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A Malaysia Airlines plane skidded off the runway during heavy rain at Sibu Airport on Saturday.
A Malaysia Airlines plane skidded off the runway during heavy rain at Sibu Airport on Saturday.PHOTO: FACEBOOK/MUHD BADRUL AMAN

MAS plane skids off runway during landing at Sibu Airport

A Malaysia Airlines plane skidded off the runway during heavy rain at Sibu Airport.

The Boeing 737-800 from Kuala Lumpur was carrying 61 passengers and crew.

All onboard flight MH2718 safely disembarked via two slide rafts, after the incident at 10.17pm.

A statement said that Sibu Airport would be closed for flight operations until 10am on Sunday. Passengers are advised to check with their respective airlines on their flight status.


Feuding Donald Trump aides meet and agree to end 'palace intrigue'

Top White House aides Steve Bannon and Jared Kushner met and agreed to "bury the hatchet" over their differences, a senior administration official said, in a bid to stop infighting that has distracted from President Donald Trump's message.

Bannon, Trump's chief strategist, and Kushner, an influential adviser and Trump's son-in-law, met on Friday at the request of White House chief of staff Reince Priebus who told them that if they have any policy differences, they should air them internally, the official said.

Priebus' message to Bannon and Kushner was to "stop with the palace intrigue" and focus on the President's agenda, the official told Reuters.


Donald Trump has visited a Trump-branded property every 2.8 days of his presidency

For the 10th weekend in a row, US President Donald Trump is visiting a Trump-branded property. He has done so every weekend except the first two after his inauguration.

For the sixth weekend in a row, he's golfing at one of those properties; he's golfed on nine of those 10 weekends.

In total, Trump has spent time at one-or-more Trump-branded properties on 28 of the days he's been president - meaning that he visits a property that's part of his private business empire more than a third of the days he's been in office, or once every 2.8 days.

His trips aren't free, of course. Each weekend trip to Mar-a-Lago costs taxpayers an estimated US$2 million (S$2.8 million).


Football: Zidane casts doubt on Real future after derby draw

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane has accepted his future could be out of his hands if the European champions fail to deliver a major trophy this season.

Zidane's side lost their grip on the La Liga title race as Antoine Griezmann's late equaliser handed Atletico Madrid a 1-1 draw at the Santiago Bernabeu.

Real lead Barcelona by three points with eight games remaining, but the two face each other in a potential title decider at the Bernabeu on April 23.


Football: Chelsea in champion form at Bournemouth, Spurs chase hard

Chelsea had the look of champions again as they maintained their comfortable seven-point advantage at the top of the Premier League with a 3-1 victory at Bournemouth - but Tottenham Hotspur will not give up the chase.

After Son Heung-min had scored twice in Spurs' 4-0 thrashing of Watford at White Hart Lane to cut Chelsea's lead temporarily to four points, Antonio Conte's men responded emphatically in the late game at Dean Court to move on to 75 points.

Chelsea were aided by Adam Smith's own goal before the outstanding Eden Hazard slid home a second and Marcos Alonso curled home a stunning freekick. Josh King scored his 13th league goal of the season in response.