• ‘Is your first duty as DPM to arrest me?’, Muhyiddin says he asked Zahid after reshuffle

    Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin revealed today that after he was axed from Cabinet earlier this week, he placed a call to his successor Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi to ask if he would soon be arrested for his criticisms in the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) controversy. The Umno deputy president said, however, that Ahmad Zahid, his junior in the ruling party, gave his assurance that there was no such plan. “So I called Zahid, I asked him is it true that I’m going to get arrested.

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  • Rodgers hails 'incredible' Benteke in Liverpool win

    Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers hailed new signing Christian Benteke after his wonder goal set the Premier League giants on their way to victory at third-tier Swindon Town in their final pre-season friendly on Sunday. $50.7 million dollars) arrival from top-flight rivals Aston Villa last month -- scored a spectacular 20-yard volley just after half-time as Liverpool triumphed 2-1 at the County Ground. "Christian's goal was incredible, whether it was a pre-season friendly or in a league or cup game.

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  • World 100m butterfly record falls, Ledecky, Sun retain titles

    Sweden's Sarah Sjostrom broke the women's 100m butterfly record on Sunday as Sun Yang and Katie Ledecky retained their 400m freestyle titles at the world championships. China's Sun, the reigning 400, 800 and 1500m world champion and record holder over the mile, clocked three minutes 42.58 seconds to win his final by more than a second as Britain's James Guy took silver. The Chinese giant is still nearly three seconds from Paul Biedermann's world record, set by the German in 2009 before neoprene suits were banned, and it remains his goal a year from the Rio de Janeiro Olympics.

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  • Bobby Brown’s Wife Rushed To Hospital After Bobbi Kristina’s Funeral

    Musician Bobby Brown was faced with more heartache after he lay 22-year-old Bobbi Kristina to rest yesterday, with his wife, Alicia Etheredge, being rushed to hospital after suffering a seizure. According to TMZ reports, mere hours after saying goodbye to his daughter at her funeral, Bobby’s wife, who had given birth to their daughter Bodhi, earlier this month, had to be taken to hospital via ambulance as paramedics rushed to help her. Thankfully, Alicia was able to make a recovery and Bobby is expected to attend Bobbi Kristina’s burial in New Jersey tomorrow.

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  • Kate Beckinsale: I'm not VB's twin!

    Kate Beckinsale can see the resemblance to Victoria Beckham but says her butt is much bigger. While many are convinced they could be twins, Kate doesn't think they're all that similar. Fans had no complaints about Kate's figure when she starred in the Underworld franchise as the sexy Selene.

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  • No plane link to new debris in island hunt for MH370 clues

    A fevered hunt for more wreckage from missing flight MH370 on La Reunion island turned up no new clues Sunday as authorities said metallic debris found by locals did not come from an airplane. Locals on La Reunion island have been combing the shores since the wing part was found last Wednesday, handing over bits of what they believe to be wreckage to police. Malaysian Director General of Civil Aviation Azharuddin Abdul Rahman who is in France for the analysis of the wing part, told AFP one item "was actually from a domestic ladder.

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  • No peace in Malaysia, Guan Eng says after rally arrests

    “Malaysia is in the threshold of darkness, not just in terms of economy but also on human rights,” Lim said. The authorities reportedly arrested 30 participants in the rally yesterday, including three opposition lawmakers. The Demi Malaysia youth group that organised the #TangkapNajib rally has insisted, however, that the event had been lawful despite the authorities previously claiming otherwise.

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  • Texas man shoots armadillo, gets hit in face by bullet ricochet

    By Lisa Maria Garza DALLAS (Reuters) - An East Texas man was wounded after he fired a gun at an armadillo in his yard and the bullet ricocheted back to hit him in his face, the county sheriff said on Friday. Cass County Sheriff Larry Rowe said the man, who was not identified, went outside his home in Marietta, southwest of Texarkana, at around 3 a.m. on Thursday morning.

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  • Snake in the Grass! Huge Everglades Python Shows Invasive Issue

    A giant python — about as long as a shipping container — that was captured in Everglades National Park in Florida earlier this month has now been euthanized, authorities say. The accidental finding of this snake shows how easily even huge pythons can remain hidden in Florida's swampy south, experts say. The creature weighed a whopping 133 lbs. (60 kilograms), and at 18-feet, 3-inches (5.6 meters), was almost as long as the largest python ever captured in the state of Florida, which was 18-feet, 8-inches long (5.7 meters).

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  • Official: New debris found in Reunion not a plane part

    A senior Malaysian official says that an object found in Reunion has been confirmed as "a domestic ladder" and is not a plane part, amid media reports that a new piece of plane debris was found on the island. Malaysian Director General of Civil Aviation Azharuddin Abdul Rahman told The Associated Press that a piece of debris found on a beach near the town of Saint-Denis on Sunday morning had nothing to do with the investigation involving the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.

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  • 'Mission: Impossible' climbs to No. 1, 'Vacation' is a bust

    LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The stakes may be high for Ethan Hunt and his team in "Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation," but it was hardly impossible for the Tom Cruise pic to conquer the box office. The fifth installment

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  • ‘White people’ should stay out of Malaysia’s affairs, Najib says

    In a fiery speech today to Seremban Umno delegates, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak told foreigners to stay out of Malaysia’s administrative affairs, saying they “white people” should not play any role in determining the country’s future. As an example, the Umno president singled out Sarawak Report, the London-based whistleblower site founded and operated by journalist Clare Rewcastle-Brown. The site has been running a series of exposés on the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) controversy, and has even linked Najib to the scandal.

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  • Missing plane draws eyes to land of molten lava and killer sharks

    By Joe Brock SAINT-DENIS, Reunion (Reuters) - As experts on the Indian Ocean island Reunion studied plane debris for clues in the search for missing flight MH370, scientist Nicolas Villeneuve was making his own discovery: the island's volcano was about to erupt. Reunion, a part of France that lies in the Indian Ocean around 370 miles east of Madagascar, gained newfound notoriety last week when a beach cleaner stumbled across a barnacled piece of an airplane wing known as a flaperon. The wreckage was flown on Friday to mainland France where experts hope forensic analysis will uncover if it was part of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, which vanished without trace in March 2014 along with 239 passengers and crew.

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  • Oxlade-Chamberlain ends Wenger's Mourinho jinx

    Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger claimed victory over Chelsea counterpart Jose Mourinho at the 14th attempt as Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's goal gave the FA Cup winners a 1-0 win in Sunday's Community Shield. The England midfielder struck in the 24th minute at a sun-soaked Wembley Stadium to break Mourinho's longstanding hold over his French rival and give Arsenal hope of a sustained assault on Chelsea's Premier League title. While Chelsea improved in the second half, they could not find a way past their former goalkeeper Petr Cech, who registered a clean sheet as his new club secured their 13th outright Community Shield.

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  • Topless protest in Canada urges women to 'bare with us'

    Dozens of topless women — and men — attended a "Bare With Us" rally Saturday meant to educate the public about women's right to go shirtless if they choose. The rally and march were organized by three sisters who were stopped by a police officer for biking topless a week ago. Musician Alysha Brilla said she and her sisters were not wearing shirts while cycling in Kitchener, Ontario, on July 24 when a male police officer drove up beside them and told them to cover up because it is the law.

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  • Jack Osbourne calls Hillary Clinton 'the Evil Empire'

    Washington DC, Aug 2 (ANI): Jack Osbourne, son of Ozzy Osbourne has called the American Politician Hillary Clinton the 'Evil Empire' and believes that Donald Trump must get slapped. Calling Clinton as the 'Evil Empire', Jack said that he is not the fan

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  • Some Americans refuse to give up on Confederate flag

    Many Americans assumed the Confederate flag was retired for good after governors in South Carolina and Alabama removed it from their statehouses this summer and presidential candidates from both parties declared it too divisive for official display. "You can't take it out on the flag — the flag had nothing to do with it," said Ralph Chronister, who felt inspired to dig out his old Confederate flag, which is decorated with a bald eagle, and hang it from his weather-beaten front porch on a heavily traveled street in Hanover, Pennsylvania. An uncomfortable tolerance of the Confederate flag in mainstream society was upended in June when photos circulated on the Internet revealing that a young white racist charged with killing nine black churchgoers in Charleston, South Carolina, had posed with the Confederate symbol.

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  • China tightens controls on export of drones, supercomputers

    China is tightening controls on exports of some drones and powerful computers and will require firms to register to ensure they do not "compromise national security", state media reported Sunday. From August 15, manufacturers of certain powerful drones and computers will have to give technical details to the authorities to obtain a licence prior to export, Xinhua news agency said. The new regulations from the Ministry of Commerce and the General Administration of Customs are aimed in particular at drones which can fly for more than one hour and at heights of more than 15,420 metres (50,000 feet).

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  • Philippines vows action on Haiyan rebuilding after UN criticism

    The Philippines on Sunday vowed to take further action to aid those displaced by deadly Super Typhoon Haiyan in 2013, following UN criticism that the government's response so far had been "inadequate". President Benigno Aquino's spokesman Herminio Coloma said the government was not merely trying to find new housing for those displaced by the storm, which was the most powerful ever recorded to have hit land, but was also trying to ensure they would be relocated to safer ground. "This is our committment: the government will continue its effort to help these internally displaced persons, particularly regarding setting up permanent, safe and decent housing," he told reporters.

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  • 'It was weird', says Rooney after Everton return

    Wayne Rooney admitted it felt "weird" putting on the blue shirt of his boyhood club Everton once again in a testimonial match for Goodison Park cult hero Duncan Ferguson on Sunday. Rooney, who started out with the Toffees before being sold to Manchester United in 2004, came off the bench to a standing ovation for the final 15 minutes of the match against Villarreal which the Spanish side won 2-1 before a crowd of almost 35,000. United manager Louis van Gaal will be relieved that Rooney emerged unscathed from his run out with the Old Trafford club's Premier League opener against Tottenham only six days away.

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