• Ex-NBA player banned in Philippines for cursing commissioner

    The Philippines' professional basketball league has banned former NBA player Ivan Johnson for life after he cursed at its commissioner during a game, a spokesman said Sunday. Johnson, who plays with local team Talk 'N Text Tropang Texters, was banned mid-game after he used "the F-word" in an argument with Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) commissioner Chito Narvasa, said PBA media officer Willie Marcial.

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  • Bad press, foreign probes into 1MDB originate from here, says Annuar

    All the negative press on the country and probes by Switzerland, Hong Kong and Singapore authorities into state investor 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) originated from Malaysia, Umno’s new information chief said, according to a report in The Sunday Star. “It is not coming from overseas,” Tan Sri Annuar Musa said, when asked about Malaysia’s...

    The Malaysian Insider
  • London housing crisis coming to a crunch

    Latest figures show the average London house price was £514,097 ($740,400, 678,500 euros) in December, up 12.4 percent in 12 months, compared to a 6.4-percent increase to £188,270 across England and Wales. Many "generation rent" young professionals, whose parents bought comfortable homes in their early 20s, have given up on their dream of ever affording a property in London. At University College London, more than 150 students have gone on a rent strike.

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  • MH370 never crashed, say Chinese families

    The lack of evidence as well as the ineptitude of the Malaysian authorities indicate Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 ‎never crashed, say the kin of Chinese passengers on board the missing Boeing 777. They said the surface search from March 8, 2014 to April 28, 2014 and underwater search from October 6, 2014 up until now, have not un‎earthed...

    The Malaysian Insider
  • Nasi Kandar, favourites no longer affordable

    GEORGE TOWN, Feb 14 — Nasi kandar, a favourite for those wanting a filling meal at reasonable prices, is increasingly out of reach of the average wage-earner. A lunch plate of RM4.60 last year...

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  • Delta Air Lines is giving its employees a $1.5 billion reward

    REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton Delta Air Lines announced on Friday … Continued The post Delta Air Lines is giving its employees a $1.5 billion reward appeared first on Business Insider.

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  • Rafidah recalls good old ‘Ola Bola’ days

    Although she has yet to watch the movie, Umno veteran Tan Sri Rafidah Aziz reminisced about how she grew up in the good old days of “Ola Bola”, when Malaysians of all races lived in peace and harmony. In her latest Facebook post, the former international trade and industry minister recalled the times the country would come together to cheer...

    The Malaysian Insider
  • Mourinho talks would be a blow, admits Man Utd boss Van Gaal

    Louis van Gaal says he would be upset if it is true that Manchester United have approached Jose Mourinho behind his back. Embattled United boss van Gaal takes his team to Sunderland on Saturday with speculation mounting that Mourinho is waiting in the wings to take charge at Old Trafford. United have refused to deny reports they have spoken to Mourinho in recent weeks following their team's slump and the former Chelsea boss is said to have made it clear he is ready to replace van Gaal if the Dutchman is sacked or departs at the end of the season.

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  • Dr Mahathir, patron of Umno group seeking Najib’s ouster

    Former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has officially become the patron of the Coalition of Branch Chiefs Malaysia (GKCM), a group of Umno branch leaders demanding party president Datuk Seri Najib Razak's resignation. Dr Mahathir's new role in GKCM will see him attending their programmes and coming up with strategies to "save" the Malay...

    The Malaysian Insider
  • 5.8-magnitude quake hits New Zealand city: USGS

    A 5.8-magnitude earthquake hit the New Zealand city of Christchurch Sunday, seismologists said, sending goods flying off shelves. Jenny Krex, the manager of a coffee shop in the seaside suburb of Sumner, told the New Zealand Herald that items broke in her shop. It's crazy out here at the moment." The quake struck a week before the fifth anniversary of a deadly 6.3-tremor in Christchurch, which killed 185 in one of New Zealand's deadliest disasters.

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  • My kids will remain Hindus, Deepa vows after losing custody of son

    Hindu mother Deepa Subramaniam may have lost custody of her son to her Muslim convert ex-husband following the Federal Court decision on Wednesday, but for her, the battle is far from over. And she makes two other matters very clear: her children are Hindus and that Izwan Abdullah has no business advising her to embrace Islam. The...

    The Malaysian Insider
  • OpenSignal: Singapore has the fastest LTE speed; Singtel and StarHub the two fastest LTE operators in the world

    Wireless coverage mapping company OpenSignal has released its latest State of LTE report, and in it, the London-headquartered company has ranked Singapore as the fastest country with LTE, with a download speed of 37Mbps. This is possible as Singapore had the fastest networks, with local telcos Singtel and StarHub being ranked the two fastest LTE operators in the world during the sampled period, which was between October and December last year.

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  • Russia sends brand new cruise missile ship to Syria: report

    Russia has dispatched a new ship armed with cruise missiles to the Mediterranean, the navy announced Saturday, as reports said it is bound for Syria. The Zelyony Dol, a patrol ship armed with Kalibr cruise missiles that only joined the Black Sea fleet in December, departed for the Mediterranean, the Black Sea fleet said in a statement. RIA-Novosti news agency further quoted a security source in Crimea -- where the Black Sea fleet is based -- saying that the ship is bound for Syria and may take part in Russia's campaign to support the Syrian army.

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  • Farewell to last of Borneo’s Big Three

    KUCHING, Feb 13 — They came back to their alma mater after 10, 20 or 30 years, quickly filling up the school auditorium, to say their last goodbye to their beloved ex-principal. Some sat, many...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Roses are red, elbows are blue: Japanese women fight for their Valentines

    Elbowing each other in the stampede to buy Valentine's Day chocolate for the men in their lives, Japanese women brought stores to a standstill Saturday. In Japan, the menfolk do sweet nothing on February 14 while the women do battle in heaving aisles, loading up on confectionery treats for the object of their desire. "My feet hurt, my arms hurt, and my head hurts!" winced Kana Shimizu, clutching two dainty bags of Belgian chocolate that cost more than 10,000 yen ($90) at a plush store in Tokyo's Ginza district.

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  • Ranieri is a guy you want to play for, says Duff

    By Dmitriy Rogovitskiy MOSCOW (Reuters) - Leicester manager Claudio Ranieri is, quite simply, a man you want to play for, former Chelsea and Ireland winger Damien Duff said on Saturday. Ranieri signed Duff for Chelsea in 2003, a move sanctioned by Roman Abramovich who had just bought the club, and the Italian has led Leicester to the top of the Premier League table this season against all the odds.

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  • Oil prices recover sharply

    Oil markets surged Friday as traders hunted for bargains after a turbulent week, analysts said. Crude futures in New York trading were up more than 10 percent around 1730 GMT, a day after US prices tanked ...

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  • Susan Sarandon: 'Are my boobs really more important than the Nobel Peace Prize?'

    Susan Sarandon fears her humanitarian efforts are under-reported.

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  • No Mara loans, so 1,000 might have to drop out of college, study shows

    Close to 1,000 new students in 33 private colleges are now finding it hard to continue their studies as Majlis Amanah Rakyat (Mara) has stopped giving out education loans, a study by the PKR Youth students' bureau shows. The finding has once again highlighted claims that government-linked aid for tertiary education is shrinking this year....

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  • Not so incy wincy: spider kills snake in Outback duel

    A plucky little spider has once again proved that size doesn't matter by taking on -- and beating -- a much larger venomous snake, in a very Australian telling of the story of David and Goliath. The spindly Daddy Long Legs spider appeared to have come out on top after going head-to-head with a brown snake in rural New South Wales. Farmer Patrick Lees said he was astonished to discover the expired reptile dangling from a web at his outback home in Weethalle, about 400 kilometres (250 miles) west of Sydney, on Saturday.

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