• 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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  • ‘I’d like to beat up whoever grabbed Scarborough’

    He won’t pick a fight with China, but he would happily beat up the one who seized Panatag (Scarborough) Shoal if given the chance, President Duterte said yesterday. Addressing soldiers at Camp Capinpin in Tanay, Duterte said that while he would not insist on making China follow the ruling of the UN-backed arbitral court in The Hague favoring the Philippine position on the West Philippine Sea, he made clear it would be bloody if the Chinese make further attempts to trample on Philippine sovereignty. “Yung kumuha ng Scarborough yun ang gusto ko upakan (Whoever seized Scarborough Shoal, that’s the one I want to punch),” Duterte said.

    Philippine Star
  • Jennifer Lopez single again - report

    The singer remains friendly with Casper.

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  • Government appeals Teresa Kok’s RM350,000 win over ISA detention

    KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 25 — The federal government is challenging a court ruling ordering payment of RM350,000 in compensation to DAP MP Teresa Kok over her arrest and detention under the Internal...

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  • Bayern chairman dampens treble dreams before season start

    On the eve of the new German Bundesliga season, Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has poured cold water on their fans' dreams of winning another treble. "Of course, I know that the public is dreaming of the treble, but we also know well enough how difficult and unpredictable the Champions League is," Rummenigge wrote in the programme for Friday's season opener against Werder Bremen. "The Champions League is a marathon." Under new coach Carlo Ancelotti, Bayern will kick off the 2016/17 season against Bremen with a sell-out crowd of around 75,000 expected at the Allianz Arena as the defending champions begin their bid for a fifth straight league title.

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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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  • 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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  • Hart hopeful for a solution surrounding his City future

    (Reuters) - Joe Hart is positive that a solution will be reached surrounding his future at Manchester City, the goalkeeper has said after helping the club advance to the group stages of the Champions League. The 29-year-old made his first start this season in City's 1-0 win against Steaua Bucharest to a thunderous reception from home fans. According to British media reports, the impending arrival of Claudio Bravo from Barcelona could signal Hart's exit after a 10-year stay at City.

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  • Defence Ministry dismisses leak, says Malaysia’s submarines have different specs

    KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 25 ― Malaysia’s Scorpene submarines have different specifications from those used by India, the Defence Ministry said in allaying concerns over a secret data leak reportedly...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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.

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  • 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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  • 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...

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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
  • Germany 'mulling pullout from Turkish airbase'

    Germany's military is preparing to pull out from a Turkish airbase as a row between the two NATO partners escalates, Der Spiegel magazine reported Thursday. Germany in December agreed to send Tornado surveillance jets and tanker aircraft to the Incirlik base in southern Turkey to aid the multinational coalition fighting the jihadist Islamic State group and currently has about 240 soldiers stationed there.

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  • Jimmy Feigen, last of four Lochte 'robbery' swimmers, releases statement

    Jimmy Feigen, the fourth of four swimmers involved in the Ryan Lochte robbery-that-wasn’t-really-a-robbery-but-still-was-a-Brazilian-shakedown that overshadowed the entire second week of the Olympics, has released his own statement on the night in question. Feigen’s account of the evening is generally the same as those presented by fellow swimmers Jack Conger and Gunnar Bentz.  “We pulled over to a gas station to use the bathroom but the door was locked,” Feigen said in the statement. “On our way back to the cab, Ryan Lochte pulled a poster in a metal frame off a wall,” Feigen said.

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  • Ku Nan: Anina scared of losing suits against Umno

    KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 25 — Umno secretary-general Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor accused ex-Umno member Anina Saadudin today of withdrawing her lawsuits against the party leaders out of fear...

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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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