• Photos of drowned Syrian boy shock world as refugee crisis grows

    Harrowing pictures of a drowned Syrian toddler washed up on a Turkish beach brought home the horror of the escalating refugee crisis Thursday as Europe was accused of letting the Mediterranean become a "cemetery" for migrants. Ugly scenes erupted meanwhile in Hungary as migrants refused to get off a train to be moved to a camp, prompting Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban to lash out at Germany over its handling of the spiralling situation. Europe remained deeply divided over the response to the worst crisis of its kind since World War II, despite the heartbreaking images of three-year-old Aylan Kurdi lying dead in the surf after the boat taking his family to Greece sank.

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  • GE2015: Scenes at PAP’s East Coast GRC rally

    Manpower Minister Lim Swee Say (photo above), who is anchoring the PAP team for the GRC, said he and his fellow candidates champion “taking care of residents” as well as “giving ample opportunities to residents for a bright future.” Areas under East Coast GRC include Bedok, Simei, Changi, Siglap and Chai Chee. Lee Yi Shyan assured voters that the PAP will help residents enrol in subsidised courses to improve their skill sets.

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  • France confirms wing part found on Reunion is from MH370

    French prosecutors confirmed Thursday that a wing part found on a remote Indian Ocean island was from ill-fated Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, a month after tests on the flaperon began. "It is possible today to say with certainty that the flaperon discovered on Reunion island on July 29 came from flight MH370," Paris prosecutors said in a statement, confirming claims made by Malaysia's prime minister last month. The disappearance turned into one of the biggest mysteries in the history of aviation, sparking a colossal hunt in the Indian Ocean based on satellite data which hinted at MH370's possible path.

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  • 60,000 Antelopes Died in 4 Days — And No One Knows Why

    When geoecologist Steffen Zuther and his colleagues arrived in central Kazakhstan to monitor the calving of one herd of saigas, a critically endangered, steppe-dwelling antelope, veterinarians in the area had already reported dead animals on the ground. "But since there happened to be die-offs of limited extent during the last years, at first we were not really alarmed," Zuther, the international coordinator of the Altyn Dala Conservation Initiative, told Live Science. But within four days, the entire herd — 60,000 saiga — had died.

  • Najib rather bring country down with him than resign, says Kadir Jasin

    Datuk A. Kadir Jasin today accused Datuk Seri Najib Razak of clinging on to power at all costs despite being faced with ongoing political scandals and repeated calls for him to step down. Writing in his blog, the veteran newsman listed a litany of Najib's problems which included his spending in the run up to the 2013 general election and the...

    The Malaysian Insider
  • 'My children slipped through my hands': father of drowned Syrian boy

    The father of a three-year-old Syrian boy, whose body was washed up on a Turkish beach in an image that shocked the world, said Thursday his children "slipped through my hands" as their boat was taking in water on its way to Greece. It was dark and everyone was screaming," Abdullah Kurdi told Turkey's Dogan news agency of the moment the dinghy began to sink. "We tried to cling to the small boat, but it was deflating." Abdullah cut an inconsolable figure sitting outside the morgue in Bodrum on Thursday, staring blankly into his mobile phone as he waited for the coffins of his family to be loaded onto a municipal van, an AFP photographer reported.

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  • China's anti-ship missile and troop cuts highlight shifting power

    China's unveiling of "carrier-killer" missiles and cuts in troop numbers on Thursday underlined its shift towards naval strength amid growing Pacific rivalry with the US, analysts said. More than a dozen anti-ship ballistic missiles capable of travelling at 10 times the speed of sound were shown at a massive military parade in Beijing, with state television calling them a "trump card" in potential conflicts and "one of China's key weapons in asymmetric warfare". For a fraction of the cost of an aircraft carrier the missile threatens to alter the balance of power in the Pacific.

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  • Football: Adebayor dropped from Tottenham squad

    Tottenham striker Emmanuel Adebayor has been left out of his club's 25-man Premier League squad for the rest of the year. Adebayor had been expected to leave White Hart Lane before the transfer window closed on Tuesday, but Tottenham were unable to find a buyer for the Togo international. The 31-year-old former Arsenal and Manchester City star, who reportedly earns �100,000-a-week ($152,000, EUR137,000), has also been left out of Tottenham's Europa League squad.

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  • Unnecessary to investigate Dr Mahathir for attending Bersih 4 rally, says minister

    There is nothing unusual with police wanting to take Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad's statement for his remarks at the Bersih 4 rally last weekend, Tourism and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz said today. However, he said he personally felt it was unnecessary to investigate the former prime minister since he was a senior citizen and he did not...

    The Malaysian Insider
  • TI president Ugaz was rude, says PCM leader

    Huan said the Peruvian could do well to address the level of corruption in his own country before putting down Malaysia as he did in his speech at the International Anti Corruption Conference in Putrajaya yesterday. "As the president of Transparency International, he should have all the facts at his fingers before behaving so rudely," said Huan. "His own country, Peru, has declined in the corruption perceptions index (CPI), from 80th to 85th between 2011 and 2014, while Malaysia has improved from 60th to 50th.

    New Straits Times
  • Khloé shows off super tiny waist

    Khloé Kardashian has dismissed claims that waist trainers cause damage to internal organs by showing off her impossibly small frame while wearing one.

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  • Five policemen among nabbed during raid on illegal gambling den

    KUALA LUMPUR: Police nabbed five of their own during a raid on an illegal gambling den in Taman Bandaraya Kuchai, here, on Thursday. The 2.15pm operation, codenamed Op Dadu, was carried out by the federal police Integrity and Standard Compliance Department (ISCD) following information received on policemen frequenting the frequenting the premises. Sources told the New Straits Times that four of the policemen arrested were attached to the Petaling police station, while another was attached to the Brickfields district police headquarters.

    New Straits Times
  • This hybrid smartwatch has a 6-month battery life

    A new startup from Singapore is finding success on Kickstarter with a smartwatch of a very different kind.

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  • Real set to retain status as world's richest club

    Real Madrid look certain to retain their status as the world's richest club by income after the La Liga club's revenue for the 2014-15 season jumped 9.4 percent to 660.6 million euros ($733.33 million). Real topped Deloitte's latest ranking of soccer's biggest earners for a 10th year in 2013-14 with income of 550 million euros, with English Premier League team Manchester United climbing into second place on 518 million, according to a report published in January. Real's dominance is partly due to the way broadcast deals have been organised in La Liga, which has also benefited their arch rivals Barcelona.

  • Gold fever hits Poland with possible discovery of Nazi train

    WALBRZYCH, Poland (AP) — The placid woodlands around this medieval castle town have suddenly become the hottest spot in Poland — as treasure hunters descend on the area in search of a mystery Nazi train said to be laden with gold.

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  • French investigators confirm wing part is from Flight 370

    French investigators have formally identified a washed-up piece of airplane debris found in July on a remote island in the Indian Ocean as part of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, a Boeing 777 that disappeared ...

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  • Former Pas MPs to pay compensation for breaking oath

    SHAH ALAM: Former Pas members of Parliament from Shah Alam and Kota Raja are paying kifarah (compensation) for breaking bai'ah (oath of allegiance) by leaving Pas to join Parti Amanah Rakyat (Amanah). Shah Alam MP Khalid Samad said he and Kota Raja MP Dr Siti Mariah Mahmud would be serving food to the poor at Dewan Merbau in Section 17, here, tomorrow (Sept 4) to redeem their oath of loyalty to Pas.

    New Straits Times
  • Rumours, Shahrizat says after word spreads over sacking of Umno seven

    KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 3 — Umno women’s chief Datuk Seri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil dismissed as rumours today a text message claiming seven people will be sacked from the Malay ruling party’s powerful...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • IGP: Food poisoning at Bersih 4 rally might be caused by too much chili intake

    KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 3 — The consumption of “too much chili” might be the cause of food poisioning during the Bersih 4 rally last weekend, Inspector General of Police (IGP) Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Flight MH19 landed safely at KLIA

    SEPANG: Malaysia Airlines (MAS) flight MH19, which made an unscheduled landing in India due to broken lavatories landed safely at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) at 10.37am today. "This is classified as unscheduled landing, not an emergency landing. The plane had to stop at Chennai Airport to get the lavatories fixed before proceeding to KLIA," he said when contacted today.

    New Straits Times