• Muhyiddin holds hour-long meet with Johor Sultan

    Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin had an audience with Johor’s Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar this afternoon at the Istana Bukit Serene here. Muhyiddin then left about an hour later at 4.35pm, accompanied by the state ruler and his son, Tengku Mahkota Johor Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim. They were also joined by Johor Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin and Muhyiddin’s wife, Puan Seri Noorainee Rahman.

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  • AFP correspondent in Burundi detained, badly beaten

    Burundian journalist and AFP correspondent Esdras Ndikumana said he was arrested by government security forces and badly beaten on Sunday at the scene of the assassination of a top general. Ndikumana, who also works for France's RFI radio, said he was taking pictures at the site of the attack in the capital Bujumbura when he was arrested by members of the National Intelligence Service (SNR) and taken to their offices. "We will seek explanations from the authorities in Burundi and an assurance that such an incident will not happen again," she said in a statement.

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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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  • 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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  • Guan Eng: Deputy minister inciting racial tension with proposal to shut down Chinese papers

    DAP’s Lim Guan Eng today accused an Umno deputy minister of inciting racial tension when he reportedly said he would order the closure of at least two Chinese newspapers if he were in the Home Ministry. The DAP secretary-general also suggested double standards in the deputy minister’s remarks, pointing out that no one else in the administration have ever suggested to shut down Umno-linked publications that publish racially insensitive articles. If he wants to close down Chinese papers for strong racial reporting, perhaps he should do the same with Umno papers as well,” the Penang chief minister said.

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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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  • ‘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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Stunner: US men miss out on relay final at swim worlds

    So much for the U.S. swim team's plan to kick off the world championships with a strong performance in the 4x100-meter freestyle relay. The U.S. squad of Jimmy Feigen, Anthony Ervin, Matt Grevers and Conor Dwyer tied Germany to win the final heat but placed only 11th overall — missing out on the eight-team final later Sunday. "Honestly don't know," Ervin said.

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  • David Duchovny: X-Files will shock you

    David Duchovny has warned The X-Files fans the reboot won't be the same as the much loved original. The sci-fi hit burst on to TV screens in 1993, running for nine seasons and making global stars out of David and his co-star Gillian Anderson. "I am a better actor and Gillian is a better actor, and we get to bring those changes and abilities to the roles as they are written and as they were established.

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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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  • Hakeem Olajuwon, playing in Africa, gives us one more Dream Shake (Video)

    Hakeem Olajuwon retired from the NBA in 2002. He has not made an All-Star team since 1997, and he is a full two decades removed from leading the Clutch City Houston Rockets to the 1994-95 NBA title. He is 52-years old, and recently he has been better

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  • Bra business: Hong Kong protests after arrest for 'breast assault'

    Dozens of activists including men wearing bras staged a protest in Hong Kong on Sunday after a woman was sentenced to three-and-a-half months’ jail for assaulting a police officer with her breast. The crowd chanted “Breasts are not weapons – give back our breast freedom” and “Shame on police” as a representative handed in a petition letter to a police officer.

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  • Facebook's Zuckerberg and wife are expecting a daughter

    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his pediatrician wife, Priscilla Chan, are expecting a baby. The co-founder of the world's largest social network used a Facebook post Friday to announce that Chan is pregnant with a healthy baby daughter. Zuckerberg, 31, also said the couple had suffered three miscarriages over the last two years.

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  • Selfies and six packs to derail Arsenal's title hopes: Keane

    Arsenal are not capable of winning the Premier League title this season because they have too many players interested in selfies and six packs rather than winning football matches, according to former Manchester United captain Roy Keane. Keane, a fire and brimstone midfielder, won seven Premier League titles as a player and enjoyed particularly competitive relationship with Arsenal and their similarly combative captain Patrick Viera. "Arsenal have some really good players -- some good characters who roll their sleeves up," Keane told the Mail on Sunday.

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  • Chiang statues become targets as Taiwan confronts history

    Statues of Taiwan's former ruler Chiang Kai-shek have been increasingly targeted as the island confronts its authoritarian past. Despite splitting after a civil war, China considers the island as a part of its territory awaiting reunification, by force if necessary. Fears over increased Chinese influence have grown since 2008 under President Ma Ying-jeou's KMT government, which has forged a rapprochement with Beijing.

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  • Proof of Trump's charity giving elusive

    Donald Trump, widely believed to the be the wealthiest American ever to run for president, is nowhere among the ranks of the country's most generous citizens, according to an Associated Press review of his financial records and other government filings. Trump has said he donated $102 million worth of cash and land to philanthropic and conservation organizations over the past five years. It is possible that Trump has been donating money anonymously through avenues other than his foundation, whose tax records the AP reviewed.

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