• Dancer who dropped yellow balloons at Najib event might face intentional insult charges

    Bilqis Hijjas, the daughter of prominent architect Hijjas Kasturi, might face charges under Section 504 of the Penal Code for intentional insult after allegedly dropping Bersih 4 balloons at an upscale shopping mall in Kuala Lumpur today. The 35-year-old dancer/performer was nabbed by the mall's auxiliary police after she allegedly dropped the...

    The Malaysian Insider
  • Kanye rants at VMAs, Miley Cyrus flashes breast

    Taylor Swift won video of the year, Miley Cyrus briefly flashed one of her breasts and Kanye West ranted at the MTV Video Music Awards.

    Associated Press
  • Nishikori falls in first round upset at U.S. Open

    By Steve Keating NEW YORK (Reuters) - Fourth seed Kei Nishikori's hopes of making another magical U.S. Open run came to a quick end on Monday as last year's runner-up fell at the first hurdle, falling 6-4 3-6 4-6 7-6 (6) 6-4 to Frenchman Benoit Paire. The 26-year-old Paire, having collected his maiden ATP Tour title last month in Bastad, brought his good from to Flushing Meadows grinding out a three hour 14 minute victory to get the season's final grand slam off to a shocking start. ...

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  • Thai police award themselves $84K for arrest of bomb suspect

    BANGKOK (AP) — With much fanfare, Thai police had offered an $84,000 reward for tips leading to arrests in the Bangkok bombing. On Monday, they handed out the cash — to themselves.

    Associated Press
  • Malaysia still has hope if Dr M can change his mind, says Ambiga

    KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 30 — Malaysia still has a bright future if men like former leader Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad can change his mind, prominent lawyer and activist Datuk Ambiga Sreenevasan said today....

    The Malay Mail Online
  • China gives little credit, or help, to Nationalist WWII vets

    BEIJING (AP) — Chinese veteran Sun Yibai doesn't have much time for the Communist Party's claim to have led China to victory against Japan in World War II.

    Associated Press
  • Monaco's Martial set for big-money United move

    Monaco forward Anthony Martial has been given permission by France coach Didier Deschamps "to travel to England to sign a contract with Manchester United", the French Football Federation announced on Monday. The 19-year-old striker was given a full international call-up for the first time by Deschamps for France's friendly games against Portugal in Lisbon on Friday and Serbia in Bordeaux on Monday.

    AFP News
  • Stressed-out Hong Kongers seek better life in Taiwan

    Squeezed by soaring rents, cramped living conditions, and unease over their city's political future, increasing numbers of Hong Kongers are leaving to seek a better life in neighbouring Taiwan. The island, which lies a 90-minute flight away, offers lower costs and an abundance of space -- a rarity in Hong Kong, one of the world's most densely populated cities. Carlos Cheung, 28, moved to Taiwan's central Taichung City last year to run a noodle shop there.

    AFP News
  • Last Titanic lunch menu, saved by survivor, going to auction

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Titanic's last lunch menu — saved by a passenger who climbed aboard the so-called "Money Boat" before the ocean liner went down — is going to auction, where it's estimated it will bring $50,000 to $70,000.

    Associated Press
  • Basketball: Kobe, Shaq bury hatchet over legendary feud

    Former Los Angeles Lakers team-mates and one-time bitter rivals Shaquille O'Neal and Kobe Bryant have buried the hatchet in an online podcast released on Monday where both men addressed their long-running feud. O'Neal and Bryant's tense relationship was a staple of NBA debate for years during the Lakers successful period of dominance in the early 2000s, when the team won three championships and lost a fourth. O'Neal eventually moved to the Miami Heat in 2004 while Bryant remained at the Lakers, where he continues to play as his career draws to a close.

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  • Childhood friends found dead in a car

    SHAH ALAM: Two childhood friends were found dead in a car parked infront of a busy restaurant in Section 19 last night (Sun). Shah Alam police chief ACP Shafien Mamat said his men found 25-year-olds, K. Mathiannan and Y.Rao Changkaraanathrao, lifeless.

    New Straits Times
  • GE2015: SDA reveals candidates for Pasir Ris-Punggol GRC

    The Singapore Democratic Alliance (SDA) today unveiled its line-up of candidates for Pasir Ris-Punggol Group Representation Constituency (GRC), half of whom are first-time contenders. Joining the team are SDA chairman Desmond Lim Bak Chuan, 47, a principal engineer, and Chief Media Officer Harminder Pal Singh, 43, the CEO of a personal coaching company.

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  • Chinese journalist 'confesses' to market chaos: state media

    China's main state broadcaster on Monday paraded a financial journalist "confessing" to causing the stock market "great losses" as authorities seek to rein in a rout on the exchanges. Wang Xiaolu, a journalist with the respected business magazine Caijing, was held after writing a story in July saying the securities regulator was studying plans for government funds to exit the market. Beijing has launched interventions on a grand scale to try -- with little success -- to shore up plunging share prices after a debt-fuelled bubble burst in June.

    AFP News
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  • Gold hunters blocked from site of alleged Nazi gold train

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish authorities have blocked off a wooded area near a railroad track after scores of treasure hunters swarmed southwest Poland looking for an alleged Nazi gold train.

    Associated Press
  • Ling Lim: Singaporean Hustling in Silicon Valley

    While Singapore has been slowly (but surely) cultivating its own start-up/technology hub through the likes of “Block 71″, Biopolis and Fusionopolis, Silicon Valley’s tech scene is a lot more mature and developed. S: So tell me about yourself – how did you end up in SF after working in Singapore? L: I graduated from NUS (National University of Singapore) with a bachelors and masters of Architecture, and subsequently worked at an international architecture firm for 2 and a half years.

    Popspoken
  • Earth's Moving Mantle Leads to Earthquakes in Unusual Places

    It has long been a mystery why some earthquakes strike towns in seemingly earthquake-proof regions, but researchers now have a potential explanation for why temblors sometimes rattle where they're not expected. Understanding the underlying source of these quakes could help officials prepare for their associated hazards. Researchers found that intraplate earthquakes — which occur in the middle, instead of at the borders, of tectonic plates — are influenced by convection, or heat-driven movements, of the molten mantle beneath the planet's cold, solid crust.

    LiveScience.com
  • Ex-Philippine president Estrada to attend China WWII parade

    Former Philippine president Joseph Estrada will attend China's huge military parade this week marking Japan's defeat in World War II despite the territorial tensions between Manila and Beijing, his spokesman said on Monday. Manila is the sister city of Beijing and he is going as mayor of Manila," Cagahastian told AFP. Estrada, a former top movie star who was elected president in 1998 but ousted in an uprising in 2001, will leave for China on Monday and return on September 6, he added.

    AFP News
  • Canadians, Pakistani, Nigerian among dead in Saudi fire

    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Three Canadians, a Pakistani and a Nigerian were among those killed in a fire that engulfed parts of a residential compound in Saudi Arabia's oil-rich east, a Saudi official said.

    Associated Press
  • Ancient ships discovered at Sg Batu archaeological site

    ALOR STAR: Archaeologists have unearthed wrecks of ancient ships embedded in the mud of an ancient river which once flowed through the historical site of ‘Kedah Tua’, thousands of years ago. The discovery was made at the Sungai Batu archaeological site which appears to be the oldest civilisation in Southeast Asia. Religious, Siamese Community Affairs, Tourism and Heritage, Public Works Committee chairman Datuk Mohd Rawi Abdul Hamid revealed the discovery to Bernama in a recent interview.

    New Straits Times
  • Girls' Generation's Sunny makes an apology to fan club members

    Girls' Generation's Sunny made an apology for mistaking the name of Girls' ...

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