• Malaysian PM reshuffles cabinet, dumps deputy after 1MDB criticism

    Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak sacked his deputy and four other ministers in a cabinet reshuffle on Tuesday, with the attorney general also replaced, as the fallout from a graft scandal at debt-laden state investment fund 1MDB grows. Deputy Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin was dropped days after he publicly called on Najib to explain the scandal enveloping 1Malaysia Development Berhad, which has debts of more than $11 billion and is being investigated for financial mismanagement and graft. The 1MDB scandal has developed into Najib's greatest challenge since he took office in 2009, and could even threaten the hold that his United Malays National Organisation (UMNO) party has held on Malaysian politics since independence in 1957.

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  • Body believed to be missing California girl found

    The search for a missing 8-year-old girl came to a tragic end after police found a body inside a dumpster at a complex in Northern California where she was last seen riding her scooter. Santa Cruz Police Chief Kevin Vogel said the body found by a detective Monday night at a Santa Cruz artist community and housing center likely belongs to Madyson Middleton. "We haven't positively identified her yet but we believe she is probably Madyson Middleton," Vogel said.

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  • Liam Neeson’s Frail Frame Makes Him Almost Unrecognisable

    The 63-year old, Irish actor, Liam Neeson, has caused much concern amongst fans after being photographed looking quite frail on the streets of New York last week. It’s difficult to establish whether this new look is a result of natural aging or whether he is/has been unwell or if he has adopted it for a role in a new film, we hope it’s the latter.

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  • Communist rebels kill 3 Philippine soldiers in ambush

    Communist rebels killed three soldiers and wounded 13 others in an ambush in a mountainous northern Philippine province, an army commander said Tuesday. The rebels used land mines in the attack late Monday against about 30 soldiers traveling in a convoy of three army trucks in a remote village of Kalinga province's Pinukpuk township, said Brig. Gen Paul Atal, commander of the 503rd Brigade. Communist rebels last week attacked a dozen mostly rural army outposts.

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  • 'Fake' Apple firm that made 41,000 iPhones uncovered in China

    London, July 28 (ANI): A Chinese firm that had manufactured about 41,000 counterfeit Apple iPhones has been uncovered, leading to nine arrests. The factory was discovered on May 14 but was revealed by Beijing's public security bureau on Sunday, reported the BBC. It produced fake iPhones worth 120 million yuan (USD 19 million).

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  • The Most Embarrassing Movie Poster Photoshop Fails

    Sex and the City 2 As you’d expect, the film’s four creaking leads have been airbrushed to within an inch of their pampered lives in the poster. What we weren’t prepared for, and what’s disturbing us very much indeed, is the fact that Kim Cattral’s got

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  • Jennifer Garner And Ben Affleck Are In ‘No Rush To Divorce’, Hang Out Together

    The actors were spending time together over the weekend in Atlanta with their three children Violet, 9, six-year-old Seraphina and Samuel, 3. Ben is was reported to be spending the summer in Georgia where Jennifer Garner is filming Miracles of Heaven.

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  • Microsoft launches Windows 10: Here's what that means

    Microsoft's new Windows 10 operating system debuts Wednesday, as the longtime leader in PC software struggles to carve out a new role in a world where people increasingly rely on smartphones, tablets and information stored online. No one's expected to line up overnight for Windows 10, the way people did 20 years ago for Windows 95. Windows 10 is coming to PCs and tablets first, but it's also designed to run phones, game consoles and even holographic headsets.

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  • Arab female bodybuilder looks abroad for recognition

    Flexing her muscles in defiance of the Gulf's conservative cultural stereotypes, bodybuilder Haifa Musawi has lost all hope of pumping iron for Bahrain so now is looking elsewhere for recognition. The 32-year-old began working out a decade ago after finding a personal trainer to help her overcome obesity -- a widespread problem in the oil-rich region. "I had a problem with obesity and I used to like bodybuilding," says Musawi, a square-jawed woman with curly hair pulled back in a tight ponytail.

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  • Lady Gaga Poses for Taylor Kinney In Nude Bodysuit, Gushes Over Alexander McQueen Heels

    Lady Gaga had lots to celebrate this weekend. Mother Monster was excited to come off of traveling and reunite with her fiance Taylor Kinney in New York City. "Lion cub stuff," she captioned the selfie of her and Kinney, showcasing him flipping a bird and her bedazzled eyebrows.

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  • Taiwan food company boss jailed over 'gutter oil' scandal

    A court has sentenced the head of a Taiwanese company to 20 years in jail for his role at the centre of a "gutter oil" scandal that gripped the island's food industry and brought down a minister. Yeh Wen-hsiang, chairman of Chang Guann Co, was also fined Tw$50 million ($1.6 million) for his part in selling on 243 tonnes of tainted oil collected from cookers, fryers, and grease traps, as well as recycled grease from leather processing plants. Hundreds of tonnes of cakes, bread, instant noodles, cookies, steamed buns and dumplings had to be removed from shelves in Taiwan and Hong Kong when the case surfaced, authorities said.

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  • Federal officials examine probable cause of spaceship crash

    The National Transportation Safety Board is considering what caused a Virgin Galactic spaceship to break apart over the Mojave Desert during a test flight 10 months ago, killing the co-pilot and seriously injuring the pilot. Investigators have been looking into pilot training, the rocket's design and whether mechanical problems played any role. NTSB officials said early in the investigation that the co-pilot prematurely unlocked equipment designed to slow the descent of the spacecraft during initial re-entry.

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  • Tokyo stocks down at close as China stock rout weighs

    Tokyo stocks slipped Tuesday as Chinese markets fell for a second day after the mainland market's heaviest one-session loss in more than eight years.The Nikkei 225 index at the Tokyo Stock Exchange, which lost almost 1.0 percent at the open, closed

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  • Late Whitney Houston's will to decide the flow of her money

    Washington DC, July 28 (ANI): Whitney Houston left a bag full of money for her daughter when she died but Bobbi Kristina's tragic death is now hyping the question on the successor of the money, well Houston's will has the answer. The 22-year-old TV personality was set to inherit 20 million dollars when the 48-year-old singer died, and was given 1/10 of Houston's estate when she turned 21, with 1/6 of the balance remaining which she would get after turning 25, reported TMZ.com. Houston's will provided that if her daughter dies before reaching 25, all the money would go to the people she designated namely, her mother Cissy and brothers Michael and Gary.

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  • China eyes new cruise link to disputed South China Sea islands

    Chinese authorities plan to start a second cruise ship link to the disputed Paracel Islands in the South China Sea, state media reported on Monday, in a move that may irk Vietnam, which also claims the islets. China began cruises on the Coconut Princess on a trial basis from the southern island province of Hainan in 2013. More than 10,000 tourists have taken the trip so far, the official China Daily reported.

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  • For foreign workers, dorm life better than Singapore heartlands

    Yahoo Singapore recently spoke to some of the residents from Tuas View Dormitory and found that they are comfortable due to reasons beyond the state-of-the-art facilities available there. Tuas View Dormitory is Singapore’s largest purpose-built foreign worker dormitory to date. Yahoo Singapore spoke to a few workers and all of them said they love the communal spirit in the dormitory, where friends and colleagues live just walking distance from each other – in some cases even on the beds next to them.

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  • Davina McCall’s Nude Doppelgänger Will Make You Do A Double Take!

    Davina McCall recently caused a hilarious stir when she posted a nude lookalike photo of herself on Instagram, which made many of her 129,000 followers to do a double take.The photo in question is in fact a painting that the TV presenter’s friend discovered

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  • Toyota falls behind VW in world's biggest automaker race

    Toyota has fallen behind Volkswagen in the race for the world's biggest automaker title, figures showed Tuesday, as the German giant outsold its Japanese rival in the first half of the year. Toyota said it sold 5.02 million vehicles worldwide between January and June, falling below earlier figures from Volkswagen of 5.04 million units shifted in the same period. US-based General Motors was sitting in third spot with 4.86 million in sales.

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  • Roy Hibbert asked his agents to find him a coach who played in the NBA

    Once the province of ex-players and few others, the ranks of NBA head coaches have recently opened up to include a large number of coaching lifers, young upstarts who work their way from the video room to the top, and even one guy who went through that same process overseas. While many of the league's best coaches wore NBA uniforms for at least a few seasons each, it's far from a requisite. Roy Hibbert, who was traded this month from the Indiana Pacers to the Los Angeles Lakers in a pure salary dump, says he was attracted to his new squad in part due to the presence of head coach Byron Scott, a 14-season NBA veteran who won three titles with the franchise.

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  • Terrapin Dumped By Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Fan Found Alive 25 Years Later

    A pet turtle thought to have been dumped by its owner during the ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ craze of the 1990s has been found alive and well in a Nottinghamshire pond. Howard Brown, 44, who made the discovery said: “I’d heard rumours of a turtle over the years, but then all talk stopped and they said it had disappeared. Keeping turtles and terrapins became hugely popular in the 1990s when the ‘Ninja Turtles’ craze hit the UK, but many were dumped by their owners when they became too much for their owners.

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