• Donald Trump attacks Muslim father's convention speech

    With 100 days left before the fall election, Hillary Clinton's campaign bus wound its way through Donald Trump's America as the Republican nominee picked a new fight with the bereaved father of a Muslim ...

    Associated Press
  • Chinese Olympian robbed in Rio after thief pretended to be drunk, vomited on him

    Shi Dongpeng was robbed in Rio in a bizarre ruse. The Rio de Janeiro Olympics have still yet to commence, but we may already have a candidate for the most bizarre story to come out of Brazil. According to reports, Chinese 100m hurdler Shi Dongpeng and his cameraman were robbed shortly after they arrived in Rio by a man who caught them off guard by pretending to be heavily intoxicated.

    Fourth-Place Medal
  • Brazilian drug lord turns jail cell into luxury suite

    Paraguayan authorities got a surprise when they raided a Brazilian drug lord's jail cell... and found a three-room luxury suite complete with library, kitchen, conference room and plasma TV. Jarvis Chimenes Pavao, considered one of South America's most dangerous drug traffickers, had been serving an eight-year sentence for money laundering at the Tacumbu prison in the Paraguayan capital, Asuncion. Chimenes Pavao, who was due for release next year but facing extradition back to Brazil on drug charges, had allegedly planned to use the plastic explosives to blow a hole in the prison walls and escape.

    AFP News
  • Philippines' Duterte withdraws communist ceasefire

    Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Saturday withdrew a unilateral ceasefire with communist rebels after his ultimatum for the group to reciprocate lapsed. Duterte on Friday gave the communists an ultimatum to explain the incident and to reciprocate the government ceasefire by Saturday afternoon but the deadline passed without a truce declaration from the rebels. "I am ordering all security forces to be on high alert and continue to discharge their normal functions to neutralise all threats to national security." Duterte, who assumed office on June 30 after a landslide election win, has said it was his "dream" to forge peace with communist rebels but asked them to show "good faith".

    AFP News
  • Muhyiddin says he sympathises with Anwar, but…

    SUBANG JAYA, July 30 — Former deputy prime minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said he sympathises with jailed PKR de facto leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, but was doubtful of his release under...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Matt Damon: 'The sky's the limit for Alicia Vikander'

    The actor was in awe of his young co-star's onscreen talents.

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  • Messi quiet but Barcelona stroll past Celtic

    A blond-haired Lionel Messi failed to get on the scoresheet but it hardly mattered as under-strength Barcelona taught Celtic a footballing lesson in a Dublin friendly on Saturday. Strikes by Arda Turan and Munir El Haddadi, and an own goal by Efe Ambrose -- all before the break -- were enough to earn a 3-1 victory for Luis Garcia's men in what was their first game back after the summer. Leigh Griffiths had replied to Turan's opener, but boss Brendan Rodgers will be concerned with how vulnerable his defence looked once again, ahead of Celtic's crucial Champions League third qualifying round clash with Astana on Wednesday.

    AFP News
  • ATM theft gang busted

    PETALING JAYA, July 30 — Police have busted a gang of ATM robbers with the arrest of six suspects, including a pair of siblings and a woman, in separate raids in Selangor and Penang....

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Here’s the real secret to losing weight and staying thin (Hint: You’re not going to like it)

    A study found that metabolism rates slow more than expected years after weight loss.

    MarketWatch q
  • Australia moving up in the world... literally

    Australia will adjust its latitude and longitude, a government science body says, to put the vast country into alignment with global navigation satellite systems. The nation's coordinates are currently out by more than a metre, Geoscience Australia says, and the discrepancy could cause major headaches for possible new technologies such as driverless cars which require precise location data. "We have to adjust our lines of latitude and longitude... so that the satellite navigation systems that we all use on our smartphones these days can align with all the digital map information," Geoscience's Dan Jaksa told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation this week.

    AFP News
  • Suspension of NUS orientation activities not the right fix: student groups

    The National University of Singapore’s (NUS) decision on Friday (29 July) to suspend student-organised freshmen activities is disappointing, said two student groups from the university. In a joint statement issued by the Gender Collective and Yale-NUS College’s Gender Collective, both groups said they were in agreement with the university’s view that the “unacceptable behaviour and activities” surfaced by the media in recent weeks are a cause for concern. The furore began with a report in The New Paper earlier that detailed complaints by numerous NUS undergraduates about the overly sexualised games they were compelled to take part in during orientation camps held over the past two months.

    Yahoo Singapore
  • Spice Girls trio to earn $14 million each for one-off gig

    The pop stars are looking to cash in big time at their huge anniversary concert next summer (17).

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  • Indian star Chopra won't compromise: she wants lots of babies

    Indian superstar Priyanka Chopra is not making any compromises in swapping Bollywood for Hollywood. The former Miss World, who has won an army of fans in the US since taking the lead in the American spy thriller television series "Quantico" last year, refuses to be stereotyped by her beauty or her origins.

    AFP News
  • British MP ‘deeply concerned’ over China propaganda video

    A British MP has complained about appearing in a video promoting Beijing’s claims in the disputed South China Sea, saying she was “deeply concerned” that her words had been misrepresented. Catherine West, a foreign affairs spokeswoman from the main opposition Labour Party specializing in the Asia-Pacific region, is briefly quoted in the video. The video shows white-sand beaches and crystal-blue waters, but conveniently omits images of the artificial islands Beijing has built in the  strategically vital waters also claimed by the Philippines and Vietnam, among others.

    Philippine Star
  • US agencies subpoena Goldman Sachs in 1MDB Malaysia probe

    US regulators have issued subpoenas to Goldman Sachs for documents related to the investment giant's dealings with the 1MDB Malaysian state investment fund, a source close to the probe told AFP on Friday. The investigators also want to interview a Goldman Sachs employee over the bank's role, according to The Wall Street Journal, which first broke the story. The US officials, who base their authority on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, want to know why Goldman Sachs did not report transactions deemed suspicious that involve funds raised by bond offerings worth $6.5 billion (5.8 billion euros) for 1MDB, the source said.

    AFP News
  • Afghan cleric arrested for marrying six-year-old girl

    An elderly Afghan cleric has been arrested after he married a six-year-old girl, officials said Friday, in the latest case highlighting the scourge of child marriages in the war-battered country. Mohammad Karim, said to be aged around 60, was held in central Ghor province as he claimed her parents gave him the girl as a "religious offering", officials said. "This girl does not speak, but repeats only one thing: 'I am afraid of this man'," said Masoom Anwari, head of the women affairs department in Ghor.

    AFP News
  • Huge, once-hated fish now seen as weapon against Asian carp

    It's a toothy giant that can grow longer than a horse and heavier than a refrigerator, a fearsome-looking prehistoric fish that plied U.S. waters from the Gulf of Mexico to Illinois until it disappeared ...

    Associated Press
  • LeBron James ordered a pizza with 16 different toppings

    LeBron James has clearly let himself go. (Getty Images)

    Ball Don't Lie
  • Margot Robbie's housemates wrecked her passport

    The actress cooled on the idea of a London party pad after pals spilled vodka on her travel documents.

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  • Ibrahimovic creating "functional empathy" at Man United - Mourinho

    Zlatan Ibrahimovic is playing a pivotal role in creating a friendly atmosphere in the Manchester United dressing room, manager Jose Mourinho has said, adding that the striker should not restrict his role in the squad to goalscorer. "With Zlatan you may see someone with a big ego, big self-esteem, but it is in a positive way. When he is with the group, he is humble and friendly to everyone -- integration is good," Mourinho told MUTV.

    Reuters