• One dead, dozens wounded in Thai car bombing

    A car bomb exploded in a nightlife district in Thailand's deep south, killing one and wounding more than 30, in a nation already on edge after a bombing spree that targeted tourist towns. The latest blast struck late Tuesday outside a hotel in Pattani, one of three Muslim-majority southern provinces battered by a long-running and shadowy rebellion against the Buddhist-majority state. "So far there is one killed and more than 30 injured," Major General Thanongsak Wangsupa, Pattani provincial police commander, told AFP Wednesday.

    AFP News 40 mins ago
  • Asian markets struggle, oil resumes losses on glut woe

    Most Asian markets slipped on Wednesday as traders trod water ahead of a key speech by Federal Reserve boss Janet Yellen this week, while oil suffered fresh losses on persistent glut worries. With speculation growing that US interest rates could rise by the end of the year, Yellen's comments at a global central bankers meeting in Jackson Hole Friday will be scoured for forward guidance on US central bank policy. "While recent US data has been mixed, the base case for the Fed is probably to increase rates in the absence of any compelling reason not to," Michael McCarthy, chief market strategist in Sydney at CMC Markets, told Bloomberg News.

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  • Lawyer says appointed to act for Najib in Zaid Ibrahim’s 1MDB lawsuit

    KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 24 ― Lawyer Datuk Mohd Hafarizam Harun today confirmed that he has been appointed to represent Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak in a lawsuit by ex-minister Datuk Zaid...

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  • Rody: De Lima at heart of Bilibid drug matrix

    The highest-ranking official involved in illegal drug operations at the national penitentiary in the previous administration is none other than former justice secretary and now Sen. Leila de Lima. President Duterte made this declaration yesterday before the media, declaring his readiness to drop the bombshell this week on De Lima’s alleged connections with convicted drug lords at the New Bilibid Prison (NBP). Duterte said there is a web of connections with De Lima and her driver Ronnie Palisoc Dayan and the drug convicts at the NBP in Muntinlupa.

    Philippine Star
  • Family in mourning hounded by ‘Ah Longs’

    PETALING JAYA, Aug 24 — Still grieving over the sudden death of his son in an accident, a father has been harassed by loan sharks over an alleged loan his son had taken. Lim Yau Teng, 42, a...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Britney Spears escaped death in Hawaii

    The pop star doesn't believe Justin Bieber is such a bad boy.

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  • Singapore opens presidency to minorities, but is Malaysia ready for non-Malay PM?

    KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 24 ― It will be quite a while before Malaysians may see a non-Malay ascend to the office of prime minister, political pundits said after neighbouring Singapore moved to enhance...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Sweet surprise in store for Olympians

    PETALING JAYA, Aug 24 — A surprise is in store for the Malaysian Olympic contingent when they arrive at KL International Airport (KLIA) today. A Youth and Sports Ministry spokesman was...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Money matters led to boy’s brutal death, say cops

    PETALING JAYA, Aug 24 — Police are narrowing down the motive of the brutal killing of five-year-old Noor Amila Edrus Norsham to a monetary dispute. Sentul police chief ACP R. Munusamy said...

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  • French submarine maker hit by secret data leak: report

    French defence contractor DCNS has been hit by a massive leak of secret data on its submarines likely to alarm India, Malaysia and Chile, which use the boats, The Australian newspaper reported Wednesday. The 22,400 leaked pages, which the daily said it had seen, detail the combat capability of the Scorpene-class submarine DCNS designed for the Indian navy, and variants of which are used by Malaysia and Chile. Australia awarded DCNS an Aus$50 billion (US$38 billion) contract last April to design and build its next generation of submarines.

    AFP News
  • Liverpool cruise, Chelsea squeeze in League Cup

    Daniel Sturridge scored twice as Liverpool strolled into the League Cup third round with a 5-0 win at Burton Albion on Tuesday, while Chelsea edged third-tier Bristol Rovers 3-2.

    AFP News
  • Bella Thorne is bisexual

    The actress reveals bisexuality after split from boyfriend

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  • He made his first US$1M at the age of 18 and US$100M at 23, and now sold his adtech firm for US$900M at 34

    Media.net, a global adtech company started by serial entrepreneur Divyank Turakhia, has been acquired by a consortium of Chinese investors for US$900M He plunged into the world of entrepreneurship in 1996 when he was just 14 years old, with the launch of an Internet startup. He became a millionaire when he was just 18 and entered the US$100... The post He made his first US$1M at the age of 18 and US$100M at 23, and now sold his adtech firm for US$900M at 34 appeared first on e27.

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  • ‘Anthony Loke for CM’ banner riles up Penang DAP members

    GEORGE TOWN, Aug 24 ― The Mount Erskine branch of DAP filed a police report today after spotting banners made in its name touting Seremban MP Anthony Loke as the next Penang chief minister....

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  • Car dealers to Rody: Solve traffic first

    Solve the traffic situation, but do not meddle with our business. This was the message of the country’s largest automotive group, the Chamber of Automotive Manufacturers of the Philippines Inc. (CAMPI), to the government regarding the campaign to address Metro Manila’s traffic crisis. CAMPI president Rommel Gutierrez said local automotive players support proposals to give President Duterte emergency powers to solve the traffic woes in Metro Manila and nearby urban centers.

    Philippine Star
  • Lions, tigers and poodles? Dogs a big draw at Pyongyang zoo

    PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Lions, tigers and poodles?

    Associated Press 24 mins ago
  • Nate Diaz could face suspension for vaping cannabis after Conor McGregor fight

    Nate Diaz was seen casually vaping on the dais when speaking to the media following his Saturday night loss to Conor McGregor at UFC 202. Little did he know that it may get him into some hot water with USADA. “It’s CBD,” Diaz said.

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  • Ex-President S R Nathan enjoyed eating my briyani: mosque chairman

    Alla’udin Mohamed, chairman of Masjid Khalid, used to cook his popular briyani monthly for a very special friend: Singapore’s former President S R Nathan.

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  • Australian unearths 'beast' of a truffle

    An Australian has uncovered what is thought to be the largest black truffle ever discovered in the country, a 1,511-gram (53.3-ounce) monster that could also be a world-beater. Stuart Dunbar said he had known since February that a truffle had been growing in the spot where it was found, but its ripening aroma in warmer weather meant he started digging last Thursday. Dunbar said he had previously dug up a "beautiful edible truffle" weighing about 720 grams but he was not aware of anyone else ever growing such a large black truffle in Australia, or anywhere else in the world.

    AFP News
  • Lozada, ZTE whistle-blower, gets 10 years for graft

    The Sandiganbayan yesterday sentenced whistle-blower Rodolfo Noel “Jun” Lozada Jr. to 10 years for graft for granting separate leasehold rights over public lands to his brother and a private company when he headed a government forestry agency. Lozada said he would appeal the verdict by filing a motion for reconsideration. The anti-graft court’s Fourth Division also found his brother Jose Orlando Lozada guilty and sentenced them to 10 years in prison.

    Philippine Star