• Philippine Muslim extremists stage mass jailbreak

    Muslim extremists carrying Islamic State group insignia have staged a daring jailbreak in the southern Philippines, freeing 28 detainees in the latest in a series of mass escapes, officials said Sunday. About 50 heavily armed members of the Maute group raided the local jail in the southern city of Marawi on Saturday, freeing eight comrades who had been arrested barely a week ago, police said. Twenty other detainees, held for other offences, also escaped in the raid, provincial police chief Senior Superintendent Agustine Tello said.

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  • Addict risks all in deadly Philippine drug war

    Pedicab driver Reyjin dives into a neighbour's house for a quick meth fix, fearful of taking a bullet to the head in Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's brutal war on drugs but unable to quit. More than 2,000 people have died violent deaths since Duterte took office two months ago and immediately implemented his scorched-earth plans to eradicate drugs in society, ordering police to shoot dead traffickers and urging ordinary citizens to kill addicts. Armed police constantly circle in Reyjin's Manila slum community, but he continues to snort the fumes of the highly addictive methamphetamine known as "shabu" that Duterte has warned is destroying the lives of millions of poor Filipinos.

    AFP News
  • Woman killed in crane hook accident remembered for her independent spirit

    GEORGE TOWN, Aug 28 — A year ago, the Chin family moved from their home in Magazine Road here to Klang, Selangor to expand their canteen food business. However, their daughter Chin Khoon Sing,...

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  • Mourinho delighted with contribution of goal hero Rashford

    Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho believes that Marcus Rashford is proving his value to the side after the young striker scored the late goal that defeated Hull City on Saturday. In his pre-match news conference on Friday, Mourinho was quick to state that the teenager will get chances to play across all competitions this season. The manager was full of praise of Rashford once more after he converted Wayne Rooney's cross two minutes into stoppage time to give United a 1-0 victory in torrential rain at the KCOM Stadium.

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  • Unsold units continue to dampen property market in Malaysia

    KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 28 — The slowdown in the property market is getting more apparent as we see the number of unsold units in both residential and commercial properties climb by 16 per cent in the...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Trump vows to begin deportations immediately if sworn in

    Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump linked illegal immigration and employment Saturday, pledging to start deporting offenders as soon as he is sworn in should he become the White House's next occupant. Trump all the while courted the black vote, claiming that the shooting of basketball star Dwyane Wade's cousin will make African Americans support him, but the move instead triggered a firestorm of criticism. "On Day One, I am going to begin swiftly removing criminal illegal immigrants from this country – including removing the hundreds of thousands of criminal illegal immigrants that have been released into US communities under the Obama-Clinton administration," Trump told supporters in Des Moines, Iowa.

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  • DOSH: Crane may have been tampered with

    KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 28 — The Department of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH) confirmed a cable holding the crane hook at the construction site in Jalan Raja Chulan had snapped, causing the...

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  • Malaysian students rally to demand prime minister's arrest

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian student activists led a rally Saturday to demand the arrest of Prime Minister Najib Razak, who has been implicated in a U.S. government probe into massive fraud in a Malaysian investment fund.

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  • Police hunt for crane operator, believed to still be in KL

    PETALING JAYA, Aug 28 — Police believe the crane operator involved in Thursday’s incident that resulted in the death of a woman driver in Jalan Raja Chulan is still in Kuala Lumpur. A police...

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  • Was Dr M ‘sincere’ in amending Constitution? Hishammuddin sceptical after apology

    GOMBAK, Aug 28 — Umno vice-president Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein questioned today Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s real motive to amend the Federal Constitution by removing certain powers from the...

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  • Does China still harvest organs of executed? Doctors divided

    BEIJING (AP) — A Canadian patient's receipt of a kidney transplant after waiting just three days during a recent visit to China raised an immediate red flag among surgeons at the Montreal-based Transplantation Society: A turnaround that quick indicates the organ likely came from the body of an executed prisoner.

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  • Klopp confident Liverpool are on right track

    Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp expressed optimism about his team's progress despite the frustration of a 1-1 draw against Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane. James Milner put Liverpool ahead with a 43rd-minute penalty in Saturday's game, but the visitors could not make their superiority count and conceded a 72nd-minute equaliser to Danny Rose. Having beaten Arsenal and then lost at Burnley, Klopp's men have only four points after three games, but he felt their display against Spurs demonstrated they are on the right track.

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  • Siblings unable to accept woman’s death in freak accident

    KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 27 — Grief lingered in the air during a Buddhist prayer ceremony conducted by the Jalan Raja Chulan roadside where 24-year-old Chin Khoon Sing died after a sheave hook from a...

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  • Three things we learnt from: #TangkapMO1 rally

    KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 27 ― Nearly 1,000 Malaysians braved the scorching heat today to joined the #TangkapMO1 rally at the heart of the city. Despite not getting approval from Kuala Lumpur City...

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  • 'SOS' in sand leads to rescue of 2 people stranded on island

    A U.S. Navy aircraft crew spotted the pair on the beach and gave their location to the Coast Guard in Guam. The Coast Guard received a report about the couple’s 18-foot vessel going missing on Aug. 19. The U.S. Navy was alerted and spotted the survivors on the beach.

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  • Indonesia steps up fire response as haze blankets Singapore

    JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Six Indonesian provinces have declared states of emergency as forest fires blanketed a swath of Southeast Asia in a smoky haze.

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  • Michael Fassbender shuts down questions about Alicia Vikander romance

    The X-Men star and his Oscar-winning girlfriend have been successful in keeping their relationship under wraps.

    Cover Media
  • Farewell sir, sports will miss you

    PETALING JAYA, Aug 28 — Tan Sri GS Gill is what this country is all about. Born Indera Pura Gurdial Singh Gill, the self-made man, who beat all odds to pioneer the nation’s sporting industry...

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  • StarHub brings back 12GB mobile data through its 2-in-1 SurfHub bundles

    StarHub has today announced that it’s bringing back 12GB mobile data through its mobile plus fiber SurfHub bundles. With the new SurfHub plans, customers are able to get a 4G mobile postpaid line with at least 12GB of data and a 1Gbps fiber home broadband subscription, from S$96.56 a month (with a 24-month contract). If 12GB still isn’t enough, know that there’s a total of four SurfHub bundles to choose from.

    HardwareZone
  • We will protest until justice is served, #TangkapMO1 rally-goers say

    KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 27 ― Youths, mainly college and university undergraduates at the #TangkapMO1 rally today vowed to remain persistent in what they called pursuit for justice amid the 1Malaysia...

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