• New Zealand's Christchurch rocked by 5.7 magnitude quake, cliffs collapse into sea

    A strong 5.7 magnitude earthquake struck near Christchurch in New Zealand on Sunday, causing cliffs to collapse into the sea but no major damage to the city, which was devastated by a 2011 quake which killed nearly 200 people. The epicentre of Sunday's quake on New Zealand's south island was 15 kms (9 miles) east of Christchurch and at a shallow depth of 15 km (9 miles), said the country's seismological body Geonet. Police said there were no reports of major damage or serious injuries, but people were evacuated from several buildings and there were reports of some liquefaction.

    Reuters
  • MH370 never crashed, say Chinese families

    The lack of evidence as well as the ineptitude of the Malaysian authorities indicate Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 ‎never crashed, say the kin of Chinese passengers on board the missing Boeing 777. They said the surface search from March 8, 2014 to April 28, 2014 and underwater search from October 6, 2014 up until now, have not un‎earthed...

    The Malaysian Insider
  • Replace foreign workers if you don’t want them here, Zahid tells Malaysian youths

    KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 14 — Deputy prime minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi today challenged Malaysian youths to get involved in various fields like agriculture and manual labour if they were...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Ex-NBA player banned in Philippines for cursing commissioner

    The Philippines' professional basketball league has banned former NBA player Ivan Johnson for life after he cursed at its commissioner during a game, a spokesman said Sunday. Johnson, who plays with local team Talk 'N Text Tropang Texters, was banned mid-game after he used "the F-word" in an argument with Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) commissioner Chito Narvasa, said PBA media officer Willie Marcial.

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  • Nasi Kandar, favourites no longer affordable

    GEORGE TOWN, Feb 14 — Nasi kandar, a favourite for those wanting a filling meal at reasonable prices, is increasingly out of reach of the average wage-earner. A lunch plate of RM4.60 last year...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Swansea suffer first defeat under Guidolin

    Swansea suffered their first loss under new coach Francesco Guidolin to stay mired in relegation trouble after a tepid display against Southampton at the Liberty Stadium on Saturday. The first half was devoid of excitement and the second was equally dull until the visitors took the lead when Shane Long turned in James Ward-Prowse's cross with 20 minutes left. Swansea had a loud appeal for a penalty turned down when Alberto Paloschi tumbled in the area.

    Reuters
  • China foreign minister urges U.S. caution on missile system

    The United States needs to proceed with caution on possible deployment of an advanced U.S. missile defence system following North Korea's recent rocket launch and not use this as an excuse to affect China's security, the Chinese foreign minister said. Speaking to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry in Munich, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi expressed Beijing's opposition to the deployment of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defence (THAAD) system, China's Foreign Ministry said late on Friday.

    Reuters
  • PAS Youth: Valentine’s Day against Islam

    KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 14 — Muslim youths should not celebrate Valentine’s Day as it is against the teachings of Islam, PAS Youth chief Nik Mohamad Abduh Nik Abdul Aziz said today. Pointing out that...

    The Malay Mail Online 58 mins ago
  • London housing crisis coming to a crunch

    Latest figures show the average London house price was £514,097 ($740,400, 678,500 euros) in December, up 12.4 percent in 12 months, compared to a 6.4-percent increase to £188,270 across England and Wales. Many "generation rent" young professionals, whose parents bought comfortable homes in their early 20s, have given up on their dream of ever affording a property in London. At University College London, more than 150 students have gone on a rent strike.

    AFP News
  • We’re like slaves to our tauke, say Kuala Selangor fishing folk

    Trapped in a never-ending cycle of debt and servitude, the fisher folk of Jeram, Kuala Selangor, tell how they are ensnared to the middlemen who own their boats and their catch. The government, they claimed, has turned a deaf ear to their applications for aid and equipment, forcing them to rely on these boat owners who take a substantial cut...

    The Malaysian Insider
  • Bad press, foreign probes into 1MDB originate from here, says Annuar

    All the negative press on the country and probes by Switzerland, Hong Kong and Singapore authorities into state investor 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) originated from Malaysia, Umno’s new information chief said, according to a report in The Sunday Star. “It is not coming from overseas,” Tan Sri Annuar Musa said, when asked about Malaysia’s...

    The Malaysian Insider
  • Delta Air Lines is giving its employees a $1.5 billion reward

    REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton Delta Air Lines announced on Friday … Continued The post Delta Air Lines is giving its employees a $1.5 billion reward appeared first on Business Insider.

    Business Insider
  • Football: I'd only return to Liverpool, says Suarez

    Barcelona striker Luis Suarez would only return to the English Premier League if it was to rejoin former club Liverpool, he revealed in a British newspaper interview published on Saturday. "I'd prefer to stay here (Barcelona) for many more years," he told the Daily Mail. The Uruguayan quickly struck up an understanding with Lionel Messi and Neymar at the Camp Nou and their goals fired Barca to a treble of La Liga, Copa del Rey and Champions League titles in his first season.

    AFP News
  • Liv Tyler pushes back wedding plans for pregnancy

    Liv Tyler is more concerned about her unborn child than tying the knot with fiance Dave Gardner.

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  • OpenSignal: Singapore has the fastest LTE speed; Singtel and StarHub the two fastest LTE operators in the world

    Wireless coverage mapping company OpenSignal has released its latest State of LTE report, and in it, the London-headquartered company has ranked Singapore as the fastest country with LTE, with a download speed of 37Mbps. This is possible as Singapore had the fastest networks, with local telcos Singtel and StarHub being ranked the two fastest LTE operators in the world during the sampled period, which was between October and December last year.

    HardwareZone
  • Husam appeals to rulers to engage anti-graft agency on probe into 1MDB

    Former PAS vice-president Datuk Husam Musa has appealed to the Council of Rulers to save the country from corrupt leaders by requesting the national anti-graft agency to present to the council their probe into 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB). He suggested that they formed a panel to decide if there was a prima facie case as a result of the...

    The Malaysian Insider
  • Roses are red, elbows are blue: Japanese women fight for their Valentines

    Elbowing each other in the stampede to buy Valentine's Day chocolate for the men in their lives, Japanese women brought stores to a standstill Saturday. In Japan, the menfolk do sweet nothing on February 14 while the women do battle in heaving aisles, loading up on confectionery treats for the object of their desire. "My feet hurt, my arms hurt, and my head hurts!" winced Kana Shimizu, clutching two dainty bags of Belgian chocolate that cost more than 10,000 yen ($90) at a plush store in Tokyo's Ginza district.

    AFP News
  • Minnesota's LaVine wins thrilling NBA All-Star Slam Dunk contest

    Minnesota Timberwolves forward Zach LaVine earned a second straight NBA All-Star Slam Dunk title in Toronto in a scintillating showdown with Orlando's Aaron Gordon. LaVine, fresh from earning Most Valuable Player honors in Friday's Rising Stars Challenge exhibition game, earned his fifth maximum score of 50 on the night with a through the legs dunk from just within the free-throw line to seal the win. "We should share the trophy, because (Gordon) did some stuff I've never seen before," LaVine said.

    AFP News
  • Oil prices recover sharply

    Oil markets surged Friday as traders hunted for bargains after a turbulent week, analysts said. Crude futures in New York trading were up more than 10 percent around 1730 GMT, a day after US prices tanked ...

    AFP
  • No 1MDB land deal in Penang, says Guan Eng

    The state will not allow any land transfer deal involving 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB), The Sunday Star reports Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng as saying. Lim said it was up to the federal government and housing developers to bid for the 94.7ha land in Air Itam but warned that the state would not approve any land transfer involving the...

    The Malaysian Insider