• Malaysian rapper freed after being held for insulting Islam

    A Malaysian rapper, who was arrested for insulting Islam in a music video that was filmed inside a mosque and used the word "Allah," was freed on Thursday on health grounds. Wee Meng Chee, who goes by the stage name Namewee, was arrested on Sunday over the song, entitled "Oh my God," when he landed at Kuala Lumpar airport after returning from overseas. Penang district police chief, Mior Faridalathrash Wahid, said the magistrates court had refused to extend his arrest because Namewee had health problems.

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  • Thousands pay respects to S R Nathan, recall his charity work

    A president who was a champion of the underprivileged and the needy – that is how some Singaporeans who paid their last respects to the late S R Nathan on Thursday (25 August) recalled the former president. Nathan’s charitable efforts were highlighted by Goh Yee Heng, an assistant area commissioner in the Singapore Scout Association. Nathan, who was the chief scout of the Singapore movement during his time as president, attended all of the group’s camps and jamborees, said Goh.

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  • Rody wants to slug rider of noisy motorcycle

    President Duterte was unable to hide his displeasure yesterday over the sound of a noisy, speeding motorcycle, which disrupted the press briefing that followed his visit to a police official’s wake in Antipolo City. “If we’re in Davao, I would have hit (the rider) with a steel bar,” Duterte, a biker himself, said. “I didn’t allow that in (Davao) during my mayorship.

    Philippine Star
  • Jennifer Lopez single again - report

    The singer remains friendly with Casper.

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  • Ancelotti's Bayern kick off eyeing fifth straight Bundesliga title

    Bayern Munich kick off the 2016/17 German Bundesliga season at home to Werder Bremen on Friday with their rivals out to stop them winning a fifth straight Bundesliga title. Germany defender Mats Hummels and burly Portugal midfielder Renato Sanches have been Bayern's only off-season signings, but it's all change behind the scenes at the Munich giants. Against Bremen, new coach Carlo Ancelotti will be in charge of his first game at the Allianz Arena as he becomes the fourth Italian to coach in the Bundesliga after Giovanni Trapattoni, Nevio Scala and Roberto Di Matteo.

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  • World's first self-driving taxis debut in Singapore

    The world's first self-driving taxis will be picking up passengers in Singapore starting Thursday. Select members of the public will be able to hail a free ride through their smartphones in taxis operated ...

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  • Man found shot dead, fingertips sliced off

    KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 25 — A man was killed and left to rot in his car some 500m from the house of his suspected killers, who went about their daily chores as if nothing had happened for two days....

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  • No conflict as constitution grants AG sole prosecution powers, court told

    KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 25 — The choice to prosecute or not is granted solely to the Attorney-General (AG) under the Federal Constitution and cannot be challenged in court, lawyers for the...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Only Putrajaya can decide to repatriate baby panda, minister tells Zoo Negara

    KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 25 — Zoo Negara has no control over the placement of Nuan Nuan, the offspring of panda couple Xing Xing and Liang Liang, Datuk Seri Dr Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar said today....

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  • How the pay squeeze made your pricey university degree (kind of) worthless

    KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 25 ― Despite his Bachelor’s degree in IT engineering, John Zachariah works two jobs and six days a week: he is a telecommunications engineer by day and an Uber driver by...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Kate Upton mocks Kardashians with duck face selfie

    Kate Upton upped the stakes in her feud with the Kardashians on Tuesday (23Aug16) by accusing them of having secret plastic surgery.

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  • Liverpool's Sturridge frustrated with wide role under Klopp

    (Reuters) - Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge has urged manager Juergen Klopp to deploy him in his favoured centre forward position, where he operates on "autopilot". The 26-year-old scored twice after coming on as a substitute in their 5-0 win against Burton Albion in the League Cup, but faces stiff opposition from the likes of Divock Origi and Roberto Firmino to play in the centre attacking role. Sturridge struggled to make an impact from the wing in the 2-0 defeat against Burnley last weekend, and the England international felt that he would be most effective when playing in front of goal.

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  • Rapper Namewee out on bail

    GEORGE TOWN, Aug 25 — Rapper Namewee was released on police bail at about 2.47pm today, following the police's failure to detain him further for allegedly insulting Islam. The 33-year-old from...

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  • 'World's largest' pearl emerges in Philippines

    The man found the 34-kilogramme (75-pound) pearl inside a giant clam that was snagged by his anchor as he waited out a storm at sea, according to local tourism department chief Cynthia Amurao, who is also his aunt. Not knowing it could be worth tens of millions of dollars, he kept the 30-centimetre by 60-centimetre (12-inch by 24-inch) pearl in his thatch hut on the western island of Palawan, tucked under a wooden bed as a good-luck charm, Amurao added. In July, the nephew moved to a new address and took the object to his aunt in a tricycle, asking her to hide it for him, said Amurao, the city tourism officer for Puerto Princesa, the provincial capital.

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  • 1st Look at World War II-Era Aircraft Carrier Sunk in the Pacific

    More than 60 years after a World War II-era aircraft carrier sunk to the bottom of the sea, the word "Independence" could still be made out on its surface. By exploring the wreck with robotic subs, scientists are getting their first look at this decades-old ship, which was a target during atomic bomb tests at Bikini Atoll in the Pacific in the 1940s. The exploration is already revealing secrets: Scientists operating the underwater robot discovered a fighter plane within the sunken aircraft carrier that, according to records, should not have been there.

    LiveScience.com
  • Photographer seeking $1 billion from Getty Images agency

    An accomplished photographer who lets the public use thousands of her images of America for free has sued the Getty Images photo agency for more than $1 billion, saying it's improperly selling her work ...

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  • ‘We are all Malaysians,’ Dr M says of ‘Bangsa Johor’ notion

    PUTRAJAYA, Aug 24 ― Promoting affinity to individual states over the country will divide Malaysians, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today regarding the “Bangsa Johor” notion previously raised...

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  • Syria's Kurds: An embattled US ally in a complex civil war

    BEIRUT (AP) — Syria's battle-hardened Kurds have proven their mettle against the Islamic State group, and in the process, carved out an autonomous zone across the country's north. But their advance has alarmed Turkey, and Ankara on Wednesday sent tanks across the border against IS, and demanded that the Kurds withdraw from recently seized territory.

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  • BOC official sacked for alleged payoffs

    Bureau of Customs (BOC) Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon yesterday said that Capt. Arnel Baylosis, who has been accused of receiving multi-million worth of “tara” or grease money has been relieved. “He has been relieved,” said Faeldon when asked about Baylosis, who heads the Operations Intelligence Office of the Enforcement Group (EG). But in an interview with The STAR, Baylosis denied the allegations made by Faeldon in a press conference in Malacañang last Monday.

    Philippine Star
  • Britney Spears escaped death in Hawaii

    The pop star doesn't believe Justin Bieber is such a bad boy.

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