• Malaysian students rally to demand prime minister's arrest

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian student activists led a rally Saturday to demand the arrest of Prime Minister Najib Razak, who has been implicated in a U.S. government probe into massive fraud in a Malaysian investment fund.

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  • Siblings unable to accept woman’s death in freak accident

    KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 27 — Grief lingered in the air during a Buddhist prayer ceremony conducted by the Jalan Raja Chulan roadside where 24-year-old Chin Khoon Sing died after a sheave hook from a...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Mourinho gives Schweinsteiger Man Utd warning

    Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho indicated to out-of-favour midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger on Friday that there will be no place for him at Old Trafford this season. The Germany international has two years to run on a reported £190,000-a-week ($251,000, 222,200 euros) contract, but has been frozen out by United's new manager. Schweinsteiger, 32, has declared he will not join another European club and Mourinho suggested that if he stays, he may not even play in the Europa League or the English Football League Cup.

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  • We took to the streets for Malaysia, says #TangkapMO1 rally organiser

    KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 27 ― The students have taken to the streets today to defend Malaysia and its citizens from so-called unscrupulous leaders, the face of the #TangkapMO1 rally Anis Syafiqah Mohd...

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  • 'SOS' in sand leads to rescue of 2 people stranded on island

    CHUUK STATE, Micronesia (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard says two stranded mariners were rescued Friday after crews saw their "SOS" in the sand on an uninhabited island in Micronesia, Hawaii News Now reports (http://bit.ly/2c3bhOD.)

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  • Indonesia steps up fire response as haze blankets Singapore

    JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Six Indonesian provinces have declared states of emergency as forest fires blanketed a swath of Southeast Asia in a smoky haze.

    Associated Press
  • 500kg crane hook seized

    KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 27 — The Department of Occupational Safety and Health (Dosh) is conducting an audit on machinery used at a construction site in Jalan Raja Chulan where a crane hook that fell...

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  • Own goal? China's richest man fires warning on football splurge

    By Matthew Miller and Shu Zhang BEIJING (Reuters) - China Inc's record burst of investment in global football could leave investors burnt and out of pocket, says China's richest man, Wang Jianlin, in the highest profile warning yet on a $4 billion (3.03 billion pounds) splurge since 2015 that has stunned European football. The chairman of the sprawling Dalian Wanda Group is himself a major sports investor, sponsoring the Chinese league and last year taking stakes in leading Spanish club Atletico Madrid and Swiss sports marketing firm Infront Sports & Media AG. A score of smaller Chinese players have since followed Wang into the European football arena, encouraged by official enthusiasm for the game.

    Reuters
  • Justin Theroux guessed 'lazy' Emily Blunt's pregnancy while filming

    Pregnant Emily Blunt struggled filming action scenes in her first trimester

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  • Dutertespeak: Tsuk-tsak, shabulize, talkalese

    Presidential spokesman Ernesto Abella said Duterte uses simpler and popular words because that is what he is – a common man. During a visit to a military hospital, Duterte asked about a soldier’s utin or genitals. In a speech at the Armed Forces Medical Center in Quezon City last Aug. 2, Duterte used a Bisayan expression to criticize corruption in procurement.

    Philippine Star
  • #TangkapMO1 shifts venue after bringing traffic to standstill (VIDEO)

    KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 27 ― Several hundreds of #TangkapMO1 protesters shifted their gathering to the front of the Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) headquarters near Dataran Merdeka today to let traffic...

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  • Was rusty cable cause of crane hook crash?

    KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 27 — The possibility that a rusty cable caused the crane hook to snap and smash a car, killing woman driver Chin Khoon Sing along Jalan Raja Chulan has emerged. The revelation...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • The Colonel's famous recipe (maybe, maybe not)

    Social media is lighting up on the possibility that, at long last, Colonel Sanders' 11 herbs and spices have been revealed. KFC says it hasn't, and the original source, a relative, now says he doesn't ...

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  • Henry Sy still Phl’s richest

    Tycoon Henry Sy, who built his SM retail fortune from a footwear shop in Manila in 1958, remains the richest Filipino with a net worth of $13.7 billion, occupying the top spot on Forbes Philippines Rich List for the ninth year running. The Forbes Philippines Rich List 2016, released yesterday, counted the country’s 50 richest individuals and families, with Sy in top spot and Nickel Asia’s Luis Virata at 50th, with a net worth of $145 million, the minimum amount required for one to make it to the list. As he turns 90 this year, he is handing over the reins of the family business to the next generation,” Forbes said.

    Philippine Star
  • First driverless taxi hits the streets of Singapore

    By Christophe Van Der Perre SINGAPORE (Reuters) - The first driverless taxi began work on Thursday in a limited public trial on the streets of Singapore.     Developer nuTonomy invited a select group of people to download their app and ride for free in its "robo-taxi" in a western Singapore hi-tech business district, hoping to get feedback ahead of a planned full launch of the service in 2018. "This is really a moment in history that's going to change how cities are built, how we really look at our surroundings," nuTonomy executive Doug Parker told Reuters. Parker, whose company has partnered with the Singapore government on the project, said he hoped to have 100 taxis working commercially in the Southeast Asian citystate by 2018.

    Reuters
  • Tom Hiddleston and Taylor Swift ‘kept apart by actor’s film commitments’

    Taylor Swift is reportedly keeping a low profile after the Kim Kardashian and Kanye West fall out.

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  • Trump's reversals move him closer to politics as usual

    WASHINGTON (AP) — As he powered through his rivals in the Republican primary, Donald Trump sold himself as the "tell-it-like-it-is" candidate, a brash truth-teller whose policy pronouncements wouldn't be swayed by the polls.

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  • Japan pledges $30 billion for Africa over next three years

    By George Obulutsa NAIROBI (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told African leaders on Saturday that his country will commit $30 billion in public and private support for infrastructure development, education and healthcare expansion in the continent. Resource-poor Japan has long been interested in tapping Africa's vast natural resources, even more so since dependence on oil and natural gas imports jumped after the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster shut almost all of Japan's nuclear reactors. Abe, in the Kenyan capital Nairobi to attend the sixth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD), said the package would be spread over three years from this year and include $10 billion for infrastructure projects, to be executed through cooperation with the African Development Bank.

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  • StarHub brings back 12GB mobile data through its 2-in-1 SurfHub bundles

    StarHub has today announced that it’s bringing back 12GB mobile data through its mobile plus fiber SurfHub bundles. With the new SurfHub plans, customers are able to get a 4G mobile postpaid line with at least 12GB of data and a 1Gbps fiber home broadband subscription, from S$96.56 a month (with a 24-month contract). If 12GB still isn’t enough, know that there’s a total of four SurfHub bundles to choose from.

    HardwareZone
  • Three Thai royal insult prisoners freed after pardon

    Three Thai women convicted of insulting the monarchy were released from jail Saturday after receiving royal pardons, a human rights lawyer said, following years spent behind bars for violating the draconian law. Thailand's lese majeste law is among the world's harshest, punishing any perceived criticism of the monarchy with up to 15 years per offence. "Three women prisoners who were jailed for lese majeste were freed today after receiving a royal pardon," Weeranan Huadsri, from the Thai Lawyers for Human Rights, told AFP.

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