• Dr Mahathir has not betrayed Umno, says Hishammuddin

    Criticism by former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad against Datuk Seri Najib Razak did not amount to an act of betrayal of Umno, said party vice-president Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein.  "I have tweeted that sometimes, those who make allegations against the prime minister are constantly moving the goalpost and their allegations change...

    The Malaysian Insider
  • Sneezing monkey, 'walking' fish found in Himalayas: WWF

    A monkey that sneezes when it rains and a "walking" fish are among more than 200 species discovered in the ecologically fragile eastern Himalayas in recent years, according to conservation group WWF. WWF has compiled a survey of wildlife discovered by scientists across Bhutan, northeast India, Nepal, northern Myanmar and southern Tibet, in an attempt to raise awareness of the threats facing the sensitive region. The species include what the WWF described as a blue-coloured "walking snakehead fish" which can breathe air, survive on land for four days and slither up to 400 metres (a quarter of a mile) on wet ground.

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  • Before City Harvest, other religious figures who got in trouble over use of funds

    The trial involving six City Harvest Church (CHC) leaders, including founder Kong Hee, came to a close in September after 140 days.

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  • Police raid drug den, find underage girl

    KAJANG: A 16-year-old girl was found in a drug den together with five other men during a police raid at a house in Bandar Tasik Kesuma in Beranang, yesterday. Police had raided the house after following up on a lead over an earlier robbery case in Beranang. "Initial investigation showed that the drugs were obtained from Negri Sembilan and were meant to be sold to customers in Rinching, Semenyih, and Beranang.” All the suspects, including the girl, tested positive for drugs.

    New Straits Times
  • The Latest: Hungary plans to step up fight against quotas

    GENEVA (AP) — The latest developments in the hundreds of thousands of refugees and other migrants passing through Europe on their way west. All times local.

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  • Free Event in Washington DC Area October 13th - 17

    Join us for Than Merrill's, the star of A&E's 'Flip this House', free 2 hour training event in the Washington DC area. Register before seats are gone!

  • Giggs would be managing United now if he retired at 35: Ferguson

    (Reuters) - Ryan Giggs would have succeeded Alex Ferguson as Manchester United manager if the winger had stopped playing at the age of 35 instead of continuing until he was 40, the Scotsman has said. Ferguson, who makes the comments in the documentary 'Sir Alex Ferguson: Secrets of Success', to be screened on BBC One on Oct. 31, also defends David Moyes' ill-fated appointment as his successor. "If Ryan Giggs had retired six, seven years ago ... at, say, 35, quite likely I would have made him my assistant and quite likely he could have moved straight into the job with the experience of being an assistant manager to me as he is doing with Louis van Gaal at the moment," Ferguson says.

  • Samsung Electronics struggles to find fix for smartphone woes

    By Se Young Lee SEOUL (Reuters) - More than a year into the overhaul of its smartphone lineup, Samsung Electronics Co Ltd has yet to find a way to reverse a slide in market share or margins, clouding its growth outlook and fuelling investor impatience. Samsung has tried various fixes for its phone business. While those measures have lifted Samsung from its earnings trough, they have not been enough to regain market share from Apple Inc at the high end and Chinese markers at the lower end, or convince investors that the company is back on track for sustained growth.  "Samsung is at a standstill," said Kim Hyun-su, fund manager for IBK Asset Management.

  • Cate Blanchett: My underwear is embarrassing

    Actress Cate Blanchett gets “overwhelmed” with lingerie, so she’d rather just wear old ratty underwear instead.

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  • 8 Home Designs That Are Easy-To-Clean and Maintain

    Are you an organised person or someone who is seeking for less clutter and less stress in their life? We have the solution for you. Check out our selection of 8 classic homes that are easy to maintain, guaranteed to reduce your stress and cleaning efforts in your everyday life.

  • Kim Kardashian: Pregnancy is the worst experience of my life!

    Kim Kardashian doesn’t understand how people can enjoy pregnancy.

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  • Asian states hail deal on world's largest free trade area

    Asian members of the newly-minted Trans-Pacific Partnership Tuesday hailed the deal to create the world's largest free trade area, with Japan calling it the start of a "new century" for the region. Delegates from 12 Pacific Rim nations finally managed to hammer out an agreement in Atlanta, Georgia on Monday -- five years after the US-led talks first began. Spanning about two-fifths of the global economy, the hard-won deal aims to set the rules for 21st century trade and investment and press non-member China to shape its behaviour in commerce, investment and business regulation to TPP standards.

    AFP News 58 mins ago
  • Syria's skies crowded with multiple air forces

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The skies over Syria are increasingly crowded — and increasingly dangerous. The air forces of multiple countries are on the attack, often at cross purposes in Syria's civil war, sometimes without coordination. And now, it seems, they are at risk of unintended conflict.

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  • China wins long-sought Nobel Prize in one of the sciences

    BEIJING (AP) — For decades, China has yearned for a Nobel Prize in science. Now, a little-known researcher who helped develop a malaria medicine in a secret military project to assist Vietnam in its war against the U.S. has finally won Beijing that honor.

    Associated Press 42 mins ago
  • The Annual Cost of Owning a Car in the Philippines, 2015

    That new car smell really gets the blood going for a lot of people. As amazing as that feeling can be, there are times when you forget to calculate the total costs. There’s not just the cost of a car to consider, you also need to take into account the costs of car insurance, driving […] The post The Annual Cost of Owning a Car in the Philippines, 2015 appeared first on MoneyMax.ph.

  • Klopp emerges as clear favourite for Liverpool job - reports

    (Reuters) - Jurgen Klopp has emerged as the clear front runner for the Anfield hot seat, with Liverpool hoping to appoint the German as a replacement for sacked manager Brendan Rodgers by the end of the week, British media reported. The former Borussia Dortmund coach is favourite to take over from the Northern Irishman, with ex-Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti also in the frame. Klopp is understood to be open to the idea of a move, the reports said, adding that talks between Liverpool and his representatives were progressing well.

  • Student, 21, makes RM30,000 monthly from drug deals

    KUALA TERENGGANU: A 21-year-old student had been living the high life, pocketing around RM30,000 a month thanks to his life of crime as a drug dealer. If convicted, the student faces the death sentence. District police chief Assistant Commissioner Idris Abdul Rafar said the student is believed to be a member of the ‘Mat Duan’ gang, which is active in the drug trade in Kuala Terengganu and Setiu.

    New Straits Times
  • Refused Malaysian passport, UK-based secessionist Doris Jones goes British route

    KOTA KINABALU, Oct 6 — Pouring scorn over Malaysian authorities’ “dirty tactics” in refusing to renew her Malaysian passport, Sabah secession activist Doris Jones said she will simply obtain...

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  • Emma Watson: Ethan Hawke is a joy!

    British star Emma Watson liked bonding with her Regression co-star Ethan Hawke over being child stars.

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  • 1MDB’s Caymans fund never redeemed, says DAP

    Nothing was redeemed from 1Malaysia Development Bhd's (1MDB) investment in the Cayman Islands, DAP alleged today, suggesting that this was why the state investment firm still had not completed an audit for its accounts ending March 2015 for submission to regulators. DAP national publicity chief Tony Pua said 1MDB's March 2015 financial...

    The Malaysian Insider
  • Devastation in Philippine bird paradise

    Patches of tropical rainforest in the southern Philippines harbour some of the world's rarest birds, but nature lovers toting long-lens cameras now share them with people wielding chainsaws, traps and torches. "Back in the 1990s, I'd take them to one area and they would see all the endemics in one day," said local guide Felizardo Goring, referring to species found only in the Philippines. The 183,000-hectare (452,000-acre) forest is a vital habitat for dozens of endangered bird species, including the electric-blue celestial monarch, according to British-based environment group Birdlife International.

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