• Addict risks all in deadly Philippine drug war

    Pedicab driver Reyjin dives into a neighbour's house for a quick meth fix, fearful of taking a bullet to the head in Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's brutal war on drugs but unable to quit. More than 2,000 people have died violent deaths since Duterte took office two months ago and immediately implemented his scorched-earth plans to eradicate drugs in society, ordering police to shoot dead traffickers and urging ordinary citizens to kill addicts. Armed police constantly circle in Reyjin's Manila slum community, but he continues to snort the fumes of the highly addictive methamphetamine known as "shabu" that Duterte has warned is destroying the lives of millions of poor Filipinos.

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  • 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.

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  • Unsold units continue to dampen property market in Malaysia

    KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 28 — The slowdown in the property market is getting more apparent as we see the number of unsold units in both residential and commercial properties climb by 16 per cent in the...

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  • Mourinho delighted with contribution of goal hero Rashford

    Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho believes that Marcus Rashford is proving his value to the side after the young striker scored the late goal that defeated Hull City on Saturday. In his pre-match news conference on Friday, Mourinho was quick to state that the teenager will get chances to play across all competitions this season. The manager was full of praise of Rashford once more after he converted Wayne Rooney's cross two minutes into stoppage time to give United a 1-0 victory in torrential rain at the KCOM Stadium.

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  • 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,...

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  • DOSH: Crane may have been tampered with

    KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 28 — The Department of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH) confirmed a cable holding the crane hook at the construction site in Jalan Raja Chulan had snapped, causing the...

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  • Police hunt for crane operator, believed to still be in KL

    PETALING JAYA, Aug 28 — Police believe the crane operator involved in Thursday’s incident that resulted in the death of a woman driver in Jalan Raja Chulan is still in Kuala Lumpur. A police...

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  • 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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  • As Obama heads to Laos, signs of a tilt away from China

    By Marius Zaharia VIENTIANE (Reuters) - The secretive communist government of Laos, a country with a population of less than 7 million, rarely causes a ripple on the diplomatic circuit. Barack Obama will be among them, making the last push of his presidency to 'rebalance' Washington's foreign policy towards Asia, a strategy widely seen as a response to China's economic and military muscle-flexing across the region. The might of Laos' giant neighbour to the north is hard to miss in Vientiane: wealthy Chinese driving SUVs overtake tuk-tuks sputtering along the roads and Chinese-backed hotels sprout from noisy construction sites in one of Asia's most low-rise cities.

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  • Three things we learnt from: #TangkapMO1 rally

    KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 27 ― Nearly 1,000 Malaysians braved the scorching heat today to joined the #TangkapMO1 rally at the heart of the city. Despite not getting approval from Kuala Lumpur City...

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  • Farewell sir, sports will miss you

    PETALING JAYA, Aug 28 — Tan Sri GS Gill is what this country is all about. Born Indera Pura Gurdial Singh Gill, the self-made man, who beat all odds to pioneer the nation’s sporting industry...

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  • Singapore’s mobile repair platform Fynd closes US$385K funding round led by Far East Ventures

    The funding will enable the company to accelerate its scaling around Southeast Asia Fynd, Singapore’s on-demand mobile device repair platform, has recently raised US$385,000 in pre-Series A funding in a round led by Far East Ventures and supported by industry veteran Koh Boon Hwee. Far East Ventures is the venture capital arm of Far East Organisation,... The post Singapore’s mobile repair platform Fynd closes US$385K funding round led by Far East Ventures appeared first on e27.

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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...

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  • Michael Fassbender shuts down questions about Alicia Vikander romance

    The X-Men star and his Oscar-winning girlfriend have been successful in keeping their relationship under wraps.

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  • Kroos winner rescues Real, Atletico lose more ground

    Real Madrid shrugged off the absence of the injured Cristiano Ronaldo to extend their perfect start to the season with a 2-1 win over Celta Vigo on Saturday thanks to Toni Kroos's late winner. The European champions now lead their opponents in May's Champions League final by four points after just two games as Atletico Madrid were held 0-0 at newly promoted Leganes. Alvaro Morata looked to have Real on their way to another three points when he eventually broke Celta's resistence by smashing home on the hour mark.

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

    A U.S. Navy aircraft crew spotted the pair on the beach and gave their location to the Coast Guard in Guam. The Coast Guard received a report about the couple’s 18-foot vessel going missing on Aug. 19. The U.S. Navy was alerted and spotted the survivors on the beach.

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  • N. Korea threatens to fire at US, S. Korea troops' lights

    North Korea on Saturday threatened to aim fire at the lighting equipment used by “provocative” American and South Korean troops at a truce village inside the Demilitarized Zone that divides the two Koreas. The North’s Korean People’s Army accused U.S. and South Korean soldiers of “deliberate provocations” by aiming their lights at North Korean guard posts at Panmunjom since Friday evening. The KPA said in a statement that the soldiers’ actions have seriously threatened the safety of North Korean troops and disrupted their normal monitoring activities.

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  • You talkin' to me? English no longer a must for NYC cabbies

    People who hope to drive New York City's famous yellow cabs must pass tests on such details as driving rules and where they can pick up passengers. But one test they no longer have to take? Whether they ...

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  • 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.

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  • Politically connected Gupta family to sell S.Africa companies

    South Africa's wealthy Gupta family with influential ties to President Jacob Zuma said Saturday they plan to sell all their business interests in the country by the end of the year. The family, who had immigrated from India in the 1990s and owns a business empire with interests ranging from media to mining, said it was already in talks with "several international prospective buyers." "As a family, we now believe that the time is right for us to exit our shareholding of the South African businesses which we believe will benefit our existing employees, and lead to further growth in the businesses," said a statement issued by their holding company Oakbay Investments. The Gupta family companies led by brothers Atul, Ajay and Rajesh, have over the years been embroiled in scandals, including accusations of having undue influence over Zuma.

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