Why is Qatar’s emir visiting Malaysia? (By Aljazeera.com)

1. Qatar’s emir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, is in Malaysia for a two-day state visit, accompanied by a business delegation and cabinet members.

2. Commenting on the diplomatic crisis between Qatar and three of its neighbours in the Gulf, the Malaysian prime minister said: “We pray that with the grace of Allah the Almighty, all differences among our Arab brothers will be settled amicably and that the unity and harmony of the GCC countries can be restored.

3. Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister Ahmed Hamidi, who visited Qatar in February, has expressed hopes that Malaysian companies would be able to participate in World Cup development projects.

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Danny Lee finishes seventh at US PGA Tour event in Malaysia (By Newshub)

1. Meanwhile, star New Zealand golfer Lydia Ko has finished in a share of 19th place with three others in the LPGA Tour event in Incheon, South Korea.

2. Overnight leader Jin Young Ko of South Korea wrapped up her win with a final round four-under 68 to take a two-stroke win over compatriot In Gee Chun.

3. Kiwi golfer Danny Lee has finished in a share of seventh place at the PGA Tour event in Malaysia.

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Badminton: Malaysia bow out to China in world junior mixed team final (By The Star Online)

1. Jin Wei, the 2015 world junior champion, had also failed to live up to expectations at last year’s world junior meet in Bilbao, Spain – losing her match in the mixed team final and crashing out in the quarter-finals of the individual competition.

2. All eyes were then on Kuala Lumpur SEA Games champion Goh Jin Wei to keep Malaysia’s challenge alive but she lost 16-21, 22-20, 8-21 to reigning Asian junior girls’ singles champion Han Yue.

3. PETALING JAYA: A meltdown in the singles resulted in Malaysia losing to China again in the mixed team final at the World Junior Championships.

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Badminton: Malaysia fails to end China’s reign at mixed team event at World Junior Championships (By The Star Online)

1. PETALING JAYA: Malaysia failed to end China’s reign in the mixed team event at the World Junior Championships.

2. With that win, China lifted their 12th world junior mixed team title but for Malaysia, their agonising wait for a title continues.

3. Hopes were high on Kuala Lumpur SEA Games champion Goh Jin Wei to put Malaysia back in contention but she lost 16-21, 22-20, 8-21 to Han Yue in a 57-minute girls’ singles battle.

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Thousands rally in Malaysia to oust premier Najib (By Channel NewsAsia)

1. Saturday’s rally was touted as the finale of a two month-long anti-kleptocracy roadshow, a platform set up by the opposition Pakatan Harapan (PH) coalition to convince the majority Malay-Muslim voters in rural battleground areas that the country has suffered from Najib’s handling of 1MDB.

2. KUALA LUMPUR: Thousands of protesters gathered at an unsanctioned rally on Saturday (Oct 14) to demand action against Prime Minister Najib Razak over the mismanagement of billions of dollars by a state fund.

3. Former Malaysian prime minister Mahathir Mohamad speaks during an anti-kleptocracy rally in Petaling Jaya, near Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia October 14, 2017.

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Perez extends lead with 8-under 64 in Malaysia (By FOXSports.com)

1. KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) Pat Perez turned in an 8-under 64 at the third round of the PGA Tour’s CIMB Classic to open up a four-shot lead over closest rival Xander Schauffele.

2. The American, who led by a single stroke coming into Saturday, turned on the style on the back nine with six birdies, giving him nine for the day against just one bogey.

3. The American had a double bogey on the par-5 fifth hole but recovered with a flurry of birdies and an eagle on No.

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Former Friend Malaysia Halts All Imports From North Korea, Data Shows (By U.S. News & World Report)

1. FILE PHOTO: Malaysian Police officers gather before a protest organized by Members of the youth wing of the National Front, Malaysia’s ruling coalition, in front of the North Korea embassy, following the murder of Kim Jong Nam, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, February 23, 2017.

2. An unusual purchase this year was coal, which Malaysia bought right after China, the top buyer of the North’s minerals banned imports of the commodity in February.

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Rohingya refugee in Malaysia gets extended jail term for harbouring illegal migrants (By Channel NewsAsia)

1. PUTRAJAYA: A Rohingya refugee was on Friday (Oct 13) sentenced to another two years’ jail by Malaysia’s Court of Appeal for harbouring smuggled migrants.

2. On Sep 15, his compatriot Muhammad Yunus also had his jail term increased from three to five years by the Court of Appeal for a similar offence.

3. Hussein, who is registered under the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), had pleaded guilty and was already serving jail term before his sentence was increased.

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Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines start joint air patrol in Sulu Sea – Nation (By The Star Online)

1. The air patrol will support the ongoing joint maritime patrols – also involving the three countries launched earlier this year in Indonesia – in the Sulu Sea.

2. SHAH ALAM: The Trilateral Air Patrol (TAP) involving Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines has officially taken off.

3. Defence Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein was joined by his Indonesia and Philippines counterparts, Ryamizard Ryacudu and Delfin Negrillo Lorenzana, for the launch at the Subang airbase Thursday.

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