• Malaysia opposition rejects ‘safe passage’ for Najib proposal, insists on court process

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 7 — Opposition lawmakers here have dismissed a proposal to grant “safe passage” for Datuk Seri Najib Razak to leave office without facing charges in court, warning that allowing a...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Prudential Endowment Plan – A Simple Case Of Misselling?

    Is this a case of misselling a product, or simply the sales of a product that’s not-that-great? The post Prudential Endowment Plan – A Simple Case Of Misselling? appeared first on DollarsAndSense.sg.

  • Liverpool suits were FA Cup own goal: Ferguson

    The garish cream suits worn by Liverpool's squad prior to the 1996 FA Cup final gave Manchester United the edge even before kick-off, according to ex-United manager Alex Ferguson. Liverpool players including Robbie Fowler, Steve McManaman and Jamie Redknapp, dubbed the 'Spice Boys', turned up at Wembley clad in striking suits designed by Giorgio Armani and lost 1-0 to a late Eric Cantona goal.

    AFP News
  • Captain, crew of doomed ship loved the sea, despite dangers

    The El Faro carried a crew of 28 Americans and five Polish workers when it sank in the Atlantic after losing engine power amid Hurricane Joaquin's 50-foot waves and 140 mph winds. One body has been sighted ...

    Associated Press
  • Man convicted for sending threat messages to Singapore PM

    Singapore, Oct 6 (IANS) A man was on Tuesday convicted of sending threatening messages to Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong via Facebook. Tan Yeong Hong, 33, said he was frustrated after attending a "Meet the People's Session (MPS)" on June 24 this year, only to find that the premier was not present at the event, Channel News Asia reported. A police report was lodged by a senior official of the Online Communications Unit of the Prime Minister's Office, which manages the premier's social media accounts.

    IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News
  • Sandra Bullock: It’s a miracle I wasn’t jailed

    Sandra Bullock has hinted that her college years were wild.

    Cover Media
  • Malay Rulers want 1MDB issue settled

    KUALA LUMPUR: The Malay Rulers want the government to complete the investigation related to 1Malaysia Development Berhad as soon as possible and take “the appropriate stern action” against all found to be implicated. In a statement, their royal highnesses stressed that all concerned should extend “real and sincere” cooperation for the investigation to achieve its objectives. The statement was released by the Keeper of the Rulers’ Seal, Datuk Seri Syed Danial Syed Ahmad, after the pre-council meeting of the Conference of Rulers at Istana Negara today.

    New Straits Times
  • Sneezing monkey, 'walking' fish found in Himalayas: WWF

    A monkey that sneezes when it rains and a "walking" fish are among more than 200 species discovered in the ecologically fragile eastern Himalayas in recent years, according to conservation group WWF. WWF has compiled a survey of wildlife discovered by scientists across Bhutan, northeast India, Nepal, northern Myanmar and southern Tibet, in an attempt to raise awareness of the threats facing the sensitive region. The species include what the WWF described as a blue-coloured "walking snakehead fish" which can breathe air, survive on land for four days and slither up to 400 metres (a quarter of a mile) on wet ground.

    AFP News
  • Cate Blanchett: My underwear is embarrassing

    Actress Cate Blanchett gets “overwhelmed” with lingerie, so she’d rather just wear old ratty underwear instead.

    Cover Media
  • Emma Watson: Ethan Hawke is a joy!

    British star Emma Watson liked bonding with her Regression co-star Ethan Hawke over being child stars.

    Cover Media
  • Samsung Electronics struggles to find fix for smartphone woes

    By Se Young Lee SEOUL (Reuters) - More than a year into the overhaul of its smartphone lineup, Samsung Electronics Co Ltd has yet to find a way to reverse a slide in market share or margins, clouding its growth outlook and fuelling investor impatience. Samsung has tried various fixes for its phone business. While those measures have lifted Samsung from its earnings trough, they have not been enough to regain market share from Apple Inc at the high end and Chinese markers at the lower end, or convince investors that the company is back on track for sustained growth.  "Samsung is at a standstill," said Kim Hyun-su, fund manager for IBK Asset Management.

  • Pacquiao heading to Doha for World Championships

    Manny Pacquiao is to attend the World Boxing Championships in Doha later this week, following a personal invitation from the head of the tournament's governing body, it was announced Tuesday. "Manny Pacquiao is a personal friend and I have invited him to come," Wu told reporters ahead of the tournament's first bouts. "He's never been to the World Championships and I said 'come and have a look'." "This is the benchmark for future World Championships and I am pleased that Manny Pacquiao accepted my invitation to come and share his thoughts and ideas first hand." The 36-year-old Pacquiao is expected to watch the afternoon session of fights on Thursday.

    AFP News
  • Philippine dictator's son reignites old fury with election bid

    Victims of late Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos's regime vowed Tuesday to ensure his crimes would not be forgotten, after his son announced a bid for the vice presidency. Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jnr said Monday he would run as an independent in next year's elections, widely seen as a stepping stone to an eventual presidential bid, but rights groups pledged ferocious campaigns against him. "Bongbong Marcos’s vice-presidential candidacy is a clarion call not only for the countless victims of martial law, but for all freedom-loving Filipinos to wage the strongest struggle against the resurrection of the Marcos type of rapacious and fascist rule," said Bonifacio Ilagan, vice-chairman of Selda (Cell), an organisation of former martial law prisoners.

    AFP News
  • Ecclestone says F1 to be sold before year's end

    The Formula One circus could be under new ownership by the end of the year, supremo Bernie Ecclestone said on Tuesday. Speaking by video at a sports summit in Kitzbuehel, Austria, organised by German football legend Franz Beckenbauer, Ecclestone was adamant a new owner would be found this year. F1 chief executive Ecclestone confirmed he would sell his own five percent stake in the business as part of any deal, although he is likely to continue in his current role.

    AFP News
  • Trump's bluster is heard around the world

    BALMEDIE, Scotland (AP) — Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump is well-known in this serene coastal section of Scotland, where shimmering golden sand dunes meet the ice-blue North Sea and people play on his golf course. He's known in the Himalayas, too, far from any sign with his name on it. And in the Middle East, Africa and beyond.

    Associated Press
  • Post-GE2015: Business as usual for WP's He Ting Ru

    Singapore's 2015 General Election is done and dusted, and the ruling People's Action Party has returned to power on the back of a resounding victory. In this series of post-election interviews, Yahoo Singapore checks up on some of the candidates who took part in the polls. Featured here: He Ting Ru of the Workers' Party, who was interviewed Monday, 5 October.

    Yahoo Newsroom
  • 'Twilight' marks 10th anniversary with a twist: a gender swap

    The hugely successful "Twilight" vampire romance series is marking its 10th anniversary with a twist -- a gender swap. Best-selling US author Stephenie Meyer said Tuesday that she wrote 400-plus pages of bonus content that now features a teen boy falling for a female vampire -- not the other way around as in the original. "Now Bella is Beau and Edward is Edythe," Meyer told ABC's "Good Morning America" show.

    AFP News
  • Michigan factory supervisor wins $310.5M Powerball ticket

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A supervisor at a Michigan fiberglass factory who won a $310.5 million Powerball jackpot said Tuesday that she immediately quit her one-time "nasty, dirty" job and will buy land to build houses for her family.

    Associated Press
  • Mourinho sets a bad example, says Cruyff

    The behaviour of outspoken Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho sets a bad example for young people, Dutch football great Johan Cruyff said on Tuesday. Mourinho has hogged the headlines over the opening weeks of the Premier League season, hitting out at rival managers and attracting criticism for sidelining female team doctor Eva Carneiro, who has left the club. Mourinho was also charged with misconduct by the Football Association for criticising the referee after a 3-1 loss at home to Southampton last Saturday that left his side two points above the relegation zone.

    AFP News
  • Putrajaya will sign TPPA because leaders don’t care, says former minister

    The Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) will be signed by Malaysia as leaders only care about being "friends" with the United States and not about the interests of their own people, former minister Tan Sri Sanusi Junid said today. The Umno veteran said that current leaders were "drowning" and holding on to "anything and everything" to...

    The Malaysian Insider