• Mega Tsunami with 50-Foot Waves Swallowed Ancient Island

    A mega tsunami taller than a 50-story skyscraper once engulfed an island off the west coast of Africa, researchers say. This finding suggests the giant landslides and killer waves that such tsunamis can trigger might pose a major hazard to people living on islands and coasts, scientists added. Tsunamis are monster waves that are often caused by earthquakes.

  • Race issues a diversion from 1MDB scandal, says ex-Special Branch deputy

    The Chinese are being targeted to divert attention from the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) controversy, former Special Branch deputy director Datuk Abdul Hamid Bador said in an open letter addressed to Putrajaya. In the letter, Hamid said that those in power would do "anything" to take attention away from the 1MDB issue, including playing...

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  • Go ahead and slap the Chinese if you have the guts, Dr M tells Umno deputy minister

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 3 — Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today scoffed at an Umno leader who is getting flak after saying the ethnic Chinese should be “slapped”, and challenged Datuk Tajuddin Abdul Rahman to...

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  • Headless body of a woman found

    KLUANG: A headless body of a woman was found in the bushes in Kampung Parit Haji Hashim, Simpang Renggam, here at 10.25am yesterday. Kluang district police chief Assistant Commissioner Mohamad Laham said a member of the public telephoned the police about finding the body, that was only clad in a bra and a piece of cloth.

    New Straits Times
  • China win Asia Basketball title, qualify for Olympics

    China's men beat the Philippines 78-67 in the FIBA Asia Championship final before an ecstatic 7,000-strong capacity home crowd in Changsha late on Saturday to secure a place at the 2016 Olympics.

    AFP News
  • Onus on BN to correct perception that Malays are anti-Chinese, Perkasa says

    RAWANG, Oct 4 — Barisan Nasional (BN) must take the initiative to correct the perception that Malays are anti-Chinese by meeting non-Malays personally and clarifying matters, Perkasa president...

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  • You're not special any more, Mourinho is told

    By Tony Jimenez LONDON (Reuters) - If, as former British Prime Minister Harold Wilson once said, a week is a long time in politics, four and a half months in football clearly represents an eternity. It was only in mid-May that Jose Mourinho's status as the self-styled 'Special One' was rubber-stamped when his Chelsea side finished eight points ahead of their nearest rivals as they romped to the Premier League title. It is early October and already the Londoners have lost six matches in all competitions this season and Mourinho acknowledges his players are going through a crisis of confidence.

  • Assad says Russian failure in Syria would 'destroy' Mideast

    Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said in comments broadcast on Sunday that the success of Russia's military intervention in his country's civil war was vital for the whole Middle East. "The alliance between Russia, Syria, Iraq and Iran must succeed or else the whole region will be destroyed," he said in an interview broadcast by Iranian state television. Russia on Wednesday launched air strikes in Syria in a move Moscow insists is aimed at fighting the Islamic State group.

    AFP News
  • Malaysia not just for Malays, but for Muslims, says hardline Islamist group Hizbut Tahrir

    SERI KEMBANGAN, Oct 3 — The Malaysian chapter of hardline Islamists Hizbut Tahrir chided local Muslims today for their preoccupation with race, warning that tribalism is stopping the community...

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  • The least glamorous first jobs of 18 highly successful people

    AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer. It … Continued The post The least glamorous first jobs of 18 highly successful people appeared first on Business Insider.

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  • England braces for financial fallout after World Cup collapse

    A nation was left reeling Sunday after England crashed out of its own Rugby World Cup, with experts predicting the country would take an economic hit to add to the huge sporting blow. England suffered the humiliation of becoming the first World Cup host nation to bow out in the first round after a 33-13 defeat to Australia at Twickenham ended their hopes of reaching the quarter-finals. Rugby World Cup organisers insisted the competition as a whole would not be affected, with stadiums all but sold out right up to the final.

    AFP News
  • Bye bye Google, hello Alphabet

    (Reuters) - Google Inc has morphed into Alphabet Inc. After U.S. markets closed on Friday, Alphabet replaced Google as the publicly traded company that will house Google's search and Web advertising businesses, maps, YouTube and its "moonshot" ventures such as driverless cars. Google's class A shares and class C shares will automatically convert into the same number of Alphabet class A shares and class C shares and start trading on the Nasdaq from Monday. The structural overhaul, announced in August, is intended to separate the company's core businesses from ventures such as the driverless cars, glucose-monitoring contact lenses and Internet-connected high-altitude balloons.

  • 'Lust, Caution' star Tang looks for chemistry on the set

    BUSAN, South Korea (AP) — Chinese actress Tang Wei is not obsessed about finding the right role for her future film project.

    Associated Press
  • DPM: Three years too long a wait for Indonesia to solve haze problem

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 4 — Indonesia’s plan to resolve the annual haze crisis in three years’ time through measures such as cracking down on open fires in its forests may prove to be too slow, Datuk...

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  • Mexican 'wolf man' battles isolation of rare condition

    Jesus Aceves may never get used to people's stares, but after decades of alcoholism and a painful career as a circus freak, he has made a resolution: to stop burying his hair-covered face in his hands. Aceves, a 41-year-old Mexican man, has an extremely rare condition called hypertrichosis, also known as "werewolf syndrome" -- an abnormal amount of hair growth on the face and body. Just 50 cases of hypertrichosis have ever been documented.

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  • Pre-school teacher killed in accident

    KUALA TERENGGANU:A 41-year-old Kemas pre-school teacher was killed on the spot when the car she was in skidded and hit a Toyota Hilux near Kampung Sungai Ikan, here, today.According a source, the victim, Zaliha Awi, 41, and her son Wan Muhammad Irwan, 6, were in the car driven by her husband Wan Mohd Radhi Wan Derahman, 41, when the accident happened at KM29 Jalan Kuala Terengganu-Kelantan at 8am."Mohd Radhi was heading towards Setiu to send Zaliha to attend a seminar," he said. ...

    New Straits Times
  • Sultan Johor: Progress cannot be achieved if fighting continues

    BATU PAHAT: No country in the world can achieve progress and development if its people are fighting with each other, said Sultan of Johor Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar.He said tolerance, a culture of respecting and helping each other as well as avoiding being vengeful are values that need to be practiced by all parties in the country."Even though we live in a society that are multi-racial and with different religions and customs, we can still live in unity and with a high spirit of tolerance that is practiced by all level of society. ...

    New Straits Times
  • Merseyside derby throws up sixth draw in seven

    Liverpool and Everton played out the sixth draw in their last seven meetings as a fiercely-contested but error-strewn Merseyside derby finished 1-1. Danny Ings put Liverpool ahead when he capitalised on some lacklustre Everton defending and headed in from James Milner's cross following a corner in the 41st minute. Both managers named unchanged starting line-ups from their last Premier League games, which meant Everton were without defenders John Stones and Seamus Coleman, while Liverpool partnered Daniel Sturridge and Ings in attack.

    AFP News
  • Homeless man in Anchorage uses homemade spear to kill bear

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A homeless man fashioned a machete-like blade to a groomed tree branch and speared a hungry black bear cub that was sniffing for food Friday morning at an illegal camp site in Anchorage.

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  • Only Parliament, not courts, can amend constitution, say judges

    The Federal Constitution can only be amended by Parliament to include or remove words used by the framers of the national charter, the Court of Appeal said. A three-man bench, which on Thursday declared that it was legal to punish peaceful rally organisers for failure to give a 10-day notice to the police, said the judiciary would have usurped...

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