Protesters gather to pile more pressure on Malaysia's PM
By Trinna Leong and Al-Zaquan Amer Hamzah KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Thousands of protesters gathered in Kuala Lumpur on Saturday for a two-day rally to demand the resignation of Prime Minister Najib Razak, bringing to the streets a political crisis over a multi-million-dollar payment made to an account under his name. Protesters hope to spark a people's power movement forcing Najib out, but political analysts doubt he will be toppled. Security was tight as the rally got under way and access to a square where the protesters plan to converge was blocked.
Sheriff's deputy fatally shot in Houston while pumping gas
HOUSTON (AP) — A sheriff's deputy in uniform was shot and killed Friday night while filling up his patrol car at a suburban Houston gas station, according to authorities.
Bolt bids for third gold as Jamaica reaches relay final
Usain Bolt will have the chance to go for a golden treble at the world championships in Beijing after his teammates advanced into the finals of the 4x100m relay on Saturday. A Jamaican quartet comprising Nesta Carter, Asafa Powell, Rasheed Dwyer and Nickel Ashmeade clocked a season's best of 37.41 seconds -- the 10th fastest time ever run -- to win their heat ahead of France and China, whose 37.92 was an Asian record. It means Bolt, who has already beaten American rival Justin Gatlin to the 100 and 200m titles, will have the opportunity to return home with a third world gold from Beijing when he replaces one of his teammates for the final.
Thousands gather for rally urging Malaysian leader to quit
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Thousands of Malaysians wearing yellow T-shirts and blowing horns are gathering in Kuala Lumpur for a big rally to demand the resignation of embattled Prime Minister Najib Razak.
Tropical storm losing strength as it nears Florida, 20 dead in Dominica
By David Adams MIAMI (Reuters) - Tropical Storm Erika was soaking Haiti with heavy rain and strong winds on Friday as it swirled across the Caribbean but showed signs of losing steam as it headed toward south Florida, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said. Twenty people were confirmed dead on the island of Dominica, Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit said in an address carried on television and online late Friday. Erika was no longer forecast to make landfall in the United States as a hurricane due to some likely weakening over mountainous areas of Haiti and Cuba.