• French train attack hero stabbed in California: officials

    One of three Americans who recently helped thwart a terror attack on a packed train bound for Paris has been stabbed in his home state of California but is expected to survive, authorities said Thursday. A US Air Force spokesman confirmed that 23-year-old Airman Spencer Stone had been stabbed in Sacramento and taken to a local hospital. "We are still trying to get the details." Officer Traci Trapani, a spokeswoman for the Sacramento police department, told AFP that police received a call at 12:46 am about a person who had been stabbed outside a bar in the city's downtown area.

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  • Dr Ling has Kit Siang’s respect for standing up to Najib

    DAP parliamentary leader Lim Kit Siang has doffed his hat at former MCA president Tun Dr Ling Liong Sik for standing his ground in calling for Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak's resignation and daring to face the latter in court. Lim also urged MCA to stand by their former leader. "Ling has my grudging respect for standing his ground...

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  • Pacquiao says in talks with Mayweather and Khan

    Filipino boxing legend Manny Pacquiao is in negotiations with Floyd Mayweather and Amir Khan for what would probably be the final fight of his illustrious career, he said on Thursday. Speaking in Doha, where he is visiting the AIBA World Boxing Championships, Pacquiao told AFP a final decision on who his last opponent will be, would be taken by "November or December". Pacquiao confirmed he is in negotiations with American Mayweather and Briton Khan but said he had no preference over who to fight.

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  • Fenerbahce boss defends treatment of disgruntled Van Persie

    The coach of Turkish football giants Fenerbahce Vitor Pereira on Thursday defended his decision to relegate striker Robin Van Persie to the bench, after indications the Istanbul side's star new signing was far from happy with life at the club. The Netherlands star signed for Fenerbahce in July from Manchester United on a three year deal amid great fanfare and hopes he would help turn the club into a major European force.

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  • Selena Gomez: I went through chemotherapy

    Selena Gomez has disclosed information about the health procedures she underwent while battling lupus, a systemic autoimmune disease.

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  • Rafidah says sad that Malay Rulers forced to intervene on 1MDB

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 8 — Veteran Umno member Tan Sri Rafidah Aziz today expressed sadness that the Conference of Malay Rulers needed to make a rare public statement on an “issue,” an indirect...

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  • Missing Orang Asli children: Another body found

    GUA MUSANG: Police have discovered skeletal remains, believed to be belong to one of the six missing Orang Asli children, in Sungai Perias, Pos Tohoi here this evening. The remains, which resembled that of a child, were found as a search and rescue team were combing the riverbank. The remains were found not far from where the body of another child, eight-year-old Sasa Sobrie, was found yesterday evening.

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  • Klopp to sign as new Liverpool boss - reports

    By Mike Collett LONDON (Reuters) - Former Borussia Dortmund coach Juergen Klopp will sign up as Liverpool's new manager after he lands in Merseyside later on Thursday having agreed terms earlier in the day, English and German media reported. After days of speculation, the charismatic 48-year-old was expected to finally sign his contract as replacement for Brendan Rodgers, who was sacked on Sunday. Klopp, who led Dortmund to two Bundesliga crowns and a Champions League final, is credited with reviving 'Die Schwarzgelben' and moulding them into one of the most exciting brands in world football during his seven years in Westphalia.

  • Malaysia prosecutor clears 1MDB officials on bank report

    The Malaysian attorney general's office said on Thursday it had reviewed the report of a central bank investigation into troubled state fund 1MDB and decided that fund officials had not committed any offence. The statement comes in response to rare intervention in public affairs by Malaysia's royal rulers who called for a quick and transparent investigation into 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), adding pressure on the scandal-hit government of Prime Minister Najib Razak. In July, media reported that investigators looking into 1MDB had identified a payment of nearly $700 million into a bank account under Najib's name.

  • Winnie-the-Pooh illustrator's WWI sketches revealed

    The World War I illustrations of E.H. Shepard, the artist who brought Winnie-the-Pooh to life, go on display for the first time Friday, revealing scenes of devastation that completely contrast with Pooh's idyllic surroundings. Ernest Howard Shepard is the best-known British illustrator of the 20th century thanks to his drawings of Pooh Bear and his chums, including Eeyore, Tigger and Christopher Robin.

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  • Gwyneth Paltrow 'cohabiting with new beau'

    Gwyneth Paltrow and her beau Brad Falchuk are practically living together, according to insiders.

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  • Deutsche Bank warns of pain ahead as it announces massive loss

    Germany's biggest lender Deutsche Bank braced its employees for bonus cuts after it announced its biggest quarterly loss in about a decade and warned that even dividends could be scrapped. The troubled bank has been undergoing a massive shake-up after its co-chief executives Anshu Jain and Juergen Fitschen resigned in June over a tangle of scandals and missed profit targets. In a letter announcing the huge third quarter loss to employees, new co-chief executive John Cryan said the profit warning would "have to be factored in some way into our upcoming decisions on variable compensation for the year".

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  • Russia will soon suffer 'casualties' after Syria intervention: US defence secretary

    US Defence Secretary Ashton Carter said Thursday Russia will soon begin to suffer casualties after dramatically expanding its military support for long-time ally, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. "This will have consequences for Russia itself which is rightly fearful of attacks ... in coming days, the Russians will begin to suffer from casualties," Carter said at a NATO defence ministers meeting in Brussels dominated by the Syrian crisis. The secretary told reporters that Russia was backing the wrong horse in Syria and urged President Vladimir Putin to sign up to the US programme of a future without Assad.

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  • Singapore pressures Indonesia as forest fire footage emerges

    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 belched out thick haze, cloaking Singapore and Malaysia and prompting the cancellation of outdoor events and school closures. The 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.

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  • PDRM management sees new top eight

    KUALA LUMPUR: The Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) witnessed eight new appointments at its top management today.Johor Police Chief Dato’ Rusli Ahmad was promoted as the new Bukit Aman Inspector-General of Police secretariat's Research and Development.Meanwhile, IGP secretariat’s Research and Development Dato’ Shamsiah Mohd Shariff was appointed to Senior Assistant Commissioner of Police secretariat’s Strategic Policy.Bukit Aman Special Branch of E5 chief assistant director Dato’ Yong Lei Choo of has been appointed to Penang Special Branch chief. ...

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  • 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.

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  • Female council officers in viral video commended for calm action despite being called ‘dogs’ (with video)

    GEORGE TOWN: Three female Penang Island City Council (MBPP) enforcement officers have been commended for acting calmly in the discharge of their duty, despite being called ‘dogs’ by two men whose car they had just clamped. The three Penang Island City Council (MBPP) female enforcement officers were threatened by two unidentified men at Lebuh Campbell here yesterday. Video footage of the 11am incident, which has since gone viral, showed the officers being insulted by the duo after their Perodua MyVi, which was parked on a double line by the pavement, was clamped.

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  • Toyota willing to help probe over IS truck fleet

    Toyota Thursday said it was willing to help the United States probe how the Islamic State group has managed to get hold of so many of its notoriously tough trucks. The Japanese manufacturer responded after an ABC News report on Wednesday said counter-terrorism officials at the US Treasury have been in contact with the auto giant over the issue. Fleets of Toyota trucks are a common feature of IS propaganda videos out of Syria, Iraq and Libya -- many converted into fast moving heavy gun platforms known as "technicals".

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  • Malaysia Airlines to trim pilots by seconding them to other airlines

    KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia Airlines Berhad (MAB) is gearing up to trim its number of pilots by embarking on a secondment exercise. Aviation International News (AIN) Online, an aviation industry news portal, reported that the airline was planning to offer 100 to 200 Boeing 737-800 pilots from its narrow-body fleet for secondment next year to interested airlines. If that plan fails to materialise, the airline would then offer its pilots either a two-year leave without pay or a 15-day work month at half salary, said the report.

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  • Malaysian Bar says ‘appalled’ by lawyer’s SOSMA detention

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 8 — Malaysia Bar president Steven Thiru today described as appalling the police’s detention on lawyer Matthias Chang who was representing a former Umno leader being held under an...

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