• Najib thanks axed colleagues at departmental monthly meet after Cabinet reshuffle

    Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak thanked today his former deputy Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin whom he dropped from his Cabinet reshuffle last week and said he hoped the latter would continue to serve the country. In his speech at the first monthly Prime Minister’s Department meeting here since the shake-up, Najib also thanked several other former ministers whom he axed from his administration. “I also want to thank Tan Sri Muhyiddin who was the former deputy prime minister all these while and hope that Tan Sri Muhyiddin will continue contributing his deeds for the country.

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  • Celebs React to Ronda Rousey's Impressive 34-Second UFC Win

    Ronda Rousey is truly the queen of the UFC.The 28-year-old ball-buster knocked out her Brazilian opponent, Bethe Correia, in just 34 seconds at the UFC 190 in Rio de Janeiro, defending her undefeated record and title as the UFC women's bantamweight champion

  • Life insurers on upswing in Philippines but long slog ahead

    GRAPHIC: Insurance premiums: http://link.reuters.com/cyq35w By Neil Jerome Morales MANILA, Aug 3 (Reuters) - The Philippine life insurance sector is predicting a record year for premiums, but poor financial literacy and the relatively high cost of insurance plans mean it would be a while before penetration rates catch up with the rest of the region. The improving Philippine economy, one of the fastest in Southeast Asia, is giving ordinary Filipinos stronger incentive to save. "For some, they don't have the means and some don't know how (to prepare financially)," Rizalina Mantaring, president of the Philippine unit of Sun Life Financial Inc, told Reuters.

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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.

  • Amy Schumer: I feel like I’m being punished!

    Amy Schumer feels like she’s being punished in press junkets. The movie has been well received by critics and audiences, but Amy admits promoting the movie hasn’t been as much fun as making it. While Amy loves to be funny, she also makes a point of putting feminist messages across in her work and through speeches where possible.

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  • No peace in Malaysia, Guan Eng says after rally arrests

    “Malaysia is in the threshold of darkness, not just in terms of economy but also on human rights,” Lim said. The authorities reportedly arrested 30 participants in the rally yesterday, including three opposition lawmakers. The Demi Malaysia youth group that organised the #TangkapNajib rally has insisted, however, that the event had been lawful despite the authorities previously claiming otherwise.

    The Malay Mail Online
  • The NBA's all-time starting five: Los Angeles Lakers

    The greatest all-time scorer in NBA history, finishing his career with 38,387 points – two-thirds of which were scored in a Laker uniform. Just his Laker points alone would rank him 24th all-time, behind Allen Iverson and ahead of Charles Barkley. Offered a vision of the modern game even while working in comparative obscurity as a Laker in the 1960s.

    Ball Don't Lie
  • Is Singapore still relevant after 50? An entrepreneurial view.

    As Singapore ramps up to its 50th birthday celebrations on August 9th, the politicians and economists have all given their views about post-50 Singapore, from Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s interview with TIME to the Economist Special Report on Singapore and many more. Will Singapore still be relevant in the next 50 years to ASEAN and the world? Why is this so important for Singapore entrepreneurs to understand this?

    Tech in Asia
  • Mourinho seethes as Arsenal land Wembley blow

    The bad blood between Arsene Wenger and Jose Mourinho bubbled to the surface after the Frenchman's Arsenal team defeated Chelsea 1-0 in the season-opening Community Shield. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's smart first-half strike settled matters at Wembley Stadium and gave Wenger, embarking on his 20th season at the Arsenal helm, a first win over his Portuguese nemesis at the 14th attempt. The sprightlier of the two teams, Arsenal were good value for their win and would have prevailed more comfortably had Thibaut Courtois not produced late saves to thwart first Santi Cazorla and then Kieran Gibbs.

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  • The Love Story Of Mark Zuckerberg And Priscilla Chan

    The social networking king Mark Zuckerberg etched a name for himself with Facebook, right on the day when he launched it from his dormitory. This was not a typical Mark Zuckerberg meeting, which would affect millions on the Internet. Mark Zuckerberg met Priscilla Chan, a sophomore from Boston, at a party hosted by Mark’s fraternity in 2003.

  • New debris found on island in hunt for MH370 answers

    Investigators probing missing flight MH370 collected more debris on an Indian Ocean island Sunday as Malaysia urged authorities in the region to be on alert for wreckage washing up on their shores. Locals on La Reunion island have been combing the shores since a Boeing 777 wing part was found last Wednesday, sparking fevered speculation that it may be the first tangible evidence that the Malaysia Airlines plane crashed into the Indian Ocean.

  • 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).

  • 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.

  • Saudi king leaves France, Riviera beach to reopen

    King Salman of Saudi Arabia unexpectedly left the French Riviera on Sunday, local officials said, adding that a beach that had been controversially closed for the royal's holiday would now reopen to the public. Eight days after arriving in southern France for what was billed as a three-week luxury vacation, the monarch boarded a flight from Nice airport to the Moroccan city of Tangiers, Alpes-Maritimes region official Philippe Castanet told AFP. "We can assume that the king has ended his stay at Golfe-Juan," Castanet said, referring to the Cote d'Azur town of Vallauris Golfe-Juan where the monarch's luxury holiday villa is located.

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  • Man accused of decapitating wife leaves hospital for jail

    A man accused of decapitating his wife and their pet dogs before mutilating himself has gone from a hospital bed to a jail cell, authorities said Sunday. Phoenix police identified Kenneth Dale Wakefield as the man who has spent nearly a week recovering from self-inflicted wounds. Wakefield, 43, remained in a county lockup on $2 million bail after being booked on one count of first-degree murder and two counts of animal cruelty.

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  • China's Sun storms into world champs 400m final

    China's swimming superstar Sun Yang got his world championship campaign off to an impressive start as he posted the fastest time to ease through to Sunday night's 400m freestyle final in Kazan. The 23-year-old, the event's reigning world and Olympic champion, clocked three minutes 44.99 seconds as Britain's James Guy, Canada's Ryan Cochrane and world bronze medallist Connor Jaeger of the USA also booked their berths.

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  • 'Fantastic 4': 'Awkward' Interview 

    The cast of "Fantastic Four" showed superhero restraint when confronted with insensitive questions during a recent interview. Kate Mara, Michael B. Jordan and Jamie Bell stopped by the Rock 100.5 morning show in Atlanta on July 30 to talk with hosts

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  • Best Investments For OFWs

    Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) are considered the modern day heroes. It’s no surprise that remittances last year reached  PHP 122.44 billion (USD 26.93 billion).  Earning in foreign currencies allows greater purchasing power for Filipinos, and supposedly, a larger opportunity to save and invest. OFWs need to realize that they cannot work abroad forever.

  • Clinton unfazed by possible Biden White House run: aide

    A top Hillary Clinton staffer told CNN that the former first lady's campaign team is unfazed by news that Vice President Joe Biden is giving serious consideration to a White House bid. "We'll let him make his decision," Jennifer Palmieri, Clinton's campaign spokeswoman, told CNN. News late Saturday that Biden is exploring a White House run had US pundits and politicos -- including some already declared candidates -- handicapping his odds of wresting the Democratic nomination from Clinton, widely viewed as the top contender.

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  • Apple’s signature software is uncharacteristically bad for the world’s most valuable company

    Toxic hellstew it may be, a new version of iTunes points at what kinds of technology are allowed to come out of Apple. Apple is the most valuable company in the world and an organization hailed for its good design.

    Business Insider