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South Korean prosecutors said Monday that they want a court to issue a warrant to arrest former President Park Geun-hye on corruption allegations. The announcement came about one week after prosecutors grilled Park for 14 hours over suspicions that she ...
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1D’s Liam Payne and pop star girlfriend Cheryl confirm birth of son

One Direction star Liam Payne and his girlfriend Cheryl have confirmed the birth of their first child. — Composite of AFP picsLONDON, March 27 — One Direction star Liam Payne and his girlfriend Cheryl have confirmed the birth of their first child.

The 23-year-old Payne took to Instagram to announce the happy news on Saturday, writing: “My close friends and family know there are very few times when I’m left speechless... wow! I’m incredibly happy to welcome our new baby boy into the world, it’s a moment that I will never forget for the rest of my life and my favourite memory I have so far. I’m completely in awe of his incredible mother and how she has been the whole way through this, she’s really made my dreams come true. We haven’t named him yet but he’s already capturing hearts including mine. I feel very blessed. Happy Mother’s Day everyone!”

The 33-year-old pop star also took to Instagram to share the same photo, which carried the message: “On Wednesday 22nd March Liam and I became parents to an incredibly beautiful, healthy baby boy, weighing 7lb 9 and looking like a dream. Although he still doesn’t have a name he is already stealing hearts. We are all madly in love and overwhelmingly happy with our little arrival. Happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers around the world. A day that now has a different meaning to me forever.”

No other details such as the baby’s name were released at time of writing.

Cheryl’s pregnancy was one of the most talked-about celebrity stories of 2016 in the UK — although neither she nor Payne never addressed the matter publicly.

After weeks of speculation, confirmation that the couple were expecting came when a heavily pregnant Cheryl attended a Christmas carol concert at the end of November.

Payne is the second One Direction member to become a father. Bandmate Louis Tomlinson also welcomed a son in January 2016.

Akibat carut Amy Mastura, Suria FM didenda RM10,000

Stesen radio Suria FM didenda susulan carut penyanyi Amy Mastura ‘Oh p***** kau meletup’ ketika siaran langsung Disember lalu. — Foto ihsan Instagram/Amy Mastura KUALA LUMPUR, 27 Mac — Stesen radio Suria FM mengesahkan didenda tidak sampai RM10,000 oleh Suruhanjaya Komunikasi dan Mutimedia Malaysia (SKMM).

Tindakan itu berkaitan latah penyanyi Amy Mastura yang mencarut dalam program ‘Suria Pagi’ secara langsung 7 Disember lalu, lapor Kosmo!.

Stesen itu membayar denda pada 23 Februari lalu, sekali gus menepis dakwaan didenda RM50,000 seperti dihebohkan, kata pengurus besar program Suria FM.

“Pihak kami kesal dengan apa yang berlaku dan akan lebih berhati-hati supaya perkara sama tidak berulang dalam program siaran langsung pada masa depan,” kata Subarma Mokhtaruddin.

“Namun pihak kami agak terkejut apabia perkara ini dibangkitkan akhbar sedangkan ia telah diselesaikan.

“Jumlah denda adalah kurang daripada RM10,000 bukannya RM50,000 seperti yang didakwa.”

Pada program Disember lalu, penyampai radio mengusik Amy sehingga tanpa disangka penyanyi itu melatah: “Oh p***** kau meletup, p***, p***** hantu.”

Program itu dikendalikan penyampai radio Halim Othman, Zulin Aziz dan Fizi Ali.

Sementara itu Amy Mastura, yang hits dengan lagu Sha Na Na, berkata beliau tidak tahu-menahu tentang denda itu dan enggan memperbesarkan isu tersebut.

Benedict Cumberbatch is a dad again

Benedict Cumberbatch and his wife Sophie Hunter pose at the premiere of ‘Doctor Strange’ in Los Angeles October 20, 2016. — Reuters picLONDON, March 27 — Benedict Cumberbatch and his wife Sophie Hunter have welcomed a second son, according to a report in The Mail on Sunday.

The newspaper claimed that Hunter gave birth at London’s exclusive Portland hospital on March 3.

The couple have yet to formally announce the news.

The report also claimed that they have named their son Hal Auden Cumberbatch — Hal was Shakespeare’s nickname for a young Henry V.

Big brother Christopher was born in June 2015.

Bloomberg Video: Why new jets could destroy airlines

Bloomberg Video: Why new jets could destroy airlines

The global aviation map is about to shift in a way we’ve not seen in three decades. New fuel-efficient planes mean that we could see a lot more long-haul direct flights. Bloomberg Gadfly’s David Fickling explains why that could be bad for the airlines. — Bloomberg

Three more Malaysians kidnapped by Abu Sayyaf saved, Esscom confirms

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak and his wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor pose for a picture with Tayudin Anjut (seated, centre)and  Abd Rahim Summas (seated, left) in Kuala Lumpur March 27, 2017. — Bernama picTAWAU, March 27 — The Eastern Sabah Security Command (Esscom) confirmed three more Malaysian nationals who were kidnapped by Abu Sayyaf terrorists in the Dent Haven waters in Lahad Datu on July 18 last year were saved by Filipino security forces.

Esscom Commander Datuk DCP Wan Abd Bari Wan Abd Khalid said the kidnap victims, Fandy Bakran, 27, Mohd Jumadil Rahim, 24, and Mohd Ridzuan Ismail, 33, were rescued in an operation in waters off Sulu last night.

“That’s all I can say for now that they have been rescued,” he told Bernama.  The three men were among five crew of the tugboat, Serudong Tiga, who were kidnapped by Abu Sayyaf terrorists in the Dent Haven waters in Lahad Datu on July 18.  The other two — Tayudin Anjut, 46, and  Abd Rahim Summas, 63, — were rescued by the Filipino security forces last Thursday.

Tayudin and Abd Rahim arrived at the KL International Airport (KLIA) in Sepang last night and had been reunited with their families. — Bernama

Ringgit opens higher against US dollar

At 9am, the local note was traded at 4.4200/4250 against the greenback from Friday’s close of 4.4230/4280. — AFP picKUALA LUMPUR, March 27 — The ringgit opened higher against the US dollar today on commercial demand as the greenback lost ground as concerns mounted over President Donald Trump’s inability to overhaul the US healthcare system, a dealer said.

At 9am, the local note was traded at 4.4200/4250 against the greenback from Friday’s close of 4.4230/4280.

A dealer said the greenback hit a near 2-month low after Trump’s  healthcare debacle, a major election campaign promise of Trump and his allies.

The ringgit, however, traded lower against other major currencies.

It shed against the Singapore dollar to 3.1655/1695 from 3.1600/1651 on Friday and fell against the yen to 4.0051/0114 from 3.9789/9845.

The local note weakened against the British pound to 5.5316/5405 from 5.5248/5328 on Friday and was lower against the euro at 4.7926/7998 from 4.7777/7849. — Bernama