• Football: Van Gaal turns Man Utd's eyes to Europa League

    Louis van Gaal admitted that Champions League qualification will be "very difficult" after a shock 2-1 defeat at second-bottom Sunderland increased the pressure on the Manchester United manager. A late own goal from goalkeeper David de Gea at the Stadium of Light on Saturday condemned United to a first loss in the league on Wearside for 19 years. It leaves the 20-time English champions six points adrift of the top four with 12 games remaining after a display described by captain Wayne Rooney as "not good enough".

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  • Nasi Kandar, favourites no longer affordable

    GEORGE TOWN, Feb 14 — Nasi kandar, a favourite for those wanting a filling meal at reasonable prices, is increasingly out of reach of the average wage-earner. A lunch plate of RM4.60 last year...

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  • Delta Air Lines is giving its employees a $1.5 billion reward

    REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton Delta Air Lines announced on Friday … Continued The post Delta Air Lines is giving its employees a $1.5 billion reward appeared first on Business Insider.

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  • MH370 never crashed, say Chinese families

    The lack of evidence as well as the ineptitude of the Malaysian authorities indicate Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 ‎never crashed, say the kin of Chinese passengers on board the missing Boeing 777. They said the surface search from March 8, 2014 to April 28, 2014 and underwater search from October 6, 2014 up until now, have not un‎earthed...

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  • Deputy minister admits Putrajaya funds Islamic groups, including Isma

    BANGI, Feb 13 — The federal government has been giving financial support to Islamic groups, which also included controversial Islamist group Ikatan Muslimin Malaysia (Isma), deputy minister Datuk...

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  • Ronaldo hits double in Madrid win, Neville records first win

    Cristiano Ronaldo struck twice as Real Madrid overcame a stiff test from Athletic Bilbao to move within a point of Barcelona at the top of La Liga with a 4-2 win on Saturday. Meanwhile, Gary Neville registered his first La Liga win as Valencia boss at the 10th attempt as they came from behind to beat Espanyol 2-1. Ronaldo's early opener was cancelled out by Javi Eraso before a two-goal burst just before half-time from James Rodriguez and Toni Kroos put Madrid in control.

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  • No Mara loans, so 1,000 might have to drop out of college, study shows

    Close to 1,000 new students in 33 private colleges are now finding it hard to continue their studies as Majlis Amanah Rakyat (Mara) has stopped giving out education loans, a study by the PKR Youth students' bureau shows. The finding has once again highlighted claims that government-linked aid for tertiary education is shrinking this year....

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  • Dr Mahathir, patron of Umno group seeking Najib’s ouster

    Former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has officially become the patron of the Coalition of Branch Chiefs Malaysia (GKCM), a group of Umno branch leaders demanding party president Datuk Seri Najib Razak's resignation. Dr Mahathir's new role in GKCM will see him attending their programmes and coming up with strategies to "save" the Malay...

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  • Roses are red, elbows are blue: Japanese women fight for their Valentines

    Elbowing each other in the stampede to buy Valentine's Day chocolate for the men in their lives, Japanese women brought stores to a standstill Saturday. In Japan, the menfolk do sweet nothing on February 14 while the women do battle in heaving aisles, loading up on confectionery treats for the object of their desire. "My feet hurt, my arms hurt, and my head hurts!" winced Kana Shimizu, clutching two dainty bags of Belgian chocolate that cost more than 10,000 yen ($90) at a plush store in Tokyo's Ginza district.

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  • Elton John: ‘Bieber was hanging by his fingertips’

    Sir Elton John loves Justin Bieber’s latest album Purpose and is thrilled he has got his career back on track.

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  • Farewell to last of Borneo’s Big Three

    KUCHING, Feb 13 — They came back to their alma mater after 10, 20 or 30 years, quickly filling up the school auditorium, to say their last goodbye to their beloved ex-principal. Some sat, many...

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  • Former West Ham midfielder Collison retires, aged 27

    LONDON (Reuters) - Former West Ham United and Wales midfielder Jack Collison has retired, aged 27, because of persistent knee problems. In a message to fans on West Ham's website on Saturday, Collison, who signed for third-tier Peterborough in 2015, said: "It's hard knowing how to start this... "But as of tomorrow when I wake up, I am no longer Jack Collison -- the footballer. As of tomorrow, I am officially retired." Collison was capped 17 times by Wales and made 121 appearances for West Ham. (Reporting by Martyn Herman, editing by Ed Osmond)

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  • Oil prices recover sharply

    Oil markets surged Friday as traders hunted for bargains after a turbulent week, analysts said. Crude futures in New York trading were up more than 10 percent around 1730 GMT, a day after US prices tanked ...

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  • Suarez 'would only return to Liverpool'

    Barcelona striker Luis Suarez would only return to the English Premier League if it was to rejoin former club Liverpool, he revealed in a British newspaper interview published on Saturday. "I'd prefer to stay here (Barcelona) for many more years," he told the Daily Mail. The Uruguayan quickly struck up an understanding with Lionel Messi and Neymar at the Camp Nou and their goals fired Barca to a treble of La Liga, Copa del Rey and Champions League titles in his first season.

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  • 10 things about: Akiko, the deafblind social worker

    GEORGE TOWN, Feb 14 — She is deaf, blind, needs a wheelchair to get around and relies on a ventilator to breathe. Leaving her house to go anywhere means she has to be accompanied by a minimum of...

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  • Russia sends brand new cruise missile ship to Syria: report

    Russia has dispatched a new ship armed with cruise missiles to the Mediterranean, the navy announced Saturday, as reports said it is bound for Syria. The Zelyony Dol, a patrol ship armed with Kalibr cruise missiles that only joined the Black Sea fleet in December, departed for the Mediterranean, the Black Sea fleet said in a statement. RIA-Novosti news agency further quoted a security source in Crimea -- where the Black Sea fleet is based -- saying that the ship is bound for Syria and may take part in Russia's campaign to support the Syrian army.

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  • Alabama woman convicted in girl's running death dies

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama woman convicted of capital murder in the running death of her 9-year-old granddaughter died Friday less than a year into her life-without-parole sentence for the killing.

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  • Not so incy wincy: spider kills snake in Outback duel

    A plucky little spider has once again proved that size doesn't matter by taking on -- and beating -- a much larger venomous snake, in a very Australian telling of the story of David and Goliath. The spindly Daddy Long Legs spider appeared to have come out on top after going head-to-head with a brown snake in rural New South Wales. Farmer Patrick Lees said he was astonished to discover the expired reptile dangling from a web at his outback home in Weethalle, about 400 kilometres (250 miles) west of Sydney, on Saturday.

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  • Susan Sarandon: 'Are my boobs really more important than the Nobel Peace Prize?'

    Susan Sarandon fears her humanitarian efforts are under-reported.

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  • Leicester and Arsenal play pass the pressure

    Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri has scoffed at suggestions that the Premier League leaders are under increased pressure ahead of their trip to title rivals Arsenal on Sunday. Long considered plucky overachievers, Leicester went five points clear after winning 3-1 at Manchester City last weekend and were subsequently installed as title favourites by some British bookmakers. Nobody wake us up please." With City and second-place Tottenham Hotspur guaranteed to take points from each other on Sunday, Ranieri's side have an extra incentive to claim a first win at Arsenal since September 1973.

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