• Jim Carrey breaks down at ex-girlfriends funeral in Ireland

    Jim Carrey helped carry his ex-girlfriend’s coffin during her funeral on Saturday (10Oct15)

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  • Heavy hitters back late Philippine dictator's son for vice president

    Backed by powerful but graft-tainted politicians, the son of the late Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos vowed to fight corruption Saturday as he launched his election bid for the vice presidency. About 2,000 red-clad supporters cheered and chanted his name as Ferdinand Marcos Jr took to the stage in the mid-afternoon Manila heat on his first campaign rally ahead of the May 2016 vote. "There are corrupt Filipinos... within and outside the government who are killing our economy and keeping us poor," Senator Marcos, 58, said.

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  • Dr M says will never lodge police report against Najib

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 10 — Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today that he would not lodge a police report against Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak despite constantly calling for his successor’s...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Orang Asli children hid under roots for fear of being discovered

    KOTA BARU: The missing Orang Asli children were strongly believed to have moved in a group and hid under the roots of a big tree hanging on the riverbank of Sungai Perias for fear of being found by the SAR team, to the extent of dying from dehydration. This is the startling revelation made by Kelantan police chief Datuk Mazlan Lazim. Mazlan said the two survivors, Mirsudiar Alui, 11, and Norieen Yaakob, 10, who are currently receiving treatment at the Raja Perempuan Zainab II Hospital (HRPZII), were also suffering from emotional instability.

    New Straits Times
  • Bieber’s dad congratulates him after nude pictures

    Justin Bieber’s father Jeremy congratulated his son on the size of his manhood after nude pictures emerged of the singer on holiday.

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  • Hollywood star Randy Quaid arrested trying to enter US

    American actor Randy Quaid and his wife have been arrested trying to cross into the United States from Canada, police said Saturday, the latest twist in a bizarre long-running saga. The actor -- who starred in "Brokeback Mountain" and "Independence Day" -- and his wife Evi claimed asylum in Canada in 2010 saying they were in fear of their lives to escape a group they dubbed the "Hollywood Star Whackers." They claimed it was a shadowy outfit of villains bent on killing American celebrities. Border officials say the couple are fugitives from justice in the United States over alleged illegal squatting in a US home that they used to own.

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  • Malaysia's central bank says fund broke forex rules

    Malaysia's central bank says state investment fund 1MDB violated foreign exchange rules and must repatriate a total of $1.83 billion that it used abroad. The central bank said Friday that 1MDB obtained ...

    Associated Press
  • Daughter's dash to welcome home dad brings smiles to Army

    FORT CARSON, Colo. (AP) — Top brass at a Colorado Army post are all smiles after a 2-year-old girl interrupted a general's speech to dash across the room and hug her dad, who had just come home from a nine-month deployment.

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  • Secret Service agent who saved Reagan after shooting dies

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Secret Service agent credited with saving President Ronald Reagan's life on the day he was shot outside a Washington hotel has died.

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  • 1MDB’s Arul confirms Sarawak Report expose, but explains miscommunication

    1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) boss Arul Kanda Kandasamy today confirmed that Sarawak Report's latest expose had been based on authentic minutes of the troubled firm's board meetings, but denied the website's claim that he was a liar over cash that was redeemed from an overseas investment. Instead, the firm's president and group executive...

    The Malaysian Insider
  • Thousands demonstrate in Berlin against EU-US free trade deal

    Hundreds of thousands of people rallied Saturday in the German capital against the massive free-trade accord being negotiated by the European Union and the United States. Police said around 100,000 participated in the protest against the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) under negotiation between Washington and Brussels, as well as a similar deal with Canada. "Never before have we seen so many people take to the streets for this issue," the German trade union confederation DGB, which helped organise the protest, said on Saturday.

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  • Crash victim Sainz intent to race, Vettel wants answers

    Carlos Sainz says he feels sore but still wants to take part in Sunday’s Russian Grand Prix after escaping unhurt from a massive high-speed crash during Saturday’s final practice. As Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel led calls for an explanation of the accident and the barriers' failure to prevent Sainz ramming his car beneath them in the collision, the Spanish driver sat up in his hospital bed and told his compatriots he was unhurt.

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  • Public confidence hit after A-G ignored Bank Negara’s call to act against 1MDB, says DAP

    Public and investor confidence has taken another hit after Bank Negara’s revelation that it had recommended the attorney-general initiate criminal prosecution of troubled state investment firm 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), says DAP. Party secretary-general Lim Guan Eng said it now appeared that the central bank and the...

    The Malaysian Insider
  • China vows to continue building on disputed islands, reefs

    China on Saturday vowed to continue building in disputed reefs of the South China Sea, as state media said construction had finished on two lighthouses on reefs claimed by other countries. Beijing has been bolstering its claim to almost all the South China Sea by rapidly building large artificial structures resembling islands, straining ties with neighbours. The lighthouses on Cuateron Reef and Johnson South Reef in the Spratly islands have been officially opened, the state-run Xinhua news agency said late Friday.

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  • N. Korea ready for US war, leader tells lavish military parade

    North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un said he was ready for war with the United States as the nuclear-armed nation celebrated its ruling party's 70th birthday Saturday with a spectacular, mass military parade. Tens of thousands of troops, followed by waves of tanks, armoured vehicles and ballistic missiles, goose-stepped their way through Pyongyang's Kim Il-Sung Square in one of the largest ceremonial displays of military muscle the country had ever organised. The cheers were echoed by tens of thousands of flag and flower-waving participants gathered in the square named after Kim's grandfather, over which a large banner slung from a gas-filled balloon read: "Long live the invincible Workers' Party of Korea." North Korean threats to wipe out the US and neighbouring South Korea are common-place, but this was a particularly pointed message of defiance, given in the most public of forums before the cameras of the invited international media.

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  • Taylor Swift and Calvin Harris ‘on a break’

    Taylor Swift was “incandescent with rage” after pictures emerged of boyfriend Calvin Harris leaving a seedy massage parlour, it has been claimed.

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  • Cops to cabbies: Stop ‘arresting’ Uber drivers

    Taxi drivers can't simply go around wantonly arresting Uber and GrabCar drivers. "As a taxi driver, you can't simply make a citizen's arrest. You as a taxi driver, you don't have the power to arrest people," said Low when contacted by the New Straits Times.

    New Straits Times
  • Ice Age Mammoth Bones Discovered on Michigan Farm

    Two Michigan farmers made an unexpected discovery in a wheat field last week: the ice-age bones of a mammoth that was likely slaughtered by ancient humans. An excavation and analysis of the bones suggest they come from an adult male mammoth that had an unlucky end. "We think that humans were here and may have butchered and stashed the meat [in a pond] so that they could come back later for it," Daniel Fisher, a University of Michigan paleontologist who led the excavation, said in a statement.

  • Amir Khan says '75 percent chance' of Pacquiao fight

    Amir Khan said on Saturday he believes that there is a "75 percent" chance a big money fight with Manny Pacquiao will go ahead. The British boxer, speaking at the AIBA World Boxing Championships in Doha, Qatar, confirmed that his management team are in talks with the Filipino boxing legend and was confident he would finally land a fight he has been chasing for some time. "I think this could happen." Earlier, at a "media roundtable" held next to one of the world championships' boxing rings, Khan said his management team "were taking care of everything" regarding negotiations with Pacquiao.

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  • Japan hits out as UNESCO archives Nanjing massacre documents

    Japan on Saturday lashed out at UNESCO's decision to inscribe documents related to the Nanjing massacre in its Memory of the World register, describing it as "extremely regrettable" and calling for the process to be reformed. On Friday the UN cultural and scientific body agreed to 47 new inscriptions, including a request by Beijing to mark documents recording the mass murder and rape committed by Japanese troops after the fall of the Chinese city of Nanjing in 1937. The massacre, often referred to as the "Rape of Nanjing", is an exceptionally sensitive issue in the often-tense relations between Japan and China, with Beijing charging that Tokyo has failed to atone for the atrocity.

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