rich, on Succession, does not look fun. If anything, it is aggressively anti-fun, as if fun itself were just a tatty concept for the lumpen masses who crowd the family’s amusement parks.
Matt Harmon recaps the five things he cares about and five things he does not care about coming out of the Week 6 Sunday NFL action.
The World Digital Economy Conference 2021 & the 11th Smart City and Intelligent Economy Expo kicked off in Ningbo of east China's Zhejiang Province on Thursday, helping push forward the province's digital reform.
Hedge funds that bet on a big comeback for commodities enjoyed soaring returns in the first nine months of 2021 as the world faced an energy crunch. The average global macro commodities hedge fund is up 23.2% for the first nine months of the year, according to data provider PivotalPath, a period that saw the average equity energy hedge fund rise 12.3%. Trend-following hedge funds enjoyed strong gains in September from natural gas, according to UBS.
Taiwan tech giant Foxconn unveiled its first three electric vehicle prototypes on Monday, underscoring ambitious plans to diversify away from its role of building consumer electronics for Apple Inc and other tech firms. The vehicles - an SUV, a sedan and a bus - were made by Foxtron, a joint venture between Foxconn and Taiwanese car maker Yulon Motor Co Ltd. Foxtron Vice Chairman Tso Chi-sen told reporters that electric vehicles would be worth a trillion Taiwan dollars to Foxconn in five years time - a figure equivalent to around $35 billion.
Hawthorn great backs Andy Gowers in shake-up of Jeff Kennett’s board
Five among the deceased are four children, aged ten, eight, seven and four.
When Nigel Upson checks the plucked chicken carcasses dangling from a rotating line at his poultry plant in England, he sees cash haemorrhaging out of his business from a collision of events that has distressed every part of the farm-to-fork supply chain. Like food manufacturers across Britain, Upson was hit this year by an exodus of eastern European workers who, deterred by Brexit paperwork, left en masse when COVID restrictions lifted, compounding his already soaring cost of feed and fuel. Such is the scale of the hit, he cut output by 10% and hiked wages by 11%, a rise that was immediately matched or bettered by neighbouring employers in the northeast of England.
When a Swedish court ordered the country's biggest cement maker to stop mining limestone by its huge factory on the windswept island of Gotland to prevent pollution, ecologists cheered. Besides protecting wildlife and water supplies, the ruling could force the plant that makes 75% of Sweden's cement and is the country's second biggest carbon emitter to slash output while it finds raw materials elsewhere, or even shut altogether. That might be good for Sweden's emissions targets, but not such good news for the rest of the planet.
A stunning double rainbow brightened the sky above New York on October 17.This video by @paris24122 shows the double rainbow from Edgewater, New Jersey, as the sun sets. Credit: @paris24122 via Storyful
The active COVID-19 caseload in the country now stands at 1,89,694.
WEST COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — For years, Jill Biden couldn’t bring herself to pray, her faith shattered by the 2015 death of her son Beau from brain cancer at age 46. She felt “betrayed, broken.” Then a face in the crowd at one of her husband's stops in 2019 as he campaigned for the Democratic presidential nomination would, in her words, change her life. Robin Jackson, wife of the pastor at Brookland Baptist Church in South Carolina, offered to be Jill Biden's “prayer partner” when the Bidens worsh
The Batman new trailer teases a face-off between Robert Pattinson's Dark Knight and The Riddler
Joc Pederson hits another big homer and Eddie Rosario gives the Braves their second-straight NLCS walk-off win in this edition of Fastcast
Allison Williams announced her decision to resign from the network rather than comply with its Covid vaccine mandate
Bangladesh suffered from a six-run defeat against Scotland in the Group 1 match of the T20 World Cup 2021. This came in quite a shocker for many fans and everyone in the cricketing fraternity. Bangladeshi captain Mahmudullah reacted to the shocking defeat and said that he was extremely frustrated with the loss.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is entering a crucial two weeks for his ambitious agenda, racing to conclude contentious congressional negotiations ahead of both domestic deadlines and a chance to showcase his administration’s accomplishments on a global stage. Biden and his fellow Democrats are struggling to bridge intraparty divides by month’s end to pass a bipartisan infrastructure bill and a larger social services package. The president hopes to nail down both before Air Force lifts of
FSF will celebrate Virgil Abloh and Geoffroy van Raemdonck for their contributions, and will award over $1 million in scholarships.