• US investigating Hollywood links to Najib’s financial scandals, says report

    The US Department of Justice (DoJ) is investigating the money flowing to and from Red Granite Pictures, the Hollywood production house owned by Riza Aziz, the stepson of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak. According to entertainment portal Deadline.com, the investigation is part of the DoJ’s probe into possible wrongdoing by Najib and...

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  • Senior citizen murdered a day after celebrating CNY with kids

    KLANG, Feb 10 — An 87-year-old man was found murdered today at his home here in Taman Sentosa, just a day after having a Chinese New Year dinner with six of his children. Ong Chock Meng, was...

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  • Facts about Kaesong joint industrial estate in North Korea

    South Korea announced on Wednesday it would completely shut down all operations at a jointly run industrial park in North Korea to punish Pyongyang for its latest rocket launch and nuclear test. Here are some key facts about Kaesong: WHAT IS KAESONG? Kaesong is formally labelled as a special administrative industrial region of North Korea.

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  • Now Rayani Air denies sabotage claim in flight delay caused by shattered windshield

    KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 10 — Rayani Airlines has now denied claims of sabotage involving its Boeing 737 aircraft, a day after stating it suspected foul play after the plane’s windshield in the cockpit...

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  • Liam Neeson finds love with 'super famous' girlfriend

    Liam Neeson is finally in a serious relationship following the death of wife Natasha Richardson in 2009.

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  • Curry magic as Golden State Warriors down Rockets

    Stephen Curry turned on the style as the Golden State Warriors overcame a brave Houston Rockets fightback to triumph 123-110 and stretch their winning streak to 10 games on Tuesday. Reigning NBA Most Valuable Player Curry scored 35 points in a pulsating battle in Oakland to take the Warriors' record to 47-4 for the season. The highlight of Curry's latest masterclass was his role in a remarkable passage of play in the third quarter, when he stripped the ball inside the Warriors paint and then darted forward to launch an attack.

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  • Trump shows his U.S. presidential bid is no mere publicity stunt

    By James Oliphant MANCHESTER, N.H. (Reuters) - Donald Trump served notice on Tuesday to those who have refused to take his 2016 White House campaign seriously: The celebrity real-estate developer and former reality show host is no joke. While Trump had been expected to win New Hampshire's nominating contest, he swamped the Republican field by almost 20 points, demonstrating that his passionate, anti-establishment supporters could be relied on to show up and vote when it counts. “It’s a monumental win for Donald Trump,” said Michael Dennehy, a Republican strategist in Concord, New Hampshire, who is unaffiliated with any campaign.

    Reuters
  • Pope faces Mexicans worshipping skeletal 'Death Saint'

    Two weeks after baptizing her at a Catholic church, baby Adriana's parents put her in a white gown again for a second sacrament: This time, with Mexico's skeletal "Death Saint." As they held the sleepy three-month-old child, a priestess sprinkled holy water infused with rose petals on her in front of 300 people under a 22-meter (72-foot) statue of the Grim Reaper-like "Santa Muerte" in a Mexico City suburb. When Pope Francis arrives in Mexico for a five-day visit on Friday, he will find a country where devotion to Santa Muerte is growing fast despite the Vatican's rejection of the figure as blasphemous. Every Sunday, a big crowd comes to Enriqueta Vargas' outdoor temple in Tultitlan to pray in front of the black fiber-glass statue, which was erected in 2007 in a lot and can be seen from a busy boulevard.

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  • Mourinho tells friends Manchester United job is his - reports

    Jose Mourinho has told friends and associates that he will replace Louis van Gaal as Manchester United manager at the end of the season, according to reports in several British newspapers on Wednesday. The Daily Mail, Daily Star, Daily Mirror and Daily Telegraph all quoted an unnamed source close to the 53-year-old Portuguese as saying his installation at Old Trafford was a "done deal". The former Real Madrid, Inter Milan and Porto coach was sacked by Chelsea in December but said in an interview last week that he would soon be back in management, preferably in England.

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  • I pray she embraces Islam, ex-husband’s wish for S. Deepa

    As S. Deepa pined over losing custody of her eight-year old son, her former husband Izwan Abdullah hoped that she would embrace Islam like the rest of her family. He told reporters, after being granted custody of his son at the Federal Court today, that Deepa was the only remaining Hindu while the rest of her family members had converted to...

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  • Hong Kong student held at airport after violent clashes

    HONG KONG (AP) — A Hong Kong student activist was detained at the city's airport on Wednesday morning, apparently on suspicion of involvement in a violent Lunar New Year clash between police and protesters, his group said.

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  • Alicia Vikander warned Kate Winslet about dad's crush

    Alicia Vikander was pleased she finally got to meet Rooney Mara at the Oscar nominees luncheon this week (beg08Feb16), and was surprised when lunch was actually served during the event.

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  • Constitutional Commission to review Elected Presidency: Prime Minister’s Office

    Nine men from the public and private sectors have been appointed to a Constitutional Commission that will review aspects of the Elected Presidency. The Commission will be chaired by Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon. Other members of the Commission include former Speaker Abdullah Tarmugi, Public Service Commission chairman Eddie Teo, DBS Bank chairman Peter Seah and chairman of the Lee Kuan Yew Centre for Innovative Cities, Professor Chan Heng Chee.

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  • European stocks recover; Asia dives on recession fears

    Stock markets in Europe attempted to recover on Wednesday, aided by steadier oil prices and banking shares, but only after Asia sank again on fears of another banking crisis and global recession. World oil prices firmed but remain perilously close to recent 12-year lows, one day after the International Energy Agency warned the global surplus would be larger than previously thought in the first half of 2016. In late morning deals, Frankfurt and Paris stocks jumped about 2.3 percent and London won 1.3 percent, while star performer Milan surged by 5.0 percent, but analysts warned the upwards trajectory might not last.

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  • IGP let off scot-free in custody case, say lawyers’ group

    The Association of Women Lawyers has expressed concern over the Federal Court decision to clear the inspector-general of police of any blame for his refusal to execute a High Court order to locate a boy abducted by his Muslim convert father. Its president, Goh Siu Lin, said she was puzzled by the decision of the five-man bench which today...

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  • Why I’m choosing a hotel over Airbnb for my next business trip

    Justin Sullivan/Getty Images At 8:30 p.m., I pulled … Continued The post Why I’m choosing a hotel over Airbnb for my next business trip appeared first on Business Insider.

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  • Umno men say critical former leaders can ‘bark till the cows come home’

    KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 10 ― Umno need not deign to take action against former leaders now critical of the party as their denunciation carried no weight and could do no harm, said senior party members....

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  • Tabung Haji denies creative accounting in bonus payout

    Haj fund Lembaga Tabung Haji said it was still in the black after paying out bonuses for last year and did not dip into its reserves for the payout, following a suggestion from an opposition party that it used its reserves to pay dividends.  In a statement today, Tabung Haji said that its accumulated profit stood at RM609 million compared with...

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  • Bananas may help detect, cure skin cancer: study

    The black spots on old banana peels may unlock a faster, easier diagnosis of human skin cancer, boosting survival chances, scientists said Monday. When bananas ripen, their skin is covered in small, round black spots caused by an enzyme known as tyrosinase. The same enzyme is present in human skin, and in greater quantities in people suffering from melanoma -- a potentially deadly form of skin cancer.

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  • PAS leaders snub Anwar event outside Sg Buloh jail

    Despite strong ties between PAS and PKR, not a single leader from the Islamist party was present at the gathering to commemorate the first anniversary of Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s incarceration. “Himpunan 365” outside Sungai Buloh prison saw about 1,000 supporters present to listen to speeches by leaders from Anwar’s party, Parti Amanah...

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