• British 'hero' dies after Australian hostel stabbing

    A British backpacker hailed as a hero after being stabbed in an attack at an Australian hostel in which a fellow Briton was killed has died of his injuries, police said on Tuesday. Tom Jackson, 30, sustained critical head injuries in the attack in a rural town in the north of Queensland state last Tuesday. Mia Ayliffe-Chung, 21, died from multiple stab wounds while a 46-year-old Australian man suffered non-life threatening wounds.

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  • 500 cows rustled from New Zealand farm in unusual case

    WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — How do you steal 500 cows?

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  • 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...

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  • Mariah Carey's prostitute sister arrested

    Alison Carey is being held behind bars following the incident.

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  • Suddenly unsure on immigration, Trump trying to clear it up

    JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — It's been the driving issue of Donald Trump's campaign. Build a wall along the southern border. Make Mexico pay for it. And expel everyone living in the U.S. illegally with the help of a "deportation force."

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  • Real risk of Zika spread from Singapore, health minister warns

    PUTRAJAYA, Aug 29 — Malaysia must brace itself for the Zika virus, Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam said today following the discovery of 41 confirmed cases in Singapore. The health minister said...

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  • Why Filipinos Ignore Insurance

    In 2014, the Insurance Commission pegged the number of Filipinos who have insurance at 28 Million. Insurance, in general, has been thought of by Filipinos to be an extra cost – and thus do not consider the purchase unless absolutely necessary – such as the Compulsory Third-Party Liability car insurance cover. It raises the question of why Filipinos ignore insurance, especially when it’s a versatile […] The post Why Filipinos Ignore Insurance appeared first on MoneyMax.ph.

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  • New suspected MH370 debris found in Mozambique

    A South African hotelier said Monday he had picked up a piece of aircraft wreckage off the Mozambican coast in the latest possible find of debris from the missing MH370 flight. Mozambique's aviation authorities in Maputo said they had been informed of the discovery, but were yet to receive the item. Australia, which is leading the search for the aircraft which vanished in 2014 with 239 people onboard, has determined that five pieces of debris found in Mozambique, South Africa and Mauritius almost certainly came from the plane.

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  • Man put acid in Australian gay nightclub lube: reports

    A 62-year-old man who allegedly put highly corrosive acid inside a lubricant dispenser at a gay nightclub in Australia has been arrested and charged, reports said on Monday. Hydrochloric acid can cause immediate and severe damage on contact. New South Wales police confirmed a man was arrested and charged.

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  • Hamilton says Alonso retirement is a real possibility

    By Richard Martin BARCELONA (Reuters) - Fernando Alonso's imminent retirement from Formula One is a real possibility, world champion Lewis Hamilton said, adding that he hoped the Spaniard would decide to carry on. Former double champion Alonso produced one of the surprises in Sunday's Belgian Grand Prix by jumping from 22nd on the grid to finish seventh but on the whole has endured another miserable campaign since returning to McLaren. In an interview with Spanish newspaper AS published on Monday, Hamilton called Alonso "one of the best drivers of all time" but admitted his former team mate could quit the sport.

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  • 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...

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  • Here’s the real secret to losing weight and staying thin (Hint: You’re not going to like it)

    A study found that metabolism rates slow more than expected years after weight loss.

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  • Allardyce open to foreign-born England players

    The dwindling English talent pool in the Premier League may leave England's new manager Sam Allardyce with no option but to naturalise overseas-born players, he said on Monday. After naming his squad for England's opening 2018 World Cup qualifier in Slovakia on Sunday, Allardyce revealed he had made an unsuccessful attempt to call up Sevilla's French midfielder Steven N'Zonzi. The move was blocked by FIFA due to N'Zonzi having played for France's under-21 team, but with only around 35 percent of Premier League starters being English, Allardyce wants to keep his options open.

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  • Apple expected to show new iPhone at event next week

    Apple is expected to show off a new iPhone next week when the company holds its fall product launch event in San Francisco. The tech giant announced the date for the Sept. 7 launch by sending out invitations ...

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  • 'Willy Wonka' star Gene Wilder dead at 83

    Gene Wilder, who delighted audiences with his comic turns in "Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory" and Mel Brooks classics including "Blazing Saddles" and "The Producers," died at age 83. "It is with indescribable sadness and blues, but with spiritual gratitude for the life lived, that I announce the passing of husband, parent and universal artist Gene Wilder, at his home in Stamford, Connecticut," Walker-Pearlman said in a statement. "It is almost unbearable for us to contemplate our life without him." Wilder, whose third wife Gilda Radner died of ovarian cancer, was treated for lymphoma in 2000 and had worked only sporadically since.

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  • Anti-whalers enlist fast ship to fight off Japanese

    Marine conservationists announced Tuesday they will for the first time be able to outrun the Japanese whaling fleet in the upcoming annual battle to protect the giant mammals in the icy Southern Ocean. Sea Shepherd Global is adding a fast new vessel to its whale defence campaign in Antarctic waters starting this December. "Disappointed by the lack of action from the international community, Sea Shepherd Global is preparing to return to the Southern Ocean to protect the whales with a new patrol vessel, the Ocean Warrior," it said in a statement.

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  • India's angry Dalits rise against age-old caste prejudices

    The video footage posted on social media by India's self-proclaimed cow saviors was brutal. It showed four bare-chested men tied with ropes to a car, flinching as an angry group of men took turns beating ...

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  • Monthly household income up to RM6,000, Khazanah report says

    KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 29 — Average monthly household income rose from RM5,000 in 2012 to RM6,141 in 2014, the Khazanah Research Institute (KRI) revealed in a report today. The report titled “The...

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  • Bee Bee Carrot Cake: Joseph Schooling’s Favorite Carrot Cake

    Joseph Schooling’s favourite fried carrot cake stall has been swarmed by visitors ever since he made a public trip to it during his victory parade, but does it really taste that good? There is always a long wait for the chai tao kway at Marine Terrace, even before Schooling announced that Bee Bee was his […] The post Bee Bee Carrot Cake: Joseph Schooling’s Favorite Carrot Cake appeared first on SETHLUI.com.

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  • Ghost of Austria's last monarch still looms large

    Even a century after his death, Austria's mutton-chop whiskered emperor Franz Joseph still looms large in the national consciousness -- both as the custodian of imperial glory and the tragic figure responsible for its decline. To commemorate the centenary of his death in November, the City of Vienna is currently showcasing six exhibitions at landmark locations, including the world-famous Schoenbrunn Palace where Franz Joseph was born in 1830. "For Austrians, he's a depoliticised figure which doesn't elicit a longing for the monarchy but rather cultivates a nostalgia of the 'good old days', kept alive by skilful marketing," said one of the exhibitions' curators, historian Karl Vocelka who recently published a biography of Franz Joseph.

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