• Hidden hands may be interfering in 1MDB probe, says Muhyiddin

    Former deputy prime minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin is concerned that there are hidden hands obstructing investigations into debt-ridden state investor 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB), he said in a statement tonight. The Umno deputy president said that developments into the probe have so far been disappointing, noting that at one time,...

    The Malaysian Insider
  • Cracked Chinese glass bridge alarms tourists

    Thrill-seeking tourists in China got more than they bargained for when cracks appeared in a glass-bottomed walkway suspended 1,080 meters (3,540 foot) over a canyon, reports said. "When I was almost at the end (of the walkway), there was a sudden loud bang and a tremor beneath my feet," the state-run China Net cited one woman as saying on Tuesday.

    AFP News
  • Najib’s lawyer says waiting for ‘official reply’ despite Liong Sik’s public challenge

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 7 — Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s lawyer said today that he will wait for an “official reply” from Tun Dr Ling Liong Sik by Monday to a letter demanding an apology over allegedly...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • ‘Red Shirt’ leader threatens to teach DAP man a lesson over alleged racial slur

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 7 — #Merah169 leader Datuk Jamal Md Yunos today threatened to teach DAP’s Anthony Loke a “lesson” for allegedly calling the Malays “celaka” during the eviction of a village at...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Malacca police to haul up Ali Tinju over rally threat

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 7 — Malacca police will question Mohd Ali Baharom, popularly known as Ali Tinju, for allegedly spreading public fear with his warning that Malacca Raya will be unsafe during a...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Madcap Klopp to bring dash of daring to Liverpool

    With his zany demeanour, all-action football philosophy, manic touchline antics and flair for wry soundbites, Liverpool manager-elect Jurgen Klopp has been tipped to take English football by storm. The 48-year-old German, who is expected to be appointed as Brendan Rodgers's successor this week, will inherit a task similar to the one that faced him at Borussia Dortmund in 2008, that of restoring a sleeping giant to former glories and upsetting the established hierarchy. "What we call in German 'English football' -- a rainy day, heavy pitch, finishing 5-5, everybody is dirty in the face and goes home and cannot play for weeks after." Klopp might not find exactly that on the immaculate playing surfaces of the English top flight, but his blend of charisma and candour seem certain to strike a chord with Liverpool fans, not to mention his sense of humour.

    AFP News
  • Model sues Bill Cosby over alleged 2008 sexual assault

    A model who has accused Bill Cosby of drugging her at the Playboy Mansion in 2008 sued the comedian on Tuesday for sexual assault. Chloe Goins' lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles seeks ...

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  • Footage shows Indonesia fires as pressure mounts in Singapore

    New aerial footage released Wednesday showed smoke billowing from Indonesian forest fires as smog-choked Singapore's biggest supermarket chain announced a ban on products from a paper company accused over the haze shrouding Southeast Asia. Fires illegally started to clear land for plantations on Indonesia's Sumatra island and the Indonesian part of Borneo have for weeks been producing thick haze that has cloaked Singapore and Malaysia, prompting the cancellation of outdoor events and school closures. The smog-belching blazes are an annual occurrence during the dry season, but scientists have warned this year's could be the worst on record due to an El Nino weather system that has created tinder-dry conditions in Indonesia and increased the risk of fires.

    AFP News
  • Hong Kong panda Ying Ying loses cub

    Hong Kong panda Ying Ying has lost the long-awaited cub she was expecting, vets said Wednesday. It would have been the first ever giant panda born in the city. After years of trying, 10-year-old Ying Ying began to show signs of pregnancy in July and was due to give birth this week.

    AFP News
  • Fact Sheet: 2016 Mazda MX-5

    2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata Club BASE PRICE: $24,915 for Sport manual; $26,395 for Sport automatic; $28,600 for Club manual. PRICE AS TESTED: $32,820. TYPE: Front-midship engine, rear-wheel drive, two-passenger ...

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  • Actress’s mum charged with giving false evidence over marital status

    KUALA LUMPUR: The mother of local actress Ummi Nazeera was charged in the magistrate’s court here today with giving false evidence pertaining to her marital status, almost two years ago. Datuk Maziah Musa, 51, was charged with committing the offence on Nov 25, 2013, at 11.43am when she was a prosecution witness at a criminal trial, in another magistrate’s court. It was alleged that Maziah, during cross examination at the trial, had given testimony that she was not remarried to her ex-husband Datuk Zainulabadin Mat Akhir or any other individual, that she knew to be false.

    New Straits Times
  • Pua: Can’t trust PAS again even if it changes

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 7— PAS cannot be trusted to remain loyal to its partners even if the Islamist party ends hostilities with its former allies and joins Pakatan Harapan, DAP’s Tony Pua claimed...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Erdogan irate as Putin tears up Turkey's Syria blueprint

    The Russian air campaign in Syria has thrown an immense obstacle in the way of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's vision for the future of the country, enraging the Turkish leader and leaving Ankara increasingly sidelined. Russia's air strikes are aimed at propping up the regime of President Bashar al-Assad, the very ruler who Turkey has for years insisted must be ousted if there is to be any solution to the Syrian crisis. Further increasing the tensions, Russian warplanes have twice violated the air space of NATO member Turkey over the Syrian border in the last days.

    AFP News
  • Saudi billionaire prince doubles ownership of Twitter stock

    Saudi billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal and his investment company have doubled their ownership of Twitter's publicly traded shares in the past six weeks. A joint statement released Wednesday by the ...

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  • Sandra Bullock: It’s a miracle I wasn’t jailed

    Sandra Bullock has hinted that her college years were wild.

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  • Sony may consider options for smartphone unit if no profit next year

    Sony Corp Chief Executive Kazuo Hirai said on Wednesday the company would consider options for its smartphone unit if it failed to turn a profit in the next business year. The company in July lowered its forecast for its mobile communications unit to an operating loss of 60 billion yen in the current fiscal year from an earlier estimate of a 39 billion yen loss.

  • Victoria Beckham: David and I are solid

    Victoria Beckham never listens to rumours about her personal life.

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  • Umno-controlled media downplay Malay rulers’ statement on 1MDB

    The mainstream media controlled by Umno played down the statement by the Malay rulers urging the government to complete investigations into debt-ridden state investor 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) and to act against those implicated. Pro-Umno bloggers were also quiet, while ministers and current leaders in the party also appeared silent...

    The Malaysian Insider
  • Extinct Tree-Climbing Human Walked with a Swagger

    A recently unearthed extinct human species — perhaps the most primitive ever discovered — had hands and feet adapted for a life both on the ground and in the trees, researchers say. Although modern humans are the only human species alive today, other human species once walked the Earth. The most recently discovered human species, Homo naledi, had a brain about the size of an orange, but it nevertheless possessed enough of a mind to perform ritual burials of its dead.

  • “I wish I was at his side when he died”

    BUTTERWORTH: Tears flowed freely when Tabung Haji chairman Datuk Seri Abdul Azeez Abdul Rahim visited the next-of-kin of a haj pilgrim who died in Mecca recently.Salmiah Mohd Shahar, 57, sobbed uncontrollably when Azeez and Penang Tabung Haji employees embraced her in a visit to her home in Simpang Ampat, here today.Salmiah’s husband, Aziz Yeop Chulan, 84, died of a heart attack after being admitted at the Tabung Haji Hospital in Arafat, Mecca on Sep 23 at 2.30pm local time.Aziz was accompanied by his eldest son in the pilgrimage, Ahmad Azizi, 56. ...

    New Straits Times