• Tokyo stocks slip by break amid China fears

    Tokyo stocks slipped 0.10 percent Tuesday morning, following US markets lower as investors kept a wary eye on China after weak manufacturing data reignited concerns about the world's number two economy. The Nikkei 225 index at the Tokyo Stock Exchange fell 21.17 points to 20,526.94 by the break, while the broader Topix of all first-section shares edged down 0.04 percent, or 0.71 points, to 1,658.89. "The decline in US shares overnight was behind today's selling sentiment here," said Toshikazu Horiuchi, a broker at IwaiCosmo Securities.

    AFP
  • Kylie Jenner Dons Bikini, Poses Hard

    Kylie Jenner has posted yet another picture of herself looking hot in a bikini. The body confident Kardashian – who is about to turn 18 – posted the anything but subtle snap while getting ready for a ‘pool day’ with her sister Kourtney. On the same day, Kylie moved over to SnapChat to post another photo in which she reckons she’s not wearing any make-up – but still looks amazing, so that’s fine.

    glitzanddirt
  • Watch: Virgin Atlantic Plane Overtaken By ‘UFO’ Over Skies Of New York

    This is the spooky moment a jumbo jet taking off from New York was seemingly overtaken in the air by a UFO. The incredible footage shows the Virgin Atlantic plane flying from JFK airport before a mystery object is seen in the distance flying quickly past it.

    andyjwells
  • Ambiga: Who donated RM2.6b to Najib?

    Prominent lawyer Datuk Ambiga Sreenevasan urged Malaysia’s graftbusters today to reveal the source of the RM2.6 billion that they claimed had been deposited by “donors” into Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s personal bank accounts. According to Ambiga, if the donations had come from a foreign source, it would likely be in breach of several laws, including those covering money laundering. In my view, the statement by MACC still causes me concern as it means whoever donated such large sums is likely to expect benefit,” said the former Bar Council president, using the acronym for the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission.

    The Malay Mail Online
  • GrabTaxi CTO leaves after just one year

    Wei Zhu, CTO at taxi aggregator startup GrabTaxi, has left the company, according to a post on his Facebook page. According to Zhu, he has been with the company for about a year, but GrabTaxi announced his hiring last April together with the establishment of its new research & development center in Singapore. Its engineers are in Singapore, Beijing, and Ho Chi Minh City.

    Tech in Asia
  • Fire sale on stuff that burns: Oil, natural gas, coal down

    Prices for coal, natural gas, oil and the fuels made from crude such as gasoline and diesel are all far less expensive than they have been in recent years. Countries that import energy, such as the U.S., China, Japan and those in the European Union, are getting an economic boost. Exporters, such as Russia, Saudi Arabia and Venezuela are facing lower income and budget shortfalls.

    Associated Press 28 mins ago
  • Probe RM2.6b donation in PM’s account for money laundering, Bank Negara urged

    An anti-corruption group urged Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) today to launch an investigation into the RM2.6 billion contribution from donors in Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s account, saying the purported donation could be a form of money laundering. The Centre to Combat Corruption and Cronyism (C4) director Cynthia Gabriel also said the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) should divulge more information on the source of the funds, which the commission had earlier confirmed was from “donors” and not from 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) as previously claimed. “The Anti-Money Laundering Act needs to be invoked immediately to examine if it was laundered money and illicit money that was transferred in the prime minister’s account.

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Meet The ‘Real-Life Iron Man’

    Marvel’s self-styled “genius billionaire playboy philanthropist” is a work of pure fiction… isn’t he? When Stan Lee created the character of Tony Stark and his crime-fighting alter-ego Iron Man in 1963, the character was conceived as a straight-up capitalist – a ludicrous concoction of billionaire industry magnate, ladies man and adventurer. Little did Stan Lee know that just eight years later, a child would be born who would one day embody all the things that Iron Man represented on the page – one who would go on to inform the most popular portrayal of the character.

    yahoo-movies-uk
  • Bobby Brown’s Wife Rushed To Hospital After Bobbi Kristina’s Funeral

    Musician Bobby Brown was faced with more heartache after he lay 22-year-old Bobbi Kristina to rest yesterday, with his wife, Alicia Etheredge, being rushed to hospital after suffering a seizure. According to TMZ reports, mere hours after saying goodbye to his daughter at her funeral, Bobby’s wife, who had given birth to their daughter Bodhi, earlier this month, had to be taken to hospital via ambulance as paramedics rushed to help her. Thankfully, Alicia was able to make a recovery and Bobby is expected to attend Bobbi Kristina’s burial in New Jersey tomorrow.

    stephaniesoteriou
  • Sultan Johor audience with Muhyiddin

    JOHOR BARU: Umno deputy president Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin spent about an hour with the Sultan of Johor Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar at Istana Bukit Serene here today. Muhyiddin arrived in the Sultan's black Audi car at 3.30pm through the palace'

    New Straits Times
  • PAC man says not Speaker’s place to block hearings

    The Speaker of Parliament exceeded his jurisdiction in suspending the Public Accounts Committee’s (PAC) hearings, committee member  Datuk Kamaruddin Jaafar said today. “The Standing Orders are clear. Dewan Rakyat Secretary Datuk Roosme Hamzah, who also doubles as the PAC’s secretary, yesterday issued notices informing committee members to halt further proceedings pending the appointment of a new chairman to replace Datuk Nur Jazlan Mohamed.

    The Malay Mail Online
  • 50 Cent says expenses $108,000 a month; $72,000 for mansion

    HARTFORD, CONN. (AP) -- Rapper 50 Cent says in a Connecticut bankruptcy court filing he spends $108,000 a month on his expenses, including $5,000 for gardening. He has a monthly income of $185,000, mainly from royalties

    Associated Press
  • 'Cyborg' threatens legal action after Ronda Rousey's steroid comments

    A potential fight between UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey and all-world striker Cristiane “Cyborg” Justino has been talked about for years. First, Justino must make Rousey’s bantamweight divisional limit of 135 pounds – something she has yet to manage. According to Justino, however, the battle could first take place in a courtroom before it ever hits the Octagon.

    Cagewriter
  • Adidas defend controversial Man Utd women's shirt

    Manchester United kit maker Adidas has been forced to defend its controversial new shirt designed specifically for female fans of the Premier League club. Adidas unveiled the first United kit of its £750 million ($1.3 billion) deal with the Old Trafford team last week. Nike never did that." Responding to the criticism, Adidas said it took the thoughts of fans into account before producing the kit.

    AFP News
  • Burn your fat with food

    Researchers from the Pennington Biomedical Research Centre in Louisiana have found that spinach helps curb craving and reduce hunger. This is mostly because they have a high thermogenic effect, which enhances thermogenesis, or the energy used by the body after taking in these food items.

    yahooinswitch
  • Former South Korea first lady set for rare North Korea visit

    The widow of late South Korean president Kim Dae-Jung will make a rare trip to North Korea on Wednesday, raising cautious hopes of a thaw in cross-border tensions despite Seoul playing down the trip as a purely personal affair. The visit by Lee Hee-Ho is ostensibly humanitarian in nature, with the 93-year-old planning to tour a children's hospital, a maternity home and an orphanage in Pyongyang. The two have already met once -- when Lee visited to pay her respects following the death of Kim Jong-Un's father and former leader Kim Jong-Il in December 2011.

    AFP News 38 mins ago
  • The NBA's all-time starting five: Philadelphia 76ers

    You’re in your second semester of AP Basketball History, you love really good teams, and you love lists. Turned in routine MVP-level seasons that were impressive for any sized power forward, much less one that was charitably listed at 6-6, often referred to as 6-4, and probably 6-5.

    Ball Don't Lie
  • Jessica Alba’s Honest Company’s Sunscreen Reportedly Leads To Awful Burns

    Bad news then, that a number of customers have been reporting some rather epic failures by The Honest Company’s suncream to protect them and their children from severe sunburn. Most shockingly, as Jessica Alba’s company is largely  concerned with selling products that are useable by children, many of the reported burns victims are youngsters. “The Honest Company is committed to providing safe and effective products, and we take all consumer feedback very seriously.

    natashalbird
  • Navy seeks out ways to squeeze more life out of attack subs

    As it tries to get the most out of its $2.6 billion attack submarines, the U.S. Navy is finding a lot depends on the right paint job. A new painting process that helps keep marine life from fouling the hulls is among dozens of innovations aimed at reducing the maintenance needs for attack submarines, which are coming out of service faster than they can be replaced.

    Associated Press
  • Samsung glamor days over as it fights to save mobile market share

    By Se Young Lee SEOUL (Reuters) - For four years Samsung Electronics Co Ltd has basked in the success of its Galaxy smartphones, making billions of dollars competing with Apple Inc in the premium mobile market. The coming years are set to be more somber for the South Korean tech giant, as it is forced to slash prices and accept lower margins at its mobile division in order to see off competition from rivals including China's Huawei Technologies Co Ltd and Xiaomi Inc in the mid-to-low end of the market. Behind Samsung's reality-check is the fact it is stuck with the same Android operating system used by its low-cost competitors, who are producing increasingly-capable phones of their own.

    Reuters