• Will my foot grow back, Mummy? Asks boy who lost foot in escalator mishap

    PETALING JAYA, Feb 12 —  The father of the three-year-old boy who lost half his foot in an escalator mishap at KL Sentral on Monday is struggling to find the right words to explain to his son what...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Rebel Umno leaders to pressure branches to bolster bid to oust Najib

    A group of Umno grassroots leaders unhappy with party president Datuk Seri Najib Razak are ramping up efforts to lobby for his resignation by pressuring branches to submit a motion urging him to step down and for elections to be held immediately. The Coalition of Umno Branch Chiefs Malaysia (GKCM) intends to do this when Umno branches across...

    The Malaysian Insider
  • Penang businessman who rebuked JPJ officer shot dead, says report

    A 46-year-old businessman who was charged in court recently for uttering foul language at a Road Transport Department (JPJ) officer, was shot dead this morning at Jalan Datuk Keramat in Penang, The Star reported. Syed Amen Jainul Abdin, who owns a nasi kandar restaurant and a car wash centre, was shot five times in his head, chest and arm....

    The Malaysian Insider
  • Einstein's gravitational waves detected in landmark discovery

    By Will Dunham and Scott Malone WASHINGTON/CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (Reuters) - Scientists for the first time have detected gravitational waves, ripples in space and time hypothesised by Albert Einstein a century ago, in a landmark discovery announced on Thursday that opens a new window for studying the cosmos. The researchers said they identified gravitational waves coming from two distant black holes - extraordinarily dense objects whose existence also was foreseen by Einstein - that orbited one another, spiraled inward and smashed together at high speed to form a single, larger black hole. The waves were unleashed by the collision of the black holes, one of them 29 times the mass of the sun and the other 36 times the solar mass, located 1.3 billion light years from Earth, the researchers said.

    Reuters
  • Bakke resigned twice as 1MDB chairman, says Seng Giaw

    Former 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) chairman Tan Sri Mohd Bakke Salleh told the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) that he had resigned from his post twice because he was not satisfied with the company's management, said PAC vice-chairman Dr Tan Seng Giaw. The DAP lawmaker said Bakke told the committee members this during the proceedings...

    The Malaysian Insider
  • 'Star Wars' film company in court after Harrison Ford broke leg

    The production company behind "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" is being prosecuted in Britain over an incident on set which left actor Harrison Ford with a broken leg, health and safety officials said Thursday. Ford, 73, was struck by a heavy door at Pinewood Studios west of London on the film's Millennium Falcon spaceship set in June 2014 and airlifted to hospital afterwards. Now Foodles Production UK will appear in court in May to face four charges alleging that it breached health and safety law as Ford reprised his role as Han Solo.

    AFP News
  • Seoul cuts off power supplies to factory park in North Korea

    PAJU, South Korea (AP) — South Korea has cut off power and water supplies to a factory park in North Korea, officials said Friday, a day after the North deported all South Korean workers there and ordered a military takeover of the complex that had been the last major symbol of cooperation between the rivals.

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  • Leicester must continue to grow beyond this season - Ranieri

    Leicester City must ensure they maintain their rapid progress beyond the current campaign, manager Claudio Ranieri said ahead of Sunday's Premier League clash against third-placed Arsenal. Leicester, who were on the brink of relegation last season, continue to defy the odds this term and have opened up a five-point lead at the top of the table with a thumping 3-1 win over fellow title contenders Manchester City last Saturday. "We're doing well because the big teams haven't found their rhythm, but our plans won't change next year," Ranieri told the Italian newspaper Corriere dello Sport.

    Reuters
  • NS evader sentenced to 1.5 months jail

    A 25-year-old who evaded National Service (NS) for more than six years to pursue his studies in Australia was sentenced to 1.5 months’ jail on Thursday (11 February), according to local media reports.

    Yahoo Singapore
  • Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin's romance isn't exclusive

    Justin Bieber is afraid he will harm Hailey Baldwin if they commit to each other.

    Cover Media
  • Coca-Cola stops making drinks at three Indian plants

    Coca-Cola has halted manufacturing at three plants in India temporarily on lower sales, company officials said Thursday, as the US giant faces challenges from activists over alleged depletion of groundwater. Nearly 300 people work at the three plants in the states of Andhra Pradesh, Meghalaya and Rajasthan, where activists have waged a more than decade-long battle against the fizzy drinks company. "Manufacturing at three units have been temporarily suspended," Kalyan Rajan, spokesman for Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages, which bottles drinks in India for the US giant.

    AFP News
  • US stocks slide further on global economic worries

    Jitters over the global economy and steep declines in bank stocks knocked U.S. stocks lower for the fourth day in a row Thursday. The slide in the U.S. followed large losses all around the world and left ...

    Associated Press
  • Female tiger killed by mating partner at Sacramento Zoo

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A Sumatran female tiger was killed at the Sacramento Zoo by her mating partner Wednesday after the two felines were put in the same enclosure for breeding, zoo officials said.

    Associated Press
  • Mahdzir: Malay teacher allegedly attacked at Chinese school to be transferred

    PUTRAJAYA, Feb 11 ― A Malay teacher who lodged a report that she was attacked by the parent of a student at SJKC Pai Chee in Mersing will be transferred out along with two others, Education...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Will Deepa’s daughter be allowed to practise Hindu faith, asks Teresa

    With the dust barely settled on the custody battle between Hindu mother S. Deepa and her Muslim convert ex-husband, many questions remain unanswered over the fate of their two children, DAP said today. The party's vice chairperson Teresa Kok who described yesterday Federal Court decision as “disappointing overall” said that one poser now was...

    The Malaysian Insider
  • Ministers refuse frills in line with government’s austerity drive

    PETALING JAYA, Feb 12 — Several Cabinet ministers have no problems doing away with protocol and other special preparations to welcome them during official functions, in line with the government’s...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Oil tumbles close to 13-year low

    World oil prices tumbled once more Thursday, nearing a 13-year low in New York, with no end in sight to the global supply glut. US benchmark West Texas Intermediate for delivery in March hit $26.32 a barrel, ...

    AFP
  • Fletcher on target in Marseille win

    Scotland striker Steven Fletcher marked his first start for new side Marseille with a goal in their 2-0 French Cup win against minnows Trelissac on Thursday. Fletcher played the full 90 minutes of the last-16 tie in Bordeaux against fourth-tier opponents and secured OM's victory when he converted an Abdelaziz Barrada centre late on. Marseille, who won the last of their 10 French Cups back in 1989, will now face fifth-tier amateurs Granville from Normandy at home in the quarter-finals next month.

    AFP News
  • Don’t be deceived by Tabung Haji dividends and bonuses, depositors told

    KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 11 ― Parti Amanah Negara (Amanah) insisted today that Lembaga Tabung Haji’s (LTH) reported cash flow problems are “real”, despite its recent dividend and bonus payout...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Ex-priest arrested in 1960 slaying of Texas beauty queen

    HOUSTON (AP) — For more than half a century, the unsolved killing of a young schoolteacher and beauty queen who was last seen at church haunted the Texas city of McAllen.

    Associated Press