• Philippine Muslim extremists stage mass jailbreak

    Muslim extremists who support the Islamic State group staged a daring jailbreak in the southern Philippines, freeing 23 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 Mindanao island on Saturday and freed eight comrades who were arrested barely a week ago, police said. Fifteen other detainees, held for other serious offences, also escaped in the raid, said provincial jail warden Acmad Tabao.

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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.

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  • Mourinho gives Schweinsteiger Man Utd warning

    Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho indicated to out-of-favour midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger on Friday that there will be no place for him at Old Trafford this season. The Germany international has two years to run on a reported £190,000-a-week ($251,000, 222,200 euros) contract, but has been frozen out by United's new manager. Schweinsteiger, 32, has declared he will not join another European club and Mourinho suggested that if he stays, he may not even play in the Europa League or the English Football League Cup.

    AFP News
  • 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
  • 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,...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • 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...

    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...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • 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...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • 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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  • 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...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • 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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  • Hands-on with the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

    Hear, hear! The Canon EOS 5D Mark IV is here! The Canon EOS 5D series has always been one of the most popular line-ups for Canon, appealing to both professionals and serious enthusiasts alike. The EOS 5D Mark III finally has a successor, and that's the just announced 5D Mark IV.

    HardwareZone
  • Zidane expects James to remain at Madrid

    Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane closed the exit door on Colombian playmaker James Rodriguez despite leaving the 2014 World Cup's top scorer on the bench once more for Real's 2-1 win over Celta Vigo on Saturday. Rodriguez has fallen down the pecking order at the Bernabeu since Zidane took charge in January with Madrid's latest sensation Marco Asensio joining the likes of Isco, Toni Kroos and Luka Modric ahead of him for a place in Real's congested midfield.

    AFP News
  • 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...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • 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
  • The colonel's secret recipe revealed? Not so fast, says KFC

    Has Colonel Sanders' nephew inadvertently revealed to the world the secret blend of 11 herbs and spices behind KFC's fried chicken empire? The company says the recipe published in the Chicago Tribune is ...

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  • Hamilton will not catch the leaders, says Ricciardo

    Lewis Hamilton will not be able to catch the leaders after starting from the back of the grid for Sunday's Belgian Grand Prix, said Australian Daniel Ricciardo on Saturday. The Red Bull driver, who qualified fifth, said the championship leader and defending three-time champion would find the task too much. Hamilton will start from the back row after accumulating multiple penalties for the introduction of three new power units in his Mercedes car this weekend.

    AFP News
  • Volunteers give kiss of life as Laos road tolls mount

    "Look at me, stay with us," the paramedics shout as a barely conscious motorcyclist is bundled into a volunteer ambulance in the Laotian capital Vientiane, where rampant drink driving brings nightly carnage to the roads. Founded in 2010 by a group of foreigners, "Vientiane Rescue" is a lifeline for those in need of urgent medical care. Poorly maintained roads, dilapidated vehicles, an increase in motorcycle use and the widespread prevalence of drink driving makes Vientiane one of Asia's most precarious capitals for road deaths.

    AFP News
  • Emily Blunt Reveals Emotional Julie Andrews Response To Mary Poppins Casting

    When it was finally announced that Emily Blunt would be following in the hallowed footsteps of Julie Andrews by portraying Mary Poppins in ‘Mary Poppins Returns’ moviegoers around the world immediately nodded their heads in approval at the choice. While obviously confident in her ability, Emily Blunt has now admitted to Entertainment Weekly that she was a little wary of taking on the role because she’s “so emblematic of people’s nostalgia. While Julie Andrews didn’t make these remarks to Emily Blunt’s face, they were relayed to the ‘Sicario’ actress by ‘Mary Poppins Returns’’ director Rob Marshall.

    Gregory Wakeman