• England boss Allardyce defends decision to omit Barkley

    (Reuters) - England manager Sam Allardyce has defended the decision to leave Everton midfielder Ross Barkley out of his first squad for the 2018 World Cup qualifier in Slovakia at the weekend. The 22-year-old has enjoyed an impressive start to the Premier League season and many observers felt he had done enough to deserve a place in the 23-man group named on Sunday. "We have had to make a few difficult decisions and none more so than Ross Barkley," Allardyce told reporters on Monday.

    Reuters
  • Singapore residents in Zika cluster not panicking

    Residents in the Aljunied Crescent and Sims Drive area, where 41 cases of locally-transmitted Zika virus have been detected, are seemingly unperturbed by the outbreak. Homeowners whom Yahoo Singapore spoke to said they were assured by the government’s moves to tackle the virus.

    Nicholas Yong
  • In Johor, Iskandar Malaysia says property glut nothing surprising

    KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 29 — Iskandar Malaysia, the economic development corridor in southern Johor, says the current property glut in the state only involves certain property segments. Although...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Girl told ‘not beautiful’ crowned Miss Malaysia World 2016

    KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 29 — Tatiana Kumar has been crowned Miss Malaysia World 2016, a feat she dreamt of after being told in school she was not beautiful. “My biggest regret was believing...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Monthly household income up to RM6,000, Khazanah report says

    KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 29 — Average monthly household income rose from RM5,000 in 2012 to RM6,141 in 2014, the Khazanah Research Institute (KRI) revealed in a report today. The report titled “The...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Mariah Carey's prostitute sister arrested

    Alison Carey is being held behind bars following the incident.

    Cover Media
  • Women bare breasts for gender equality on GoTopless Day

    HAMPTON, N.H. (AP) — Women around the country are taking off their tops on GoTopless Day, a day that promotes gender equality and women's rights to bare their breasts in public.

    Associated Press
  • Wheels up for China's new aero-engine group

    China officially launched a new multi-billion dollar jet engine conglomerate with almost 100,000 employees at the weekend, as Beijing seeks to become an aerospace power and compete with the likes of Rolls Royce and General Electric. The Aero Engine Corporation of China (AECC) has registered capital of 50 billion yuan ($7.5 billion), and previous reports said it would incorporate subsidiaries of a series of state-owned firms, including the Aviation Industrial Corp. of China (AVIC).

    AFP News
  • Trump vows to begin deportations immediately if sworn in

    Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump linked illegal immigration and employment Saturday, pledging to start deporting offenders as soon as he is sworn in should he become the White House's next occupant. Trump all the while courted the black vote, claiming that the shooting of basketball star Dwyane Wade's cousin will make African Americans support him, but the move instead triggered a firestorm of criticism. "On Day One, I am going to begin swiftly removing criminal illegal immigrants from this country – including removing the hundreds of thousands of criminal illegal immigrants that have been released into US communities under the Obama-Clinton administration," Trump told supporters in Des Moines, Iowa.

    AFP News
  • Guardiola ready to play on without Aguero

    Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola was relaxed about the possibility of losing star forward Sergio Aguero to suspension after television footage appeared to show him elbowing West Ham United's Winston Reid on Sunday. "I didn't see it," said Guardiola of the incident at Eastlands following a win that left City top of the table on goal difference.

    AFP News
  • Scientists exit Hawaii dome after yearlong Mars simulation

    HILO, Hawaii (AP) — Six scientists have completed a yearlong Mars simulation in Hawaii, where they lived in a dome in near isolation.

    Associated Press
  • Japan gunman kills one, wounds three in rare shooting

    A gunman who shot dead a construction worker and wounded three others at their office in Japan was on the run Monday, in a country where firearms violence is extremely rare. The attack took place inside a company office during a meeting, the paper reported. All four victims were taken to hospital, where 45-year-old Junsuke Ishiyama died from a bullet wound to the stomach.

    AFP News
  • Hamilton will not catch the leaders, says Ricciardo

    Lewis Hamilton will not be able to catch the leaders after starting from the back of the grid for Sunday's Belgian Grand Prix, said Australian Daniel Ricciardo on Saturday. The Red Bull driver, who qualified fifth, said the championship leader and defending three-time champion would find the task too much. Hamilton will start from the back row after accumulating multiple penalties for the introduction of three new power units in his Mercedes car this weekend.

    AFP News
  • Mussels disappearing from New England waters, scientists say

    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — New England is running out of mussels.

    Associated Press
  • Penang developers turn to special schemes and foreign investors as domestic sales plummet

    GEORGE TOWN, Aug 29 — The slump in overall property sales in Penang has led developers to introduce special schemes to stimulate the market. Senior general manager of IJM Land Berhad Datuk Toh...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Was Dr M ‘sincere’ in amending Constitution? Hishammuddin sceptical after apology

    GOMBAK, Aug 28 — Umno vice-president Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein questioned today Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s real motive to amend the Federal Constitution by removing certain powers from the...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Woman killed in crane hook accident remembered for her independent spirit

    GEORGE TOWN, Aug 28 — A year ago, the Chin family moved from their home in Magazine Road here to Klang, Selangor to expand their canteen food business. However, their daughter Chin Khoon Sing,...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Oil prices sink in Asia on strong dollar, output fears

    Oil prices tumbled in Asia Monday on a strong dollar and after key OPEC producers downplayed the prospects of limiting output at a meeting next month. Iranian oil minister Bijan Zanganeh on Friday said ...

    AFP
  • Aussie jockey nabbed at klia2 with two passports

    PETALING JAYA, Aug 29 — A globetrotting Australian jockey was barred from leaving the country when he was found using a passport that was not his to board a flight at klia2 recently. The...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Couple rescued after searchers spot SOS on remote island

    Two people stranded for a week on a remote Pacific island have been rescued after a search aircraft spotted their SOS message in the sand, the US Coast Guard said Sunday. The couple, who had "limited supplies and no emergency equipment", were found on uninhabited East Fayu island in Micronesia by a US Navy air crew, who discovered them on the beach near the makeshift sign, according to the coast guard statement. "The search and rescue operation for Linus and Sabina Jack has been successfully completed," the US Embassy in Kolonia, Micronesia, posted on its Facebook page.

    AFP News