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Manny Pacquiao captures welterweight title with first knockout in nine years (Sun, 15 Jul 2018)
Pacquiao stops Matthysse in seventh for first KO since 2009 Filipino, 39, captures Matthysse’s WBA welterweight title Pacquiao scored knockdowns in second, fifth and seventh Manny Pacquiao clinched his 60th victory with a seventh-round knockout Sunday of Argentinian Lucas Matthysse, his first stoppage in nine years. Pacquiao said he worked hard but was surprised by the swift win in the World Boxing Association welterweight title fight. Vintage performance from Pac-Man pic.twitter.com/5dXBSlQ2h4 Continue reading...
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Syrian refugee stuck in a Malaysian airport for four months: 'I can feel my breaking point' – video (Thu, 12 Jul 2018)
Syrian refugee Hassan al-Kontar has been stuck in Kuala Lumpur international airport for more than four months. He was refused a new passport by the Syrian embassy in the United Arab Emirates, where he was working when the war broke out in his homeland. After being forced to leave the UAE, he went to Malaysia, where he is now unable to leave the arrivals lounge. Kontar says his only hope is a campaign to grant him asylum in Canada and though he wants his situation to be resolved as soon as possible, he says he is not unique and Syrians fleeing the war have been failed by the international community Continue reading...
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Wife of former Malaysian PM Najib Razak sued over jewellery worth $14.8m (Wed, 11 Jul 2018)
Luxury company brings suit against Rosmah Mansor a week after raids on her family’s property in connection with 1MDB scandal A luxury Lebanese jewellery company is suing former Malaysian first lady Rosmah Mansor, demanding she return 44 pieces of jewellery worth US$14.8 million. Rosmah allegedly received the consignment of jewellery, which includes a tiara and diamond necklaces, on May 22, according to lawyers representing Global Royalty Trading SAL. Related: Najib Razak charged over multibillion 1MDB corruption scandal Continue reading...
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