• Football: Klopp at Liverpool would boost Bundesliga, says Lehmann

    Former Arsenal goalkeeper Jens Lehmann believes it would be an endorsement for both the Bundesliga and German coaches if Jurgen Klopp is appointed as Liverpool's new manager. The 48-year-old ex-Borussia Dortmund boss is the hot favourite to replace Brendan Rodgers, who was sacked as Liverpool manager on Sunday. Klopp enjoys an excellent reputation across Europe after winning the 2011 and 2012 Bundesliga titles with Dortmund, whom he also steered to the 2013 Champions League final.

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  • Police found body of a girl, believed to be one of the missing seven

    GUA MUSANG: Police have recovered the body of a girl, believed to be one of the seven missing Orang Asli schoolchildren from Pos Tohoi, in the jungles near the village. State police chief Datuk Mazlan Lazim said the decomposed body of the girl, believed to be aged between 7 and 9, was found by a villager on a tree branch about 7pm. Police have recovered the body of a girl in the Sungai Perias area, about 500m from SK Tohoi.

    New Straits Times
  • China tourists killed, scores injured in lorry-bus collision in Johor

    YONG PENG: Three Chinese tourists were killed and 11 others were seriously injured in an accident involving two buses and a lorry at Km 94.1 of the North-South expressway in Yong Peng at 5.15pm today. Batu Pahat district police chief Assistant Commissioner Din Ahmad said the dead were three women in their 20s, who were killed instantly in the crash. "The lorry crashed into the right side of the first bus, and later it crashed into the front part of the second bus," said Din.

    New Straits Times
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.

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  • 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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  • 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.

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  • 'X-Files' makes its TV comeback, after 13-year absence

    The truth is out there, fans of "The X-Files" always knew -- and now agents Mulder and Scully are back to digging it out after a 13-year hiatus from the small screen. The cult US show made its long-awaited return this week at the MIPCOM TV market held annually in the French Riviera town of Cannes, with the screening of the first episode of the new, six-part miniseries. "X-Files" creator Chris Carter presented the screening and said the series' conceits have expanded beyond the investigation of extraterrestrial and paranormal activity to include the very current themes of America under videosurveillance, citizens being spied upon and an overweening government.

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  • The Latest: Russian warships in Caspian Sea targeting IS

    The latest developments after Syrian troops, emboldened by Russian airstrikes, launch a ground offensive against insurgents (all times local). __ 2:40 p.m. Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu says Russia ...

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  • FIFA tribunal to decide Blatter's fate

    Scandal-tainted FIFA's ethics watchdog was locked in talks on Wednesday to decide the fate of world football president Sepp Blatter as attacks on the veteran sports baron mounted. The ethics committee tribunal was also to decide whether to take action against UEFA leader Michael Platini and former FIFA vice president Chung Mong-Joon, both candidates to take over from Blatter. Chung hit out at Blatter on Wednesday, calling him "a hypocrite and a liar" and threatening a legal case for embezzlement of FIFA funds.

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  • 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
  • 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
  • Malaysian banks race to pin down fleeing deposits

    By Yantoultra Ngui and Patturaja Murugaboopathy KUALA LUMPUR/BENGALURU, Oct 7 (Reuters) - Bank deposits in Malaysia are growing at their slowest pace in more than a decade as retail funds flee to higher-yielding avenues, weakening banks' buffers against any unforeseen funding needs at a time when the economy is losing steam. Total deposits at commercial banks rose 4.8 percent in July, the least since September 2002, according to the latest central bank data. Growth is expected to slacken further, with banks offering unattractive interest rates of 3.1 to 4.0 percent per annum.

  • Turkey PM says 'only two' Russia strikes aimed at IS

    Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu Wednesday said only two Russian air strikes in Syria had targeted Islamic State jihadists and warned that Ankara would not make any concessions about the security of its borders. Davutoglu said only two out of 57 bombardments had targeted IS fighters with all the others targeting moderate rebels backed by Turkey and the United States. "If there's going to be a fight against Daesh, let's do it together," he said, using the Arabic name for the group.

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

    By Reiji Murai TOKYO (Reuters) - Sony Corp's chief executive flagged next year as a make-or-break year for its struggling smartphones, saying it could consider other options for the unit if it failed to turn profitable. After years of losses, Chief Executive Kazuo Hirai has engineered a successful restructuring drive at Sony, with recent results showing improvement thanks to cost cuts, an exit from weak businesses such as PCs, as well as strong sales of image sensors and videogames. "We will continue with the business as long as we are on track with the scenario of breaking even next year onwards," Hirai told a group of reporters on Wednesday.

  • All Blacks salute Nonu - Carter's 'eyes and ears'

    Blockbusting centre Ma'a Nonu becomes the All Blacks' sixth centurion on Friday but without his hero and inspiration Richie McCaw alongside him. McCaw has been sidelined from their final Pool C match against Tonga in Newcastle after taking a knock to the thigh which coach Steve Hansen downplayed as nothing serious. "We're OK with it and the people who are anxious about it don't need to be anxious," he said, adding McCaw could have played but with the All Blacks already through to the quarter-finals there was no need to risk him.

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  • 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.