• In Johor, Iskandar Malaysia says property glut nothing surprising

    KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 29 — Iskandar Malaysia, the economic development corridor in southern Johor, says the current property glut in the state only involves certain property segments. Although...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Girl told ‘not beautiful’ crowned Miss Malaysia World 2016

    KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 29 — Tatiana Kumar has been crowned Miss Malaysia World 2016, a feat she dreamt of after being told in school she was not beautiful. “My biggest regret was believing...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Singapore wages war on Zika-bearing mosquitoes

    Singapore officials armed with protective suits and insecticide spray cans went door-to-door Monday to wipe out mosquitoes after the discovery of 41 locally transmitted cases of Zika virus alarmed the city-state. Inspectors from the National Environment Agency visited homes in the suburban district where all the cases -- mostly foreign construction workers -- were reported, to check for potential breeding sites. As neighbouring countries took steps to prevent the spread of the disease from Singapore, officers also carried out insecticide fogging operations in the district.

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  • Women bare breasts for gender equality on GoTopless Day

    HAMPTON, N.H. (AP) — Women around the country are taking off their tops on GoTopless Day, a day that promotes gender equality and women's rights to bare their breasts in public.

    Associated Press
  • Mariah Carey's prostitute sister arrested

    Alison Carey is being held behind bars following the incident.

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  • Wheels up for China's new aero-engine group

    China officially launched a new multi-billion dollar jet engine conglomerate with almost 100,000 employees at the weekend, as Beijing seeks to become an aerospace power and compete with the likes of Rolls Royce and General Electric. The Aero Engine Corporation of China (AECC) has registered capital of 50 billion yuan ($7.5 billion), and previous reports said it would incorporate subsidiaries of a series of state-owned firms, including the Aviation Industrial Corp. of China (AVIC).

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  • Guardiola ready to play on without Aguero

    Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola was relaxed about the possibility of losing star forward Sergio Aguero to suspension after television footage appeared to show him elbowing West Ham United's Winston Reid on Sunday. "I didn't see it," said Guardiola of the incident at Eastlands following a win that left City top of the table on goal difference.

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  • Minister: Cabinet open to reviewing Agong’s role in approving laws

    KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 29 — The Cabinet is open for talks on reviewing the current legal framework to restore the mandatory requirement for the Yang di-Pertuan Agong’s royal assent for new laws, but...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Trump vows to begin deportations immediately if sworn in

    Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump linked illegal immigration and employment Saturday, pledging to start deporting offenders as soon as he is sworn in should he become the White House's next occupant. Trump all the while courted the black vote, claiming that the shooting of basketball star Dwyane Wade's cousin will make African Americans support him, but the move instead triggered a firestorm of criticism. "On Day One, I am going to begin swiftly removing criminal illegal immigrants from this country – including removing the hundreds of thousands of criminal illegal immigrants that have been released into US communities under the Obama-Clinton administration," Trump told supporters in Des Moines, Iowa.

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  • Fiery Beyonce dominates MTV awards

    Beyonce dominated the MTV Video Music Awards as she won a near-record award haul and awed the audience with a fiery dance medley with an unstated political message. The pop superstar won Video of the Year for "Formation," the most controversial work of her career, as she took home eight of the 11 awards for which she was nominated. "Formation," the first single off her intertwined film and album "Lemonade," was shot in New Orleans and inspired by the city's Creole culture, its bounce hip-hop scene and the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

    AFP News
  • Woman killed in crane hook accident remembered for her independent spirit

    GEORGE TOWN, Aug 28 — A year ago, the Chin family moved from their home in Magazine Road here to Klang, Selangor to expand their canteen food business. However, their daughter Chin Khoon Sing,...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Mussels disappearing from New England waters, scientists say

    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — New England is running out of mussels.

    Associated Press
  • Penang developers turn to special schemes and foreign investors as domestic sales plummet

    GEORGE TOWN, Aug 29 — The slump in overall property sales in Penang has led developers to introduce special schemes to stimulate the market. Senior general manager of IJM Land Berhad Datuk Toh...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Malaysian students rally to demand prime minister's arrest

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian student activists led a rally Saturday to demand the arrest of Prime Minister Najib Razak, who has been implicated in a U.S. government probe into massive fraud in a Malaysian investment fund.

    Associated Press
  • Late show helps Mourinho's United join Chelsea on top

    By Ed Dove LONDON (Reuters) - After Chelsea continued their 100 percent start with a 3-0 win over Burnley on Saturday, a last-gasp goal by Marcus Rashford helped Jose Mourinho keep pace with his old club as Manchester United beat Hull City 1-0. Elsewhere, Arsenal and champions Leicester City picked up their first Premier League wins of the season by beating Watford and Swansea City respectively while Tottenham Hotspur came from behind to draw 1-1 at home to Liverpool.

    Reuters
  • Scientists exit Hawaii dome after yearlong Mars simulation

    HILO, Hawaii (AP) — Six scientists have completed a yearlong Mars simulation in Hawaii, where they lived in a dome in near isolation.

    Associated Press
  • Court of Appeal allows Bersih 2.0’s appeal, quashes T-shirt ban

    PUTRAJAYA, Aug 29 — The Court of Appeal today allowed Bersih 2.0's appeal against the High Court's rejection of their lawsuit challenging the Home Minister's ban on Bersih 4 rally T-shirts last...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Couple rescued after searchers spot SOS on remote island

    Two people stranded for a week on a remote Pacific island have been rescued after a search aircraft spotted their SOS message in the sand, the US Coast Guard said Sunday. The couple, who had "limited supplies and no emergency equipment", were found on uninhabited East Fayu island in Micronesia by a US Navy air crew, who discovered them on the beach near the makeshift sign, according to the coast guard statement. "The search and rescue operation for Linus and Sabina Jack has been successfully completed," the US Embassy in Kolonia, Micronesia, posted on its Facebook page.

    AFP News
  • Charlie Sheen's ex-wives 'agree to slash child support payments'

    Denise Richards and Brooke Mueller have reportedly accepted a reduced child support sum from the former Two and a Half Men star.

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  • Addict risks all in deadly Philippine drug war

    Pedicab driver Reyjin dives into a neighbour's house for a quick meth fix, fearful of taking a bullet to the head in Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's brutal war on drugs but unable to quit. More than 2,000 people have died violent deaths since Duterte took office two months ago and immediately implemented his scorched-earth plans to eradicate drugs in society, ordering police to shoot dead traffickers and urging ordinary citizens to kill addicts. Armed police constantly circle in Reyjin's Manila slum community, but he continues to snort the fumes of the highly addictive methamphetamine known as "shabu" that Duterte has warned is destroying the lives of millions of poor Filipinos.

    AFP News