• Tan Cheng Bock's daughter slams REACH over post on cancelled EP forum

    Prospective presidential candidate Tan Cheng Bock’s daughter has slammed government feedback unit REACH after a public forum on the Elected Presidency (EP) was scrapped recently. The dispute arose over whether Tan, 76, had indeed registered for a forum with Home Affairs and Law Minister K. Shangmugam that was to be held on Thursday (29 September). In a Facebook post on Thursday evening, Tan lamented the cancellation of the forum as he had registered his attendance last week and had been looking forward to hearing Shanmugam speak.

    Nicholas Yong
  • Rafael Nadal stops tennis match as mother searches for lost child in crowd

    There’s something about this that makes you just tear up. Maybe it’s the parent in you (if you are a parent) or maybe, in a time when the world seems to be at its own throat, you witness a moment when everyone is on the same side.

    Busted Racquet
  • Philippines' Duterte draws Hitler parallel

    Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday drew a parallel between his deadly crime war and Hitler's massacre of Jews, saying he was "happy to slaughter" millions of drug addicts. Duterte also attacked the United States and the European Union for "hypocrisy" in criticising his anti-drug crackdown, in which more than 3,000 people have been killed since he took office three months ago. "Hitler massacred three million Jews.

    AFP News
  • KL murder-suicide case: Couple had two other children who died

    KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 30 — As police uncover more clues surrounding the grisly deaths of two children and their father in Kepong on Monday, investigations found the family had previously lost two...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Mourinho bemoans United's 'poisoned' October fixtures

    Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has described next month's fixture list as a "poisoned gift" following Thursday's Europa League 1-0 win over Zorya Luhansk. "Well, we could play Liverpool on the Saturday, we could play Liverpool on the Sunday.

    Reuters
  • Deutsche Bank withdrawals report hits US markets

    A report that a handful of hedge funds have withdrawn money and cut their positions at Deutsche Bank on worries about its financial condition sent Wall Street stocks tumbling Thursday. About 10 hedge funds ...

    AFP
  • The Latest: Trump says he saved Machado's job

    The Latest on the U.S. presidential election (all times EDT): 8:33 p.m. Donald Trump says he saved former Miss Universe Alicia Machado's job by shaming her into losing weight. Trump told Fox News host ...

    Associated Press
  • Justin Theroux: 'My wife was bullied into making baby news denial statement'

    The actor applauded the way Jennifer Aniston tackled news she was expecting his child.

    Cover Media
  • China's richest man serves up global badminton deal

    By Matthew Miller BEIJING (Reuters) - China's Dalian Wanda Group, controlled by the country's richest man Wang Jianlin, has signed an eight-year exclusive partnership with badminton's international governing body, the latest high-level deal by Wanda to expand its global sports footprint. Wanda signed the deal through its subsidiary, Swiss-based sports marketing firm Infront Sports & Media, securing the exclusive sponsorship and media rights of major events of the Badminton World Federation (BWF). "Wanda will continue to develop our sports business," said Wang, chairman of the property and entertainment conglomerate, at a signing ceremony on Friday.

    Reuters
  • Thailand confirms two cases of Zika-linked microcephaly, first in region

    By Aukkarapon Niyomyat BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand confirmed on Friday that the Zika virus had caused two cases of microcephaly, a condition that results in babies being born with small heads, the first time it has been linked to Zika in Southeast Asia. The confirmation came a day after U.S. health officials recommended that pregnant women postpone nonessential travel to 11 Southeast Asian countries, including Thailand, because of the risk of mosquito-borne Zika. "We have found two cases of small heads linked to Zika, the first cases in Thailand," Prasert Thongcharoen, an adviser to the Department of Disease Control, told reporters in Bangkok.

    Reuters 32 mins ago
  • Oil prices down on doubts over OPEC deal

    Oil prices tumbled in Asia Friday as doubts emerged over the long-term success of a surprise OPEC agreement to cut output and stabilise the oversupplied market. "There are concerns about the execution of OPEC's new production targets and many actually feel that the headlines are more bullish than the reality of the situation," IG Markets analyst Chris Weston said in a note. Other analysts also doubted whether cooperation between Saudi Arabia and bitter rival Iran, which is crucial to the deal, would hold.

    AFP News 53 mins ago
  • MAIWP booted from Sabah church’s case, told has no rights over non-Muslims

    PUTRAJAYA, Sept 30 ― The Court of Appeal today barred an Islamic body’s bid to intervene in a Sabah church’s lawsuit, saying the Attorney-General’s involvement was sufficient to safeguard...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Japan's new passenger plane completes US flight

    Japan's problem-plagued new passenger jet on Thursday completed a flight to the United States for testing, its maker said, after aborting two earlier attempts. The Mitsubishi Regional Jet (MRJ) touched down at Grant County international airport in Washington state after flying from Anchorage. The first domestically made passenger jet, which left Nagoya airport on Monday, also stopped in Japan's northernmost Hokkaido, Russia and Alaska for fuelling.

    AFP News
  • Rob Kardashian admits his first crush was on sister Kim

    The reality star made the embarrassing confession on his E! show Rob and Chyna.

    Cover Media
  • After fatal train crash, investigators seek answers

    Federal investigators are sifting through the wreckage of a train crash in New Jersey to determine what happened before it barreled through a station and crashed into a barrier, causing a young mother ...

    Associated Press
  • Guan Eng corruption trial pushed to December

    GEORGE TOWN, Sept 30 ― The Penang High Court has set December 6 for the case management of Lim Guan Eng's two corruption charges after improper documents prevented the start today, said his lead...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Don’t laugh, but your poo could actually be making you fat - here’s why

    People who have fewer strains of gut microbes seem to be fatter, the King’s College London researchers found. Dr Michelle Beaumont of King’s said: ‘This study has shown a clear link between bacterial diversity in faeces and markers of obesity and cardiovascular risk, particularly for visceral fat. King’s College London researchers looked at stool samples from 1,313British twins as part of their annual sampling to extract DNA information about faecal microbes.

    Rob Waugh's Yahoo Blog
  • Najib’s lawyer says PM has right to sue in personal capacity

    KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 29 ― Datuk Seri Najib Razak can still initiate civil suits in his personal capacity despite holding office as prime minister, his lawyer Datuk Hafarizam Harun said today....

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Singapore Pools and Singapore Turf Club can offer online betting in next two months

    Singapore Pools (Pools) and Singapore Turf Club (STC) are allowed to offer online betting services for their current products, the Ministry of Home Affairs said on Thursday (29 September).

    Yahoo Singapore
  • Next PM will be chosen by 4th-generation ministers: Lee Hsien Loong

    Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said his successor will be chosen via consensus by the younger ministers. “They have to decide, because they have to support him, and help to make the system, make the team work,” said Lee, who was speaking during a dialogue session at the Nikkei International Conference in Tokyo on Thursday (29 September). The topic of leadership succession came to the fore again,following a recent poll commissioned by Yahoo Singapore, which showed Deputy Prime Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam as the top choice among Singaporeans to succeed Lee as prime minister.

    Nicholas Yong